Purpose and organization of Potomac Pedalers

Potomac Pedalers is a non-profit educational, recreational and social organization for bicycling enthusiasts. We are one of the largest bicycle clubs in the United States, and the largest in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area. Potomac Pedalers is affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists.

Our energies are directed primarily toward providing a weekend ride schedule to accommodate the experience and ability of each member, whether novice or veteran.

Saturday and Sunday rides number more than 1,000 each year, comprehensively covering the variable terrain of the National Capital metropolitan area and the surrounding countryside. Distances typically range from 10 miles to 75 miles, and average speeds range from 8 to more than 20 miles per hour.

After-work rides are offered each weekday evening during the summer, and on or or two weekday evenings during the off-season. We also sponsor several overnight, out-of-town special weekend events and an annual Back Roads Century (with ride distances up to 100 miles).

The purpose and organization of Potomac Pedalers are described in our Bylaws. The Club is governed by an Executive Committee. Its nine members are elected to one- or two-year terms at the Annual Meeting, held each January. The Executive Committee meets monthly at the time and place published in each issue of our newsletter, the Pedal Patter. Members are welcome to attend these meetings.

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