Here are details on a weekly ride with Potomac Pedalers which might be of interest to some folks.

When/where: Meet us on the 3900 block of Yuma Street NW (east of the circle) and ride every Thursday until the end of September. We meet and leave promptly at 6:30PM.

Distance: Ride distances are between 10 miles to 20 miles, depending on available daylight. Rides include many rolling hills.

Level: Most participants have done group rides in the past and have road bikes. Routes are almost 100% on roads with traffic, so comfort with road riding is a must. This ride is rated C/CC in the Potomac Pedalers ride table. The pace is 12-16 miles per hour on flat ground and 8-12 miles per hour on hills. If you are a beginner to group rides or don’t know your speed, check out the Potomac Pedalers’ ride schedule for other options: http://www.potomacpedalers.org/events/event_list.asp Beginners are recommended to first try out one “D” class ride to ensure comfort level before moving to a higher level.

More details: Friendly, social ride through side streets down towards the river or into Rock Creek Park and back uphill to the start. Then on to a nearby restaurant for pizza, beer, salad and more socializing! You may even get free pizza courtesy The Potomac Pedalers.

No go if raining or wet roads.