April Ride Schedule
Oxon Hill Bicycle & Trail Club
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SUN
April 1
WHITE MARCH-SOTTERLEY Class AA/3 55 mi. 9:00 AM from White Marsh Elementary School. I won't be able to ride on the on Saturday which is supposed to have the nicer weather this weekend. However, while Sunday is supposed to be cloudy the rain is supposed to hold of until evening and the temperatures aren't supposed to be too bad. We did much of this ride on March 17 but we didn't complete the whole route; this time the plan is to do it all. The route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20892499 and I will bring cue sheets.
Dir: From Beltway, exit onto Rt 5 south. Take Rt 5 south to Rt 236 (just past intersection with Rt 6). Turn right on Rt 236 and proceed about 0.2 to school. [map to start]
BLAKE ALTMAN 301-659-4442 blake.james.altman@gmail.com
SUN
April 1
ANOTHER TEST Class ALL 10 mi. 9:00 AM from Accokeek Firehouse. Testing ride submission form
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]
JIM HUDNALL
SUN
April 1
AND ANOTHER TEST Class ALL 10 mi. 9:00 AM from Accokeek Firehouse. testing ride submission form
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]
JIM HUDNALL
SUN
April 1
STILL ANOTHER TEST Class ALL 12 mi. 9:00 AM from Accokeek Academy (formerly Eugene Burroughs Middle School). still testing ride submission form
Dir: From Beltway, take exit 3-A Indian Head Hwy (Md 210) south for 8.5 miles, turn left on Farmington Rd. Go .9 miles to intersection of Livingston Road and Berry Rd. Cross Livingston Road and continue straight on Berry Road and then left into school. [14600 Berry Rd, Accokeek, MD 20607]
JIM HUDNAL
SUN
April 1
ANOTHER TEST AGAIN Class A 123 mi. 10:00 AM from Belle Haven Picnic Area. testing ride submission form
Dir: From I-95 in MD, cross Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Virginia. Stay to the right and take first exit, Exit 177C to Mount Vernon. Go two blocks on Church Street and turn right on Washington Street toward Mount Vernon. As Washington St. crosses over the beltway and leaves Alexandria, it becomes the George Washington Parkway. After 1.25 miles, turn left to Belle Haven Marina. Immediately turn left again toward parking areas and park close to the restrooms. [map to start]
JIM HUDNALL
SUN
April 1
FRIENDSHIP LANDING, HOLLY SPRINGS AND RIVERSIDE Class CC/TOURING 40 mi. 10:30 AM from Pisgah Park. A scenic tour on the quiet, wooded back roads of Nanjemoy. We'll go down Annapolis Woods and up Durham Church, then take Ironsides to Friendship Farm Park. After the rest stop we'll continue on Ironsides to Holly Spring, then head south to Riverside and a second stop at Mallows Bay Park. We'll return on Sandy Point, Gilroy, Bowie and Mason Springs. 40 miles, 1374' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the Club's RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27124582 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://bit.ly/2GnUxkz This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) Printed copies will be available at the ride start by prior arrangement.
Dir: From the intersection of Mason Springs Rd and Poorhouse Rd (i.e., the Pisgah store) continue south on Mason Spring Rd for about 7/10 of a mile, then turn right on Pisgah Park Pl. Follow the park entrance road 0.4 mi then go left into the park. 6645 Mason Springs Rd, La Plata, MD 20646
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
SUN
April 1
MV 36 MANOKEEK ESPRESSO Class B 35.8 mi. 11:00 AM from Manokeek Village Center. It's Easter Sunday. For those that want to spend time out in the sunshine, riding the roads of Charles County, join me on this fairly short ride that will have you back home in time for dinner, lawn care, movies, or whatever else you have planned for your Sunday afternoon. Cue sheet can be found in the club's Route Library. I will have cue sheets at ride start.
