Baltimore Bike Club Mobile Schedule

Saturday, June 22, 2024

14 - 15 mph - Sparks-Piney Hill 33-Cancelled - 6:15 am - 33 mi - Gene Young,   4106221353,   genejr@comcast.net
START: Sparks Elem -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

Code Orange air quality and hotter/more humid weather than forecasted. Early moderately hilly ride to beat the heat.  Sunrise is 540am in Sparks.  Possible bailout at mile 22 if heat becomes too much.  Bring enough water and a snack for a quick break at Monkton Rd rail trail crossing at mile almost 26.  I will have paper cue sheets.

Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36396907


All Pace Short - CANCELLED Lindale-Ranger Figure 8 - 8:30 am - 31 mi - Eugene Bayer,   443-850-0671,   eugenebayer@gmail.com
START: LIN: Lindale Middle School -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 12 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

CANCELLED due to expected high temps. 

 



14 - 15 mph - Prettyboy Plunge Lite 33 - 9:00 am - 33 mi - Gary Kelly,   4103759507,   garyskelly@verizon.net
START: Butler Volunteer Fire Company -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 15 mph,  Regrouping: None,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

This is a very scenic and very hilly but short ride through the Prettyboy watershed.  There are five "big girl" climbs and numerous smaller ones.  The rest stop is around mile 22 at the High's on Rayville Rd.  It was Wally's.  The return is 11 miles with only one big climb.

I'm posting this short ride because of the high heat predicted for Saturday.  We'll ride 22 miles early then take a hydration break.  Then it's only 11 miles to finish.  Regrouping depends on who shows up and how mellow the front group is.

 

Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Under-50-Miles/Prettyboy-Plunge-Lite-33/
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38616836


Monday, June 24, 2024

14 - 15 mph - Some roads Some NCR Trail - 9:00 am - 20 mi - Renee Faison ,   ,   410-458-2729
START: BFS - Butler Fire Station -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 15 mph,  Regrouping: Frequent,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Start Butler Fire Station and head towards NCR Trail off of Glencoe Rd. for some shade. I did this ride last week on my road bike. Quick stop at MONKTON Station. I will bring cue sheets. Ride not in cue library.


Tuesday, June 25, 2024

16 And Over - TMP - Russells Three Taverns with Ice Cream - 59 Miles - 8:30 am - 59 mi - Steve Zeldin,   4109386887,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: TMP Taneytown Memorial Park, Taneytown, MD -- Ride Terrain: Rolling,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,    Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Note: 8:30 Start.

This is a pre-ride of the BBC 16&Over Summer Picnic route.  This version includes a short jag at mile 41 to get ice cream at the Gettysburg Campground - very nice (adds under a tenth mile).

Come join the fun!

Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47040956


Sunday, June 30, 2024

Tandem - TANDEM: New Oxford Express - 9:30 am - 41 mi - Michael & Evie Reinsel,   410-736-0759,   mreinsel1@verizon.net
START: TMP -- Ride Terrain: Rolling,  Ride Leader's Pace: 13 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Lunch,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Join the B-W tandems for some fun on this great cycling route--designed by tandem emeritus Walt Russell--to quaint New Oxford, PA. We will have lunch at the Pizza Garden Italian Restaurant about 19.5 miles into the ride. Excellent tandem terrain (not very hilly:) through Maryland and Pennsylvania farmland. Please park in the Playground Parking lot--gps route works best from there--entrance from route 140 toward Taneytown.  ***Parking location is a change from my first posting of this ride.*** Portable toilets are available within walking distance of the parking lot. Bring your stories from the Chestertown, ETR, and Saranac Lake rallies to share on this first Saturday of Summer. 

Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38930643


Ride Events - Instructional Series Week 6--Jacksonville - 9:30 am - 17- mi - Adriana Pukalski,   4437994846,   ride.leader.adriana@gmail.com
START: Manor Shopping Center, Phoenix MD -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,    Regrouping: Frequent with Sweep,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

A third road ride through beautiful northern Baltimore County.  Ride departs from Manor Shopping Center off of Sweet Air Road near Phoenix, MD. Distances of 13 and 17 miles. As always, cycling fundamentals and safety will be demonstrated prior to the ride. Park on the north side of the parking lot, away from the stores.  Suggested arrival time is 10-15 early to set up your bike or ask any questions. 



