All group rides leaving from Maverick Bikes & Cafe parking lot are at your own risk. Depending on numbers that show up we may split up and go in smaller groups. Stay safe folks.

Spring is here!!

Casual Rides for Fun and Exercise with our friends at Loudoun Meet Up

Click the link below for a full season of riding. These rides are fun social rides that are “no drop” and include many fun destinations.


W&OD Trail Ride ~30 miles, 12-15 mph – Intermediate ride from Reston Town Center

April 1, 2023 / 8:30 depart

W&OD ride from Reston Town Center April 1st.
~ 12-14 mph – slow-intermediate pace.
~ 30 miles.

We will meet at the entrance of the orange parking lot by Jackson’s.
We will leave promptly at 8:30am, so please be there by 8:15am.

This is a no-drop ride and we will re-group every 5 miles or so.

For those just getting started for the season, feel free to turn back at any time, but please let the ride leader know.

Road and hybrid bikes are appropriate.

Bring water.

Carry a spare inner tube that fits your bicycle’s tires, even if you don’t know how to change it.

Helmets are required.

Cyclists ride at their own risk.

Ride will be canceled in the event of inclement weather or winds of 20+ mph.

Sunday Morning Social Ride (Beginner)

April 2, 2023 from Maverick Bikes, depart 10:00 a.m.

(The Cafe will open at 9 a.m. for this ride and provide cold water, fresh baked goods, coffee & tea and a nice selection of ride foods. Also the facilities (bathrooms & dressing rooms) are always available when the shop is open)

Come join us for a Sunday morning starting April 2nd for social rides on the W&OD from Leesburg to Purcellville.

Meet in front of the bike shop at 9:45 for a prompt 10:00 departure.

The ride will be about 10 miles each way, average 10 – 12 mph.

This fun easy ride is a No Drop Ride – no one will be left behind. Ride leader will stop periodically for everyone to catch up, or “pack up” as they say in hunt country.

Hybrid, gravel, e-bikes and road bikes are appropriate.

Please remember to check the tire pressure.

Feel free to invite friends. Casual attire encouraged.

Please bring plenty of water for the ride.

All riders should carry a spare inner tube for their bikes (even if you don’t know how to change it).

Helmets required!

Cyclists ride at their own risk.

Cyclists ride at their own risk.

Ride will be cancelled for rain, snow or winds 20+ mph.

3-Day Road Cycling Trip (Raleigh/Durham)


What: Road Biking
Level: Intermediate. On road. (12 – 15mph)
When: April 7 – 10, 2023
Where: Raleigh-Durham, NC
Tentative Routes: (Day 3 is a recovery ride)
Hotel Recommendation: https://www.redroof.com/property/nc/durham/RRI164

Tentative Routes:
Day 1: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41113584
Day 2: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41113621
Day 3: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41113635

Hello to everyone!

(This event is posted on Greater Loudoun Bicycling Meetup and NOVA Easy Riders Biking Circle.)

Let’s take a road trip to Raleigh-Durham, NC where we can enjoy cycling on some new roads with different sceneries! This is a 3 or 4 day trip depending on who wants to go earlier and/or leave later.

We plan on doing at least three (3) rides on three (3) days. The levels of the rides will start with a shorter route and progress from there in terms of distance and/or elevation. The routes will be completely on roads and we ask that participants have experience riding at least 50 miles outside of the local trails including W&OD and C&O.

This will be a NO DROP event; everyone will ride a group so that no one is left behind. No rush. Not a race. For those who wish to ride at a faster pace, please remember to stop and wait for others to catch up if you get too far ahead; in the alternative, you can also switch places with the sweeper periodically.

We will start the rides at 9 am each day and will make stops for everyone to catch up, rest, take pictures, and/or have liquids. The pace of the rides will range for everyone, but we will attempt to keep the pace above 12 mph. After the rides are done, we will have time to explore the cities, shop, eat, and explore as a group. For those interested, we can meet for meals so that we can spend time as a group together.

