• [RSVP OPEN] Introductory / Beginner Level: CBG Cupcake Crawl (Bunny Edition)

    The Easter Bunny stopped visiting this big kid a while ago so I have to go out and fend for myself now. If that darn Bunny ignores you too, come join me !! ******************* The Ride: Summary ******************* * NAME: CBG Cupcake Crawl (Bunny Edition) * ARRIVAL: 3:00pm * THE SPEECH: 3:15pm * ROLLING: 3:30pm * START LOCATION: Boat House At Fletcher's Cove * GPS DIRECTIONS: http://goo.gl/maps/JWZ6 * PARKING INFO: http://goo.gl/5Ldshd * LEVEL: Introductory & Beginner Level * DISTANCE: 12 miles * PACE: 10 mph * TERRAIN: Flat trail, incline out, downhill back. * ROUTE: TBD * ADDITIONAL INFO: (a) Bring a Bike Lock ***************** The Ride : Detail ***************** For your sweet-tooth riding pleasure NoVA CBG presents The CBG Cupcake Crawl (Bunny Edition). Please join us for a nice Easter Day dessert ride. We will ride our bikes up to Bethesda and wait in line at the Georgetown Cupcake shop (I am NOT "pre-ordering" any cupcakes). See the link for the cupcake menu below. Note the "Everyday Classics" section. Note the "Daily Specials: Sunday" section. Note the "Monthly Seasonals: April" section. https://www.georgetowncupcake.com/menu.html For those with a special palate Gluten-Free Strawberry Lava Fudge and a Vegan Apple Cinnamon option is what's available. With cupcake names like Easter Egg Hunt Chocolate; Chocolate Caramel Easter Bunny; Cherry Blossom; Vanilla Confetti Bunny Face how can we go wrong!! The ride begins at the boathouse at Fletcher's Cove. From Fletcher's, we’ll take the Capital Crescent Trail to Bethesda, MD (approx. 6 miles). There ride is smooth, flat, and tree-lined. If you are truly an introductory rider, but you don't want a cupcake, come anyways, the distance for the round-trip ride is about 12 miles. Going northbound on the Capital Crescent Trail has a slight incline and is tree lined and very picturesque. Coming home is downhill so we have that to look forward to. Please Remember to bring a bike lock !! ***************** The Meeting Spot: ***************** Boat House At Fletcher's Cove 4940 Canal Road · Washington, DC http://www.fletcherscove.com/ GPS: http://goo.gl/maps/JWZ6 Parking: http://goo.gl/5Ldshd If you're driving to this meetup location I'm warning you right now .. give yourself enough time to find (and get down into) this location or you will miss the ride. ***************** The Ride after the Ride: ***************** None *************** Ride Level Chart *************** NoVA CBG tries to accommodate all levels of cyclists by offering different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle). * Beginner Level : You can easily ride your bike for 10 miles with some minor hills at a comfortable pace of 10+ to 12+ mph. * Medium Level : You can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace of 13 to 15+ mph. * Advanced Level : You can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations. ************* The Fine Print: ************* An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6. Release " found at https://www.meetup.com/terms/ and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/. Helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day. Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, there will be NO exceptions.

  • Gary Out Of Town (22nd - 29th): Organizer Ride Opportunity

    ******************* The Ride: Summary ******************* * NAME: * ARRIVAL: * THE SPEECH: * ROLLING: * START LOCATION: * GPS DIRECTIONS: * PARKING INFO: * LEVEL: * DISTANCE: * PACE: * TERRAIN: * ROUTE: * ADDITIONAL INFO: (a) (b) ***************** The Ride : Detail ***************** For your pleasure NoVA CBG presents .... ***************** The Meeting Spot: ***************** NAME: GPS: PARKING: ***************** The Ride after the Ride: ***************** TBD *************** Ride Level Chart *************** NoVA CBG tries to accommodate all levels of cyclists by offering different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle). * Beginner Level : You can easily ride your bike for 10 miles with some minor hills at a comfortable pace of 10+ to 12+ mph. * Medium Level : You can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace of 13 to 15+ mph. * Advanced Level : You can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations. ************* The Fine Print: ************* An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6. Release " found at https://www.meetup.com/terms/ and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/. Helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day. Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, there will be NO exceptions 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  • [PLEASE STAND BY] Advanced Level: The HOLLEYW&OD Ride of Fame (24)

