July Ride Schedule
Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club
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July 2
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
Class CC 34 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
Copying Barb's ride description - it the gps and cue sheet links are not "hot", go to the A ride posting for direct clicking (versus copy&paste). The forecast is for HOT!!! So let’s do a relatively short ride in order to finish before it gets even hotter and/or the thunderstorms arrive. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17686251 One rest stop at La Plata DashIn, return via Pomfret hill. Cue sheet here: https://goo.gl/8Io56q Please print your own.
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
July 2
BR 34 LA PLATA LOOPS
Class B 34 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
Barbara Haney developed this ride. It is not difficult but there is an 9 percent climb on Pomfret just before ride’s end. See Barbara’s Class A writeuo for the Ride With GPS and cuesheet links. Please print your own cue sheet. We now have an “A” and “B” leader and looking for a “CC” leader.
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
July 2
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: BR 34 LA PLATA LOOPS
Class A 34 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
The forecast is for HOT!!! So let’s do a relatively short ride in order to finish before it gets even hotter and/or the thunderstorms arrive. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17686251 One rest stop at La Plata DashIn, return via Pomfret hill. Cue sheet here: https://goo.gl/8Io56q Please print your own. A Bee and CC leader are encouraged to co-post.
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]
BARBARA HANEY 202-531-3299 haneyb@me.com
TUE
July 2
STARBUCK'S EXPRESS
Class B & Up 26 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, where you can do intervals, a challenging climb up Mill Hill & Bumpy Oak Road, which will sometimes include Hill Repeats, Pomonkey, Bryans Road, Accokeek, and then return to Manokeek, where you can enjoy a refreshment at Starbucks to complete your ride experience. View, download, print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271.
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
July 3
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK
Class All 16 mi at 5:30 PM from Accokeek Firehouse
NOTICE the later starting time. Long time mid-week club favorite. It's not too long, and it's not too short. Faster riders are welcome to speed ahead. We will 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 Barrys Hill Road after the rest stop at the Marshall Hall Boat Landing on the shore of the Potomac River. Come out and join the fun! https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12340169.
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]
DONARO GARDNER 240-686-0196 DonaroGardner@aol.com
WED
July 3
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 Note: Casey Jones Restaurant has been sold and is now named "The Charles"
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
July 4
CIVIL WAR CANNONS METRIC CENTURY
Class C/CC 62 mi at 7:30 AM from BicycleSPACE 440 K ST NW, Washington, DC 20001
What better way to celebrate July 4th, Independence Day, then by riding your bike to check out some of the various American Civil War Cannons that defended and protected the freedom of our Nation's Capital in a time of war. We will ride to places like the Grant Memorial, Fort Foote, Fort Willard, Fort Ward, Fort CF Smith, Fort Ethan Allen and Fort Stevens where the cannons are located. Obviously, this ride will be a blast! The whole ride should come in the 5 hour range. We will stop along the way for breaks and quick eats at a convenience store. However, I advise bringing your own riding eats. Also I may have some cue sheets for the ride, but best that you download them and print them out from the provided Ride with GPS link here: https://bit.ly/2FFSeqL
Directions: For those traveling to ride by vehicle, please take note parking is meter free on DC's streets on Holiday's 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. Dir: Best to use Google Maps for your directions depending on how you are getting to the ride.
CHRISTOPHER ROELL 202-607-5565 roellchristopher@yahoo.com
THUR
July 4
STARS & STRIPES
Class B & Up Approx. 42 mi at 8:00 AM from Manokeek Village Center
Let's "Beat The Heat"! Come and join me on this Independence Day for an early morning holiday ride. This Stars & Stripes 4th of July route is a modified version of the route I've used in the past for this day of celebration. It has been modified to allow the cyclists enough time to complete the ride and enjoy their holiday. The route can be viewed, downloaded, and Q-Sheet printed @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30419249. Rest Room @ Start & the rest stop. Note: Other Ride Classes Welcomed With Appropriate Ride Leader.
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]
THUR
July 4
BEST OF BRANDYWINE
Class CC 39 mi at 9:30 AM from North Keys Community Park
Happy 4th of July!! Let's celebrate with a route designed for a hot day. We'll take a spin through the Nottingham area and then head north through Marlton to William Beanes and S Osborne Rd, with stops at McDonald's and Safeway for cold drinks and air conditioning. View and download the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30410482. Ride leader will sweep and bring cue sheets. Any B/A/AA ride leaders care to join in the fun?
