After last year I decided that the Hoppy100 is better off as a metric century – since the stopping and getting lost meant we finished well after dark. Of course after mapping this years route all out and thinking about times and stops and all that – well it ended up being just a hair under 72 miles (115.55 km). Oh well.
So, here is what we have in store for this year:
Date: Sunday August 18th, 2013
Departure Time: Meet at 730ish, depart at 800am-ish
Departure Location: Heurich House Museum 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Route: Meander through DC, then into Virginia. Many stops, loops and places to abandon (for whatever reason). The important stops/pass-bys are:
Mile 0: Heurich House Museum – Gather outside the mansion of German immigrant, and prominent brewer Christian Heurich. It all starts where it all began…
Mile 4.6: Pass by Atlas Brew Works – they won’t be open, but you better familiarize yourself with them, they launch in your favorite bars starting the first week of September!
Mile 5.6: Pass by Bardo Brewpub. Open, but not yet brewing, this outdoor bar is bike, dog and summer fun friendly. You might pass right by it if you don’t know your brewing equipment! This is a reincarnation of one of the top brewpubs in the country (Formerly Bardo and Dr. Dremos in Arlington)
Mile 15.2: Pass by Bluejacket Brewery – once open they’ll be serving some crazy good food, and even crazier beers. The brain child of Greg Engert (Churchkey/Birch & Barley) with help from brewer Meg Parisi (formerly of the amazing Cambridge Brewing Company in Massachusetts)
Mile 41.4: Stop for lunch at Mad Fox Brewing Co. – Check out their menu, it will hit the spot! (And of course, you should sample a beer).
Mile 53.9: Sample some delicious brew at Port City Brewing Company. Will we get lost again this year? Will it rain cats and dogs and flood the trail? The only sure bet is that you’ll enjoy the beer.
Mile 71.8: Finish at Comet Ping Pong, where New Belgium will be hosting a DC Beer Week event called “The Beer, The Bike & Ping Pong”.
Things I can Guarantee:
1) We might get lost once or twice. I haven’t ridden all of this route, so there may be surprises!
2) Nobody will be dropped, this is a long day so it needs to be fun as well.
3) We may deviate from the planned route for any number of reasons.
4) Food stops will happen.
5) Nobody under 21 should plan on riding.
6) Zero tolerance for getting on a bike if you have had too much to drink.
7) I take no liability/responsibility for anyone other than myself. Ride along at your own risk.
8) Rain or shine event – Sharknado or similar events cancel.
Let me know if you’re coming!