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Washington's Happily Independent Recumbent Lovers

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What is WHIRL?

No dues, no clubs, no meeting, no organization. You might think that it must be an organization to have a Web Page! Wrong! This site is unapproved, unorganized, and unofficial!

WHIRL (Washington's Happily Independent Recumbent Lovers) is a group of recumbent riders that meets every Saturday for a 24 mile ride through Rock Creek Park. This ride has been ongoing since 1991. After the ride, some of the riders usually go out for lunch afterward.

Starting on Memorial Day Weekend 2007 the ride will begin at 8 A.M. The start time will continue to be at 8 over the summer and then the start will change to 9 A.M. on Labor Day weekend until the following Memorial Day weekend.  (Previously the ride times had followed daylight savings time changes, but these new times were agreed upon in March 2007.)

 The starting point is the Viers Mill Recreation Center parking lot on Garrett Park Road in Maryland. To reach this lot, you go north on Beach Drive (the main road through Rock Creek Park) until it dead- ends. Turn right, and the parking area is immediately on your left. Click here for a map to the starting point.


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