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Biking Rating Scale

Marshall Magnificence Bike Ride

Montgomery County Farm Bike Ride

Hains Point to Lake Artemesia Bike Ride

Brentsville Rural Rogues Bike Ride

Three Covered Bridges of Frederick County Bike Ride

Lake Brittle and Warrenton Bike Ride

Merkle Wildlife and Jug Bay Wetlands Bike Ride

Bike and Flight Bike Ride

Leaving Laytonsville Bike Trip

Exploring the Anacostia River Trail Bike Ride

Bike Committee Meeting & Social

Indian Head Rail Trail Bike Ride

Marshall Magnificence Bike Ride

Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride

Historic Virginia Memorial Day Weekend Bike Trip



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, 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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Three Covered Bridges of Frederick County Bike Ride
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Frederick, MD
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 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 rolling 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, March 7, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Lake Brittle and Warrenton Bike Ride
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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 created in 1960. We'll also ride on the Warrenton Branch Greenway, by working farms, creeks and historic civil war sites. This ride has many rolling hills and a couple of challenging ones, as well -- but it's well worth it! The ride ends after passing through Vint Hill Farms Station which was an army intelligence station during the Cold War. 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 have the option of lunch in Vint Hill after the ride. Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can start out on time.

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

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Merkle Wildlife and Jug Bay Wetlands Bike Ride
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Brandywine, MD
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.

We're branching out and exploring the farms, woodlands and ther natural areas of southern Prince Georges County. This route of mostly gentle and rolling hills will include stops at the Merkle Wildlife Nature Center and the picnic area of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary where we will have lunch.

Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. so we can roll out on time. There is a port-a-john in the parking lot of the park.

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

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Bike and Flight Bike Ride
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Cabell's Mill
Chantilly, VA
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$7 members, $10 non-members
Level: 20.0 miles
In-shape beginners.

On this ride, suitable for in-shape beginners and above, we'll explore some of the history of Fairfax County starting at Cabell's Mill in Chantilly. The Mill was built in the mid 1700's and operated as a mill until 1916. From the Mill we will ride to Sully Historic Site, also built in the 1700's. Five original buildings remain on the site. We'll walk around to see some of the buildings but not take a formal tour. We will then travel to more modern times with a visit to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center which is part of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. We will spend a little time in the museum (free) which has thousands of artifacts (including the Space Shuttle Discovery), before heading back to Cabell's Mill.

The route will primarily be on sidepaths (sidewalks that are paved and wider than normal sidewalks) and residential streets. The "driveway" to Sully is a 2 lane road but the road only goes to Sully. The entrance way to the Udvar-Hazy Center is a wide road with little traffic (only goes to the museum). Bring a good lock to lock up your bike at Sully and the Udvar-Hazy Center. There are bike racks at the Udvar-Hazy Center but none at Sully.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Leaving Laytonsville Bike Trip
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Laytonsville, MD
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 42.0 miles
Intermediate to advanced. Generally rolling terrain with a few decent climbs.

Leaving out of Laytonsville, this ride will explore the farther reaches of Montgomery County's farmland and green space. A little longer and a little hillier than many of our rides, but well worth the effort for the fantastic scenery. We're excited to offer this ride for the first time.

Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. so we can roll out on time.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 4, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Exploring the Anacostia River Trail Bike RideNovice Program This event is Metro accessible
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Washington, DC
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$7 members, $10 non-members
Level: 26.0 miles
Mostly flat paved trail, suitable for in-shape beginners & intermediate riders.

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 then retrace our route back to the start. We will also make a stop at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and take a spin around the beautiful Lake Artemesia.

This ride is suitable for all bike types and is good for beginners wanting to increase their mileage. Please arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to roll at our departure time.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Bike Committee Meeting & SocialNovice Program
Sunday, April 21, 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 Summer season. Bring your friends and your ideas!

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Indian Head Rail Trail Bike RideNovice Program
Saturday, May 4, 2019
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 (such as wetlands) and wildlife species, giving visitors the opportunity to view beaver dams, bald eagles, deer, and herons.

This ride is suitable for all types of bikes.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Marshall Magnificence Bike Ride
Saturday, May 11, 2019
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, May 9, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Davidsonville, MD
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 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 as we ride to the waterfront. 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.

Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. so we can roll out on time. It is not available by public transportation but we can help arrange carpools.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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Historic Virginia Memorial Day Weekend Bike Trip
Saturday-Monday, May 25-27, 2019
Charlottesville, VA
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$25 members, $35 non-members
Level: Intermediate to advanced riders.

Join us for a weekend of bike riding, wine tasting and touring historic Virginia. Our adventure will begin on Saturday with a 40 mile ride in the rolling countryside that includes a tour of James Madison's estate and gardens, Montpelier. After the ride, we'll plan to stop at a winery on the way (by car) to Charlottesville where we'll stay for two nights. On Sunday and Monday, we'll bicycling and tour -- with opportunities to visit the University of Virginia, Monticello (the home of Thomas Jefferson) and more, as well ride in the beautiful countryside of Albemarle County. (Details are still being worked out but daily mileage will be 25-40 miles.)

We'll stay at a hotel in Charlottesville. Trip price does not include the price of lodging or meals.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019 5:00 p.m.

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