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Biking Rating Scale

Marshall Magnificence Bike Ride

The Best Poolesville Roads in the Ag Reserve Bike Ride

Nokesville Rural Bike Ride

Three Covered Bridges of Frederick County Bike Ride

It's all Happening at the Zoo Bike Ride

Prince George's Agricultural Bike Ride

New Years Day Washington Monuments and Hains Point Bike Ride

Rural Germantown Bike Ride

Bike Committee Meeting & Social

Exploring the Anacostia River Trail Bike Ride

Marshall Magnificence Bike Ride

Montgomery County Farm Bike Ride

Hains Point to Lake Artemesia Bike Ride

Brentsville Rural Rogues Bike Ride



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

Marshall Magnificence Bike Ride
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Marshall, VA
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 35.0 miles
Rolling hills. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

Join us for 35 miles in the stunning Virginia countryside starting in Marshall, Virginia. This route takes us through beautiful farmland, horse farms, cattle farms, and vineyards. A few miles in the beginning and end is on a highway with a roomy shoulder. The rest of the ride is through quieter rolling hills. There are some breathtaking (literally!) climbs, with a total elevation of 2100''. Like all WWO rides, this is a NON DROP ride with a leader and a sweep. However, it is designed for more experienced cyclists.

We will stop for lunch at mile 21 at Orleans Cafe, but pack water and a snack for an earlier rest stop. Please leave PLENTY of TIME to drive out and arrive 15 minutes early. It is not available by public transportation but we can help arrange carpools.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 1, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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The Best Poolesville Roads in the Ag Reserve Bike Ride
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Poolesville Village Center
Poolesville, MD
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 34.0 miles
Rolling hills to moderately hilly country roads. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

We will meet in Poolesville, MD and enjoy the scenic rustic roads of Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve, a nationally acclaimed area that was established in 1980 in response to the rapid disappearance of Montgomery County farms. We will cross one lane bridges and ride by farms and through forests in view of Sugarloaf Mountain. Bring snacks and we will end the day with an optional late lunch at Bassetts - a Poolesville favorite.

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

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 8, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Nokesville Rural Bike Ride
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Prince William County
Nokesville, VA
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 36.0 miles
Rolling hills. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

Come explore the rural community surrounding Nokesville, VA, which was once the center of a farming community with cattle and dairy farms. In the 1950s it was cut off from passenger trains and remains a rural community today. Although there has been a lot of development in this area in the last few years, this remains one of our favorite rides, with only 3.5 mile section having heavy traffic. Most of the ride is over rolling hills and through beautiful scenery. (931' Elevation Change).

Please arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to roll at our departure time of 10:00 am.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Three Covered Bridges of Frederick County Bike Ride
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Frederick, MD
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 25.0 miles
Rolling hills on country roads. Not recommended for absolute beginners, but suitable for in-shape riders.

Join us on a road ride over the gentle hills and through the scenic valleys of Frederick County. We will ride over three historic covered bridges and take in great views of scenic farmland and the nearby Catoctin Mountains. We'll meet in the parking lot of the Lewistown School near Thurmont, MD. Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can roll out on time.

We can stop for a late lunch after the ride.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 29, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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It's all Happening at the Zoo Bike Ride This event is Metro accessible
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Washington, DC
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$7 members, $10 non-members
Level: 22.0 miles
Suitable for in-shape beginners and patient experienced riders.

We hear the zoo is a fascinating place in winter! Starting in Bethesda, our route will include Capital Crescent and Rock Creek Trails, as well as some roads. When we arrive at the zoo, a WWO member who volunteers there will give us a special tour. We'll have lunch at the zoo, too (bring your own or buy), before heading back.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Prince George's Agricultural Bike Ride This event is Metro accessible
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Beltsville, MD
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.

The Beltsville Agricultural Center provides an oasis of green in a rapidly urbanizing area. While the park offers a look at acres of woodlands and meadows, the research center preserves another vanishing landscape: that of the American farm. All this can be found only 15 miles northeast of the city. This ride winds through the Agricultural Center with stops at the Patuxent Wildlife Center and Glenn Dale Community Center.

