Team members have structured training sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays throughout the year, along with the additional miles each and every team member logs individually. On Tuesdays, we head to Rock Creek Park for hill repeats. On Thursdays, we join many of the area’s cyclists for interval and sprint workouts and Hains Point. On Saturdays (when we’re not racing, of course), we head off on a team training ride that leaves from our Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar at 9:00 a.m. and weaves through Rock Creek Park and parts of Maryland for anywhere from 40 to 60 miles.

We also have a new Sunday shop ride. Comprising both A and B groups — the former being a fast and aggressive 60 miles, the latter a steady and strong 40 miles — the rides leave at 9:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. during non-daylight savings) from the Bicycle Pro Shop in Georgetown. Anybody is welcome to join in, but come prepared! The A ride is not a no-drop ride — and yes, we’ve all been dropped from it — while the B ride moves along at brisk pace and regroups at certain points. (Check out the Garmin data and map for the inaugural A ride here.) Both are great for pushing yourself or gaining new fitness.