Leafing your baby doesn't mean a lonely ryde. It's a chance to take your baby to the beautiful hills and forests of western Maryland and leaf them there! Only in the colorful sense of course, you can leaf each other, before turning over a new one ... in the Spring. We'll likely plot a scenic run out toward the Catoctin and Sharpsburg/Antietam areas ... and find a nice place for lunch.
***UPDATE*** Okay folks ... the response is as great as our members. Those of you stretching for ryder pins will earn them on this one ... 130 miles of Fall splendor! We'll depart Sykesville at 9:am. Ryders' Meeting: 8:45. Our numbers require we brunch at a place with some capacity, which are both known but sparse in Maryland. Now it's not the same ryde as our Breaky-Brunch of some weeks ago, but our brunch stop will again be at the Mountain Gate Inn, in Thurmont. We will then depart with a short hop north on US 15, then onto MD 77 to its turnoff on Catoctin Hollow Road ... south by Cunningham Falls and then out into Frederick County. We will take some of the prettiest roads we know bursting with color down to Antietam Battlefield, stop at the Tower, then tack southeast for a beautiful crossing at Gapland State Park and down through Burkittsville ... then continue over for a quick break at the Sheetz at the intersection of MD 17 and 180, just northwest of Brunswick. We'll move on through Point of Rocks and then off MD 28 onto Mt. Ephraim Road to Sugarloaf Mountain. The conclusion of the ryde will take us east just south of Damascus, then on scenic road over to MD 94; then MD 97. The Ryde will end at the High's Dairy Store and Gas Station on MD 97, just south of its intersection with MD 144 (Frederick Road).
DONT' FORGET - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS TONIGHT ... You get to sleep in an extra hour! Be sure you set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed.
WEATHER: 9AM forecast for Sykesville: 52 Degrees ... gonna be a bit cool. Daytime high: 64. Make sure you dress to layer down as the day warms up.
Gonna be a great ryde!