    Do you fancy yourself a bicycling superstar or at least a single-speed dynamo who has a good shot at getting into Sundance? Then stuff that celebrity ego into a jersey, slather on some chamois cream and join me for a spirited ride on the W&OD Trail where we can be fabulous together. ****************************** The Audition (Summary): ****************************** "IS THIS WHERE I READ FOR THE PART?" *9:30am: Arrival at the Shirlington Library ---- "WHAT IS MY MOTIVATION?" *Ride the W&OD Trail for 30 miles @ 17+ mph ---- "HERE ARE YOUR LINES" *9:45am: The Speech ---- "AAAAAAAND ACTION !!" *10:00am: Rolling ****************************** The Script and Story-line (The Ride): ****************************** * NO personal assistants allowed on this ride (a.k.a. This is a no-sweep ride). * All the rides are on the W&OD trail (out and back). * The early "episodes" of the season will be 30 miles each. * As the season progresses (and the stars demand more money) the mileage will increase. * This is a solid workout and growth ride for those who think they can ride an advanced pace. * If you feel you can ride 15mph for 30miles I encourage you to give this ride a try. * If you sign up for this ride you must know how to take care of yourself and your bicycle. * You must have a spare tube and the appropriate bike maintenance and tire changing tools (tire levers, pump, etc.) and you know how to change a tube. * You will have Uber money and be able to get yourself home if necessary. * If you actually want to be a bike mechanic (not just play one on TV) and learn how to change a tube/tire for future rides our Executive Producer, Gary, hosts tire-changing classes the third Tuesday of every month nearly year-round, check one out. * I will be signing autographs and handing out my agent's phone number at the beginning of each ride. If you are separated from the group for any reason and do not make it back to Shirlington within a reasonable time-frame, please send me a text, voicemail or insert a comment to this ride that you are okay. I am a compassionate director and want to make sure everyone makes it back to their trailers safely. * Let's remember who has top billing ... though my ego looms large it is fragile, therefore, you will not pass the ride leader. I want to maintain this as a group ride as much as possible. ****************************** First Commercial Break: ****************************** On the way out at 11.5 miles we will stop at: Whole Foods 143 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180 W&OD Mile Marker 11.5 (the store is literally a building to the right of this mile marker). They have water, bathrooms and food if needed. The Whole Foods stop will be a timed stop of 15 minutes from when the ride leader arrives, after fifteen minutes it is back on the trail to continue the ride. If you arrive after I leave please take a rest stop here. Our turnaround point is at 14.3 miles: Since this is only three miles after our Whole Foods stop we will simply be pulling off the trail and turning our bikes around to head back to Shirlington, there are no other planned stops. ****************************** The Production Studio (The Meeting Spot): ****************************** Shirlington Library 4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington, VA https://goo.gl/maps/7yVCbL1S1vu We will meet in front of the Shirlington Library. ****************************** The Wrap Party (The Ride After The Ride): ****************************** Some fine Shirlington establishment like Beckett's or Guapos. ****************************** Other Fine Programming (Ride Level Chart): ****************************** A note about our ride levels. We try to accommodate all levels of cyclists with different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle). * Beginner Level : If you can easily ride your bike for 10 miles (distance) with some minor hills at a comfortable pace (10+ to 12+ mph). * Medium Level : If you can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace (13 to 15+ mph) * Advanced Level : If you can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations. ****************************** Closing Credits (The Fine Print): ****************************** An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6. Release " found at https://www.meetup.com/terms/ and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/photos/26152775/467307124/ or https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/. Remember that helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day. Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. This is when we check to make sure you have all the required equipment and that your bike is ready for the ride. We will review basic safety instruction for group riding as well as other important topics. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, there will be NO exceptions. Please also keep in mind the group's cancellation policy when you RSVP.

