Potomac Pedalers e-News MAY 2017
Welcome to the very first Potomac Pedalers e-Newsletter! You'll find the same Club information formerly found in our Pedal Patter newspaper. The e-News links directly to events on the website and lets you read about and register for events directly. As with anything new, we'll be tweaking the e-News as needed and in response to your feedback. Look for delivery to your inbox by the 1st of every month. (Submit materials or stories for consideration by the 20th of the preceding month.)

The upcoming month's RIDE SCHEDULE will continue to be posted online about a week prior to the end of the current month.
Back Roads Century Registration Opens May 18th!
Mark your calendar! We have decided to open registration a bit late this year - on May 18 - so we can take advantage of the new Potomac Pedaler's website! Details to come in the coming weeks. We'll also be announcing the *NEW* 2017 BRC jersey and t-shirt design at the same time.
Bookmark this link for all the latest Back Roads Century information!
Come to the Spring Century!
Saturday, May 13
It’s back!! The PPTC Spring Century is back rolling out on Saturday, May 13th at 8:00 AM from the Fulton, MD Park and Ride – offering routes of 43, 50, 75 and 100 miles. This free, semi-supported ride will meander through scenic western Howard Country and rolling terrain of southern Carroll County. 
Help out at a PPTC Pit Stop on
Bike to Work Day
Friday May 19, 2017
Several organizations come together each year to promote Bike to Work Day. Potomac Pedalers is a proud leader and sponsors several tables at "Pit Stops" which allows us a chance to showcase our Club. We do need MORE VOLUNTEERS to help at our six pit stops.

Find out more about Bike to Work Day.
Women Ride the Refuge
Saturday, May 20
The  PPTC Women's Ride Committee is leading
this informative and breathtaking ride through and around the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Maryland. The ride begins and ends at the newly opened Harriet Tubman Center where we will also have a potluck lunch after the ride. There is a $15 registration fee to include a donation to the refuge and entrance fee to Blackwater Wildlife Refuge.

Read the Women's Corner Column by Deborah Turton
Black Hill Picnic Ride
Saturday, June 10
Our annual ride from Black Hill Regional Park is a club tradition; this is the 22nd annual edition. This multi-grade, pot-luck picnic ride has attracted 150-200 riders in recent years; it’s a great  time for all. 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.

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.