An interesting but somewhat hilly 16 mile route (mostly roads, some of Matthew Henson Trail, and a few short paved connector bike trails) to Smoketown BBQ (formerly Urban BBQ) in Sandy Spring MD. The return ride is slightly shorter at about 15 miles for a round trip of about 31 miles. A couple hills (~660’ climb to lunch and ~440’ climb on the way back) and paved trails will slow our C pace for the whole ride to an average of about 11 miles per hour (slower when uphill and faster when downhill or flat roads). See the Ride Class Table (https://www.potomacpedalers.org/ride-class-table ) for more info on ride classes and average speeds.
This is a social ride where we try to stick together. However, if you would to prefer to ride at your own pace, then please let me know and I will bring a printed cue sheet for you.
Don't forget lock, helmet, and lunch money. Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 10:00.