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    Default Group ride 6/25 Saturday 17-19mph 25-40 miles

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlaxman31 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveK View Post
    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.

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    The Bike Rack (14th and Q NW) does weekend group rides (http://thebikerackdc.com/community/group-rides/).

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    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)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brendan View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    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).

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    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by brendan View Post
    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

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