We offer a friendly, social ride every Sunday morning in Shirlington, with lunch afterwards. New people are welcome and will soon be part of the regular group. Non-Ski Club members may also be on this ride (all are welcome). It would be wise to bring a helmet, water, bike lock, money for lunch and a bicycle in good repair with properly inflated tires.
Join us for lunch at one of the many restaurants in Shirlington (free parking in garages and lots on weekends). We meet year-round on Sundays at 9:45 AM (for a 10 AM departure) on the brick plaza in front of the Shirlington Library / Signature Theater to select a restaurant, then bike a 16 mile loop on the bike trails of Arlington (the Arlington Loop: traveling first on a portion of the W&OD Trail, then the Custis Trail, the Mount Vernon Trail, and the Four Mile Run Trail) with a rest stop in Lyon Village, and brief pauses for regrouping as needed. The 3-4 miles on the Custis Trail are hilly; the rest of the ride is pretty flat (average speed on ride is about 10-12 miles per hour. We should be back by noon for lunch.
It is important to email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 6:00 pm Saturday evening if planning to ride. The ride leader is very likely to cancel the ride if the temperature during the hours of the ride is less than 40 degrees or greater than 90 degrees, the chance of rain is greater than 30%, or the wind speed is greater than 10 MPH. If a ride is canceled for weather or any other reason, Ron will send you an email notice.