January Ride Schedule
Oxon Hill Bicycle & Trail Club
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FRI
Jan 5
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
TUE
Jan 9
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: PORT TOBACCO RIVER PARK, QUAILWOOD & CHAPMANS LANDING Class CC/TOURING 34 mi. 10:30 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. A late start to the year merits a late start to the ride, so today we're starting at 10:30 to give it a chance to warm up a bit (hard to believe in the midst of this arctic chill, but the 10 day forecast calls for 44 degrees). The route is a Port Tobacco - La Plata variation that heads south on Bumpy Oak and Rose Hill, stops at the new Port Tobacco River Park for a bio-break, then goes up Locust Grove to La Plata and a more lengthy rest stop at the Dash-In. We'll leave La Plata on MD-6, cutting over to Hawthorne on Quailwood, then take Pomfret and the IHRT west to Chapmans Landing. 34 miles, 1150' of elevation gain. Route map and GPS files are in the Club's RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26630265 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/qEqSHw This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet). It's a two-up cue sheet, bring your extra in case someone forgets to bring one.
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
THUR
Jan 11
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: PATUXENT RIVER PARK TO TANYARD Class CC/TOURING 32 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. For the first Brandywine ride of the year, it's back to basics: Old Indian Head Rd, Duley Station, Croom Airport to a rest stop at the Patuxent River Park Pavilion, then Duvall and Mt Calvert, Croom, St Thomas Church and Fenno to Nottingham and Tanyard, back on Molly Berry and North Keys. 32 miles, 1238' of elevation gain. Route map and GPS files are in the Club RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26694312 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/hC7SKh This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) and printed copies 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
Jan 12
IHRT FRIDAY RIDE Class ALL 20 mi. 10:00 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. Please note the change of meeting point (Livingston Rd parking lot off the IHRT).The Strong, Intrepid, and Foolhardy continue the Friday trail ride along the pristine asphalt trail of the IH Rail Trail. SMECO, weather, herds of deer, aggressive turkeys, bald eagles, flies, hikers, strollers, turtles and bunnies don't seem to deter our love of this ride/trail. Any speed you want to run it, we all meet up at the same halfway point and finish. Pura Vida!
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 / YVONNE DONG 240-273-5321 denalipro3@hotmail.com
FRI
Jan 12
SCOOT THE LOOP 25+ Class A/B TRAINING 25+ mi. 11:30 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. A fun training ride that focuses on technique and skill building. Start together, Finish together. Expect average speeds to be around 15mph with some sections above 25mph (regrouping at set points). This ride dovetails the IHRT Friday ride at 1000, for those that want more of a warm-up and rolling miles.** In case of weather cancellation, a screening of American Flyers will be at Michael's house. Bring a wind trainer and snack if you want...we're sprinting with Eddy!
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
Jan 13
HIDDEN AMISH: DIXIE LYON, THREE NOTCH TRAIL Class CC/TOURING 35 mi. 10:30 AM from Oak Ridge Park. An easy tour of the Charles County agricultural area sometimes known as "The Hidden Amish." We'll take Dubois and Old Sycamore to Budd's Creek, then Trinity Church to Ryceville and a stop at the Amish schoolhouse, then North Riceville & Dixie Lyon to Locke's Crossing and the Three Notch trail. We'll return on Old Village Rd, stopping for a break at the Burchmart on Hills Club Rd, then return to the park on Oaks Rd. 35 miles, 1081' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the Club's RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26707020 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/7tDLdQ 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 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]
S 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
SAT
Jan 13
LAUREL SPRINGS & MILL RUN Class A 43 mi. 1:00 PM from Laurel Springs Regional Park in La Plata. It is supposed to be fairly cold and windy on Saturday but it is still the best day of the weekend weather wise. Don't be afraid; layer-up and let's ride! We will start later in the day to let things dry-out. I haven't been riding much so an AA pace is out; let's see if I can do an A pace. The route is a new one but with familiar roads and can be found at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26705563 I will bring some cue sheets. I hope to see you Saturday.
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
TUE
Jan 16
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: PORT TOBACCO RIVER PARK, QUAILWOOD & CHAPMANS LANDING Class CC/TOURING 34 mi. 10:30 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. Rescheduled from last Tuesday. Note the 10:30 start time. The route is a Port Tobacco - La Plata variation that heads south on Bumpy Oak and Rose Hill, stops at the new Port Tobacco River Park for a bio-break, then goes up Locust Grove to La Plata and a more lengthy rest stop at the Dash-In. We'll leave La Plata on MD-6, cutting over to Hawthorne on Quailwood, then take Pomfret and the IHRT west to Chapmans Landing. 34 miles, 1150' of elevation gain. Route map and GPS files are in the Club's RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26630265 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/qEqSHw This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet). It's a two-up cue sheet, bring your extra in case someone forgets to bring one.
