Lower Northern Neck bike ride planned Oct. 9

The route, marked in red, includes two loops.

Kilmarnock Brewhaus and Kilmarnock Orthopaedics will host a metric century bicycle ride (62 miles) at 9 a.m. October 9. The route will take riders through portions of Lancaster and Northumberland counties.

Optional shorter (30 miles) and longer (66 miles) rides will be available as well. Road bikes are recommended but not required.

The ride will begin and end in front of The Kilmarnock Brewhaus on West Church Street, Kilmarnock.

There will be three pace groups available, Group C-leisurely pace, Group B-moderate pace, and Group A-fast pace, reported ride organizer James McCoig.

The route includes an initial 30-mile loop into the southern part of Northumberland and the northern part of Lancaster, returning to the starting point. This circuit will be followed by a 32-mile loop out to Windmill Point and back. Refreshments will be available between the two loops in town.

“There is no fee for this ride,” said McCoig. “Riders will be required to wear a helmet and sign a waiver….

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