Ride Reports

Ride Leaders are encouraged to post reports on their rides. Members can comment on ride reports and anyone can read the reports and comments. Instructions for posting a report

You must be logged in to post a ride report. To log in, enter your Email and Password in the upper right corner and click the "Login" button. If you need a password, click Forgot Password. After you login, you will see an "Add Post" button.

Click the “Add Post” button. For the Date and Time, enter the date and start time of the ride

For Subject, enter the Month/Day - Ride Name - Class and number of miles; for example: “6/30 - No Deale Ride - B 45 miles”.

In the Body box, enter your ride report. You can enter it directly into the text box using the word-processor features on the tool bar. After you enter the report, click the “Post” button at the top or bottom of the page and your ride report will be posted on the web site. As the author of the report, you will be able to edit or add to the report.

Here is suggested template for the body that you can copy (control-c) and paste (control-v) into the body of your ride posting.









  • Sun, October 08, 2017 1:00 PM | Jean Wright

    Leader: Jean Wright

    Members: Chuck Coe, Lisha Peacock, Blake Altman

    Guests: none

    Distance: 47.5 miles

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9634696

    Weather:  mid-70s and unbelievably humid for October. 

    AMS: 16.9

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: none

    Report: This ride was originally scheduled for 61 miles at 8:00 am and was postponed due to threat of rain. Thankfully, the roads were dry and we only encountered a few sprinkles. We enjoyed seeing Chuck. We missed him this Summer. Unfortunately, Chuck experienced some muscle cramps and turned back.

    This ride was in memory of my late son, Brian, on what would have been his 35th birthday.  He loved cycling and the outdoors. We passed three of his childhood homes (two in Waldorf and one in Welcome) and paused at two of them for some reminiscing. We also enjoyed seeing the fall colors and chatting along the way. Thank you for the friendship and company on this memorial ride. 

  • Sat, October 07, 2017 10:00 AM | Deborah Bowman

    Ride leader: Debby Bowman

    Members: Janell Saunders

    Weather: Warmed up quickly thanks to southerly breezes and humidity, from the mid-60s to 88 at ride's end.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25733518 - 46 miles, 2500 feet of climbing. This was a shorter Gettysburg tour.  We started at Emmitsburg Community Park, where Steve had planned a brief stop on the return portion of his ride. After riding 2 miles to Mount St Mary's University to meet up with Steve's group,  we all shared the same route to Fairfield, Gettysburg and back again to Emmitsburg.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: Back brake rubbing the rear wheel of my bike at the beginning, easily fixed with a small adjustment.

    AMS: 12 mph

    Report: In pre-ride discussions, Steve had predicted that I would arrive at Mount St Mary's 5-10 minutes before him. But his group rode faster than expected and were there a few minutes before Janell and I arrived. We all enjoyed the scenic low-traffic roads and the battlefield tour, with several stops to view monuments and historic sites. The last stint from Gettysburg back to Emmitsburg was a bit of a challenge, thanks to headwinds, warm temperatures and tired legs after some steep climbs. After saying farewell to those continuing on to Thurmont, Janell and I changed clothes and went for a late lunch. Before heading home I capped off the day by exploring the scenic, hilly roads west of Fairfield by car. Overall it was an enjoyable day.

    Thanks to all who joined me and Steve for this ride!

  • Sat, October 07, 2017 9:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Patricia Sanders, Doug Tipperman, Chris Roell, Karen & Stuart Morgan, Bill & Pam Silva

    Guests: Glen Ferguson and Rened McCullagh from the Frederick Pedalers

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17555805  61 miles, 3242' of elevation gain

    Weather: A beautiful sunny summer-like day: humid, breezy at the start but becoming a punishing headwind on the way home, adding greatly to the difficulty of the terrain.  High 60s at the start rising to the high 80s by mid-afternoon.

    Riding through the Gettysburg Battlefield - photo by Chris Roell

    Mishaps & mechanicals: None (other than a mysterious rubbing noise that most likely was a leaf caught in the frame, rubbing on a tire)

    AMS: 11.7

    Chris Roell posted a photo album on the OHBike Facebook site.

  • Sat, October 07, 2017 9:00 AM | Reginald Stokes

    See Mia Post

  • Sat, October 07, 2017 9:00 AM | Mia Haynes

    Ride Leader:  Mia L. Haynes

    Co-Ride Leader: Reggie Stokes

    Members: Gil Dutchover 

    Today was an absolutely wonderful day for a ride.  At the start of the ride, the temperature was 62; at finish 77. 

