August Ride Schedule
Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club
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WED
Aug 1
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK
Class CC AND UP 16 mi at 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.
Directions: 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
WED
Aug 1
CASEY JONES EXPRESS B/A
Class B/A 26 mi at 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata
Class A/B 26 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Comes challenge yourself on this express ride. No rest stops. WILL NOT LEAD AA CLASS RIDERS. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799480
Directions: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
BRUCE L WRIGHT 540-379-3230 bigheart63@gmail.com JEAN A. WRIGHT 240-299-9744 medic4bigheart@gmail.com
THUR
Aug 2
BEST OF BRANDYWINE HUGHESVILLE EDITION
Class B 34 mi at 9:30 AM from North Keys Community Park
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12486353 Cue Sheet> https://bit.ly/2GQSLrM The Original, created by John Early. (Tidbit, the second rest stop was originally the gas station on Route 5 and Bryans Road.) It never caught on and the Moreland Store took its place in the longer versions of this route. This short, original is presented if we are fortunate to have a morning window of opportunity again like we did Tuesday. As always faster Riders are welcomed, and a CC Ride Leader is appreciated.
Directions: 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]
SAM PERRY 202-550-1502 sperry52@verizon.net
THUR
Aug 2
BEST OF BRANDYWINE
Class CC 34 mi at 9:30 AM from North Keys Community Park
Following Sam again - GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12486353 Cue Sheet: https://bit.ly/2GQSLrM The Original, created by John Early. (Tidbit, the second rest stop was originally the gas station on Route 5 and Bryans Road.) It never caught on and the Moreland Store took its place in the longer versions of this route. This short, original is presented if we are fortunate to have a morning window of opportunity again like we did Tuesday.
Directions: From the Beltway (Rt495/95) take the Branch Ave South exit onto Branch Ave (Rt5). Continue south into Brandywine MD. From Route 5 make a left turn onto Brandywine RD. Go past the firehouse, and make a left turn onto North Keys Road. Travel for approximately 1.5 miles and make a left turn into the North Keys Community Park. [11806 North Keys Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613]
JOAN OPPEL 703-328-9863 oppeljs@gmail.com
THUR
Aug 2
CANCELLED - CHANGED TO OTHER RIDE
SUE-PER THURSDAY EVENING PACELINE (STEP!)

Class A+ Training- AA 3 25.8 mi at 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
Directions: 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
THUR
Aug 2
SUE-PER ZABRISKIE HILLY ALIDOCIOUS
Class All Varies mi at 6:00 PM from Port Tobacco Recreation Center, 8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco, MD 20677
An all-comers ride aimed to help improve your climbing skills or to show off to the flat-landers. Let us make suffering fun! Multiple hill segments available on a 5-mile circuit. You pick your pace and distance; but 4 laps equates to 2K feet of vertical pleasure. 1st to the top takes cheerleader hat. Ride leader will have cuesheet, but Strava segment link may be helpful: https://www.strava.com/segments/15392379 . Restrooms open at the Rec Center. Libations available afterwards at the nearby Port Tobacco Marina for those INCLINED, get it? Inclined...ha.
Directions: From 301 in La Plata, 3.5 miles West on route 6. Park in front of government building
SUE ESTES 443-404-9789 sueperseven@gmail.com CHRIS ZABRISKIE 240-320-6694 zabriskiect@gmail.com
FRI
Aug 3
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL
Class All 20>26 mi at 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.
Directions: 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
Aug 4
COBB ISLAND METRIC
Class B & A 68 mi at 8:00 AM from White Plains Trailhead of IHRT
This scenic Cobb Island Metric, with plenty of parking @ the Indian Head Rail Trail Head In White Plains MD and many photo opportunities will take you through White Plains, Chapel Point, Pope's Creek, Issue, Cobb's Island, Mt. Victoria, Bel Alton, and LaPlata, to return to the ride start in White Plains. Planned Rest Stops @ St. Ignatius in Chapel Point, Captain John's/Schmansky's in Cobb's Island, and a end of ride meal at Johnny Boy's BBQ in Bel Alton to round out your ride and day. Rest Rooms @ the start and throughout the ride. You can Preview, view, Download, & PRINT YOUR Q-SHEET @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16420390. Other Ride classes welcomed to join with appropriate ride leader.
Directions: From US-301 south of Waldorf, take Theodore Green Blvd for .3 mile to trailhead parking lot. 10410 Theodore Green Blvd, White Plains, MD 20695
SAT
Aug 4
SPERRYVILLE TO SKYLINE-IN, OVER, & OUT
Class A/AA 69/Rider's Choice mi at 8:00 AM from 12018 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA.
