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BRC - Rest Stops and Entertainment
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What's New at the Rest Stops for 2016?

  • Everyone gets to stop at the Yankauer Nature Preserve. Managed by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, the Preserve is an amazing natural setting on the bluffs of the Potomac River.

 What's Still the Same?

  • Our world famous Tomato Sandwiches!  It just wouldn't be a Back Roads Century without our popular sammies.
  • We'll be serving fresh delicious Boiled Potatoes, just as we've done in prior years.
  • A fantastic Post-Ride Celebration at historic Bellevue Manor overlooking the Potomac River with lots of refreshments.
  • LIVE MUSIC playing from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm featuring a variety of sounds such as bluegrass, blues, jazz, and more.
  • Rita's Italian Ice will be waiting for you at the Post-ride Celebration.
  • Showers and towels after the ride as Shepherd University
  • Our fantastic Volunteers who'll greet you with a smile!

Rest Stop Details 

Please review your cue sheet for the distance you plan to ride and note the names, locations, and operating times of your rest stops. Rides will stop at different rest stops at different mileage points along your route, depending upon which distance you choose. Please plan your ride so you will arrive at your rest stops during the hours they are in operation. Our featured items are highlighted in Red.

 

Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Open 7:45 AM - 12:45 PM

TIme, Distance and Routes  

  • Open for riders from 7:45 AM - 12:45 PM 
  • First stop for 47/52/63 mile route
  • 13.6 mi—47 & 52 routes, 18.2 mi—63 route
  • 30 acre land, off of Old Leetown Pike
Food, Drinks and Facilities 
  • Bagels, PB&J, fruit, energy bars, water & energy drinks
  • Pavilion or stage area
  • Restrooms
  • Mechanical support on-site

Moulton Park
Open 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Time, Distance and Routes 
  • Open for riders 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM 
  • First stop for 100 mile route 
  • 18.7 mi on the 100 mile route
  • On the shore of the Shenandoah River, just north of Bloomery Bridge 
 Food, Drinks and Facilities
  • Bagels, PB&J, fruit, energy bars, additional snacks, water & energy drinks
  • Port-Potties
  • Mechanical support on-site

Clearbrook Park (Clear Brook, VA)
Open 9 AM - 1 PM

Time, Distance and Routes  
  • Open for riders 9 AM - 1 PM 
  • Second stop for 100 mile route 
  • 40.6 mi on the 100 mile route
  • 5 miles north of Winchester, off of Route 11
 Food, Drinks and Facilities
  • PB&J, fruit, vegetables, additional snacks, water & energy drinks available
  • Shelter area, restrooms available
  • Mechanical support on-site

Henry Arena
Open 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Time, Distance and Routes 
  • Open for riders 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 
  • Second stop for 52/63 mile routes; third stop for 100 mile route 
  • 61.1 mi—100 route, 34.1 mi—63 route, 29.3 mi—52 route 
  • 8 minutes off of Route 81 in Martinsburg
 Food, Drinks and Facilities
  • PB&J, fruit, vegetables, other snacks, energy drink & water
  • World famous tomato sandwiches
  • Live music playing 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM, bluegrass
  • Porta potties, restroom facilities, concession stand available for additional purchases
  • Mechanical support on-site
Live Music at Henry Arena (10:30 AM - 2:30 PM)
  • Todd Coyle - Todd Coyle is a journeyman musician whose been playing tin the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia for over 30 years. Todd has played all over the country with rock, blues, country and jazz bands. A veteran singer/songwriter with three albums under his belt, Todd spends his musical time writing, recording, producing and performing. Todd is also very active in the community and raises awareness for Save Darfur, The Appalachian Trail, The Charles Town Farmers Market, and many other non-profit/good causes.

  • Ed Barney - not a singer-songwriter, but an interpreter of songs. Ed blends blues, soul, and classic rock with folk and bluegrass to produce a unique sound on familiar songs. Ed blends intricate guitar work and soulful vocals to produce a sound that is pleasing and interesting for the listener. Hailed by trade publication Bluegrass Unlimited as an "outstanding" flatpicking bluegrass guitarist, Ed brings the same artistry to his solo performances. Ed was lead guitarist for the bluegrass band "Patent Pending" for 18 years, recording three albums and adding much to their sound. With the group Stoney Creek, Ed lent his vocal and guitar work to form a tight unit lauded for their traditional bluegrass sound (“mainstream bluegrass at its best” – Bluegrass Unlimited).

