November Ride Schedule
Oxon Hill Bicycle & Trail Club
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Nov 1
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: MOUNT CALVERT & PATUXENT RIVER PARK Class CC AND FRIENDS 37 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. Down Martin, up Mattaponi & St Thomas Church to Croom and Mt Calvert all the way down to the historic site, then Duvall to Croom Airport and down Park Entrance to the Visitors Center for a rest stop. After the break we'll go up Croom Airport to Duley Station, down Van Brady and up North Keys to Cross Road Trail (careful of those potholes!) Cherry Tree Crossing and Old Indian->North Keys back to the park. 36.6 mi, 1721' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5580959?beta=false and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/pWKQ9f BYOQ, printed copies available on prior request.
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
Nov 2
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 20+ mi. 10:00 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. Ride one of the premier trails in the entire DC metro area from the Livingston Road parking lot (NOTE start location change) to White Plains and return. Ride at your own pace, go as far as you desire, enjoy stimulating conversation with other club members, and just have a good time! Convenient portolets along the route.Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn left onto Livingston RoadD/MD-227, after 1.8 miles bear right to stay on Livingston Road/MD-224 for 2.0 miles to the trail parking area on the right. [map to start]
JACKIE AND RANDY SCHOCH 301-437-5045 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
SAT
Nov 3
SKYMASS 83.9 Class A/B SPORT 83.9 mi. 9:00 AM from Eastham Park/Front Royal Park off Luray Avenue in Front Royal. I66 to exit 13. Ride Skyline drive with a rest stop at Elkwallow at mile 24.1. This portion of the ride offers 3,786 feet of climbing. At this point riders may chose to return to the start or continue onward. After the warm up we will continue on past Thornton Gap and head towards the town of Lauray and continue onward. At Massanutten, Edith Gap East we will encounter a climb of 1,096 feet over 2.8 miles (i.e., @ 10 percent climb). Once we reach the top, we will continue for approximately 30 miles over a variety of rollers at various grades to the end. This ride is not for the faint of heart. Bring food and waterThere is no cue sheet, available for this route only the GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28852203 Elk Wallow store will be open on November 3, 2018.
Dir: SR79-/to SR 55/Linden/Front Royal. Left on SR 79 for 0.2 miles. Right Turn John Marshall Hwy 5.2 miles turn left on South Royal Avenue. Then turn right on Criser Road and Left on Luray Avenue.
HOLLY CARR 301-651-2556 holly.carr1@gmail.com
SAT
Nov 3
SKYMASS 83.9 Class A/B SPORT 83.9 mi. 9:00 AM from Eastham Park/Front Royal Park off Luray Avenue in Front Royal. I66 to exit 13. Ride Skyline drive with a rest stop at Elkwallow at mile 24.1. This portion of the ride offers 3,786 feet of climbing. At this point riders may chose to return to the start or continue onward. After the warm up we will continue on past Thornton Gap and head towards the town of Lauray and continue onward. At Massanutten, Edith Gap East we will encounter a climb of 1,096 feet over 2.8 miles (i.e., @ 10 percent climb). Once we reach the top, we will continue for approximately 30 miles over a variety of rollers at various grades to the end. This ride is not for the faint of heart. Bring food and waterThere is no cue sheet, available for this route only the GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28852203 Elk Wallow store will be open on November 3, 2018.
Dir: SR79-/to SR 55/Linden/Front Royal. Left on SR 79 for 0.2 miles. Right Turn John Marshall Hwy 5.2 miles turn left on South Royal Avenue. Then turn right on Criser Road and Left on Luray Avenue.
HOLLY CARR 301-651-2556 holly.carr1@gmail.com
SAT
Nov 3
GOOSE BAY: BURCH & CHAPMANS LANDING Class CC/TOURING 40 mi. 10:30 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. It's the last day of Daylight Savings Time, and it looks as though the earlier forecasts of rain all morning have gone by the boards, so let's have some fun fairly close to home. Starting at Bryans Road shopping center, we'll go down Bumpy Oak and take Ripley to Poorhouse to Burch and down Blossom Point to a rest stop at Goose Bay, then take Mill Swamp to Fire Tower and Annapolis Woods and a second stop at the Pisgah Store. Pisgah Marbury, Bicknell and Chapmans Landing bring us back. 40 miles, 1244' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4406398?beta=false and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/5PhvmD This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) Printed copies 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
SUN
Nov 4
ABOUT NANJEMOY Class AA/3 SPORT 47 mi. 9:00 AM from Pisgah Firehouse. This is a ride covers part of the club century route and travels some of the lowest traffic roads in the area. Please bring sufficient food and water for the whole ride since there are no services on route. Remember that we turn the clocks back 1 hour tonight. Don't arrive an hour early!
