Poolesville 60-Mile Ride

Updated 6/10/06

This ride begins and ends at Sugarloaf Mountain, in Dickerson MD.

Parking is available at the base of the mountain, although if it's full, you can drive up the mountain road where there's even more parking.  But you'll have to ride up to get the car at the end of the ride. It's a short but challenging climb.

Elevation profile

Start: Base of Sugarloaf Mtn

  1. Proceed east on Comus Rd.
  2. Straight across Old Hundred Rd (MD 109) and continue on
  3. Right at .
  4. Straight across Old Baltimore Rd
  5. Straight across Barnsville Rd
  6. (45) Left on (Downhill grade - good place to eat/drink)

    (60) Left on Moore Rd
  7. Left on Bucklodge Rd
  8. Right on (seldom travelled raod - watch for debris)
  9. Right on White Ground Rd (MD 121)
  10. Bear Right on White Ground Rd (MD 121)
  11. Left on MD 28
  12. Immediate Right on Sugarland Rd
  13. Straight across Whites Ferry Rd (MD 107)
  14. Straight across Partnership Rd
  15. Right on Sugarland Rd (at white church)
  16. Left on
  17. Right on
  18. River Rd becomes
    Four short consecutive climbs at this transition
  19. Straight Past
    Mt Nebo Rd becomes W Offutt Rd
  20. Right on Edwards Ferry Rd
    Optional right turn on Westerly Rd to - Free water refills - see 60-mile cue sheet for details.  Adds ~4 miles to ride total.
  21. Left at Westerly Rd onto Edwards Ferry Rd
  22. Immediate Left onto
  23. Right onto
  24. Right onto Whites Ferry Rd (watch for traffic!)
  25. Left onto Martinsburg Rd
  26. Bear Right onto
  27. Left onto
  28. Right onto Darnstown Rd (MD 28) (watch for traffic from left!)
  29. Immediate left at light onto
  30. Left onto
    Prepare for fun curves and descents
  31. Right onto Darnstown Rd (MD 28), proceed under
  32. Immediate Right onto

End: Base of

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If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

- Mark Twain


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