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]
DEBBY BOWMAN bowmandj@aol.com
FRI
July 5
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL
Class All 26 mi at 10:00 AM from Indian Head Village Green
Ride one of the premier trails in the entire DC metro area from the Indian Head Village Green to White Plains and return. Ride at your own pace, go as far as you desire, enjoy stimulating conversation with other club members, and just have a good time! Convenient portolets along the route. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Directions: Take MD-210 (Indian Head Highway) south to Indian Head. Turn right on Earl Rd/Pye St just before entrance to the Naval Weapon Center, Indian Head Division. Turn right onto Mildred Ride Drive.[Mildred Rice Drive, Indian Head, MD 20640]
JACKIE SCHOCH 301-437-5045 301-437-5045 RANDY SCHOCH 301-437-7161 301-437-7161 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
SUN
July 7
BOB'S WATERMELON RIDE
Class All 10 - to 47 mi at 9:00 AM from Accokeek Firehouse
This is the club's annual ride watermelon ride started by charter member Bob McMaster to celebrate his birthday on the first Sunday after the 4th of July. This is a fun, multi-class ride in the morning that returns to Accokeek Neighborhood Park for watermelon in the shade.
This is a Ride with GPS event at https://ridewithgps.com/events/94419-2019-watermelon-ride
ClassMilesLeaderRouteCue sheet
AA44Brad Franciscohttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/27823626 https://goo.gl/vjbqmd
A44Ron Haneyhttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/27823626 https://goo.gl/vjbqmd
B44Sherwood Byershttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/27823626 https://goo.gl/vjbqmd
B37Michael Saizanhttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/30264178 https://goo.gl/7YnLbS
CC32Jim and Jane Hudnallhttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/30300935 https://goo.gl/CHZL1E
C32Joan Oppelhttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/30300935 https://goo.gl/ENhYKK
C16Don Gardnerhttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/12340169 https://goo.gl/vks8UR
DIHRTCharles Williams Indian Head Rail Trail

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]
TUE
July 9
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE-SMALLWOOD PARK AND ROSE HILL
Class B 37 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
See Barbara and Jim's posting. The route is as follows: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30360170. A limited amount of cue sheets will be available so best to down load the route to your cycling device and bring your own cue sheets.
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]
BOB HOWELL 240-577-3265 spec@md.metrocast.net
TUE
July 9
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: SMALLWOOD PARK & ROSE HILL
Class A 38 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
“A” pace addition to Jim’s CC posting, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30360170 A Bee leader is needed as well!
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]
BARBARA HANEY 202-531-3299 haneyb@me.com
TUE
July 9
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE - SMALLWOOD PARK AND ROSE HILL
Class CC 38.5 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
We will take a look at most of the Indian Head 40 route -- Hawthorne, Ripley, Poorhouse, Stuckey, Mason Springs, Pisgah Marbury, Bicknell, Chickamuxen to the rest stop at the marina in Smallwood State Park. From the park, we will follow the IH 40 route back on Sweetman, Bicknell, Poorhouse, MD 6, Rose Hill and Bumpy Oak. The route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30360170 and the cue sheet at http://bit.ly/BR-38-smallwood.
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]
JIM HUDNALL 301-567-0089 or cell 202-436-2585 jimhudnall@gmail.com
TUE
July 9
STARBUCK'S EXPRESS
Class B & Up 26 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, where you can do intervals, a challenging climb up Mill Hill & Bumpy Oak Road, which will sometimes include Hill Repeats, Pomonkey, Bryans Road, Accokeek, and then return to Manokeek, where you can enjoy a refreshment at Starbucks to complete your ride experience. View, download, print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271.
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
July 10
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 Note: Casey Jones Restaurant has been sold and is now named "The Charles"
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
July 10
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK
Class All 16 mi at 5:30 PM from Accokeek Firehouse
Long time mid-week club favorite. It's not too long, and it's not too short. Faster riders are welcome to speed ahead. We will 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 Barrys Hill Road after the rest stop at the Marshall Hall Boat Landing on the shore of the Potomac River. Come out and join the fun! https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12340169.
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]
DONARO GARDNER 240-686-0196 DonaroGardner@aol.com
THUR
July 11
BEST OF BRANDYWINE
Class CC 31 mi at 9:30 AM from North Keys Community Park
We are tagging onto Sam's ride, except we are returning on Horsehead/Malcolm Road instead of Covington to Aquasco Road. This cuts off 2 miles so we are more likely to finish before the afternoon thunderstorms, and it avoids the tricky turn from Covington Road to Aquasco Road. Route at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30519983 and cue sheet at https://ohbike.org/cuesheet.php?route=30519983.
