Likes Likes:  1
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
ELITE ELITE:  0
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Weekly MD Ride on SATURDAY 3/14: One Last Hurrah

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Takoma Park
    Posts
    87
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Weekly MD Ride on SATURDAY 3/14: One Last Hurrah

    This is the last weekend of FS2020 and Spring is in the air, so lets make the most of it and get in a good ride to boost those miles. Also cycling generally maintains social distancing appropriate for these troubling times, so ......

    I call this loop Tour de Burbs as we loop from Beach Drive in Chevy Chase west through Potomac on the Lesser Fred Highway (Beach/Tuckerman/Glen), north to Clarksburg, east to Laytonsville, and south through Olney and Wheaton to the start. It takes in a bit of everything nice Montgomery County has to offer.

    There are two routes on offer: A long route that will get you a Century if you ride at least two miles to the start point or a shorter route of 77 miles. Both routes stay together for just over 50 miles where we stop for lunch at Waredaca Brew Farm for a beer and lunch from the food truck. The shorter route takes the direct route back from there while the longer route does a loop north into Howard County before heading home. One planning note: Our first rest stop with food is not until Mile 37, so please bring an extra energy bar or other snack to keep the bonk at bay when we stop for a water/potty stop at Mile 24.5.

    Routes can be found here:
    Tour de Burbs (Almost) Century: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32098733
    Shorter Tour de Burbs: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32103802

    Schedule:

    Leave Takoma Metro: 8:40
    Leave French School: 9:00 (Woodbine & Beach)
    Mile 24.5: Bathroom & water stop at South Germantown Rec Playground (no food or services)
    Mile 53: Waredaca Brew Farm (beer, water, food truck)
    Mile 82.5: Food/water stop at Mom's or Starbucks in Olney

    It should be a nice day so let's make the most of it! Hope to see you out there.

  2. Likes bikedavid liked this post
  3. #2
    Steve O's Avatar
    Steve O is offline 5000+ Posts? The first step to beating addiction is admitting you have one.
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Pentagon City in Arlington VA
    Posts
    5,147
    Post Thanks / Like

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Takoma Park
    Posts
    87
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We can do that! Thanks for the reminder

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Location
    Takoma Park
    Posts
    12
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I unfortunately cannot do real rides on Saturdays, though I will try to join for a few miles on a backup bike with a knackered bb.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •