Potomac Pedalers e-News June 2017

Hello Pedalers! We've got a lot of events for June and hope you'll put a few on your calendar.
  • First, we've got the 22nd Annual Black Hill Picnic Ride this Saturday. Challenge yourself with this beautiful ride and bring your favorite dish to share.
  • We'll also be hosting a Bicycle Maintenance Workshop and Ride on June 17th. Last year's was popular and hope this one is as well.
  • You also have the opportunity that weekend for the Virginia Countryside One-Night-Only ride. If you don't know what that is, read on to learn about this unique Club offering.
  • And June 24th is the latest Women's Ride with another Women & Wine Ride from the Rocklands Farm Winery in Poolesville. Registration is open and required for that event.

Be sure to read the "Notes from the Chairman" column for the ExCom update on Club operations. 

Don't forget to snag a discount for the Back Roads Century - Early-Bird Registration ends June 19Finally, the 50th Annivesary Jerseys are in and being mailed! If you ordered one you should receive it in the next week. 

Back Roads Century Early-Bird Pricing Ends 6/19
Don't miss out! Save $10 through June 19 with early-bird registration and be sure of riding in one of the premier cycling events in the mid-Atlantic region - 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.

We're fine tuning the *NEW* 2017 BRC jersey and t-shirt design so look for that announcement in the coming week. 
Bookmark this link for all the latest Back Roads Century information!
Come to the Black Hill Picnic Ride THIS Saturday!
Saturday, June 10
Our annual ride from Black Hill Regional Park is a club tradition; this is the 22nd annual edition!

Don't forget to bring something delicious to share! This multi-grade, pot-luck picnic ride has attracted 150-200 riders in recent years; it’s a great  time for all and with so many riders, the potluck is amazing!  Bring the family and let them play by the lake or hike the park trails while you blast the hill and have them meet you after the rides end around 1:30.

Bicycle Maintenance Workshop & Rides
Saturday, June 17
Join us for a great time and a chance to learn how to get your bike ready for summer! We'll hold two back-to-back workshops at Spokes, Etc. Vienna on June 17 - one a beginner maintenance workshop, the other a intermediate/advanced workshop. Come to one or both! There will be an optional ride afterwards.

Space is limited to 27 participants. Reserve your space and pre-register today! Registration is suggested but not required.

Find out more and register for the Bicycle Maintenance Workshops. 
Women & Wine Ride
Saturday, June 24
Potomac Pedalers and Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA) are co-sponsoring this friendly ride for women, to raise money for their Women and Bicycles (W&B) Program. What better way to do this than to combine a great ride in the country with a wine tasting afterwards?

We’ll start at end at Rockland’s Farm Winery and Market in Poolesville, where they offer delicious farm produce, fruits and veggies, pasture-raised meat, and award winning wine for sale. You can also order some delicious post-ride pizza for lunch.

This ride is $25 and requires pre-registration.

Read the Women's Corner Column by Deborah Turton
Virginia Countryside O-N-O
June 17-18
"One Night Overnight" rides (ONO for short) are low key and low cost mini bicycle vacations that start not more than a couple of hours from the Beltway and will usually entail an overnight stay. 

This is a 52 mile per day rolling ride in pretty Virginia countryside from Orange, Virginia to Charlottesville, Virginia and back. 

Virginia Countryside ONO Details.
Bike to Work Day 2017:
Great Participation and Outreach
On a beautiful May Friday thousands of Washington area cyclists got on their bikes and celebrated Bike to Work Day. At the same time you may have been riding, PPTC’s  volunteers were representing the club at six strategic sites.
Shenandoah Weekend
July 7-9

Dreaming of summer, a cool mountain breeze, and spending some time poolside? Then mark your calendars for the Potomac Pedalers Shenandoah Valley Weekend. Based in Mt. Jackson, Virginia, the area is a fabulously bucolic place for cyclists — no sprawl, little traffic and plenty of corn.
Carlisle Weekend
August 11-13

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. 

NEW Membership Benefit: Ride with GPS club account
The club will soon be announcing a new benefit for club members: Ride With GPS Club Memebership.  Look for an email with more details soon.