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Multilevel : Paul's Ride for Life

  • Apr 26, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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Multilevel: Paul's Ride for Life
http://paulsrideforlife.org/ride-info

Please include your intended ride distance in your RSVP.

Registration is now open !!
(click link below to register)

http://paulsrideforlife.org/register


The Ride

This is a ride from the Reston Town Center heading west, all on the W&OD Trail.  The event has ride options of 10, 20, or 52 miles which should be able to accommodate the most casual of riders. The rides are out and back, but the event's website does not list the turnaround points. Reston Town Center is between mile markers 18 and 18.5 on the trail.  For half distance landmarks, five miles out would put you in Sterling at about Church St.  Ten miles out would put you in Ashburn just past Ashburn Rd.  26 miles out puts you at the trail's end in Purcellville.

52 mile ride:

Here's where the fun starts... if you are going to do the 52 mile ride it is expected that you are a high medium or low advanced rider (see descriptions below ~ around 15 to 16 mph). The expected rest stops will be 10 miles out (Trailside Park) and then 26 miles out (Purcellville) which is your turn around point. You will stop again on the way back at mile 42 (Trailside Park) and then finish up when you get back to Reston Town Center (52 miles at between mile markers 18 and 18.5).

10 or 20 mile ride:

If you're going to do the 10 or 20 mile ride it will go something like this. We all will stop at the first rest stop (5 miles out) to regroup and bid farewell to the 10 mile riders since this is their turn around point. I will figure out before leaving Reston Town Center who is going to do the 10 mile ride and make sure you all know how to get back to the Reston Town Center after the turn around point. The 20 mile riders will continue on to the next rest stop which is OUR turn around point. Depending on how we all feel we may or may not stop on the way back at the first rest stop again ... I'll let the group decide.

After the ride, and if we got the timing right... the 20 milers will meet up with the 52 milers to hang out, catch up, and maybe have a beverage or two.  At 1:00 there are closing ceremonies and an auction of a bike benefiting the Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC).

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The Meeting Spot

We will meet right in front of the fountains located next to the pavilion at the Reston Town Center.

Dino will be leading the 50 + 2 mile riders. They will meet at the fountain at 7:00 am with an anticipated departure time of 7:15 am (must leave before 7:30 am).

Gary will be leading the 10 and 20 mile riders.  We will meet at the fountain at 8:30 am with an anticipated departure time of 8:45 am (must leave before 9:00 am).

The registration tables are directly across from the fountain so I'm anticipating that riders will show up at 7:00 am or 8:30 am (respectively) with their bikes and stuff.... walk to the pavilion and get their registration packets.... use the restroom or whatever else needs to happen... we will basically be ready around 7:15 am or 8:45 am (respectively) where we will discuss the rules of the ride and other stuff and we will be rolling out promptly after that.

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Ride Level Chart

A note about our ride levels. We try to accommodate all levels of cyclists with different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best.

Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle).

Beginner Level : If you can easily ride your bike for 10 miles (distance) with some minor hills at a comfortable pace (10+ to 12+ mph).

Medium Level : If you can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace (13 to 15+ mph)

Advanced Level : If you can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations.

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The Fine Print

An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6.2 " found HERE (http://www.meetup.com/terms/) and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found HERE (http://files.meetup.com/1557670/NOVA-CBG_WAIVER.pdf).

Remember that helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day.

Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. This is when we check to make sure you have all the required equipment and the last chance for you to make sure your bike is ready for the ride. We will also talk through the route for the day and review basic safety instruction for group riding as well as other important topics. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation, you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, so please be on time as there will be NO exceptions.  Please also keep in mind the group's cancellation policy when you RSVP.

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  • Anthony

    It was a great event and a fun ride! So glad I went. Thanks for organizing. :)

    April 27, 2014

  • tawana

    Great ride! My embarrassing moment on the ride...Heard someone call out... hey old fart at rest stop ( remembered gary saying he was wearing old fart Jersey) so I turned around and asked anybody here named Gary and everybody looked at me crazy. Next time gary. I will meet you...my riding buddy was on a time schedule, so couldn't meet you for lunch....

    April 27, 2014

  • Jo S.

    Seik

    April 27, 2014

  • Jo S.

    Even tho my name isn't here, I had a great ride! Thanks to all who organized it.

    April 27, 2014

  • Jo S.

    Even tho my name isn't here, I had a great ride! Thanks to all who organized it.

    April 27, 2014

  • Heather P.

    Hi all! I'm still not feeling well so I'm bowing out of the ride. :-( Have fun!

    April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Poor you! Feel better Heather. We missed you.

      1 · April 26, 2014

    • Bill

      Feel better heather

      April 26, 2014

  • Marni

    Well this is embarrassing! I stayed out way too late last night and, um, just woke up 20 minutes ago. Guess I won't be doing this ride today after all. :\

    April 26, 2014

    • Gary W.

