Friday, May 25, 2012

June Ride schedule

We've tentatively settled on a shop ride schedule for June:

Sunday June 3, 3pm: regular casual shop ride in the Beltsville farms and Patuxent wildlife refuge (22miles, moderate/relaxed pace, no drop, newer cyclists welcome, route:, video of the last time we did this ride:

Thursday June 7, gentle afternoon beginner/relaxed ride before potluck. 6pm-7pm. Paint Branch trail to U of MD; Lake Artemesia, NE Branch trail (10 miles or so)

Saturday, June 9, 10am: ride to Arlington for the Air Force Cycling Classic (40 miles round trip, moderate pace/no drop, but bring your Metro farecard if you're not sure about the return ride or if the weather changes)

Thursday June 14th, gentle trail ride before potluck. 6pm-7pm (10 miles or so)

Saturday, June 16, 8am: ride to Tour de Fat (35 miles round trip not including the bike parade, moderate pace/no drop, bring farecard, especially if you plan to drink!)

Sunday, June 17, 10am: ride to Baltimore for the Tall Ships/Blue Angels (65 miles round trip, faster pace, experienced cyclists best for this one)

Here's a video from last Sunday's impromptu shop ride:

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Happy Mother's Day to all our Moms!

Don't forget to call yours!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Reminder for Bike DC

Register for Bike DC Today (May 7) to receive a free Bike DC Vintage T-shirt*
To get your free shirt, simply sign up online between now and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 7th. This offer is good if you register for the Full Ride or the Family Ride, as an adult, youth or child.

Our meetup time/place is going to be at the Newseum at 7:30-7:45am

Sunday May 13 - -- WABA Bike DC (25 miles -- they close the roads and highways to traffic!) Start: 7:30 a.m. NW 3rd Street and Madison (in front of the U.S. Capitol).For those riding to the ride, we're going to leave Greenbelt (New Deal Cafe) at 6:20 a.m. sharp, and College Park (Wells Ice Rink) at 6:45 a.m. Route to the ride here. Additional meetup at ride start will be at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Newseum (6th and Penn Ave. NW). Register under the team named "Proteus Herd" to get discount DCTEAMQ95 REGISTRATION FEE, HELMETS REQUIRED