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
Nov 4
CASUAL RIDE ACROSS DC Class ALL Approx. 21 mi. 10:30 AM from Haines Point. A Casual Ride Across DC will take 1 loop at ride start around Haines Point then continue to the Washington Monument then to New York Ave. to 14th Street (The Focal Point Of The Ride) where there is a Bike Lane to Aspen St. and return to Rock Creek Park to return to start. All classes are invited on this scenic ride. Bring a camera if you like. There will be stops along the way to regroup and rest. This is an enjoyable ride with lots to see. View, Download, & Print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28876913
Dir: https://goo.gl/GUEp9v
SUN
Nov 4
HARWOOD, DEALE AND NORTH BEACH Class CC 46 mi. 11:00 AM from Wayson Corner Park and Ride. Summer might be a fond memory but winter is not here yet! So let's go for another ride to the beach. This variation on a favorite route goes up to Harwood and down to Deale on the way to North Beach, with two rest stops at stores. You can view and download the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28868195?beta=false. If anyone prefers a shorter ride, there's an easy short cut that skips 8 miles (and one rest stop). Ride leader will sweep and bring cue sheets. Optional post-ride food and drink at Dunkin' Donuts or Subway. REMEMBER!! Set your clocks back an hour as part of your Saturday night ride prep, and please check the ride updates in case the weather necessitates a change of plans.
Dir: From I-95 Exit 11-A take Pennsylvania Avenue (Md 4) 10 miles past Upper Marlboro to Waysons Corner, exit Md 408. Left at the end of exit ramp to Waysons Corner. Bear right at the light and proceed to the park and ride on the right. [5442 Southern Maryland Blvd, Lothian, MD 20711]
DEBBY BOWMAN bowmandj@aol.com
TUE
Nov 6
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: WELCOME > SMALLWOOD CHURCH Class CC & FRIENDS 37 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. What could be better than a ride featuring an ascent of Mighty Mount Pisgah, a visit to where everyone is Welcome, and cycling down tranquil and serene Smallwood Church Rd? RideWithGPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28874627?beta=false Cue sheet: http://bit.ly/2JAffvW CC ride leader will sweep at a pace to insure no rider left behind. Other classes welcome w/ or w/o respective ride leaders. A few (3) cue sheets to be had at ride start so best to download route or print your own. **Don't forget to vote as if your rights depended on it!**
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
Nov 6
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Class CC & FRIENDS 36ish mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. As I post this ride, the weather report is for rain on Tuesday but I am an optimist. So let's plan to do this ride. For those of you familiar with the short climb leading up from Shirley Blvd: this route is a bit easier than the original, AND there are two alternate ways to the top of the rise. Alternates are described on the cue sheet linked below. GPS file here - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28878823 Cue sheet here - http://bit.ly/2Pn5yae
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
Nov 7
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: WELCOME > SMALLWOOD CHURCH Class CC & FRIENDS 37 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. **RESCHEDULED from Tuesday, Nov 6** What could be better than a ride featuring an ascent of Mighty Mount Pisgah, a visit to where everyone is Welcome, and cycling down tranquil and serene Smallwood Church Rd? RideWithGPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28874627?beta=false Cue sheet: http://bit.ly/2JAffvW CC ride leader will sweep at a pace to insure no rider left behind. Other classes welcome w/ or w/o respective ride leaders. A few (3) cue sheets to be had at ride start so best to download route or print your own.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn right onto Md 227 (Marshall Hall Rd.) and left into shopping center. Park on the left toward Safeway. [3129 Marshall Hall Road, Bryans Road, MD 20616]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
THUR
Nov 8
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: GALLANT GREEN, BASSFORD & COVINGTON Class CC AND FRIENDS 33 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. Over Nelson Perrie, Bald Eagle School to Westwood, Baden Westwood to Horsehead, Mount Pleasant and Woodville to the Moreland market; then Gallant Green to Bassford, up Celestial and Wilkerson & Woodville back to the Five Points; Covington, Croom and Gibbons Church back to the park. 33 miles, 1080' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the Club RWGPS Route Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26718788?beta=false and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/47jKFb BYOQ, 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
Nov 8
BEST OF BRANDYWINE Class B 33 mi. 10:30 AM from North Keys Community Park. The Gallant Green, Bassford & Covington Route posted by Steve - the B version. Expecting to be in the middle 50s and partly cloudy. So, dress warmly. Looking for some of you A riders to join us. RideWithGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26718788?beta=false . Cue Sheet: https://goo.gl/47jKFb See ya at the North (Pole) Keys Community Park.
