Apparently, there's another Washington Monument in the nation's capital.
And in about four weeks, a group of Baltimore-area bicyclists are going to see for themselves, pedaling down to D.C. and back, leaving from Baltimore's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon.
The annual Mounument to Monument ride, a one-day, 97-mile round-trip trek on lightly trafficked roads, is scheduled for Sunday, May 5, leaving from Baltimore at 7:45 a.m. The ride (there's no cost) is part of the "Rando Ramble" long distance, monthly biking series in Baltimore organized by Bob Wagner and other volunteers.
Last year, about three dozen cyclists made the trip, which is not race, but a recreational ride — for the fit and prepared, granted — with a pace described on the ride's blog as "slow and steady."
Riders are asked to wear a helment, bring lights and money for lunch, make sure their bike is in good shape and be sure they are prepared physically.
A list of what IS important, if you are considering the ride can be found here.
A list of what IS NOT important, if you are considering the ride can be found here.
More info on Baltimore group rides can be found at Biking in B'more 's Meetup.com page.