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
THUR
Jan 18
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: GALLANT GREEN, BASSFORD & COVINGTON Class CC/TOURING 33 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. Today we'll go 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
FRI
Jan 19
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
Jan 20
HIDDEN AMISH: DIXIE LYON, THREE NOTCH TRAIL Class CC/TOURING 35 mi. 10:30 AM from Oak Ridge Park. Canceled due to precipitation last Saturday, but this week they're predicting sunny and 50 degrees so let's try again! An easy tour of the Charles County agricultural area sometimes known as "The Hidden Amish." We'll take Dubois and Old Sycamore to Budd's Creek, then Trinity Church to Ryceville and a stop at the Amish schoolhouse, then North Riceville & Dixie Lyon to Locke's Crossing and the Three Notch trail. We'll return on Old Village Rd, stopping for a break at the Burchmart on Hills Club Rd, then return to the park on Oaks Rd. 35 miles, 1081' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the Club's RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26707020 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/7tDLdQ 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 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
SUN
Jan 21
SUNDAY MORNING MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE Class ALL 14 mi. 10:00 AM from Cedarville State Park. Jan 21 Sunday Mountain Bike Ride starting at 10am located at Cedarville. We are finally have a break in the weather so lets ride. Helmets required
Dir: From I-95 Exit 7-A take Md. 5 south about 12 miles (almost to county line) and turn left on Cedarville Road; go about 2 miles to the entrance to the park; official name is Cedarville Natural Resources Management Area. [map to start]
BARRY HOWARD 301-807-9676 howard.barry383@gmail.com
SUN
Jan 21
ABOUT NANJEMOY Class A 47 mi. 10:00 AM from Pisgah Firehouse. Let's enjoy the nice weather and ride around the quiet roads in and around Nanjemoy. The route is at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17396134 I will also bring cue sheets.
Dir: Go south on Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) from Beltway 18 miles to Indian Head, left on Md 225 for 1.6 mi, right on Md 224 for 0.2 mi, left on Md 425 for 3.4 mi, left on Poorhouse Road and immediate right into parking lot of Pisgah Fire Station. [map to start]
BLAKE ALTMAN 301-659-4442 blake.james.altman@gmail.com
SUN
Jan 21
SMALLWOOD CHURCH, DURHAM CHURCH Class CC/TOURING 37 mi. 10:30 AM from Pisgah Park. A predicted high of almost 60 this Sunday definitely calls for fun in the sun. This is a scenic tour on the back roads of Nanjemoy. We'll take Mason Springs and Chicamuxen to Riverside and a rest stop at Mallows Bay Park, then take Liverpool Point, Adams Willett and Hancock Run to Ironsides and a second rest stop at Friendship Farm Park. Leaving Friendship Farm we'll go down Durham Church and up Annapolis Woods to Poorhouse. 37 miles, 1362' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the Club's RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11382689 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/oWFWXs This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet). I'll bring a couple of extras to the ride start but if you can't print your own let me know ahead of time.
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
MON
Jan 22
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE ON MONDAY Class CC PLUS FRIENDS 36 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. Great weather - let's rideCue sheet: https://goo.gl/4Z6UmM GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18127625
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
Jan 23
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE (POSSIBLE CHANGE OF DATE TO MONDAY) Class CC PLUS FRIENDS 38 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. The current weather report says mid 50's but high chance of rain for Tuesday. Watch the Email Group and Schedule Updates for change of date to MONDAY if the weather prediction holds. The route will go to Nanjemoy Community Center via Chicamuxen. GPS file and cue sheet link will be posted the afternoon/evening before the ride.
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
Jan 25
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: MARLTON MCDONALDS, MERKLE & MARTIN Class CC/TOURING 34 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. We'll take North Keys to Cross Road Trail and Cherry Tree Crossing to 301, then head into Marlton for a rest stop at the McDonalds. Leaving the rest stop, we'll cross 301 into Cheltenham, last visited years ago on a ride John Early led, then cross back and go down Van Brady to Mattaponi, St Thomas Church & Fenno and a rest stop at Merkle. After that stop we'll take Fenno to Nottingham and Candy Hill, then take Molly Berry to Martin and back to the park. 34 miles, 1335' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the club's RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26633444 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/YvXKNi This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own cue sheet); printed copies 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
Jan 26
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
Jan 27
INDIAN HEAD TRAIL RIDE Class ALL 26 mi. 10:00 AM from Indian Head Village Green. The weather looks promising for a Saturday morning spin on the IHRT. The nicer days so far in the new year have been few and far between. Please come on out and enjoy a casual ride on the trail. Pls bring water and snacks.
