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Baker’s Dozen is Five Years Old!

After four years of almost perfect weather for each of the preceding versions of the Baker's Dozen, Mother Nature decided to test the mettle of both the race organizers and all of the hardy racer's that plan to spend a weekend matching themselves against the rock and dirt of Rockland Farm.  Fortunately for Mike and [...]

Snotcycle Turns Into Hike/RunCycle

Preparations on Friday for the Snotcycle this Saturday did not go quite as planned. Trying to lay down a tire track on the race course proved too difficult to accomplish. Mike and Harriet then picked up the gauntlet and cross country skied the entire course which took them over 3 hours. At least we thought [...]

Snotcycle Pre-Ride January 22nd 2011 9AM – 2PM

Following the directions available on BikeReg, come onto Rockland Farm via Farm Lane and park in the pasture. I will have a table set up with the waivers and hopefully a nice big warm fire in the fire pit. Come by to sign a waiver and get pointed in the correct direction to ride the [...]

Cattle Crossing a Muddy Success!

Standing out in the  pasture with the temperature hovering in the 30's and rain a constant companion all day it was amazing to see all the excited racers drive up and prepare to cover their bikes and bodies with some of the finest Rockland Farm mud.  As the ruts grew deeper, the track grew wider [...]

Running Rocks on Rockland Farm 2010

Potomac River Running and Plum Grove Cyclery have partnered to bring you trail running on Rockland Farm.  Featuring a beautiful 8 mile course that takes you from the pine trees along the edge of the property, across the pasture and into the woods where you eventually find the Potomac River and [...]

Loudoun County Farm Tour

Spectacular spring weather beckoned my wife and our neighbors as we left Leesburg on our mountain bikes last Saturday. We rode up the W&OD path west to Purcellville where it conveniently terminates next door to Magnolia's bar and restaurant. Having completed just over 11 miles we were suitably thirsty and hungry for a nice sit [...]

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Baker’s Dozen Pre-Ride!

The weather and conditions were as perfect as they could be for the last Pre-ride for the 2010 edition of the Baker's Dozen. Although I only managed to carve out time for one lap plus an extra loop in the Pine Trees, the trail is about as fast as I have ever seen it. As [...]