[RSVPs OPEN] Beginner(+) Level: Water's End Bike & Brewery Ride

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Water's End Brewery

12425 Dillingham Square · Lake Ridge

How to find us

There is plenty of parking in Dillingham square and we will meet right in front of the brewery to do our brief bike check and "the speech".

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The Ride : Summary
* NAME: Waters End Bike & Brewery Ride
* START: Water's End Brewery
* GPS DIRECTIONS: https://goo.gl/maps/MfPCkfsbsDUCHgo69
* ARRIVAL: 11:00am
* THE SPEECH: 11:15am
* ROLLING: 11:30am
* LEVEL: Beginner(+)
* PACE: 12-14+ mph
* DISTANCE: 23 miles
* TERRAIN: trails and streets
* ROUTE: *** coming ***
(a) Bring a bike lock to lock up bikes at the brewery.

The Ride : Detail
For your riding pleasure, NoVA CBG presents Waters End Bike & Brewery Ride. Lets enjoy these cooler September days with a casual Beginner(+) Level ride that starts and ends at Waters End Brewery.

This 23 mile loop takes place partially on the Prince William Parkway bike trail but does involve some road riding. This is a nice casual flat ride with one hill just challenging enough to make us feel like we earned a beer after climbing it. Did I mention there is a brewery at the end? There is plenty of parking in Dillingham square and we will meet right in front of the brewery to do our brief bike check and "the speech".

The ride itself will proceed down Prince William Parkway onto the all purpose trail and cross onto Hoadly Rd. There is a marked bike lane on Hoadly Rd. that we will follow until the end where there is a convenience gas station. We will stop here and fill up on fluids or use the restrooms. We will then proceed onto the bike path until we reach Spriggs Rd. Once we are on Spriggs Rd I always stop at the marker in front of Saunders Middle school. It indicates where a cyclist lost his life do to a car jumping the curb. We will then proceed back to Hoadly Rd. and continue onto Prince William Parkway to complete our loop.

There will be cue sheets available. This is a good opportunity to hone your cue sheet reading skills or follow the .gpx file that I will supply if you have a Garmin.

The Meeting Spot:
Water's End Brewery
Dillingham Square
12425 Dillingham Square
Lake Ridge, VA 22192
Sunday 12–9PM

There is plenty of parking in Dillingham square.
We will meet right in front of the Brewery.

Ride After The Ride:
12439 Dillingham Square
Lake Ridge, VA 22192
Sunday 11AM–10PM
GPS: https://goo.gl/maps/nDEzjBRFjtcwpcUt8

There is Paisanos Pizza in the parking lot with Waters End Brewery and they allow you to bring in your own food into the brewery.

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.

* 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.