I took advantage of the warm weather we had on Saturday and decided to go for a long bike ride. I like the quiet country roads that lay north of Frederick city. These are easily accesible without crossing major traffic lanes. Several years ago I had done a motorcycle ride that visited the Covered Bridges of Frederick County . There are three that I know of in our county (Utica, Loys Station and Roddy Creek) and only six remain in Maryland. All are constructed in much the same way, being of wooden construction with barn style wooden planks and roofing.
17 miles of beautiful farmland scenery and I had reached my destination. The setting for Loys Station Park is quaint. Being nestled inside the bend of Owen's Creek, the park is hugged by water on three sides. The surrounding views of farmland are a perfect backdrop for the bridge that remains so well preserved. This is by far my favorite of the three bridges because there is opportunity here to rest, take in the scenery and play at the park if you have children (or the energy of a child).
Cycling in Frederick County can be one of the most rewarding outdoor activities we have to offer. Considering all the great destinations and beautiful country scenery, I'd bet that most anyone could find a ride that suits their ability and taste. Get up, Get out...
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