Ride Leader: Diana Donahue
Distance: 27 mi.
Ride Average: 13.3-C
Guest Riders: Eric Delk, Michelle (?), Mariann Edgar Budde, Frank Hartman, Salli Hartman, Kurt Engel, H. Roger Cooksey.
Members: Walter Carr, John Riconda, Elizabeth Willis, Herman Young, Regina Stokes, Tom Roland, Vicki Garlock, Dana Trevas, Calvin Conyers, Celeste Conyers and Harold Johnson.
This ride was the Inaugural Bishop's Bike Ride of the 2013 season, and was combined with an Oxon Hill club ride. The weather was finally warmer, although a bit breezy. The event began with an intorduction of riders, followed by the Blessing of the Bikes by the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal Bishop of Washington. Once the formalities were concluded, we did what OHBTC does best-- we rode! From the Indian Head end of the Indian Head Rail Trail to the White Plains trailhead, the 18 or so riders enjoyed the beautiful IHRT on this glorious day. Riders went at their own pace, although the ride had been advertised as a C/CC pace. There was a rest stop in White Plains, which gave most riders a chance to regroup and socialize before returning to Indian Head. The event seemed to have been enjoyed by all participants. The Bishop said she found the trail to be beautiful, and she seemed to enjoy the event. (sorry if any names were mis-spelled or omitted-handwriting can be an issue.)