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Great Appreciation to all that made it out for the 2017 Ride for the Reserve, despite the rain we had a great time! We will be filling this page with pictures (tag yours #RidefortheReserve if you'd please) and appreciation to our riders, volunteers, farm stops (RB Savage &Sons, Rocklands, Kinsgsburys, St Paul Church) music (some places have a house band, we have a barn/shed/ tent band, thanks as always Justin Trawick and the Common Good!) caterers (Geppettos and Wegman's Germantown), the great bike techs from Trek Rockville, our friends at Heritage Montgomery and Steve and all the kind people at the Golf Course that let us change plans! Huge thanks to Denise Cohen who started this ride 10 years ago and event planner extraordinaire Ellen Letourneau!
But then it got even better - a lost dog named Darby had been on the lam for 3 days and recently spotted at the Golf Course. Our plea went out with each biker to call if they saw her. During the picnic, who trotted down the lane but Darby - bikers and volunteers all pitched in to follow her into the woods where her owner managed to coax her out. A happy reunion on top of a great day.
Each biker who registered is now a member of MCA (and will get discounts to MCA events, including next year's bike tour) and we so appreciate your support for the Ag Reserve and its farms. Many were surprised to hear about the proposed Potomac Bridge and Highway that would potentially bisect the Reserve. Your support is more important now than ever before. If all people that love to bike and pick and farm and paddle and hike and enjoy the Reserve commit to its protection, no force can stop us. Thank you!
Lose something? We found a helmet, gloves and a tail light. Ellen@mocoalliance.org