August Ride Schedule
Oxon Hill Bicycle & Trail Club
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WED
Aug 1
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK Class CC AND UP 16 mi. 5:30 PM from Accokeek Firehouse. A long time mid-week club favorite is back on the schedule for 2018. It's not too long, nor too short, nor too fast. It is a CC-Touring class, so please be able to ride at a sustained 12 - 14 ams. Faster riders are welcome, and there is usually a fast and fun and "slightly" competitive group in front. For all the rest of us, there is usually a B-class group in the middle, and a true CC group (which also stands for the "casual conversation" group) bringing up the rear. No one gets dropped; there will always be a designated person riding "sweep." This is a great skills-building ride. We also go down a pretty long hill (expect to reach 35 mph or more!), and of course, what goes down must go up, so there's a good "double-climb" hill at about mile 12. A rest stop at the shore of the Potomac River around mile 10. Come out and join the fun! Some riders like to go to the local B&J Carry-Out after the ride for a sandwich or ice cream. See you on Wednesday.
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]
JACKIE AND RANDY SCHOCH 301-437-5045 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
THUR
Aug 2
SUE-PER THURSDAY EVENING PACELINE (STEP!) Class A+ TRAINING- AA 3 25.8 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Let's build a contingent of weekly Thursday A riders to experience the joys of paceline riding, where the sum is always greater than the parts. "STEP" also = Shared Tempo Encourages People! The goal of this weekly ride is NOT to split the group by ability levels. Instead, we stay together, holding position, even on the hills; if you are a stronger rider, and you want to save it up for the weekend, enjoy the satisfaction of helping EVERYONE in the group finish faster, safer, and together. Slower riders, take shorter pulls; it's fine to rotate straight to the back- come grow with us! Upper end B+ riders may be able to keep an A pace while drafting in a larger group; so if you are on the cusp, but afraid to be an anchor- give the ride leader a call to discuss. If we all work well together, it may end up as an AA 3 pace. Plan to be flexible and have fun. Please plan to park in the back of the lot. Link to Ride Map and Cue: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19721228#page_cuesheet
Dir: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
SUSAN ESTES 443-404-9789 sueperseven@gmail.com
FRI
Aug 3
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL Class ALL 20>26 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 summer start location) 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 portlets along the route; water fountain and indoor facilities at White Plains. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Dir: From Beltway Exit 3-A take Md 210 (Indian Head Highway) south for 14 miles to town of Bryans Road. Turn left onto Livingston RoadD/MD-227, after 1.8 miles bear right to stay on Livingston Road/MD-224 for 2.0 miles to the trail parking area on the right. [map to start]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
THUR
Aug 9
SUE-PER THURSDAY EVENING PACELINE (STEP!) Class A+ TRAINING- AA 3 25.8 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Let's build a contingent of weekly Thursday A riders to experience the joys of paceline riding, where the sum is always greater than the parts. "STEP" also = Shared Tempo Encourages People! The goal of this weekly ride is NOT to split the group by ability levels. Instead, we stay together, holding position, even on the hills; if you are a stronger rider, and you want to save it up for the weekend, enjoy the satisfaction of helping EVERYONE in the group finish faster, safer, and together. Slower riders, take shorter pulls; it's fine to rotate straight to the back- come grow with us! Upper end B+ riders may be able to keep an A pace while drafting in a larger group; so if you are on the cusp, but afraid to be an anchor- give the ride leader a call to discuss. If we all work well together, it may end up as an AA 3 pace. Plan to be flexible and have fun. Please plan to park in the back of the lot. Link to Ride Map and Cue: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19721228#page_cuesheet
Dir: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
SUSAN ESTES 443-404-9789 sueperseven@gmail.com
FRI
Aug 10
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
Aug 11
ANNUAL SUMMER RIDE AND PICNIC Class ALL Up To 48 mi. 8:30 AM from Fresh Meadows Farm, Huntingtown, MD. This is the Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club's All Class Ride for August. Rides for all classes through Calvert County with scenic views of the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. Return to a picnic at noon. This is a great opportunity to meet riders in other ride classes. The club will provide meat and drinks; members should bring a side-dish, salad, or dessert. New Members are especially welcome.
      
