• Beginner(+) Level: Winter Ride to Somewhere! - B&A Rail Trail (your own pace)

    This is an impromptu ride series and each week the time and route will likely change but it will include something fun. *********************** The Ride: Summary (Must Read) *********************** * RIDE NAME: Winter Ride to Somewhere! (WRTS) - B&A Rail Trail * START LOC: Bella Italia Restaurant (parking lot behind) * START GPS: https://goo.gl/maps/rWpqnwJ9a98Zi1gx8 * START PARKING: Park back side of the building (closest to the trail). * START PARKING PIC: https://bit.ly/BellaItaliaParking * ARRIVAL: 11:00 am * SPEECH: 11:15 am * ROLLING: 11:30 am * LEVEL: Beginner(+) * DISTANCE: Up to 27 miles * PACE: Ride @ your own pace. Must be back by 3:15 pm for roll call. * TERRAIN: Flat Asphalt = Road bikes are fine * RIDEWITHGPS ROUTE: Coming xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx NOTES: * Need spare tube * No need for bike lock * RSVP'ing is acceptance of NoVA CBG's COVID-19 Policy found @ https://bit.ly/NoVACBG_COVID19_POLICY. * TIMINGS (approximate): a) Rolling @ 11:30am b) End of Trail @ 1:00pm c) Bruster's Ice Cream 1409 Forest Dr, Annapolis, MD @ 1:15PM d) Back at Arnold Shopping Ctr. @ 3:00pm e) Everyone is OFF the trail NLT 3:15pm (calculated at 10 mph average) *********************** The Ride : Detail *********************** This week our Winter Ride to Somewhere is headed to The Baltimore & Annapolis Rail Trail!! The trail is 27 miles long in total but you can do as much or as little as you want and go at your own pace. If you do NOT want to do the complete trail (which is fine) you will have to communicate this with the ride Organizers before hand and explain that you know how to get back to the starting location. Always Do's: * Always have a spare tube with you * Always know your air pressure PSI * Always wear appropriate clothing for the weather (think layers) * Always eat before & have water/snack with you * Always have a fully charged tail light Night Rides: * Always have a fully charged head light of at least 150 lumens *********************** The Meeting Spot: *********************** Bella Italia Restaurant 1460 Ritchie Hwy, Arnold, MD, 21012 PARKING: Park back side of the building. PARKING PIC: https://bit.ly/BellaItaliaParking *********************** The Ride after the Ride: *********************** No Ride After The Ride *********************** Ride Level Chart *********************** NoVA CBG tries to accommodate all levels of cyclists by offering different types/levels of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Beginner Level: You can ride for 10+ miles at a pace of 10+ to 12+ mph with potentially minor hills involved. * Medium Level: You can ride for 20+ miles at a pace of 13+ to 15+ mph with potentially moderate hills involved. * Advanced Level: You can ride for 20++ miles at a pace of 15+ mph with potentially major hills involved. Both Medium and Advanced Levels might require handling various challenges such as reading cue sheets, using a Garmin or navigation app, night riding, out of town travel, or any 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/ * NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/ * NoVA CBG's "COVID Policy" found @ https://bit.ly/NoVACBG_COVID19_POLICY Helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. 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. Again, no exceptions. .....

  • No CBG Holiday Party/Toy Drive this year but you can still help our foster kids!

