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dlaxman31
06-22-2011, 10:34 AM
New to the DC area and looking for a ride. Currently live in the Capitol Hill area and wanna find a group to ride with. Not really looking to do loops around Haines Point.

DaveK
06-22-2011, 11:16 AM
New to the DC area and looking for a ride. Currently live in the Capitol Hill area and wanna find a group to ride with. Not really looking to do loops around Haines Point.

Revolution Cycles has a Sunday ride leaving from their Georgetown store that would fit the bill. Capitol Hill Bikes also has a Sunday ride (9am start at the shop on 8th St SE IIRC). Don't know any Saturday rides but look up Potomac Pedalers, they're bound to have something.

dlaxman31
06-22-2011, 11:54 AM
Revolution Cycles has a Sunday ride leaving from their Georgetown store that would fit the bill. Capitol Hill Bikes also has a Sunday ride (9am start at the shop on 8th St SE IIRC). Don't know any Saturday rides but look up Potomac Pedalers, they're bound to have something.

I looked and most of the rides for Potomac Pedalers are out in Fairfax, VA or in Northern Maryland.

Thanks for your help.

jrenaut
06-22-2011, 12:07 PM
The Bike Rack (14th and Q NW) does weekend group rides (http://thebikerackdc.com/community/group-rides/).

brendan
06-22-2011, 12:11 PM
The Bike Rack DC has Saturday and Sunday rides. The Saturday ride is 30ish miles, while the Sunday ride is more road bike/drafting specific and a 40 miler (sometimes w/ a 60 mile option for a smaller subset of folks).

(edit: oops, too slow)

Brendan

baiskeli
06-22-2011, 12:13 PM
http://www.potomacpedalers.org

jrenaut
06-22-2011, 12:27 PM
The Bike Rack DC has Saturday and Sunday rides. The Saturday ride is 30ish miles, while the Sunday ride is more road bike/drafting specific and a 40 miler (sometimes w/ a 60 mile option for a smaller subset of folks).

(edit: oops, too slow)

Brendan

Have you ever done a ride with the Bike Rack? I've been wanting to and haven't had a chance yet.

brendan
06-22-2011, 05:18 PM
Have you ever done a ride with the Bike Rack? I've been wanting to and haven't had a chance yet.

Yep. Aside from the sweeper (it's a no-drop ride), there were no other employees this past Sunday, I assume due to the DC Tri going on Sunday morning.

The Sunday rides seem pretty low-peer-pressure, considering they are the longer road-ride they offer. It has pacelines, hill work and the nerve-wracking jockeying of/with cars on MacArthur Blvd (especially the curvy sections where drivers misjudge how much visibility to oncoming traffic they really have). The ride leaders enforce the stop and wait at stop lights rule. There are around four or five stop and catch-up points on the < 40 mile course. The ride time is 8:30, but it usually doesn't leave until 8:40-8:45 and gets back around 11:30 (breaking up in Rock Creek as people are often headed in directions other than the shop afterward).

The Saturday ride is generally at a slower pace: still cardio not social - but less all out than Sunday (or so I hear).

Brendan

dlaxman31
06-24-2011, 08:42 AM
I've ridden with the Sunday ride group back in the fall. Pace is 19-21ish usually. The hill of MacArthur Blvd is a good one and got me by surprise. I'll try the Saturday ride out, hoping to go a tad faster then the posted 12-14 mph. Thanks for all of the replies.



Yep. Aside from the sweeper (it's a no-drop ride), there were no other employees this past Sunday, I assume due to the DC Tri going on Sunday morning.

The Sunday rides seem pretty low-peer-pressure, considering they are the longer road-ride they offer. It has pacelines, hill work and the nerve-wracking jockeying of/with cars on MacArthur Blvd (especially the curvy sections where drivers misjudge how much visibility to oncoming traffic they really have). The ride leaders enforce the stop and wait at stop lights rule. There are around four or five stop and catch-up points on the < 40 mile course. The ride time is 8:30, but it usually doesn't leave until 8:40-8:45 and gets back around 11:30 (breaking up in Rock Creek as people are often headed in directions other than the shop afterward).

The Saturday ride is generally at a slower pace: still cardio not social - but less all out than Sunday (or so I hear).

Brendan

Dirt
06-24-2011, 09:25 AM
Wish I could join y'all. I stole someone's camera to shoot a wedding for a friend. That'll keep me busy all day.