Past Meetup

Beginner(+) Level: (ARRIVE 5:30) The Custard Cruise

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Spokes Etc.

1545 North Quaker Lane · Alexandria, VA

How to find us

We will meet inside of Spokes Etc. at the Quaker Lane location.

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ROLLING: 5:45pm
SUNSET = 6:37 PM

The Ride : Summary
* NAME: The Custard Cruise
* ARRIVAL: 5:30pm
* THE SPEECH: 5:30pm
* ROLLING: 5:45pm
* BACK AT SPOKES: 7:15pm
* LEVEL: Beginner(+)
* PACE: 12+ mph
* DISTANCE: 10.5 miles
* TERRAIN: It is a growth ride, Trails, Streets, & a Hill named Medusa.
* START: Spokes Etc. (Quaker Lane)
~ Every Wednesday we cruise for custard.
~ You never eat custard alone as custard by its very nature is meant for sharing.

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]

Closed Tuesdays
Wednesday – Saturday – 12-10pm
Sunday and Monday – 12-9pm

Regular Custard Flavors:
* Vanilla
* Chocolate
* Flavor of the Day (What will it be ???) :

The Meeting Spot:
Spokes Etc.
1545 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA[masked]

The Ride After The Ride:
Ramparts Tavern and Grill
1700 Fern St, Alexandria, VA[masked]

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's "Terms of Service : Section 6. Release " found at and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @

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.