We love riding our bikes as much as you do! Check out the awesome community rides, events, and cycling clubs that we support. Learn more about the local happenings that interest you, and get involved today!
The Armed Forces Cycling Classic Returns to DC!
This past weekend marked the 25th anniversary of the Armed Forces Cycling Classic! Thousands of DC-area locals of all cycling levels participated. Maverick Bikes loves this annual event precisely because it's made for everyone.
Check out pics from the event from our own Doug Graham here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/photojournalistlifer/sets/72177720308789630/
Saturday Beginner C&O Canal Ride - Point of Rocks to White's Ferry
- C&O Canal at Point of Rocks boat ramp3701-3707 Canal Rd · Point of Rocks, MD
Join us for a 25 mile beginner-pace (10-11 mph) ride on the C&O Canal.
Our ride will take us from Point of Rocks, MD to White's Ferry. The canopy of trees and the proximity of the Potomac River keeps the temps cooler on the towpath.
Meet us at 8:45 am at the boat ramp parking lot at Point of Rocks.
Sometimes Amtrak, or CSX with a LOT of cars, is rolling through, preventing cars and bikes from crossing the tracks at Point of Rocks (POR) to the Boat Ramp parking lot and Trail access, so give yourself a little extra time. We don't want you to miss the ride!
Directions to POR from Leesburg: take Rt 15 north. After crossing the Potomac River make an immediate right at the light on Rt 28, then your second right to the parking area for the train station. Make a right along the tracks to the road crossing the railroad tracks, and then over a bridge to the parking area. We will be in the upper parking lot.
The ride to our destination is 12.5 miles each way. Average 10 mph.
We will have a stop at Monocacy Park which is about 6 miles from the start. We will stop again at the White's Ferry Grill and Store before returning to Point of Rocks.
The towpath along this section is flat with a crushed limestone surface that is suitable for most all types of bikes including Hybrid, gravel, mountain, and yes, even road bikes are appropriate.
Riders ride at their own risk. Helmets required.
Please bring a spare inner tube that fits your bicycle's tires even if you don't know how to fix a flat.
Please bring plenty of water and a snack or money for a break at the White's Ferry Grill/Store.
National Park rules require helmets, and a bell or horn on your bike.
Ride will be canceled in the event of inclement weather or winds of 20+ mph.
Hope to see you there!
Support Kasey Clark's Big Ride!
- Sunday 11 JUNE 2023
Western Loudoun farmer Kasey Clark is once again stepping up in support of the historic roads he loves and America's Routes efforts to preserve them. Clark will attempt to ride 182 miles with over 10,000 feet of climbing starting at midnight on June 11th. The cyclist/farmer rode over 250 miles of Loudoun’s historic roads back in 2020 in 24 hours, raising thousands of dollars from hundreds of donors who contributed to support his effort. It was such an extraordinary idea and accomplishment that NPR did a feature on his challenge ride to save the roads.
We asked Kasey why he wanted to do this,
and he said, “I’ve been lucky enough to call these my home roads for the past seven years and I’m constantly reminded of how lucky we are to have them in our community. Using the EX2 1725 Gravel Grinder ride on June 11 as an inspiration, I will set off to ride all distances offered by the event on the same day. I'm hoping to again bring awareness to America's Routes and ask those in the cycling community and beyond to help preserve the gravel roads of Loudoun County. I will begin riding at midnight and complete the Gravel Grinder's 40-mile route and then the 60-mile route, with the aim of starting the 80-mile loop with all other 80-mile riders. My total ride will cover 182 miles and 10,739 feet of elevation.”
The cycling community has been a strong source of support for America’s Routes from the since its inception in 2018. The team at America's Routes is humbled and thankful to all that have supported us. Of course, a special thank you goes out to Kasey Clark, as he is the kind of person, we are so lucky to have living in our community.
Tour de Conservation Easement 2023
- Saturday 23 SEPTEMBER 2023
2023 Armed Forces Cycling Classic
- Saturday, June 3rd & 4th, 2023
Mark your calendars!! Two days of premier professional bicycle racing in Crystal City/National Landing and Clarendon.
Loudoun 1725 Gravel Grinder
- June 11, 2023
The Loudoun 1725 Gravel Grinder is a scenic bike ride along historic gravel roads in Northern Virginia. Located east of the Blue Ridge, in lush Loudoun Valley, these crushed rock roadways meander through awe inspiring beauty, past stone walls, grand estates, horse farms, wineries, bubbling creeks, tiny hamlets, and significant historical sites. Riding these roads is a sublime experience – like stepping back in time and cycling through history.
With over 300 miles of gravel road dating back to the early 1700s, Loudoun County Virginia boasts the largest and oldest intact network of gravel roads in the United States. When settlement in this area officially began in the year 1725, these roads were first used by mills and farms to get goods to market and by settlers to get to town and church. Today these special routes are used by residents, farmers, visitors, equestrians, and cyclists.
The event will start and finish at the very beautiful Foxcroft School just outside in the quaint town of Middleburg. From Foxcroft, riders will embark along a 40, 60, or 80-mile route (Note: routes are currently being adjusted to start and finish at Foxcroft School). The ride will be fully marked and supported, with well stocked rest stops, mechanical and SAG support, and great post-ride food and beer!
Bike the Gravel
- 6th Annual Bike The Gravel: Tour de Conservation Easement
- September 23, 2023
EARLY REGISTRATION OPENS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2023 AT 7:00 AM EST
A one-of-a-kind ride on scenic gravel roads and through gorgeous private properties of Loudoun and Fauquier Counties, Virginia.
Put it on your calendar, you won’t want to miss it!
- Featuring a course that’s over 60% gravel.
- New properties never toured on previous rides.
- Something for every level – short, medium length courses, as well as Metric Century.
- Fully supported with SAG Wagons and well supplied rest stops at 3 locations.
- Registration includes pre-ride breakfast and post ride refreshments, including beer!
- Grueling KOM and QOM climb with $500 prize for winners, for those who want to participate.
- Not interested in grueling climb or the $500? Take the bypass and save your legs.
- Begin and end at Buchanan Hall, Upperville, VA.
- Saturday, September 24th, 8:00 a.m. – Staggered start times to be assigned.