Saturday, July 06, 2024

16 And Over - Skyline Drive - Shenandoah National Park - 9:00 am - 84 mi - Jeff Blankman,   410-371-7038,   jeff_blankman@msn.com
START: Front Royal, VA -- Ride Terrain: Very Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 15 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

This is a low traffic, very scenic, hilly out-and-back on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.  Ride starts at the north entrance gate in Front Royal, Mile 0.  The turnaround point is at Skyland at Mile 41.  There is also a rest stop at the Elkwallow Wayside around Mile 24 that we will re-group at both going out and returning.

You will likely average ~2 mph slower on Skyline Drive than on the typical Baltimore County BBC rides!

Since this is an out-and-back and there are numerous overlooks and the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center at Mile 5, the ride can be shortened.

There is a fee to enter the park (bikes are less expensive than cars).  I have a season pass that will allow 4 cyclists to enter.

Meet at Skyline High School, about 1 mile from the north entrance gate to Skyline Drive.

There is no cue sheet for the ride since it's pretty straightforward.



Sunday, July 07, 2024

Ride Events - Instructional Series Week 7--Sparrows Point - 9:30 am - 22 mi - Adriana Pukalski,   4437994846,   ride.leader.adriana@gmail.com
START: Sparrows Point High School -- Ride Terrain: Flat,    Regrouping: Frequent with Sweep,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

A 20 mile ride starting from Sparrows Point High School (SPHS)and going through historic Fort Howard. The ride is rich in history of the War of 1812 which resulted in the attack in 1814 which generated our Star-Spangled Banner. Here is information about a park we will also visit: http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/parkquest/pages/northpoint.aspx
 
To GPS the SPHS, enter 7400 North Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21219. Below are the directions:
 
To: SPARROWS POINT HS/MS from the North or East of Baltimore:
From Inner Loop of I-695 to Exit 42, Rt. 151 (North Point Blvd). At end of ramp, bear RIGHT on Rt. 151 South. Go under I-695 then make a quick LEFT at the traffic light on Old North Point Road. Go about one mile and make a LEFT into to school (just after convenience store).
 
To: SPARROWS POINT HS/MS from the South of Baltimore:
From I-695 cross Key Bridge to Exit 43. (IMPORTANT:  As you approach the Key Bridge, the exit numbers go down to Exit 1.  Exit 43 is after the bridge.)  At end of ramp, bear LEFT on Rt. 158 East (Bethlehem Blvd.) Go one mile to traffic light. Cross 151 (North Point Blvd.) and continue straight on Old North Point Road. Go about one mile -make a LEFT into to school (after the convenience store).
 
Here is the Ride with GPS navigation: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40081690  
 
 


Saturday, July 20, 2024

Casual - Columbia Casual Ride - 9:00 am - 10 mi - Diane Phillips LaGuerre,   4103402444,   phillipslaguerre@gmail.com
START: Christ Episcopal Church Columbia -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 10 mph,  Regrouping: Frequent with Sweep,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

A tour of Columbia on bike paths and roads.  This is a casual ride good for those who are starting out and learning to ride on the road as well as the bike paths. More experienced riders are also welcome to attend and enjoy this beautiful ride.  Come for a little exercise, good company and a tour of Columbia's trails.  Mostly flat, but it is Columbia so there are a few places you will need to gear down. 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40676221

 

Starts at 9 am.  Drive to the shady rear parking lot of the church.

Christ Episcopal Church Parking lot 6800 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, MD 21045

Web Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40676221
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40676221


Sunday, July 21, 2024

Ride Events - BBC 2024 ANNUAL PICNIC-BLACK-OUT DATE - 8:00 am - mi - Bill Blankenship,   ,  
START: TMP - Taneytown Memorial Park -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,        

Don't miss the club's Annual Picnic - great rides for all paces, delicious buffet and plenty of time for socializing. And it's FREE for all members.

MUST REGISTER BY JULY 20  Click on homepage picnic icon or see upcoming Constant Contact email for details and directions to the park.



Sunday, July 28, 2024

Tandem - Winfield to Union Bridge - 10:00 am - 41 mi - Phil David,   410-206-1835,   phil21797@gmail.com
START: Mayeski Park, W Old Liberty Dr, Sykesville, MD 21784 -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 12 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Lunch,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

This is a scenic, low-traffic, 41 mile ride from Mayeski Park in Winfield (the park has a Sykesville street address) to Union Bridge on small country roads. There's around 2400 feet of climbing over the 41 mile route. Porta potties are available at the ride start. A rest stop will be at the Flood Zone Marketplace & Brewery at mile 27.6 (food, drinks, bathroom, outside picnic tables under shade trees). All roads are paved except for half a mile of smooth, hard packed stone at mile 21.  Paper cue sheets will be available at the ride start. The Flood Zone's web site is: floodzonebrewery.com

Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46130980