Brambleton Community Association Bike Drive

March 11, 2023

“Our largest Donation Event of the Year!”

A huge truck load of bicycles are unloaded and processed at Maverick Bikes & Cafe in Leesburg during the bike drive. The bicycles where collected during the Brambleton Bike Donation Drive held at the Brambleton Community Center and hosted by the Brambleton Community Association.

The 27th Poolsville Road Race

“That’s right it’s back!!!”

April 8, 2023

Justin Mauch, and Jared Nieters on a break away during the The 23rd Edition of the Poolesville Road Race.

One of the oldest races in the MABRA district is back! If your a bicycle race fan this is a must see event. The start finish is in Poolsville Maryland and the course is a hilly with small roads lined with trees and also features a 2 km-long dirt section. It’s our local spring classic.

Race History

In the mid-1990s, racing road races meant driving to Pennsylvania. Original race promoter Tom Snyder, who had taken over promoting the Democracy Plaza “IBM circuit race,” dreamed of promoting a road race close to DC and Baltimore. The original course, used from 1995 until 1999, was a short lap that used the four-step climb off River Road extended. Traffic control problems that made ensuring the safety of the peloton increasingly difficult and opposition from several residents along the stair-step section of River Road eventually caused the club to abandon that course after its 1999 edition. For a time, it appeared that the loss of a suitable course would kill the event. Memories of the early 1990s Cedarville-Roubaix race and the ’99 TV coverage of Paris-Roubaix lead several NCVC officers to hatch an outrageous plan:  why not run the race on a course that included the 2 km-long dirt section of River Road that traversed a section of the C & O Canal National Park?

Such a course would take it away from much of the heavy traffic on West Willard and River and provide an epic and memorable course. For the next three years, the course included the entire length of Elmer School Road out to Whites Ferry Road, and in 2003, the course assumed its current configuration. With construction of new housing along West Willard on what had been the sprint finish, in recent years the finish line has been relocated to a spot on Westerly Road before the intersection with West Willard.

Concert & Tea Tasting

Saturday April 15, 2023

(Tea tasting starts at 11:00 and concert starts at 1:00 P.M.)

The guitar Studios of Aaron Kunk, Jan Marie Laman, and Kareem McCullough welcome you to their Spring recital hosted by Maverick Bikes and Cafe April 15th starting at 1pm. Come enjoy a performances of many styles of music by the students of Aaron, Jan, and Kareem. Students of all ages will perform some of the music they have been working on this year with their teachers. Some are preparing for festivals and competitions, others simply enjoy playing and performing. Come by, grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy an afternoon of wonderful music. Music will start at 1 pm Saturday April 15th at (32c Catoctin Cir SE, Leesburg, VA 20175). Also “Green Alchemy Tea” from Lovettsville ( will be joining us for a tasting along with live music in the Cafe.

Red Rooster in the House!

We have introduced yet another award winning coffee roaster to bookend our beloved Lone Oak Coffee from Winchester. Red Rooster Coffee roasters from Floyd Virginia. ( This places the two finest coffee roasters from Virginia in our cafe with retail beans, drip and espresso drinks.

DATE: Photo by Douglas Graham

Bike to Work Day

Friday May 19, 2023

AFCC Challenge Ride

June 3, 2023

Challenge Ride, Cycling Ride in Crystal City, Virginia  

Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
Crystal City
Starts at 7 am, Closes at 10 am

The 2023 Armed Forces Cycling Classic Challenge Ride, brought to you by The Boeing Company, is an amateur ride, open to cyclists of all abilities. The ride will take place on Saturday, June 3rd on a course closed to traffic, starting and finishing in Crystal City, traveling past the Pentagon, up to Rosslyn, and back. The official start is at 7:00 am and all riders must be off the course by 10:00 am.

Riders can participate as a General Registrants or as a member of a Corporate Challenge Team. Also, consider fundraising for TAPS, our official beneficiary! 100% of the proceeds raised from TEAM TAPS will benefit this wonderful organization!

Packet distribution: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

We will mail bib numbers to ONLY those that registered prior to May 1st. Those that registered after May 1st will need to pick up their numbers on the morning of the event at the Event Information Center. Bib numbers will be available for pick-up between 5:30 am – 8 am.

2023 Armed Forces Cycling Classic

Saturday, June 3rd & 4th

Mark your calendars!! Two days of premier professional bicycle racing in Crystal City/National Landing and Clarendon.

Loudoun 1725 Gravel Grinder

June 11, 2023

The premier event building bridges for all user groups

The Loudoun 1725 Gravel Grinder is a scenic bike ride along historic gravel roads in Northern Virginia.  Located east of the Blue Ridge, in lush Loudoun Valley, these crushed rock roadways meander through awe inspiring beauty, past stone walls, grand estates, horse farms, wineries, bubbling creeks, tiny hamlets, and significant historical sites.  Riding these roads is a sublime experience – like stepping back in time and cycling through history.

With over 300 miles of gravel road dating back to the early 1700s, Loudoun County Virginia boasts the largest and oldest intact network of gravel roads in the United States. When settlement in this area officially began in the year 1725, these roads were first used by mills and farms to get goods to market and by settlers to get to town and church. Today these special routes are used by residents, farmers, visitors, equestrians, and cyclists.

The event will start and finish at the very beautiful Foxcroft School just outside in the quaint town of Middleburg. From Foxcroft, riders will embark along a 40, 60, or 80-mile route (Note: routes are currently being adjusted to start and finish at Foxcroft School).  The ride will be fully marked and supported, with well stocked rest stops, mechanical and SAG support, and great post-ride food and beer!

Bike the Gravel

September 23, 2023


6th Annual Bike The Gravel: Tour de Conservation Easement

A one-of-a-kind ride on scenic gravel roads and through gorgeous private properties of Loudoun and Fauquier Counties, Virginia.

Put it on your calendar, you won’t want to miss it!

  • Featuring a course that’s over 60% gravel.
  • New properties never toured on previous rides.
  • Something for every level – short, medium length courses, as well as Metric Century.
  • Fully supported with SAG Wagons and well supplied rest stops at 3 locations.
  • Registration includes pre-ride breakfast and post ride refreshments, including beer!
  • Grueling KOM and QOM climb with $500 prize for winners, for those who want to participate.
  • Not interested in grueling climb or the $500? Take the bypass and save your legs.
  • Begin and end at Buchanan Hall, Upperville, VA.
  • Saturday, September 24th, 8:00 a.m. – Staggered start times to be assigned.
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