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
Click Here or scroll to bottom of page for Cue Sheets!
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.
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!
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
miles - 10:30 a.m
and 18 miles - 11:00 a.m. (NO STOP at Homestead Farm on these two routes)
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
YOU CAN PURCHASE FRUIT AT KINGSBURY’S
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.
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.