  • [PLEASE STAND BY] Introductory Level: PLACE HOLDER

    Fort Hunt Park

    ******************** The Ride : Summary ******************** * NAME: Sandy's "Get on your Bikes and Ride" Ride * START: Fort Hunt Park, Picnic Area E * GPS DIRECTIONS: https://goo.gl/maps/eMcGGLhBJhq * ARRIVAL: 9:30 am * THE SPEECH: 9:45am * ROLLING: 10:00am * LEVEL: Introductory * PACE: 5 - 10 mph * DISTANCE: 5+ miles (depending on group skill level) * TERRAIN: trails and streets * ROUTE: Fort Hunt Park loop, surrounding neighborhood streets with minimal traffic * ADDITIONAL INFO: (a) Basic riding ability is required. (b) Helmet is required. (c) Bicycle is in good, ready to ride, condition. ******************** The Ride: Details ******************** For your riding pleasure, NoVA CBG presents Sandy's "Get on your Bikes and Ride" Ride. You have learned to pedal your bike when you were a child (or even more recently as an adult) but do you really know how to ride? Have no fear- you can learn to have fun on your bike, you just need a few skills to make it safer and easier to do. With the beautiful Fall weather almost here let’s get on our bikes and start learning to ride, not just pedal. This introductory class will give you a basic bike riding overview: 1) Gears: What your gears do and how to use them to conquer distances and those fearsome hills. You paid for all those gears so now you will learn to use them! 2) Tire Inflation: You will learn how to properly inflate your tires and avoid the dreaded flat. 3) Signaling Techniques: Use hand signals and call-outs to let walkers, cars, and other bikers know what you are doing and help avoid accidents. 4) Riding Techniques: We will then go for a ride to learn to use proper starting and stopping techniques, navigate turns by slowing before the turn and then riding thru the turn, using more than your hands in a “death grip” on the handle bars. Here are the prerequisites: 1) Know how to pedal a bicycle. 2) You MUST have a helmet. 3) Gloves are also suggested, but not required. 4) Have your bike in good, ready to ride, condition. ******************** Ride Level Chart: ******************** A note about our ride levels. We try to accommodate all levels of cyclists with different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle). * Beginner Level : If you can easily ride your bike for 10 miles (distance) with some minor hills at a comfortable pace (10+ to 12+ mph). * Medium Level : If you can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace (13 to 15+ mph). * Advanced Level : If you can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations. ******************** The Fine Print: ******************** An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6. Release " found at https://www.meetup.com/terms/ and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/photos/26152775/467307124/ or https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/. Remember that helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day. Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. This is when we check to make sure you have all the required equipment and that your bike is ready for the ride. We will review basic safety instruction for group riding as well as other important topics. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, there will be NO exceptions. Please also keep in mind the group's cancellation policy when you RSVP.

  • [PLEASE STAND BY] Medium(-) Level: Loop the Lakes (11.0)

