Most of my rides have a 50% precipitation cut-off. Rides in June-August may also have a maximum forecast high temperature (typically 95). Call me if you are doubt: (703) 524-0937. Please wear a helmet (see my bicycling page for an illustration why).

My rides are in the Potomac Pedalers (PPTC) CC (Easy Touring) class. These rides usually average between 12 and 14 miles per hour, and my suburban ones really do. The pace slows substantially going up hills, and there are rest stops planned every 10 to 20 miles. Rides with an (H) desingation have more hills than the normal "rolling" terrain in the Washington area.

Rides that have been scheduled:

Cue sheets are available as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files, and for most of the rides also as web pages (HTML files). The Acrobat files have nicer formatting than the web-type HTML files. However, you can extract the cues from the HTML files and import them into other programs for further processing (make your own rides and then lead them!), which you may not be able to do with the Acrobat files. The Acrobat printouts are virtually the same ones I hand out at the rides.

Click on ".pdf file" to download the Acrobat files when there is a choice. Depending on how and if Acrobat Reader was installed on your computer, you may not see them on your screen. To see and print them, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Most likely, it is already on your computer, but if not, it can be downloaded for free: Download Acrobat Reader

Rides starting from Thomas Jefferson JHS (TJJ)

How to get there:

By Bicycle: Arlington has an extensive system of bicycle trails and routes. TJJ is on 2nd St. S., which is a designated bike route. It connects to Fort Meyer. Check your maps. Meet in parking lot by 2nd St.

By Metro: (1) Orange Line to Virginia Square, which is at the corner of Fairfax Dr. and Monroe Street. Ride East (to the right) on Fairfax Dr. In about 0.2 mile BR onto 10th St. N.; right on Irving (0.2 miles); cross Route 50 at traffic light to R on 2nd St. S. (about 1.0 mile on Irving). TJJ is on the right in about 0.1 mile.
(2) Orange Line to Clarendon. Ride South (to the right) on Highland St, which is by the escalator entrace to the station, and go right on 9th St (in about 0.3 miles). Turn left on Irving; cross Route 50 at traffic light to R on 2nd St. S. (about 0.9 mile on Irving). TJJ is on the right in about 0.1 mile.

By Car: From the West, take I-66 East to exit 71, Glebe Road. Right on Glebe to left on 2nd St. S. Go one block plus and park in lot off of 2nd St. (not lot off of Old Glebe). From the South, take I-395 North to Glebe Road exit. North on Glebe to right on 2nd St. S. From the District take Key, Roosevelt, or 14th St. (use Arlington Cemetery exit) Bridge to Route 50 West. Exit on Glebe Road and turn left to 2nd St. S.

Facilities: Water and rest rooms, but will probably be closed for Sunday morning ride starts. There is a 7-11 and gas station on Glebe Rd. at 2nd St. S. and fast food restaurants on Glebe Road just North of Route 50.

Rides starting from Tyler Elementary School (TYL)

How to get there:

1) From Beltway exit 9, take I-66 West 21 miles to Exit 43A (Gainesville/Warrenton) toward Gainsville. Take the ramp to VA-55 West toward Haymarket and go 1 mile to the school, which is on the right.

2) Take Exit 40 (Haymarket, US-15) and turn left at the top of the exit ramp. Turn left onto VA-55 and go about 1 mile to the school, which will be on the left.

Facilities: No water or rest rooms, but there are several fast food stores in Gainesville on Route 29 and a Sheetz station in Haymarket at the intersection of US-15 and VA-55.

Rides starting from Marshall VDOT lot in Marshall, Va.

How to get there:

From Beltway exit 9, take I-66 West 36 miles to Exit 28, the Business Rt. 17 exit into Marshall. Turn left onto Rt. 55/Main St. at traffic light. Turn right onto Frost St., by a bank on the corner, and continue to dead end and commuter lot.

Facilities: No water or rest rooms, but there are fast food stores on Business Route 17.

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