Quick Summary of Upcoming Events:
Ongoing: Mondays, 7:15 pm-8:30pm — Spin Class with Ellen. Bring your own bike and trainer (or arrange in advance to borrow a trainer). Cost is $12/class or $80 for an 8 week series.
Ongoing: Tuesdays, 7:15pm-8:30pm. Certified fitness instructor, Alex Kruskal teaches Pilates-inspired fitness classes geared toward the cyclist on Tuesday evenings. Classes will be offered on Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 pm at a cost of $12 per class. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure Team Proteus Herd.
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TENTATIVE Ride/Training/Special Event Schedule for April
Check the Facebook Page and Google Calendar for updates, impromptu meetups, Sunday MTB rides
Sunday, April 6, 11am-12pm New Bike Owners Clinic
NEW Sunday, April 6, 2:30pm Mountain bike ride to Fairland. Meetup at shop at 2:30pm or at 3pm/3:10pm at Fairland behind the ice rink. We’ll ride around for about a hour, then ride back to Proteus; return by about 4:30pm.
Monday, April 7 , 7:15pm-8:30pm Spin Class with Ellen ($12)
Tuesday, April 8, 7:15pm-8:30pm Strength/core Class with Alex ($12)
Saturday, April 12, 10am-12pm Pastry Ride to Hyattsville
Saturday, April 12, 12pm-2pm Intermediate Demo Ride(s) in the Farms (Bianchi Infinito CV and Intenso Demo)
Saturday, April 12, 1pm-5pm — Bike Wash Fundraiser for Tour de Cure (at Proteus)
[Sunday, April 13, 7am Terrapin Triathlon]
No MTB ride today — everybody’s too tired!
[possible -- Sunday, April 13, 2pm MTB at Fairland -- check back for details on Saturday evening]
Monday, April 14 , 7:15pm-8:30pm Spin Class with Ellen ($12)
Tuesday, April 15, 7:15pm-8:30pm Strength/core Class with Alex ($12)
Saturday, April 19, 10pm – 3pm. Tour of Italy in DC (Dolcezzo Gelato, Memomale Pizza, A Litteri Market)
Sunday, April 20, 3pm-5pm Mountain Bike Ride to Fairland
Monday, April 21 , 7:15pm-8:30pm Spin Class with Ellen ($12)
Tuesday, April 22, 7:15pm-8:30pm Strength/core Class with Alex ($12)
Saturday, April 26, 10am-12pm Pastry Ride to Hyattsville
Saturday, April 26, 12am-2pm Intermediate Ride in the Farms
[Saturday, April 26, 10am -- Pedal for Pooches in West Virginia]
Sunday, April 27, 3pm-5pm Mountain Bike Ride to Fairland
NOTE — check our Facebook Page for updates (www.facebook.com/proteusbicycles)
We ride year round, usually one or two rides per weekend. Winter rides are usually 10am Saturdays and (sometimes) 10am or 12pm Sundays, although we don’t schedule as far in advance, so we can check the weather and pick the best day for a ride.
All Proteus rides are essentially social meetups, not competitive or racy. We make every attempt to be honest about ride length and difficulty in advance, though depending on the group/weather/mood, we sometimes adjust our goals. Rides are not supported by the shop, however, so please bring tools for changing flat tires, a Metro Farecard or cellphone for if you have an unfixable mechanical problem or otherwise need to be bailed out on the road, food and water and gear for changes in weather, and please take personal responsibility for your own safety and obey all traffic laws and trail rules. We try to ride as a group, and no one is dropped or left behind. There are often cookies or food stops… -Jeff
Upcoming events and rides (check back for weather updates):
Saturday shop rides are posted on our Google calendar. The start time is usually 10am and we leave from Proteus. Cancellations and updates are posted to Facebook, Twitter, and our website.
Mark Your Calendars! Many events and rides are already planned for Spring/Summer/Fall 2014. We’ll update this list as we get more information.
|3/15/14||Sadie Hawkins Team Alley Cat to benefit WABA Women & Bicycles program||Charity Ride (scavenger hunt style)||Washington, DC|
|4/13/14||Terrapin Triathlon||Sprint Triathlon||College Park, MD|
|4/26/14||Bike to End Hunger||Charity Ride||Calvert County, MD|
|5/4/14||5 Boro Bike Tour NYC||Ride||New York, NY|
|5/17/14||Tour de Cure (Chesapeake)||Charity Ride Proteus Herd Team||Easton, MD|
|5/31-6/1||Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge||Charity Ride||Easton, MD|
|5/31/14||Tour de Fat||“Bikes, beer, bemusement” also a WABA fundraiser||Yards Park, Washington, DC|
|5/31/14||ATHA MD Milestones River Trails Rally||Ride||TBA — PG County, MD|
|9/27/14||Tour de Cure, DC||Charity Ride||Washington, DC|
|9/27/14||Seagull Century||Ride||Salisbury, MD|
|10/4/14||Crop Hop||Charity Ride||TBA – PG County, MD|
Thursdays, 7pm-9pm — Community Potluck. On Thursdays, the shop is open late, and we host a potluck gathering. All are welcome, and you don’t need to bring anything, although food and beverage donations are always appreciated! It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and talk about bike stuff.
Drop in Spin Class (first class free!) with Ellen. Bring your own bike and trainer! Monday evenings at 7pm-8:30pm. Bring your bike and your trainer, or arrange to borrow!
Proteus Tour of Ancient Greece:
Typical Pastry Ride on the Anacostia Tributary Trails:
NEW — Video playlist (includes video directions to Proteus and clips from our recent shop rides etc.)