    South Run Rec Center

    ******************** The Ride: Summary ******************** * NAME: Loop the Lakes * BIKE STYLE: Hybrid or Mountain (NO SKINNY TIRES or ROAD BIKES) * START: South Run Rec Center * GPS TO START: https://goo.gl/maps/tac8sEttpFm * PARKING INFO: https://goo.gl/pz8LWb Drive all the way to the very end and park directly in front of the South Run Field House. * ARRIVAL: 6:00pm * THE SPEECH: 6:15pm * ROLLING: 6:30pm * LEVEL: Medium(-) skill, entry level mountain biking. * DISTANCE: 11 miles (for now). * PACE: 10+ mph * TERRAIN: dirt & paved trails * ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27844714 * ADDITIONAL INFO: (1) Hills (2) Gravel (3) Roots ****************** The Ride : Detail ****************** For your riding pleasure, NoVA CBG presents Loop the Lakes. Come on out and try a Medium(-) skill level but an entry level mountain biking ride. Please note, this is not your normal CBG ride. If you are unsure of your riding ability in general, then this in NOT the ride for you. However, if you are a solid beginner(+) cyclist and you can handle some hills and gravelly situations you will have to "up your game" a little but please come on out and give this ride a try!! It's really something different and fun!! 1) This ride loops around the mostly paved but hilly Lake Mercer (clockwise) but halfway through at the Dam we take a group picture and then... 2) We finish going around Lake Mercer and when done we... 3) Head over to Burke Lake to do a loop there (also clockwise) and then... 4) Finish it all up back to where it started. A hybrid or mountain bike is required (NO SKINNY TIRES / ROAD BIKES). ****************** The Meeting Spot: ****************** South Run Rec Center 7550 Reservation Dr Springfield, VA 22153 * GPS TO START: https://goo.gl/maps/tac8sEttpFm * PARKING INFO: https://goo.gl/pz8LWb Drive all the way to the very end and park directly in front of the South Run Field House. ****************** The Ride after the Ride: ****************** Glory Days Grill 9526 Old Keene Mill Rd Burke, VA 22015 (located in the Burke Town Plaza) https://goo.gl/maps/Mu1m43dCJ772 *************** Ride Level Chart *************** NoVA CBG tries to accommodate all levels of cyclists by offering different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle). * Beginner Level : You can easily ride your bike for 10 miles with some minor hills at a comfortable pace of 10+ to 12+ mph. * Medium Level : You can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace of 13 to 15+ mph. * Advanced Level : You can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations. ************* The Fine Print: ************* An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6. Release " found at https://www.meetup.com/terms/ and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/. Helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day. Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, there will be NO exceptions ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

  • [RSVPs OPEN] Introductory Class: Getting to know your gears (& when to use them)

    ******************** The Class: Summary ******************** * NAME: Getting to know your Gears (and when to use them) * CLASS BEGINS: 6:00pm * CLASS FINISHES: 7:30pm * LEVEL: Introductory (all welcome to attend) * WHERE: Spokes Etc. 1506 Belle View Blvd. * GPS DIRECTIONS: https://goo.gl/maps/AAm4Q7NcZqq * PARKING INFO: There are parking lots on either side of Spokes. * TOPICS: (1) Shifting gears and seeing what the derailleurs actually do (2) Crankset to Cassette Ratios (sounds difficult, but it isn't) (3) Which sprocket combinations perform what task (4) Anticipating hill situations (up and down) and gearing accordingly (5) What is cross chaining? (6) Simple chain and gear maintenance * ADDITIONAL INFO: (1) 15% off all accessories purchased THIS DAY, THIS CLASS ONLY !! (2) Attendance is free as long as you've already paid your annual dues ($10) to NoVA CBG. If you haven't yet, please pay them online before the evening of the class. ******************** The Class: Detail ******************** For your riding/learning pleasure NoVA CBG presents the Getting to know your Gears (and when to use them) class. Every season I get asked a number of times about the mechanics of gears, how to use them, how to anticipate using them, and basic maintenance. For this class you don't have to bring your bike as I will have my two bikes with me to use as demonstrations (one hybrid and one road bike). I will put my two bikes on trainers so you can see how the gears and derailleurs work in real time as well as use that setup to explain some other riding gear concepts (as listed in the TOPICS section above) and answer any additional questions you may have. I don't think I'll have the opportunity to hold this class more than once so I hope to see you there if this is a subject you need advice on. ****************** The Meeting Spot: ****************** Spokes Etc. 1506 Belle View Blvd Alexandria, VA[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/AAm4Q7NcZqq **************** Ride Level Chart **************** NoVA CBG tries to accommodate all levels of cyclists by offering different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle). * Beginner Level : You can easily ride your bike for 10 miles with some minor hills at a comfortable pace of 10+ to 12+ mph. * Medium Level : You can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace of 13 to 15+ mph. * Advanced Level : You can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations. ************** The Fine Print: ************** An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6. Release " found at https://www.meetup.com/terms/ and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/. Helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day. Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, there will be NO exceptions. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

