Fall Ride & BBQ at Grace Willow Farm

  • October 20, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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Is it true that second time is charm?  Well find out when the forces of Bike Me DC and VeloDCity team up again for the Autumn edition of the Bike Ride from Grace Willow Farm.  We'll ride the same scenic roads of Northern Virginia with an additional route to accommodate all abilities: (54 miles, 26 miles and 24 miles or hardest, harder, so-so).  In combination with certain furry creature sightings, food and friends, a good time should be had by all.  Finally, please bring $5 and something(dish, dessert, beverage, etc) to share with everybody.  Any questions, please contact the hostess with the most and truly wonderful Sarah Wentworth.

Ride Option A
Distance: 54.3 mi
Climb Elv: 3702 ft
Max Grade: 10.8
Difficulty: 4
Route map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3251292
Comments: This route includes the infamous Taylorstown, Stumptown and Hillsboro.  Roads and is best suited for a raod bike.

Ride Option B
Distance: 26.4 mi
Climb Elv: 2191 ft
Max Grade: 10.8
Difficulty: 3
Route map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3251317
Comments: This is a shorter version of Ride B with less climbing.  Road bike is still the best choice.

Ride Option C
Distance: 24.6 mi
Climb Elv: 1498 ft
Max Grade: 6.1 %
Difficulty: 2
Route map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3333632
Comments: This is a fun ride that is ideal for those with hybrids, cyclocross, or mountain bikes.  The route stays east of US 15, is much flatter, and goes by several wineries, which is why I expect those choosing this route to be the last ones to finish!  Some roads are paved but many have long stretches of gravel, so ROAD BIKES are NOT recommended.

Highlights: A scenic 185-year old country house, Farmlands, Furry Creatures, Food and some vertical climbing challenges

- All rides are 'No Drop', for nobody will be left behind.
- ID, spare tube, bike lock/cable is highly recommended.
- Snacks and liquids can be purchased.
- The event will be cancelled/postponed if it rains.
- Email me or Sarah Wentworth if you have any questions

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  • Heidi

    Great route; quite challenging, but with enough gorgeous scenery to dull the pain.

    October 22, 2013

  • Gregg

    Many thanks to everybody who attended Sunday's event. Your participation was greatly appreciated. Thanks to John of the Bike Me DC group for the invitation and I especially would like to thank our Hostess Supreme - Sarah for the wonderful hospitality. Thanks again everybody and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

    October 22, 2013

  • LDMay

    Sorry I couldn't stay for the cookout and bonfire! Had a great time on the ride!!

    October 20, 2013

  • Brooke

    A big thanks to Sarah for hosting!!

    October 20, 2013

  • Gregg

    The updated routes can be viewed at the following links below:

    54 - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3251292
    27 - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3251317
    25 - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3251292

    Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

    October 20, 2013

  • Steve B.

    Is the 54 mile ride paved?

    October 7, 2013

    • LDMay

      So we're skipping the gravel road parts?

      October 19, 2013

    • joe

      John updated the route to skip the gravel roads that surprised people back in June.

      1 · October 19, 2013

  • LDMay

    Planning to do 54.

    October 19, 2013

  • Steve M.

    Sorry to cancel last minute, but I am sick. I'm going to take tomorrow to get better before the busy week. Hope to see you all at the Great Pumpkin Ride!

    October 19, 2013

  • Clifton

    Sorry, I need to meet with my contractor. My fireplace is not working as designed. See you all on the next ride.

    October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone....I have a race next month I'm preping for and wanted to see if anyone wants to do an extended ride on Sun? I'm thinking 2 loops of the A route. Cheers.

    October 18, 2013

  • Byron S.

    Can't make 20th because of other commitment.

    October 14, 2013

  • Steffi

    I'm sorry to miss it, but I'm out of town next Sunday :( Enjoy!

    October 12, 2013

  • Tom

    What happened to the six o'clock update? BikeMe has deferred to October 20th

    October 11, 2013

    • Gregg

      Yes. Due to the weather forecast for the weekend, the event has been postponed till 10/20th.

      October 11, 2013

  • Gregg

    Greetings All. The event has been tentatively rescheduled to Sunday October 20th due to the weather forecast. Please continue to monitor this spot news updates. Stay dry and enjoy the weather.

    October 11, 2013

  • Sarah W.

    To all - We are still planning on the event and will make the 'go/no go' decision by 6:00PM Friday evening.

    October 10, 2013

    • Carl

      Has there been a decision?

      October 11, 2013

  • Steffi

    The weather forecast looks miserable. By when will you make the call whether or not the event is on? Or is there a phonenumber I should check with on Saturday morning? Thanks!

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Carl

    I'm thinking ride C

    October 6, 2013

  • FondoMotto

    I forgot am OOT

    September 30, 2013

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