Riding into another city via bike is an experience I never get tired of. Heading out of Baltimore through relatively safe and (surprisingly) scenic roads, the Monument to Monument ride is the best city to city ride I know of. This year will be it’s 4th anniversary. The ride is a well-tested 94 mile out-and-back route that is about as flat as any ride can be for this area. There will be riders of all styles and speeds and we do our best to regroup in DC and at the halfway rest stops.
If you are a resilient rider who can easily handle 50+ mile rides then this is a great century to tackle. However, the ride is UNSUPPORTED, meaning: no sag wagon, no food provided and no fees. You ride at your own risk. You buy your own food at the rests. I will post a cue sheet here (soon) for you to print and use during the ride. You’ll have a lot of riding buddies helping you along the way, but you need to do your best to be self-supported. You will need a dependable bicycle with extra tubes and tools for fixing mechanicals on the road. You should have lights for front and rear to be seen in daytime city traffic and for the possibility of riding after sundown. The ride will move at 13-15 mph. Stops will be restful, but short.
I encourage you to ride to the start or use MTA, but there is fairly safe parking to be found in the blocks west of the monument off of Monument st.
If you have any questions or concerns email me bobwag (at) gmail (dot) com
Or comment here on the blog. Hope to see you on May 1st