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 PEDAL PATTER Cape May Weekend There will be a variety of rides on scenic roads with many water views and visits to Cape May Point State Park and Lighthouse, Cape May Bird Observatory, an Alpaca Farm, Wineries, the Wetlands Institute and the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary. Terrain is flat, but it can be windy. Other fun filled leisure activities (great for non-cycling partners) are visits to the above attractions as well as Historic Victorian District Walking, Trolley and Mansion Tours, the Cold Spring Historic Village, the Cape May Zoo, and an Aviation Museum. Cape May is well known for bird watching, especially during the fall migration. Also shopping in quaint boutiques, and plain old strolling on the promenade and relaxing. The package includes maps and cue sheets, 2 night’s accommodations, 2 full breakfasts, Saturday sunset dinner cruise, a Friday night welcome party and all taxes and gratuities in an oceanfront motel with a swimming pool and wireless internet. Pedal Patter c/o Core Association Services, Inc. 10378 Democracy Lane, Suite A Fairfax, VA 22030 Non-profit Organization US Postage PAID Merrifield, VA Permit 58 If you are coming by yourself, a roommate can be assigned. Continued on page 9. Newspaper of the Potomac Pedalers Touring Club, Inc. August 2010 “Back Roads Century” Ride 25, 30, 50, 65 and 100 Miles October 1 - 3, 2010 After an absence of 20 years, the PPTC is again sponsoring the Cape May Weekend for cycling and socializing. Cape May, New Jersey is designated a National Historic Landmark – with an abundance of picturesque Victorian gingerbread style architecture. You can get to Cape May by driving to Lewes, DE and taking the Ferry to Cape May, NJ or you can drive on Interstate 95 North, cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge and continue on Routes 40/55/347/47/Garden State Parkway South. The Official September 19, 2010 Berryville, VA By Mark Alpert, Century Chair Come celebrate autumn in the Shenandoah Valley with Potomac Pedalers! Our annual “Back Roads Century” ride is September 19th in Berryville, VA.   This is the Club’s largest and most popular event every year, and all cyclists are invited to attend. We’ll have rides of 25, 30, 50, 65 and 100 miles to accommodate riders of all abilities. Each course will have fully stocked rest stops with a variety of delicious food items. The Back Roads Century isn’t just about cycling; it’s also about having a good time. After the ride you’ll enjoy a barbecue cookout; a DJ to keep the party going; door prizes and more. Event information and registration is at Register by August 31st and you’ll receive a free Back Roads Century long sleeve logo t-shirt! If you’ve ridden in the Back Roads Century before, you know what a great event this is. If you’re new to the Club, come join us to learn why the Back Roads Century is so popular with Potomac Pedalers members, and is considered the “must do” event of the year. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we’ll see you in September… INSIDE THIS ISSUE 2 Club Information 3 PPTC Bulletin Board 4 Airforce Classic & the Crystal Ride 5 Release Form 7 Allenberry Weekend 8 A New International Pedal Patter Event 9 Are You a Potomac Paddler Too? 10 Ride Schedule 20 PPTC Events Calendar; PPTC Membership Form 1

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