November 18, 2010 at 4:59 pm EDT | by Kevin Majoros
Trips, trails and treks

Several of the region’s LGBT sports leagues have major events in the coming week. Here are some highlights.

The Capital Punishment Volleyball Club will participate in the 2010 President’s Queer Cup Classic on Nov. 27-28 at the Reckord Armory in College Park, Md., featuring North American Gay Volleyball Association-sanctioned pool and tournament play.  Visit for more information.

MYOB Adventures offers a flying trapeze lesson Nov. 27 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the D.C. Navy Yard.  Cost is $75 per person.  E-mail to for more information.

D.C. Gay Flag Football League has its championships on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carter Barron Fields.  Check out the action as the teams battle it out for the league championships.  Visit for more information.

D.C. Ice Breakers has its “mega” skate night and social on Dec. 11 at 5:45 p.m. at the Kettler Capital Iceplex in Arlington.  It’s being hosted by 10 LGBT groups including two lesbian groups.  There will be an hour of casual skating, then attendees will move to Bailey’s Pub in the same complex for a social. Skating is $8, plus $3 for skate rental.  The social at Bailey’s is “pay as you go.” Visit for more information.

Adventuring Outdoors Group, an LGBT hiking outfit, will visit Browntown Trail Hike on Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. at the East Falls Church Metro Station. This historic, but seldom visited, pathway is on the western side of the Blue Ridge immediately below South Marshall Peak.  Though the trail is rough and rocky, the slope is generally gentle, with many switchbacks.  Total length of this moderate-to-strenuous round-trip hike is less than seven miles, with about 1,500 feet of elevation gain.  Bring beverages, lunch and about $13 for admission, transportation and trip fees. Optional inexpensive dinner in Front Royal on the way home.  Meet at 9 in the Kiss & Ride lot of the East Falls Church Metro Station.  Go to for more information.

Ski Bums Washington Chapter has a happy hour for Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. at Nellie’s Sports Bar. The group will announce its trips for the coming year. Prizes will be given. Visit for more information.

Washington Renegades Rugby has its final game of the fall season against Winchester Rugby on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Cardozo High School in Columbia Heights.  With a win last week against Rappahannock, the Renegades moved into second place in the Potomac Rugby Union. Watch the Renegades wrap up their season at home against the Winchester Cannons.  Visit for more information.

D.C. Frontrunners are having a “Thanksgiving day trot for hunger” on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at West Potomac Park.  This 5K timed run and “family fun walk” helps SOME Services provide more than 1,000 meals on Thanksgiving day and every day for the homeless and hungry.  Go to for more information.

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