8:00 am Check-in opens and rolling start
10:00 am – 5:00 pm rest and refuel at Waredaca Brewing Company
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm post-ride celebration at Denizens Brewing Company
Cost: $55 registration fee. All riders will receive a commemorative metal pint glass at the finish and a ticket for their first pour at Denizens!
Check In: Check in will take place in the parking lot besides Denizens Brewing Company, 1115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland.
Route: Riders will head out through downtown Silver Spring and wind their way through country roads out to the idyllic farm lands of Gaithersburg and weave their way back to Silver Spring. The midpoint of the ride includes a rest stop at Waredaca Brewing Company and ends at Denizens Brewing Company where riders can enjoy a post-ride celebration. The route out to the rest stop covers about 25 miles, and the return trip is also 25 miles for a total 50 mile ride.
Cue Sheets: Stay tuned! We will post the ride cue sheet and a GPS link for navigation in the days leading up to the event. Or you can pick up your cue sheet at check in. Be prepared for an adventure, this is a chance to explore Montgomery County.
Ride Info: Fruit and granola bars will be available to all riders at the start, mid-point, and finish. There will be water bottle filling spots at the start and mid-point and Gatorade powder. But you might want additional snacks/lunch, so please plan accordingly and pack something or bring money to stop for lunch along the route. There will be also food for sale both at Waredaca and Denizens.
Getting There: The start location is just a few blocks south of the Silver Spring Metro Station. From the Metro, just take a left onto Colesville Road and take the very next left onto East-West Highway. Check-in will be in the lot next to Denizens, less than a half-mile up the street. There is also street and municipal lot parking available in the area, just be sure to check for parking restrictions.
Safety: We ask all ride participants to follow all traffic laws and ride safely and respectfully. Stop at all red lights and always yield to pedestrians. Use hand signals when turning. And please don’t take up more than one lane of travel. When riding on sidewalks, trails, or paths, be conscious of other users; this is a ride—not a race—slow down and enjoy the scenery or make a new friend. Helmets are required for participants.
Refund Policy: Breaking the Cycle will take place rain or shine. There will be no refunds, exchanges or transfers for this event. In the event of inclement weather, we’re sorry but your registration fee will not be refunded.