ClassDistanceStarting timeRide leader
AA48 miles8:30amBrad Francisco francisco_family@verizon.net
A48 miles8:30amPete Czapiewskiczapmk@verizon.net
B43 miles8:30amMichael Saizanmpsaizan@verizon.net
CC48/43 miles8:30amSteve Palincsarpalincss@his.com
CC28 miles9:00amJane and Jim Hudnalljimhudnall@gmail.com
C15 miles9:15amRandy Schochrabbirandy42@gmail.com
D15 miles9:15amCharles Williamschawjr@hotmail.com

Dir: Fresh Meadows Farm, 2195 Hunting Creek Road, Huntingtown, Md.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/2195+Hunting+Creek+Rd,+Huntingtown,+MD+20639/@38.575534,-76.653186

From Route 4 and North: Route 4 (Pennsylvania Ave.) South, 25 miles, continue through a light at Old Town Road/Cox Road (Route 524). About 1 mile after the light, turn right onto Bowie Shop Road, follow to the end to the stop sign. At stop sign, turn left onto Hunting Creek Road (Route 521). Fresh Meadows is 2 miles on the left. Look for black fencing and the green Fresh Meadows sign.

From St. Mary's and South: Take Route 4 North through Prince Frederick. After the light at Plum Point Road (Bowling alley on the right), take the third left onto Bowie Shop Road. At stop sign, turn left onto Hunting Creek Road (Route 521). Fresh Meadows is 2 miles on the left. Look for black fencing and the green Fresh Meadows sign.

