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Weekday

Hains Point Morning Loops

Flat and fast 60-min weekday ride aimed at getting speed work done on Hains Point 3-mile loop. This ride is run on tradition not by a ride organizer. Most cyclists wait in the parking lot on Buckeye Dr. until the group rolls around.

Date/Time

Weekday 6:30 AM

Location

Hains Point - Buckeye Dr Parking Lot | Map

Buckeye Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024

Hains Point Noon Loops

Flat and fast 60-min weekday ride aimed at getting speed work done on Hains Point 3-mile loop. Monday & Fridays are recovery, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday are fast. This ride is run on tradition not by a ride organizer. Most cyclists wait in the parking lot on Buckeye Dr. until the group rolls around.

Date/Time

Weekday 12:00 PM

Location

Hains Point - Buckeye Dr Parking Lot | Map

Buckeye Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024

Thrasher Ride

26 miles, 1453ft climbing mid-day.

Ride Details

Date/Time

Weekday 12:30 PM

Location

Barrett & Bradley | Map

Barrett Lane & Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817

Hains Point Evening Loops

Flat and fast 60-min weekday ride aimed at getting speed work done on Hains Point 3-mile loop. Thursday night is the unspoken most popular night. This ride is run on tradition not by a ride organizer. Most cyclists wait in the parking lot on Buckeye Dr. until the group rolls around.

Date/Time

Weekday 6:00 PM

Location

Hains Point - Buckeye Dr Parking Lot | Map

Buckeye Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024

Tuesday

Conte's TNR Tuesday Night Ride

The most storied group ride in the DC area. This is not a no-drop ride. Please know the route. Free snacks afterward!

Ride Details

Date/Time

Tuesday 5:30 PM

Location

Conte's Arlington | Map

3449 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Goon Ride

One of the hardest and fastest drop rides in DC! The Goon Ride is run on tradition not by a ride organizer. Riders should be experienced riding in large groups and be prepared if they get dropped. Average speed is 25 MPH.

Ride Details

Date/Time

Tuesday 5:30 PM

Location

Veirs Mill Park - Parking Lot | Map

4425 Garrett Park Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906

ABRT “Tuesday Night World Championships”

The start finish is at the Davidsonville Park and Ride at the intersection of Rt. 50 and 424. The Tuesday/Thursday, affectionately known as the “Tuesday Night World Championships” (what club does not have one??) is a very fast paced 34 mile training ride most often done at race pace and averages 21-25 mph. The ride is typically composed of the strongest area riders in the lead group with a B group and on occasion a C group after that. The A/B/C splits typically happen on Harwood Rd. There are several “short cuts” for riders that get dropped and want to rejoin the group. Expect many attacks and breakaway attempts during the ride. In the spring and fall closed to the daylight savings time, we often cut off the Polling House loop to keep the ride time to a little over an hour. Once there is enough daylight, some groups will do the full 35 mile route if speeds are fast enough while the slower groups will do the shortened course.  Occasionally, riders will meet and ride on Thursday over the same course, but it is not a scheduled ride. This is decidedly a “drop race” and there should be no expectations of anyone waiting. However, it is always a good idea to talk with others of similar ability about regrouping at various point (the gas station at the top of Harwood Rd. for example) as it is always more fun to ride with people.

Time: 6:00 pm March through October

Ride Details

Date/Time

Tuesday 6:00 PM

Location

Davidsonville Park & Ride | Map

Davidsonville Rd, Davidsonville, MD 21035

Route 1 Velo Scorcher Ride

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. 4705 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale MD. Meet at Town Center Market, Riverdale Park during the Spring and Summer. Reverse Shop Ride through Berwyn Heights, Left on 201, Right on Beaver Dam, fast as you want, turn around at Springfield and come back in. Neutral pace until we hit Beaver Dam then no holds barred. RSVP on Strava.

