This morning was cool, clear and sunny – perfect for a bike ride. I spent 2 hours on the Bacon Ridge trails in Crownsville, riding from the Phase 1 section north into the Phase 2 section, starting at the Hawkins entrance (see Alltrails). The further north I went, the more challenging the trails became, with large peaks and valleys, roots and tight turns. The trails are well maintained and traffic with other hikers and bikers was light all during my ride from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Afterwards, I stopped by Trailwerks, which is just a short drive up Generals Highway, to see the latest in mountain bike gear… Trailwerks actually started Bacon Ridge as a biking destination and helps manage the trail system. They recommended the Strava app to see all the trails for Bacon Ridge, Phases 1, 2 and 3.
For today’s post-ride bite I visited Gina’s Cantina around the bend from Trailwerks for a tasty beer (DB Eight Point) and a healthy Beyond Burger. Another great spot for post-ride socials is Lures Bar and Grille, which is just a minute from the trails.