Jul 8, 2014 · 6:45 PM
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Looking for a challenging mid-week workout? We've got an after work ride for you! This is a flat and fast ride from Jones Point to Fort Hunt starting on the Mt. Vernon trail, crossing over at Tulane, and onto the neighboring streets paralleling the GW Parkway to Fort Hunt Park. Once we get to Fort Hunt, it will be a speed drill to do on your own or in a pace-line, whichever suits you, for up to six laps.
22 miles total (and that includes loops around Fort Hunt)
19 - 20mph on flats.
Please arrive by 6:30.
We will roll at 6:45 SHARP!
Route here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4571794
Cue sheets will be provided
What the heck is the (+) all about?
This ride is meant to be a workout. We will maintain a consistent pace, between 19-20 mph on the flats, once we cross into the neighborhood at Tulane. The ride has two checkpoints to account for everyone but a sweep will NOT be provided. We ask that you come with the intent and drive to keep up the pace.
The Meeting Spot:
Jones Point parking lot.
Jones Point Dr., Alexandria , VA
You will find us gathering under the bridge by the restrooms.
Don't know how to get there by car?
Map your own directions HERE !!
The Ride After The Ride:
After the ride we'll go to Faccia Luna for some light Italian cuisine.
823 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
It is more than a walk away but very close by car and there is plenty of street parking within 1-2 blocks. Of course Southside is right next door, so if we all decide we want something heavier, we could always change course.
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 6.2 " found HERE (http://www.meetup.com/terms/) and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found HERE (http://files.meetup.com/1557670/NOVA-CBG_WAIVER.pdf).
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 the last chance for you to make sure your bike is ready for the ride. We will also talk through the route for the day and 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, so please be on time as there will be NO exceptions. Please also keep in mind the group's cancellation policy when you RSVP.