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]
MIKE SAIZAN 301-785-2964 mpsaizan@verizon.net
FRI
Nov 9
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 20+ mi. 10:00 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. Ride one of the premier trails in the entire DC metro area from the Livingston Road parking lot to White Plains and return. For the hardy and adventurous, continue to the Indian Head trail head for the total experience. Ride at your own pace, go as far as you desire, enjoy stimulating conversation with other club members, and just have a good time! Convenient portolets along the route. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn left onto Livingston RoadD/MD-227, after 1.8 miles bear right to stay on Livingston Road/MD-224 for 2.0 miles to the trail parking area on the right. [map to start]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
SAT
Nov 10
RUN RUN GILBERT RUN Class CC/TOURING 36 mi. 10:30 AM from Oak Ridge Park. A scenic tour of the "Hidden Amish" Charles County agricultural area surrounding the Zekiah Swamp, with two rest stops at Gilbert Run Park (almost our last chance for the year, as the park closes after the 3rd weekend in Nov).35.7 mi, 1378' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6024200 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://tinyurl.com/y94wno5q BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) - printed copies available 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
Nov 11
ALEXANDRIA, FORT WARD EXCURSION, LUNCH Class C 15 mi. 10:00 AM from Jones Point Park. Enjoy a casual Sunday ride that will entail some sightseeing, lunch and an opportunity to hear some chamber music at the Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria. The rest stop will be fort Ward, always an interesting place to see and visit, or revisit. Plan on lunch at the Virtue Feed and Grain restaurant in Old Town, and if time allows, an opportunity to hear chamber music at the close by Athenaeum, the concert starts at 2:00, and is free. (seating is limited, would need to be there by 1:30pm) The ride will be on paths and city streets with a couple of rises to climb. There will be regrouping points along the way for everyone to stay together..
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.
TOM ROBERSON 703-565-4102 thomroberson@gmail.com
SUN
Nov 11
I HAVEN'T BEEN TO MERKLE IN A WHILE Class CC 35 mi. 11:00 AM from North Keys Community Park. Please join me for a weekend edition of the Best of Brrrrandywine. We'll head south as far as Nelson Perrie and Bald Eagle School on our way to Merkle, then will ride up to the Jug Bay picnic area for a second stop. You can view and download the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26760642?beta=false. Ride leader will sweep and bring cue sheets. The current forecast calls for sunshine and cold temps, so dress appropriately -- and check the ride updates in case a change of forecast necessitates a change of plans.
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
SUN
Nov 11
FORT STANTON TO FORT RENO VETERAN'S DAY RIDE Class CC 40 mi. 11:15 AM from BicycleSPACE 440 K ST NW, Washington, DC 20001. Being that this is Veterans Day, I am leading a ride to the American Civil War Earthwork Forts of Stanton and Reno in honor of those who fought in the war between the States. Ride takes in a big Bike DC loop by Union Station, the U.S. Capitol, the Civil War Peace Monument and on the Anacostia Riverwalk, Silgo Creek and Rock Creek Park Trails. At Fort Stanton, you see the best view of DC in all DC, and at Fort Reno you ride to the highest point in all DC! Ride comes in around 4 hours with time allowed for stop and go riding in the city and stopping along the way for restroom/water breaks. Advise bringing your own riding eats. I may have some cue sheets for the ride, but best that you print them off from the provided Ride with GPS link here: https://goo.gl/itHcA3
Dir: For those traveling to ride by vehicle, please take note parking is meter free on DC's streets on Sunday and there are various parking garages and lots within the immediate radius of BicycleSPACE. You can also check out www.spothero.com for parking availability and discounts on nearby lots. For those traveling by Metrorail, take the Green line and get off at the Gallery Place Chinatown station. Exit the station on 7th St NW and head north 3 blocks to K St NW. Make a right on K St NW and BicycleSPACE is 3 blocks on the right. For directions to the BicycleSPACE, please feel free to call the shop at (202) 962-0123. Google Maps for your directions depending on how you are getting to the ride: https://goo.gl/DCLb5S
CHRISTOPHER ROELL 202-607-5565 roellchristopher@yahoo.com
SUN
Nov 11
SUNDAE BRUNCH JAUNT! Class B/A 33 mi. 1:00 PM from Manokeek Village Center. Come join Linda & I for an afternoon Sundae Brunch ride. This will be the beginning of the warmest part of the day and you can burn some calories from your morning breakfast. There is a restroom at ride start and at the rest stop. View, Download, & Print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28907690. Other ride classes welcomed with an appropriate Ride Leader.
