[RSVPs OPEN] Introductory / All Levels: Indian Head Rail Trail (& Dale's BBQ)

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Indian Head Elementary School

4200 Indian Head Highway · Indian Head, MD

How to find us

We will meet right in front of the gazebo by the Indian Head Elementary School.

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Good News!! The Indian Head Rail Trail's partial closure (SEMCO work) has been completed!! So let's go get our ride (and BBQ) on!!

The Ride: Summary
* NAME: The Indian Head Rail Trail
* ARRIVAL: 10:30am
* THE SPEECH: 10:45am
* ROLLING: 11:00am
* LEVEL: This ride is open to ANYONE regardless of riding ability.
* PACE: Any Pace you want.
* DISTANCE: Any mileage you want up to 27 miles.
* TERRAIN: Flat Bike Trail with some busy street crossings.
* START: Indian Head Elementary School
* GPS DIRECTIONS: https://goo.gl/maps/92qnj6noJXS2
* PARKING INFO: https://goo.gl/rGvVtx
a) http://www.charlescountyparks.com/parks/trails
b) Gary will be leading the Introductory portion of the ride.
c) Plan on being back at the starting point (off the trail) no later than 2:00pm.

The Ride : Detail
For your riding pleasure NoVA CBG presents The Indian Head Rail Trail.

The Indian Head Rail Trail is a straight, no turning, tree lined, flat, and pretty trail. You cannot get lost so you can go as fast or as slow as you like. You can make the ride any distance you want (up to 27 miles, 13.5 out and 13.5 back). Remember though that the distance you travel out is the same distance you have to travel back :)

I (Gary) will be hosting the Introductory Level Riders and we will go out as far as we feel like, then turn around and come back all at a nice leisurely Introductory pace.

If you go all the way to the end of the trail (the "turn around" point) there is a water fountain and flush toilets. If you don't make it that far there are "portable toilets" along the trail but not many opportunities to refill our water bottles so bring a good supply of liquid with you.

* If you've been sitting on the couch but own a bike
.... this is the ride for you.
* If you just got clip pedals and want to try them out
.... this is the ride for you.
* If you got a new bike and want to feel it out in a safe environment
.... this is the ride for you.
* If you're unsure of your riding ability
.... this is the ride for you.

The Meeting Spot:
Indian Head Elementary School
4200 Indian Head Hwy
Indian Head, MD 20640
* GPS: https://goo.gl/maps/92qnj6noJXS2
* PARKING INFO: https://goo.gl/rGvVtx

Please DO NOT park in the Pavilion parking lot, please park in the gravel parking spots, those are the ones for the Charlie Wright Memorial Park.

The Ride after the Ride:
Dale's Smokehouse
4645 Indian Head Hwy
Indian Head, MD 20640
Phone: (301)[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/au4j2vBRwuo

Hours 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Closed Monday and Tuesday

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:
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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.