[RSVPs OPEN] Beginner(+) Level: The Custard Cruise [Arrive @ 5:45 / Roll @ 6:00]

This is a past event

18 people went

Every week on Wednesday until October 23, 2019

Spokes Etc.

1545 North Quaker Lane · Alexandria, VA

How to find us

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

Location image of event venue


* ARRIVAL TIME: 5:45pm
* ROLLING = 6:00pm
* SUNSET = 6:39 PM
* Commonwealth Route

The Ride : Summary
* NAME: The Custard Cruise
* ARRIVAL: 5:45pm
* THE SPEECH: 5:45pm
* ROLLING: 6:00pm
* BACK AT SPOKES: 7:00pm
* LEVEL: Beginner(+)
* PACE: 12+ mph
* DISTANCE: 10.5 miles
* TERRAIN: This is a growth ride and has a little bit of everything. Flat riding, riding on bike trails, riding in bike lanes, riding in the street (with light traffic) and a hill named "Medusa".
* START: Spokes Etc. (Quaker Lane)
* GPS DIRECTIONS: https://goo.gl/maps/niKVZwjGVfK2
* ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29746266
~ Every Wednesday we cruise for custard.
~ You never eat custard alone as custard by its very nature is meant for sharing.
~ Spokes extends a club discount of 10% to you if you need anything.

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]http://www.thedairygodmother.com/

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]http://spokesetc.com/

The Ride After The Ride:
Ramparts Tavern and Grill
1700 Fern St, Alexandria, VA[masked]https://www.rampartstavern.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.