Ride Details

Date/Time

Tuesday 6:30 PM

Location

Town Center Market | Map

4705 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737

Wednesday

Greenbelt Park Training Race Series

This is one of the more famous training series in the Greater Washington Area. There are four different groups: A, B, C, and Juniors. Criterium style racing, a non-technical course, a small fee applies to participate. Please refer to the Route 1 Velo website for specific details regarding the training series.

The course is a 1.4 mile loop with 1 corner on the perimeter roadway of the National Park Service's Greenbelt Park. The centerline rule is in effect. Start times and distances may vary depending on course conditions and the Chief Referee and/or Park Rangers' discretion. The race format may change with the approval of the Promoter and the Chief Referee.

Ride Details

Date/Time

Wednesday 6:00 PM

Location

Greenbelt Park | Map

6565 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770

PPTC Downtown Breakaway (DTB)

The Pedalers classic ride is back for 2022! A prompt 6pm departure will take us on an ever-changing route out to Montgomery County and back, taking myriad turns, climbs, descents, and views in along the way. Our ride takes a circuitous route outbound but a more direct route back - it's easy to shortcut if you need to get back sooner than the rest of the group.

Post-ride we typically gather for food and drinks at select local DC cafes and breweries that support bicyclists. Post-ride gatherings are weather dependent as we congregate outdoors.

Ride Details

Date/Time

Wednesday 6:00 PM

Location

Mitchell Park | Map

S St NW (between 22nd St NW & 23rd St NW), Washington, DC 20008

Thursday

ABRT Thursday Parvilla Shop Ride

The  ride leaves from Parvilla Cycles in Edgewater and rolls through 23 miles of south county back roads. It is ridden at several paces but the focus is on recovery and enjoyment. This ride is open to everyone and can split quickly within the first 5 miles. There are a couple of places where the group stops and regroups but these are short. There is a beer and tacos gathering at Stan and Joes afterwards.

Time: 5:30 pm April through mid-October 

Ride Details

Date/Time

Thursday 5:30 PM

Location

Parvilla Cycles | Map

127 Mitchells Chance Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037

Goon Ride

One of the hardest and fastest drop rides in DC! The Goon Ride is run on tradition not by a ride organizer. Riders should be experienced riding in large groups and be prepared if they get dropped. Average speed is 25 MPH.

Ride Details

Date/Time

Thursday 5:30 PM

Location

Veirs Mill Park - Parking Lot | Map

4425 Garrett Park Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906

HRC THNR Thursday Night Ride

We’ll have 2 groups, an ‘Advanced’ Fast (24-29MPH) group, a ‘Training’ Endurance group (19-21MPH) & ‘Introduction to Road’ group (14-18MPH). Both groups will do a short, mellow roll out on the Crescent Trail – to avoid M Street chaos –  cut up/over to Mac Blvd, then pick up the pace.

The Fast group will hit the Persimmon Climb, Eggert Descent, then do the River Falls Circuit 2x, cruise over to Mountain Gate, drop down to Mac Blvd, and roll home at speed for Happy Hour. This is for experienced group riders only – though if you dropped you can skip the Persimmon Climb or do only 1 of the River Falls loops and still cruise in with the group).  The Fast Group will be led by riders from Total Civil Construction-Battley H-D racing and there will be a bottle of wine or cocktail for the M/W fastest River Falls time!

The Endurance group will follow the same route, but will descend Eggert after Persimmon Tree, make a left on Mac Blvd, and loop back to HRC.  (If the endurance group is feeling it, the route can be extended to Mountain Gate).  The endurance ride is all about a steady, consistent pace and respectful, safe training miles:  aggressive riding is not part of the vibe, and sorry – riders who can’t abide a chill vibe won’t be invited again.

Ride Details

Date/Time

Thursday 6:00 PM

Location

High Road Cycling | Map

3210 Grace St NW Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007

Saturday

7 AM Ride

A hard and fast 40-miler drop-ride! The 7AM Ride is run on tradition not by a ride organizer. The ride starts in Rock Creek Park, rolls through Bethesda, climbs up and down Angler's and C&O Canal National Historical Park, and finally hits some rollers through Potomac back to Rock Creek Park. Riders should be experienced riding in large groups and be prepared if they get dropped.

