Potomac Pedalers News  May 2017
New PPTC Header

The *new* Club website has launched! Time to create your new password to login to your account. (See details below). 


After you do that, be sure to check out the current Club news! Check out one of our Bike to Work Day pit stops this Friday; register for Saturday's Women's Ride the Refuge, the Shenandoah Weekend, and the Carlisle Weekend, and check out the featured multi-class rides for this weekend and next listed below! 

And don't forget that THIS THURSDAY, May 18, registration for the Back Roads Century Opens!

Password** Create your NEW website password now! **

The *New* Potomac Pedalers website has launched!

The biggest difference you will find is that  your current website login information will not work in the new system. That is because the passwords for the accounts on the current site are encrypted and can't be transferred to the new site. As such, you will need to establish a new password on the new site. It is a short and relatively painless process, and once it's done, you're good to go!

Click here to create your new website password now!

Special Note to Ride Leaders: Your ride coordinators will soon be providing you with detailed guidelines on uploading your rides. Contact your ride coordinator if you have not received this information.
BRC2** Registration Opens This Thursday!**

WHEN: September 17, 2017
WHERE: Shepherdstown, WV

Registration opens May 18th. We can only accommodate 2,000 riders and the event has sold out for the past several years so register early and make sure you can participate! 

The Back Roads Century is one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier century events offering routes for riders of all levels looking for a challenge, or just a great day in the country. 

Pit2** Visit Potomac Pedalers on Bike to Work Day This Friday**

B ike to Work Day
WHEN: Friday, May 19th
WHERE: MD, DC, VA locations

Bike to Work Day is a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. It also presents a real opportunity for Potomac Pedalers to introduce commuters to our club.

Potomac Pedalers is once again organizing tables at several Bike to Work Day pit stops. Stop by and visit us at one of the following six locations:  Bethesda , Takoma Park, and Twinbrook, MD;  Freedom Plaza, DC; Rosslyn and Ballston, VA.

Refuge2** Don't Miss the New Women's Ride This Saturday! **

WHEN: Saturday, May 20th
WHERE: Harriet Tubman Center, Church Creek, MD

The  PPTC Women's Ride Committee is leading this informative and breathtaking ride through and around the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Maryland, with the start and end at the newly opened Harriet Tubman Center. This ride has a $15 registration fee to include a donation to the refuge and entrance fee to Blackwater Wildlife Refuge.  Spend the day riding and learning during this self-contained (no sag or support) ride of various lengths. Do all or one of the routes with a Bonus 10 mile ride through the Refuge on Wildlife Drive (no more than 10 to a group). 

After the ride, we will have a potluck at the Harriet Tubman Outdoor Picnic Shelter. You can learn about the Blackwater Refuge from a park volunteer, then visit the Harriet Tubman and Blackwater Refugee Visitor Centers, which are close to each other by car or bike.

Click here for more information and to register!  
Shenandoah2** Registration Open! **

WHEN: July 7-9
WHERE: Mt. Jackson, VA

Dreaming of summer, a cool mountain breeze, and spending some time poolside? Then mark your calendars for the Potomac Pedalers Shenandoah Valley Weekend, July 7-9. Based in Mt. Jackson, Virginia, the area is a fabulously bucolic place for cyclists - no sprawl, little traffic and plenty of corn! Enjoy  scenic rides, mountain views, creeks, and a top-notch covered bridge.  You'll have the opportunity to explore nearby vineyards, the Mt. Jackson Arts Museum, the Rt. 11 Potato Chip factory, antique stores, Bryce resort, Shenandoah Caverns, Civil War battlefields; go duckpin bowling; or just lounge by the pool! Come see why we call it summer camp for adults!
Carlisle2** Registration Open! **

WHEN: August 11-13
WHERE: Carlisle, PA

Carlisle weekend registration is open.  The rides will remain in the same idyllic location of rolling farms, where you will have choices of a number of mileage options, with big climbs or just the lovely rolling country-side. We will also be riding through Boiling Springs! We had fun riding to a local brewery last year on Friday afternoon and seeing a historic Molly Pitcher monument.

If you have a non-cycling partner attending with you, there is LOTS to do! The Appalachian Trail is very close by, as well as the Guilford Pinchot state park.
Carlisle is the county seat for Cumberland County, it's a very attractive town for cycling and walking. 


Saturday, May 20
Multi-class ride. All are welcome and encouraged to stay around at ride's end for a post-ride lunch at Mr. Smith's pub across the street from the park

Saturday, May 20
Multi-class ride. After a rolling ride thru the countryside, relax at the brewery. The Club will buy the first $150 of munchies to go along with your beer.

Sa turday, May 27
Multi-class ride.  The traditional "Memorial Day Saturday" ride through scenic, rolling terrain. Rest stop will be at Chesapeake Beach. Choose your ride length and speed.
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About Potomac Pedalers
The Potomac Pedalers Touring Club, Inc. is a non-profit educational, recreational and social organization for bicycling enthusiasts. We're one of the largest bicycle clubs in the United States, and the largest in the Metropolitan Washington DC area. Potomac Pedalers is affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists and we're recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization.