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Ride Leaders are encouraged to post reports on their rides. Members can comment on ride reports and anyone can read the reports and comments. Instructions for posting a report

You must be logged in to post a ride report. To log in, enter your Email and Password in the upper right corner and click the "Login" button. If you need a password, click Forgot Password. After you login, you will see an "Add Post" button.

Click the “Add Post” button. For the Date and Time, enter the date and start time of the ride

For Subject, enter the Month/Day - Ride Name - Class and number of miles; for example: “6/30 - No Deale Ride - B 45 miles”.

In the Body box, enter your ride report. You can enter it directly into the text box using the word-processor features on the tool bar. After you enter the report, click the “Post” button at the top or bottom of the page and your ride report will be posted on the web site. As the author of the report, you will be able to edit or add to the report.

For a good article on Ride Reports and adding photos to Ride Reports, see pages 7 and 8 of the March 2018 "Spoke-n-Word" .

Here is suggested template for the body that you can copy (control-c) and paste (control-v) into the body of your ride posting.









  • Tue, May 29, 2012 7:40 PM | Stephen Palincsar
    It was a hot one, and a windy one.  Well beyond "cooling breeze" and into "mighty windy."  As predicted, the so-called 50% chance of rain didn't materialize during the day; instead we had sunny skies, humidity, 90 degree temperatures and wind.

    Today's group consisted of Darryl Lowery, Larry Peed, Alan Kurzweil, Jon Agazii, Randy and Jackie Schoch, Regina and Mike Saizan, Mike Bivens, Jimmy Bartlett, Richard Harrington, Joan Oppel, Tom Short and guest Thane.

    The route went up Mason Springs (about the only route we've done in years that goes up that incline off Chicamuxen) to Poorhouse, Annapolis Woods and Firetower to a rest stop at Welcome Rd., then up Durham Church and Ironsides to Baptist Church and Bowie back to Mason Springs to the Pisgah store for a second rest stop.  Return to Bryans Road was up the climb on Livingston.

    Another fast one today - I was dropped before mile 2, saw the group at the two rest stops, but it was a bit like meeting people in a NY City elevator.   If we're going to have an A ride, maybe we need an A leader as well.

  • Mon, May 28, 2012 9:00 AM | Deleted user
    What better way to start the Memorial Day festivities than with a morning group bike ride with people that share a common interest  - safe, enjoyable, bicycling. This was the objective of the B, CC & C rides from Accokeek. Ride leaders Calvin Conyers, Herman Young and John Gorman wish to thank the 38 total B, CC & C riders that participated.

    All routes shared a portion of Indian Head Rail Trail, met at the White  Plains rest stop,  used wide shoulders for safety and minimized hills for enjoyment. Regardless of skill levels, riders interacted with each other exchanging suggestions and conversations.

    Calvin and Herman want to give special thanks to Sam Perry (photos), Janell Saunders, Jackie & Randy Schoch, Sharon Miller and Jon Agazzi for pacesetting and turn control. While resting at the White Plains Trail end, Kristen's tire blew out. No problem. Sam gave a clinic on repairing.  In addition to aforementioned participants, Leaders thank John R., LaTasha, Lea, Larry, Bernie, Sue, Jimmie, Nancy, Anthony, Rudy, Celeste, George, Gigi, Ani, Diana, Chuck and guest Laura Learn for coming.  BJ's was closed so unfortunately no ice cream this year.  Maybe next time.

  • Mon, May 28, 2012 8:30 AM | John Gorman
    Today's 8:30am B-ride of 40miles was a joint offering from Accokeek w/ Calvin Conyers and Herman Young's CC/C 35/25mile routes. The temps were were typical Memorial Day w/ starting temps near 80 and finishing @ near 90. B-ride leader, John Gorman, was joined by Kenny Statom, Larry Greene,  Shane LaBrake, Richard Harrington, April/Herb Pruitt, Jan/Ron Tucker, Jane/Jim Hudnall. 

    The ride used the reverse roads of the "Tour De Accokeek" over to the Marshall Hall Rd ramp, then a U-turn & straight back down Marshall Hall to the MD-210 traffic light. From there we went down Livingston making a left down Bumpy Oak, (the faster pack, waited for us @ Bumpy Oak), & then we stayed close to each other on the IHRT to the end @ Theodore Green Blvd for a reststop @ mile 20, where the CC & C riders joined us. We reversed back on the IHRT, north on Hawthorne and then some ins/offs of Livingston & MD-210, using some residential side service roads on the north side before crossing over @ Pine Dr onto Livingston back to the FireHouse.  