Dir: From the Washington Beltway (I-95), take Indian Head Hwy Md 210 south towards Indian Head for approximately ten miles, turn left onto Berry Rd Md 228, after a half mile turn right onto Manning Rd and then take the second right into the Manokeek Shopping Village. Park in front of Starbucks. [7053 Berry Rd, Accokeek, MD 20607]
MON
Nov 12
MV MANOKEEK ESPRESSO Class B 45 mi. 10:00 AM from Manokeek Village Center. Ride through Prince George's and Charles counties in hopes of catching what remains of colorful Fall foliage. Many are off for Veterans' Day and want to ride, join me. Restrooms at the 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
TUE
Nov 13
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Class CC & FRIENDS 36ish mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. As I post this ride, the weather report is for rain on Tuesday but I am an optimist. So let's plan to do this ride. For those of you familiar with the short climb leading up from Shirley Blvd: this route is a bit easier than the original, AND there are two alternate ways to the top of the rise. Alternates are described on the cue sheet linked below. GPS file here - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28878823 Cue sheet here - http://bit.ly/2Pn5yae
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
Nov 14
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Class CC & FRIENDS 36 mi. 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center. Visit to Mt Carmet and Ann Harbor off Route 6. Bring snacks, water will be available but snack opportunities are limited (though possible).
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
FRI
Nov 16
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 20+ mi. 10:00 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. Ride one of the premier trails in the entire DC metro area from the Livingston Road parking lot (NOTE start location change) to White Plains and return. Ride at your own pace, go as far as you desire, enjoy stimulating conversation with other club members, and just have a good time! Convenient portolets along the route.Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn left onto Livingston RoadD/MD-227, after 1.8 miles bear right to stay on Livingston Road/MD-224 for 2.0 miles to the trail parking area on the right. [map to start]
JACKIE AND RANDY SCHOCH 301-437-5045 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
SAT
Nov 17
HORSESHOE TT Class ALL 10.8 mi. 9:00 AM from Livingston Road Parking Lot for IHRT. For anyone wondering where their fitness level truly is, there's no hiding in a Time Trial. Psych yourself up, and be ready to race the clock and your mind on "The Horseshoe TT." It's a rolling course reminiscent of the Davidsonville TT, with 330ft ascent and 370ft descent, over a fabulous 10.8mi clean road with only 2 turns and generally light traffic. Warm-up on the IHRT or Chicamuxen. The route starts at Bicknell-Rt turn Mason Springs-Rt turn Smallwood Church Rd to Finish at Chicamuxen. Cool down is anywhere. Been doing this route for 2 years and a "not too shabby" time is 30-35mins, so you can expect a 1hr to 2hr ride day. Please text me your name and ride category by Fri Oct 19th so an informal roster/start can be formulated. Stingrays to Cervelo's it's all good, bring what you can roll! Cheers, Michael * Not USAC or USAT sanctioned, but there is a cool perpetual trophy and bragging rights.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn left onto Livingston RoadD/MD-227, after 1.8 miles bear right to stay on Livingston Road/MD-224 for 2.0 miles to the trail parking area on the right. [map to start]
MICHAEL DONG 240-273-5321 denalipro3@hotmail.com
SAT
Nov 17
BIKE DC COUNTER CLOCK-WISE LOOP Class C/CC 37 mi. 11:45 AM from Anacostia Park Roller Skating Pavilion, 1500 Anacostia Drive SE, Washington, D.C. 20020. With the weather looking to be sunny and in the mid to high 40's, let's take advantage of weather and ride a big counter clock wise circle around the Nation's Capital! 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. Download, and print your cue sheet (I will have some cue sheets). Link to the ride here: https://goo.gl/mNsHRJ
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 facing 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
Nov 17
OHBTC VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER Class ALL mi. 5:00 PM from St Johns Episcopal Church in Fort Washington. All volunteers and their guests are invited to the annual OHBTC Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Everyone who led rides, volunteered at the Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride, the Indian Head 100 or other club events or wants to be a volunteer in 2019 is encouraged to attend. Reservations must be made if you plan to attend. Make your reservation now! More information and registration at https://ohbike.memberlodge.org/event-3079967
Dir: For a Google map and directions to the dinner, see https://goo.gl/9YoHRD.
