Friday, May 11, 2018

The *NOT* FAMILY BIKE CAMPING Ride-- May 27th, 2018 met Georgetown at 10am



*NOT* FAMILY BIKE CAMPING


Kidical Mass Arlington wanted to go BIKE CAMPING at Marsden Tract on the C&O canal on the Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend (leave 5/27, return 5/28) for our May ride. But the forecast calls for nasty thunderstorms, and there's no shelter out there.  So we're not camping, but we'll do the ride Sunday morning.  All are welcome. 

Planning over on our Facebook Page.

Details:

Meet up: Georgetown at 10am -- Fishmarket Square (corner of Grace & Potomac Streets). Parking is available on-street in Georgetown.  Look for metered spaces that are free on Sundays (all metered spaces are free on Memorial Day)

We'll ride for a while and make some stops- riding either to Chain Bridge or to whatever point we feel like it within the Beltway. Then we'll either part ways or ride back to Gtown together. We'll aim to be back in time to get everyone inside before thunderstorms start.

Pack lunch to eat during a stop. 



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 FAMILY BIKE CAMPING


Kidical Mass Arlington wanted to go BIKE CAMPING at Marsden Tract on the C&O canal on the Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend (leave 5/27, return 5/28) for our May ride. All are welcome. In fact, you are welcome to join us for the ride out (though you'll be on your own to get back).

Planning over on our Facebook Page. You must post there to RSVP.

Details (these will be updated when finalized).

Cost: $10/family 

Meet up: Georgetown at 10am -- Fishmarket Square (corner of Grace & Potomac Streets). Parking is available on-street in Georgetown.  Look for metered spaces that are free on Sundays (all metered spaces are free on Memorial Day)


We'll ride for 30 minutes, stop for about 15 minutes - repeat 4x, aiming to arrive at the campsite around 1pm (11 miles from Gtown). 

Pack lunch to eat during a stop. This will leave us time to set up camp, explore and play, and get dinner.

Return: We plan to pack up camp Monday morning right after breakfast, aiming to leave around 9am and return by noon (again, bike 30 minutes, stop, x4).

Food: Each family to be responsible for its own food.  Pack lunch to eat during a stop on the way there
.

Packing suggestions:
Things you need to access on the way there/back:

  • Water & snacks
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Bike repair stuff
  • First aid kit
  • Weather gear
  • Cameras
  • Wipes/hand sanitizer 

Things you need at the campsite

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bags, pads, pillows
  • PJs, change of clothes
  • Toiletries & towel
  • Bug spray
  • Lock
  • Change of shoes (especially if you're wearing cycling shoes)
  • Flashlights
  • Cooking and eating equipment, including stove, depending on your food plan
  • Food for dinner and breakfast
  • Chargers
  • Stuff for fun: hammocks, games

Any other questions, comments, thoughts? Head over to Facebook to discuss!  All are welcome.  Please Tell your friends.


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