What we're about

Become a member of the RideWithGPS E-bike Lovers Club. https://ebikelovers.com/2021/03/15/download-our-trails-and-never-get-lost/, support E-bike Lovers, and enjoy the largest and most exclusive repository of curated trails designed for e-bikers in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Ebike Lovers on BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57279844

Want to be an e-bike star? Check out the upcoming documentary: https://ebikedocumentary.com

We're Growing! Become a trip coordinator
Many E-bike Lovers would like us to organize weekly e-biking events. It is a great idea, but we need your help.

Please email gregory_maassen@ebikelovers.com if you are willing to coordinate bike rides. It is easy with our turn-by-turn directions and GPS files. Yes, you can do it.

About
Get on your electric bicycle - E-bike and join others in exploring the DC metropolitan area. We use our electric bicycles between 15-25 miles (sometimes longer) in DC, Virginia, and Maryland. We normally start from Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park, Fletcher's Cove, Haines Point, or another park in the District. We also e-bike outside the District within an hour's drive from DC on longer trails.

Facebook
Join us on Facebook for the latest E-bike news in the region: https://m.facebook.com/EBikeLoversDC

Easy going
This is an easy-going group and we are not training for the Olympics. We use our electric bicycles to bike around 12 mph and enjoy navigating the hillsides with our modern marvels of transport technology. The group is a great way to share your experience with an electric bicycle - E-bike.

Everyone is welcome, including riders on non-assisted bikes.

Plan 2-3 hours for each trip. You can stop at any time and return home. There is no requirement to finish the trip. We organize the trips to have fun, to be outdoors, to get exercise, and meet other wonderful people.

Normally, we will wait at some points of interest to give slower riders an opportunity to catch up. On nice weather days, we plan for lunch halfway through the trip. This is another great opportunity for riders to catch up with the group.

A great opportunity to learn more about E-bikes
Learn more about electric bicycles - E-bikes from those who actually use them daily or weekly. What is their experience? What to avoid when you are in the market for an(other) electric bicycle - E-bike? How to manage batteries? How to integrate your electric bicycle - E-bike with navigation systems? How to secure your electric bicycle - E-bike with locks and register it online? These are just some of the questions you may ask other members while we peddle with electric bicycles - E-bikes.

I have no Electric Bicycle - E-bike. Am I welcome to join this group?
Absolutely. Everyone is welcome, even if you do not ride an electric Bicycle - E-bike.

Weather and cancellation
There is never a bad biking day, there are only bad biking clothes. We plan to bike year-round, also in the winter (but within reason). With the right clothing and protective gear, this can be a great experience.

What you need to know
We always follow traffic rules and stop for stop signs. Safety and fun first.
We will use biking lanes (class I permissible) as much as possible, but will frequently ride on roads with other traffic. You need to feel comfortable doing this.
You join us at your own risk and you are responsible for your own safety.

You cannot sell merchandise or engage in any commercial activity during events and through our online platforms, including MeetUp and Facebook unless this is authorized by EBL. You cannot contact other members to solicit merchandise of any kind using our systems.

See https://ebikelovers.com/code-of-conduct-ebike-lovers/

Future developments
We may organize lectures on electric bicycles - E-bikes with specialists, test rides, and organize day-long biking (out of town) trips once COVID 19 is under control. This will also depend on the size of this group.

Photos
If you post photos on our Meetup page, you give us permission to use them in any EBL-related publications.

Website
www.ebikelovers.com

Costs
Participation is free. If we organize extracurricular activities, we will inform you of any costs involved.

Become a member of the RideWithGPS E-bike Lovers Club. More information about club benefits and using our curated GPS files is available here: https://ebikelovers.com/2021/03/15/download-our-trails-and-never-get-lost/

Questions?
Contact Gregory through the Meetup email system or leave a comment on this page and we will respond quickly.

DISCLAIMER
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER GREGORY MAASSEN, TRIP COORDINATORS, THEIR AFFILIATES, FAMILY AND FORMER AND CURRENT EMPLOYERS NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING E-BIKE LOVERS GUIDES, OUR MEETUP EVENTS, AND THE GPS E-TRAILS IS LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF A USER’S ACCESS TO, OR USE OF THE E-BIKE LOVERS GUIDES, OUR MEETUP EVENTS, AND THE GPS E-TRAILS.

See for the full disclaimer: https://ebikelovers.com/disclaimer

Upcoming events (4)

Annual DC Dutch Bike Ride - DC Netherlands Association + E-bike Lovers

Go Dutch on your e-bike or regular bicycle with E-Bike Lovers and DC Dutch, the Netherlands Association in Washington DC. Be prepared for Dutch cookies, snacks, great Dutch culture, and a pleasant ride in the heart of DC.

