RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend July 9-12, 2009

May 08, 2009 View Comments by

Routes Selected: Although it’s still a couple of months until we meet up at McHenry, MD for RoadRUNNER’s Touring Weekend and 4th Christian Neuhauser Memorial Ride, we’ve been busy fleshing out details for this fun-filled event. For example, we’ve mapped out the two routes you’ll be riding and have made preliminary selections of restaurants for the lunch stops. In response to some concerns expressed about the length of last year’s routes, we’ve reduced the mileage of each loop this year to just under 200 miles. But that doesn’t mean the scenic quality or serpentine character of these routes have—in any way–been compromised.

The Laurel Highlands Route will wend its way west from shores of Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake over a mountain ridge into West Virginia, where it will follow secondary roads into the scenic Laurel Highlands area of Pennsylvania. The tour then heads east through Shanksville, Pa., where riders can take a respite at the Flight 93 Memorial, before heading back to our headquarters at the Wisp Lodge in McHenry, MD.

The Wild and Wonderful Route follows a serpentine path south into West Virginia, where it picks up the iconic, coast-to-coast US-50 highway heading east. After a respite in Romney, WV, the pace picks up along a particularly curvy series of roads that deposits riders back in Maryland.After lunch, the tour leads farther west and then dives south along secondary roads that shadow the Savage River.

We will be pre-riding the planned routes in May to work out any final routing details. Like last year, GPS files of the routes will be available to registered participants in advance.

Door Prizes: Participants at this year’s event will be eligible for great door prizes from the following sponsors:

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Don’t miss the excitement of this year’s event on July 9-12. If you haven’t registered yet, do so today at our website: www.roadrunner.travel.

RoadRUNNER’s 2009 Touring Weekend is sanctioned by the AMA.

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