Right in time fir figuring out what cold weather gear you need to ask from Santa comes the WABA Cider Ride. And at the request of the Elves, this ride is accessible using WMATA to the Shaddy Grove Metro! The Abominable Snow Cyclist sez
Riders can choose between the Honeycrisp route or the McIntosh route. The longer Honeycrisp route will take riders out toward Poolesville where you can enjoy hot cider and snacks at the cider pit stop at Kingsbury’s Orchard in Dickerson, MD before looping back to where you started. The shorter McIntosh route will stay close to Rockville taking riders mostly on trails and side paths throughout Montgomery Country. McIntosh riders will enjoy hot cider and snacks upon return to Stepanek park. Each year the Cider Ride will feature a new scenic tour of the region’s back roads, country roads, agricultural lands and farm sites that area accessible by bike.
The Cider Ride is currently open to WABA Members only for registration, as getting exclusive or early access to WABA rides is a benefit of your WABA membership. If space permits and the ride does not sell out, we may open registration to non-members.
Ride Overview:DATE: Saturday, December 6th, 2014 CHECK IN: Ride starts from Mattie Stepanek Park in Rockville (1800 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD) SCHEDULE: 8:00-9:00am: Check in open for Honeycrisp riders (longer route) 9:00am: Honeycrisp riders depart 9:30-10:00am: Check in open for McIntosh riders (shorter route) 10:00am: McIntosh riders depart 10:30am-2:30pm: Cider Stop with hot cider and snacks at Kingsbury’s Orchard (in Dickerson, MD) open for Honeycrisp riders 12:00-3:30pm: Honeycrisp and McIntosh riders finish ride and return to Mattie Stepanek Park for the cider celebration with hot cider and donuts