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]
JIM AND JANE HUDNALL 301-567-0089 or cell 202-436-2585 janehudnall@gmail.com
THUR
July 11
BEST OF BRANDYWINE GALLANT GREEN AND COVINGTON
Class B 33 mi at 9:30 AM from North Keys Community Park
Cue sheet at https://goo.gl/47jKFb and route at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26718788. I picked a short route for Thursday Best of Brandywine. 1000 Feet or less in elevation, Rest Stop at Mile 13. Route has our signature Nelson Perrie Rd, Baden Westwood, and on the other side Gallant Green and Celestial. Final seven miles of flat road all the way back to the North Keys parking Lot. Faster Riders are welcome. A CC Leader is also welcome to copy the route and Post. Hopefully we can beat the Rain. If the weather is in doubt, look for an email or ride update.
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]
SAMUEL PERRY 202-550-1502 Mobile
FRI
July 12
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL
Class All 26 mi at 10:00 AM from Indian Head Village Green
Ride one of the premier trails in the entire DC metro area from the Indian Head Village Green to White Plains and return. Ride at your own pace, go as far as you desire, enjoy stimulating conversation with other club members, and just have a good time! Convenient portolets along the route. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Directions: Take MD-210 (Indian Head Highway) south to Indian Head. Turn right on Earl Rd/Pye St just before entrance to the Naval Weapon Center, Indian Head Division. Turn right onto Mildred Ride Drive.[Mildred Rice Drive, Indian Head, MD 20640]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
SAT
July 13
BEAT THE HEAT FROM MANOKEEK
Class b 45 mi at 8:30 AM from Manokeek Village Center
Route is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18320837 and cue sheet is https://ohbike.org/cuesheet.php?route=18320837
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]
HOLLY CARR 301-651-2556 holly.carr1@gmail.com
SAT
July 13
BEAT THE HEAT FROM MANOKEEK
Class B 45 mi at 8:30 AM from Manokeek Village Center
A familiar route for those who ride with Diane. Please download if you can. There is no cue sheet, but you can print the map if you wish. Otherwise ride with the leader.
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]
HOLLY CARR 301-651-2556 holly.carr1@gmail.com
SAT
July 13
PISGAH PARK TO MALLOWS BAY
Class CC 31 mi at 9:00 AM from Pisgah Park
Let's visit Mallows Bay, which was designated a national marine sanctuary a few days ago. This will be a casual 31-mile ride at a CC pace of less than 14 mph AMS. The rest stop at Mallows Bay comes after 16 miles. There is a portable restroom there, but no food or water. About a mile after the rest stop we pass the Nanjemoy Store and can stop if anyone needs a snack or liquid. Route is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30536741 and cue sheet is https://ohbike.org/cuesheet.php?route=30536741. Leader will have a few cue sheets.
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
JIM AND JANE HUDNALL 301-567-0078 ot cell 202-679-8898 janehudnall@gmail.com
SAT
July 13
TO THE DUCK FOR LUNCH
Class A 78 mi at 9:15 AM from Mechanicsville Elementary School
On this typically warm, humid summer day, let's spin 35 miles directly to lunch on St. George's Island at the Ruddy Duck. Rest stops in Leonardtown and Chaptico on the 43-mile return. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30415246. Leader's cue sheet available at ride start.
Directions: 28585 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.
ERIC NIELSEN 443-699-6070 trackvelo@gmail.com
SUN
July 14
WHITE MARSH-SOTTERLEY
Class AA/3, Sport 54 mi at 8:30 AM from White Marsh Elementary School
This is a pleasant ride in St. Mary's county with some of the 3-Notch Trail thrown in. The route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20892499 and I will bring some cuesheets.
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
SUN
July 14
ICE CREAM
Class CC 40 mi at 8:30 AM from Laurel Grove (John Baggett Park)
Please join me for ice cream at Chaptico Market. First we will do a bike ride, to work up an appetite. The bike ride will head down to Bushwood with a stop at the Seventh District Park, then will go up to Chaptico. You can view and download the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30540172. Ride leader will sweep and bring cue sheets.
Directions: From Capital Beltway and MD-5 / Branch Ave head southeast on MD-5 S 11.5 mi. Use the left 3 lanes to turn left onto MD-5 S/Mattawoman Beantown Rd. Go 3.2 mi and use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto MD-5 S. Go 17.6 mi and continue onto MD-235 S. Go 3.0 mi and turn right into Laurel Grove Park.