    QUICK READ: * No CBG Holiday Party & Toy Drive this year (stupid COVID). * NoVA CBG is working with The Fund for Alexandria’s Child (https://www.alexandriava.gov/TheFundForAlexChild) to make a "focused" donation to fill in any "gaps" they may encounter while supporting a record number of families this year. * Please consider helping also by donating to The Fund for Alexandria’s Child to support the families we would always support with our annual toy drive: https://shop.alexandriava.gov/MakeDonation.aspx?skuid=6005806 (Under comments please indicate "NoVA CBG donation in lieu of annual Toy Drive" just so they know it is from our membership.) * NoVA CBG and Spokes Etc. (https://www.spokesetc.com) are STILL giving the give of cycling to TWO foster teens this year (COVID be damned). That's 10 years in a row and over 30 bicycles total!! * CBG thanks you all for another great (albeit COVID) summer cycling season. Whatever you do for the upcoming holidays, please stay safe, stay happy, and most importantly, stay Casual. ************************************ FULL READ: COVID has redefined what our current normal is. So I am sad to say there will be no CBG Holiday Party & Toy Drive this year. However YOU can still help the more than 100 foster children and hundreds of youth at-risk of being placed in foster care right here in Alexandria. The Fund for Alexandria’s Child (https://www.alexandriava.gov/TheFundForAlexChild) have doubled their efforts and number of families they are assisting this year to ensure a joyous holiday for our Alexandria neighbors. * The re-visioning due to COVID is the families we would normally support with our Toy Drive are now going to be given gift cards for a holiday family meal and toys for each child within that family (assisted by their social worker). As you can imagine this is a huge undertaking. Every year NoVA CBG works with The Fund and the City of Alexandria to assist filling in the "Toy Gap" and this year will be no different, it will just take on a different form. I (Gary) will still be volunteering in some capacity in the distribution of these gifts once that is identified. If you've enjoyed CBG's Holiday Parties in the past, our persistence of riding safely during COVID, and all the things we do within our community, PLEASE consider making a donation to support this effort. Simply go to this link below to make your donation. https://shop.alexandriava.gov/MakeDonation.aspx?skuid=6005806 Under comments please indicate "NoVA CBG donation in lieu of annual Toy Drive" just so they know it is from our membership. * NoVA CBG and Spokes Etc. (https://www.spokesetc.com) will once again be giving the gift of cycling to two teens (a 17 year old young woman and a 13 year old young man) in foster care this year. I am thrilled that The Fund made a COVID exception for us as this is our annual tradition. They will use the bicycles for transportation to and from work as well as a way to great way to get exercise during COVID. That's 10 years in a row and over 30 bicycles total!! CBG thanks you all for another great (albeit COVID) summer cycling season. Whatever you do for the upcoming holidays, please... Stay Safe, Stay Happy, and most importantly... Stay Casual !!!! Happy Holidays Everyone!! "The Gary" and all the Organizers that "make the magic happen" here at NoVA CBG! .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

  • Medium(+) Level: CBG After Dark - O Christmas Tree

    Crystal City Parking

    Fun, Festive, Battery Powered Lights on your bicycles are strongly suggested. The more fun lights the better to be seen with at night. *********************** The Ride: Summary (Must Read) *********************** * NAME: O Christmas Tree * START LOC: 1) Inside the Crystal City garage (warmer in there) 2) Starbucks is right next door for restrooms (hopefully) and hot drinks before the ride (Open Sunday 6AM–6PM) * START GPS: https://goo.gl/maps/7Yw56n6mjt9sf3ADA * PARKING INFO: Crystal City Garage (directly next to Starbucks - free on weekends) * ARRIVAL: 4:30pm * THE SPEECH: 4:45pm * ROLLING: 5:00pm * SUNSET: 4:54pm * LEVEL: Night Ride (Must be a regular CBG rider) * DISTANCE: 12 miles * PACE: 12-14 mph * TERRAIN: Trail / Street / Bike Lane * ROUTE: CBG_O_CHRISTMAS_TREE_2019 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31420722 NOTE: * Dress in layers for the weather * Bring a bike lock * NoVA CBG's COVID-19 Policy found @ https://bit.ly/NoVACBG_COVID19_POLICY. Face coverings required when not cycling ******************* The Ride: Detail ******************* This ride is on a Sunday night as to try to not overlap with other holiday festivities that might be going on. We are off to visit three (3) Christmas trees: * Capitol Christmas Tree (U.S. Capitol) * The Park at CityCenter Tree * National Christmas Tree (White House) We will have Hot Chocolate and Cookies at the CityCenter tree. ****************** The Bike Preparation: ****************** * 100 Lumen (or Greater) Front Light. (Read all about them here: https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/events/273787949) * Red Tail Light * Verify they all have a fresh charge * Fun, Festive, Battery Powered Lights on your bicycles are strongly suggested. The more lights the better to be seen with at night * Bring a Bike Lock ****************** The Meeting Spot: ****************** Crystal City Parking (corner of 23rd St.S. and Crystal Drive) 2231 Crystal Dr. Arlington, VA[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/7Yw56n6mjt9sf3ADA Park and meet in the Crystal City garage (the one right next to Starbucks). Parking is free on the weekends. Starbucks (next door for hot drinks and restroom) 2231 Crystal Dr Suite 160 Arlington, VA[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/zcdw6qb7B6cv74Fz5 *********************** The Ride after the Ride: *********************** None *********************** Ride Level Chart *********************** NoVA CBG tries to accommodate all levels of cyclists by offering different types/levels of rides. Come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Beginner Level: You can ride for 10+ miles at a pace of 10+ to 12+ mph with potentially minor hills involved. * Medium Level: You can ride for 20+ miles at a pace of 13+ to 15+ mph with potentially moderate hills involved. * Advanced Level: You can ride for 20++ miles at a pace of 15+ mph with potentially major hills involved. Both Medium and Advanced Levels might require handling various challenges such as reading cue sheets, using a Garmin or navigation app, night riding, out of town travel, or any 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/ * NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/ * NoVA CBG's "COVID Policy" found @ https://bit.ly/NoVACBG_COVID19_POLICY Helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. 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. Again, no exceptions.

