Saturday Ride, February 26, 2012 - UP, UP & AWAY!

Dear Friends,

We have a beautiful ride planned for Saturday; hope you can join us!  Please download and print out your own cue sheet from the DCCenturyRides blog,

Just click on "Cue Sheets" (on the left side of the page), and you'll find it there!  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.

Here are the juicy details:


"UP, UP AND AWAY," starting from Amber Meadows Shopping Center, Frederick, Maryland.  **MEETING TIME 8:00 a.m.**  This very hilly ride includes a few of our favorite things, including Catoctin Hollow, Friends Creek, and Hornets Nest!  It also includes the full length of Garfield Road, which is actually delightful heading east to west, and some other surprise goodies.  Many a climb early in the ride.  Once we get over South Mountain and into the Cumberland Valley, we'll head north into Pennsylvania and enjoy lunch at Paul's Market.  After lunch we'll climb back over South Mountain on good ol' OLD 16, visit the pretty village of Charmian, and then swoop down to Harbaugh Valley via Old Waynesboro Road.  Our final climb on Hornets Nest Road will take us back into the Frederick Valley and into Emmitsburg for our last rest stop.  The last 30 miles mellow out noticeably, featuring bucolic farm country, peacocks, and a covered bridge.  100 miles with an 80-mile short option.  Here's the link to the detailed RWGPS map:

Directions to the ride start:


From D.C. Beltway (I-495), take I-270 north 31 miles to Frederick.  Continue north on US15 3.7 miles.  Take Exit 16, Motter Ave exit (sign for Frederick Community College).  Turn RIGHT at the traffic light onto Opossumtown Pike.  In a quarter mile turn right onto Thomas Johnson Drive, then left into the shopping center.  Park at the north end of the parking lot between the Weis Market and Roy Rogers.