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A pleasant 117 mile run to try to catch some Fall Colors! This is another classic out of MSW archives, taking in many of Central Maryland's scenic byways. Starting from Sykesville, we will angle southwest to pick up MD 80 through Iamsville and continue on a loop out through Urbana and pretty Mountville Road, which will take us up to Burkittsville and Gathland State Park. We'll try to stop by the Correspondents' Memorial Arch for a group shot. Our sojourn will continue from Gathland we'll trek north just east of Sharpsburg and then north through Boonsboro and Keedysville up Boonsboro Mountain Rd, and cross US 40 at the 'fishhook'. This is a hairpin turn onto US 40 east, then a first-left onto Pleasant Walk Road. We then meander NE through Wolfsville, cross the Catoctins on MD 77, then descend into Thurmont for a late lunch. We will consider Thurmont a break point for those coming in from the west (if they desire), or continue to the ryde finish back in Sykesville. With the rain and the cool snap over Friday into Saturday, let's hope for some nice clear scenery! Free on three!