Date/Time

Saturday 7:00 AM

Location

Rock Creek Park | Map

Intersection of East West Hwy & Beach Dr, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

ABRT Saturday Ride

This is the “premier” ABRT group ride. This ride has been in existence since before the formation of ABRT over 30 years ago. The ride is 60 miles and travels to south to North Beach in Calvert County, mostly on smaller roads, and back. The ride takes 2:45 to 3:15 pedaling time (18-21+ mph, slower in winter) and is about 60 miles. The first part of the ride usually stays together for the most part and very often on the second half the ride will split into various groups.

Often there will be a dedicated slower “B” group (16-18 mph) which will let the faster riders go and this group typically does a shorter ride of 42 miles to Deale and there are often regroup spots. Regardless of group, riders should always be prepared to ride alone of they can not reasonably maintain the group pace, so should always bring a GPS enabled device if the route is not familiar. The time change happens after memorial/labor day weekends.

Time: 8 am (summer: Memorial Day-Labor Day), 9 am (fall/spring: Labor Day-December/March-Memorial Day, 10 am  (winter – December-March)

Ride Details

Date/Time

Saturday 8:00 AM

Location

Davidsonville Park & Ride | Map

Davidsonville Rd, Davidsonville, MD 21035

DC Tri Club Ride

This ride typically leaves Capitol Hill at 7:10/8:10 AM (summer/winter) from 8th and Penn SE with a pickup in Georgetown behind the bank at Wisconsin and M NW at 7:30/8:30 AM (summer/winter). All paces welcome! Rides meet on a week-to-week basis - Always check the most recent forum posting to determine if a ride is happening this weekend

Ride Details

Date/Time

Saturday 8:00 AM

Location

8th & Penn SE | Map

Pennsylvania Ave SE & 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

10 AM Ride

A hard and fast 50-miler drop-ride! The 7AM Ride is run on tradition not by a ride organizer. Different route than the 7AM ride, the ride starts in Rock Creek Park, rolls through Bethesda, hits some rollers through Potomac back to River Rd. and ends in Rock Creek Park. Riders should be experienced riding in large groups and be prepared if they get dropped.

Date/Time

Saturday 10:00 AM

Location

Rock Creek Park | Map

Intersection of East West Hwy & Beach Dr, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Route 1 Velo Ramble Ride

Saturdays at 10 am. 4705 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale MD. Meet at Riverdale Park's Town Center Market on fair and not so fair Saturdays for a SPIRITED 30ish miles through USDA agricultural center. The map above is a typical ride but MAY NOT BE THE RIDE. Join us for an adventure. RSVP on Strava.

Ride Details

Date/Time

Saturday 10:00 AM

Location

Town Center Market | Map

4705 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737

Cupcake Ramble

One of the best parts of a nice ride is enjoying a well-earned treat! Every Saturday at 11:30 a.m., join us for a pleasant ride of 15-20 miles, traveling at a pace of approximately 10 mph. We'll either bring snacks or stop by a bakery/café to have a treat midway through.

Everyone is welcome and it’s a great way to meet new people and share common interests: cycling and tasty treats! The ride returns to the shop at 2:30 p.m.
 
Check the Ride Facebook Group for updates.

Ride Details

Date/Time

Saturday 11:30 AM

Location

BicycleSPACE | Map

1512 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Sunday

ABRT Sunday No Drop Ride

A number of ABRT riders and other local area cyclists meet in downtown Annapolis for a no-drop ride of between 35-45 miles depending on weather and conditions. The route is out to Sandy Point, College Parkway and slow roll home via the B&A trail or northwest weaving through Crownsville to Severna Park and  and slow roll home via the B&A trail. While the ride does go fast in places, there are many regroup points and the average speed is about 16-18 mph. The start location is on Prince George Street at the USNA Barry Gate behind city dock.

