Cue sheet and GPS Files for Jan. 20th Glen Echo 106km

The Glen Echo 106km populaire starts from the Glen Echo Town Hall at 9:00 AM on January 20th, 2017.  HOWEVER, please park in the Clara Barton Park parking lot, NOT in residential streets in the neighborhood. Details about how to get to the Clara Barton Park parking lot, and how to ride your bike to the Town Hall are here

Registration  starts at the Town Hall at 8:00 am.

The cue sheets are now posted at 2018_dcr_glen_echo_106km_populaire_cue.zip

NOTE:This year’s route is substantially changed from last year.  We now take River Rd, outbound.  We no longer control at Denise Bakery, though riders who need supplies can make a little side trip (with caution, it’s a twisty, high-traffic road).  We no longer return all the way down River Rd, instead taking Esworthy Rd->Query Mill Rd->Glen Rd->Piney Meetinghouse Rd->River Rd (take caution around the self-entitled 0.1 percenters who don’t want to share the road).

The link to the GPS files is posted below. But please read this information before downloading them. Always get a copy of the final cue sheet. That final cue sheet contains the official route, so in case there is a conflict with the GPS file, you should resolve the conflict in favor of the cue sheet. Use the GPS as a handy-dandy adjunct. Keep your wits about you, as the GPS cannot notify you of road hazards — it is up to you to ride safely.We strongly recommend that you set your GPS to the settings below. We cannot guarantee that these will keep you on the official route, but if you have your GPS set some other way, it is entirely possible that it will take you off route, possibly onto unsafe roads. Go to the Setup->Routing page and set as follows:Guidance Method: Follow Road
Follow Road Method: Shortest Distance
Next Turn Pop-Up: On
Follow Road Options:
Off Route Recalculation: Prompted
Calculation Method: Best Route
Calculate Routes for: Car/Motorcycle
Avoid: (set to none – the route itself should control this)

By the way … make sure that your GPS either has maps already downloaded, or select the relevant maps around the routes. The GPS files are posted in a zip file at 2018_dcr_glen_echo_106km_populaire-gps.zip

The route is also posted to RidewithGPS.  Don’t use any “cue sheet” generated by RWGPS … use the official cue sheet posted above.

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