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Tour de Gettysburg11-27-2021 08:007 Registered

11-27-2021
08:00
EST
11-27-2021
18:24
10-23-2021 13:14
11-26-2021 12:00
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RUSA 100
Hilly
10:24
Sunrise at 7:03:08 AM Sunset at 4:49:37 PM

William BECK
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McDonalds Woodbine
702 Lisbon Center Dr
Woodbine, MD 21797

$7.00
Registration is not open

This is the last in the fall 2021 series of DCRand populaires. 

The Tour de Gettysburg is a new route that includes a much more extensive tour of the Gettysburg battlefield than Woodbine-Gettysburg. (Thanks to Crista Borras since much of the tour was copied from her Devil’s Den route.) Starting at the Woodbine Highs, riders drop into the town of Woodbine, where the route turns west and riders warm up on a few steep hills on Flag Marsh and Watersville Rds. Moderate hills continue to Union Bridge at mile 36, where riders can resupply at a 7-Eleven (with restroom) that is a block off-route to the left on Main St. The route briefly rejoins the Woodbine-Gettysburg route in Taneytown for the final 16 miles to the Gettysburg National Military Park.

The battlefield tour includes many famous and important sites. The route enters the battlefield between Big and Little Round Tops, at the site of the famous bayonet charge by the 20th Maine to defend the end of the Union Line at Little Round Top. It then passes Devil’s Den and nearby Slaughter Pen before passing the Wheatfield. After passing the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor’s center, it goes to Spangler’s Spring and Culp’s Hill before entering the town of Gettysburg, where there is a 7-Eleven (no restroom) at mile 76 that can be used for fast resupply. Or there are many other eating options in the town that are only slightly off-route. The battlefield tour continues with a loop to the northwest of town through sites from the first day of the battle, including Oak Hill where the Eternal Light Peace Memorial is now located, and then a trip past the Lutheran Seminary and down Seminary Ridge along Confederate Lines during the third day of the battle. The Virginia monument is close to the location where Gen. Robert E. Lee met soldiers retreating from the failed Pickett’s Charge on the third day. Finally, at the south end of the battlefield, the route passes the launching point for the attack on Little Round Top on the second day of the battle, before climbing the flank of Big Round Top and exiting the battlefield where it entered between Big and Little Round Tops.

The return route to Woodbine follows a somewhat different path than outbound, but again passes through Union Bridge at mile 123, with resupply available at the 7-Eleven that is a block off-route to the right on Main St. It finishes with the same hilly 15-mile section as Woodbine-Gettysburg ,  with the welcome mile-long descent on Old Frederick Rd to the finish.

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