Sun, Oct 8, 2023

Off-Road Tour

Dickerson, MD Assembly Point

About this event

Join us on Sunday, October 8th, for guest tour master Jim Hemig’s second PCA Chesapeake off-road tour, which will start with a “Cars and Coffee.” We will then go for a short gravel-road drive, and finish at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard for food, drinks, and club camaraderie. This event starts and ends in the Sugarloaf area and explores Western Maryland.

This all-new tour will take participants on a scenic drive through Maryland’s rural back country with a mix of narrow paved and narrow gravel roads. Don’t fret though, this isn’t an extreme off-road drive, but a casual, slow, and short scenic drive. The term “off road” is used because it’s not on paved roads. The lunch at the end of the tour is optional.

About Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain is a small (1,283 foot) mountain and park about 10 miles south of Frederick, MD. The closest town is Barnesville, located just over one mile from the foot of the mountain. The peak of this relatively low mountain is approximately 800 feet higher than the surrounding farmland. Sugarloaf Mountain was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1969. It is a notable example of an admission-free, privately owned scenic park (although donations are requested).

About Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard has been embraced by wine enthusiasts since it opened in 2006 for its award-winning vintages that reflect precision and passion in the science and art of winemaking. Grown amid the unique microclimate at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain, the winery’s 22 acres of vines are predominately French vinifera clones grafted on American rootstock and were carefully selected by world-renowned viticulturist Lucie  Morton. They currently grow six white and six red varieties. Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard offers paid wine tasting, wine glass and bottle purchases, and food trucks, as well as limited inside seating, but plenty of outside seating.


  • Assembly Point: Dickerson, MD 20842
  • When: October 8th, Sunday, at 10:00 AM for coffee and pastries
  • Driver’s Meeting: 10:45 AM
  • Departure: First cars off at 11:00 AM
  • Destination: Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, 18125 Comus Road, Dickerson, MD 20842
  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Drive ETA: Approximately 50 minutes
  • Hike ETA: 30 minutes or more, at your leisure

By signing up for and joining any of our driving events, registrants acknowledge and assume all the risks in and full responsibility for their participation. PCA waiver forms must be completed and signed by all, online or on paper. Note that planned events are subject to change, for weather-related or other reasons. 


  • Registration will open at 1 PM on September 4th and close at 1 PM on October 5th.
  • PCA members and their guests must be registered and confirmed to join this event.
    • Drivers must be adult PCA members with a valid driver’s license.
  • Fee $5 per adult; maximum fee $10 per car; minors (17 and younger) free.
  • MotorsportReg charges a $2 booking fee for every registration (not for every person).
  • Route instructions and other documents will be sent to confirmed registrants via e-mail between October 5th and October 7th . If you have not received the documents by 6 PM on October 7th, please email
  • This event has capacity limits for cars and people.
  • Non-Porsche vehicles are able to participate in this event. However, the vehicle must be capable of driving off road.

QUESTIONS: Send tour-related questions to Rich Ehrlich, Co-Chair, Tour & Rally Committee at

Entries (24)

Lawrence Turnbull
Kaye Morton
Robert Lyon
Rick Soloway
Steve Buss
Michael Ricketts
Clausen Krzywicki
Daniel Mattes

Dickerson, MD Assembly Point

Dickerson, MD


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Off-Road Tour

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