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Chesapeake and North Beaches

Chesapeake and North Beaches

These resort towns are Maryland's best kept secret, so don't tell anyone. But,what about bicycling there?
The area is beautifukl and peacefuk, but given some traffic and not very wide streets, what about safety? I don't recall seeing bike lanes, although at the time I wasn't looking for them.
Thanks in advance for your input.
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Re: Chesapeake and North Beaches

I've found cycling in the North Beach and Chesapeake Beach areas to be wonderful. While there are no bike lanes, the major roads are wide enough and some have shoulders. The terrain tends to be gently rolling.

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Re: Chesapeake and North Beaches

Agreed - Rando Bob has a cracking ride to North Beach from BWI.  A couple of trafficky bits, but otherwise very pleasant.  Good roads, fine and changing scenery, good stops.  The Bay Country Century stops right on the beach.

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Re: Chesapeake and North Beaches

I'm obviously being pressed into service by Janet and Tim.
Baltimore to Chesapeake Beach ride is newly added as the June Ramble. Date is Sunday the 26th.
Louis, if you're interested I can point out sections of my ride that might be more useful for your ride.

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Re: Chesapeake and North Beaches

Bob
I would definitely be interested in sections of your ride that pertain to North and Chesapeake Beaches and its environs. Your
ride from Baltimore would be beyond my/our skill levvel.
I like that area very much. It's peaceful, relaxing and without the tackiness and superficilaity of OC. Having said that, our
recent ride from OC to Bethany, Delaware earlier this month was wonderful as was riding the boardwalk the next day.
That is except for dodging the plague of recumbents doing wheelies and circles.
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Louis,
An approx 20 mile loop  that would go from mile 42 on my bikely route here:
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/BW … -Beach-v-2
south thru both North and Ches beaches. you can stop at Brownies beach/Bayfront park and dip your toes into the bay. continue around to Dalrymple coming inland. This section has some "decent" climbing to get away from the shore. Take Solomons past ches. Beach rd and go R on Friendship back towards the shore again. I can't say where it'd be best to park, but there is easy parking in the towns and at Brownie's beach.
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