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]
DIANE HARRIS 301-452-2267
SUN
April 1
FORT STANTON TO FORT RENO LOOP Class CC 40 mi. 11:30 AM from Class CC 38 mi. 11. This ride will be a Bike DC Loop that loops around the Old U.S. Civil War Forts of Stanton and Reno from Southeast DC to Northwest DC. From Fort Stanton we experience perhaps the best view of all DC, and Fort Reno takes us to the highest point of elevation in all of DC! The ride will also take us on such paved Trails as the Anacostia Riverwalk, Marvin Gaye, Northwest Branch, Sligo Creek, Rock Creek Park and the First St and L St Protected bike lanes. We ride by Union Station, the U.S. Capitol, the Nationals Stadium and the Japanese Pagoda as well. 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. We can also modify the ride as we ride based on the groups needs. I will have some cue sheets for the ride and they can be printed off from the Ride with GPS link here: https://goo.gl/ariswX
Dir: 30 AM from BicycleSPACE 440 K ST NW, Washington, DC 20001 - 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
WED
April 1
CASEY JONES EXPRESS B Class B 26 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Class B 26 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. A riders can hammer, too " No rest stops. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799480
Dir: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
BRUCE WRIGHT 540-379-3230 bigheart63@gmail.com
JEAN WRIGHT 240-299-9744 medic4bigheart@gmail.com
TUE
April 3
LA PLATA LOOPS Class B 34 mi. 10:30 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. There is not a morning ride posted for Tuesday (where are you Steve?) but it seems there should be one posted. Temperature high is forecasted to be 62 degrees. Yahoo and Weather Bug predict no morning rain however Weather.com predicts a 25 percent chance but I am willing to take that chance. In the event of a surprise rain, there are bail out points. I will ride at a slow B pace. All are welcome, faster and less fast. The terrain is relatively easy except for a 9 percent climb up Pomfret. The BR 34 La Plata Loops route is in the Club's Route Library https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17686251 and the cue sheet is in the cloud at https://goo.gl/8Io56q . As Steve would say, this is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cuesheet).
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]
TOM SHORT (703) 626-6065 twshort@comcast.net
TUE
April 3
STRAWBERRY FRAPPE Class B & UP 25 mi. 5:30 PM from Manokeek Village Center. For the rider who would like to get in a ride after their work day, or just to ride, with a restroom at the start/finish, the "Strawberry Frappe" is the perfect "Non Stop" 25 mile ride that will start and finish in front of Starbucks located in the Manokeek Village Center at the far southern, quiet edge of Prince George's County, Maryland. From there, the ride takes you into Charles County Maryland. You will then skirt with Waldorf, White Plains, ride 5 miles of the scenic Indian Head Rail Trail, Pomonkey, Bryan's Road, Accokeek, and then return to Manokeek, where you can enjoy a Strawberry Frappe (or a refreshment of your choice) at Starbucks to finish your ride experience. You can view, download, & print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271.
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]
WED
April 4
CASEY JONES EXPRESS Class AA/2 EXPRESS 25 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. This weekly express ride offers the opportunity to ride hard and challenge yourself. No rest stops. The ride leader will make a best effort to ensure all riders return to the start point. The route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799480
Dir: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
BLAKE ALTMAN 301-659-4442 blake.james.altman@gmail.com
THUR
April 5
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: TRUMAN MANOR, GALLANT GREEN Class CC/C 34 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. Fairly short and as flat as it gets in Brandywine - 34 miles, 871' of elevation gain. We'll take Cedarville to Dent and St Peters Church, Dr Mudd to a rest stop at the Moreland Market, then Young to Truman Manor to Gallant Green and Mt Pleasant to the Five Points. Covington and Croom bring us to Aquasco/Brandywine straight back to Gibbons Church and the park. Route map & GPS files are in the Club RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27160163 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/ApsWb6 This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) Printed copies will be available 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
April 5
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: CROOM STATION, CROSS ROAD TRAIL Class CC/TOURING 36 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. Spring seems to have finally arrived, and it's time to spread our wings and explore a little beyond our normal back yard. Today, we cross the Northern Frontier and venture into the Northwest Territories, taking Croom Station up into Upper Marlboro and a rest stop at the Safeway in the Osborne plaza. After the break we'll go through Marlton and down Van Brady to the eponymous Cross Road Trail. 36 miles, 1645' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7706471 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/kDozHD This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) Printed copies available 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
April 5
STRAWBERRY FRAPPE Class B & UP 25 mi. 5:30 PM from Manokeek Village Center. For the rider who would like to get in a ride after their work day, or just to ride, with a restroom at the start/finish, the "Strawberry Frappe" is the perfect "Non Stop" 25 mile ride that will start and finish in front of Starbucks located in the Manokeek Village Center at the far southern, quiet edge of Prince George's County, Maryland. From there, the ride takes you into Charles County Maryland. You will then skirt with Waldorf, White Plains, ride 5 miles of the scenic Indian Head Rail Trail, Pomonkey, Bryan's Road, Accokeek, and then return to Manokeek, where you can enjoy a Strawberry Frappe (or a refreshment of your choice) at Starbucks to finish your ride experience. You can view, download, & print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271.
