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Ateaze Senior Center Cycling Seniors

The Cycling Seniors pose for a group photo
Ateaze Senior Center
7401 Holabird Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21222
Phone: 410-887-7233
Fax: 410-887-7356
Email: ateazesc@baltimorecountymd.gov

Cycling Seniors Schedule

Welcome to the Ateaze Cycling Seniors for 2017. The program has been in place since 1991.

All Rides start at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Ride leader has the option to move ride start one hour earlier in case of hot weather. If weather is questionable, check email or call the leader. Helmets are required on all rides.

Rider Responsibility

  • Your bike should be in good condition. You should have two water bottles, pump and tools to fix a flat.
  • Pick a ride that is within your ability take into account terrain and distance.
  • If the weather is hotter or colder than normal, be sure you are capable of riding under this condition.
  • Be at the ride start at least 15 minutes early to allow time to get your bike ready and sign in.

Baltimore County Department of Aging requires all program participants to be registered members of the center to which they engage in activity. Therefore, ride leaders will have available registrations forms for new members. If you registered last year, a volunteer will be contacting you via telephone to update your application. This process also strengthens the Cycling Senior Program.

Ateaze Senior Center welcomes donations in support of this program. Please mail to the Ateaze Senior Center, 7401 Holabird Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21222. Please mark the envelope and check Cycling Seniors.

Lancaster County Two-Day Ride

We will have a two-day bike ride based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in May.

May 4 and 5—Overnight accommodations can be made for May 4, 2017 at the Harvest Drive Family Inn, call 717-768-7186. Be sure to ask for Cheryl and say that you are part of the Cycling Senior group and the room rate will be $89 before taxes. Sign up by April 29. I have asked the motel to set aside 10 rooms. They will hold the rooms until the end of April. Identify yourself as a Cycling Senior when you register to get that price. You may also check in one day early and get the same rate. Additional details on this ride are available in the listings below.

Schedule: Spring

Friday, March 24

Downs Park and Environs
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Our Lady of Chesapeake Church, 8325 Ventnor Road, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
GPS: Latitude 39.111082, Longitude -76.453812
Leaders: Delores McBirney, call 443-812-8298, email deloresmcbirney@verizon.net; Katie Kinzie, call 410-375-8178, email kinziekt2@verizon.net
Description: 22 miles. Explore several waterfront communities in the Pasadena area. A flat, easy ride with some great views of the Chesapeake Bay, includes 3 miles of paved bike path through Downs Park. Brown bag lunch in the park or an optional lunch at the end.
Directions: Take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) to Exit 2. Take MD-10 to end and bear left toward MD-100 East toward Gibson Island. Continue straight on MD-100 thru two traffic lights to end. Merge onto MD-177 East (Mountain Road). Continue 3.25 miles to Ventnor Road. Turn left to Our Lady of Chesapeake Church. Parking lot on right.

Monday, March 27

Ranger Station to and around BWI Trail
Level: This ride is mostly flat with a few hills
Meet: Ranger Station 51 West Earleigh Heights Road, Severna Park, Maryland 21146
GPS: Latitude 39.097253, Longitude -76.569913
Leaders: Delores McBirney, call 443-812-8298, email deloresmcbirney@verizon.net; Katie Kinzie, call 410-375-8178, email kinziekt2@verizon.net
Description: 25.7 miles. Ride the B and A trail to the BWI trail and back. Brown bag lunch.
Directions: Take MD-2 south to Earleigh Heights Road. Go right approximately 0.3 miles to the parking lot on the right side of Earleigh Heights Road at the B and A trail.

Friday, March 31

Tour de North Point Peninsula
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Parking lot at the Food Lion Store on the left side of 7514 North Point Road
GPS: Latitude 39.235976, Longitude -76.442148
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 433-570-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: An easy ride of 22 miles on flat roads. The roads are two lane without shoulders. There could be some traffic, but not too heavy. Visit Fort Howard, North Point State, Black Marsh Wildlands, Swan Point, and Bay Shore.
Directions: From the north, take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) to Exit 42. Turn onto North Point Road (not Boulevard) toward Edgemere and Fort Howard. In about 1 mile the Food Lion will be on your left. From the south, take I-695 across the Key Bridge to Exit 43. Take Bethlehem Boulevard to its end at an intersection. Cross North Point Boulevard at the traffic light, turn onto North Point Road towards Fort Howard. Turn left into the Food Lion parking lot.

