*** Susie and Sally will lead the ride in the link below at 5:30 pm. At 6 pm. Lisa and Karen will lead an out and back ride on the WOD, possibly with a loop through Wildflower Meadow, near the intersection of Hay and Ashburn Rd, if time allows. No cue sheet is needed for the 6 pm ride. There is only one signup, but come to the Green Lizard by 5:30 pm if you'd like to ride the route in the link with Susie and Sally. Come at 6 pm to ride the WOD at the regular time with Lisa and Karen. ***
Click HERE for Monday's route. We no longer use paper cue sheets, so please familiarize yourself with the route or put it into your phone or other GPS device. We'll be shortening the rides week by week now, since we are slowly losing evening daylight time.
** If we have 2 ride leaders in any week, our priority will be to have up to 24 riders (maximum of 12 in each group, not including ride leaders and sweepers). We expect all riders to maintain our usual average speed of 15-16 mph. As the season progresses, we MAY, but will not necessarily have a group that rides faster than that average speed, depending on what riders prefer. We will always accommodate riders who can maintain the 15-16mph average speed. Riders who cannot maintain that average will be asked to leave the group while we are on the WOD, but can join us another time. Any rider who wants to leave the ride early should let a ride leader or sweeper know. The pace is an average, not a constant, so we expect to accelerate down hills, and faster hill climbers will wait at the top of hills to give everyone a chance to catch up. We will also re-group if we get separated after traffic lights, and we will wait for and help anyone who has a mechanical problem. If you prefer a slower pace and shorter ride overall, please join the RBC Women's Ride from the Bike Lane in Reston, which is also a 6pm Monday ride.
If you have never or rarely ridden in a group, the ride leaders can give you basic tips and guidelines before and during the ride. You don't need group riding experience to join us, but you must be willing to learn and follow basic group riding rules and etiquette, and you must be comfortable with the concept of riding with a group, and with riding on roads.
Lisa Mackem, Susie Littlejohn, Karen Palino, and Sally Roberts can lead and sweep, and Dave Meyer or someone else from The Green Lizard can also sweep. If anyone else is interested in leading a ride, let one of us know!
Please note that we pass only on the LEFT. Call the pass to the pedestrian or rider in front of you, and allow plenty of room.
We'll stay together as much as possible. Sunset is at 6:58 pm. If you will be biking home after the ride, please use a headlight, in addition to your required red taillight.
Ride distances will vary with the amount of evening daylight. Rides are not held when the forecast for rain is greater than 50%. Ride cancellations will be posted on Social Media and registered riders will be emailed whenever possible. All rides will include a mixture of road and WOD riding.
All riders must sign (or have already signed for 2021) a liability waiver. You can do that HERE. At this time, we are making these rides available to paid members only. Membership is $25 per year and you can take care of that HERE.