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Fitness Events Around DC This Week: Bike Rides, Speed Drills, and Meditation

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Slow-Paced Bike Ride

November 23; 1537 7th St., NW

DC’s One Love Massive is hosting the DC Slow Roll to support the local biking community. The ride is purposefully at a slower pace, but bring your bike, helmet, water, and light. Register online. Free; 7 PM.

North Face Mountain Training Athletics

Stanton Park, November 24; Dupont Circle, November 26

Join two North Face trainers for workouts aimed at strengthening you for your outdoor goals. Train to finish an endurance challenge, ski stronger, or hit the summit. Register online for the November 24 or November 26 sessions. Free, 6:30 PM.

Speed Drills and Treadmill Run

November 24; 1500 Cornerside Blvd., Vienna

Join Chelsea Collective for speed drills at 24 Hour Fitness, Tysons. All levels welcome to this one-hour workout, just bring your registration ticket. Free; 7 PM.

Open Meditation

November 25; 532 North Washington St., Alexandria

Join the folks at 532 Yoga for a 30-minute silent meditation to help reduce stress, improve focus, and support healthy emotions. Free; 1:30PM.

Learn Tai Chi

November 25; 916 G St., NW

Join Stephen J. Goodson in the study and practice of Tai Chi Form and the two-person training routine, Push Hands. Beginners and veterans are welcome to this 90-minute class. Free, 8 PM.

Hot Flow Yoga

November 26; 6470 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria

Head to Honest Soul Yoga for a 90-minute, pre-turkey workout. You’ll not only be burning calories; all proceeds go to the USO-Metropolitan. Register online. $15; 9 AM.

Bodyweight Workout

November 26; Meridian Hill Park

This one-hour class with trainer Gitanjali Borkar will mimic her boot camp classes with cardio, strength training, and stretching. Bring a canned food item—as a weight for the workout and a donation to a local food bank— along with water and a towel. Free; 9 AM.

Barre Class

November 26; 2735 Hartland Rd., #100, Falls Church

Join Epiphany Pilates for a BootyBarre workout—perfect for working that lower half before sitting down to dine. Register online for this one-hour class. $21.49; 9:30 AM.

Fast-Paced Bike Ride

November 26; City Bikes

Meet up at City Bikes in Adams Morgan for a 15-mile ride around Rock Creek, Van Ness, and Cleveland Park. Bring water and a light for this one-hour ride over 1000 feet of elevation. Register online. Free, 6:30 PM.

Beginners’ Bike Ride

November 27; City Bikes

Meet up at City Bikes, Adams Morgan for a three-hour bike ride through Rock Creek Park and Prince George’s County. The 25-mile ride will be at a beginner’s pace, but the organizers will divide the group based on skill level if necessary. Bring a helmet, light, lock, water, and wallet—as the ride will end at the Dew Drop Inn for drinks. Free; 12 PM.

Intro to Road Cycling

November 28; The Bike Rack

Join the experienced cyclists at The Bike Rack for an introduction to road cycling. This 25- to 30-mile ride will be at a non-intimidating pace of 12-to-15 mph, and perfect for anyone new to group riding. Bring your road bike and helmet. Free; 10 AM.

Vinyasa Yoga

November 28 & 29; 411 8th St., SE

Head to Be Here Now Yoga for a one-hour class that will synchronize motion and breath, as well as help mental focus. All levels are welcome at this donation-based class. 12:30 PM.

Want your fitness event featured in our next round-up? Email Angela Hilsman at ahilsman@washingtonian.com with your event details.

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