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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, May 19, 2012 11:00 AM | Dan Donahue

    May 19 was a perfect day for a bike ride. The following riders signed up to ride the 27 mi., CC pace with Bishop Mariann Budde, the Episcopal Bishop of Washington: the Bishop, Mariann Budde; Barbara Miles; Salli Hartman; Judy Mutty; Beverly White; Greg Drury; Herman Young; Becky Neal; Celeste Conyers; Calvin Coyners; Polly Choate; Chris H. Teves; Bob Howell; LaTasha Banks; Daniel Thompson; Jeanne Ulrich; Ruddy Elly; Jin Huan Chui; Michael Whitson; and Lew Baylor. The ride consisted of a mix of members of Oxon Hill Bike and Trail Club and guests who had heard of the ride through word of mouth, primarily through Episcopal Churches in the Washington Diocese.

    The B riders who had started from the Northern Senior Center arrived at the CC ride starting location at Baggett Park in St. Mary’s Co. The Bishop blessed the bikes and cyclists, and then conducted a second blessing of bikes and riders when the A riders, who had also started from the Northern Senior Center, arrived a few minutes later. Once all bikes and cyclists had been blessed, the riders left Baggett Park to journey to Christ Church, in Chaptico, for the annual Strawberry Festival. The faster riders actually arrived before the official opening of the Strawberry Festival; but things were opened early, and the food and strawberry treats flowed! By the time the CC riders arrived, the festival was in full swing.

    One of the CC riders, Salli Hartman, developed mechanical problems and couldn’t shift out of her granny gear; so the ride leader and one other rider, Mike Whitson, stayed with her to the Strawberry Festival. She caught a ride back to the start from Christ Church, and was planning to take her bike to the shop for repairs. The remaining riders made their way back to the start at Baggett Park at their own pace, with some riders leaving fairly soon after sampling treats, and others taking their time to eat and shop.

    All in all, the ride was enjoyed by the participants. Reports from Christ Church are that the personnel at the Strawberry Festival enjoyed seeing and interacting with the cyclists and were impressed by the generosity of the cyclists in their support of the Strawberry Festival. Thanks to club members and guests alike for making the day such a successundefinedand a special thanks to Bishop Mariann Budde for her enthusiasm and support of the event.

  • Sat, May 19, 2012 9:30 AM | Jane Hudnall (Administrator)

    It was a beautiful, sunny, low-humidity day. Twenty-six cyclists turned out to do the 46-mile route from the Northern Senior Center. Leaders Jim and Jane Hudnall with Larry Peed, Walter Carr, Ron Tucker, Ruth Anne Cumberland, Jay Lewis, Andres Valencia, Paul Bankerd, Jack Hammond, Kelvin Lewis, Jules Pinkney, Yvonne Hoyle, Henry Hoyle, Jay Mallin, Jay Everhart, Janice Tyndle, Reginald Stokes, Bill Loewe, Sheila Harrow, Dennis Benson, Sharon Miller, Jimmy Bartlett, Erik Peterson and John Early. Chandra arrived late and followed the cue sheet we had left for her on a windshield. Because of a special event at the Senior Center, cyclists were not allowed to use the restroom and had to move their cars before the ride started. Three cyclists took a short cut to Baggett Park. Paul and Andres returned to the start after only a few miles.  A minor crash occurred when a cyclist’s wheel hit the wheel in front of her and she stopped suddenly. Fortunately on one was hurt.

    The first stop was at Baggett Park, where cyclists doing 62, 46, 27 or 5 miles met for a blessing of bikes and cyclists by the Episcopal Bishop of Washington, the Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde. The bishop joined the ride to the Strawberry Festival at Christ Church in Chaptico where barbeque, strawberry shortcake, fresh strawberries and arts and crafts were available for purchase. Following lunch, everyone rode back to the start. It was a pleasure to ride on the newly completed section of the three Notch Trail. 

    Many thanks to Dan and Diana Donahue for arranging this event. Hope we can do it again next year!

  • Sat, May 19, 2012 9:00 AM | Claire Chiamulera

    Members Liam Healy, Cathy Wilson, John Kady, Jan Tucker, Al Manley, Richard Harrington, Bob Nunziata, John Choate, Kirk Saunders, Steve Cohen, Larry Green, Michie Sidwell and guests Darrel Watson, Keith Blackmon, and Fred Smoak joined co-leaders Blake Altman and Claire Chiamulera for the Strawberry Festival ride.  This was a big group and we may have missed a few names since some riders joined en route.

    We had nearly perfect weather except for some wind.  We rode together as a group before splitting up about 10 miles into the ride. Claire led the front group to the midpoint at Baggett Park at Laurel Grove and Blake brought up the rear. The turn onto the Three Notch Trail from Route 5 was easy to miss; the front group almost passed it, while Blake and one rider blew by it for a couple miles, causing them to miss the Bishop’s blessing.  Claire and several concerned A-riders waited for them to rejoin at the park before riding on to the Strawberry Festival in Chaptico. The quiet backroads of St. Mary's County offered a nice tour through farms and Amish communities. 

    We had a nice visit at the festival then rode back to the start. We had one flat on Mechanicsville Road that was changed in a flash. Once back, some of us got invited to have free lunch leftovers at the senior center, a nice and unexpected treat.

    Blake had a 17.4 MPH average.  What a great ride!

