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Biking Rating Scale

Exploring the Anacostia River Trail Bike Ride for Beginners

Brentsville Rural Rogues Bike Ride

Mount Vernon Bike Ride

Lake Brittle and Warrenton Bike Ride

Rock Hall Ramble Bike Ride

Montgomery County Farm Bike Ride

Thurmont to Gettysburg Road Bike Ride

Bike Committee Meeting & Social

Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride

Indian Head Rail Trail Bike Ride

Waterford Cruise Road Bike Ride

3-Day Long Weekend Bike Ride in PA Dutch Country



Rating Scale:

Classification Miles Range Elevation Range Road Type Average Speed or Pace
Novice 0-20 0-500 Mostly Flat, Paved & Hard Packed Trails Slow 8-10 mph
Beginner 15-35 350-1,000 All Roads / Mostly Flat / Mostly with shoulders Easy 8-13 mph
Intermediate 20-40 750-2,000 All Roads / Gently Rolling Hills (Shorter) to Rolling Hills (Longer) Moderate 11-15 mph
Advanced and above 30-100 >1,500 Hills & Climbs - Steep/Long Brisk 13-16 mph
  • Our rides are not paced. We provide a "sweep" so you will not ride alone
  • We encourage you to ride at your own pace.
  • Plan to arrive at ride start at least 15 minutes prior to start time so we will leave on time
  • In the event of inclement weather we will contact you by 7 am the morning of the trip
  • The ending times are approximate and allow plenty of time for stopping

Exploring the Anacostia River Trail Bike Ride for BeginnersNovice Program
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Washington, DC
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 26.0 miles
Mostly flat paved trail, suitable for beginners and above.

We will explore the new Anacostia River Trail that recently joined the Anacostia Tributary Trail System, a network of a half-dozen connected trails. We will start in College Park and head south along the Northwest Branch Trail until we join the Anacostia River Trail. Along the way we will pass through the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. We will ride all the way to The Yards Park in Southest DC and then retrace our route back to the start.

We will cross the Martin Luther King and Frederick Douglas bridges with separate and protected bike & pedestrian lanes to get from Maryland to Southeast DC and back. This will be exhilarating for beginning bikers.

This ride is suitable for all bike types. Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time.

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Brentsville Rural Rogues Bike Ride
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Bristow, VA
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 35.0 miles
Rolling hills. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

This ride is a beautiful tour in the Virginia countryside surrounding Bristow and Nokesville. The majority of the Bristow Area was previously part of the Linton's Ford plantation, owned by the Linton family from the 18th century. In 1894, Sarah Linton converted to Catholicism and became a Benedictine nun, and she donated the property to the Roman Catholic Church, to be used to establish schools for poor girls and boys. Rogues Road is so named because of the highwaymen that used to frequent this location. This route visits Rogues Road for only four miles and is mostly traffic-free except for a one-mile stretch on Vint Hill Road. (1,265' elevation change)

Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 10:00.

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Mount Vernon Bike Ride
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Arlington, VA
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$7 members, $10 non-members
Level: 26.0 miles
Suitable for in-shape beginners and patient experienced riders.

Ride the Mount Vernon trail between Gravelly Point and Historic Mount Vernon. We will enjoy tranquil river scenery and grand open spaces as the river widens towards Mount Vernon. After a snack/lunch break near Mount Vernon we will head back to Gravelly Point, with an option to ride over the 14th Street Bridge.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Lake Brittle and Warrenton Bike Ride
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Warrenton, VA
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 33.0 miles
Intermediate to advanced riders.

This ride starts at Lake Brittle and rides through the scenic countryside around Warrenton, passing a winery and Airlie House -- a 1200 acre bucolic conference center called an Island of Thought when it was created in 1960. We'll also ride on the Warrenton Branch Greenway, by working farms, creeks and historic civil war sites. The ride ends after passing through Vint Hill Farms Station which was an Army Security Agency field station during and after WWII. The property was sold in 1999 to the Virginia economic development authority and several businesses have located there including a craft winery, a brewery, a cafe and the Cold War Museum. We'll plan on having lunch in Vint Hill after the ride.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Rock Hall Ramble Bike Ride
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Chestertown, MD
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 33.0 miles
Intermediate to advanced riders.

