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Pedal Patter July 2017

Hello Pedalers! Let's try this again! Seems there was a snafu and many have not received the July Pedal Patter! You can now check online in the Media Center for the current Pedal Patter and any Club emails you might have missed.

  • First, we've got a Tour de France Party NEXT TUESDAY. That's right, after the Tour has finished. Why? Because we want to replay the best stage and just hang out for fun! 
  • And don't miss your chance to sign up for the Carlisle Weekend! That's Aug. 11-13.
  • This Saturday we have Women's Ride on the WMRT.
  • And we are sad to report that former Potomac Pedalers Chairman Edward Brandt has passed away.

Be sure to read the "Notes from the Chairman" column and don't forget to register for the Back Roads Century! (And make those hotel reservations, too, because rooms are booking up!) 

Tour de France Party
Tuesday, July 25th

It's not over til we say it's over!

The TdF might end July 23 but you can still come and enjoy the best stage of the race. What stage is that? We can't say yet! Come mix, mingle, and meetup with old and new bike friends. The Club will provide appetizers; cash bar.

Tour de France Party Details.

Carlisle Weekend
August 11-13
Carlisle, PA
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! Lots to do for non-cycling partners as well. 

Save Your Spot on the Back Roads Century!
Don't miss out! There's a route for everyone and a whole weekend of fun so plan to come Saturday, too! Make your hotel reservations now and save with the special event discount pricing - hotels in Shepherdstown have mostly sold out so book a nearby room NOW!

We're fine tuning the Saturday offerings (I hear a winery may be involved!) so stay tuned for that. 
Bookmark this link for all the latest Back Roads Century information!
Don't forget the jersey and t-shirt!
Order now and get your jersey or t-shirt delivered to your home a few weeks after the ride. 

Women's Ride on the Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT)
Saturday, July 22

This women's ride is the perfect summer day ride! It's a former rail line, so the there are practically no hills. The trail is 22 miles of asphalt - do as few or as many miles as you want. The C&O runs parallel so yo to this trail, can even do some miles on the canal. We'll gather for lunch at Buddy Lou's at 12:30. This ride has two start times (8:30 AM and 9:30 AM) and starts in Hancock, MD.

Read the Women's Corner Column by Deborah Turton
Bicycle Maintenance Workshop Recap
by Bob Manka, Adam Goldberg, and Peter Klosky
On Saturday, June 17 some 22 people registered for the Club’s third Bicycle Maintenance Workshop. Joining the participants were Adam Goldberg, Peter Klosky, and Bob Manka, the three presenters who led the workshop. Spokes Etc. of Vienna, VA generously hosted.  
Read about what the workshop attendees learned and their ride!
2009 Chairman Ed Brandt Passes Away
We are sad to announce the death of former Potomac Pedalers chairman Edward Brandt. Ed was 73 and lived in The Villages, Florida with his wife. Ed will always be remembered for his upbeat personality and ready smile.