M2M: Are you riding this?


Nearing the National Mall in 2012

I did a partial M2M check-out ride this morning, in the rain no less, and it got me really psyched to get the bike rolling with y’all on Sunday. I tweaked the route a little bit and have the final map and cuesheet posted below. I will bring cuesheets to the start. If you use a GPS, click the map/gps link below. Along the right column of Ride w/GPS hit the “Export” tab where you’ll see links to gps files. This route has a lot of cues and using GPS will be helpful.

I expect you’ve got yourself in good shape to finish M2M comfortably. This week you should spend your time preparing your bike and supplies. Double check your equipment: bike, tires, lights, clothing, glasses, sunscreen, water and cell phone. Be sure everything’s ready the night before the ride.

The M2M route is a combination of paved trails, bike lanes and public roads. We stop for food and bathroom breaks 3 times. Twice at a convenience store near Laurel, MD and once for lunch at Union Station in DC. Bring money for food. You won’t need a lock, there are enough of us to guard bikes while others are inside.

Oh yeah, get psyched. This is a lot of fun.

Cue sheet: http://tinyurl.com/d9eyuby
Map/GPS: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2429638


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20 Responses to M2M: Are you riding this?

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  3. randoramble says:

    Hey, tweeter/instagram/tumblr’s use: #bikeM2M for postings. see ya

  4. Max says:

    I plan to ride from home (joining Bob’s route at the 7-11 rest stop) and meet you all at the Washington Monument. For the return trip, Isaias has promised to stay up front and not worry about about me when (not if! :)) I fall off the back of the pack and solo the rest of the way home. 😀

  5. randoramble says:

    eli, we have riders at all paces, you just have to finish. what many don’t think about is that the slower you go the longer you’re on that saddle.

  6. Eli says:

    Any CC pace people doing the ride? (CC being the PPTC standards, so guessing low 13-15 BBC pace for a century this early in the year) Not sure if I really want to do a century ride solo

  7. Charlie says:

    Hey Carl (and anyone else meeting in Catonsville) Atwaters doesn’t open until 8. I’ll still be there but don’t expect to eat/drink if you arrive early.

  8. carl says:

    7-11 (rest stop)
    10930 Guilford Rd Annapolis Junction MD 20701

  9. Pedro says:

    I have edited the gps file to give warnings for each turn 200m in advance and at the turn, also I removed all but the street name, since some Garmins only show the first 10 characters of the description:

  10. randoramble says:

    wow. thanks for that, onelegmatt

  11. I hope to be there. This looks like a really interesting/fun ride.

    I’ll be driving from PA, so thanks for the parking lot map.

  12. Mike says:

    Hey Bob,
    I’d like to import the tcx file to my 305 Garmin but Ride with GPS requires a premium membership. Do you have this file available for me to upload? See ya on Sunday.

  13. randoramble says:

    Brian, rest stop in Laurel is the 7-11 on Guilford between Brock Bridge and Dorsey rd.
    Carl, you’re right stoked is better. As long as no one gets tickled pink.
    nockinon7sdoor, this has good info for parking: http://www.flowermart.org/parking.html

  14. nockinon7sdoor says:

    Any good place to park near the start? Coming in from Harford County, too far to ride to the start.

  15. Bill Wiesand says:

    Planning on attending.


    __o _ \ <_ (_)/(_)

    Sent from my iPhone

  16. David Hoskins says:

    Unfortunately, no. I have a swim in the Nanticoke River Sunday that is in preparation for my 7.5 mile swim on June 1st. Hope all is well.

    Sent from my iPad

  17. carl says:

    Psyched? Us mt. bikers don’t get psyched, we get STOKED!
    I’ll most likely be riding the road bike this year- but I’m Stoked! regardless:-)

    (I believe the first rest stop is in the annapolis junction area)

  18. Brian says:

    Where is the stop in Laurel? That’s where I’ll connect with you. What do you estimate will be your approximate ETA?

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