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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New Years Day Washington Monuments and Hains Point Bike RideNovice Program This event is Metro accessible
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Washington, DC
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$7 members, $10 non-members
Level: 15.0 miles
Mostly flat city streets. Suitable for novices and beginners.

Start the New Year on your bike. Come take a leisurely tour of some of Washington's most stately landmarks. See the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Tidal Basin, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Washington Monument and more, and join in the cyclist New Year's Day tradition of circling around Hains Point. Don't worry -- we'll take our time and enjoy the sights. Those wanting a longer ride can start in Bethesda on the Capital Crescent Trail, or take the Mount Vernon Trail into DC from Virginia.

Registration Deadline: Saturday, December 29, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Rural Germantown Bike Ride
Sunday, January 6, 2019
South Germantown Recreational Park
Germantown, MD
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 35.0 miles
Intermediate to advanced riders.

This ride has become one of our favorites! We depart from a park in Germantown to enjoy a different perspective on the areas WWO loves to ride in the Montgomery County Agriculture Reserve. As we bike, we will pass through pleasant farm views and travel over rolling hills.

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 4, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Bike Committee Meeting & SocialNovice Program
Sunday, January 13, 2019
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 Winter season. Bring your friends and your ideas!

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Exploring the Anacostia River Trail Bike RideNovice Program This event is Metro accessible
Monday, January 21, 2019
Washington, DC
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$7 members, $10 non-members
Level: 26.0 miles
Mostly flat paved trail, suitable for beginners and above.

We will explore the Anacostia River Trail which joins 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. We will ride along the Southwest Waterfront to the new Wharf area in Southwest DC (where we'll stop for refreshments and to warm up at a cafe) and then retrace our route back to the start. We will also take a spin around the beautiful Lake Artemesia. Join us for a most enjoyable ride on Martin Luther King Day.

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

Registration Deadline: Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Marshall Magnificence Bike Ride
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Marshall, VA
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 35.0 miles
Rolling hills. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

Join us for 35 miles in the stunning Virginia countryside starting in Marshall, Virginia. This route takes us through beautiful farmland, horse farms, cattle farms, and vineyards. A few miles in the beginning and end is on a highway with a roomy shoulder. The rest of the ride is through quieter rolling hills. There are some breathtaking (literally!) climbs, with a total elevation of 2100''. Like all WWO rides, this is a NON DROP ride with a leader and a sweep. However, it is designed for more experienced cyclists.

We will stop for lunch at mile 21 at Orleans Cafe, but pack water and a snack for an earlier rest stop. Please leave PLENTY of TIME to drive out and arrive 15 minutes early. It is not available by public transportation but we can help arrange carpools.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Montgomery County Farm Bike Ride
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Poolesville, MD
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 21.0 miles
Advanced beginner and above.

This ride is a great introduction to some of the most beautiful roads in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve passing by active farms, orchards, woods and streams. We'll ride on paved country roads with light traffic. Mostly rolling hills with a couple of decent climbs. Good for beginners ready to try a more challenging ride and learn why everyone loves to ride in the reserve.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Hains Point to Lake Artemesia Bike Ride
Monday, February 18, 2019
Hains Point
Washington, DC
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 35.0 miles
This trip is suitable for in-shape beginners and patient experienced riders.

Spend President's Day with us exploring the city. We'll begin at Hains Point and then take the paved Anacostia River Trail -- passing by the new waterfront development, Yards Park and the Navy. We'll ride in to Maryland and circumnavigate lovely Lake Artemesia and, stopping in College Park for lunch at a local restaurant (Fishnet) before reversing our route. This is relatively flat ride suitable for advanced beginners interested in trying a longer route and all other riders.

Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 10:30. Bring a bike lock and money for lunch.

Registration Deadline: Saturday, February 16, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Brentsville Rural Rogues Bike Ride
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Bristow, VA
10:30 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 of the rolling hills 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. Rogues Road is so named because of the highwaymen that used to frequent this location. This route visits Rogues Road for four miles and is mostly traffic-free. (1,265' elevation change)

Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 10:30.

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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