    There was a breast cancer event going on, so when we arrived at the pavilion the parking lot was full - and people were steady arriving.  The trail was full of activity, as well.  There were walkers, runners other cyclist,  families, and pets.

    We had a wonderful time.  Thanks for coming out guys.


  • Sat, October 07, 2017 8:15 AM | John Gorman

    Ride Name: Manokeek Village to La Plata/Ironside 50 Class B

    Leader: John Gorman
    Members:  Jane & Jim Hudnall, Mike Bivens

    Weather:  8:15am start.  Sunny 60s clear skies ending 80. No wind. Fantastic day for Oct. 7th.

    Stats:   50.32 Miles/15.0 AMS/Elv- 1348ft gain/Riding time-3:21/elapsed time-3:50  

    Route:   Berry/Middleton/Billingsly/Piney Church/La Plata Rd/ Rt-6 (Break@ Dash-In mile 17.5)Quilwood/Hawthorne/Ripley/south Mason Springs/Smallwood Church/Chichamuxen/Livingston/MD-210 side spur streets back to Manokeek Village Center.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  Perfect NONE!    

    Report:  Great ride, especially having the OHBC ambassadors (Hudnalls), Jane coming back after recovering still doing great! Jim & Jane decided to cut the route short some at Ripley/Masons Springs (Pisgah Store) and return together. Mike and I continued on the route as planned heading the opposite direction on Mason Springs to Smallwood Church and then back N/S. We took a short pull over break at mile 37 and then headed to the finish line.  Thanks for joining me today, lots of riding options starting from Manokeek Village, and of course nice eats at Wendys when done.           

  • Fri, October 06, 2017 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)
    Leader:  Ron Altemus

    Members:  Susan Altemus, Sue Henn, Mike Bivens, Jane & Jim Hudnall, Vicki Garlock, Arlene Thornton, Donaro Gardner, Belinda Acre, Yvonne Dong

    Route:  the one/the only Indian Head Rail Trail, Village Green to White Plains and return

    Weather:  a most pleasant October day - temps in the mid 70s, southwesterly breezes, mostly sunny, and just a tad of humidity

    AMS:  irrevelant

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: a dropped chain at the start rectified almost immediately

    Report:  a great turnout with our numbers swelling at White Plains with Michael's group and Bev and Judy joining the rest of us.  This was Arlene's introduction to the IHRT and she enjoyed her ride - we expect to see her on a weekly basis.  Not much to report in terms of wildlife nor were there an abundance of other trail users today.  A half-dozen of us went on to George's for lunch and more conversation.
  • Fri, October 06, 2017 8:30 AM | Michael Dong

    Spectacular day to ride, with nice cool start, and increasing temps to "summerish" by 1030. Melissa and I had a wonderful cruise in the counter-clockwise direction, as we passed Matt and Sheryl in the clockwise direction with a full head of steam rolling along the Mason Springs autostrada. Met up with the IHRT group to round out about 45+ miles, and finished cooling down with Nate after his jaunt with the preacher. Next Friday is "field trip day"! Yippeeeeee! Cheers, Michael

  • Thu, October 05, 2017 10:30 AM | Lisha Peacock

    Leader: Lisha Peacock 

    Members: Bob Howell, Alan Kurweil, Ron Haney

    Guests: none

    Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5910696 Cue Sheet: https://goo.gl/Nf1bz7 

    Weather: 60’s at start, warming to mid-70’s and mix of sun and clouds....felt like a mild Summer day!

    AMS: 15

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: none

    Report: The cool nights have brought out beautiful Fall red, yellow, and orange leaves.  This was a spectacular Fall ride day!  

  • Thu, October 05, 2017 10:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Sonja Newman, Pat Walthers, Joan Oppel, Jane & Jim Hudnall, Harold Datz, Rita Z

    Guests: Fred Robbins

    Weather: high 60s at the start rising to the 80s, sunny

    Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5910696  37 mi, 1234' of elevation gain.   Lisha found this one in the archives, where it had languished, lost, for at least 3 years.  Parts of the route had been unavailable - notably the closure of Cedarville Rd - but with the notable exception of Cross Road Trail, which seems to get worse by the day, much has improved.  Floral Park once was a disaster but now is in excellent shape, Cedarville is open with a new bridge, and years of construction on Brandywine and Surratts are now finished, much to the improvement of the cycling experience in that area.  We may have overlooked it for some time, but now that it's been resurrected it will definitely take its place in the repertory.

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    One of many photos Jim took.

    Mishaps and mechanicals: none

    AMS: 13.0

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