Time: 8 am (summer: Memorial Day-Labor Day), 9 am (fall/spring: Labor Day-December/March-Memorial Day, 10 am  (winter – December-March)

Ride Details

Date/Time

Sunday 8:00 AM

Location

USNA Barry Gate | Map

97 Prince George St, Annapolis, MD 21401

Squadra Coppi Sunday Ride

From Sweet Science, it’s about 51 miles with 2,900ft for the full ride. We usually stay together at a brisk pace for the first 17 miles, until Tuckerman road, where breakaways should be expected. At the one-lane bridge where Glen Rd meets Glen Mill Rd, there's a shortcut option (46 miles, 2,100ft) for those who don't want to do the rollers. At the 27-mile mark, we head back along Piney Meeting House Rd, then circle back toward DC via River Rd to Falls Rd. We regroup at the top of Great Falls Park (37-mile mark), and return together on MacArthur.

Start
We roll promptly at 8:35am from Sweet Science in Arlington, stopping briefly at 8:55 am at Pierce Mill to pick up DC riders. The ride lasts about 3 hours.

Pace
This ride comprises experienced riders who value their training time. The ride is open to everyone, but expect a challenge. Expect speeds from 16-18mph during warmup, 20-25 mph for much of the ride, and 25+ mph during more challenging sections. Riders should be comfortable in a fast pace line, and be prepared to support themselves if they are separated from the group. 

Ride Details

Date/Time

Sunday 8:30 AM

Location

Sweet Science | Map

2507 Franklin Rd, Arlington, VA 22201

Squadra Coppi Sunday Ride (DC Pickup)

From Sweet Science, it’s about 51 miles with 2,900ft for the full ride. We usually stay together at a brisk pace for the first 17 miles, until Tuckerman road, where breakaways should be expected. At the one-lane bridge where Glen Rd meets Glen Mill Rd, there's a shortcut option (46 miles, 2,100ft) for those who don't want to do the rollers. At the 27-mile mark, we head back along Piney Meeting House Rd, then circle back toward DC via River Rd to Falls Rd. We regroup at the top of Great Falls Park (37-mile mark), and return together on MacArthur.

Start
We roll promptly at 8:35am from Sweet Science in Arlington, stopping briefly at 8:55 am at Pierce Mill to pick up DC riders. The ride lasts about 3 hours.

Pace
This ride comprises experienced riders who value their training time. The ride is open to everyone, but expect a challenge. Expect speeds from 16-18mph during warmup, 20-25 mph for much of the ride, and 25+ mph during more challenging sections. Riders should be comfortable in a fast pace line, and be prepared to support themselves if they are separated from the group. 

Ride Details

Date/Time

Sunday 8:55 AM

Location

Peirce Mill | Map

2401 Tilden St NW, Washington, DC 20008

NCVC Espresso Ride

This is a moderately-paced ride with several opportunities for harder efforts. The first 5 miles or so on MacArthur Blvd. will be fairly relaxed at a pace of around 20-22 mph on flats, with the pace typically heating up somewhat when the group turns onto Goldsboro road and featuring several sprint opportunities. The pace then settles down for the return on MacArthur into Georgetown. 

Open to: Cyclists with at least some group-riding experience and fitness interested in a fun ride and a good workout to help keep them fit in the off-season and to make new friends on the bike. If you’re new to this ride, please introduce yourself to someone in team kit!

Ride Details

Date/Time

Sunday 9:00 AM

Location

High Road Cycling | Map

3210 Grace St NW Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007

Route 1 Velo Arrow Bicycle Shop Ride

Sundays at 10 am. 4705 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale, MD. Come join us every Sunday. The average pace is 17-19.5 mph. Riders who can sustain 17 mph solo will be able to keep with the group. There are meet up points during the ride for stragglers. Finish at Town Center Market's bike friendly patio in Riverdale Park or at Arrow.

NOTE: Meetup time at Arrow Bicycle at 9:45, and after a quick ride on the Trolley Trail, you can meet up with the rest of the crew at Town Center Market who will head out at 10:00. RSVP on Strava.

Ride Details

Date/Time

Sunday 10:00 AM

Location

Town Center Market | Map

4705 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737