DEBBY BOWMAN bowmandj@aol.com
TUE
July 16
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: BR 37 WELCOME>SMALLWOOD CHURCH
Class CC/C Touring 36.6 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
A personal favorite with stretches of shade and minimal traffic. Outbound down Livingston, up Mighty Mount Pisgah and then Ripley/Annapolis Woods/Fire Tower to a rest stop at Scott's in Welcome. Middle leg utilizes Durham Church, Ironsides, Smallwood Church, Sweetman, and Bicknell to a second rest stop at Pisgah Store. Final return via Mason Springs, Hawthorne, Lower Wharf, and Chapman's Landing. 36.6 miles, 1223' elevation gain. RideWithGPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28874627 Cue sheet: http://bit.ly/2JAffvW CC/C ride leader will sweep at a pace to insure no rider left behind. A few cue sheets available at ride start but best to print and/or download your own. Other class ride leaders solicited and welcome to join the ride to 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]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
TUE
July 16
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
Class B 37 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
The Class B version of the Welcome>Smallwood Church ride posted by Ron Altemus. See Ron's posting for route description, RideWithGPS and cue sheet. (Thanks, Ron for the setup work) Expecting a hot day, so I plan on taking it easy.
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]
MIKE SAIZAN 301-785-2964 mpsaizan@verizon.net
TUE
July 16
STARBUCK'S EXPRESS
Class B & Up 26 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, where you can do intervals, a challenging climb up Mill Hill & Bumpy Oak Road, which will sometimes include Hill Repeats, Pomonkey, Bryans Road, Accokeek, and then return to Manokeek, where you can enjoy a refreshment at Starbucks to complete your ride experience. View, download, print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271.
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
July 17
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK
Class All 16 mi at 5:30 PM from Accokeek Firehouse
Long time mid-week club favorite. It's not too long, and it's not too short. Faster riders are welcome to speed ahead. We will 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 Barrys Hill Road after the rest stop at the Marshall Hall Boat Landing on the shore of the Potomac River. Come out and join the fun! https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12340169.
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]
DONARO GARDNER 240-686-0196 DonaroGardner@aol.com
WED
July 17
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 Note: Casey Jones Restaurant has been sold and is now named "The Charles"
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
FRI
July 19
MV 45 MILES - REDO OF BEAT THE HEAT
Class B 45 mi at 8:00 AM from Manokeek Village Center
This time I have a cue sheet. It is going to be HOT. So, I cancelled Skyline and replaced it with Manokeek 45 mostly because it is so easy to get to, and I want a cool drink before we go. A wko of least resistance...
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18320837
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]
HOLLY CARR 301-651-2556 holly.carr1@gmail.com
FRI
July 19
SKYLINE FROM EASTHAM PARK
Class B 54 mi at 9:00 AM from Starbucks
I am going to go to Starbucks and after coffee, I will park at Eastham. Ride some or all to Elkwallow. Nothing fancy. Ride some or all of it.
Directions: 125 Riverton Commons Plaza- Front Royal and then to Eastham Park 860 Luray Avenue-Front Royal VA
HOLLY CARR 301-651-2556 holly.carr1@gmail.com
FRI
July 19
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL
Class All 26 mi at 10:00 AM from Indian Head Village Green
Ride one of the premier trails in the entire DC metro area from the Indian Head Village Green to White Plains and return. Ride at your own pace, go as far as you desire, enjoy stimulating conversation with other club members, and just have a good time! Convenient portolets along the route. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Directions: Take MD-210 (Indian Head Highway) south to Indian Head. Turn right on Earl Rd/Pye St just before entrance to the Naval Weapon Center, Indian Head Division. Turn right onto Mildred Ride Drive.[Mildred Rice Drive, Indian Head, MD 20640]
JACKIE SCHOCH 301-437-5045 301-437-5045 RANDY SCHOCH 301-437-7161 301-437-7161 grammysglassgarden@gmail.com
SAT
July 20
GOOD MORNING BETHANY BEACH!!!!
Class A/B 35-45 mi at 7:00 AM from Sea Colony Rec Center
We will keep off the busy boring and WINDY Route 1. We will ride the beautiful back roads of LSD (Lower, Slower, Delaware). Please call or text me 301-752-5472 by 3:00 the day before if you plan on riding.
Directions: Bethany Beach DE
KEN LEMMERT 301-752-5472 ken.lemmert.m5sy@statefarm.com
SAT
July 20
QUICK SATURDAY MORNING 30ISH!!!
