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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.









  • Sat, June 30, 2012 8:30 AM | Samuel Perry

    A total of sixteen riders came out the morning after the storm to ride. Humidity was down from the record breaking temps of Friday.  Some of us had power at home and others did not. The route was a bit like a cyclocross, with fallen trees to climb under or portage your bike and walk around. We found the first rest stop to be closed, IGA store had no power.  The faster riders had already moved on, Jannelle, Holly, and another Steve who had caught up with us completed the loop at Christ Church and waited at the IGA for Steve Palinscar who had found a Portoliet on Route 381 several miles prior to the rest stop.When he didn't show, we rode on thinking we would find him on the road.  We made an emergency rest stop at the Baden Store across from the Fire House on the return route. There were tow mechanicals on this ride, Steve Palinscar had a rear tire flat caused by a tear to his tire. I gave him a Tire Boot which helped to make it rideable.  In the faster group someone had cable issues.

    When we got back to the starting point, everybody had already left. It appears Steve took a page from my book and took a short cut since his car was not in the lot. Roll Call: Jim & Jane Hudnall,Mike Bivens,Ron Leak, Ken Meredith,Jan Tucker,Herb Pruitt,Holly Carr,Jannelle Saunders,Chantal Briere,Richard Harrington,Robert Goldins,BobThompson,Steve Palinscar, and "the other" Steve who arrived late and caught up with us. Hopefully a good time was had by all.



  • Sat, June 30, 2012 8:30 AM | Deleted user

    After a night of damaging thunder storms that left trees down and many homes without power, Ride Leader Calvin Conyers was pleased to be joined by 7 OH members.  Soon after reaching the top of the climb at the start, the group broke into 2 groups.  The lead group decided to push a bit, with April Pruit setting the faster pace.  Riding with April were Latasha Banks and Chuck Miller, managing an AMS of 15.6.  The second group was made up of Gigi Talastas, Celeste Conyers, Frank (who had joined us in route due to a late start), and new member Monica Atkins undertaking her first group ride with the club (and she  rode well). This group also finished ahead of the class speed with a 14.1 ams.  Although we had to avoid a few  downed trees and limbs,  this was a pleasant ride with low humidity and a nice temp.  Thanks to all for coming.

  • Thu, June 28, 2012 9:30 AM | Samuel Perry
    A total of 23 riders came out for this Thursday morning ride. Some of our CC members were also in the group to try their hand at keeping a consistent B pace. During the ride we had two mechanicals ( flat tire, faulty cable). We had a breeze at the begining of the ride, but the 90 degree heat made itself known by noontime. Thanks to George Martin for helping to SAG one of our riders who had strain his knee during the return route. Thanks also to Mike Saizan whose use of a smart phone app made it easier for George to locate us.

  • Wed, June 27, 2012 5:46 PM | Judy Mutty
    What a beautiful day for a ride! Ride Leader Judy Mutty and club member, Bev White, rode along with Cecilia Oh, a new club member on her first group ride. The rabbits, guests: Margo Tintle and Annette Hawkins, surged ahead with another new club member, Nancy Ball - the deer. I consider myself the tortoise --- it was like being back at the National Zoo! It was a great mid-week stress-relief ride. Everyone is talking about the next one!
  • Wed, June 27, 2012 5:30 PM | Deleted user
    Twelve riders enjoyed the weekly Tour de Accokeek on a pleasant summer evening.  Ten club members started from the firehouse when we were greeted by guest rider Yvonne Clark, who was unsure where to park.  The ten early arrivals graciously postponed their start while Calvin Conyers, Larry Perkins and ride leader Shane LaBrake helped Yvonne get her bike and gear prepped for the ride.   En route, we were joined by former club member Ron Brown, who was riding his 7-speed Schwinn Deluxe Retro (weighing at 50+ lbs. fully loaded - speakers included!). 

    Joining Shane, Calvin, Larry, guests Yvonne Clark and Ron Brown, were club members Kirsten Watts, Jimmy Bartlett, Gary Swartz, Debi Jiggetts, Ron Leak, Reginald Stokes, and La'Tasha Banks.

    Other than a bracing wind that grew stronger as we approached Marshall Hall, there were no other surprises or mishaps.  Kudos to rider Jimmy Bartlett who is showing great improvement with his hill climbing.  Also, a kind thank you to Calvin and Larry for their encouragement to new rider Yvonne, and for their willingness to stay at the back of the pack.   

