SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2008
"OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS," starting from Mount View Middle
School, Marriottsville, Maryland.
MEETING TIME 7:30 a.m.
No mountains, but this new ride could turn out to be a doozy in its own
right! We'll be exploring a lot of the Patapsco River Valley and
heading north to Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, where we'll have lunch at
Mignano Brothers. It seems impossible to ride a century in this area
without accumulating at least 8,000 feet of elevation gain, so expect
fairly constant steep ups & downs. 100 miles, with short options of 59
and 81 miles.
Directions to the ride start:
MOUNT VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL, 12101 Woodford Drive, Marriottsville, MD
21104-1456 From DC Beltway I-495, take Exit 30A onto US29 North toward
Columbia. In 14.3 miles merge onto MD32 West via Exit 16B toward
Clarksville. In 14.2 miles turn right onto MD99 Old Frederick Rd. In
0.8 mi., turn left onto Woodford Drive. MapQuest indicates the school
is 0.1 mile after the turn onto Woodford Drive, whereas Google indicates
0.6 mile. Since this is a new ride start location and we've never
actually been there before, I don't know who is right! Not sure if
school is on left or right side of the road, either. Getting to the
start could be almost as much of an adventure as the ride itself.