Update: Please arrive at the meetup point at 9:30 am; we will have a ryders meeting at 9:45 and depart at 10:am. Please also read the Consent and Liability Release Waiver at the link below.
Our first formally-scheduled ryde for 2014! Adapted from last year's Twisted Ribbon Ryde, now a little longer with the most fun part on sweepy, twisty, rustic, Harney Road, NW of Taneytown. Fun Ride - 129 miles. Hey ... this year we won't end up on p-gravel ... promise :-)
Meet: 1000am, Sandosky Shell, Sykesville.
Total Distance: 129
Technical Difficulty: Low
Time in the Saddle: About 4 hours
Lunch: Cozy Inn and Restaurant, Thurmont
Rest Stops: Thurmont, Keymar, Green Valley
Agenda: Ride backroads to Thurmont, MD. Continue across Catoctin Hills, ride rustic back roads, enjoying the scenery. We’ll head north off the Catoctin hills crossing on Foxville-Dearfield, up past Fort Ritchie, up to PA 16 … and then southeast along Harney Road, through Taneytown to Coppermine, where there is a haunted cemetery. Time permitting, we can stop and I’ll show you why (this is part of our October Haunted Ryde).
We’ll then hook south to the other side of I-70 and down to Green Valley, then loop back up just south of Mt. Airy … There’s a fuel/rest stop there. We’ll then conclude the ride by following MD 144 back to MD 97, slightly north to Old Frederick Road, then zag off onto Forsythe, which will return us through the back side of Sykesville.
Here’s the google maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/7PLLt
**Please note** our MSW Consent and Liability Release Waiver. Please print a copy for your records. You will be asked to sign indicating you acknowledge and understand the waiver at the Event.
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