Ah, Sugarloaf. Our one “mountain.” Don’t let the west coasters smug you out of this ride though, this is a really fun route on some great roads through Montgomery County’s Agriculture Preserve. It’s almost entirely paved. West Harris Road can be a little gnarly on road tires, but it’s doable. The cue sheet just happens to pass a brewpub in Gaithersburg, about 2 miles from the end of the ride.

Important Reminder

Metro does not allow bikes during rush hour on weekdays. If you are planning to catch the train home after a non-weekend day of riding, make sure you do so before 4pm or after 7pm. I made this mistake. I wouldn't recommend it.