  • [RSVPs OPEN] Beginner(+) Level: The Custard Cruise

    ******************** The Ride : Summary ******************** * NAME: The Custard Cruise * ARRIVAL: 6:00pm * THE SPEECH: 6:15pm * ROLLING: 6:30pm * BACK AT SPOKES: 8:00pm * LEVEL: Beginner(+) * PACE: 12+ mph * DISTANCE: 10.5 miles * TERRAIN: This is a growth ride and has a little bit of everything. Flat riding, riding on bike trails, riding in bike lanes, riding in the street (with light traffic) and a hill named "Medusa". * START: Spokes Etc. (Quaker Lane) * GPS DIRECTIONS: https://goo.gl/maps/niKVZwjGVfK2 * ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29746266 * ADDITIONAL INFO: ~ Every Wednesday we cruise for custard. ~ You never eat custard alone as custard by its very nature is meant for sharing. ~ Spokes extends a club discount of 10% to you if you need anything. ******************** The Ride: Detail ******************** For your riding pleasure NoVA CBG and Spokes presents The Custard Cruise. This is a casual paced ride of about 12 mph pace / 10 miles distance and is a "No Drop" ride. The route is a loop that takes quiet neighborhood streets from the Spokes Etc. bike shop to the I-395 fly-over through Shirlington and on to the Four Mile Run Trail where we will meet up with the Mount Vernon Trail. We then cross over to Slater's Lane and down the Potomac Yard Trail arriving in Del Ray for our custard. We head deeper into Alexandria to face the hill MEDUSA... and then back to the store along King Street using the new bike lanes. This type of ride is called a "growth" ride since as the weeks continue we hope to build endurance and confidence. This route has a little bit of everything, some flat riding, some hill riding, some riding on bike trails, some riding in bike lanes, and some riding in the street (with light traffic). ******************** The Dairy Godmother ******************** 2310 Mount Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA[masked]http://www.thedairygodmother.com/ Closed Tuesdays Wednesday – Saturday – 12-10pm Sunday and Monday – 12-9pm Regular Custard Flavors: * Vanilla * Chocolate * Flavor of the Day (What will it be ???) : http://www.thedairygodmother.com/flavor-of-the-day-forecast/ ******************** The Meeting Spot: ******************** Spokes Etc. 1545 N. Quaker Lane Alexandria, VA[masked]http://spokesetc.com/ ******************** The Ride After The Ride: ******************** Ramparts Tavern and Grill 1700 Fern St, Alexandria, VA[masked]https://www.rampartstavern.com/ **************** Ride Level Chart **************** NoVA CBG tries to accommodate all levels of cyclists by offering different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle). * Beginner Level : You can easily ride your bike for 10 miles with some minor hills at a comfortable pace of 10+ to 12+ mph. * Medium Level : You can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace of 13 to 15+ mph. * Advanced Level : You can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations. ************** The Fine Print: ************** An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6. Release " found at https://www.meetup.com/terms/ and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/. Helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day. Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, there will be NO exceptions. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

  • [RSVPs OPEN] Medium Level: The Thirsty Thursday Ride (15mph max)

