SANDY SPRING -- A strong summer thunderstorm swept through Montgomery County yesterday, dampening the Cycle Across Maryland Century Day, just one day before the tour will end.
The squall reached Sherwood High School around 5 p.m. and drove participants, tour organizers and hospitality table people into the school with the heavy downpour.
The storm also left several cyclists to battle both the elements and the longest day of cycling for the tour.
Tour organizers scambled their "Sag Cars" to patrol the cycling route for stranded participants.
Many were seen biking into the high school before and after the storm.
Friends and relatives of those still on the road waited under the portico of the school's facade for information on the week-long event.