  • Tue, June 26, 2012 9:30 AM | Michael Bivens
    While a few of the Tuesday regulars are climbing real hills at Bike Virginia, the following joined Ride Leader Mike Bivens for a 38 mile B ride: Larry Peed, La'Tasha Banks, Alan Kurzweil, Jon Agazzi, Calvin Conyers, Tom Short, Sharon Miller, Tom Roberson, Joan Oppel and Sam Perry. This route was devised in response to Linda Bankerd's adamant belief that we could get back to Bryans Road without climbing a "hill" at the end.  La'Tasha joined her first B ride at the suggestion of her mentor, Calvin, who came along to provide added support.  We left the start and headed down Marshall Hall to climb Barrys Hill; crossed 210; and worked our way over to Mill Hill (having never been on that short stretch, Calvin inadvertently called me Steve).  The rest of the first half was relatively flat and we reconvened and had our rest stop at WaWa after crossing 301.  Jon had an appointment and skipped the rest stop to return to the start.  Back in the saddle we were in two group: La'Tasha, Calvin and me in one and everyone else in the other.  We continued on Billingsley to St. Charles Parkway; turned at Demarr to cross 301; and got on the Indian Head Rail Trail at, as the folks in Indian Head refer to it, the terminus in White Plains.  After four miles on the trail, we took a right on Bensville; across Berry Road and right on Beale Hill Road; and returned on Livingston.  While Beale Hill does have a slight incline, since it was seven miles from the end of the ride, can honestly say there was no Up at the End.  No incidents that I was aware of, although the wind did pick up the last half of the ride.  With temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s it was welcome relief from the recent past and predicted future.  Riding sweep I returned with a 14.1 AMS - a true B pace and one La'Tasha could be proud of.       
  • Sun, June 24, 2012 9:55 PM | Deleted user
    Sun, June 24, 2012 5:00 PM | Jimmy Bartlett and Larry Perkins aided by Calvin Conyers and Herman Young

        A Total of Ten outstanding folks, Herman, Tracy, George, Calvin, Jimmy, Jon, Celeste, Azalia, Ani,and Larry)  showed up to enjoy a wonderful ride to Smallwood park, with 2 newer ride leaders in training (Jimmy Bartlett and myself) This was my first ride as Leader, so it was really good working with Jimmy, and having the assistance of  Calvin and Herman.The weather was perfect as was the ride.  Welcome back to the new "guest" rider. A big thank to Mike Butler for the SAG pick up of one of our riders who experienced cramps on the return. All in all a great ride with Great company and then Ice Cream at B&J's.
     The Quote of the ride is   "Wait I still have my Pants On."  
  • Sun, June 24, 2012 8:00 AM | Linda Bankerd
    I am glad to have posted this ride as an addition to Claire's A. We could not have asked for a better day.  The route was a really interesting combination of other rides I have done, but never realized could connect. Joan Oppel, Mike Bevins, Norm Lisy, and Karen McMillan joined Paul and me.
  • Sun, June 24, 2012 8:00 AM | Claire Chiamulera

    Leader Claire Chiamulera with members Darin King, Chuck Coe, Blake Altman, Holden Hudson, John Choate, Brad Francisco, Robert Nunziata and guests Jeff Lagana and Jexter Rivera.

    A favorite of mine, this ride rolls through quiet, scenic back roads of Charles County and offers a sequence of climbs that add some challenge.  Water views in Chapel Point and Popes Creek are highlights, along with farms, woodlands, and pastures throughout.  We rode together for the first 11 miles then broke into two groups after the first hill on Newport Church. We regrouped at St. Ignatius Church in Chapel Point, enjoying a break in the shade and the plentiful ice that the church kindly provides.

    In the second half, we again rode together for the first few miles, then broke up on Popes Creek Road. Jexter and I brought up the rear, eventually meeting John changing a flat on Allens Fresh. John wanted to take a “more direct” route back to the start and Jexter joined him. I continued sweeping the route solo, catching up to Holden in the final climb just before the park and riding in with him. John and Jexter had not yet returned, but rolled in a bit later, sharing that their route just shaved off a mile.  It was a beautiful ride with a nice group!


  • Sun, June 24, 2012 7:00 AM | Sylvia Pope (Administrator)
    Another fantastic morning of riding! Ken Meredith, Steve Davis(g), Stephen O'Keefe and Lou Dalloiso rode along on a very nice  "rolling hills"  route.

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