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]
FRI
April 6
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 26 mi. 11:00 AM from Indian Head Village Green. End the week by riding one of the premier rail trails in the entire DC metro area from the Indian Head 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 plus indoor facilities and running water at White Plains. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended. **Note start time as it varies depending on Ride Leader**
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]
JACKIE SCHOCH 301-437-5045 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
SAT
April 7
POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY APRIL 21
START THE SEASON OUT RIGHT RIDE
Class ALL Routes of 25, 35, or 47 mi. 9:00 AM from Indian Head Village Green. Start the season out right on this all-class ride. Ride fast with the AA riders on a 47-mile loop from Indian Head to Goose Bay to Pisgah, have a casual ride on the Indian Head Rail Trail, or do something in between. See the routes and details at https://ridewithgps.com/events/50326-2018-start-the-season-ride.
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]
ROAD CAPTAIN BARBARA HANEY haneyb@me.com
SUN
April 8
CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR 2018 Class CC & UP Approx 48 mi. 10:00 AM from Jones Point Park. The 2018 OHBTC Cherry Blossom Tour 2018 Long Route will take place as long as the weather is not prohibitive. The route will start under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge @ Jones Point. Meet @ The Rudder for sign-in. This route will stop at the Jefferson Memorial and continue to Kensington, MD where another array of Cherry Blossoms can be viewed. There are rest rooms along the route and will be so noted. The route will not follow the Georgetown Trail but will continue to Jones Bridge Road to Beach Dr. to continue back to the ride start along the Rock Creek Parkway and Trail. The route can be viewed, downloaded, and Q-sheet printed @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27146422. The Route & Q-Sheet is still under construction, & THERE WILL NOT BE Q-SHEETS AVAILABLE, PLEASE PRINT YOURS. The Route & Q-Sheet construction will be completed no later than Friday the 6th of April. Keep this in mind before printing and downloading. If for any reason the ride is cancelled/postponed a notice will be posted early no later than Sunday the 8th.
Dir: From Local lanes on Wilson Bridge, take exit 177C for Mount Vernon. Turn left onto Washington Street (the George Washington Memorial Parkway) northbound. Turn right on Green Street. Drive two blocks, then turn right onto South Royal Street. Drive to the cul-de-sac at the end of the street and turn left to enter the park.
SHERWOOD BYERS sherwoodbyers@yahoo.com
SR.
MON
April 9
SHERWOOD'S MORNING JAUNT Class A/B 50 mi. 1:00 PM from Manokeek Village Center. Snow hopefully melted, will Start the season right with a morning ride in the afternoon. I plan to hopefully ride at my L2/L3 pace for the duration.
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]
HOLLY CARR 301-651-2556 holly.carr1@gmail.com
TUE
April 10
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Class CC PLUS FRIENDS 39 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. Let's visit the Nanjemoy Community Center - a nice mostly rural route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26784172 Cue sheet here: https://goo.gl/EMb5co See you there!
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
TUE
April 10
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: NANJEMOY COMMUNITY CENTER Class B/A 39 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. Let's join Joan's CC ride for a pleasant route including a stop at Nanjemoy Community Center. Please print / download your cue sheet at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26784172 and 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]
BARBARA HANEY 202-531-3299 haneyb@me.com
TUE
April 10
STRAWBERRY FRAPPE Class B & UP 25 mi. 5:30 PM from Manokeek Village Center. For the rider who would like to get in a ride after their work day, or just to ride, with a restroom at the start/finish, the "Strawberry Frappe" is the perfect "Non Stop" 25 mile ride that will start and finish in front of Starbucks located in the Manokeek Village Center at the far southern, quiet edge of Prince George's County, Maryland. From there, the ride takes you into Charles County Maryland. You will then skirt with Waldorf, White Plains, ride 5 miles of the scenic Indian Head Rail Trail, Pomonkey, Bryan's Road, Accokeek, and then return to Manokeek, where you can enjoy a Strawberry Frappe (or a refreshment of your choice) at Starbucks to complete your ride experience. You can view, download, & print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271. Other ride classes welcome.
