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Ride Cancellation 

    We aim to post cancellation notices on our Strava and Facebook pages as early as possible. A ride will be canceled if conditions warrant. Conditions may include:

    • Ice, snow, or low visibility road conditions or significant rain during the ride. If rain forecast is over 50% chance of moderate to heavy rain during the ride.
    • "Code Purple" air quality - unhealthy for the entire public (though you should make your own individual choice for days with lesser, but still unhealthy air quality.
    • High winds - generally gusts over 30 mph

    Ride Etiquette

    • Obey all traffics signs and laws
    • Helmets must be worn at all times
    • Front white and rear red lights required sunset to sunrise. Recommended during twilight, overcast, or low visibility.
    • Courtesy to motorists, pedestrians, and fellow cyclists
    • Respected the intended pace of the ride
    • Respect the guidance of the ride leader and / or senior club member
    • Aero position is not allowed while riding in the group
    • One earphone is allowed for Ride with GPS turn-by-turn directions

    Weekly ride information    2023 - April through September

    RBC organizes a variety of group ride types to meet a range of cyclist objectives including fitness, training, and social fun.


    There are two women-only rides on Monday evening.

    The faster ride begins at 6:00 PM at the Green Lizard Bike Shop (718 Lynn St, Herndon, VA 20170) This is a DROP ride that will range from 18 to 32 miles and average approximately 15 to 16 mph. Lisa Mackem will lead most of the rides. Additional ride leaders will include Karen Palino, and Erin Schultz. 

    The second women-only ride begins at The Reston Town Center (Reston Town Center Park, Across from Bar Taco, Reston, VA 20190) at 6:00 PM. This is a NO DROP ride which welcomes women of all abilities and speeds. The route uses the roads as well as short segments on the W&OD. The focus is on encouragement and teaching.

    Rides are not held on holidays or when the risk of rain is greater than 50%. Ride cancellations will be posted on Social Media.


    Routes vary week to week. Separate routes are offered for ride levels 1 through 6. See Events Calendar


    The RBC ride on Wednesday include a Ramble, a mid-day social ride that averages 12 mph and usually includes a water stop,  and a 5:30 ride from Herndon.   


    Routes vary week to week. Separate routes are offered for ride levels 1 through 6.  Rides depart from Herndon, Fox Mill, Hunters Woods, and South Lakes Shopping Center.   See Events Calendar for details.



     Rides start at the Art Space Building parking lot (750 Center St, Herndon, VA 20170).  Start times and distances vary - see the Events Calendar for details


    These rides do not take place every week,  check the Events Calendar for updates.

    1.3 RBC Roles and responsibilities

    1.3.1 Route Coordinator
    RBC routes are reviewed and cue sheets are edited by Route Coordinators to ensure consistency and safety. Routes are then published to our Ride with GPS RBC Library. Club members have premium privileges to download any club route including turn-by-turn and safety annotations. If you would like to add a route to the club library, please send your request to a Route Coordinator, Ken Thompson, or Chip Magrogan before the day of the planned route.

    1.3.2 Event Coordinator
    Every event requires preparation and coordination before, during, and after a ride event. The Event Coordinator is responsible for selecting the route(s) and groups to be included, ensuring Ride Leaders are assigned to groups, rider signup sheets are distributed to Ride Leaders, providing overall guidance to the Ride Leaders, and cancelling the event in advance if weather is threatening. Any member can be an Event Coordinator. The event coordinator is typically present at the beginning of the ride and may or may not be present at the ride completion. On some rides, the Event Coordinator and Ride Leader will be the same person.

    1.3.3 Ride Leader
    Ride Leaders are the heart of RBC's Ride Safe / Ride Fun strategy. Ride Leaders are primarily responsible for coaching and ensuring safe conduct during the ride so that all participants get the most enjoyment possible from each ride. Any member can become a ride leader. We encourage all ride leaders to attend RBC's ride leader training. In addition, we encourage ride leaders to familiarize themselves with the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) rules, shareVAroads guidelines, and RBC Ride Safe / Ride Fun guidelines. Ride leaders are also responsible for completing and/or collecting ride documents and getting them back to the RBC board.

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    Reston Bicycle Club | P.O. Box 3389 | Reston, VA 20195-1389


    Donate to RBC


    Reston Bicycle Club welcomes bicycling-related organizations and non-profits to apply for a grant to further their work. The Club will provide up to $1000 per approved grant. Grants are reviewed at the next Executive Board Meeting following the request. Candidates will be informed of grant decision after the meeting.

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