Leaving from CityBikes Tenleytown, this Potomac Pedalers’ ride explores some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in D.C., Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Rock Creek Park. Join us each Thursday through September.
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. Ride leaders will choose one route from the club’s collection of classic routes, then meet afterward at Angelico’s for pizza, beer, salad and socializing.
Where: CityBikes Tenleytown, 4810 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016. NOTE NEW START LOCATION FOR 2018.
When: Each Thursday until the end of September.
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 SOME STEEP HILLS.
Level: Most participants have done group rides in the past and have road bikes. The pace is 12-16 miles per hour on flat ground and 8-12 miles per hour on hills.
No go if raining or wet roads. The Meetup event page will be updated that day if the weather is if-y.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.