Class B & Up 33 mi at 7:30 AM from Manokeek Village Center
When your days agenda is full, and you want to get in a quick morning ride before getting started, try this ride. View, Download, & Print your q-sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30597743.
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]
SUN
July 21
SUNDAY MEETS THE HEAT
Class B & Up Approx. 40 mi at 7:00 AM from Manokeek Village Center
Join me early Sunday morning @ 7 for a ride before the "Heat Meets Sunday". Temperature @ 7, predicted to be 80 Degrees, not reaching 90 until noon. Approximately 40 miles of riding before the "HEAT REARS ITS UGLY FACE". View, Download, & Print Your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30614700. If you're a "CC" rider and want to ride, LATCH ON. Just shorten the route by turning right onto St. Charles Parkway and Right Turn onto Demarr to return to the route.
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]
TUE
July 23
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
Class CC & Friends 39 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
Posting this on Sunday when the Tuesday weather prediction is very iffy. Just in case though, here's a ride to Goose Bay via Poorhouse & Burch, return via Pisgah Marbury.
RWGPS File - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29610220
Cue sheet - http://bit.ly/2SvygEm
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
July 23
STARBUCK'S EXPRESS
Class B & Up 26 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, where you can do intervals, a challenging climb up Mill Hill & Bumpy Oak Road, which will sometimes include Hill Repeats, Pomonkey, Bryans Road, Accokeek, and then return to Manokeek, where you can enjoy a refreshment at Starbucks to complete your ride experience. View, download, print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271.
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
July 24
MOUNT VERNON 34
Class B/CC 34 mi at 8:00 AM from Ben Brenmen Park Alexandria
For something new, a suburban ride, with low traffic, a few hills, nothing daunting. Plenty of parking and rest rooms at ride start. Route guidance and cue sheets, ride with GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30596946.
Directions: from 495 Woodrow Wilson Bridge, exit 176B onto Telegraph Rd, bear left to Duke St West/Landmark. Go 2.7 miles on Duke St. Right just after the shopping center with a Harris Teeter, turn right onto overpass which leads directly to parking. Or from Duke St. turn onto Cameron Station Boulevard. At traffic circle go left onto Brenman Park Drive which ends at parking lot
LINDA BANKERD 571-274-9514 lbankerd@verizon.net
WED
July 24
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK
Class All 16 mi at 5:30 PM from Accokeek Firehouse
Long time mid-week club favorite. It's not too long, and it's not too short. Faster riders are welcome to speed ahead. We will 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 Barrys Hill Road after the rest stop at the Marshall Hall Boat Landing on the shore of the Potomac River. Come out and join the fun! https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12340169.
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]
DONARO GARDNER 240-686-0196 DonaroGardner@aol.com
WED
July 24
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 Note: Casey Jones Restaurant has been sold and is now named "The Charles"
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
July 25
BEST OF BRANDYWINE A LITTLE LONGER
Class CC & Friends 32 mi at 9:30 AM from North Keys Community Park
Adding on a few miles to Steve's ride, we accompany him to Merkle and then to Brooks Church, where we split off to add 7 miles.
RWGPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30649467
Cue sheet: http://bit.ly/30RAzVd
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
July 25
BEST OF BRANDYWINE: MERKLE AND TANYARD
Class C 25 mi at 9:30 AM from North Keys Community Park
This is my first time leading since open heart surgery in May, and I'm trying to ease my way back. This route is short and fairly easy but it's scenic and shady, and the pace will be a true C pace. If you've been off for a while and you're looking for a reset, this could be a good place to begin. 25 miles, 1027' of elevation gain with one rest stop at the Merkle Sanctuary Visitors Center. Weather forecast: http://bit.ly/2Y5aKPC Currently, 72-78 degrees with clear skies and 4 mph winds are predicted, which after many sweltering days under the Heat Dome should be thoroughly delightful. Route map & GPS files are here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30620997 and the cue sheet is in the Cloud: http://bit.ly/2JGrlFA BYOQ (Bring Your Own Cue sheet) It's a 3-up cue sheet so I'll have a couple of extras but to be sure you might want to print one for yourself if you're not yet on the GPS bandwagon. Faster riders are welcome as would be CC and B leaders who might want to extend the route, adding additional mileage after the rest stop at Merkle.
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
FRI
July 26
FRIDAY INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL
Class All 26 mi at 10:00 AM from Indian Head Village Green
Ride one of the premier trails in the entire DC metro area from the Indian Head Village Green to White Plains and return. Ride at your own pace, go as far as you desire, enjoy stimulating conversation with other club members, and just have a good time! Convenient portolets along the route. Lunch afterwards is always a possibility given the number of calories expended.