Download the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37760808

Ride With GPS for E-Bike Lovers
Membership of the Ride With GPS E-bike Lovers club is now for free as www.ebikelovers.com generates sufficient income from ads to cover the costs.

Here is the link to activate your free membership:
https://ridewithgps.com/auto_approve/Club/6746/Zwa5jhttF5mJrFbN

More information about using GPS files: https://ebikelovers.com/2021/03/15/download-our-trails-and-never-get-lost/

More information about e-bike ranges:
https://ebikelovers.com/2020/12/31/e-bike-longer-and-happier-15-smart-strategies-to-reduce-your-e-bike-range-anxiety/

Orange is our national color. You are invited to wear orange attire and decorate your bicycle. So, don't forget to wear something orange (the color of the Dutch) so we can recognize each other!

Note the different starting time from regular E-bike Lovers' rides: We start at 1:30 - 2 PM!

Video of last year's ride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAlUAEQ5SsM&t=20s

This is a special event. The suggested donation is $10 p.p. All proceeds go to the Dutch Association's programming. We will have a donation box at the picnic.

The ride will be around 20 miles in flat terrain. All types of bikes are welcome. Families are encouraged to participate.

You don't need to be Dutch or speak the language to be part of this historic event.

All are welcome. Even if you don't like raw herring, wear wooden shoes, or live in a windmill, the Dutch welcome your participation.

Bring your food and drinks to the picnic. We will bring Dutch treats and lots of Dutch cycling love.

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Welcome to our annual DC Dutch / E-bike Lovers self-guided bike ride in Washington DC.

This tour is for young and old. Families, friends, and neighbors are all welcome. You will bike at your own pace, and it is all about enjoying the scenery and being outside.

Please plan to start the tour between 1:30-2 pm on Sunday, October 2th, at the Anacostia park DC/roller skating pavilion. There is plenty of parking.

At the halfway point (Hains point), DC Dutch will provide dutch snacks. You can even bring your picnic and take a more extended break.

Various monuments can be seen during this route (The Capitol, the municipal Fish Market, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Nationals ballpark stadium, Titanic memorial, the new Frederick Douglas bridge, etc.).

You need your bike (regular or E-bike) and helmet (required). You can rent a bike or use Capital bikeshare (check closest to the starting point).

Bring a fully charged cell phone to follow the route. You can also print out the bike route. We will have advanced bikers who are familiar with the app and can assist you at the start of the tour, or you can follow one of the other bikers.

Also, bring something to drink (water) and snack/food for a picnic (optional) during the tour.

Don't forget to wear something orange (the color of the Dutch) so we can recognize each other!

If you have bike trouble during the ride, there will be a “bezemwagen”/ Sweep.

DCDutch and E-bike lovers are excited to coordinate this annual event for you. Rain or shine!

DISCLAIMER
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER DCDutch, GREGORY MAASSEN, NATHAN MERRIS, TRIP COORDINATORS, THEIR AFFILIATES, FAMILY AND FORMER AND CURRENT EMPLOYERS NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING E-BIKE LOVERS GUIDES, OUR MEETUP EVENTS, AND THE GPS E-TRAILS IS LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF A USER’S ACCESS TO, OR USE OF THE E-BIKE LOVERS GUIDES, OUR MEETUP EVENTS, AND THE GPS E-TRAILS.

See for the full disclaimer: https://ebikelovers.com/disclaimer

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2022 Annual DC Bike Party Halloween Bikeride

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Get weird. Get spooky. The annual Halloween Ride on a Friday! We look forward to seeing your best costumes! 10/14/2022.

THIS RIDE IS IN 2022.

Dupont Circle. Wheels up @ 8:00pm. Click going, and we will post details about the route and afterparty soon :)

Safety Note: We will be following current COVID-19 CDC Guidelines for safety. If you are vaccinated, masks are optional. If you are not vaccinated, we expect that you will wear a mask. You are responsible for yourself but….. You really should get a Covid vaccine already. Remember that many of us have kids, nieces, nephews, and loved ones who are immunocompromised. Please do it for them! https://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/get-vaccinated
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FAQs:

What is DC Bike Party?
DC Bike Party is a celebration of the bicycle and Washington DC bicycle community, run 100% by volunteers for the last 9 years! More here: http://dcbikeparty.com/the-dcbp-manifesto/

Do I need a helmet?
That’s probably wise. But you do you.

