February Ride Schedule
Oxon Hill Bicycle & Trail Club
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THUR
Feb 1
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: GALLANT GREEN, BASSFORD & COVINGTON Class CC/TOURING 33 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. Today we'll again try to do this route, heading south to the flatlands of Malcolm to a rest stop at Moreland Market with some rollers on the way. We'll take Gallant Green all the way to Bassford, do Celestial the hard way, then at the Five Points take Covington to Croom and Aquasco. 33 miles, 1080' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the club's RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26718788 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/47jKFb This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) and printed copies of the cue sheet will be available at the ride start only by prior arrangement.
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]
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
THUR
Feb 1
BEST OF BRANDYWINE Class CC 36 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. At this time, it looks like it will be a good day to ride, so I'm posting this many circles ride. There are shortcuts if rain becomes an issue. GPS file - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26865144 Cue sheet - https://goo.gl/gTWbUz
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
Feb 2
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 20 mi. 10:00 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. As a wise sage observed following the winter solstice, "the days lengthen, the cold strengthens." January and February are usually our area's coldest months, but that's no reason not to start the weekend off right, albeit in an abbreviated fashion. 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 as the indoor facilities and running water at White Plains are closed for the season. 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 SCHOCH 301-437-5045 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
SAT
Feb 3
GOOSE BAY & SMALLWOOD PARK Class CC/TOURING 38 mi. 10:30 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. Friday's going to be cold and windy, but they're predicting sunny skies and temperatures around 40 for Saturday, followed by rain for Sunday, so once again it's time to get it while the getting's good. Starting from the IHRT lot at Livingston Rd we'll make our way to Goose Bay and the Port Tobacco River via Poorhouse and Burch, then take Mill Swamp to Fire Tower and back down Annapolis Woods to Smallwood Church and a second rest stop at Smallwood Park on Mattawoman Creek. 38 miles, 1395' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the Club's RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799449 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/c5Bkwd This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet); printed copies of the cue sheet will be available at the ride start only by prior arrangement.
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]
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
TUE
Feb 6
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: FIRE TOWER & PISGAH MARBURY Class CC/TOURING 30 mi. 10:30 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. A blast from the past, last ridden in 2015. We'll take Bumpy Oak and Marshall Corner to Ripley, Annapolis Woods and Fire Tower to a rest stop at Scott's store, then return on Annapolis Woods to Poorhouse and Pisgah Marbury, making our way back to Bryans Road up Livingston. Route map & GPS files are in the Club's RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7344967 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/RnV5pK I'll bring a couple of extra cue sheets, but to be sure you may want to print one for yourself and bring the extras to share. Note the 10:30 start time.
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]
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
TUE
Feb 6
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: FIRE TOWER & PISGAH MARBURY Class B/A 30 mi. 10:30 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. An A/B addition to Steve's ride, see above for description. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7344967 / Cue sheet at https://goo.gl/RnV5pK
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]
BARBARA HANEY 202-531-3299 haneyb@me.com
THUR
Feb 8
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: FLORAL PARK & MILLER FARMS Class CC/TOURING 31 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. We'll take Old Indian Head and Dyson across MD-5 and down Floral Park to Windbrook and a rest stop at Miller Farms. Coming down Thrift Rd, we'll take Floral Park to a climb on Danville, then Accokeek and McKendree to a second rest stop at the WaWa. After the break we'll cross MD-5 onto Cedarville, returning on Ash Box, Brandywine and Gibbons Church. 31 miles, 917' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the Club's RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26819568 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/5WRJiE This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue sheet) as printed copies will be available only by prior arrangement.
