Saturday Ride: Big Beautiful Cacapon 200K Brevet!

Dear Friends,

We're finally starting to see some real fall color around here, and I'm hoping that it will be peaking west of the Blue Ridge just in time for the Cacapon 200K on Saturday.  The ride starts at the Super 8 in Middletown, Virginia at 7:00 a.m., and you can find all the necessary information about logistics, entry fee, etc. at the DC Randonneurs website,  To entice you to come out for this beautiful brevet designed by Lynn Kristianson, here is Lynn's ride description:

"Starting from the Middletown Super 8, this route takes some fairly level terrain slightly west and mostly north along Cedar Creek Grade to an early first control at Cather's Market on US50. Continuing north, there is more of a warm up on Poor House Road and a long slow downhill on Green Spring Road next to Green Spring Creek. After crossing Back Creek, there are several significant hills - with some terrific views - on the way to a volunteer control at Siler and then more big rollers to Cross Junction on US522. Plenty more climbing awaits through the big woods of Whitacre Road, with a last little uphill slog on US50 to break out in the open in the orchards near the aptly named High View. After winding through the orchards and traveling a short stretch of WV259, the riders turn onto CR13 for a wild ride down the mountain (with a few little ups) to Capon Bridge and a much needed break at Greg's Drive-in Restaurant. There is a relatively "flat" stretch along the beautiful Cacapon River back to 259 at Yellow Springs. From there it's familiar territory through Wardensville, up Trout Run and over Wolf Gap, down the mountain to Larkin's and on home down Back Road, through Clary to US11."

See ya there!