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Please join us for VSDC’s third bike ride in Columbia, MD with a pit stop at Brewing Good (the vegan coffee shop) and optional post bike lunch at Great Sage. We will start at Elkhorn Branch Trail towards Lake Elkhorn. From the lake, we will take Patuxent Branch Trail to Savage Mill. We will have a pit stop at Brewing Good (at Savage Mill) for a cup of coffee/tea (and hopefully some vegan treats). We will then trace our way back to the starting point.
This event is for those who are fully vaccinated only. Also please do not attend if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19. VSDC greatly appreciates your cooperation.
We’ll meet at 8:30am on Sunday, July 3.
Length: 19 miles
Difficulty level: moderate to strenous
Elevation change: 500 ft up and 500 ft down
Bike time: ~2 hours at moderate pace (~10 mph)
Total time: ~4 hours (including stops).
Biking surface: paved,
Route type: mostly paved trail, some roads
Break at mid point: Brewing Good at Savage Mall
Weather: we will not be riding in rain, windy (greater than 10mph) or cold (less that 50 F) conditions so stay tuned for Comments on this page.
Alternate Day in case of inclement weather: Saturday, July 2
Optional post bike outdoor lunch: [Great Sage](https://greatsage.com/) at around 1:30 pm
The lunch spot will not be on the bike route and we will head there after finishing the bike ride. Please let us know in comments if you plan to join us so that we can have a number for reservation.
Food/Water: Bring your own vegan snacks and (non-alcoholic) beverage to enjoy. Please carry plenty of water!
Note: we haven’t scouted the trail to full extent, so please be ready for adventures and unknowns.
Before the ride: we will do a quick check of our bikes. Be sure your bike is in good working order ahead of time.
During the ride: we will plan to stop often to let the group gather together.
*For important updates, regularly monitor the “Comments” section on this page (below).*
*Don’t be a no show! If your plans change, update your RSVP.*
When you sign up to join, you automatically acknowledge
VSDC hikes (and bikes) [Liability Waiver](https://vsdc.org/activity-waiver/)
*Please also view and abide by the RULES listed below*
* Pets are not allowed
* Use of intoxicants such as alcohol, cigarettes and/or illegal substances is banned during this event.
* Practice safe biking habits including:
* Wearing a bike helmet
* Keeping a safe distance between each other (bikes don’t have brake lights and tailgating can easily result in crashes)
* Avoid side by side riding unless the road gives us ample opportunity
* This event is for those who are fully vaccinated only. Also please do not attend if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19.
If you comply with the above, we look forward to seeing you IRL (in real life)! Thanks for your support.
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