Advanced Level : Night Ride
The Capital Wheel
This ride is by Organizer selection. What does that mean? It is an Advanced Ride since it is at night and an important consideration is that I need to know beforehand how you ride with the group. So if you haven't ridden with us a number of times you won't be selected to do this ride.
Just add yourself to the waiting list for consideration.
Arrive at 7:00pm
Rolling no later than 7:30pm
Sunset is at 8:38pm.
It is a Full Moon also.
Time to get a night ride under our belts with a nice new night recon ride.
Let's ride our bikes to the latest and greatest attraction found right at the National Harbor... The Capital Wheel. It is open until 10pm so we can catch a ride once the sun goes down. We will leave from Shirlington and take my "Halloween" route down into Old Town Alexandria and across the Wilson Bridge to National Harbor. To ride the National Wheel will be $15 per person.
NOTE: The National Wheel isn't open yet but is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend.
You must have a headlight that is at least 150 lumen. You must also have at least one red tail light (more would be helpful, like an additional one on the back of your helmet). No 150 lumen headlight, no ride, no exceptions. Any other lights on your bike are a welcome addition.
The Map Files (right click, save link as):
The Route (Google Maps):
GOOGLE MAPS ROUTE
The Meeting Spot:
4200 Campbell Avenue,
The Ride After The Ride:
Maybe a quick drink in Shirlington when the ride is over.
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.
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.