Each person will be responsible for having the following items: helmet, bike, hazard lights on the bike (front and/or rear) for added security, water bottles, phone, GPS device (if you want to track your ride/route), extra tube(s) and tools), cash/credit card.

As always, the rides will be canceled in the event of inclement weather (e.g., rain, excessive winds, snow, hail, etc.). In the event of inclement weather where a ride is canceled for that day, we can explore the city as a group and have fun, regardless.

For those who wish to share a room and/or a ride (gas and tolls), please feel free to post your choice so that others may contact you. The hotel listed above is a suggestion for everyone, but if anyone wishes to book a room at a different location, it’s up to you as long as everyone is ready to ride from the same starting place and time. Please note that not everyone has to leave and/or arrive at the same time as long as we can all be ready to pedal on the first, scheduled ride.

Finally, each person participating in this event assumes all risks of injuries related to and/or arising from this event.

Porto, Portugal to Galícia, Spain: 5-day Bike Trip ~170mi

May 24

This is a fun self-guided 5-day bike trip from Porto, Portugal, to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. This is an intermediate, no-drop ride, and we will ride together for the entire trip. Please make sure you will be able to complete a 40-mi bike ride each day for 5 consecutive days at ~11-14 mph pace. You can also rent an e-bike to make this trip easier. We are aiming for a leisurely ride with various stops along the way. Max 8 people.

The link to the complete itinerary is accessible to group members who express an interest in attending this event.

We will be meeting in-person on Friday, February 17, 6:30pm to discuss the trip itinerary, flights, expenses, accommodations, etc. A meetup event has been scheduled, so please feel free to RSVP if you are interested in learning more.

COST (estimate): The cost of this trip depends on the type of accommodation you prefer, the bike you choose to rent, and whether you want to participate in the Porto tours before the ride. We are estimating ~$1,400- $1,500+, not including flights (we will go over the budget in our Feb 17 prep meeting).

ITINERARY (tentative):

  • Thursday, May 25 – Saturday, May 27: touring Porto
    – Thursday, May 25 – Arrival; meet group;
    – Friday, May 26, touring Porto – explore Porto and sunset tour;
    – Saturday, May 27, all-day tour to Douro Valley.
  • Sunday, May 28 – Thursday June 1: 5-day bike tour
    – Bike along the north coast of Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. This is known as the pilgrimage of the Camino de Portugal (or the Portuguese Trail).
    – Check out the YouTube channels on the Camino. The rout is also available in Bike with GPS.
  • Friday, June 2 – Return to Porto from Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
  • Saturday, June 3 – depart Portugal – on your own

Lastly, because we need a disclaimer: Riding a bicycle carries a risk of injury. By participating in this event you assume all risks associated with it. You should not participate in this activity unless you are physically and mentally capable of doing so. The group and leaders of this event shall not be liable for any injuries or damages you may incur as a result of participating in this activity.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 7:00 PM to Saturday, June 3, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT

Take a ride with the old pro!

Every Saturday unless otherwise noted at 8:30

A brisk ride with the old pro Nigel Chinemilly!! Every Saturday unless otherwise noted at 8:30 leaving from our parking lot at Maverick Bikes. Nigel will be headed out for a 20 to 30 mile ride. After the ride you can enjoy refreshments at our Cafe.

Saturday Morning Ride with Nigel
When – Saturday’s / wheels down at 8:30 am
Where – Maverick Bikes and Cafe parking lot
Ride profile – Contact Nigel at chinemilly@aol.com for details. This ride is always 2 to 3 Hours of Zone 2 base. 16-17 MPH average with a few short tempo and sweet spot efforts to keep it lively.

I also ride with my 11-year boy at least twice per week and other kids are welcome to join and normally start from the trail in Purcellville if any interest please let the folks at the shop know. We can tweak the rides to accommodate other riders’ levels and strengths if needed. Or maybe organize some clinics or hear from other riders on what goals they might have in mind moving forward for the next season.

Looking forward to meeting some new riders and also to see some old familiar faces.

RSVP 703-777-6126.

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