  • Medium(+) Level: CBG After Dark - O Christmas Tree

    Crystal City Parking

    Fun, Festive, Battery Powered Lights on your bicycles are strongly suggested. The more fun lights the better to be seen with at night. *********************** The Ride: Summary (Must Read) *********************** * NAME: O Christmas Tree * START LOC: 1) Inside the Crystal City garage (warmer in there) 2) Starbucks is right next door for restrooms (hopefully) and hot drinks before the ride (Open Sunday 6AM–6PM) * START GPS: https://goo.gl/maps/7Yw56n6mjt9sf3ADA * PARKING INFO: Crystal City Garage (directly next to Starbucks - free on weekends) * ARRIVAL: 4:30pm * THE SPEECH: 4:45pm * ROLLING: 5:00pm * SUNSET: 4:54pm * LEVEL: Night Ride (Must be a regular CBG rider) * DISTANCE: 12 miles * PACE: 12-14 mph * TERRAIN: Trail / Street / Bike Lane * ROUTE: CBG_O_CHRISTMAS_TREE_2019 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31420722 NOTE: * Dress in layers for the weather * Bring a bike lock * NoVA CBG's COVID-19 Policy found @ https://bit.ly/NoVACBG_COVID19_POLICY. Face coverings required when not cycling ******************* The Ride: Detail ******************* This ride is on a Sunday night as to try to not overlap with other holiday festivities that might be going on. We are off to visit three (3) Christmas trees: * Capitol Christmas Tree (U.S. Capitol) * The Park at CityCenter Tree * National Christmas Tree (White House) We will have Hot Chocolate and Cookies at the CityCenter tree. ****************** The Bike Preparation: ****************** * 100 Lumen (or Greater) Front Light. (Read all about them here: https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/events/273787949) * Red Tail Light * Verify they all have a fresh charge * Fun, Festive, Battery Powered Lights on your bicycles are strongly suggested. The more lights the better to be seen with at night * Bring a Bike Lock ****************** The Meeting Spot: ****************** Crystal City Parking (corner of 23rd St.S. and Crystal Drive) 2231 Crystal Dr. Arlington, VA[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/7Yw56n6mjt9sf3ADA Park and meet in the Crystal City garage (the one right next to Starbucks). Parking is free on the weekends. Starbucks (next door for hot drinks and restroom) 2231 Crystal Dr Suite 160 Arlington, VA[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/zcdw6qb7B6cv74Fz5 *********************** The Ride after the Ride: *********************** None *********************** Ride Level Chart *********************** NoVA CBG tries to accommodate all levels of cyclists by offering different types/levels of rides. Come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Beginner Level: You can ride for 10+ miles at a pace of 10+ to 12+ mph with potentially minor hills involved. * Medium Level: You can ride for 20+ miles at a pace of 13+ to 15+ mph with potentially moderate hills involved. * Advanced Level: You can ride for 20++ miles at a pace of 15+ mph with potentially major hills involved. Both Medium and Advanced Levels might require handling various challenges such as reading cue sheets, using a Garmin or navigation app, night riding, out of town travel, or any 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/ * NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/ * NoVA CBG's "COVID Policy" found @ https://bit.ly/NoVACBG_COVID19_POLICY Helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. 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. Again, no exceptions.