    The faster pack went ahead on the return, while John was joined @ the reststop to the end by visiting former OHBC member Laura (? from PA).  Rider leader's stats: AMS 15.40, time of 2:39:52. No mechanical problems were noted. All agreed it was a nice way to start off and end the first summer Holiday of the season.  Looking forward to reading Calvin/Herman's report; they had an even larger turnout.
  • Mon, May 28, 2012 8:00 AM | Ronald Leak
    I was joined by guest Jeff Lagana, new member Seve Valero, Blake Altman, Reginald Smith, and Claire Chiamulera on a ride down to Coltons Point.  I know I said the the ride leader would average 16 mph, but of course that was not the case.  The Ride quickly went from an A ride to an AA ride.  My AMS was 17.6 mph.  I am glad we left as early as we did due to the heat of the day.  There were no incidents, and all returned safely.  I want to thank those who came out for a great ride.
  • Sun, May 27, 2012 8:42 PM | Judy Mutty
    Club members Diana Brown and Gigi Talastras joined leader Judy Mutty for the ride. And, we had great guests with us: Annette Hawkins, Howard Herrnstadt, Margo Tintle, Paul Tintle, and Yoku Shaw-Taylor. Most of the group took off like rabbits – going at a C/CC pace! Thankfully, Margo kept them in tow. It was a lovely day for a ride, as we passed the Bladensburg Waterfront Park, the trail extension along the Anacostia, College Park Airport, and Lake Artemesia. After the ride, we went to the College Park Farmer’s Market.
  • Sun, May 27, 2012 9:00 AM | Michael Bivens

    Ride Leader Mike Bivens, with Lisa Oken, Karen McMillan and Dan Donahue, joined with Clair's A group to start from the Pisgah Fire Station.  As we rolled past the Pisgah Store, the As took off and we didn't see them again.  Although the early start allowed us to get a jump on the heat and humidity, both elements were taking a toll.  The shade on Riverside provided some respite, but we deviated from the cue sheet to insert a Rest Stop at the Nanjemoy Store at mile 14.5, rather than wait until mile 39.  Dan had some chain related problems on his recumbent (dropped at the start and on one of the Riverside rollers), but he caught up and stayed with or ahead of us the rest of the way. Lisa missed the turn at Hilltop and Karen had a flat on Adams Willett. Flat fixed and Lisa found. Clair was waiting for us when we returned, evne though her group finished about an hour ahead of ours. As we left the parking lot, Dan was comtemplating getting in more miles on the IHRT.  Sweeping from the rear, AMS for this B ride was 13.7.  

  • Sun, May 27, 2012 9:00 AM | Claire Chiamulera

    Leader Claire Chiamulera with Blake Altman, Chuck Coe, Chris Zabriskie, John Choate, Jason Hendricks and Lou Dallorso. As our group turned onto Riverside Road 10 miles into this morning’s ride, John declared Riverside his favorite road. We all became fans of it and its shady sister roads throughout Nanjemoy as the heat index climbed. Plentiful shade and a light breeze offered relief from the sun and allowed us to hold a strong pace throughout the ride. We tried to take in the view at the Riverside rest stop but overgrown brush made all but an eagle’s nest hard to see. Other than temporarily losing Lou (wrong turn) and John experiencing a leg cramp close to the finish, we had a smooth, enjoyable ride. Photos

  • Sun, May 27, 2012 6:30 AM | Ronald Leak
    I was joined by Jay Lewis, and Ken and Wes Meredith doing the Dr. Bowen and Dr. Mudd Stress Test.  I was looking to do a recovery ride after the heat from Saturday's ride, but I forgot this was a recovery ride route.  We had one major mechanical on the route, when one of the riders had a chain issue.
  • Sat, May 26, 2012 10:00 AM | Sharon Miller
    Ride Leader Sharon Miller was joined by Mike and Regina Saizon and Jay Lewis.  It was a beautiful sunny day for a ride, with temperatures in the 70's and 80's, low humidity, and a cool breeze.  Eight miles into the ride, we met up with the group from Steve's 3-day History Tour at Cecil's Old Mill & General Store.  After lingering there a bit, the 2 groups rode the next 8 miles together to St. Mary's City Historical Park, where we said our goodbyes and proceeded to ride around the park and surrounding waterfront area.  (Steve's group stopped to tour on foot.) We rode at a leisurely pace, especially as we rode by St. Mary's college, St. Mary's City and some of the more picturesque areas by the water.  After a stop at St. James Deli (mi 22), we headed back toward Leonardtown, stopping at Russell's Store (mi 34).  At Mile 42, Mike, Regina, and Sharon opted to do the extra 10 mile out and back down Breton Beach Road, and Jay rode 2 more miles to finish.  Avg for the day was ~14 mph, a true B pace.  Thanks to those who joined me for the ride and to Steve Palinscar for providing the great route!
  • Sat, May 26, 2012 9:30 AM | Richard Edelman

    May 26 – Harwood High School – Express Train and Fast Train to Chesapeake Beach

    Sat, May 26, 2012 9:30 AM | Nancy Avitabile (A) and Richard Edelman (B)

    We had a great turnout of almost 200 riders with our combined Oxon Hill bike club and Potomac Peddlers bike club. We offered rides of 62, 47 and 41 miles and probably a third of the riders went on each ride. Richard had an injury so we requited another leader for the B ride and Richard rode the sag wagon and helped anyone who needed assistance.

    The ride started out hot and got hotter. Fortunately, the ride was mostly shaded so we only really felt it when we stopped. Many of us were tempted to get rid of our bikes and jump into the beach at Chesapeake. (I certainly did.) It’s a really beautiful ride which we do every year and seem to get more riders each year.

    I was able to introduce 4 new riders to the Oxon Hill club. They loved the ride and the camaraderie and we’ll hope they join us again. Best part of the day (other than the finish) was knowing that there were no problems on the road.


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