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]
WED
April 11
CASEY JONES EXPRESS Class AA/2 EXPRESS 25 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. This weekly express ride offers the opportunity to ride hard and challenge yourself. No rest stops. The ride leader will make a best effort to ensure all riders return to the start point. The route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799480
Dir: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
BLAKE ALTMAN 301-659-4442 blake.james.altman@gmail.com
THUR
April 12
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: TB OR NOT TB: THIS IS THE DETOUR Class CC/TOURING 37 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. The May Metric is only a month away, and the construction at Brandywine and Dyson (the spot that used to be known as TB) calls for a detour. This route tests a proposed detour, crossing MD-5/US-301 at Cedarville Road. 37 miles, 1535' of elevation gain, with rest stops at the WaWa and Louise Cosca Park. Route map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27196698 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/g6qe2V This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) Printed copies will be available at the ride start 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
April 13
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 26 mi. 10:00 AM from Indian Head Village Green. End the week by riding one of the premier rail trails in the entire DC metro area from the Indian Head 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 plus indoor facilities and running water at White Plains. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended. **Note start time as it varies depending on Ride Leader**
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 surlykm20er@yahoo.com
SAT
April 14
SWEET SUE'S AND CHESAPEAKE BAY VIEWS Class CC 39 mi. 9:30 AM from Wayson Corner Park and Ride. Finally warm weather!!!!! Let's get out and ride!!! This is a favorite route in southern Anne Arundel County with a stop in North Beach near the Chesapeake. View and download it here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12231193. Ride leader will sweep and bring cue sheets.
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
SAT
April 14
SWEET SUE'S AND CHESAPEAKE BAY VIEWS (THE LONG WAY) Class CC/TOURING 45 mi. 9:30 AM from Wayson Corner Park and Ride. Finally warm weather!!!!! Let's get out and ride!!! This is the companion to Debby Bowman's route in southern Anne Arundel County with a stop in North Beach near the Chesapeake, made longer by adding miles at the end. We'll stay with Debby's group until mile 35, but when they cross over MD-4 heading for Wrighton Rd, we'll take a second rest stop at the Lothian gas station, then take Greenockto MD-408 to Ed Prout and Sands for some extra miles. Route map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27222983 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://bit.ly/2HndELc This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) Printed copies will be available by prior arrangement.
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]
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
SAT
April 14
45 MILE CHRIST CHURCH LOOP Class B 45 mi. 10:00 AM from Accokeek Academy (formerly Eugene Burroughs Middle School). Mostly flat ride through southern Prince George's County. We did the Start the Season Ride last week so come out to continue your season.
Dir: From Beltway, take exit 3-A Indian Head Hwy (Md 210) south for 8.5 miles, turn left on Farmington Rd. Go .9 miles to intersection of Livingston Road and Berry Rd. Cross Livingston Road and continue straight on Berry Road and then left into school. [14600 Berry Rd, Accokeek, MD 20607]
DIANE HARRIS 301-452-2267 (Diane)
SAM PERRY 202-550-1502 (Sam)
TUE
April 17
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Class CC PLUS FRIENDS 36 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. Join me for a jaunt through familiar territory to La Plata, then to see the dragon of Quailwood. GPS file here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26630223 Cue sheet here: https://bit.ly/2GZZaS6
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
WED
April 18
CASEY JONES EXPRESS Class AA/2 EXPRESS 25 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. This weekly express ride offers the opportunity to ride hard and challenge yourself. No rest stops. The ride leader will make a best effort to ensure all riders return to the start point. The route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799480If you need a cue sheet, please print and bring one as there is no guarantee that the ride leader will have one, except by prior arrangement.