  • (Inclement Weather Date #1) Medium(+) Level: CBG After Dark - O Christmas Tree

    Fun, Festive, Battery Powered Lights on your bicycles are strongly suggested. The more fun lights the better to be seen with at night. *********************** The Ride: Summary (Must Read) *********************** * NAME: O Christmas Tree * START LOC: 1) Inside the Crystal City garage (warmer in there) 2) Starbucks is right next door for restrooms (hopefully) and hot drinks before the ride (Open Sunday 6AM–6PM) * START GPS: https://goo.gl/maps/7Yw56n6mjt9sf3ADA * PARKING INFO: Crystal City Garage (directly next to Starbucks - free on weekends) * ARRIVAL: 4:30pm * THE SPEECH: 4:45pm * ROLLING: 5:00pm * SUNSET: 4:54pm * LEVEL: Night Ride (Must be a regular CBG rider) * DISTANCE: 12 miles * PACE: 12-14 mph * TERRAIN: Trail / Street / Bike Lane * ROUTE: CBG_O_CHRISTMAS_TREE_2019 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31420722 NOTE: * Dress in layers for the weather * Bring a bike lock * NoVA CBG's COVID-19 Policy found @ https://bit.ly/NoVACBG_COVID19_POLICY. Face coverings required when not cycling ******************* The Ride: Detail ******************* This ride is on a Sunday night as to try to not overlap with other holiday festivities that might be going on. We are off to visit three (3) Christmas trees: * Capitol Christmas Tree (U.S. Capitol) * The Park at CityCenter Tree * National Christmas Tree (White House) We will have Hot Chocolate and Cookies at the CityCenter tree. ****************** The Bike Preparation: ****************** * 100 Lumen (or Greater) Front Light. (Read all about them here: https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/events/273787949) * Red Tail Light * Verify they all have a fresh charge * Fun, Festive, Battery Powered Lights on your bicycles are strongly suggested. The more lights the better to be seen with at night * Bring a Bike Lock ****************** The Meeting Spot: ****************** Crystal City Parking (corner of 23rd St.S. and Crystal Drive) 2231 Crystal Dr. Arlington, VA[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/7Yw56n6mjt9sf3ADA Park and meet in the Crystal City garage (the one right next to Starbucks). Parking is free on the weekends. Starbucks (next door for hot drinks and restroom) 2231 Crystal Dr Suite 160 Arlington, VA[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/zcdw6qb7B6cv74Fz5 *********************** The Ride after the Ride: *********************** None *********************** Ride Level Chart *********************** NoVA CBG tries to accommodate all levels of cyclists by offering different types/levels of rides. Come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Beginner Level: You can ride for 10+ miles at a pace of 10+ to 12+ mph with potentially minor hills involved. * Medium Level: You can ride for 20+ miles at a pace of 13+ to 15+ mph with potentially moderate hills involved. * Advanced Level: You can ride for 20++ miles at a pace of 15+ mph with potentially major hills involved. Both Medium and Advanced Levels might require handling various challenges such as reading cue sheets, using a Garmin or navigation app, night riding, out of town travel, or any 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/ * NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/ * NoVA CBG's "COVID Policy" found @ https://bit.ly/NoVACBG_COVID19_POLICY Helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. 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. Again, no exceptions.