  • Sat, May 19, 2012 9:00 AM | Holly Carr (Administrator)
    Ride Leader Holly Carr:
    Steve, Jerry Green, Tom Short, Frank Hartman, Rita Zeider, Jocelyn Herrington, Linda Bankerd and Shelly left with me, Holly, to ride 62 miles from the Senior Center.  The ride was beautiful, good scenery, good views, nice roads and great weather.  The group was pretty well matched, and we managed to stay as a group for most of the ride....until the gals had a flat.  But we fixed the flat and congratulated ourselves.  Apparently we are great observers!..We caught up with the guys at the Strawberry festival, hungry for strawberries, ice cream and whipped cream.  The Bishop blessed our bikes and onwards we went.  It was a great day.  Thank you for joining me!
  • Fri, May 18, 2012 11:00 AM | Jackie Schoch
    Had a GREAT ride today on the Indian Head Trail. Thanks to my nephew Jonathan Berry. Heading toward White Plains I was keeping up with Jonathan but the head wind was too much. I have to say I kept it at 14 to 15 miles an hour. On the way back the wind was at our back and when that happens you can go fast. We were going any where from 21 to 18 miles an hour. It was great. Thanks again Jonathan for being in front and pulling us a long.
    Jackie Schoch was the leader and the riders were Jack Hammond (Jack started the ride at White Plains), Jimmy Butlett, Calvin Conyers, Jeanne Ulrich (who started at her regular place) and my nephew Jonathan Berry (Guest, also started the ride at White Plains).
    Even through Jack and Jonathan started the ride at White Plains they met us at Indian Head before the ride started.  Jack went home when we got to White Plains, but we talked Jonathan to ride back with us and it was nice.  His good old Aunt Jackie drove him back to his car as a way of saying "THANK YOU" for the ride back.
  • Fri, May 18, 2012 7:00 AM | Jane Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders Jim and Jane Hudnall with Larry Peed, Jan Tucker, Randy Schoch, Janell Saunders, Ruth Anne Cumberland, Mike Bivens, Bernard Hill and Ruddy Elly rode from the Oxon Hill Park and Ride Lot on Oxon Hill Road to DC. Janell, Ruth Anne and Bernard were going to work and the rest of us rode along enjoying the beautiful weather, free tee shirts and snacks provided by WABA and local businesses.

    Along the way, the group visited the Oxon Hill “pit stop” on the trail to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and another “pit stop” in old town Alexandria.  Jane and Ruddy missed a turn and crossed the Potomac on the Memorial Bridge; the others crossed on the 14th Street Bridge. We met at the Ronald Reagan Building courtyard “pit stop” for bike commuters  

    The non-working riders returned to Oxon Hill by way of the South Capitol Street Bridge and along the Oxon Cove Trail, using a route both Randy and Jim had used for commuting  to work. 

    When Ruth Anne and Janell were riding home after work, the seat bolt on Janell’s bike broke near National Airport. Ruth Anne phoned Chris, who picked them up and took them to Big Wheel Bikes in Alexandria to get the bike repaired. Thanks for the rescue, Chris!

  • Thu, May 17, 2012 10:30 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

    Ride Leader Diane Harris:

    Nineteen of us took advantage of being off, retired, playing hooky, unemployed, slick, and all else, to enjoy a nice ride on a beautiful day.  We all understood the ride would break up into the various groups, and it did, but we kept track of each other and everyone got back uneventfully.  What can I say?  I spent the majority of the ride smiling at my good fortune...being off, a beautiful route, and having a great group to ride with! Thanks Jackie and Randy Schock, Jan Tucker, Ken Meredith, Sharon Miller, David Van Amermen, Tom Short, Pat Sanders, Lou Dall'Orso, Jimmy Bartlett, Jim McDermott, A. Kurzweil, Linda Bankerd, Dana Middleton, Sam Perry, Jane Hudnall (Jim, sorry you missed it!), Fred Warwick, and Richard Harrington.

  • Wed, May 16, 2012 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    Fifteen of us left from the Accokeek Firehouse on our weekly ride through Accokeek and down to Marshall Hall on the Potomac. Riders included Jackie Schoch, Jimmy Bartlett, Janell Saunders, Holly Carr, Calvin Conyers, La Tasha Banks, Jennie Ann and Gary Swartz, Ruth Ann Cumberland, Jim and Jane Hudnall, Jeanne and Pete Ulrich, and Ron Leak. La Tasha had a mechanical issue at Marshall Hall and I rode back to pick up the “sag” wagon to drive her back to the firehouse. A good time was had by all. A few of us enjoyed ice cream at B&J’s after the ride.

    This is a no drop ride and all are welcome. Come out and join us!

  • Sun, May 13, 2012 8:30 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

    It's Mothers' Day and Chuck Coe, Al Manley, Drayton Reese, Blake Altman, John Choate, Chantal Briere, Bob Thompson and Jack Gardner (recovering from pneumonia!!) joined me at the start of this ride, with Ken and Wesley Meredith joining us along the route.  Sunshine stayed with us throughout this ride in spite of the weathermen predicting a cloudy day.  We stayed together during the 7 mile warmup, crossed 301, then eventually split up into the fast and faster groups.  Everyone was back by 12:05, in time to prepare for any special activities planned for Mothers' Day, this ride having been mine!!  Ride Leader's average - 16.9.  I was surprised no one from the B or CC groups came out to do the ride (or a shorter version) at their pace. [Group photo]


  • Sun, May 13, 2012 6:30 AM | Janell Saunders (Administrator)

    Five of us headed downtown from the Oxon Hill Park and Ride to join a few thousand others for a ride through downtown DC and Arlington Va. Riders were Janell Saunders, John Early, Mike Bivens, Richard Harrington, and Jimmy Bartlett. Once downtown, we started from 3rd and Madison in front of the Capitol building.  The route included portions on Rock Creek Parkway, over bridges into Arlington, GW Parkway, Jefferson Davis Highway, a stop at the Air Force Memorial and a ride by the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Carillion and past Arlington Cemetery, before coming back into DC to Walt Whitman Park.  We got seperated a few times but everyone made it back to the Park and Ride in one piece. [Photos]

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