December Ride Schedule
Oxon Hill Bicycle & Trail Club
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SUN
Dec 2
PREVIEW WINTER TRAINING RIDE & SUDS (ON THE VIRGINIA SIDE) Class B AND FRIENDS 35 mi. 10:00 AM from Wegman's Alexandria. This is a preview of a weekly training ride to maintain our hard earned fitness. We'll meet at Wegman's and enjoy some new routes with amazing river views. Store management approved parking for us near the northwest corner of lot near parking row markers 16 and 17. The route heads south to explore beautiful and relatively quiet roads in Mason Neck. The 35 mile route is less hilly but spends more time in scenic Mason Neck. The route enjoys a rest stop in the park along the river. Since there are no stores in the park, bring bars or snacks. Water and restrooms will be available.GPS file for 35 mile route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26437938 Cue sheet at https://goo.gl/3txPwm
Dir: 7905 Hilltop Village Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22315 https://goo.gl/maps/V4vFgvG6Aor
ALAN KURZWEIL 703-231-5700 adkurzweil@comcast.net
SUN
Dec 2
PREVIEW WINTER TRAINING RIDE & SUDS (ON THE VIRGINIA SIDE) CORRECTION Class B AND FRIENDS 35 mi. 10:00 AM from Wegman's Alexandria Hilltop Village Center-. Correction for GPS File: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26912283?beta=false. Predicted weather has deteriorated somewhat, so check for updates. Alan
ALAN KURZWEIL 703-231-5700 adkurzweil@comcast.net
SUN
Dec 2
3NT, FRIENDSHIP SCHOOL, CHAPTICO & MECHANICSVILLE Class CC/TOURING 44 mi. 10:45 AM from Northern Senior Center (St. Mary's County). Three Notch Trail to Baggett Park, then Laurel Grove & Kavanaugh to Loveville and a diversion to Friendship School and Parsons Mill in the Loveville Mennonite area en route to Chaptico by way of Sunnyside, Pin Cushion, Hurry and Manor. We'll return from Chaptico on Mechanicsville, Old Village and the Three Notch Trail. 44 miles, 1132' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28982507?beta=false and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/JejZAw BYOQ, printed copies available by prior arrangement.
Dir: From Waldorf, go 13 miles on Leonardtown Road and MD 5 to Golden Beach Rd. Turn right at Golden Beach Rd and go 0.1 mi. Turn left at Charlotte Hall Rd/Old Route 5 and 0.9 mi to Community Center on the right. [map to start]
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
SUN
Dec 2
FORT WARD EXCURSION Class CC 33 mi. 11:15 AM from BicycleSPACE 440 K ST NW, Washington, DC 20001. This ride will take us into mighty Virginia to visit the American Civil War Fort Ward. This Fort has been restored to its original condition preserving 90-95% of its earthen walls intact. Pretty cool beans to see. Along the way, we ride on the Oxon Hill Bike, Four Mile Run and Potomac Yards Trails. We cross the Woodrow Wilson and 14th Street bridges and rumble by the Tidal Basin and through Chinatown in DC. What's more, ride takes us through two States and one territory right here in the mighty United States of America! For those looking to do the whole ride from beginning to end I would say the ride will be in the 3-4 hour range with time allowed for stop and go riding in the city and stopping along the way for group pictures and restroom breaks. No official plans to stop for food, but we can stop for a quick snack at a convenience store if need be. However, I advise bringing your own riding eats. I may have some cue sheets for the ride, but best that you download them and print them out from the provided Ride with GPS image/link: https://goo.gl/NFyBsH
Dir: For those traveling to ride by vehicle, please take note parking is meter free on DC's streets on Sunday and there are various parking garages and lots within the immediate radius of BicycleSPACE. You can also check out www.spothero.com for parking availability and discounts on nearby lots. For those traveling by Metrorail, take the Green line and get off at the Gallery Place Chinatown station. Exit the station on 7th St NW and head north 3 blocks to K St NW. Make a right on K St NW and BicycleSPACE is 3 blocks on the right. For directions to the BicycleSPACE, please feel free to call the shop at (202) 962-0123. Google Maps for your directions depending on how you are getting to the ride: https://goo.gl/DCLb5S
CHRISTOPHER ROELL 202-607-5565 roellchristopher@yahoo.com
SUN
Dec 2
INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL RIDE Class ALL 26 mi. 1:00 PM from Indian Head Village Green Pavilion. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ribbon cutting that opened the first phase of the Indian Head Rail Trail. Come ride all or part of the trail at a pace and distance you like. The ride is a tribute to Tom Roland, Former Chief of Parks and Recreation and the Charles County Commissioners who had the vision to make this trail possible.
