Join your Bike Me DC! friends Tuesday nights for Freshbike's legendary group ride through Arlington County (http://www.freshbikescycling.com/articles/rides-events-freshbikes-cycling-pg37.htm#arlington).
The ride starts at 7:00 PM from Mosiac Park (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mosaic+Parkfirstname.lastname@example.org,-77.107435,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7b4214966a557:0x6ed3b68df3eacaa6?hl=en) in Arlington, VA, and ends at the Freshbikes shop which is adjacent to the park (see map above).
Type: Fast training ride over rolling hills, but all are welcome.
Distance: 16.3 miles and about 1200 foot of climbing.
Pace: Whatever you can do. Some riders exceed 18 mph.
Terrain: Rolling hills.
Course: On road through north Arlington. The special thing about this ride is that the organizers have arranged for a Police escort to get the pack through Ballston during evening rush. The first part of the ride (with the escort) tends to be slower, so we don't over-run the escort.
Start Pedaling Time: 7:00 PM
What to Bring:
Helmet - Mandatory!
Liquids - And plenty of them!
Money - Cash or credit card for food or emergency)
Bicycle Emergency Repair Kit - (cash, mini tool, inner tube, CO2 cartridge or hand pump, etc.)
Bike lock - suggested for the after-ride
Other Things to Keep in Mind
- Although this ride is sponsored by Freshbikes (http://www.freshbikescycling.com/) it is being advertised via Bike Me DC! for our members' convenience. Bike Me DC! members participating in this event are expected to read, understand, and follow all policies and rules specified by Freshbikes which can be found at: http://www.freshbikescycling.com/articles/rides-events-freshbikes-cycling-pg37.htm
The ride is no-drop, so while you may get left behind by the faster riders, we'll make sure you clear the course. Map and cue sheet is available at:
After the ride The first Tuesday of each month, Freshbikes hosts a dinner catered by Baja Fresh. Other weeks, members typically go out somewhere in the Ballston / Courthouse area for a post-ride libation and dinner. Location varies and is determined by those who show up.