Baltimore Bike Club Mobile Schedule

Sunday, March 03, 2024

13 - 15 mph - Veloccino-PineyHill-Sparks 31 - 10:00 am - 31 mi - Gary Kelly,   4103759507,   garyskelly@verizon.net
START: ButlerFireHouse -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 15 mph,  Regrouping: None,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

I wasn't able to ride in December and parts of January because of minor eye surgeries.  As a result, I'm not in great shape so I'm forced to do and lead shorter rides.  Having said that, I'm offering a beautiful ride through horse country on Sunday morning from Veloccino.  Except for a short stretch on a shoulder on York Rd, every road we travel is a winner.

Above I say no regrouping but I don't really know.  It's a function of who shows up and how they're feeling.  Lately, fellow riders have been exceedingly kind where the faster riders have waited for the slower riders.  There's a pancake breakfast at Oregon Ridge but I'm going to avoid it because of the potential crowd.  Instead, we have the option of stopping at the Filling Station on York Rd for drinks, food or just a bathroom break.  The Filling Station has an extensive menu according to its website.

The forecast for Butler for Sunday is a high of 63, mostly cloudy and 5 mph winds with a 15% chance of rain.  Not too shabby for early March

Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Under-50-Miles/Veloccino-PineyHill-Sparks-31/
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38169289


16 And Over - Taneytown - Seven Steeples , Sixes Bridges - 10:00 am - 42 mi - Bob Rohlfing,   443-956-3582,   robbwr@yahoo.com
START: TMP -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 17 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Departing small parking lot off Playground Rd at Taneytown Memorial Park. Fast rollers to Emmitsburg . Rutters at 25 miles . Quick return.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41877024

Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Carroll-County/Under-50-Miles/Seven-Steeples--and--Sixes-Bridge/
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41877024


All Pace Long - Taneytown Seven Steeples and Sixes Bridge (copy) - 11:00 am - 43 mi - Mark Tabb,   4437647172,   marktabb@yahoo.com
START: Taneytown Memorial Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 13 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

A Carol and Walt special. Ride is very different than last week's Taneytown ride.

Terrain is fairly easy (a 5-6 on the World Famous MT 1-10 scale) (10,000 ft for 100 miles is a 10).  The ride is rolling with a bunch of gentle hills (not flat). I suspect most riders will average 11-14mph but all paces are welcome.

The temp should be in the low 60's, partly cloudy to cloudy and light winds (light winds are important for that area). I consider this a big plus for early March.

Lunch or snack in Emittsburg at mile 25 at a new large Rutters-lots of indoor seating and great food especially if one orders on their computer screen.

Please check this site if weather conditions change. I will post any possible cancellation by 8am.

I will bring lots of formatted cue sheets.TTaneytown Seven Steeples and Sixes Bridge (copy)aneytown Seven Steeples and Sixes Bridge (copy)

 

Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41877024


All Pace Short - MAYBERRY to LITTLESTOWN - 11:00 am - 32 mi - Gloria Epstein,   410 236 2129,   carlglo@verizon.net
START: RUN Runnymede E.S. 3000 Langdon Dr Westminster, MD 21158 -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 11 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Lunch,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

Join me at this popular start, Runnymede Elem Sch. Although there is only 1400 ft of climbing, there are some challenging hills at the beginning and end of the route. Most of the ride is rolling with very low traffic.Rest stop will be Royal Farms, Littlestown, PA, mi 18 ( instead of Subway).There will be paper cue sheets at the start.. Day of ride contact: 410 236 2129. The weather forecast looks great for Sunday (high 50's-low 60's, sun & clouds, light winds, no rain). Knowing how quickly conditions can change, make sure to check the rides schedule / forum early on Sunday for any last minute updates. There are no restrooms near the school; consider using convenience stores in Westminster on the way to Runnymede.

Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35376766


Monday, March 04, 2024

12 - 13 mph - Mike's figure 8 - 11:00 am - 31 mi - Mary Menne,   4107956571,   mcmbrm@gmail.com
START: Glenwood Community Center -- Ride Terrain: Rolling,  Ride Leader's Pace: 12 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

Glenwood 50+ Center (aka Glenwood Community Center and Senior center) is in the same complex with the Glenwood Branch of the Howard County Public Library on Route 97.  Directions available on Google Maps.

Park on the lot beside the Senior Center, which is to the left if you are facing the front of the building.  Rest Stop is not until mile 24.9.   Bring a snack and enough water to get you that far.

2,000' of climbing.

Paper cue sheets wil be available.

Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/43566158


Tuesday, March 05, 2024

16 And Over - MWP - Loch Raven Figleaf - 28 Miles - 10:00 am - 28 mi - Steve Zeldin,   4109386887,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: MWP - Meadowood Regional Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,    Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Clockwise roll around Loch Raven with some interesting extras. Bring a snack for the Eagles Nest. (2400 ft)

16&Over conversational pace - Come join the Fun!

 

 

Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45185440


Wednesday, March 06, 2024

16 And Over - Belmont Butler Belfast 36 - 10:00 am - 35. mi - Greg Fromme,   443-844-7401,   fromme719@gmail.com
START: Meadowood Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Nice ride on mostly familiar roads starting out on Hillside Rd.  No planned stop, but there is a restroom at Veloccino Cafe at mile 16 if needed.

 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44896561

Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Under-50-Miles/Belmont-Butler-Belfast-36/


Tuesday, March 12, 2024

16 And Over - TMP - Taneytown to Thurmont 47 - 10:00 am - 47 mi - Steve Zeldin,   410-938-6887,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: TMP - Taneytown Memorial Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Rolling, scenic ride to Thurmont w/climb on Catoctin Furnace Rd before rest stop @ Sheetz, mile 24. Return via a brief foray into PA on Mason-Dixon before a roll on Harney back to the park.

Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Carroll-County/Under-50-Miles/Taneytown-to-Thurmont-47/
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42242619


Friday, March 15, 2024

16 And Over - MWP - (r)Ides of March - 49 Miles - Cafe & Soothsayer Ride - 9:30 am - 49 mi - Steve Zeldin,   4109386887,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: MWP - Meadowood Regional Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

March 15th ride where we do a nice ride to a Cafe and discuss the soothsayers forecast. (During Caesar's parade on the feast of Lupercal, a soothsayer warns Caesar to "Beware the (r)Ides of March", a warning he disregards.)

A 9:30am departure has Caesar telling Brutus that the return will be "at two".

Check Calendar/Forums/Other Auspacies* for any weather related changes.  Come join the fun!

The coin, known as the “Eid Mar” and valued at $4.2 million, features the face of Marcus Junius Brutus, the onetime friend and ally of Caesar who, along with other Roman senators, murdered him on the Ides of March in 44 B.C. According to historians and experts, Brutus had the coins minted in gold and silver to applaud Caesar’s downfall and to pay his soldiers during the civil war that followed the killing.

*Other Auspices may include:
 ex caelo; ex avibus; ex tripudiis; ex quadrupedibus; & ex diris  Being partial to Cathartes aurae, I will use vultures to help determine any ride schedule changes.

 

Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Under-50-Miles/Meadowood-Hampstead-Cyclonic-49/
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42187499


Tuesday, March 19, 2024

16 And Over - MWP - Vernal Equinox Marriotsville Loop - 45 Miles - 9:36 am - 45 mi - Steve Zeldin,   4109386887,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: MWP - Meadowood Regional Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Last ride of Winter as we observe the Spring Equinox at 11:06 this evening.

If you are not a Winter rider but want to experience that last bit of Winter - NOW'S YOUR CHANCE!

Vernal Equinox Ride - We soon will have true "Spring".  Or at least Sol, our star, is directly over the equator and casting solar brilliance equally between the tellurian hemispheres.  This ride starts thirteen hours (and change) pre-equinox.

We ride the full extent of Old Court Rd to Marriottsville and then return via Wards Chapel to Glyndon and Padonia to Thornton.  Five biggish climbs and a bunch of rolling for about 3000 ft.

Dunkin Donuts is closed mile 17.6 on Old Frederick so we will break in Reisterstown at mile 30 WaWa .  To make sure we do all of Old Court, we start by heading east on Joppa Rd to Hunts Church which will warm us up before the Park School climb.

Riding "global warming vernal pace" with moments of enthusiasm countered by regrouping.  Come Join the Fun!

 

Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Under-50-Miles/Marriotsville-Loop-45/
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42112704


Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Social Events - BBC Executive Board Meeting - 7:00 pm - mi - Nabil Ali MD, Ellen Hochman, David Schallich, Steve Zeldin,   ,  
START: Bicycle Connection - 10435 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030 -- Ride Terrain: Very Hilly,        

All BBC members may attend; seating limited however, so please RSVP with a club officer.

Door will only be open some period before the meeting, then locked for the meeting with admittance accomplished by phone.

Agenda items should be sent to BBC Secretary ahead of the meeting.