Dir: Take MD-210 (Indian Head Highway) to the town of Indian Head. At the top of the hill, pass Indian Head Elementary School on the right and turn right into Lackey Drive. Continue to pavilion parking on the left or straight ahead to IHRT parking on Dr. Mitrhell Lane. [map to start]
JIM HUDNALL 202-436-2585 jimhudnall@gmail.com
JANE HUDNALL 202-679-8898 janehudnall@gmail.com
SUN
Dec 2
SUNDAE BRUNCH JAUNT!!! Class B & UP 33 mi. 1:00 PM from Manokeek Village Center. Come join Linda & I for an afternoon "Sundae Brunch" ride. This will be the beginning of the warmest part of the day and you can burn some holiday calories. There is a restroom at ride start and at the rest stop. View, Download, & Print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28907690. Other ride classes welcomed with an appropriate Ride Leader.
Dir: From the Washington Beltway (I-95), take Indian Head Hwy Md 210 south towards Indian Head for approximately ten miles, turn left onto Berry Rd Md 228, after a half mile turn right onto Manning Rd and then take the second right into the Manokeek Shopping Village. Park in front of Starbucks. [7053 Berry Rd, Accokeek, MD 20607]
MON
Dec 3
3-BUMP CHUMP Class B+/A 30+ mi. 10:00 AM from Manokeek Village Center. A fun workout ride that includes Mill Hill, Bumpy Oak, and Barry's Hill. There's section's for recovery and section's for steady push/cadence work. If the group wants more distance, adding Mason Springs is possible. No set map, as we ride as the feeling takes us. Expect about 17mph AMS. Cheers!
Dir: From the Washington Beltway (I-95), take Indian Head Hwy Md 210 south towards Indian Head for approximately ten miles, turn left onto Berry Rd Md 228, after a half mile turn right onto Manning Rd and then take the second right into the Manokeek Shopping Village. Park in front of Starbucks. [7053 Berry Rd, Accokeek, MD 20607]
MICHAEL DONG 240-273-5321 denalipro3@hotmail.com
TUE
Dec 4
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: ST IGNATIUS VISIT Class CC & FRIENDS 36 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. A tried and true route that will afford us the chance to check on the renovations at St Ignatius. Return via Quailwood for a glimpse of the dragon. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26630223?beta=false Cue sheet: https://bit.ly/2GZZaS6 A couple of cue sheets will be available at ride start but best to download or print your own. Ride leader will sweep at a pace to insure no rider left behind.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn right onto Md 227 (Marshall Hall Rd.) and left into shopping center. Park on the left toward Safeway. [3129 Marshall Hall Road, Bryans Road, MD 20616]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
THUR
Dec 6
BEST OF BRANDYWINE Class CC & FRIENDS 34 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. We make some circles in and out of Patuxent River Park, two visitors' centers with inside warming possibilities. GPS file here; https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29005058 Please print a cue sheet: http://bit.ly/2G6x1ZU
Dir: From the Beltway (Rt495/95) take the Branch Ave South exit onto Branch Ave (Rt5). Continue south into Brandywine MD. From Route 5 make a left turn onto Brandywine RD. Go past the firehouse, and make a left turn onto North Keys Road. Travel for approximately 1.5 miles and make a left turn into the North Keys Community Park. [11806 North Keys Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613]
JOAN OPPEL 703-328-9863 oppeljs@gmail.com
FRI
Dec 7
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 20+ mi. 10:00 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. Ride one of the premier trails in the entire DC metro area from the Livingston Road parking lot to White Plains and return. Ride at your own pace, go as far as you desire, enjoy stimulating conversation with other club members, and just have a good time! Convenient portolets along the route. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn left onto Livingston RoadD/MD-227, after 1.8 miles bear right to stay on Livingston Road/MD-224 for 2.0 miles to the trail parking area on the right. [map to start]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