      I love this post... it is my biggest fear that this will happen to me. We missed you !!

      April 26, 2014

    • Bill

      What were you doing out so late? Lol

      April 26, 2014

  • Chris W.

    What a perfect day...Butt soreness and all! Total of 102 for me!

    2 · April 26, 2014

  • Martin c.

    I will be heading out with Gary's group at 8:30. I might try to stretch in a few more miles.

    April 25, 2014

    • Martin c.

      That just occurred to me. Beware the vacuum sound, We might cross paths and I might tag along for awhile.

      April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No way I was gonna let you suck off my wheel like a parasite. ;) Hope you had a good ride.

      April 26, 2014

  • ChrisR

    I rode alone the entire way, but added the full Arlington Loop and Hamilton detour hills to get my April century in.

    1 · April 26, 2014

    • Gary W.

      But you didn't eat alone :) Great seeing ya at lunch Chris !

      April 26, 2014

    • Bill H.

      Great to connect, Chris

      April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride today. Thanks Dino and Jorge for setting the pace.

    April 26, 2014

  • Ann C.

    Enjoyed riding with the 20 milers. It was a beautiful day for riding and great group to ride with. Also, enjoyed the ride after the ride

    April 26, 2014

  • Gary W.

    Great riding with the 20 milers, what a fun day out in the sun ... great having lunch with everyone afterwards including the 52 milers Chris R., Dino, Jorge, and Ed.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Paris

    Great seeing everyone. It was a beautiful day.

    2 · April 26, 2014

  • Ron L.

    Thanks Gary! Good to get out and stretch the legs

    2 · April 26, 2014

  • Louis

    Good ride today. Well organized as usual and a good cause to boot! See y'all again soon!

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The registration is in front of the bike lane. Is the meetup point still in front of the fountain?

    April 26, 2014

  • Ron L.

    I'm rolling with Gary's gang

    April 25, 2014

  • tawana

    Gary,

    I am registered.. I will be doing 20 miles but plan to start rolling early.... How can I identify you? I would like to come say, Hi to the group....

    April 23, 2014

    • Bill

      One you meet Gary, you will never forget this man!

      April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      But you'll rue the day and wish you could forget. ;)

      April 25, 2014

  • Dino

    Just a reminder for the 52 milers. When you arrive at Reston, go straight to the Registration table to sign in and get your packets ( put stuff back to your car if you need to) BEFORE going to the fountain area to meet with the group. We will roll out as scheduled. See you all Saturday.

    April 24, 2014

    • Jorge

      How much stuff are they giving us?

      April 24, 2014

    • Gary W.

      t-shirts and usually a bag o'swag

      April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be leading a merry band of cyclists out to Reston from Arlington so I will not be the point of contact at the fountain. Dino will be your host du jour.

    April 23, 2014

    • Dino

      Is this another one of your plots on taking on me and my divas?

      1 · April 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Bwaaaaahaaaaahaaaaa, you know it Dino!!!

      April 24, 2014

  • Gary W.

    Confirmed with Dino, he will be the Point of Contact for the 52 milers at the beginning of the ride at the water fountain. As always it is just to make sure everyone gets settled and oriented and can ride with folks that might pace like themselves.

    April 23, 2014

  • Gary W.

    Yay, Trish is back on the bike !!

    1 · April 23, 2014

  • Demetris

    I'm not signed up for this event, but plan on doing a round trip on the W&OD. I may see ya'll in Purcellville.

    April 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm considering riding from Arlington to Reston prior to doing the 52 miler if anyone wants to join me. It will be an early start though (5:30-5:45ish) so it's not for the faint of heart.

    April 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Karen will have to forego her coffee, so she will be even grumpier than normal.

      1 · April 16, 2014

    • ChrisR

      I expect I'll see you on the trail.

      April 21, 2014

  • Carl

    Doing 20 miles and happy to assist with leadership, but can't stay for the ride after. Gotta be in Baltimore early afternoon.

    April 15, 2014

  • Bill H.

    Registered for the 20

    April 15, 2014

  • Ann C.

    i registered for the 20 mile ride as I am not quite ready for the 52 miles

    April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have my son this weekend unfortunately I can't ride, but I'm looking forward to the next one.

    April 9, 2014

  • Scott R.

    I'm registered for the 52 miles. I'm looking for others to ride with. I do 20-22 mph at Hains Point.

    March 24, 2014

    • Randi

      Yes, after one nice day on the W&OD, I have already witnessed cyclists barreling down the trail amidst children, old folks and dogs at 25mph +. Hopefully, the good guys and gals will prevail before some innocent gets maimed or killed.

      March 24, 2014

    • Gary W.

      It's all good, I'm sure everyone will hit their stride as the season gets going :)

      March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just registered. 20 miles.

    March 24, 2014

  • Ron L.

    Just registered

    December 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    December 12, 2013

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