  • (Inclement Weather Date #2) Medium(+) Level: CBG After Dark - O Christmas Tree

    Fun, Festive, Battery Powered Lights on your bicycles are strongly suggested. The more fun lights the better to be seen with at night. *********************** The Ride: Summary (Must Read) *********************** * NAME: O Christmas Tree * START LOC: 1) Inside the Crystal City garage (warmer in there) 2) Starbucks is right next door for restrooms (hopefully) and hot drinks before the ride (Open Sunday 6AM–6PM) * START GPS: https://goo.gl/maps/7Yw56n6mjt9sf3ADA * PARKING INFO: Crystal City Garage (directly next to Starbucks - free on weekends) * ARRIVAL: 4:30pm * THE SPEECH: 4:45pm * ROLLING: 5:00pm * SUNSET: 4:54pm * LEVEL: Night Ride (Must be a regular CBG rider) * DISTANCE: 12 miles * PACE: 12-14 mph * TERRAIN: Trail / Street / Bike Lane * ROUTE: CBG_O_CHRISTMAS_TREE_2019 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31420722 NOTE: * Dress in layers for the weather * Bring a bike lock * NoVA CBG's COVID-19 Policy found @ https://bit.ly/NoVACBG_COVID19_POLICY. Face coverings required when not cycling ******************* The Ride: Detail ******************* This ride is on a Sunday night as to try to not overlap with other holiday festivities that might be going on. We are off to visit three (3) Christmas trees: * Capitol Christmas Tree (U.S. Capitol) * The Park at CityCenter Tree * National Christmas Tree (White House) We will have Hot Chocolate and Cookies at the CityCenter tree. ****************** The Bike Preparation: ****************** * 100 Lumen (or Greater) Front Light. (Read all about them here: https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/events/273787949) * Red Tail Light * Verify they all have a fresh charge * Fun, Festive, Battery Powered Lights on your bicycles are strongly suggested. The more lights the better to be seen with at night * Bring a Bike Lock ****************** The Meeting Spot: ****************** Crystal City Parking (corner of 23rd St.S. and Crystal Drive) 2231 Crystal Dr. Arlington, VA[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/7Yw56n6mjt9sf3ADA Park and meet in the Crystal City garage (the one right next to Starbucks). Parking is free on the weekends. Starbucks (next door for hot drinks and restroom) 2231 Crystal Dr Suite 160 Arlington, VA[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/zcdw6qb7B6cv74Fz5 *********************** The Ride after the Ride: *********************** None *********************** Ride Level Chart *********************** NoVA CBG tries to accommodate all levels of cyclists by offering different types/levels of rides. Come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best. * Beginner Level: You can ride for 10+ miles at a pace of 10+ to 12+ mph with potentially minor hills involved. * Medium Level: You can ride for 20+ miles at a pace of 13+ to 15+ mph with potentially moderate hills involved. * Advanced Level: You can ride for 20++ miles at a pace of 15+ mph with potentially major hills involved. Both Medium and Advanced Levels might require handling various challenges such as reading cue sheets, using a Garmin or navigation app, night riding, out of town travel, or any 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/ * NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/ * NoVA CBG's "COVID Policy" found @ https://bit.ly/NoVACBG_COVID19_POLICY Helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. 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. Again, no exceptions.

