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Potomac Pedalers is a non-profit educational, recreational and social organization for bicycling enthusiasts. We are one of the largest bicycle clubs in the United States, and the largest in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area. Potomac Pedalers is affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists. 

We are a tax-exempt, non-profit organization recognized under IRS code 501(c)3.  Click here to view our certification.  Our energies are directed primarily toward providing a weekend ride schedule to accommodate the experience and ability of each member, whether novice or veteran.

Saturday and Sunday rides number more than 1,000 each year, comprehensively covering the variable terrain of the National Capital metropolitan area and the surrounding countryside. Distances typically range from 10 miles to 75 miles, and average speeds range from 8 to more than 20 miles per hour.

After-work rides are offered each weekday evening during the summer one or two weekday evenings during the off-season. We also sponsor several overnight, out-of-town special weekend events and an annual Back Roads Century (with ride distances up to 100 miles).

The purpose and organization of Potomac Pedalers are described in our ByLaws. The Club is governed by an Executive Committee. Its nine members are elected to two-year terms at the Annual Meeting, held each winter. The Executive Committee meets monthly at a time and place determined at the previous month's meeting. Members are welcome to attend these meetings.

If you need to get in touch with us, please use our Contact Us form so that you'll reach the proper department to answer your question.

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