Join me on a "make-it-your-own" ride in the mountains. I'll be riding from Sperryville to Big Meadows on Skyline Drive and then backtracking on Skyline to head to Elk Wallow before turning back to Sperryville. This is an at your own pace/distance ride and the group may break apart during the course of the ride. Because it is generally an out and back, you can adjust the distance to what suits you best, however, you should let the ride leader know if you end up choosing a different distance. Please plan to be self-sufficient. The ride leader will make a best effort to ensure riders return to the start. The entrance fee to Shenandoah National Park has risen to $15 per rider, however, annual park pass holders may bring in up to three additional riders on a pass. So please bring your pass if you have one so others need not pay. If you don't have a pass, be sure to bring money to enter the park in case we do not have enough passes to cover all riders. Food/Water should be available at Skyland, Big Meadows Wayside, and Elk Wallow Wayside, however, be sure to bring adequate supplies just in case. Estimated elevation for this ride for the 69 miles is 6,900'+. GPS route at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28203606 Please contact ride leader in advance if you plan to attend so that I can be sure to let you know of any changes on the morning of the ride.
Directions: This address is parking for the Cottage Curator/Headmaster Pub buildings. It is across the street from a "Burgers and Things". Map and directions at https://goo.gl/4F7kEs
LYNNE BLAKE-HEDGES 301-412-0460 blakehedges4@gmail.com
SAT
Aug 4
80TH BIRTHDAY RIDE TO LAUREL GROVE AND CHAPTICO
Class CC 52ish mi at 9:00 AM from Northern Senior Center (St. Mary's County)
Harold Datz has just turned the corner on 80. Celebrate with an 80 km ride. This ride has fewer than 1300 feet of climbing, which also makes it perfect for this time of year. We're following Steve Palincsar's route, found online here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14021654. Please bring your own copy of the cue sheet, but we'll have one or two extra copies on hand if you forget.
Directions: 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]
RITA ZEIDNER 703-663-8003 rzeidner@gmail.com HAROLD DATZ
SUN
Aug 5
FRIENDSHIP LANDING, HOLLY SPRINGS AND SMITH POINT A/B VERSION
Class A/B 48 mi at 9:00 AM from Pisgah Park
Steve has posted a very nice route, so let's tag along at an A/B pace. We may decide to skip the first rest stop at m. 11, stopping at m. 17 to refill H20 at Nanjempy CC (closed, but we can use the outdoor hose), in which case the only rest room after the start will be at Mallows Bay Park at m. 36. NO STORES, so bring whatever you need with you. BYOQ, only a minimum number will be available. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28249484 Cue sheet: https://goo.gl/8N6HsS
Directions: 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
BARBARA HANEY 202-531-3299 haneyb@me.com
SUN
Aug 5
FRIENDSHIP LANDING, HOLLY SPRINGS AND SMITH POINT
Class CC/Touring 48 mi at 9:00 AM from Pisgah Park
We'll preview some of the roads we'll be riding on the Indian Head 100, including the detour around the bridge construction on Riverside on a route featuring quiet shady back roads and low traffic, with rest stops at Friendship Farm and Mallows Bay Parks and a water stop at the Nanjemoy Community Center. (Note: there are no stores on this route, and the only water source is at mile 17 so plan accordingly.) Route map & GPS files are in the Club RWGPS Route Library https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28249484 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/8N6HsS This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) Printed copies available by prior arrangement.
Directions: 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
TUE
Aug 7
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: WHITE PLAINS DASH-IN
Class B 36 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
It's expected to be a nice sunny morning so come and join me on this ride. Faster riders are welcome. A CC ride leader is appreciated. Ride With GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14684403. Cue Sheet link: https://goo.gl/NfYSx3.
Directions: 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]
REGINA SAIZAN 301-775-5830 rsaizan@verizon.net
TUE
Aug 7
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE CC
Class CC 36 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
It's expected to be a nice sunny morning so come and join us on this ride. Faster riders are welcome. Ride With GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14684403. Cue Sheet link: https://goo.gl/NfYSx3.
Directions: 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
Aug 7
STARBUCK'S EXPRESS
Class B & A 25 mi at 6:00 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 "Starbucks Express" 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 refreshment at Starbucks to complete your ride experience. You can view, download, & print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271. Ride Leader will be at Starbucks until 8 PM. Other ride classes welcome. NOTE: PLEASE WATCH FOR WEATHER UPDATES ON THE YAHOO GROUP MAIL AND RIDE SCHEDULE UPDATE. In the event of questionable weather, a ride time decision whether to GO/NOGO.
Directions: 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
Aug 8
DIANE'S HILL REPEATS
Class All 15-20 miles mi at 7:00 AM from 7706 Jaffrey Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744
We'll climb a variety of hills in my neighborhood, some gradual, some steep, some tiered, all fairly short, but a good workout. Come practice your climbing techniques early in the morning, then back home to enjoy the rest of your day. Please text me the evening before or day of ride if you're joining me.
Directions: Because people are coming from different locations, please use your GPS device for directions.
DIANE HARRIS 301-452-2267
WED
Aug 8
CASEY JONES EXPRESS B/A
Class B/A 26 mi at 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata
Class A/B 26 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Comes challenge yourself on this express ride. No rest stops. . https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799480
Directions: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
BRUCE L WRIGHT 540-379-3230 bigheart63@gmail.com JEAN A. WRIGHT 240-299-9744 medic4bigheart@gmail.com
WED
Aug 8
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK
Class CC and Up 17 mi at 5:30 PM from Accokeek Firehouse
Please see prior descriptions for Tour de Accokeek. Emphasis on bike handling...show up and you'll get the drift. As typical of all my rides, no such thing as "last rider" since there's always at least two toodling in at the finish. Cheers!