Dir: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
BRAD FRANCISCO (301) 659-3690 francisco_family@verizon.net
WED
April 18
CASEY JONES EXPRESS B Class B 26 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Class B 26 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Class B 26 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. A riders can hammer, too " No rest stops. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799480
Dir: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
BRUCE WRIGHT 540-379-3230 bigheart63@gmail.com
JEAN WRIGHT 240-299-9744 medic4bigheart@gmail.com
THUR
April 19
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: MAGRUDERS FERRY, WHITES LANDING & RIVER AIRPORT Class CC/TOURING 36 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. Today we're going down to the Patuxent, sometimes with a great view of the river (Magruders, River Airport) and sometimes just a great view (you can't really see the river at Whites Landing, but it's still lovely) and almost always with a nice climb out of the river valley. 35.5 miles, 2013' of elevation gain. Rest stops at McGruders Landing and the Merkle Sanctuary. There are no stores or water sources on the route, and even though the forecast is moderate with temperatures under 70 degrees, it's still wise to bring enough snacks and beverages.Route map & GPS files are in the Club's RWGPS Route Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27242958 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://bit.ly/2HtIe5U This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) Printed copies will be available at the ride start by prior arrangement. An A/B 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
THUR
April 19
STRAWBERRY FRAPPE Class B & UP 25 mi. 5:30 PM from Manokeek Village Center. For the rider who would like to get in a ride after their work day, or just to ride, with a restroom at the start/finish, the "Strawberry Frappe" is the perfect "Non Stop" 25 mile ride that will start and finish in front of Starbucks located in the Manokeek Village Center at the far southern, quiet edge of Prince George's County, Maryland. From there, the ride takes you into Charles County Maryland. You will then skirt with Waldorf, White Plains, ride 5 miles of the scenic Indian Head Rail Trail, Pomonkey, Bryan's Road, Accokeek, and then return to Manokeek, where you can enjoy a Strawberry Frappe (or a refreshment of your choice) at Starbucks to complete your ride experience. You can view, download, & print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271. Other ride classes welcome.
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]
FRI
April 20
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 26 mi. 10:00 AM from Indian Head Village Green. End the week by riding one of the premier rail trails in the entire DC metro area from the Indian Head 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 plus indoor facilities and running water at White Plains. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended. **Note start time as it varies depending on Ride Leader**
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]
JACKIE SCHOCH 301-437-5045 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
SAT
April 21
POSTPONED FROM SATURDAY APRIL 7
START THE SEASON OUT RIGHT RIDE
Class ALL Routes of 25, 35, or 47 mi. 9:00 AM from Indian Head Village Green. Start the season out right on this all-class ride. Ride fast with the AA riders on a 47-mile loop from Indian Head to Goose Bay to Pisgah, have a casual ride on the Indian Head Rail Trail, or do something in between. See the routes and details at https://ridewithgps.com/events/50326-2018-start-the-season-ride.
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]
ROAD CAPTAIN BARBARA HANEY haneyb@me.com
SUN
April 22
BR 44 RIVERSIDE Class B 44 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. This ride travels roads in Southern Charles County, many with very little traffic. Restrooms available at ride start. Bring snacks just in case store at rest stop is not open. Other class riders welcome to come and go at their pace.
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]
DIANE HARRIS 301-452-2267
SUN
April 22
HIDDEN AMISH: DOWN KENTUCKY, UP OLD SYCAMORE (A LITTLE LONGER) Class CC/TOURING 44 mi. 10:00 AM from Oak Ridge Park. This is a scenic tour through the Charles & St Marys County agricultural area sometimes known as the "Hidden Amish". We'll take Oaks Rd to the Three Notch Trail and Locke's Crossing to Dixie Lyon and Ryceville to a rest stop at the Amish Schoolhouse, then Trinity Church and Dubois to a rest stop at Gilbert Run Park. Leaving the park we'll go down Kentucky, up Newport Church, down Penns Hill and up Old Sycamore. 44 miles, 1500' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24739993 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/bvCnMj This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) - printed copies will be available at the ride start by prior arrangement.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 7-A, take Branch Ave/MD-5 S toward Waldorf. After 13 miles, turn left on Mattawoman Beantown Rd to stay on MD 5. After 3 miles, turn left at Leonardtown Rd/MD-5 S. After 4.9 miles, turn right onto Oliver's Shop Rd. After 2.6 miles, turn left onto Oaks Rd and go 1.3 miles to Oak Ridge Park on the right. [13675 Oaks Rd, Hughesville, MD 20637]
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
TUE
April 24
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: PILGRIMAGE TO MOUNT CARMEL Class CC/TOURING 37 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. Whan that aprill with his shoures sooteThe droghte of march hath perced to the roote, And bathed every veyne in swich licour Of which vertu engendred is the flour; Whan zephirus eek with his sweete breeth Inspired hath in every holt and heeth Tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne Hath in the ram his halve cours yronne, And smale foweles maken melodye, That slepen al the nyght with open ye (so priketh hem nature in hir corages); Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages... April is almost done, today we go on Pilgrimage to the Mount Carmel Monastery. Route map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1151718 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/FY1qU5 37 miles, 1272' of elevation gain, with rest stops at the Monastery and the Pisgah store. This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) Printed copies will be available 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 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
April 24
STRAWBERRY FRAPPE Class B & UP 25 mi. 5:30 PM from Manokeek Village Center. For the rider who would like to get in a ride after their work day, or just to ride, with a restroom at the start/finish, the "Strawberry Frappe" is the perfect "Non Stop" 25 mile ride that will start and finish in front of Starbucks located in the Manokeek Village Center at the far southern, quiet edge of Prince George's County, Maryland. From there, the ride takes you into Charles County Maryland. You will then skirt with Waldorf, White Plains, ride 5 miles of the scenic Indian Head Rail Trail, Pomonkey, Bryan's Road, Accokeek, and then return to Manokeek, where you can enjoy a Strawberry Frappe (or a refreshment of your choice) at Starbucks to complete your ride experience. You can view, download, & print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271. Other ride classes welcome.