SAT
Dec 8
LAUREL SPRINGS & MILL RUN Class AA/3 SPORT 43 mi. 10:30 AM from Laurel Springs Regional Park in La Plata. Don't be afraid! I know it is supposed to be cold this weekend but you can handle a ride. Come out and join me for a quick ride around Charles County. We will start late and keep the distance on the short side so you won't be too cold. I will bring cue sheets. The route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26705563
Dir: From the Capital Beltway, I95, take exit 7A, Md 5 (Branch Ave) south. At 9 miles, US 301 joins Md 5. Continue on US 301 / MD 5 to Waldorf where Md 5 turns east. Stay on US 301 for another 4 miles. Turn Left on Washington Ave. After 0.9 mile, turn Left on Rosewick Rd (Sign to "Board of Education"). In 1.6 miles it becomes Radio Station Rd at a sharp Right turn. Laurel Springs Park is on the left. [map to start]
BLAKE ALTMAN 301-659-4442 blake.james.altman@gmail.com
SAT
Dec 8
NUTWELLS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE Class CC 32 mi. 12:30 PM from Wayson Corner Park and Ride. Please join me for a visit to Wayson's Corner in Winter. We'll ride up to Harwood by way of Queen Anne Bridge, then head down Nutwell Sudley and Nutwell on our return. The rest stop will be at the Harwood gas station/store. You can view and download the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26934085?beta=false. Ride leader will sweep and bring cue sheets. Optional stop for hot beverages at Dunkin Donuts after the ride.
Dir: From I-95 Exit 11-A take Pennsylvania Avenue (Md 4) 10 miles past Upper Marlboro to Waysons Corner, exit Md 408. Left at the end of exit ramp to Waysons Corner. Bear right at the light and proceed to the park and ride on the right. [5442 Southern Maryland Blvd, Lothian, MD 20711]
DEBBY BOWMAN bowmandj@aol.com
TUE
Dec 11
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: BR 36 ACCOKEEK>MARSHALL CORNER Class CC (& "FRIENDS') 36 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. As the name says, we'll ride to Accokeek and then over to Marshall Corner with the return on MD-210. Flat with only 875' of elevation change but a climb up to highest point in Charles County adds a bit of interest. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29012834?beta=false Cue sheet: http://bit.ly/2StMSCR A few cue sheets will be available at ride start but best to download or print your own. Ride leader will sweep at a pace to insure no rider left behind.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn right onto Md 227 (Marshall Hall Rd.) and left into shopping center. Park on the left toward Safeway. [3129 Marshall Hall Road, Bryans Road, MD 20616]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
THUR
Dec 13
BEST OF BRANDYWINE Class CC & FRIENDS 34 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. Today we take a roundabout tour to the Moreland store, then return with no detour. GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29023741 Please print a cue sheet: http://bit.ly/2L6JOua
Dir: From the Beltway (Rt495/95) take the Branch Ave South exit onto Branch Ave (Rt5). Continue south into Brandywine MD. From Route 5 make a left turn onto Brandywine RD. Go past the firehouse, and make a left turn onto North Keys Road. Travel for approximately 1.5 miles and make a left turn into the North Keys Community Park. [11806 North Keys Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613]
JOAN OPPEL 703-328-9863 oppeljs@gmail.com
FRI
Dec 14
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 20+ mi. 10:00 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. Ride one of the premier trails in the entire DC metro area from the Livingston Road parking lot (NOTE start location change) to White Plains and return. Ride at your own pace, go as far as you desire, enjoy stimulating conversation with other club members, and just have a good time! Convenient portolets along the route.Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn left onto Livingston RoadD/MD-227, after 1.8 miles bear right to stay on Livingston Road/MD-224 for 2.0 miles to the trail parking area on the right. [map to start]
JACKIE AND RANDY SCHOCH 301-437-5045 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
SAT
Dec 15