Directions: 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]
MICHAEL DONG 240-273-5321 denalipro3@hotmail.com
THUR
Aug 9
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: MAGRUDERS FERRY, WHITES LANDING, RIVER AIRPORT
Class CC/Touring 36 mi at 9:30 AM from North Keys Community Park
Today we'll visit some of those dead-end roads off Croom that go down to the Patuxent, including Magruders Ferry, Whites Landing and River Airport. Rest stops at Magruders and Merkle. Note: there are no stores on the route, although we'll be 1/4 mi from one at mi 30, 5 miles from the end, so plan accordingly. 35.5 mi, 2013' of elevation gain (perhaps twice as much as last Thursday!. Route map & GPS files are in the Club RWGPS Route Library https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27242958 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://bit.ly/2HtIe5U BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue sheet) Printed copies available by prior arrangement.
Directions: 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)
THUR
Aug 9
CANCELLED - CHANGED TO OTHER RIDE
SUE-PER THURSDAY EVENING PACELINE (STEP!)

Class A+ Training- AA 3 25.8 mi at 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
Directions: 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
THUR
Aug 9
SUE-PER ZABRISKIE HILLY ALIDOCIOUS
Class All Varies mi at 6:00 PM from Port Tobacco Recreation Center, 8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco, MD 20677
An all-comers ride aimed to help improve your climbing skills or to show off to the flat-landers. Let us make suffering fun! Multiple hill segments available on a 5-mile circuit. You pick your pace and distance; but 4 laps equates to 2K feet of vertical pleasure. 1st to the top takes cheerleader hat. Ride leader will have cuesheet, but Strava segment link may be helpful: https://www.strava.com/segments/15392379 . Restrooms open at the Rec Center. Libations available afterwards at the nearby Port Tobacco Marina for those INCLINED, get it? Inclined...ha.
Directions: Dir: From 301 in La Plata, 3.5 miles West on route 6. Park in front of government building
SUE ESTES 443-404-9789 sueperseven@gmail.com CHRIS ZABRISKIE 240-320-6694 zabriskiect@gmail.com
FRI
Aug 10
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL
Class ALL 20+ mi at 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.
Directions: 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
GOOD MORNING BETHANY BEACH!!!!!
Class A/B 35-45 mi at 7:00 AM from Sea Colony Rec Center
We will adjust the ride to whatever those riding prefer...Start a little earlier/later..ok, ride a little shorter or longer...ok...ride a little slower or faster...ok... Who said the only riding at the beach is the boring, windy, route 1 has never been with us for the Bethany Beach wake up rides. Please let me know by noon Friday if you plan on riding.
Directions: Bethany Beach, Delaware
KEN LEMMERT 301-752-5472 ken.lemmert.m5sy@statefarm.com
SAT
Aug 11
PICNIC RIDE
Class All up to 48 miles mi at 8:30 AM from Fresh Meadows Farm
Details coming soon.
Directions: 2195 Hunting Creek Road, Huntingtown, MD
ROAD CAPTAIN
SUN
Aug 12
LIFE'S A BEACH WAKE UP RIDE!!!!!!
Class A/B 35-45 mi at 7:00 AM from Sea Colony Rec Center
We will be riding from either the Bethany Beach or Rehoboth Beach location....depends on who will be riding. Either place you can be assured of some great scenic roads. Might even see a few bison. Please let me know by noon Friday if you plan on riding.
Directions: Bethany Beach, Delaware or Staples in Rehoboth/Lewes.
KEN LEMMERT 301-752-5472 ken.lemmert.m5sy@statefarm.com
SUN
Aug 12
MV 45 MANOKEEK ESPRESSO
Class B 45 mi at 8:00 AM from Manokeek Village Center
We'll get an early start to complete the ride before noon. This route takes us from Accokeek to LaPlata and back mostly along roads with wide shoulders. Enjoy a hot or cold beverage with snacks on the return at one of our favorite and accommodating coffee shops/eateries. Other class riders invited to join us, choose a leader, and enjoy the ride!
Directions: 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
Aug 12
SANDGATES, SOTTERLEY & STEER HORN NECK
Class CC/Touring 60 mi at 9:00 AM from Northern Senior Center (St. Mary's County)
A small variation on a route we've done a few times now. We'll head south on MD-6 to Morganza Turner and a rest stop at Baggett Park, then take Sandgates and Macintosh to McKays in Hollywood. After the break we'll visit Steer Horn Neck and take a break at Sotterley Plantation, then head into the Loveville Mennonite community en route to a second stop at Baggett Park, finally returning on the Three Notch Trail to Northern Senior Center. 60 miles, 1637' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the Club RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28294228 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/wa3QrW This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own cue sheet) Printed copies available by prior arrangement.