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]
WED
April 25
CASEY JONES EXPRESS Class AA/2 EXPRESS 25 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. This weekly express ride offers the opportunity to ride hard and challenge yourself. No rest stops. The ride leader will make a best effort to ensure all riders return to the start point. The route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799480If you need a cue sheet, please print and bring one as there is no guarantee that the ride leader will have one, except by prior arrangement.
Dir: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
BRAD FRANCISCO (301) 659-3690 francisco_family@verizon.net
WED
April 25
CASEY JONES EXPRESS B Class B 26 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Class B 26 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Class B 26 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. A riders can hammer, too " No rest stops. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799480
Dir: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
BRUCE WRIGHT 540-379-3230 bigheart63@gmail.com
JEAN WRIGHT 240-299-9744 medic4bigheart@gmail.com
THUR
April 26
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: MAGRUDERS FERRY, WHITES LANDING & RIVER AIRPORT Class CC/TOURING 36 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. Rescheduled from April 19. Today we're going down to the Patuxent, sometimes with a great view of the river (Magruders, River Airport) and sometimes just a great view (you can't really see the river at Whites Landing, but it's still lovely) and almost always with a nice climb out of the river valley. 35.5 miles, 2013' of elevation gain. Rest stops at McGruders Landing and the Merkle Sanctuary. There are no stores or water sources on the route, and even though the forecast is moderate with temperatures under 70 degrees, it's still wise to bring enough snacks and beverages.Route map & GPS files are in the Club's RWGPS Route Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27242958 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://bit.ly/2HtIe5U This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) Printed copies will be available at the ride start by prior arrangement. An A/B 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
FRI
April 27
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 26 mi. 10:00 AM from Indian Head Village Green. End the week by riding one of the premier rail trails in the entire DC metro area from the Indian Head 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 plus indoor facilities and running water at White Plains. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended. **Note start time as it varies depending on Ride Leader**
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 surlykm20er@yahoo.com
SAT
April 28
RIVERSIDE, DURHAM CHURCH & ANNAPOLIS WOODS Class B 45 mi. 10:00 AM from Pisgah Park. This is a nice, scenic route that has only 1500 feet of elevation gain. At ride start the forecast is for 62 degrees rising to 70 degrees at ride end with a light wind. What is there not to like? I will try to have an overall average of 14.5 mph. Bring snacks and water as I do not believe there is any along the route. Bring your own cue sheet. Route is listed in the club's Route Library. Ride With GPS is: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13837486. Cue sheet is in the cloud: https://goo.gl/104KIA.
Dir: From the intersection of Mason Springs Rd and Poorhouse Rd (i.e., the Pisgah store) continue south on Mason Spring Rd for about 7/10 of a mile, then turn right on Pisgah Park Pl. Follow the park entrance road 0.4 mi then go left into the park. 6645 Mason Springs Rd, La Plata, MD 20646
TOM SHORT (703) 549-0483 twshort@comcast.net
SUN
April 29
LAUREL GROVE TO HOLLYWOOD & SANDGATES Class CC/TOURING 48 mi. 10:00 AM from Northern Senior Center (St. Mary's County). We'll take All Faith Church and MD-6 to Flora Corner and Old Village to a rest stop at the WaWa, then Laurel Grove to the Loveville Mennonite community and a rest stop at McKay's in Hollywood. After the break we'll cross MD-235 onto Sandgates, then head back to Laurel Grove for a break at Baggett Park, finally following the Three Notch Trail back to Northern Senior Center. 48 miles, 1634' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the Club RWGPS Route Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27329057 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://bit.ly/2qZm8OI This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) Printed copies will be 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
 

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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