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  • An easy to moderately paced ride along the C&O Canal Towpath from the Rapha Clubhouse to Great Falls Park, and back. The ride will go wheels down promptly at 12:00 p.m., traveling at a relatively easy pace (~13-15 mph avg speed) to GFP. Upon reaching the park, the ride will allow ten minutes for riders to regroup or make a rest stop, then return at a relatively moderate pace (15-17 mph avg speed) to arrive back at the Rapha Clubhouse ~2:30 pm. Ride will go rain or shine. Meet at Rapha D.C. at 11:30 for a 12:00 noon departure.

    This will be a no-nonsense, safe and fun ride, accessible to riders who are interested in trying out some gravel riding. Riders will maintain a steady pace throughout which for highly trained riders will be a "Zone 2 recovery ride" and for less trained riders may be more of a moderately challenging workout, but either way please respect the pace of the group - this is neither a beginners ride nor a race.

    This ride takes place on a mixed-use path and riders will always show utmost respect and consideration to all other trail users. Dangerous riding or unsafe behavior of any kind will not be tolerated.

    For your enjoyment road/CX/gravel bikes, helmets and foot retention are required. Bikes should be in good working order and please remember to bring flat changing tools, an extra tube, riding snacks and water. TT bars are not allowed.
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