Directions: 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
TUE
Aug 14
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: THREE BUMPS REVISITED
Class B 34 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10663035 Time to dust off my ride leader jersey. I didn't get a chance to participate in this ride a few weeks back, so we are revisiting Three Bumps, Barry's Hill, Mill Hill, and Bumpy Oak, with a slice of IHRT. Faster riders are welcomed. A CC Leader would also be appreciated. One Rest Stop at the WaWa in White Plains
Directions: 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]
LA'TASHA BANKS 240-435-0149 '>latasha.banks@gmail.com
TUE
Aug 14
STARBUCKS EXPRESS
Class B & UP 25 mi at 6:00 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 "Starbucks Express" 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 refreshment at Starbucks to complete your ride experience. You can view, download, & print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271. Ride Leader will be at Starbucks until 8 PM. Other ride classes welcome with a ride leader for your intended class. NOTE: PLEASE WATCH FOR WEATHER UPDATES ON THE YAHOO GROUP MAIL AND RIDE SCHEDULE UPDATE. In the event of questionable weather, a ride time decision whether to GO/NOGO unless conditions are obvious.
Directions: 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
Aug 15
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK
Class CC AND UP 16 mi at 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.
Directions: 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
WED
Aug 15
CASEY JONES EXPRESS B/A
Class B/A 26 mi at 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata
Class A/B 26 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Comes challenge yourself on this express ride. No rest stops. . https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799480
Directions: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
BRUCE L WRIGHT 540-379-3230 bigheart63@gmail.com JEAN A. WRIGHT 240-299-9744 medic4bigheart@gmail.com
WED
Aug 15
CASEY JONES EXPRESS
Class AA/2 Express 25 mi at 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
Directions: 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
Aug 16
BEST OF BRAN;DYWINE CC: NORTH KEYS TO THE BADEN STORE
Class CC/Touring 36 mi at 9:30 AM from North Keys Community Park
This is the CC version of Regina's ride. There'll be some hill climbing in the beginning of the ride before it gets too hot and mostly flat roads at the end (466' of elevation gain in the final 19.5 miles - not quite Eastern Shore flat, but getting there). Route map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28326816 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/v8obLR Bring your own cue sheet, printed copies available by prior arrangement.
Directions: 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
Aug 16
NK - BADEN STORE - HILLS THEN FLAT
Class B 36 mi at 9:30 AM from North Keys Community Park
The forecast is for hot and humid weather. So we'll do some hill climbing in the beginning of the ride before it gets too hot and mostly flat roads at the end. Be sure to hydrate before the ride, during the ride, and at the end of the ride. Faster riders are welcome. A CC ride leader is appreciated. Ride With GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28326816 Cue sheet link: https://goo.gl/v8obLR
Directions: 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]
REGINA SAIZAN 301-775-5830 rsaizan@verizon.net
THUR
Aug 16
CANCELLED - CHANGED TO OTHER RIDE
SUE-PER THURSDAY EVENING PACELINE (STEP!)

Class A+ Training- AA 3 25.8 mi at 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
Directions: 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
THUR
Aug 16
SUE-PER ZABRISKIE HILLY ALIDOCIOUS
Class All Varies mi at 6:00 PM from Port Tobacco Recreation Center, 8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco, MD 20677
An all-comers ride aimed to help improve your climbing skills or to show off to the flat-landers. Let us make suffering fun! Multiple hill segments available on a 5-mile circuit. You pick your pace and distance; but 4 laps equates to 2K feet of vertical pleasure. 1st to the top takes cheerleader hat. Ride leader will have cuesheet, but Strava segment link may be helpful: https://www.strava.com/segments/15392379 . Restrooms open at the Rec Center. Libations available afterwards at the nearby Port Tobacco Marina for those INCLINED, get it? Inclined...ha.
Directions: From 301 in La Plata, 3.5 miles West on route 6. Park in front of government building
SUE ESTES 443-404-9789 sueperseven@gmail.com CHRIS ZABRISKIE 240-320-6694 zabriskiect@gmail.com
FRI
Aug 17
FRIDAY IHRT
Class All 20+ mi at 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.
Directions: 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
Aug 18
GOOD MORNING BETHANY BEACH!!!!!!!
Class B/A 35-45 mi at 7:00 AM from Sea Colony Rec Center
We will ride the backroads of LSD(Lower, Slower, Delaware) near Bethany Beach, Selbyville, Dagsboro, Frankford, Gumboro and even drop down into Maryland. Please contact the ride leader if you plan on riding.
Directions: Bethany Beach Delaware
KEN LEMMERT 301-752-5472 ken.lemmert.m5sy@statefarm.com
SAT
Aug 18
NORTHERN HS TO CHESAPEAKE BEACH (CALVERT COUNTY)
Class low- B (14-15) 44 mi at 7:45 AM from Northern High School (Calvert County)
This is a RSVP ride ONLY. If you expect to attend you must notify rider leader via email and/or text by 7am of the morning of the ride. Departs from Northern HS traveling to Chesapeake/N. Beach, returning in reverse on roads used during the most recent picnic ride and the annual End Hunger ride event in Calvert Cty. Route-- https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28021869 Please printout and bring or download your own cuesheet, or ride along with ride leader. Ride Leader will expect's his overall AMS to be 14-15 for the day the day. Rest break at Chesapeake Beach, and a pull over break.
