Washington Women Outdoors logo

Connect with us:
Contact Us Join WWO on Facebook Follow WWO on Twitter Join Us on MeetUp WWO updates as RSS feed
Join our mailing list:
Email


Biking Rating Scale

Nokesville Rural Bike Ride

Thurmont to Gettysburg Road Bike Ride

Brentsville Rural Rogues Bike Ride

Sugarloaf Road Bike Ride - burn off the Turkey!

Between the Rivers Bike Ride

Great Falls Loop Bike Ride

Rock Hall Ramble Bike Ride

Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride

Bike Committee Meeting & Social

Sligo Creek Bike Ride - Short and Chili

Exploring the Anacostia River Trail Bike Ride for Beginners

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

Nokesville Rural Bike Ride
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Nokesville, VA
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 36 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 in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 9:30.

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017

Top of Page

Thurmont to Gettysburg Road Bike Ride
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Thurmont, MD
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 45 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 popular, 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 one wooden covered bridge. (1,763' Elevation Change)

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

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017

Top of Page

Brentsville Rural Rogues Bike Ride
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Bristow, VA
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 35 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, November 17, 2017

Top of Page

Sugarloaf Road Bike Ride - burn off the Turkey!
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Poolesville, MD
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 23 miles
Advanced beginner and above.

Paved country roads with light traffic and no shoulders. Mostly rolling hills with a couple decent climgs. Unpaced, with leader and sweep. Join us to explore some of the scenic country roads in western Montgomery County. This ride starts in the quiet country town of Poolesville, Maryland. Along the way we'll stop at Sugarloaf Mountain, which rises over 800 feet above the surrounding farmland. If everyone has lots of energy, we can ride along the winding road up the mountain to see picturesque views of the surrounding countryside. On the way back, we pass miles of beautiful orchards. Traditionally, we stop for lunch after the ride in Poolesville.

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

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 24, 2017

Top of Page

Between the Rivers Bike Ride
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Remington, VA
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 32.0 miles
Flat roads, suitable for in-shape beginners and intermediate riders.

Pedal through history in the beautiful Virginia countryside surrounding Remington. We will ride through Civil War history. Come see the fields and fords where Americans fought for our country.

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017

Top of Page

Great Falls Loop Bike RideNovice Program
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Fletchers Boat House
Washington, DC
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 23.0 miles
Mostly level paved paths and roads. Suitable for in-shape beginners and patient experienced riders.

Come check out the spectacular falls! We will take scenic C&O Canal Towpath from Fletchers Boat House to Great Falls, Maryland. After admiring the awesome view, we'll return to Georgetown via the MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path and Capital Crescent Trail. The C&O Canal is not paved, so mountain bikes or hybrids work best. Remember to bring your bike lock so you can walk to the Falls.

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017

Top of Page

Rock Hall Ramble Bike Ride
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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, December 15, 2017

Top of Page

Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Davidsonville, MD
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 37.0 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, January 5, 2018

Top of Page

Bike Committee Meeting & SocialNovice Program
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Bethesda, MD
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free!
Level: Everyone welcome!

Are you interested in finding out how we 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 Spring season. Bring your friends and your bike-route books.

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2018

Top of Page

Sligo Creek Bike Ride - Short and ChiliNovice Program
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Takoma Park, MD
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$7 members, $10 non-members
Level: 15.0 miles
Flat, paved trails and streets. Suitable for beginners as well as patient experienced riders.

We will ride on the Sligo Creek Trail from Leader's home in Takoma Park, MD. Depending on the temperature and other considerations, we will ride 15-20 miles on Sligo Creek Trail.

There will be an optional vegetarian chili luch at Leader's home after the ride.

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018

Top of Page

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

Top of Page

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

Top of Page