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Selfie Challenge #8: North to Needwood (OYO event; ignore date)

Rockville Civic Center

Greetings riders! Until conditions are safe for large group rides, we are posting our most popular routes as OYO (on your own) events, with a selfie scavenger hunt twist. Upload pics to score points and also benefit those in need. See full details below. Have fun and be safe! :) SELFIE CHALLENGE OVERVIEW In a nutshell, here's how it works: (1) RSVP for the ride. (Ignore the posted date and time. They're just placeholders. Ride as soon as you want, whenever you choose.) If you don't end up doing the ride, no worries. Just be sure to RSVP so you can follow the fun. (2) Check below for a link to the route on Ride With GPS. The site allows you to download route files (for Garmin units or phone apps) or print hard-copy maps and cue sheets. If you'd rather just plot your own route to the selfie stops, that's fine too. Be creative! (3) Review the photos section of this meetup for samples of the sites/selfies you're "hunting." Some locations are clearly noted, others are more challenging. Point values vary by difficulty. (4) Ride, find, snap, score! As you discover each site during your adventure, take a selfie to prove you were there. Upload the ones you find to the photos section of this event. You'll earn points toward bragging rights and prizes. Importantly, for every point you earn, a donor will contribute $1 (up to $1,000 total) to Manna Food Center to help those facing hardship during the covid-19 pandemic. DETAILS FOR THIS RIDE This scenic 9-mile route is a fan favorite from our previous Tuesday evening ride series. Starting from the parking lot next to Glenview Mansion, the paved, lollipop-shaped route follows bucolic Rock Creek Trail to Lake Needwood, currently bursting with fall color. The return trip includes quiet neighborhood streets. Expect a few mild to moderate hills. If you're craving a longer haul, combine this route with the forthcoming Ride #9 (same start location) for 19 miles total. There are FIVE point-earning selfie locations: Selfie Stop #1: Historic Rockville Cemetery (3 pts) Selfie Stop #2: Rock Creek bridge (3 pts) Selfie Stop #3: Lake Needwood overlook (3 pts) Selfie Stop #4: Carl Street (3 pts) Mystery Selfie: Bear without a care! (5 pts) (Note: The Mystery Selfie site can be found somewhere along the route. Keep your eyes peeled. Please do NOT divulge details if you find it; just quietly post your pic and keep the challenge fun for others. Thanks.) Here's a link to the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33908748 Please note: We've done our best to flesh out the cue sheet to explain tricky turns and other non-intuitive aspects of the ride. But try to avoid prolonged staring at a cue sheet or a moving map while riding. Distracted biking is dangerous. Please keep your head up so you get home safe. Have fun. Score big. We miss you! :) ------------------------ THE FINE PRINT Given the uncertain environment for group cycling events, Bike Rockville (BR) is posting previous routes as part of the 2020 Selfie Challenge. These are "on your own" rides, not official BR events. BR assumes no liability for individual participation. To earn points, a member must RSVP and upload as many of the designated selfies as possible. (One set of selfies per event per member. Non-selfie images will NOT earn points.) Qualified points will be tallied, and the top three point-earners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will receive prizes (TBD) at the conclusion of the Challenge (date TBD). In addition, an anonymous donor will contribute $1 for each qualifying point (up to $1,000 total) to Manna Food Center at the conclusion of the Challenge, or sooner. Lastly, bicycling involves inherent risks and requires that participants be in proper physical condition. When you RSVP "yes" to a Bike Rockville event, that RSVP is your digital signature attesting that you have read, understood, and agreed to the group's Liability Waiver and Release, located here: http://files.meetup.com/13403652/RBAC_Bike_Rockville_Liability_Waiver.pdf

RBAC Monthly Meeting

Rockville City Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D67FY8yFuU8&list=UUcfUJA6KhJVfIXr54S9us3Q The Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee (http://www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?nid=327) (RBAC) holds monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 PM in the Black Eyed Susan Conference Room at City Hall. Are you a bike enthusiast? Are you interested in the bikeways in Rockville? Would you like to see more trails or bike lanes? Would you like to make a difference on how the bikeways are maintained? Then join RBAC (http://www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?nid=327)! The committee has volunteer members, representing a broad range of bicyclist types. Since its creation, the RBAC has held regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year, carried out its mandated tasks, and has become an important and valuable resource to the City on bicycling issues. The active participation of the RBAC is vital to Rockville's continued success in implementing the Bikeway Master Plan Update and in improving conditions for bicycling in the City. Several members of the RBAC worked closely with the City to develop the final recommendations for the 2004 Rockville Bikeway Master Plan Update. This committee provided input on the facility and programmatic improvements that are needed over the next 10 years, commented on the new Rockville Bicycle map, and served as liaisons to the full RBAC and other interested citizens. RBAC's Mission (http://www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?nid=327): The committee's mandate for action includes the following tasks: •Assist in the development of the City's bicycle and pedestrian specific policies, as well as other policies that affect the conditions for bicycling in the City; •Oversee the implementation of the City’s Bikeway Master Plan Update and report progress toward completion to the Mayor and Council; •Review current and proposed CIP projects to ensure bicycle needs are incorporated into design and construction when appropriate; and •Deliver updates on the needs and desires of bicyclists in the community, with recommendations for action to the Mayor and Council.