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]
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
FRI
Feb 9
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 26 mi. 10:00 AM from Indian Head Village Green. There's no better way to get a head start on the weekend then riding one of the premier trails in the entire DC metro area from the Village Green 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 but NO indoor facilities and running water at White Plains as they are closed for the season. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Dir: Take MD-210 (Indian Head Highway) south to Indian Head. Turn right on Earl Rd/Pye St just before entrance to the Naval Weapon Center, Indian Head Division. Turn right onto Mildred Ride Drive.[Mildred Rice Drive, Indian Head, MD 20640]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159
TUE
Feb 13
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Class CC PLUS FRIENDS 39 mi. 10:30 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. TIME CHANGE: 10:30 AM. Let's start a little later and go to Nanjemoy Community Center for a warm rest stop.GPS - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26743109 Cue sheet - https://goo.gl/EMb5co
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]
JOAN OPPEL 703-328-9863 oppeljs@gmail.com
THUR
Feb 15
BEST OF BRANDYWINE Class CC 36 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. Weather looks good, route has shortcuts! GPS - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26865144 Cue sheet - https://goo.gl/gTWbUz
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
Feb 16
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 20 mi. 10:00 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. As a wise sage observed following the winter solstice, "the days lengthen, the cold strengthens." January and February are usually our area's coldest months, but that's no reason not to start the weekend off right, albeit in an abbreviated fashion. 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 as the indoor facilities and running water at White Plains are closed for the season. 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 SCHOCH 301-437-5045 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
SUN
Feb 18
LAUREL GROVE TO CHAPTICO Class CC/TOURING 40 mi. 10:30 AM from Northern Senior Center (St. Mary's County). We'll take the Three Notch Trail to its terminus in Laurel Grove Park, then after a rest stop we'll head south on Laurel Grove, Kavanaugh and Loveville Rd, swinging through the Loveville Mennonite community then taking Pin Cushion, Sunnyside and Dr Johnson to a second rest stop in Chaptico. After that break we'll take Budd's Creek and Thompson Corner to the Amish area, swinging through Ryceville and Dixie Lyon before rejoining the Three Notch Trail and returning to Northern Senior Center. 40 miles, 1000' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the Club's RWGPS Route Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26851618 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/pq68Lf This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue sheet), printed copies will be available at the ride start only 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
Feb 18
BIKE DMV SOUTHERN LOOP Class CC 38 mi. 11:30 AM from BicycleSPACE 440 K ST NW, Washington, DC 20001. Join me on the BicycleSPACE shop City Explorers 35-40 mile ride as I lead it on a expedition around the Bike DMV Southern Route. The ride will take us on such paved Trails as the Anacostia Riverwalk, Oxon Hill Bike Trail, Potomac Yards, Four Mile Run, Custis, Mt. Vernon, and Rock Creek Park. We also ride by old the RFK Stadium, over the Whitney Young Memorial, Woodrow Wilson and Arlington Memorial Bridges. On top of that, we will roll through neighborhoods like Old Alexandria VA, Chinatown, DC and through L'Enfant Plaza and the National Mall. Meet 11:15 AM BicycleSPACE Downtown DC. Wheels roll at 11:30 AM. Water, restrooms, bike pumps at ride start and bikes can be brought into the shop for those thinking they need to bring a lock. Note: 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. Advise bringing your own riding eats. I will have some cue sheets for the ride and they can be printed off from the provided Ride with GPS link here: https://goo.gl/GLUVKB
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. Traffic in DC on a Sunday is also generally light. 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. Dir: Best to use 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
TUE
Feb 20
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: CHAPEL POINT & FAIRGROUNDS Class CC TOURING 37 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. Long range forecast calls for nice weather so we'll head over to Chapel Point/St. Ignatius via Hawthorne (yes, an ascent of Mighty Mount Pisgah!) and Rose Hill. Return via Fairgrounds, MD-6, Valley and Pomfret, among others. RideWithGPS routing: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21840740 Cue sheet: https://goo.gl/wgyrSu CC leader will sweep at a pace to insure no rider left behind. Limited cue sheets at ride start so download to your device or print your own. Faster A/B ride leaders solicited to spread the joy.
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
Feb 20
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: CHAPEL POINT & FAIRGROUNDS Class B/A 37 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. NOTE: RIDE STARTS AT 10:00, *NOT* AT 10:30. It looks like it will be at least in the 60s, so let's take advantage by joining the CCs on Ron's route. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21840740 Cue sheet https://goo.gl/wgyrSu
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]
BARBARA HANEY 202-531-3299 haneyb@me.com
WED
Feb 21
BEST OF BRANDYWINE WEDNESDAY: PATUXENT RIVER PARK & MOUNT CALVERT Class CC/TOURING 36 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. In view of the 90% chance of rain predicted for Thursday and the spring-like forecast for Wednesday, Best of Brandywine's arriving a day early this week. Today's route will wind its way down Candy Hill and Nottingham to Mattaponi and St Thomas Church on route to a rest stop at the Patuxent River Park Visitors Center. After the break we'll take Duvall to Mount Calvert, going down to view the Patuxent (note: a couple of tenths of well-groomed gravel to and from the historic site). Climbing back on Mount Calvert Road, we'll take Duley Station and Cheltenham to a descent on Van Brady and a quick return on North Keys. Route map & GPS files are in the Club RWGPS Route Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15286119 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/u2UQdw This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet); printed copies of the cue sheet will be available at the ride start only by prior arrangement.