    ******************** The Ride: Summary ******************** * NAME: The Thirsty Thursday Ride * ARRIVAL: 6:30pm * THE SPEECH: 6:35pm * ROLLING: 6:45pm * LEVEL: Medium * PACE: No faster than 15 mph. * DISTANCE: 14.5 miles * TERRAIN: It is a growth ride, Trails, Streets, & a Hill named The Punisher. * START: Jones Point Park (under the bridge) * GPS DIRECTIONS: https://goo.gl/maps/wW7UDQ11Rhu * ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29746358 * ADDITIONAL INFO: ~ Every Thursday we sure are Thirsty ~ You must have a bike computer (odometer). ~ You must have a cue sheet clip/holder and be willing to read the supplied cue sheet. ~ All road riding safety rules will be followed. ~ If discussed riding rules or speeds are not followed you will be asked to not participate in future Thirsty Thursday rides. ******************* The Ride: Detail ******************* For your riding pleasure NoVA CBG presents The Thirsty Thursday Ride. Do you think you're ready and want to try a SOLID MEDIUM level ride? The entire idea of this ride is to (A) Learn how to read a cue sheet (B) Raise your average ride MPH from a beginner pace to a medium level pace (C) Have fun. We welcome strong Beginner Level riders that want to try a Medium Level ride in a structured environment that are willing to push themselves and get better as the weeks go by. This is a NO DROP ride so you will not be left behind but you are expected to really try to keep pace. If you normally ride faster than 15mph you can use this ride to practice your "keeping pace" skills. The goal is to do this ride smoother, better, and faster each time we do it. This is a mostly flat ride from Jones Point to Fort Hunt starting on the Mt. Vernon trail. We will be crossing the GW Parkway at Tulane, and onto the neighboring streets on our way to Fort Hunt Park. Of course those of you familiar with this route will know we have the hill known as "The PUNISHER" as soon as we enter the neighborhood. Once we get to Fort Hunt we will do laps (or you can rest) for a bit before heading back the way we came. ******************** The Meeting Spot: ******************** Jones Point Park Jones Point Dr., Alexandria , VA https://goo.gl/maps/kZ3zjBHHcQF2 You will find us gathering under the bridge by the restrooms. Think about using Prince Street (one way street, left lane) to come down into Alexandria, to S. Royal street. If you use the Beltway or Duke street you may run into traffic. ****************************** The Ride After The Ride (The Thirsty Part): ****************************** Southside[masked] South Washington St. Alexandria, VA[masked]http://www.southside815.com/ *************** Ride Level Chart *************** NoVA CBG tries to accommodate all levels of cyclists by offering different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle). * Beginner Level : You can easily ride your bike for 10 miles with some minor hills at a comfortable pace of 10+ to 12+ mph. * Medium Level : You can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace of 13 to 15+ mph. * Advanced Level : You can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations. ************* The Fine Print: ************* An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6. Release " found at https://www.meetup.com/terms/ and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/. Helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day. Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, there will be NO exceptions ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

  • [FYI] Tour De Cookie - 2019

    Johns Hopkins University

    FYI Only : Tour De Cookie - 2019 (12, 18, 27, or 43 miles) Saturday 04 May,[masked]:00 AM – 2:00 PM Official Website : http://treehousemd.org/tour-de-cookie Registration Website: http://treehousemd.org/tour-de-cookie/register Moisture Wicking Shirt (for those who register on or before 4/14/19) ****************** The Ride: Summary ****************** CBG's own Carl Peterson is involved with putting this all together so you know it will be a great ride. The Tree House Tour de Cookie is an exciting, fun-filled, and delicious bike ride from one cookie stand to the next. Choose among four different routes, including a scenic NEW Extended Short route, with distances ranging from 12 to 43 miles. The aim of the event is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention and promote the free services offered by The Tree House Child Advocacy Center, services that provide hope and healing to sexually abused, physically abused and neglected children. All proceeds of the Tree House Tour de Cookie benefit The Tree House CAC, enabling us to better serve our clients. It is a wonderful occasion during which individuals, families, and groups can enjoy a day of fun, festivities, philanthropy, and COOKIES! *********************** NOTE: FYI Postings are NoVA CBG's way of letting our members know about events coming up in our area. It's a nice central place to see who is thinking of going and a way to communicate with them. ~ Gary ***********************

  • Gary Out Of Town (3rd - 6th): Organizer Ride Opportunity

    ******************* The Ride: Summary ******************* * NAME: * ARRIVAL: * THE SPEECH: * ROLLING: * START LOCATION: * GPS DIRECTIONS: * PARKING INFO: * LEVEL: * DISTANCE: * PACE: * TERRAIN: * ROUTE: * ADDITIONAL INFO: (a) (b) ***************** The Ride : Detail ***************** For your pleasure NoVA CBG presents .... ***************** The Meeting Spot: ***************** NAME: GPS: PARKING: ***************** The Ride after the Ride: ***************** TBD *************** Ride Level Chart *************** NoVA CBG tries to accommodate all levels of cyclists by offering different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle). * Beginner Level : You can easily ride your bike for 10 miles with some minor hills at a comfortable pace of 10+ to 12+ mph. * Medium Level : You can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace of 13 to 15+ mph. * Advanced Level : You can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations. ************* The Fine Print: ************* An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6. Release " found at https://www.meetup.com/terms/ and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/. Helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day. Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, there will be NO exceptions 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