Do I need spandex?
No.

What’s the distance/time?
It’s a comfortable “party pace” ride. We will go around 10 miles in 2 hours (including a mid point party). And then the after party.
Where will we go?

Stay behind the volunteers at the front (wearing neon yellow shirts). They know where to go.

Can I ride on the sidewalk?
If you want to be a jerk.

Are there any other rules?
Don’t be a jerk. Don’t litter. Also, Have fun!

Should I invite my friends?
Do it! And/or make new friends at Bike Party! Thanks for reading all of this. See you soon!

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E-biking near the majestic hills of Middleburg

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E-bike Lovers will be near Middleburg's magnificent hills on 22 miles of breathtaking historic gravel roads and rustic country roads past numerous estates and horse farms. This route is also part of The Hallowed Grounds route through Virginia designated in memory of the Civil war battles that took place in Northern Virginia in the 1860s.

Here is the link to the ride description with the historical points of interest along the way: http://aurigafarm.com/documents/bike-ride-Rokeby-Road.html

The RIDE WITH GPS the route can be downloaded to your Garmin device or your Ride With GPS phone app: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37656500

Our regional representative Flora will guide EBLs through the stunningly beautiful Loudoun and Fauquier County premier foxhunting countryside (all paved roads with 4 miles of gentle gravel roads in Loudoun County) beginning and ending at her farm in Unison.

The route goes through the west end of Upperville at the 13-mile mark where there will be restroom facilities available. A map and a tour booklet of the notable sights and estates along the way will be uploaded for pre-ride reading, as well as printed and handed out at the start of the ride.

Flora wants you to know that we will have a nice big handicapped porta-potty at the ride parking, and we will have lunch for everyone when we get back. We plan to get Costco veggie wraps, chicken salad, rolls, cheese and crackers, and iced tea. Plus a dessert - hopefully, pumpkin pie! Will see what Costco has in stock on Friday!

She asks people to bring a lawn chair for themselves. Flora has a table and two canopy tents.

Parking will be next to the driveway entrance in the fields on both sides. There is plenty of room for everyone. Fields are mowed.

She received the gracious permission of the Southern States Feed store in Upperville to use their bathroom if anyone needs it. That would be at about the 14-mile point.

The roads will be all paved except for 5 miles.

Starting/ending address is 34582 Bloomfield Road, Round Hill, VA 20141.

Parking is in the field next to the driveway entrance.

The group stops a few times for slower riders to catch up.

We follow COVID 19 social distancing guidelines.

Our bikes will always be in our sight. No additional locks are required to keep your bike safe on this trip.

For the E-bike Lovers group to be successful, we need to grow our membership carefully. Please feel free to invite other E-bike lovers, spread the word, and let's have fun.

As usual, non-assisted bikers are most welcome.

DISCLAIMER
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER FLORA, GREGORY MAASSEN, TRIP COORDINATORS, THEIR AFFILIATES, FAMILY AND FORMER AND CURRENT EMPLOYERS NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING E-BIKE LOVERS GUIDES, OUR MEETUP EVENTS, AND THE GPS E-TRAILS IS LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF A USER’S ACCESS TO, OR USE OF THE E-BIKE LOVERS GUIDES, OUR MEETUP EVENTS, AND THE GPS E-TRAILS.

See for the full disclaimer: https://ebikelovers.com/disclaimer

Annual DC Downtown X-Mas E-Bike Ride with E-bike Lovers

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Join us for a short and pleasant e-bike ride in and around the center of Washington DC. This is an ideal ride that can be easily combined with other X-mas activities.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37760808

The total tour distance is 20 miles but you can cut it short if needed. 94% of the ride is on paved bike paths and flat terrain.

At the halfway point (Hains point), we will provide snacks, hot tea, and cider. You can even bring your own picnic.

Various monuments can be seen during this route (the Capitol, the municipal Fish Market, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Nationals ballpark stadium, the Titanic memorial, and the new Frederick Douglas bridge).

DISCLAIMER
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER GREGORY MAASSEN, TRIP COORDINATORS, THEIR AFFILIATES, FAMILY AND FORMER AND CURRENT EMPLOYERS NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING E-BIKE LOVERS GUIDES, OUR MEETUP EVENTS, AND THE GPS E-TRAILS IS LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF A USER’S ACCESS TO, OR USE OF THE E-BIKE LOVERS GUIDES, OUR MEETUP EVENTS, AND THE GPS E-TRAILS.

See for the full disclaimer: https://ebikelovers.com/disclaimer

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