Directions: Take MD-210 (Indian Head Highway) south to Indian Head. Turn right on Earl Rd/Pye St just before entrance to the Naval Weapon Center, Indian Head Division. Turn right onto Mildred Ride Drive.[Mildred Rice Drive, Indian Head, MD 20640]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
SAT
July 27
ANNUAL SUMMER RIDE AND PICNIC
Class All 15 to 48 mi at 8:30 AM from Fresh Meadows Farm
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,
Routes and cue sheets can be found on the RWGPS event page at https://ridewithgps.com/events/94775-2019-picnic-ride.

So we know about how many to setup for and how much meat to buy, please sign up at https://ohbike.memberlodge.org/event-3458019 if you plan at attend.

ClassMilesTimeLeaderRouteCue sheet
AA488:30Brad Francisco https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28075421 http://bit.ly/picnic-48
A438:30Brian Dixonhttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/28075420 http://bit.ly/picnic-43
B438:30Mike Saizanhttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/28075420 http://bit.ly/picnic-43
CC438:30Walt Roscellohttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/28075420 http://bit.ly/picnic-43
CC289:00Jim and Jane Hudnallhttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/28075419 http://bit.ly/picnic-28
C159:00Randy Schochhttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/28075418 http://bit.ly/picnic-15
D159:00Charles Williams https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28075418 http://bit.ly/picnic-15

Directions: 2195 Hunting Creek Road, Huntingtown, MD
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.
SUN
July 28
MV 36 MANOKEEK ESPRESSO
Class B 36 mi at 8:00 AM from Manokeek Village Center
This is a fairly early short ride to allow us to ride early and finish before the heat of the day arrives. Cue sheet can be found in the club's Route Library for those that want to put it in their gps device. I will have cue sheets. There are restrooms at the start. We'll have one rest stop to replenish food and fluids.
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
TUE
July 30
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: BR 30 WHITE PLAINS>LOWER WHARF
Class CC/C touring 30 mi at 9:00 AM from Bryans Road Shopping Center
Shorter and flatter are the keywords for this route since it's only 30.2 mi w/794' elevation gain. We have some riders still in recovery phase and a ride leader that has trouble with the heat so opting for less. Plus, maybe some new CC or C riders will join us since it is a shorter distance. Outbound down Livingston and then the IHRT to White Plains and a rest stop at the IHRT trail head. We'll continue via Marshall Corner to Hawthorne, descend mighty Mt Pisgah, taking Lower Wharf and Chapman's Landing back to the start. Optional rest stop, as needed, at Ollie's. RideWithGPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16355330 (listed in the club's library as BR 30 IH100 day after) Cue sheet: http://bit.ly/BR30_IH100_day_after Ride leader will have a few cue sheets but best to download the route or print your own cue sheet. To C riders considering - this is a shorter, flatter route than most SE rides so the CC/C ride leader will sweep at a pace to insure no rider left behind.
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]
RON ALTEMUS 703-618-2159 surlykm29er@yahoo.com
TUE
July 30
STARBUCK'S EXPRESS
Class B & Up 26 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, where you can do intervals, a challenging climb up Mill Hill & Bumpy Oak Road, which will sometimes include Hill Repeats, Pomonkey, Bryans Road, Accokeek, and then return to Manokeek, where you can enjoy a refreshment at Starbucks to complete your ride experience. View, download, print your Q-Sheet @ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26805271.
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
July 31
TOUR DE ACCOKEEK
Class All 16 mi at 5:30 PM from Accokeek Firehouse
Long time mid-week club favorite. It's not too long, and it's not too short. Faster riders are welcome to speed ahead. We will 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 Barrys Hill Road after the rest stop at the Marshall Hall Boat Landing on the shore of the Potomac River. Come out and join the fun! https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12340169.
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]
DONARO GARDNER 240-686-0196 DonaroGardner@aol.com
WED
July 31
CASEY JONES EXPRESS
Class AA 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 that all riders return to the start point. The route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26799480 Note: The Casey Jones Restaurant was sold last year and is now named "The Charles". The route may use Penns Hill and Newport Church roads in place of Kentucky Avenue and Bowling Drive. It all depends on the current road conditions along the posted route due to a recent chip sealing of the road surface.
Directions: 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Park in the rear of the restaurant. [417 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646]
BRAD FRANCISCO 301-659-3690 francisco_family@verizon.net