Gettysburg Battlefield Ride
Our annual ride to the Gettysburg battlefield follows Jeb Stuart’s cavalry route from Rockville up to the Pennsylvania line. We then cut over to the battlefield and take a riding tour. We grab some lunch and take a group picture in front of the Maryland memorial, then head over to Battlefield H-D. This ride starts in the heart of Rockville, where Jeb Stuart’s cavalry took a union payroll and several prisoners. We follow his “horse tracks” along the same route they took in 1863. Please fuel up before arriving as there is no gas in front of the courthouse. The battle of Gettysburg was fought over three days surrounding the 4th of July, so we return exactly 157 years later. Come join us for an all-day ride into history!
We tend to do this ride every year, and it has been very popular, but this year we will be changing some things. First of all we will touring different parts of the battlefield and stopping to climb an observation tower (you don’t have to climb if you don’t want to). Then we will be stopping for a photo at the Maryland Memorial that was placed in 1994. The last change is that we will be lunching at Tommy’s Pizza, which a few of us discovered when we did this ride in November.
Length of ride: 160 miles (no highway)