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]
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
FRI
Feb 23
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 26 mi. 10:00 AM from Indian Head Village Green. There's no better way to get a head start on the weekend then riding one of the premier trails in the entire DC metro area from the Village Green 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 but NO indoor facilities and running water at White Plains as they are closed for the season. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Dir: Take MD-210 (Indian Head Highway) south to Indian Head. Turn right on Earl Rd/Pye St just before entrance to the Naval Weapon Center, Indian Head Division. Turn right onto Mildred Ride Drive.[Mildred Rice Drive, Indian Head, MD 20640]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
SAT
Feb 24
WESTLAKE HS USING THE IHRT TO OLLIES/PISGAH STORES. Class CC+(LOW-B)13-14 36-42 mi. 9:00 AM from Westlake High School. This will be my 1st outdoor ride since Dec 1st. Hoping for an overall 13-14 AMS(CC/low B)pace.The route uses the IHRT as a good warmup, with a 1st reststop at Ollies Store mile 14. Will then go past the Pisgah Store then back to Livingston Rd/IHRT. If everyone feels good we can extend the route to the end of the IHRT @ Mattingly Ave and retrace all the way back on the IHRT to Westlake HS. Doing that would make this 42miles vs 36 the RWGPS shows below. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26888176 Long range forecast shows should be 50+ at the 9:ooam starting time, also shows afternoon showers, so 9am start will hopefully have ride completed by then. I'll have cuesheets. Park on the left side of the school in front of the /Track/Stands.
Dir: 3300 Middletown Rd, Waldorf, MD 20603. From MD 228, go south for two miles on Middletown Road. School is just before Smallwood Drive West. Park by the bleachers on the north side of the school. [map to start]
JOHN GORMAN (C)240-687-1234 jgorman3003@verizon.net
SUN
Feb 25
TOUR D'ACCOKEEK, EXTENDED Class ALL 25 mi. 1:30 PM from Accokeek Firehouse. The usual Tour d'Accokeek route, extended: on our way to the rest stop at the end of Marshall Hall Road, we'll take the turn on Fenwick and follow it all the way to its end to see where it goes. After the break, once we climb Barry's Hill and reach the T on Old Marshall Hall Rd, we'll take a left and follow it down to the end of pavement, then retrace and finish as usual. All classes are welcome and riders can go at their own pace; ride leader will ride at a CC pace. Route map & GPS files are in the club's RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26920630 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/sGMWWY This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet); printed copies will be available at the start by prior arrangement.
Dir: Take Md 210 south approximately 10 mi. from the beltway. Go right on Livingston Road at the Accokeek Rd 373 light (B&J Carryout). The fire station is on right after about 3/4 mi. Park toward the back.[16111 Livingston Rd, Accokeek, MD]
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home)
TUE
Feb 27
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: FIRE TOWER MILL SWAMP Class CC/TOURING 38 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. Down Livingston, Chicamuxen to Pisgah Marbury and Poorhouse to Annapolis Woods, Fire Tower to Scott's Store; leaving the rest stop we'll take MD-6 to Mill Swamp and up Blossom Point, then Burch and Poorhouse to a second rest stop at the Pisgah store, returning on Bicknell and Chapmans Landing. Just under 38 miles, 1200' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the Club RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26903658 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/Pi19cc This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue sheet), printed copies will be available by prior arrangement. An A/B leader would be welcome.
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]
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
WED
Feb 28
BEST OF BRANDYWINE WEDNESDAY: PINEFIELD, MALCOLM & BADEN Class CC/TOURING 36 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. Another washed-out Thursday preceded by another decent Wednesday is in store, so once again Best of Brandywine comes a day early. The route will head down Cedarville Road to Country Lane and a tour through Pinefield on our way to Dr Mudd and a rest stop at the Moreland Market. After the break we'll go down Young and up Celestial, returning via Baden, Candy Hill and Martin. 36 miles, 1177' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the Club RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26933480 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/rYNnZ7 BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet), printed copies available at the start by prior arrangement. An AB leader would be welcome.
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]
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.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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