ROAD CAPTAIN BARBARA HANEY 202-531-3299 haneyb@me.com
WED
Aug 15
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK Class CC AND UP 16 mi. 5:30 PM from Accokeek Firehouse. A long time mid-week club favorite is back on the schedule for 2018. It's not too long, nor too short, nor too fast. It is a CC-Touring class, so please be able to ride at a sustained 12 - 14 ams. Faster riders are welcome, and there is usually a fast and fun and "slightly" competitive group in front. For all the rest of us, there is usually a B-class group in the middle, and a true CC group (which also stands for the "casual conversation" group) bringing up the rear. No one gets dropped; there will always be a designated person riding "sweep." This is a great skills-building ride. We also go down a pretty long hill (expect to reach 35 mph or more!), and of course, what goes down must go up, so there's a good "double-climb" hill at about mile 12. A rest stop at the shore of the Potomac River around mile 10. Come out and join the fun! Some riders like to go to the local B&J Carry-Out after the ride for a sandwich or ice cream. See you on Wednesday.
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]
JACKIE AND RANDY SCHOCH 301-437-5045 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
THUR
Aug 16
SUE-PER THURSDAY EVENING PACELINE (STEP!) Class A+ TRAINING- AA 3 25.8 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Let's build a contingent of weekly Thursday A riders to experience the joys of paceline riding, where the sum is always greater than the parts. "STEP" also = Shared Tempo Encourages People! The goal of this weekly ride is NOT to split the group by ability levels. Instead, we stay together, holding position, even on the hills; if you are a stronger rider, and you want to save it up for the weekend, enjoy the satisfaction of helping EVERYONE in the group finish faster, safer, and together. Slower riders, take shorter pulls; it's fine to rotate straight to the back- come grow with us! Upper end B+ riders may be able to keep an A pace while drafting in a larger group; so if you are on the cusp, but afraid to be an anchor- give the ride leader a call to discuss. If we all work well together, it may end up as an AA 3 pace. Plan to be flexible and have fun. Please plan to park in the back of the lot. Link to Ride Map and Cue: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19721228#page_cuesheet
Dir: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
SUSAN ESTES 443-404-9789 sueperseven@gmail.com
FRI
Aug 17
FRIDAY IHRT 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 summer start location) 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 portlets along the route; water fountain and indoor facilities at White Plains. 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
WED
Aug 22
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK Class CC AND UP 16 mi. 5:30 PM from Accokeek Firehouse. A long time mid-week club favorite is back on the schedule for 2018. It's not too long, nor too short, nor too fast. It is a CC-Touring class, so please be able to ride at a sustained 12 - 14 ams. Faster riders are welcome, and there is usually a fast and fun and "slightly" competitive group in front. For all the rest of us, there is usually a B-class group in the middle, and a true CC group (which also stands for the "casual conversation" group) bringing up the rear. No one gets dropped; there will always be a designated person riding "sweep." This is a great skills-building ride. We also go down a pretty long hill (expect to reach 35 mph or more!), and of course, what goes down must go up, so there's a good "double-climb" hill at about mile 12. A rest stop at the shore of the Potomac River around mile 10. Come out and join the fun! Some riders like to go to the local B&J Carry-Out after the ride for a sandwich or ice cream. See you on Wednesday.
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]
JACKIE AND RANDY SCHOCH 301-437-5045 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
THUR
Aug 23
SUE-PER THURSDAY EVENING PACELINE (STEP!) Class A+ TRAINING- AA 3 25.8 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Let's build a contingent of weekly Thursday A riders to experience the joys of paceline riding, where the sum is always greater than the parts. "STEP" also = Shared Tempo Encourages People! The goal of this weekly ride is NOT to split the group by ability levels. Instead, we stay together, holding position, even on the hills; if you are a stronger rider, and you want to save it up for the weekend, enjoy the satisfaction of helping EVERYONE in the group finish faster, safer, and together. Slower riders, take shorter pulls; it's fine to rotate straight to the back- come grow with us! Upper end B+ riders may be able to keep an A pace while drafting in a larger group; so if you are on the cusp, but afraid to be an anchor- give the ride leader a call to discuss. If we all work well together, it may end up as an AA 3 pace. Plan to be flexible and have fun. Please plan to park in the back of the lot. Link to Ride Map and Cue: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19721228#page_cuesheet
Dir: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
SUSAN ESTES 443-404-9789 sueperseven@gmail.com
FRI
Aug 24
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
WED
Aug 29
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK Class CC AND UP 16 mi. 5:30 PM from Accokeek Firehouse. A long time mid-week club favorite is back on the schedule for 2018. It's not too long, nor too short, nor too fast. It is a CC-Touring class, so please be able to ride at a sustained 12 - 14 ams. Faster riders are welcome, and there is usually a fast and fun and "slightly" competitive group in front. For all the rest of us, there is usually a B-class group in the middle, and a true CC group (which also stands for the "casual conversation" group) bringing up the rear. No one gets dropped; there will always be a designated person riding "sweep." This is a great skills-building ride. We also go down a pretty long hill (expect to reach 35 mph or more!), and of course, what goes down must go up, so there's a good "double-climb" hill at about mile 12. A rest stop at the shore of the Potomac River around mile 10. Come out and join the fun! Some riders like to go to the local B&J Carry-Out after the ride for a sandwich or ice cream. See you on Wednesday.
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]
JACKIE AND RANDY SCHOCH 301-437-5045 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
THUR
Aug 30
SUE-PER THURSDAY EVENING PACELINE (STEP!) Class A+ TRAINING- AA 3 25.8 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Let's build a contingent of weekly Thursday A riders to experience the joys of paceline riding, where the sum is always greater than the parts. "STEP" also = Shared Tempo Encourages People! The goal of this weekly ride is NOT to split the group by ability levels. Instead, we stay together, holding position, even on the hills; if you are a stronger rider, and you want to save it up for the weekend, enjoy the satisfaction of helping EVERYONE in the group finish faster, safer, and together. Slower riders, take shorter pulls; it's fine to rotate straight to the back- come grow with us! Upper end B+ riders may be able to keep an A pace while drafting in a larger group; so if you are on the cusp, but afraid to be an anchor- give the ride leader a call to discuss. If we all work well together, it may end up as an AA 3 pace. Plan to be flexible and have fun. Please plan to park in the back of the lot. Link to Ride Map and Cue: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19721228#page_cuesheet
Dir: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
SUSAN ESTES 443-404-9789 sueperseven@gmail.com
FRI
Aug 31
FRIDAY IHRT 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 summer start location) 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 portlets along the route; water fountain and indoor facilities at White Plains. 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
 

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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