Selfie Challenges #1 thru #5 (links to past rides)

Online event

This is not an actual event but rather a consolidation of links to the first five rides in our 2020 Selfie Challenge series. It will also serve as the primary forum for comments and updates going forward. Please RSVP here to stay informed or to participate in a previous ride. Although we're allowing rides #1 thru #5 to "sunset," anyone may still complete them at any time. To do so, click one of the event links below. Be sure to read the full description to learn how Bike Rockville's on-your-own Selfie Challenge works and get specific info about a particular route. IMPORTANT: We will no longer be monitoring the previous five rides for new selfies. If you complete any of those past rides going forward, please upload your selfies here (to this event) rather than to the original event's photo album. We want to make sure you get credit for your points! (Selfies for rides #6 and up should still be uploaded to their respective event albums.) Okay, below are the links to rides #1 thru #5. Good luck. Have fun. Stay safe. :) Selfie Challenge #1: Bike Season Kickoff Ride https://www.meetup.com/BikeRockville/events/271267441/ Selfie Challenge #2: The Gelato Loop https://www.meetup.com/BikeRockville/events/271284905/ Selfie Challenge #3: Olde Towne Train Trundle https://www.meetup.com/BikeRockville/events/271303694/ Selfie Challenge #4: Carl Henn Millennium Trail https://www.meetup.com/BikeRockville/events/271577100/ Selfie Challenge #5: C&O Canal Towpath https://www.meetup.com/BikeRockville/events/271745648/

Selfie Challenge #6: Roll to the Donut Hole (OYO event; ignore date)

Greetings riders! Until conditions are safe for large group rides, we are posting our most popular routes as OYO (on your own) events, with a selfie scavenger hunt twist. Upload pics to score points and also benefit those in need. See full details below. Have fun and be safe! :) SELFIE CHALLENGE OVERVIEW In a nutshell, here's how it works: (1) RSVP for the ride. (Ignore the posted date and time. They're just placeholders. Ride as soon as you want, whenever you choose.) If you don't end up doing the ride, no worries. Just be sure to RSVP so you can follow the fun. (2) Check below for a link to the route on Ride With GPS. The site allows you to download route files (for Garmin units or phone apps) or print hard-copy maps and cue sheets. If you'd rather just plot your own route to the selfie stops, that's fine too. Be creative! (3) Review the photos section of this meetup for samples of the sites/selfies you're "hunting." Some locations are clearly noted, others are more challenging. Point values vary by difficulty. (4) Ride, find, snap, score! As you discover each site during your adventure, take a selfie to prove you were there. Upload the ones you find to the photos section of this event. You'll earn points toward bragging rights and prizes. Importantly, for every point you earn, a donor will contribute $1 (up to $1,000 total) to Manna Food Center to help those facing hardship during the covid-19 pandemic. DETAILS FOR THIS RIDE We go back to our Tuesday evening collection for a "sweet" favorite created (and typically led) by Connie. The 9-mile paved route includes hidden cut-throughs, a scenic lake, and a sugar rush near the end. The ride primarily uses bike paths and quiet neighborhood streets with mild to moderate hills. NOTE: Start location is new: Wootton's Mill Park. Also, if you're craving a longer haul, simply combine this route with Ride #7 (same start location) for 17 miles total. There are FIVE point-earning selfie locations: Selfie Stop #1: Friendship Bridge (3 pts) Selfie Stop #2: Lake New Mark (3 pts) Selfie Stop #3: Krispy Kreme Donut Shop (4 pts w/treat; 3 pts w/o) Selfie Stop #4: The Human Sundial (3 pts) Mystery Selfie: Bike around the world! (5 pts) (Note: The Mystery Selfie site can be found somewhere along the route. Keep your eyes peeled. Please do NOT divulge details if you find it; just quietly post your pic and keep the challenge fun for others. Thanks.) Here's a link to the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33485462 Please note: We've done our best to flesh out the cue sheet to explain tricky turns and other non-intuitive aspects of the ride. But try to avoid prolonged staring at a cue sheet or a moving map while riding. Distracted biking is dangerous. Please keep your head up so you get home safe. Have fun. Score big. We miss you! :) ------------------------ THE FINE PRINT Given the uncertain environment for group cycling events, Bike Rockville (BR) is posting previous routes as part of the 2020 Selfie Challenge. These are "on your own" rides, not official BR events. BR assumes no liability for individual participation. To earn points, a member must RSVP and upload as many of the designated selfies as possible. (One set of selfies per event per member. Non-selfie images will NOT earn points.) Qualified points will be tallied, and the top three point-earners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will receive prizes (TBD) at the conclusion of the Challenge (date TBD). In addition, an anonymous donor will contribute $1 for each qualifying point (up to $1,000 total) to Manna Food Center at the conclusion of the Challenge, or sooner. Lastly, bicycling involves inherent risks and requires that participants be in proper physical condition. When you RSVP "yes" to a Bike Rockville event, that RSVP is your digital signature attesting that you have read, understood, and agreed to the group's Liability Waiver and Release, located here: http://files.meetup.com/13403652/RBAC_Bike_Rockville_Liability_Waiver.pdf

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