Directions: 2950 Chaneyville Road, Owings, MD 20736. From 495/95 Capital Beltway: take exit 11, MD Route 4 toward Upper Marlboro and travel approx. 19.3 miles, turn right on Chaneyville Rd. and continue 0.8 miles and turn left into the school. [map to start]
JOHN GORMAN (C)240-687-1234 jgorman3003@verizon.net
SAT
Aug 18
NORTHERN SENIOR CENTER TO AVENUE
Class AA 52 mi at 8:30 AM from Northern Senior Center (St. Mary's County)
Saturday looks to be the best day for a ride around this area. Looking for company. Feel free to list this for other ride classes. If hot on the return, there is cold ice cream/sherbet at the Chaptico Market on the way back from Avenue. I will bring a few cue sheets. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13194797
Directions: 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]
BRAD FRANCISCO 301-659-3690 francisco_family@verizon.net
SAT
Aug 18
2 OR 3 COVERED BRIDGES & LAPP'S ICE CREAM
Class CC/Touring 42/49 mi at 10:30 AM from Strasburg Railroad 301 Gap Road, Ronks PA.
This ride is a prelude to Sunday's Covered Bridge Metric. We'll ride through the Amish farmland of Lancaster County, visiting places not on Sunday's ride,featuring two or three covered bridges and a visit to the Lapp Valley Farm Dairy and Ice Cream. Route maps & GPS files are here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5202815 for the 41 mile version and http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5200443 for the 49 mile route. Cue sheets are in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/WAEN3j The file includes both the 42 and 49 mile versions. Please print out and bring a copy of the cue sheet. Note: I've made a dinner reservation at the Iron Hill Brewery for 10 people at 6:45 pm. If you want to be in that group, please let me know.
Directions: Take Baltimore-Washington Parkweay MD-295 N to I65N towards Towson. Take exit 24 for I-83 N toward York Pa/Timonium. Take I-83N to US-30 E. Take the PA-462/Lincoln Hwy exit. Take Strasburg Pike to PA-741 E in Strasburg Township. Turn right onto PA-462 W/Lincoln Hwy. Turn left onto Strasburg Pike. Continue onto Lancaster Ave. Turn left onto W. Main St. Slight left onto PA-741 E. Strasburg RR is on the left. Proceed to the far end of the parking lot.
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
SUN
Aug 19
GOOD MORNING BEACH PEOPLE!!!!!!!
Class B/A 35-45 mi at 7:30 AM from We will start either at the Sea Colony Rec Center
We will ride the backroads of LSD(Lower, Slower, Delaware) near Bethany Beach or Rehoboth Beach. The ride start, speed, length will be determined by the group. Please contact the ride leader if you plan on riding.
Directions: Bethany Beach Delaware or the Staples in Rehoboth/Lewes Delaware area depending on who wants to ride.
KEN LEMMERT 301-752-5472 ken.lemmert.m5sy@statefarm.com
SUN
Aug 19
SUNDAY MORNING MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE
Class All 12 mi at 9:00 AM from Rosaryville State Park
Sunday August 19 Mountain Bike Ride at Rosaryville starting at 9am. Helmets required
Directions: The State Park is located approximately 4 miles south of Upper Marlboro. From the Washington Beltway I-95: (Travel time approx. 1/2 hour.) Take exit #11, Route 4 east. Follow Route 4 to Upper Marlboro. Exit on Route 301 south for approximately 4 miles. The park entrance is on the right about 100 yards south of Osbourne Road on West Marlton. Take a right at park map kiosk to go up hill. Kiosk trail parking lot is first on the right. From the South on US 301 North: Just before Osbourne Road, Left on West Marlton (East Marlton and white gazebo on your right). Take a right at park map kiosk to go up hill. Kiosk trail parking lot is first on the right. [map to start]
BARRY HOWARD 301-807-9676 howard.barry383@gmail.com
MON
Aug 20
UP AND DOWN THE POTOMAC
Class CC 30 mi at 10:00 AM from Belle Haven Picnic Area
We might have rain on Tuesday, and so this ride goes on Monday. We'll follow the Mt. Vernon and Potomac Yard trails, cross the 14th Street Bridge, loop Haines Point, follow Ohio Street trail to Watergate, cross the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge, and return with optional loop to National Harbor. Lots of shade and restrooms along the way. CC pace because of trail route.
Directions: 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]
NORM LISY 703-209-6007 normlisy@gmail.com
TUE
Aug 21
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: CHAPEL POINT, SPRINGHILL NEWTOWN
Class CC/Touring 40 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
We'll preview one of the proposed alternative routes for the easternmost section of the Indian Head 100 from Chapel Point to the Indian Head Rail Trail at Hawthorne. We'll get there on Pomfret, Hawthorne and Valley, and we'll return on the 210 shoulder. Rest stops at St Ignatius Church and the Dash In in La Plata. 39.9 mi, 1304' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are in the club RWGPS Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28341719 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/NV9BZY BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) - printed copies available by prior arrangement. An A/B leader would be welcome.
