Sunday Ride, July 15, 2012

Dear Friends,

Sorry for the late posting, but we do have a great ride scheduled for Sunday and hope you can join us! 

Please download and print out your own cue sheet and GPS file for Sunday's ride directly from the DCCenturyRides blog,  Just click on "Cue Sheets" (on the left side of the page), and you'll find them 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.  Please don't try to use the so-called "cue sheet" that appears on the left side of the RWGPS map!

Here's the scoop:

SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012

"THE HORSESHOE HUNDRED," starting from the VDOT Commuter Parking Lot in Marshall, Virginia.  **MEETING TIME 7:45 am.**  A very scenic, hilly ride through classic Virginia horse country, visiting The Plains, Middleburg ("if you're not rich you're not welcome"), Airmont, Bluemont, Pine Grove, Frogtown, Linden, Markham, Hume and Orlean.  We'll climb over Snickers Gap, then swoop down to the Shenandoah River after a brief sidetrip on the Horseshoe Curve.  There is even a 4-mile flat stretch along the Shenandoah River.  We could have an early lunch at the Pine Grove Restaurant or a late lunch at the Apple House in Linden; show up for the ride and you get to vote!  100 miles, with several optional shortcuts.  Estimated total elevation gain 7500 feet (or so).

Link to detailed RWGPS map:

Directions to the ride start:


From DC beltway I-495, take exit 49 onto I-66 west,  In 36 miles, take exit 28 for US17 toward Warrenton/Marshall.  In 0.4 mi. take the Bus.17 ramp right toward Marshall.  In 0.7 mi. turn left on Main Street/VA55 at traffic light.  In ~ 0.2 mi. turn right on Frost St. & follow to parking lot at end of the road.