Dear Friends,

We're scheduling a ride for tomorrow and hope that you can join us.  We won't be scheduling a ride for Christmas day or Sunday, but do hope to schedule our traditional New Year's Day "Weenie  One Hundred"!  Stay tuned for more information next week.

Please read the following carefully, noting that we're planning to take a slight shortcut tomorrow.  Also, please download and print out your own cue sheet directly from the DCCenturyRides blog,

Just click on "Cue Sheets" (on the left side of the page), and you'll find it there!  When you open a pdf file, just click on "Print" to print the cue sheet.  If you're unable to print the cue sheet yourself, let me know and I'll bring a hard copy to the ride start for you.  I won't be bringing extra copies of cue sheets to the ride start unless you email me directly and advise me that you're unable to print out your own.  Sorry I haven't had time to create a GPS file.


"BONNE ROUTE," starting from Dave Berning's house in Potomac, Maryland.  **MEETING TIME 8:00 a.m.**  We first did this ride in August of 2007 as a send off for Randonneurs who were PBP-bound. It's only moderately hilly, definitely the easiest century that we do starting from Dave's house.  Nothing new under the sun on the route, but it's a very nice ride to Purcellville via Seneca, Dickerson, Point of Rocks, Lovettsville, and Hillsboro.  Note that we will most likely take the 14-mile shortcut tomorrow, skipping the leg to Purcellville and having lunch in Leesburg instead.  We return via White's Ferry (I checked and it IS open) (bicycles pay $1.00 to the toll troll).  Full ride including Purcellville is EXACTLY 100 miles.  Our shortened route is 86 miles, but there are two more optional shortcuts you can take that will shorten the ride to 76 miles.

Directions to the ride start:



From I-495 in VA:  Cross Potomac River and exit to River Road west.  Go about 9 miles and turn right on Travilah Rd.  Go 0.5 mile past 4-way stop sign and turn right onto McCrossin Lane.  Dave's house is 2nd one on right.


From Rockville:  head west on MD28 from I-270 interchange.  In 1/2 mile turn left on Darnestown Rd (two lanes turn left at TL).  In about 2 miles turn left onto Travilah Rd (past Great Seneca Hwy).  In 3 miles, left to remain on Travilah at T.  In 0.4 mile, bear left to remain on Travilah where Turkey Foot goes right.  In 0.4 mile left onto McCrossin Lane.  Dave's house is 2nd one on right, 12430.


From points northwest:  Access Quince Orchard Rd MD124 from either I-270 or MD28. South (or west?) on Quince Orchard, crossing MD28.  In 2.5 miles turn right at T onto Dufief Mill.  Continue straight onto Travilah Rd in 0.2 mile.  In 0.4 mile, bear left to remain on Travilah where Turkey Foot goes right.  In 0.4 mile left onto McCrossin Lane.  Dave's house is 2nd one on right, 12430.