HORSESHOE TT Class ALL 10.8 mi. 9:00 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. For anyone wondering where their fitness level truly is, there's no hiding in a Time Trial. Psych yourself up, and be ready to race the clock and your mind on "The Horseshoe TT." It's a rolling course reminiscent of the Davidsonville TT, with 330ft ascent and 370ft descent, over a fabulous 10.8mi clean road with only 2 turns and generally light traffic. Warm-up on the IHRT or Chicamuxen. The route starts at Bicknell-Rt turn Mason Springs-Rt turn Smallwood Church Rd to Finish at Chicamuxen. Cool down is anywhere. Been doing this route for 2 years and a "not too shabby" time is 30-35mins, so you can expect a 1hr to 2hr ride day. Please text me your name and ride category by Fri Oct 19th so an informal roster/start can be formulated. Stingrays to Cervelo's it's all good, bring what you can roll! Cheers, Michael * Not USAC or USAT sanctioned, but there is a cool perpetual trophy and bragging rights.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn left onto Livingston RoadD/MD-227, after 1.8 miles bear right to stay on Livingston Road/MD-224 for 2.0 miles to the trail parking area on the right. [map to start]
MICHAEL DONG 240-273-5321 denalipro3@hotmail.com
SAT
Dec 15
DEL RAY HOLIDAY LIGHTS RIDE Class ALL 5 mi. 5:30 PM from George Washington Middle School Parking Lot (1005 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria). Join the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Alexandria Spokeswomen and Phoenix Bikes for a free family-friendly night time bike ride around Del Ray. The residents of Del Ray put on a great holiday light show every year and we plan to see it all on our bikes! Please bring a functioning bike adorned with as many lights and holiday cheer as you can find and whatever else you need for an hour and a half long cruise. Dress appropriately - it can get really cold going this slow. Meet us behind the George Washington Middle School in the parking lot. This will be a no drop ride, approximately 5 miles. We will be moving slowly and will wait to regroup if separated. After the ride, we encourage you to warm up at a nearby eatery - a number of us plan to grab a bite to eat afterwards. Make sure to bring a lock! This ride will go on unless rain (or snow!) is anticipated. If the chance of rain is greater than 40%, we will postpone, and a notice will be posted in schedule updates and to the OHBike mailing list. Helmets and bike lights are required and you will be asked to sign a waiver at the start of the ride. Decorations are optional but encouraged.
Dir: in the lot behind the school. Link to map showing the starting point: https://goo.gl/maps/A7YeQyS12Mq Directions from Prince George's County: cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to Virginia taking the local lanes. Take exit 177B-177C to Rt 1 N / S Patrick St. Follow Rt 1 north 1.5 miles; turn left onto Wythe St. Go 0.3 mi and go slightly left/right onto E Braddock St, through the underpass beneath the Metro tracks, staying in the right lane. At the traffic light turn right onto Mount Vernon Ave. Turn right at the next traffic light into the GW Middle School driveway.
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
SUN
Dec 16
GALESVILLE, DEALE & SOUTH POLLING HOUSE Class CC/TOURING 34 mi. 10:30 AM from Southern High School (Anne Arundel County). An easy-paced tour of Galesville and Deale. We'll take Mill Swamp to Muddy Creek, venturing off the main route to explore Cumberstone and Bayfields down to the shores of the West River en route to a stop at the park in Galesville by the yacht yard; then take Owensville and Sudley to Swamp Circle to Deale, stopping for lunch at the South County Cafe. After the break we'll tour Masons Beach on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay before taking Nutwell Sudley and Nutwell over to MD-2, returning to Harwood on South Polling House. 34 miles, 1050' of elevation gain. Rooute map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29026463?beta=false and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/KjxhVT This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) Printed copies of the cue sheet available by prior arrangement.
