We got a sweet route to the bay on some of the smoothest paved roads this side of Hasselhoff's side burns. When we first scouted the route we couldn't stop smiling. It has everything! Short climbs & descents, twists & turns, views of rolling pastures and the Chesapeake Bay. There’s a rest stop at the locals favorite store and patio bar at Huntington Harbor, and a ride through North Beach for soft serve before finishing in Tracys Landing, MD, for a tasty meal at one of the most relaxing bay-side cottages you'll ever visit.
When: Sunday, July 23, 2017, 8 a.m. - (about) 5 p.m.
Distance: 55 miles (A group) / 35 miles (B Group)
Climbing: 2235 ft (A Group) / 1384 ft (B Group)
Terrain: 100% paved, rolling
Ride difficulty rating: 3 - Moderate
- A group: 16-18 mph
- B group: 10-15 mph
The day at a glance: We'll meet you at 8 am by Dupont Circle area. We load up our big blue wagon with bikes and peeps and leave the city for the ride's starting point. We'll start the ride together and split into 2 groups within the first few miles. The groups will re-unite at the rest stop and again at our finish at the cottage, where our meal awaits. We'll re-fuel, relax, and hop back in the wagon around 4 pm for the return to DC.
Your bike or ours? If you're an avid cyclist with a well maintained road bike, simply ride it to our pick up spot. If you don't have your own or it's not in the nicest condition and would like to reserve one of ours, select the right size for you from this page and add to your cart. If you have any questions about sizing, contact us at email@example.com.
IS THIS RIDE FOR ME?
This ride is for you if:
- You ride frequently. (100-125 miles per week for A group/ 50-75 miles per week for B group)
- You've recently completed at least a 25-mile ride before on a road bike.
- You feel comfortable traveling with a guide on rural roads with light car traffic.
If you're interested but unsure, we'd be happy to talk it through with you and make sure you sign up for the best ride for your level. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll arrive at the starting point (donut shop at Waysons Corner, travel to Huntington Harbor, ride through North Beach and end by the bay in Tracys Landing, MD.
All of our meals are friendly to vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-sensitive riders—we'll be following up with you individually regarding any food allergies or restrictions. Here is this ride's menu*:
yogurt-garlic sauce with dill
*subject to change