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dasgeh
12-06-2013, 09:27 AM
Alas, December is too full for my family to fit in group rides. BUT, we're banking on Arlingtonians leaving their decorations up for a while after Xmas, so two rides are being considered:

1) Kidical Mass Arlington Holiday Lights Ride: evening (of course) either Jan 1, 4 or 5. Thoughts? (*Sat the 4th is the least likely; Wed the 1st is my preference)

2) The Magi Come By Bike: noon-ish Sunday, Jan 5. Yes, the ride is church-y (because I'm trying to get more churches into the bike thing) -- I understand that food banks need to be restocked after the holidays. The theme of this would be gift-giving to the food bank. There's only a sketchy idea at the moment -- bike around to churches collecting donations to the food bank and hopefully more riders. Maybe sing holiday carols and ogle decorations (though no lights, of course). So far, my church in Clarendon is in (Clarendon Presbyterian - right by Liberty Tavern - we meet at 10am, so I was thinking we start there and hit other churches as they get out at noon). Thoughts? Anyone else know of any other churches, synagogues, mosques or other organizations that might be interested?

Mikey
12-06-2013, 10:04 AM
I love the idea of a Jan 1st ride to rack up those BAFS points, and get out for a ride. I think you could also do the church ride on Jan 1st, as long as you get the word out. Do I have to supply my own Myrh?
Our 3 hump camel (double tag a long) and my wife and I would be interested if we can swing the schedule. Sunday is kind of hard since we will be at our own church way out in Burke.

dasgeh
12-06-2013, 10:08 AM
I love the idea of a Jan 1st ride to rack up those BAFS points, and get out for a ride. I think you could also do the church ride on Jan 1st, as long as you get the word out. Do I have to supply my own Myrh?
Our 3 hump camel (double tag a long) and my wife and I would be interested if we can swing the schedule. Sunday is kind of hard since we will be at our own church way out in Burke.

I meant to include (now fixed) that the Magi ride would be Sun. Jan 5. BUT the Kidical Mass Ride could also collect donations for AFAC. Costumes are, as always, welcome.

rcannon100
12-06-2013, 10:21 AM
I love the idea of a Jan 1st ride to rack up those BAFS points, and get out for a ride.

Potomac Pedalers has a traditional Hains Point ride on Jan 1st starting in the morning. Did it last year with my brand new xmas present:

http://www.solvitproducts.com/home/MyImages/stayactive/bicycletrailer/021_Lg_HoundAbout_II.jpg

PP has not announced the ride yet but it is a tradition.

dasgeh
12-16-2013, 12:52 PM
Here's my idea for a New Year's Day holiday lights Kidical: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3787943

Westover Beer Garden - Northside Social. A bit longer and hillier than our normal rides (4 miles, 275 ft or so of climbing) but worth it. And we'd do it in the evening, so lights would be required. It would not be recommended for new rides on their own bikes.

Bonus points if someone could approach Westover and/or Northside to get discounts/freebies...

Shall we do it? Wait until we have a weather report? Thoughts?

consularrider
12-16-2013, 01:20 PM
Potomac Pedalers has a traditional Hains Point ride on Jan 1st starting in the morning. Did it last year with my brand new xmas present:

http://www.solvitproducts.com/home/MyImages/stayactive/bicycletrailer/021_Lg_HoundAbout_II.jpg

PP has not announced the ride yet but it is a tradition.
It's not just PP, lots of other clubs and ride groups (VeloDCity from Meetup.com (http://www.meetup.com/veloDCity/events/154474142/) for example).

oldbikechick
12-16-2013, 08:58 PM
The ride sounds great. We'll have family in town, but they might be interested in joining, should the weather not be too nasty. We'd have to rent/borrow a trail a bike for my older daughter. We have ridden around there with her on her own bike and she requires a push up some of the steeper hills. Which my husband has amazing figured out how to do while riding along beside, but that might be a bit too much in a group and in the dark.

dasgeh
12-17-2013, 08:51 AM
The ride sounds great. We'll have family in town, but they might be interested in joining, should the weather not be too nasty. We'd have to rent/borrow a trail a bike for my older daughter. We have ridden around there with her on her own bike and she requires a push up some of the steeper hills. Which my husband has amazing figured out how to do while riding along beside, but that might be a bit too much in a group and in the dark.

Impressive (about the pushing). You're welcome to borrow our WeeHoo. Our house is not too far from the end, so you could meet and park at our place, ride over with us, and back after...

dasgeh
12-17-2013, 02:47 PM
The Magi ride (Sunday, Jan 5) is shaping up well -- so far we have interest from Clarendon Presbyterian, Restoration Anglican and Mt Olivet. I very preliminary route is here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3790919

We'd leave around 11:30am from CPC, probably returning around 1pm. Of course, if we get more churches/other places interested, we'll adjust the route (Restoration meets in the evenings anyways, so I'm thinking of cutting that stop). Does anyone have any more suggestions for churches/other places that would be interested?