  • NoVA CBG RideWithGPS Catalog: How To Get Your Account

    Greetings CBG'ers, NoVA CBG will traditionally post a RideWithGPS route for any ride we currently have on our schedule for you to use during the actual ride (turn by turn directions). In addition... given this COVID-19 situation NoVA CBG is opening ALL our ride routes for our active members to use. This is with the understanding that you will respect the intellectual property of NoVA CBG and not distribute these routes to others but simply use them for your own personal use (honor system). To access the routes you need to be an active member of NoVA CBG and a NoVA CBG RideWithGPS club member. Below is how you become a NoVA CBG RideWithGPS club member. Step 1: Load the RideWithGPS App on your phone and have your own free RideWithGPS account. Step 2: Join the NoVA CBG RideWithGPS Club Account by following this link: https://ridewithgps.com/organizations/3166-nova-cbg Click "Apply to Join" and then sign in using your free RideWithGPS account username/password. *** NOTE: If you follow the above link and don't see the "Apply to Join" button ... make sure you are opening the link in a BROWSER window (even on your phone) and that it doesn't open by default in the RideWithGPS app. *** Step 3: Gary (ME) from NoVA CBG has to approve your account so please RSVP to this meetup once you've done steps 1 & 2 above. That will allow me to cross reference and approve your NoVA CBG RideWithGPS Club Account. Step 4: Download the NoVA CBG RideWithGPS route you want to use and go have fun. Remember, we need to stay in cycling shape because giving our lungs a good workout is very important now. I want you to be the healthiest you at this moment in time. As always, be safe, wash your hands, and don't touch your face. Oh, and most importantly Stay Casual!! Thanks Gary Wolanske [masked][masked] (cell/text)

  • Finally!! NoVA CBG Neck Gaiters IN STOCK! (& Caps & Socks too!)

    The NoVA CBG Neck Gaiters are finally here!!! I know it took a while to get these sorted, but trust me, it was well worth the wait. The CBG Neck Gaiter, with its flexible coverage and hemmed stitching at both ends, is useful for covering your ears, face, nose, throat, and head. Its construction features a single layer of soft antimicrobial MicroPoly (100% Poly Fabric with Mechanical Stretch) which protects and is breathable. You will find that these are thicker than "standard" gaiters due to the use of this MicroPoly (Jersey) material. Features: • 1 Protective MicroPoly Fabric Layer • Antimicrobial Fabric • Washable and Reusable • One Size Fits Most • 100% Made in Wisconsin by Mt. Borah (our jersey company). NEW (Oct 2020) preliminary results from a study conducted at Virginia Tech analyzed the effectiveness of a single-layer gaiter made of 100 percent polyester and a two-layer gaiter, made with 87 percent polyester and 13 percent spandex. The researchers found that both gaiters stopped 100 percent of very large, 20-micron droplets and 50 percent of one-micron aerosols. https://sports.yahoo.com/neck-gaiters-protect-spreading-covid19-study-161212144.html The end result is a comfortable face covering that can be washed and reused over and over again, NOTE: Ted and I wore the gaiters the entire time we did the "Fixit Clinic" and I have to say they really worked well in practical application. The gaiters will cost $10 (same as our socks) ... you can get either 2 Gaiters, or a Gaiter and a pair of Socks for just $20! What a bargain!! ******************************** WHAT'S AVAILABLE / SIZE / COST: ******************************** • Cap, one size = $20 * Neck Gaiter, one size = $10 • Socks, two sizes, S/M (M 5-9, W 6-10) or L/XL (M 9-13, W 10-14) = $10 • Shipping on any above combination is $5 • Delivery to a bicycle ride we are on together = FREE Mt. Borah is the company that produces our jerseys, caps, and neck gaiters and are all 100% custom made here in the USA. https://borahteamwear.com/ Sock Guy is who produces our new socks! https://www.sockguy.com/ You can check out pictures of our jerseys / cap / socks at this link: https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/photos/25108282/ ******************************** GIMMEE GIMMEE GIMMEE!!! ******************************** All CBG products live in Gary's Jeep ... so if you are on a bike ride with Gary just ask him and he will hand you the items you want. If you want some product mailed to you ... that can be arranged for an aditional $5. Either way you will be sent a PayPal invoice that you can use for payment (credit card or PayPal balance) or the invoice will be marked paid if you gave me money already. I need you to email [masked] with the following: * YOUR Email Address * YOUR Mailing Address * YOUR Full Name * Quantity of Items desired. I want you to love your new CBG items so if you have any issues at all with anything simply let me (Gary) know and we will figure out how to make it right. THANK YOU VERY MUCH in advance for supporting your Northern Virginia Casual Bicycling Group (NoVA CBG). As always... Stay Casual !! Gary Wolanske [masked][masked] (cell / text) ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