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]
POLLY CHOATE 202-538-5715 scooterpea@yahoo.com
SAT
Jan 27
TO THE MUSEUM Class AA 40 mi. 10:00 AM from Calvert Fairgrounds Park & Ride. It is the wrong time of the year to visit Jefferson Patterson Park since the visitor's center is closed on the weekends. Still, that will be our destination. There is an optional detour in the park to the recreated Indian village. Bring your own snacks or we can stop at Len's Marina in Broomes Island on the way there. To make up for the closed visitor's center, I have another park for us to visit on the way back to the start. No, not the dog park (yes we will ride past one). BattleCreek Cypress Swamp Park. The most northern stand of cypress trees. This will be at mile 34 (not listed on the cue sheet). Only a short ride from there back to the cars. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24473293
Dir: 140 Calvert Fair Dr., Prince Frederick, MD 20678. The fairgrounds are midway between the Benedict Bridge and Prince Frederick on Rt 231. The park and ride (signs missing) is on the west side (to the right) of the fairgrounds parking lot. https://goo.gl/4dYchx
BRAD FRANCISCO 301-659-3690 francisco_family@verizon.net
SAT
Jan 27
WAYSONS TO GALESVILLE Class CC/TOURING 37/32 mi. 10:30 AM from Wayson Corner Park and Ride. We'll take Sands to Harwood and a quick stop at the Harwood Market, then take MD-2 to Mill Swamp and Muddy Creek to Galesville and a picnic lunch stop on the West River at the park by the West River Sailing Club. After the break we'll tour the back streets of Galesville then take Owensville to Owensville Sudley and Polling House to Sands. The 37 mi route takes Ed Prout to MD 408 and Greenock, while the 32 mile route stays on Sands. 37 miles and 1247' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the club's RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26754932 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/Lh6mNJ This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) ride. I'll bring one extra. but otherwise printed copies of the cue sheet will be available at the ride start only 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
Jan 27
RFK STADIUM / HAINS POINT LOOP Class CC 45 mi. 10:30 AM from Anacostia Park Roller Skating Pavilion, 1500 Anacostia Drive SE, Washington, D.C. 20020. Join me for a 45 mile scenic ride that loops around the District of Columbia that begins with a loop around RFK Stadium and ends with a loop around Hains Point! We will ride on such major trails as the Anacostia Riverwalk, Northwest Branch, Sligo Creek, Georgetown Branch (detour route), Capital Crescent, Rock Creek Park and the new Waterfront bike lane. Note: all trails are paved. Normal road bike more than fine for this ride. Stop for eats in Bethesda at mid point of the ride, and there are restrooms along the way throughout the ride. 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 stopping along the way for restroom breaks, eats and a group picture or two! Social media ride hashtags: #bikedcloop #bikedc #rfkstadium #hainspoint #OHBTC. Download, and print your cue sheet (I will have some cue sheets). Link to the ride here: https://goo.gl/SdL4S8
Dir: The skating pavilion is located in Anacostia Park near the DC-295 and Pennsylvania Ave SE interchange Via DC-295, exit onto Eastbound Pennsylvania Ave SE, take the first right onto Fairlawn Ave. SE, then the first right onto Nicholson Drive SE, right onto Anacostia Drive, then proceed to the parking area. Park in the front lot across from the River. Parking is free and restrooms and water are located here. Google map and directions: https://goo.gl/KJBTnQ
CHRISTOPHER ROELL 202-607-5565 roellchristopher@yahoo.com
SAT
Jan 27
I HAVEN'T BEEN TO MERKLE IN A WHILE V3.0 Class CC 35 mi. 12:30 PM from North Keys Community Park. This weekend edition of the Best of Brandywine is for folks who are unable to do Steve's morning ride. We will take a circuitous route to Merkle to visit with the geese, then will ride up to the Jug Bay picnic area. You can view and download the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26760642. Rest stops offer water and restrooms; bring your own snacks. Ride leader will sweep. Optional post-ride food and comradery at the nearby New York Deli.
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]
DEBBY BOWMAN bowmandj@aol.com
MON
Jan 29
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE ON MONDAY Class CC PLUS FRIENDS 39 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. Once again (!) - the weather conspires against a traditional Tuesday ride. So, let's ride on Monday, heading to the Nanjemoy Community Center via Chicamuxen. GPS - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26743109 Cue sheet - https://goo.gl/EMb5co See you then.
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
 

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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