MD VA Getaways 2019

We got stir crazy at home waiting for the next trip. So, we took off for local destinations. Two hours south of us we found a town, Tangier Island, sinking in to the Chesapeake Bay where all of the 400 residents still speak a dialect of English from the 1800’s. Two hours to the west we found Maryland’s ‘Queen City,’ Cumberland. Once the gateway to the west and head of the busy C&O canal, it is now one of the poorest cities in America. Rich in culture and local pride, we fall in love with Cumberland by ebike.

  • Tangier Island: The sinking softshell capital of the world (9/27/2019) - Mainland Marylanders know that crossing the Bay Bridge on a Friday afternoon in the summer can be a slow and… ...
  • Loft Mountain (10/20/2019) - What a difference a year makes.  This time last October we left a consulting gig in Pennsylvania to take Betty west… ...
  • Big Meadows (10/20/2019) - The ranger warned us about the impending weather.  He recommended we leave before the front came through.  He said that once we… ...
  • The Sounds of Shenandoah (10/20/2019) - There are dozens of hikes along Skyline Drive, but without a car they were out of our reach. Surprisingly, bicycles… ...
  • Rapidan Camp (10/20/2019) - It was a “Those Were the Days” Friday on our last full day at Big Meadows. Rangers run seven tours… ...
  • Maryland Mountain Mission (11/5/2019) - It’s hard to find fresh lacinato kale (LK) in Bethesda.  Safeway and Harris Teeter used to carry it, but wilted… ...
  • Blazing Trails at Rocky Gap State Park (11/6/2019) - Eight miles and 4 hours of see your breath hiking with nothing but the sound of crispy brown leaves crunching… ...
  • Cumberland by eBike (11/7/2019) - Eight miles of rolling hills separate Rocky Gap from historic Cumberland.  10 minutes on I-68N and you’re downtown ordering 'two… ...
  • Bird, Bet and Bike at Rocky Gap Casino and Resort (11/8/2019) - The injured birds of prey at Rocky Gap State Park may not get altitude. But, they certainly give attitude at… ...
  • Where there’s a Wills, there’s a way (11/9/2019) - There’s a fine line between brave and stupid.  When a cold snap hit Cumberland on Friday with temperatures dropping into… ...