[RSVPs OPEN] Medium(-): The OTHER Cherry Blossom Ride

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The Ride: Summary
* NAME: The OTHER Cherry Blossom Ride
* ARRIVAL: 11:00am
* THE SPEECH: 11:15am
* ROLLING: 11:30am
* START LOCATION: Columbia Island Marina / LBJ Memorial Grove
* GPS DIRECTIONS: https://goo.gl/maps/8t6o5ZWsQps
* PARKING INFO: Parking lot, ample parking.
* LEVEL: Medium(-) [distance considerations]
* DISTANCE: 20 miles
* PACE: 12 to 15mph
* TERRAIN: Mostly Trail, Some Street, Minor Hills.
* ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27003978
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The Ride : Detail
For your riding pleasure NoVA CBG presents The OTHER Cherry Blossom Ride.

While the famous cherry blossoms are around the Tidal Basin and Hains Point, the crowds there are truly stunning, and it just isn't practical to RIDE there. (Our Tidal Basin cherry blossom rides are ride to the site, park, and walk around). Lucky for us that there are other collections of blossoms around the area. One of the best is up in the Kenwood area of Bethesda.

The route is an "out and back" starting from the LBG Grove / Columbia Island Marina, heading up Mt Vernon trail to Key Bridge, where we cross over and take Capitol Crescent Trail up to Kenwood. We’ll take in the trees, and then reverse route back to the start.

The Meeting Spot:
Columbia Island Marina / LBJ Memorial Grove
George Washington Memorial Pkwy,
Arlington, VA[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/8t6o5ZWsQps

IMPORTANT: Give yourself ample time to find this location. We are starting from Columbia Island Marina/LBJ Memorial Grove. The location can be difficult to find because it has no exact physical address. USE THE GPS LINKS !!

The Ride after the Ride:
TBD - Probably Shirlington

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.