SUN
Nov 18
46 MILE HIDDEN AMISH Class AA/3 SPORT 46 mi. 9:00 AM from Oak Ridge Park. This is a nice ride that we haven't done in a while since All Faith Church Road had been closed. The road work is done now so it is time to ride the route again. The route is at:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19052063?beta=false I will bring cue sheets.
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]
BLAKE ALTMAN 301-659-4442 blake.james.altman@gmail.com
SUN
Nov 18
HIDDEN AMISH, BUT BACKWARDS AND SHORTER Class CC 37 mi. 11:00 AM from Oak Ridge Park. Please join me for a twist on the AA group's Hidden Amish ride. We will go in the reverse direction of the classic route, cut off a few miles and spend a bit more time on the Three Notch Trail. But we will still enjoy cycling through the farmland of St Mary's County. And perhaps we will cross paths with the AAs near the end of their ride? There will be a rest stop at Laurel Grove Park with restrooms and water plus a restroom stop at the Amish school house; please bring snacks as there are no stops planned at stores. You can view and download the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28942086?beta=false. Ride leader will sweep and bring cue sheets.
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]
DEBBY BOWMAN bowmandj@aol.com
SUN
Nov 18
THE CANNONBALL LOOP Class CC 44 mi. 11:15 AM from BicycleSPACE 440 K ST NW, Washington, DC 20001. This ride will take us in a loop like fashion to the American Civil War Earthwork Forts of Stanton and Foote where each Fort has cannons standing at the ready to defend DC. The goal of the ride is to inspect the cannons to make sure they are in good working order! Along the way, we ride on the Metro Branch, Rock Creek Park, Mt Vernon and the Oxon Hill Bike Trails. And if that is not enough, the ride takes us through two States (MD & VA) and one territory (DC)! Ride comes in around 4 hours with time allowed for stop and go riding in the city and stopping along the way for restroom/water breaks. Advise bringing your own riding eats. I may have some cue sheets for the ride, but best that you print them off from the provided Ride with GPS link here: https://goo.gl/WqpYPT
Dir: For those traveling to ride by vehicle, please take note parking is meter free on DC's streets on Sunday and there are various parking garages and lots within the immediate radius of BicycleSPACE. You can also check out www.spothero.com for parking availability and discounts on nearby lots. For those traveling by Metrorail, take the Green line and get off at the Gallery Place Chinatown station. Exit the station on 7th St NW and head north 3 blocks to K St NW. Make a right on K St NW and BicycleSPACE is 3 blocks on the right. For directions to the BicycleSPACE, please feel free to call the shop at (202) 962-0123. Google Maps for your directions depending on how you are getting to the ride: https://goo.gl/DCLb5S
CHRISTOPHER ROELL 202-607-5565 roellchristopher@yahoo.com
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Nov 23
NK 33 GALLANT GREEN, BASSFORD, AND COVINGTON Class B 33 mi. 10:00 AM from North Keys Community Park. It's Black Friday! I never go shopping on Black Friday but I will ride my bike and would like company. If you're off and want to ride, join me. This is a route that keeps us off of busy roads and school's out so we should have little motor vehicle traffic. You'll get to ride and work off a little of what you ate yesterday. Other class riders invited to come, choose a ride leader, and go at your pace.
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]
DIANE HARRIS 301-452-2267
 

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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