  • NoVA CBG Member Policy Review (Please Read)

    Online

    Greetings CBG'ers, In the time of Covid, aspects of events have become harder to manage and our NoVA CBG rides are no exception. The good news is CBG has 10 years of group riding experience and all your Organizers are doing a great job meeting that challenge. Now we need a little more help from you, our members. I thought this would be a respectful way to approach this topic. * When a NoVA CBG meetup is posted, you truly have to read (at a minimum) "The Ride: Summary" section. It is the shortest/quickest way to get you ALL NEEDED info about the ride (Terrain, Distance, Start Location, Start Time, etc..). That means on your phone you have to click the "Read More" words to expand the meetup write-up for viewing. This has become a significant problem of late with members not knowing important information about the event and showing up unprepared or sometimes causing them to drop from the ride close to start time. CBG wants you to feel confident when you arrive for an event, not confused. Of course feel free to read the rest of the meetup as well (smile). * RSVP "No Shows" and "Drops within 24 Hours" are increasing and have a much larger impact now than ever before given Covid. Everyone is trying to be healthy and do activities outside so please be considerate of your fellow CBG members and honor your RSVP's or change them well in advance so we can maximize attendance to all our events properly. Organizers in CBG are trying their best to manage all aspects of the event (parking, bathrooms, food, water, etc..) where a count of participants is necessary so this will help us continue to succeed. As a final reference... under our www.novacbg.org main page, in the "What we're about" area is a link to our "ABOUT" page. NoVA CBG About Page (https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/about/) This is where most of our policies have lived for the last 10 years. Some of you may not even be aware or remember some of these policies if you haven't glanced at the "About Page" in a long time. Please do read it, for full CBG membership understanding, but allow me to hit the highlights: 1a) "Our Legal Statement" can be found here (as well as in every meetup we post). 1b) "Our Ride Level Statement" can be found here (as well as in every meetup we post). 2) Membership in NoVA CBG is required to participate in any cycling event. 3) All riders must be at least 18 years of age. 4) No music is allowed on any NoVA CBG ride. 5) Helmets, a spare tube, and a bike that is in well-tuned shape (check your tire pressure with a pump) are mandatory for every ride we do. 6) Always have on you Identification, Insurance, and any other important medical information (A Road ID is ideal for this). 7) We have a "three strikes" NO SHOW policy. These will be addressed on a case by case basis. 8) We have a "three strikes" drop within 24 hour of the start of the ride policy as well. These will also be addressed on a case by case basis. Once again, CBG's been at this for 10 years now... but we've never dealt with anything like Covid so we truly do need your help to stay on top of this. Thanks in advance for reading this and taking it to heart. As always, be safe, wash your hands, and don't touch your face. Oh, and most importantly Stay Casual!! Thanks Gary Wolanske [masked][masked] (cell/text)

  • CBG Evening Rides : Headlights to SEE with at night!!

    Greetings CBG'ers, Q: How many Lumens should your light be to be able to SEE at night? A: It should be at least 100 Lumens. Q: Is there a brand that is good? A: NiteRider has been a solid brand for years, I've (Gary) owned them and they have never busted, but I've lost a few (ha ha). Q: Can you give me some examples of what would be good? A: Yup, see below but feel free to search Amazon for others as well. NiteRider Swift 300 Front Cycling Light: Lumens: 300 Price: $24.99 https://www.amazon.com/NiteRider-6786-Swift-300-Black/dp/B07DWH2YJC NiteRider Swift 500 Front Cycling Light: Lumens: 500 Price: $33.98 https://www.amazon.com/NiteRider-6785-Swift-Size-Black/dp/B07DWJ5ZTN NiteRider Lumina Micro 650 Headlight: Lumens: 650 Price: $48.99 https://www.amazon.com/NiteRider-Lumina-Micro-Headlight-Black/dp/B07DWGP5Q7