Directions: 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
Aug 21
STARBUCKS EXPRESS
Class B & UP 25 mi at 6:00 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 "Starbucks Express" 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 refreshment at Starbucks to complete your ride experience. You can view, download, & print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271. Ride Leader will be at Starbucks until 8 PM. Other ride classes welcome with a ride leader for your intended class. NOTE: PLEASE WATCH FOR WEATHER UPDATES ON THE YAHOO GROUP MAIL AND RIDE SCHEDULE UPDATE. In the event of questionable weather, a ride time decision whether to GO/NOGO unless conditions are obvious.
Directions: 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
Aug 22
DIANE'S HILL REPEATS
Class All 15-20 mi at 7:00 AM from 7706 Jaffrey Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744
Back from Vermont, I'll want to see if climbing my local hills got any easier. We'll choose a route that gives us challenges and tests our ability to go up. Please text me the evening before or day of the ride to let me know if you're joining me.
Directions: Because people are coming from different areas, I ask that you use your GPS for directions.
DIANE HARRIS 301-452-2267
WED
Aug 22
CASEY JONES EXPRESS
Class AA/2 Express 25 mi at 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
Directions: 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
WED
Aug 22
CASEY JONES EXPRESS B/A
Class B/A 26 mi at 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata
Class A/B 26 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Comes challenge yourself on this express ride. No rest stops. . https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799480
Directions: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
BRUCE L WRIGHT 540-379-3230 bigheart63@gmail.com JEAN A. WRIGHT 240-299-9744 medic4bigheart@gmail.com
WED
Aug 22
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK
Class CC AND UP 16 mi at 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.
Directions: 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
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: MOUNT CALVERT & PATUXENT RIVER PARK
Class CC/Touring 37 mi at 9:30 AM from North Keys Community Park
First we'll visit Mount Calvert, then take Duvall and Croom Airport to a rest stop at the Visitors Center at Jug Bay. After the break we'll take Duley Station to Van Brady, then take North Keys to Cross Road Trail and Cherry Tree Crossing to Old Indian Head and North Keys back to the park. 37 miles, 1721' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5580959 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/pWKQ9f BYOQ - printed copies of the cue sheet available by prior arrangement. An A/B leader would be welcome.
Directions: 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
Aug 23
CANCELLED - CHANGED TO OTHER RIDE
SUE-PER THURSDAY EVENING PACELINE (STEP!)

Class A+ Training- AA 3 25.8 mi at 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
Directions: 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
THUR
Aug 23
SUE-PER ZABRISKIE HILLY ALIDOCIOUS
Class All Varies mi at 6:00 PM from Port Tobacco Recreation Center, 8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco, MD 20677
An all-comers ride aimed to help improve your climbing skills or to show off to the flat-landers. Let us make suffering fun! Multiple hill segments available on a 5-mile circuit. You pick your pace and distance; but 4 laps equates to 2K feet of vertical pleasure. 1st to the top takes cheerleader hat. Ride leader will have cuesheet, but Strava segment link may be helpful: https://www.strava.com/segments/15392379 . Restrooms open at the Rec Center. Libations available afterwards at the nearby Port Tobacco Marina for those INCLINED, get it? Inclined...ha.
Directions: From 301 in La Plata, 3.5 miles West on route 6. Park in front of government building
SUE ESTES 443-404-9789 sueperseven@gmail.com CHRIS ZABRISKIE 240-320-6694 zabriskiect@gmail.com
FRI
Aug 24
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL
Class ALL 20+ mi at 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.
Directions: 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 25
HISTORIC BRIDGES OF FREDERICK COUNTY
Class CC/Touring 59 mi at 9:00 AM from Utica District Park
A scenic tour of rural Frederick County, showcasing many of the county's historic bridges. In addition to crossing the three well-known covered bridges, this route passes over a number of the county's historic metal truss bridges and also visits the unique and seldom-seen Rocky Ridge Big Slide. As befits a Touring class ride, we'll stop at these historic sights long enough to take pictures (and, in the case of the Big Slide, wonder what on earth they were thinking). Terrain is rural and rolling, featuring a mix of well known and seldom-seen rural roads. Scenic, rolling terrain with 2575' of elevation gain and a maximum grade of 6.1%. Route map & GPS files are in the club's RWGPS Route Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27493106 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://bit.ly/2rIZM4q This is a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue Sheet) Printed copies will be available by prior arrangement.
Directions: From the Beltway take I-270 north towards Frederick MD, continue onto US 15 North, go approximately 8 miles, turn right onto Old Frederick Rd, go about 1.2 miles, and turn left into Utica District Park. Park in first parking area to the left. Street addres is 10200b Old Frederick Rd Frederick, MD 21701 [Map to start]
STEVE PALINCSAR 703-655-8959 (cell) 703-548-1585 (home) palincss@his.com
SAT
Aug 25
WHITE MARSH-SOTTERLEY
Class AA/3 Training 54 mi at 9:00 AM from White Marsh Elementary School
It is supposed to be great weather this weekend so let's ride! This ride is in the Training category which we don't use much. From the cub website categories listing: https://ohbike.memberlodge.org/classifications "Training rides focus on team building techniques with members riding together in a single, fast-rotating pace line". This is not a ride for surging or beating others up the hill. The goal is ride together as a team and achieve the fastest average speed for the group (while still being safe and having fun).
