The Saturday ride to Bladensburg, starting at Granville Wildwood Park will shove off at 9:00am. Good, quality, clean, easy readible maps will be available. All kinds of routes and paces and shortcutting opportunities so something for everyone. There is also the COP ride led by Dave Miller out of Alum Creek at 9:00am going to Waldo or Delaware. Don't like to set up alternatives to Dave's rides but that one sounded too flat and too far for some of us. Nothing personal of course. Now, regarding the trail building group. Here is the latest from John G and Kyle W:
If you're familiar with Alexandria and you're coming into town on 37, the first light is Mounts Road aka North Liberty Street. Turn right and follow Mounts past Lobdell Road, past the parking lot, past the gas well on the right and up to the far northwest corner. There should be cars, but if you start seeing houses on the right after the gas well, you've gone too far. Once you park (if you're late) follow the horse trail in the meadow east and then south, it should lead you right to us.
The hard labor starts at 10:00am. At a minimum, bring gloves, clothing for working in the brush and appropriate footwear. If you have a rake, shovel, lopper or other garden tools suitable for clearing brush, bring it. If you are a city boy (or girl) and don't have tools, there are extra or you can bring a cooler with drinks or just bring your good attitude.