New for 2019 ride!

We are very excited for the 3rd annual Breaking the Cycle Ride.  There’s some new additions this year:

We’ve got two new breweries engaged for this year’s ride and added a new 35 mile route! True Respite Brewing Co. and the Brookeville Beer Farm will join Denizens as our brewery hosts. All rides start and end at Denizens in downtown Silver Spring.  The half-century route leads riders up to Brookeville Beer Farm (with an optional pit stop at True Respite) and back again.  The 35 mile route gives riders a break at a True Respite (at the 17 mile mark). And a 9 mile fun ride let’s riders sleep in and still get a few miles in before joining us at Denizens.

Register today!

All proceeds go to benefit The Dwelling Place, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving homeless families in their pursuit of self-sufficiency by providing housing, education, financial and life skills, and career enhancement.

2019 Routes

The 2019 routes are live. See you on Sunday!

2019-half-century

2019 Breaking the Cycle – Half Century Ride (51.6 miles)

Length: 51.6 miles
Total climbing: ~2,315 ft
Pitstops: True Respite Brewing Co. (optional) and Brookeville Beer Farm
Route details on Ride with GPS
TCX File – For Garmin 500, 510, 800, 810, 1000 and others
GPX File – For any GPS unit

 

rockville loop map overview

2019 Breaking the Cycle – Rockville Loop (35.1 miles)

Length: 35.1 miles
Total climbing: ~1,627 ft
Pitstops: True Respite Brewing Co.
Route details on Ride with GPS
TCX File – For Garmin 500, 510, 800, 810, 1000 and others
GPX File – For any GPS unit

 

2018 fun ride map

2019 Breaking the Cycle – Fun Ride (8.6 miles)

Length: 8.6 miles
Total climbing: ~408 ft
Pitstops: The fun ride does not include any pitstops 
Route details on Ride with GPS
TCX File – For Garmin 500, 510, 800, 810, 1000 and others
GPX File – For any GPS unit

 

Additional Information

  • Printed cue sheets will be provided at event check-in on Sunday.
  • Use the Ride with GPS mobile app (available for Apple iOS and Android) for navigation. A basic or premium membership is required for turn-by-turn navigation.
  • Bring a charged cell phone if you are planning to use it for navigation.
  • Ride with GPS provides this helpful resource for loading GPS files onto your device. There will be no-site technical support with your personal GPS at the event.

2018 Routes

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2018 Breaking the Cycle – Half Century Ride

Length: 52.3 miles
Total climbing: ~2,195 ft
Route link on Ride with GPS
TCX File – For Garmin 500, 510, 800, 810, 1000 and others
GPX File – For any GPS unit

Printed cue sheets will be provided at event check-in.

2018 fun ride map

2018 Breaking the Cycle – Fun Ride

Length: 9.0 miles
Total climbing: ~404 ft
Route link on Ride with GPS
TCX File – For Garmin 500, 510, 800, 810, 1000 and others
GPX File – For any GPS unit

The fun ride does not include a pitstop at Waredeca Brewing Co.

Additional Information

  • Printed cue sheets will be provided at event check-in on Sunday.
  • Use the Ride with GPS mobile app (available for Apple iOS and Android) for navigation. A basic or premium membership is required for turn-by-turn navigation.
  • Bring a charged cell phone if you are planning to use it for navigation.
  • Ride with GPS provides this helpful resource for loading GPS files onto your device. There will be no-site technical support with your personal GPS at the event.

New for 2018’s ride!

We are very excited for the 2nd annual Breaking the Cycle Ride.  There’s some new additions this year:

Kick-off party, Thursday, April 26
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4017 Damascus Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20882
Join us at Waredaca for happy hour on Thursday, April 26. The Dwelling Place will receive a portion of the evening’s sale. So come get your drink on and meet fellow riders before the big event.

New Registration Option for Riders under 21
At $35, we are now offering a discounted registration option for riders under 21. Riders can choose either the half-century route or nine mile fun ride. Registrations also includes that sweet metal pint glass.

Peer-to-peer fundraising opportunity
Registration is all that is required to join us for the ride, but this year you have the opportunity to magnify your support for The Dwelling Place by asking your family and friends to sponsor your ride. After you register you will receive an email with a link to your personal fundraising page.  Share it widely and multiply your impact.

Bring your team
Get your drinking buddies, riding friends, coworkers or neighbors together and sign up as a team.  That way you’ve got built in training support.

And don’t forget to register now!
The second annual Breaking the Cycle ride is just around the corner, April 29, 2018.  With two route options available, a half-century and nine mile fun ride, and beer at the end (or in the middle, if that’s your thing), there’s something for everyone. Register today!

All proceeds go to benefit The Dwelling Place, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving homeless families in their pursuit of self-sufficiency by providing housing, education, financial and life skills, and career enhancement.

 

 

2017 Routes

Please note, these are the 2017 ride routes provided below for reference. The 2018 routes are posted online here.
route-map.jpeg

2017 Breaking the Cycle – Full Ride

Length: 52.3 miles
Total climbing: ~2,195 ft
Route link on Ride with GPS
TCX File – For Garmin 500, 510, 800, 810, 1000 and others
GPX File – For any GPS unit

Printed cue sheets will be provided at event check-in.

route map family

2017 Breaking the Cycle – Fun Ride

Length: 9.0 miles
Total climbing: ~404 ft
Route link on Ride with GPS
TCX File – For Garmin 500, 510, 800, 810, 1000 and others
GPX File – For any GPS unit

The fun ride does not include a pitstop at Waredeca Brewing Co.

Printed cue sheets will be provided at event check-in.