 



Sunday, April 14, 2024

Ride Events - 4th ANNUAL SEASON OPENER - 9:30 am - mi - Gloria Epstein,   410 665 3012,   carlglo@verizon.net
START: Taneytown Memorial Park,Taneytown Pike & Park Rd, Taneytown, MD --        

Our Season Opener features 4 rides with leaders.: rural, scenic & mostly low traffic roads and an after-rides social with bagels,cream cheese, hummus and more. Rain date: Sunday, April 15.

rwgps event: https://ridewithgps.com/events/303230-bbc-2024-season-opener

Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/events/303230-bbc-2024-season-opener


13 - 15 mph - 4th ANNUAL SEASON OPENER 47 - 9:30 am - 47 mi - Gene Young,   410 622 1353,   genejr@comcast.net
START: TMP Taneytown Memorial Park, Taneytown, MD -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 13 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  

                                   TANEYTOWN TO THURMONT 47

IMPORTANT: Gene Young will be leading this ride @13-15mph pace starting @9:30am.

Mostly rolling, scenic ride with climb on Cactoctin Furnace Rd before rest stop inThurmont @Sheetz, mile 24. Return via a brief foray into PA on Mason-Dixon before a roll on Harney back to the park.

If staying for the after-ride social w/refreshments, contact Gloria: carlglo@verizon.net; (h)410 665 3012;    (c) 410 236 2129. There will be bagels, cream cheese, hummus & more. BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR AFTER-RIDE SOCIAL- WED, APRIL 10  (RAIN DATE SUNDAY,  APRIL21 

 

                 

Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Carroll-County/Under-50-Miles/Taneytown-to-Thurmont-47/
Tcx url: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/42242619


10 - 12 mph - 4th ANNUAL SEASON OPENER 27mi - 10:00 am - 27 mi - Adriana Pukalski,   443 799 4846,   adrianapukalski@gmail.com
START: TMP Taneytown Memorial Park, Taneytown, MD -- Ride Terrain: Rolling,  Ride Leader's Pace: 10 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  

                                         TANEYTOWN TO LITTLESTOWN 27

.Mostly gentle, rolling terrain with a rest stop @Royal Farms in Littlestown, PA, mile 17. There will be paper cue sheets at the start. Leader will sweep.

If you plan to stay for the after-ride social w/refreshments, contact Gloria: carlglo@verizon.net; (h) 410 665 3012; (c) 410 236 2129. There will be bagels, cream cheese hummus and more. BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR AFTER-RIDE SOCIAL- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10   RAIN DATE- SUNDAY, APRIL 21. 

Web Link: /baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Carroll-County/Under-50-Miles/Taneytown-Littlestown-27/
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35487641


All Pace Long - 4th ANNUAL SEASON OPENER 38mi - 10:00 am - 38 mi - Nabil Ali,   205-862-2573,   nabilali4321@outlook.com
START: TMP Taneytown Memorial Park, Taneytown, MD -- Ride Terrain: Rolling,  Ride Leader's Pace: 12 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  

Enjoy a ride to Lower Pennsylvania farmland country.

Rural very low traffic scenic & peaceful farmland ride. Intended for a pleasant, easy-going tour! Mostly rolling with extended farmland stretches. New 37.7-mile route!

First Rest Stop (snack & toilet) at 19.8 miles (Porta Potty on the left by the Ranch!) Second Rest Stop at 27.9 miles for Lunch/snack at Royal Farms, in Littlestown.

You can download the route to your device from RWGPS at the given link (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42397134), and you can print a cue sheet by clicking on "More" tab and then on "Print Map & Cue PDF."

Paper cue sheets will also be available at the start.

If you plan to stay for the after-ride social w/refreshments, contact Gloria: carlglo@verizon.net; (h) 410 665 3012; (c) 410 236 2129.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR AFTER-RIDE SOCIAL- WEDNESDAY, APRIL10  RAIN DATE-SUNDAY, APRIL 21.

Web Link: /baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Carroll-County/Under-50-Miles/2023-Season-Opener-38/
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42397134


16 And Over - 4th ANNUAL SEASON OPENER 47 - 10:00 am - 47 mi - Bob Rohlfing,   443 956 3582,   robbwr@yahoo.com
START: TMP Taneytown Memorial Park , Taney -- Ride Terrain: Rolling,  Ride Leader's Pace: 17 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  

                                     TANEYTOWN TO THURMONT  47

 IMPORTANT: Bob Rohlfing wii be leading this ride @16 and over pace, 10am start.

Rolling, scenic ride to Thurmont w/climb on Catoctin Furnace Rd before rest stop @ Sheetz, mile 24. Return via a brief foray into PA on Mason-Dixon before a fast return on Harney back to the park. Paper cue sheets will be available at the start.

Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Carroll-County/Under-50-Miles/Taneytown-to-Thurmont-47/
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42242619