- This event has passed.
Please join us for no frills but only thrills ride from Hains Point to Bethesda (and back).
We will be starting from Restroom 3 at Hains Point. Please don’t wait for us inside the restroom. We will make our way somehow to Georgetown and catch the Capital Crescent trail. This will take us straight to Bethesda where a picnic lunch (with various options like Planta and Chaia Tacos) await us. Please don’t hold us responsible for ordering your lunch. Return: will take the similar route back to the starting point.
This event is for those who are fully vaccinated only. Also please do not attend if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19. VSDC greatly appreciates your cooperation.
Meeting point: https://goo.gl/maps/tLrMgzCYKkBLvEKN6
Meeting Time: 9:45am
Length: 23 miles
Difficulty level: strenuous
Elevation change: 320 ft up & down
Time: ~5 hours at moderate pace.
Pace: moderate ~10 mph
Biking surface: paved
Route type: mostly trails, roads and sidewalks.
Lunch spot: Bethesda – various options. We will combine with the [Bethesda Streetery Picnic Meetup](https://www.meetup.com/Vegan-DC-MD-VA/events/284891450/).
Food/Water: Bring your own vegan snacks and (non-alcoholic) beverage to enjoy. Please carry plenty of water!
Weather: we will not be riding in (a lot of) rain so stay tuned for Comments on this page.
During the ride: we will plan to stop often to let the group gather together.
*For important updates, regularly monitor the “Comments” section on this page (below).*
*Don’t be a no show! If your plans change, update your RSVP.*
When you sign up to join, you automatically acknowledge
[VSDC Activity Liability Waiver](https://vsdc.org/activity-waiver/): https://vsdc.org/activity-waiver/
*Please also view and abide by the RULES listed below*
* Pets are not allowed
* Use of intoxicants such as alcohol, cigarettes and/or illegal substances is banned during this event.
* Practice safe biking habits including:
* Wearing a bike helmet
* Keeping a safe distance between each other (bikes don’t have brake lights and tailgating can easily result in crashes)
* Avoid side by side riding unless the road gives us ample opportunity
* This event is for those who are fully vaccinated only. Also please do not attend if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19.
If you comply with the above, we look forward to seeing you IRL (in real life)! Thanks for your support.
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