Saturday Ride - Hyattstown Hilly Hundred

Dear Friends,

After last week I won't go out on a limb to say the weather's going to be great tomorrow, but I can say that as of this very moment it's looking mighty fine.  Do expect a fairly frigid start, though.

Here's what's on tap:


"HYATTSTOWN HILLY HUNDRED," starting from the Hyattstown shopping center, Hyattstown, Maryland.  MEETING TIME 7:30 a.m.  Adapted from a classic John & Lynne ride, the route is quite hilly at the beginning and the end, but there are a few kinder and gentler miles in the middle of the ride.  We head out in a northeasterly direction to Union Bridge, tackling the biggest hills of the day while we're still fresh.  Then we'll continue on to Taneytown and head briefly into Pennsylvania.  Returning to our beloved Maryland, we'll have a nice lunch stop at The Palms Restaurant in Emmitsburg.  On the way back we'll cross over the Legore Bridge and have a rest stop in Mt. Pleasant.  103 miles, with an 88-mile short option that omits the stretch into Pennsylvania but still includes all the hills AND the lunch stop.  Estimated elevation gain ~ 6000 feet.

Here's the link to the detailed RWGPS map:

Sorry I don't have a Garmin file for this one :-)

Please download and print out your own cue sheet and overview map for Saturday'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 are the directions to the ride start:


From DC Beltway, go north on I-270 to Exit 22 (MD109 - Barnesville/Hyattstown). 

L MD109 North at end of ramp. 

0.5 mi. L MD355 @T (SS). 

0.3 mi. L into shopping center. 

Park away from the stores.