Join us for our “Newbies Night” for new riders to our group on a route of 15 miles mostly along residential streets, with sights including the Mormon Temple.
Leaving from City Bikes Tenleytown, this social Potomac Pedalers’ ride explores some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in D.C., Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Rock Creek Park. Join us each Thursday evening through September. Come for the ride and then join us afterwards at Angelico’s for pizza (or salad!), beer, and socializing.
Most routes go through neighborhoods with light traffic but all include short connections on roads with heavier traffic. Comfort with road riding is a must. Routes vary each week. We'll update the Meetup listing with the planned ride closer to the date.
Time: Plan to arrive no later than 6:15 pm to sign in and hear announcements. The group rolls promptly at 6:30 pm due to limited daylight. So seriously, show up at 6:15 and not 6:35. At 6:35 we are already riding.
Distance: Route of 10 to 20 miles, depending on available daylight. All routes include rolling and sometimes steep hills.
Level: Most participants have done group rides in the past and have road bikes. Ride leaders maintain a pace of 12-16 miles per hour on flat ground and 8-12 miles per hour on hills (C/CC in Potomac Pedalers’ ride class table). For those at that pace, the ride is no-drop. Some riders go ahead of the ride leader at their own individual paces, which sometimes depend on the strength of their desire for beer and pizza. All riders who stay on the cue sheet route will be swept up by the ride leader who will head for Angelico’s for post ride group dinner.
No go if raining or wet roads. If weather is if-y the day of, we will update the Meetup listing.
Parking: park at the City Bikes parking lot just south (uphill) from the CityBikes store, at the building that used to be the Volvo dealer and now has CityBikes storage. Please don't park right next to the store.
The shop offers the use of their rest room and air pump to those participating in the ride.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.