Directions: 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
SAT
Aug 25
3-BUMP CHUMP
Class B+ and up 30+ mi at 9:00 AM from Manokeek Village Center
Started this flexible route 2 years ago, and mentioned it to several riders, of which only a few have taken me up on it. It's a regular workout route, and is a series of moderate bumps and "push sections" including Mill Hill, Bumpy Oak, and Barry's Hill. The "CHUMP" part ... well, that's to be experienced. No rest breaks, water fountain at Arthur Ross Rd., bring a snack, as the ride can be up to 90mi if the feel is "let's keep going." Distance dependent on how quickly heads start dropping. Cheers, Michael Nobody left behind, start together-finish together.
Directions: 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]
MICHAEL DONG 240-273-5321 denalipro3@hotmail.com
SAT
Aug 25
APPLE, PEACH, BERRY MASHUP
Class CC 56 mi at 9:00 AM from Burwell
This is the latest in a series of rides where we try to breathe life into the virtually extinct Virginia CC ride category -- by leading at an honest CC pace (12-13 mph. This ride is also posted with PPTC. In fact we designed this route by combining the best of several legacy PPTC events, including the Berryville Century and Peach Picker and Apple Blossom rides. Most of the terrain is gently rolling hills surrounded by orchards and fields. We'll cross the Shenandoah River at least twice -- once on a bridge that's only recently re-opened after being under construction for years. There are no major hills -- just an easy 2300 feet of climbing. We'll start at the Burwell Morgan Mill (the 75-mile rest stop for the now-defunct Berryville Century). Please don't park in the mill parking lot; try parking on the street along side. We're just planning one official rest stop -- about half-way through -- at a 7-11 in Middletown. But there are a few other places to stop before and after. Please bring your own copy of the cue sheet or GPS. We will not have extra paper cue sheets. RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28221934 If you don't know how to create a cue sheet from RWGPS, contact us in advance and we'll send you one via email. Ride's a no-go if rain chance is higher than 30 percent or predicted temps are "much" above 85 degrees. If we have to cancel for Saturday, we'll likely try for Sunday. We will post changes or a cancellation on Yahoo, but if you have questions, feel free to contact ride leaders with questions.
Directions: Morgan Mill (15 Tannery Lane, Millwood, VA 22646): From the Beltway: Take I-66 west to Exit 23 for US-17 N/VA-55 W/Winchester Rd toward Delaplane/Paris. Follow US - 17 north about 8 miles. Turn left onto John S. Mosby Hwy (US 17 N, US 50 W). After 6.5 miles, turn right on to Bishop Meade Rd. (Route 255). Continue going straight ahead where the road splits. The mill will be on your left. Park on the street along side the mill or across the street. (From the Beltway and I-66, it'll take about an hour to drive there.)
RITA ZEIDNER 703-402-5118 rzeidner@gmail.com HAROLD DATZ
SUN
Aug 26
SUNDAY MORNING MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE
Class All 12 mi at 9:00 AM from Rosaryville State Park
Sunday Morning Mountain Bike Ride August 26 at Rosaryville State Park starting at 9am. Helmets required
Directions: The State Park is located approximately 4 miles south of Upper Marlboro. From the Washington Beltway I-95: (Travel time approx. 1/2 hour.) Take exit #11, Route 4 east. Follow Route 4 to Upper Marlboro. Exit on Route 301 south for approximately 4 miles. The park entrance is on the right about 100 yards south of Osbourne Road on West Marlton. Take a right at park map kiosk to go up hill. Kiosk trail parking lot is first on the right. From the South on US 301 North: Just before Osbourne Road, Left on West Marlton (East Marlton and white gazebo on your right). Take a right at park map kiosk to go up hill. Kiosk trail parking lot is first on the right. [map to start]
BARRY HOWARD 301-807-9676 howard.barry383@gmail.com
SUN
Aug 26
TO THE CALVIN CONYERS MEMORIAL RIDE AND BACK
Class CC/Touring 32 plus 26 mi at 10:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
Starting at the Bryans Road Shopping Center, we'll take a scenic, meandering 25 mile route to the Indian Head Pavilion, where we'll join the Calvin Conyers Memorial Ride on the Indian Head Rail Trail, returning to Bryans Road via Chapmans Landing. Route map & GPS files for the trip to Indian Head and back are in the Club RWGPS Route Library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28426908?beta=false and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/c1dRqU BYOQ Printed copies of the cue sheet available by prior arrangement.
Directions: 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
Aug 26
IHRT CALVIN CONYERS MEMORIAL RIDE
Class All 26 mi at 1:00 PM from Indian Head Village Green Pavilion
Our dearly beloved past president Calvin Conyers loved to ride the Indian Head Rail Trail. Honor his memory by joining friends and fellow club members on the IHRT. Ride as far as you want, at whatever speed seems suitable, enjoy conversations and memories of Calvin. Convenient portolets and water fountains are along the trail.
