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Old 08-26-08, 08:42 AM   #1
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DC/VA/MD Group Rides

Wondering if we could try to get a good & pretty complete list of group rides in the DC area. I've been riding on my own for a long time, and ready to get into some group rides to improve, and to make riding a bit more interesting. I'm in no way a racer, but wouldn't mind getting my average speed up to about 20mph, so I don't want to end up with a super-fast group just yet. Regardless, maybe we can get a good list of what we all know together, including days/times/locations. Thanks -- hopefully others will also find this useful!
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Old 08-26-08, 09:59 AM   #2
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I'd be interested! Anything going on in the MD area? I live in carroll county, lots of beautiful areas (very hilly) and some nice off road trails. I'm not a racer either, just in it for the adrenaline rushes...
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Potomac Pedalers has a wide variety of rides (bikepptc.org), and Oxon Hill Bike Club (www.ohbike.org) also has good rides, mostly in Maryland. Those are two that you might want to check out.
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thanks for the info!
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The Bike Rack bike shop in DC does group rides for varying skill levels a few times a week. I think Saturday morning is their beginner, slower-paced ride and Sunday is a slightly faster group. During the week they have fast groups.

Conte's Bike shop in Arlington does a group hill-repeat ride on Tuesday evenings.
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I'd be interested! Anything going on in the MD area? I live in carroll county, lots of beautiful areas (very hilly) and some nice off road trails. I'm not a racer either, just in it for the adrenaline rushes...
You just missed a great one nearby. Plenty of hills, dirt roads and trail. Sounds like something you would like. I put on some similar rides dubbed the "1903 Adventure Rides". You should come out sometime.

Here's this weekend's ride organizer on some of the trail we hit, more photos here.

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http://www.baltobikeclub.org

Select their schedule "drop down" menu item for the current month and upcoming month's rides.
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