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Celebrate Our Local Countryside
The 5th Annual Montgomery County Farm Tour and Picnic
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Co-hosted by Potomac Pedalers and Montgomery Countryside Alliance
*Open to members and nonmembers!*
 
All Rides Start at -
Poolesville Golf Course
16601 West Willard Rd
Poolesville, MD 20837
(301) 428-8143‎
 

Click Here or scroll to bottom of page for Cue Sheets!

 

 

EVENT OVERVIEW

September may signal the end of barbecues and beach trips, but cyclists know it’s only the beginning of a fabulous fall season! Join fellow Pedalers, family and friends on Sunday, September 29, 2013, for an enjoyable day of autumn cycling featuring sweeping rural landscapes, lightly traveled roads and the charming orchards of our cherished Ag Reserve. Stops include Homestead Farm, where you can sample their homemade apple pie à la Mode, the Comus Market, home of beekeeper and pumpkin grower, David Heisler, and last but not least, Kingsbury’s Orchard.

Once again, Kingsbury’s Orchard will host our delicious gourmet picnic from 12:30 p.m. till 3 p.m.  We've reached the maximum of 300 registrants for the optional Picnic Lunch, therefore it is sold out.

You are still welcome to ride with us, even if you didn't register for the picnic lunch.  Click on the Ride Information link below.


RIDE DESCRIPTIONS

Moderately hilly routes of approximately 17, 25, 35, 55 and 75 miles will depart from Poolesville Golf Course (approximately one mile from Poolesville High School).  Participating in the ride only (no picnic lunch) is free!

  • 76 miles: 9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. (Last year, Homestead Farm--the first rest stop at Mile 25 for 75 and 55 milers--started serving pie at 10:30 a.m.)
  • 57 miles - 9:30 a.m
  • 37 miles - 10:30 a.m
  • 28 and 18 miles - 11:00 a.m. (NO STOP at Homestead Farm on these two routes)
  • Novice riders are encouraged to try one of the shorter routes

Click here for ride information



The maximum number of 300 registrants has been reached and the picnic lunch is sold out!  You are still welcome to ride with us even if you haven't registered for the picnic lunch.

 

PICNIC LUNCH – 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Kingsbury's Orchard

Registration is required for the picnic lunch - Deadline Sept. 25th

The optional gourmet picnic is one of the highlights of the Farm Tour. We want to make sure there’s enough delicious food for everyone. Price is $12 per person and registration by September 25 is required. A limited number of late registrations MAY be available but are not guaranteed. Please check this webpage and the Maryland Ride News forum the week before for updates.

NOTE: You are welcome to join the ride without attending the picnic, but you’ll be missing a real treat if you do.

 


YOU CAN PURCHASE FRUIT AT KINGSBURY’S ORCHARD

Feel free to purchase a bushel of apples, cider, jams and other goodies while picnicking at Kingsbury’s Orchard. No need to stuff your apples in your jersey pockets! Volunteers from the Montgomery Countryside Alliance (www.mocoalliance.org) will shuttle your purchases from Kingsbury’s Orchard back to your cars from 1:30 p.m. till 3 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Fruit delivery will not be available at Homestead Farm.

WEATHER

In case of heavy rain, your event leader will show up with cue sheets. As of this writing, no shelter is available; therefore, in extreme weather, we are not likely to hold the picnic. Unfortunately, there will be NO REFUNDS. For weather-related cancellations and other updates, please see Maryland Ride News Forum on www.potomacpedalers.org or sign up for the "Pedalers” Googlegroup. Call 301-233-7535 after 7 a.m. on the morning of the event only.

2013 - Farm Tour - Cue Sheets

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Poolesville Golf Course
16601 W. Willard Rd.
Poolesville, Maryland 20837
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
18 - 2013 Farm Tour PDF (10.7 KB)  more ] Administration 9/27/2013
28 - 2013 Farm Tour PDF (12.76 KB)  more ] Administration 9/27/2013
37 - 2013 Farm Tour PDF (14.23 KB)  more ] Administration 9/27/2013
56 - 2013 Farm Tour PDF (16.44 KB)  more ] Administration 9/27/2013
75 - 2013 Farm Tour PDF (20.09 KB)  more ] Administration 9/27/2013
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