Yankauer Nature Preserve
Open 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Time, Distance and Routes 
  • Open for riders from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
  • First stop for 27 mile route; Second stop for 47 mile route; Third stop for 52/63 mile routes; fourth stop for 100 mile route  
  • 15.1 mi—27 route; 32.2 mi—47 route; 44.8 mi—52 route; 56.5 mi—63 route; 83.5 mi—100 route
  • Managed by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society this preserve sits on the bluffs of the Potomac River
Food, Drinks and Facilities
  • PB&J, fruit, vegetables, other snacks, energy drink & water
  • Fresh boiled potatoes
  • Porta potties, room with air conditioning available
  • Mechanical support on-site

Bellevue Manor - After ride Celebration
Open 12:30 PM - 6 PM

Time, Distance and Routes
  • Conclusion of all routes!
  • Open for riders 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Gorgeous setting on historic mansion property overlooking the Potomac River 
Food, Drinks and Facilities
  • Meal catered by Shepherd University - details coming soon!
  • Rita’s Italian Ice
  • Live bands playing 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM - bluegrass, blues, jazz, etc.
  • Mechanical support on-site
Live Music at Bellevue Manor 
  • Chelsea McBee Trio - 12:30 PM - 2 PM

    "Chelsea McBee's style of voice plays wonderfully into her roots-sounding mantra, all while maintaining her loyalty to a clear country music-bred background. Or, in other words, think about what it would be like if Norah Jones and Dolly Parton could have a daughter and that daughter just happened to grow up in West Virginia."
    - Colin McGuire, Frederick News Post

    For the last 6 years, McBee has been touring and recording and is quickly gaining popularity. Born and raised in Shepherdstown, WV, McBee quotes the old-time WV banjo tunes that she learned as major influences in her style of playing and her songwriting. She began playing claw-hammer banjo in the summer of 2005 and has been working on traditional tunes as well as writing original songs since then. Her unique, inviting voice pairs well with the distinctive sound of her 5-string. Chelsea McBee and The Random Assortment consists of McBee on banjo, Ben Witman on mandolin, Jeremy Rodgers on upright bass.

  • The Speakeasy Boys - 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    The Speakeasy Boys, Shepherdstown’s favorite good times band, started out as a group of local musicians who simply like to get together and play music. You’ll hear them play bluegrass, old time, country, rock-a-billy, jug band, country and western, hillbilly, ragtime, and occasionally, when the spirit moves, they'll play something different. After about two years of getting together to play bluegrass along the banks of the Potomac River near Packhorse Ford, they decided to start performing in front of an audience. Instead of the usual barrel fire of barbeque chicken and fish, they moved their jam to a local pub in 2003, where they played every other Tuesday night for nearly a year. Nowadays, they play a wide variety of venues, including pubs, clubs, theaters, festivals, parades, local events and private parties.

 The Wellness Center

  • SUNDAY: Showers and Towels will be available at The Wellness Center near Lot G from 10 AM-7 PM
  • SATURDAY: Are you arriving Saturday? The Shepherd University Wellness Center offers guest passes for $10  where you can take a shower after Saturday's Antietam Ride or take a dip in their pool! 

 

 

 

 

       

Bellevue Manor

Post-ride Celebration

 

 

 

Our World Famous

Tomato Sandwches

Are Back!

 

 

  

Live Music

 

 

   

 

 

Fresh Boiled Potatoes

 

 

  

 

 Rits'a Italian Ice

 

  

 

Bagels for Breakfast

 

  

 

Fresh Fruit

Yankauer Nature Preserve

Time, Distance and Routes 
  • First stop for 27 mile route; Second stop for 47 mile route; Third stop for 52/63 mile routes; fourth stop for 100 mile route  
  • 15.1 mi—27 route; 32.2 mi—47 route; 44.8 mi—52 route; 56.5 mi—63 route; 83.5 mi—100 route
  • 10 minutes off of Route 81
  • Open from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Food, Drinks and Facilities
  • PB&J, fruit, vegetables, other snacks, energy drink & water
more Ride Schedule

12/9/2016
C * 30 * MD * 9:00 AM * Leave from VMP to Join Friday Lunch Ride * Veirs Mill Park (VMP)

12/9/2016
C * 30 * MD * 10:00 AM * Friday Lunch Ride * Lake Needwood (NEE)

Featured Members
Linda B. KolkoLinda is the D/C Ride Coordinator for MD & DC
Matthew BirnbaumMatt is Chairman of Potomac Pedalers

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