Directions: Take MD-210 (Indian Head Highway) to the town of Indian Head. At the top of the hill, pass Indian Head Elementary School on the right and turn right into Lackey Drive. Continue to pavilion parking on the left or straight ahead to IHRT parking on Dr. Mitrhell Lane. [map to start]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
MON
Aug 27
MONDAY MORNING LOOPS (FT. HUNT)
Class CC 30 Miles mi at 10:00 AM from Belle Haven Picnic Area
Loops around the ridges of the Potomac River. Fairly flat. Some hills...about 1000' gain over all. We will explore the suburban areas of Villa May, Tauxemont, Stratford Landing, Fort Hunt, and Paul Springs. No cue sheet. No drop. CC because of suburban streets.
Directions: 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]
NORM LISY 703-209-6007 normlisy@gmail.com
TUE
Aug 28
LA PLATA LOOPS
Class B 34 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
This is a short ride with only 1,100 feet of climbing to get us home before the heat of the day. I will ride at a moderate B pace, about a 15 mph overall average. Faster and less fast riders are welcome. Route map is in the club library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17686251. Please print your own cue sheet.
Directions: 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 703-549-0483 twshort@comcast.net
TUE
Aug 28
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: LA PLATA LOOPS
Class CC/Touring 34 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
his is a short ride with only 1,100 feet of climbing to get us home before the heat of the day. This is the CC companion to Tom's B ride. Route map is in the club library: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17686251?beta=false (No love for the New View beta here!) The cue sheet is in the Cloud: https://goo.gl/8Io56q This is a BYOQ, printed copies of the cue sheet available by prior arrangement.
Directions: 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
Aug 28
STARBUCKS EXPRESS
Class B & UP 25 mi at 6:00 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 "Starbucks Express" 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 refreshment at Starbucks to complete your ride experience. You can view, download, & print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271. Ride Leader will be at Starbucks until 8 PM. Other ride classes welcome with a ride leader for your intended class. NOTE: PLEASE WATCH FOR WEATHER UPDATES ON THE YAHOO GROUP MAIL AND RIDE SCHEDULE UPDATE. In the event of questionable weather, a ride time decision whether to GO/NOGO unless conditions are obvious.
Directions: 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
Aug 29
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK
Class CC AND UP 16 mi at 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.
Directions: 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
WED
Aug 29
CASEY JONES EXPRESS B/A
Class B/A 26 mi at 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata
Class A/B 26 mi. 5:30 PM from Casey Jones Restaurant in La Plata. Comes challenge yourself on this express ride. No rest stops. . https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799480
Directions: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
BRUCE L WRIGHT 540-379-3230 bigheart63@gmail.com JEAN A. WRIGHT 240-299-9744 medic4bigheart@gmail.com
WED
Aug 29
CASEY JONES EXPRESS
Class AA/2 Express 25 mi at 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
Directions: 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
Aug 30
GALLANT GREEN ETC.
Class B 39 mi at 9:30 AM from North Keys Community Park
Familiar roads including our favorite Gallant Green. GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28471006 No cue sheets, everything you need is on Ride with GPS.
Directions: 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]
LINDA BANKERD 571-274-9514 lbankerd@verizon.net
THUR
Aug 30
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: MARLTON, MT CALVERT & MERKLE
Class CC/Touring 37 mi at 9:30 AM from North Keys Community Park
We'll take Martin and Candy Hill to Croom and up Van Brady into Marlton and a rest stop at the McDonalds, then head down Trumps Hill, up Croom and down Mount Calvert and Duvall and up Croom Airport over to St Thomas Church and Fenno and a second rest stop at the Merkle Visitors Center. From there we'll go around Nottingham and Tanyard over to Molly Berry and North Keys back to the park. Water is available at the rest stops but we won't be stopping at any stores so bring food and fluids as appropriate. 37 miles, 1843' of elevation gain. Route map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27039188?beta=false and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: http://bit.ly/2FHqHHE This is a BYOQ Printed copies of the cue sheet available by prior arrangement.
Directions: 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
Aug 30
CANCELLED - CHANGED TO OTHER RIDE
SUE-PER THURSDAY EVENING PACELINE (STEP!)

Class A+ Training- AA 3 25.8 mi at 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
Directions: 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
THUR
Aug 30
SUE-PER ZABRISKIE HILLY ALIDOCIOUS
Class All Varies mi at 6:00 PM from Port Tobacco Recreation Center, 8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco, MD 20677
An all-comers ride aimed to help improve your climbing skills or to show off to the flat-landers. Let us make suffering fun! Multiple hill segments available on a 5-mile circuit. You pick your pace and distance; but 4 laps equates to 2K feet of vertical pleasure. 1st to the top takes cheerleader hat. Ride leader will have cuesheet, but Strava segment link may be helpful: https://www.strava.com/segments/15392379 . Restrooms open at the Rec Center. Libations available afterwards at the nearby Port Tobacco Marina for those INCLINED, get it? Inclined...ha.
Directions: From 301 in La Plata, 3.5 miles West on route 6. Park in front of government building
SUE ESTES 443-404-9789 sueperseven@gmail.com CHRIS ZABRISKIE 240-320-6694 zabriskiect@gmail.com
FRI
Aug 31
FRIDAY IHRT
Class All 20+ mi at 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.
Directions: 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