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Upcoming Monthly Ride Details


A Message from Monthly Trail Coordinator Diane about the Upcoming Rides:


USTR Monthly Ride

July 11th (Rain date Sunday July 12th

Patapsco State Park


We will ride out of McKeldin parking area off Marriotsville Rd.

It cost $2 per trailer for MD state residents and $5 for out of state.

The park is located 30 miles east of Frederick, MD off Rt. 40 & interstate 70.

We will park in the designated horse parking adjacent to the basketball court.

Meet at 10:00

Ride out at 10:30

Bring: Negative coggins, chair, and a side dish to share

Those that want to take their horses swimming; we will go back out to swimming hole AFTER the pot luck picnic.

Parking may be tight, so please go down gravel drive to end, then circle around COUNTERCLOCKWISE and park pointing out with trucks up near gravel drive then other can fill in behind the first row

The trails follow along the beautiful Patapsco River and are relatively easy with little rock. There will be a few short climbs when we leave the river's edge and travel through the woods back to the parking lot.

Don't let the Heat stop you because these trails are cool even in the summer....

There are three different distances for your riding pleasure.

Short loop is 6-7 miles (with the option of a 2 mile loop back near the trailers) Short loop has little to no rocks.

Medium loop is 8-9 miles with the same optional 2 mile loop at the end

Long loop is 12 miles with the same optional 2 additional miles at end.

Meet at Patapsco at 10:00, ride out at 10:30AM

Those that want to caravan; we will meet at Lovettsville Elementary School at 8:30, PULL OUT at 8:45 to caravan to McKeldin parking area.

Pot Luck picnic after the ride. (picnic tables under the pine trees)

Bring a side dish to share

I will provide paper products and grill

Please contact Diane Connolly at DCConnolly24@gmail.com or call 703-505-7132 if you are interested in the July ride. 


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