July’s ride is a big one: The Northern Chesapeake Circumnavigation, 180 miles.
Did you ride Lunch in Leesburg last year? This route will be 25 miles longer, but have half as much climbing. Like Leesburg this route has two river crossings: the Hatem RT40 bridge and a car shuttle. And, like Leesburg I don’t know what to expect.
This is what I do know: The route is good– I’ve given it lots of ride check out. Early on there will be a lot of miles on busy roads with wide shoulders (safe but annoying). The Hatem bridge should be a fun crossing, BUT they’re charging $8/bike to cross (sheesh!). The car shuttle across to Annapolis will also cost you and add some complication.
Like all the Ramble rides, you need to understand the risk and be self supported. If you are thinking of riding, PLEASE contact me.
Northern Chesapeake Circumnavigation: 180 mi., 4900ft.
Date/Time: Sunday July 3rd, 5:00AM start (yes, that says 5AM)
Start: TBD (in Baltimore)
Route Map (click EXPORT for GPS files): ROUTEMAP (preliminary)
Cue Sheet (print one, or ask me to bring an extra): Coming Soon