Dir: From I-95 Exit 11-A take Pennsylvania Avenue (Md 4) 10 miles past Upper Marlboro to Waysons Corner. Take the exit for Md 408 through Waysons Corner and go 5.5 miles to a roundabout. Take the second exit from the roundabout onto Md 2 north. Continue 3.6 miles to the High School on the left. [map to start]
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
TUE
Dec 18
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: BR 31 WELCOME>PISGAH MARBURY Class CC & FRIENDS 31 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. For those still needing 2018 miles, a short, fast route as warm-up for the evening's Fort Hunt Christmas Lights ride. We'll take Bumpy Oak, Rose Hill, and MD-6 to Welcome and a rest stop at Scott's Store. Return via Hilltop, Annapolis Woods, Poorhouse, Stucky, Pisgah Marbury, Chicamuxen, and Livingston. RideWithGPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29041776?beta=false Cue sheet: http://bit.ly/2QvH5Ap Ride leader will sweep at a pace to insure no rider left behind. A couple of cue sheets will be available at ride start but best to either print your own or download route.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn right onto Md 227 (Marshall Hall Rd.) and left into shopping center. Park on the left toward Safeway. [3129 Marshall Hall Road, Bryans Road, MD 20616]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
TUE
Dec 18
HOLIDAY LIGHTS BIKE TOUR! Class ALL 10-11 mi. 6:30 PM from Waynewood Elementary School, 1205 Waynewood Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22308From the south end of Old Town Alexandria, at Church Street. Take a tour of the Christmas lights and decorations near Fort Hunt, Alexandria Virginia. Your hosts have mapped out a 10-11 mile route of highlights (pun intended) that includes two of the most visited homes in the DMV metro area. The group will stay together (no route will be distributed). Plan on the tour taking approximately an hour and a half, to allow for stopping along the way to take in the sights. FRONT and REAR lights ARE REQUIRED*, the front light should be bright enough for lighting your way on suburban streets. Please plan to use the courtesy of steady mode in the group, not flashing mode. AND - Just a note to remind ourselves: Rush hour traffic means we have to plan ahead for possible extra travel time. *(One or two front/rear lights may be available for loan, please contact the ride leaders.) There is no portapotty at the school. Fort Hunt Rd is an alternate route with some possible bathroom opportunities. RAIN DATE: Wednesday Dec 19 or Thursday Dec 20
Dir: continue straight for approximately 4.5 miles, turn RIGHT onto Waynewood Blvd (it is the next right after Collingwood for reference). Then go about 0.3, 0.4 miles to Waynewood Elementary on the left.
JOAN OPPEL AND RON ALTEMUS 703-328-9823 or 703-618-2159 oppeljs@gmail.com or surlykm29er@yahoo.com
FRI
Dec 21
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 20+ mi. 10:00 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. Ride one of the premier trails in the entire DC metro area from the Livingston Road parking lot to White Plains and return. Ride at your own pace, go as far as you desire, enjoy stimulating conversation with other club members, and just have a good time! Convenient portolets along the route. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn left onto Livingston RoadD/MD-227, after 1.8 miles bear right to stay on Livingston Road/MD-224 for 2.0 miles to the trail parking area on the right. [map to start]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
THUR
Dec 27
ANNUAL HOLIDAY WALK Class ALL 3 miles mi. 6:00 PM from Mr Henry's Restaurant. The Holiday Season is upon us once again! Time for our annual holiday walk and dinner! We will gather at 5:45pm for a prompt 6pmtree start from Mr Henry's, 601 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC. We will walk to the US Botanical Gardens to warm up and enjoy the magical miniature trains, music and floral displays. Next, on to the US Capitol to see the festive Capitol Tree! If the weather cooperates, we will stroll thru the Capitol Hill neighborhood on the return trip to Mr Henry's for our 8pm dinner reservation. There is some on street parking in neighborhood, with meters and often time restrictions, which are not always convenient. The best option is the take Metro. Mr Henry's is just one block away from the Eastern Market Metro exit, heading toward the Capitol. We usually have a nice sized group, your leader will make a reservation. If you are going to dinner, please RSVP, ASAP but no later than December 26. Hope you will join us!
