[RSVPs OPEN] Medium Level: Thirsty Thursday (16+mph : Arrive 6:00 : Roll 6:15)

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Every week on Thursday until October 3, 2019

Jones Point Park

Jones Point Dr. · Alexandria , VA

How to find us

We will be under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge by the restrooms.

Location image of event venue


September Thursday's are FASTER and EARLIER to beat the sunset.

Sunset = 7:22 PM
One Lap @ Fort Hunt
Bring Lights.
16+ mph

The Ride: Summary
* NAME: The Thirsty Thursday Ride
* ARRIVAL: 6:00pm
* THE SPEECH: 6:00pm
* ROLLING: 6:15pm
* LEVEL: Medium
* PACE: 16+mph
* DISTANCE: 14.5 miles
* TERRAIN: It is a growth ride, Trails, Streets, & a Hill named The Punisher.
* START: Jones Point Park (under the bridge)
* GPS DIRECTIONS: https://goo.gl/maps/wW7UDQ11Rhu
* ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29746358
~ Every Thursday we sure are Thirsty
~ You must have a bike computer (odometer).
~ You must have a cue sheet clip/holder and be willing to read the supplied cue sheet.
~ All road riding safety rules will be followed.
~ If discussed riding rules or speeds are not followed you will be asked to not participate in future Thirsty Thursday rides.

The Ride: Detail
For your riding pleasure NoVA CBG presents The Thirsty Thursday Ride.

Do you think you're ready and want to try a SOLID MEDIUM level ride? The entire idea of this ride is to (A) Learn how to read a cue sheet (B) Raise your average ride MPH from a beginner pace to a medium level pace (C) Have fun.

We welcome strong Beginner Level riders that want to try a Medium Level ride in a structured environment that are willing to push themselves and get better as the weeks go by. This is a NO DROP ride so you will not be left behind but you are expected to really try to keep pace. If you normally ride faster than 15mph you can use this ride to practice your "keeping pace" skills. The goal is to do this ride smoother, better, and faster each time we do it.

This is a mostly flat ride from Jones Point to Fort Hunt starting on the Mt. Vernon trail. We will be crossing the GW Parkway at Tulane, and onto the neighboring streets on our way to Fort Hunt Park. Of course those of you familiar with this route will know we have the hill known as "The PUNISHER" as soon as we enter the neighborhood. Once we get to Fort Hunt we will do laps (or you can rest) for a bit before heading back the way we came.

The Meeting Spot:
Jones Point Park
Jones Point Dr., Alexandria , VA

You will find us gathering under the bridge by the restrooms.

Think about using Prince Street (one way street, left lane) to come down into Alexandria, to S. Royal street. If you use the Beltway or Duke street you may run into traffic.

The Ride After The Ride (The Thirsty Part):
Southside[masked] South Washington St.
Alexandria, VA[masked]http://www.southside815.com/

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