This ride starts in historic Chestertown and takes us along country roads of Kent County to Rock Hall, a maritime community on the Chesapeake Bay with a rich history. Along the way, we will pass a nature preserve at Remington Farms. Its acres of ponds, marshes, fields, and woodlands serve as feeding grounds for thousands of migratory waterfowl. This region is along the Eastern Shore flyway, so it's an excellent place to do some bird watching while we ride.

We'll stop for lunch at a seafood restaurant in Rock Hall. You can bring your lunch and still sit with us at the table.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Montgomery County Farm Bike Ride
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Poolesville, MD
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 24.0 miles
Advanced beginner and above.

This ride is on some of the most beautiful roads in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve passing by beautiful farms, orchards, woods and streams. Paved country roads with light traffic and no shoulders. Mostly rolling hills with a couple decent climbs. Good for advanced beginners ready to try a more challenging ride. Unpaced, with leader and sweep

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Thurmont to Gettysburg Road Bike Ride
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Thurmont Community Park
Thurmont, MD
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 48.0 miles
Rolling hills to moderately hilly country roads. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

Come explore the scenic country roads on this new loop between Thurmont, MD and Gettysburg, PA. We first did this ride on our Memorial Weekend Trip, and it was so incredible, we are bringing it back with a start location closer to DC! Quiet rural roads, with only one, busy 3 mile section. We will visit at least two wooden covered bridges and ride through the Gettysburg National Battlefield, stopping at the Visitors Center.

Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 9:30.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Bike Committee Meeting & SocialNovice Program
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Bethesda, MD
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Free!
Level: Everyone welcome!

Do you have some ideas for WWO bike rides? Would you like to help create WWO's biking program? Do you want to meet some of the biking leaders or learn how to become a bike leader yourself? This event is your opportunity! We'll gather at a member's home to eat pizza and salad, socialize, and put together WWO's bike schedule for the Summer season. Bring your friends and your bike-route books.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Davidsonville, MD
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 33.0 miles
Rolling hills. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

This is one of our favorite rides! Come and join us for a beautiful ride past working farms, country homes, and grazing horses. After the ride, we usually return in our cars for lunch in the waterside town of Galesville and watch the sailboats in this quaint Chesapeake Bay port.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Indian Head Rail Trail Bike RideNovice Program
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Indian Head, MD
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$7 members, $10 non-members
Level: 26.0 miles
Flat trail, suitable for beginners and above.

The Indian Head Rail Trail offers a unique natural outdoor experience. It is far removed from development and life's often chaotic pace. The trail was a generous gift through the Department of the Interior's Federal Lands to Parks Program. The 13-mile (26 miles round trip), paved trail traverses roughly halfway across Charles County, connecting the town of Indian Head to State Route 301 in White Plains. Along the trail, there are interpretive signs that highlight various natural habitat areas and wildlife species, giving visitors the opportunity to view beaver dams, bald eagles, wild turkey, deer, and herons.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Waterford Cruise Road Bike Ride
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Loudoun Valley High School
Purcellville, VA
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 35.0 miles
Rolling hills to moderately hilly country roads. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

This ride explores the gentle farmlands and villages of the Catoctin Valley. We'll start with a pleasant ride along the paved W&OD trail and then take country roads to Waterford, VA. This town, which is listed as a National Historic Landmark, is considered to be one of the prettiest villages in Virginia. Our route will take us through one or two more small Loudoun County communities before reaching the base of the Short Hill Mountain. From there, it's a scenic ride back to Purcellville.

Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 10:00.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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3-Day Long Weekend Bike Ride in PA Dutch CountryNovice Program
Saturday-Monday, May 26-28, 2018
Lancaster, County, PA
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: TBD
Level: Intermediate to advanced. Generally rolling terrain with a few decent climbs.

This will be the third WWO Memorial Weekend trip through the beautiful countryside of Lancaster County. We'll ride by pristine Amish and Mennonite farms, through historic covered bridges and alongside horse-drawn buggies. There is relatively little car traffic, and many opportunities to stop at interesting places. We will drive up on Saturday, May 26 (carpooling encouraged) and ride about 30 miles. We will ride Sunday and Monday, and drive home Monday afternoon. All distances will be between 25-45 miles.

Specific details and prices to follow.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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