Dir: Capitol Hill.
POLLY CHOATE 202-966-5571 scooterpea@yahoo.com
FRI
Dec 28
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 20+ mi. 10:00 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. Ride one of the premier trails in the entire DC metro area from the Livingston Road parking lot (NOTE start location change) to White Plains and return. Ride at your own pace, go as far as you desire, enjoy stimulating conversation with other club members, and just have a good time! Convenient portolets along the route.Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn left onto Livingston RoadD/MD-227, after 1.8 miles bear right to stay on Livingston Road/MD-224 for 2.0 miles to the trail parking area on the right. [map to start]
JACKIE AND RANDY SCHOCH 301-437-5045 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
 

WEATHER RULES

Unless otherwise stated, rides may be canceled if the temperature is less than 40 degrees or the chance of precipitation is greater than 50% on www.weather.com during the ride. Call the ride leader if in doubt.

Ride Leaders Guidelines

  1. Prepare a cue sheet and/or map (either new or existing club route) and scout the route before the ride. You may use cue sheets in the club's cue sheet library. Other good places to find cue sheets or to create a cue sheet are www.BikeRouteToaster.com, www.RideWithGPS.com, www.Bikely.com, and www.MapMyRide.com.
  2. Submit the ride to the Ride Schedule with the online Ride Submission Form.   Rides submitted will automatically appear on the online schedule. To submit multiples rides, use your browser's "back" button to return to the ride submission form.
  3. If you have a cell phone, include its number on the cue sheet and have your cell phone on during the ride.
  4. Arrive 10-15 minutes before the ride start time.
  5. Have all riders sign a release sign-up form.
  6. Give all riders a cue sheet and/or map.
  7. Welcome the riders and brief them on details of ride stops, problems, pace, etc.
  8. Make sure the riders wear helmets.
  9. "Lead from the rear" or appoint someone to "ride sweep!"
  10. Ride at the advertised pace!
  11. Carry the sign-up sheet with you on the ride so that you have riders' emergency contact information if needed.
  12. After the ride, post your ride report at http://ohbike.memberlodge.org/reports.

Rider Responsibilities

  1. Arrive early to sign-in and be ready to leave on time.
  2. Some starting points do not have restrooms, plan accordingly.
  3. Make sure your bicycle is in proper working order before you arrive.
  4. Carry a spare tube, patch kit, pump, water bottle and snack.
  5. Carry identification and emergency money.
  6. Sign a ride waiver and get a cue sheet and/or map from the ride leader.
  7. Wear a helmet!
  8. Practice safety and obey all traffic laws.
  9. Do not "bike off" more than you can do. Go on rides within your ability, interest and experience level. If in doubt, phone the ride leader.
  10. Riders should maintain the pace as advertised. The rider may ride faster or slower than this pace if s/he knows the route and advises the leader accordingly. In this case the leader will not be responsible for the cyclists safe return or completion of the ride.
  11. Riders should advise the ride leader if the rider will not complete the ride or deviate from the designated route.
  12. Riders should warn nearby cyclists of road debris or, when in the rear, warning leading cyclists of approaching motorists from behind.
  13. Riders should as simple courtesy help out others with mechanical problems. Riders will try to help but there is no obligation to wait for cyclists with major breakdowns.
  14. Riders should use common sense and courtesy.

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