Monday, April 3

Four Trails Ride
Level: This ride has some hills
Meet: Southwest Park and Ride (CTP), 1198 South Rolling Road, Catonsville, Maryland 21228
GPS: 39* 14' 49.6" N, 76* 43' 10.9" W
Leaders: Dick and Diana Voelkel, call 410-744-6941 (home), 410-300-6059 (cell, day of ride), email voelkeldi@verizon.net
Description: 27 or 23 miles rolling ride on trails and roads, some short hills. Bring lunch to eat in Patapsco Park.
Directions: Take I-95 to I-195 West. Exit at end into park and ride on Rolling Road.

Friday, April 7

Cherry Blossom Ride
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Belle Haven Parking Lot next to Mount Vernon Trail off of George Washington Memorial Parkway, Alexandria, Virginia 22307
GPS: Latitude 38.777872, Longitude -77.051653
Leader: Bob Carson, call 410-828-8604, email bikebob@comcast.net
Description: Approximately 21 miles. Mostly flat ride. Bring picnic lunch to eat at the Tidal Basin. There is an opportunity to lengthen the ride. You can start at Mount Vernon but leave early enough to meet us at Belle Haven at 10 a.m.
Directions: Travel south on Interstate 95 (which becomes the Capital beltway). As you cross the Potomac River on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, get in right hand local lanes for Alexandria. After you cross the bridge, take Exit 177 to Mount Vernon. The exit takes you to a light at South Washington Street. Take a right on South Washington. Washington Street becomes the George Washington Memorial Parkway as you leave Alexandria. Go 1.5 miles to left into the Belle Haven Parking lot.

Monday, April 10

Ranger Station around BWI and into Kinder Park
Level: This Ride has some hills with shorter flat option
Meet: Ranger Station 51 West Earleigh Heights Road, Severna Park, Maryland 21146
GPS: Latitude 39.097253, Longitude -76.569913
Leader: Claudia Seelig, call 301-984-3216 (home) or 240-271-8414 (cell, day of ride), email seeligcas@aol.com
Description: 31-mile mostly flat ride from Earleigh Heights around BWI airport, then into Kinder Park. Shorter option—13-mile option to ride on B and A Trail. Brown bag lunch at picnic table overlook on BWI Trail.
Directions: Take I-97 to MD-100 East. Go to MD-2 south to Earleigh Heights Road. Right approximately 0.5 mile to parking lots on either side of Earleigh Heights Road.

Friday, April 14

Crab Cake Ride
Level: This ride has some hills
Meet: Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
GPS: Latitude 39.138204, Longitude -76.608314
Leader: Rob Maslin, call 410-494-6996, email rsmaslin@aol.com
Description: 23 miles on the B and A and BWI trails with some hills. Lunch at G and M Restaurant or Olive Grove Restaurant.
Directions: From I-695 travel south on I-97 for 1.7 miles. At Exit 16, take ramp right for MD-648 toward Ferndale and Glen Burnie, 0.2 mile. Turn left onto MD-648 South (Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard), 1.3 miles. Bear right onto MD-2 South (Ritchie Highway). Go 1.7 miles, turn right at Marley Station Mall. Proceed to rear of mall behind J C Penney.

Monday, April 17

Quiet Waters
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Annapolis Neck Library Parking Lot, 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, Maryland 21403
GPS: Latitude 38.947486, Longitude -76.493043
Leader: Kim Warner, Jr., call 410-997-4754 (home) or 443-745-1487 (cell), email tby1208@verizon.net
Description: Approximately 22 miles. Mostly flat. Includes a brief stop at Thomas Point Lighthouse Park. Lunch at conclusion of the ride. Brown bag lunch. Cycle into Quiet Waters Park to eat at water’s edge.
Directions: I-695 to I-97 south to US-50 East. Keep right for exit to MD-665 (Aris T Allen Boulevard) becomes Forest Drive. Remain on Forest Drive for 4 miles to right on Hillsmere at light. Pass entrance to Quiet Waters Park. Go left into Eastport Annapolis Library parking lot.

Friday, April 21

Tour de Bowleys Quarters
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Sunset Cove, 3408 Red Rose Farm Road, Middle River, Maryland 21220
GPS: Latitude 39.323973, Longitude -76.399700
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 433-570-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: 24 miles. Bring snack and drink. Lunch after ride at the Sunset Cove.
Directions: From Catonsville or west of Baltimore; I-95 to I-695 east towards Essex; merge onto MD-702 to Eastern Boulevard Exit. Take second ramp on to Eastern Boulevard towards Chase for 4.5 miles. Right turn on Carroll Island Road for 0.5 mile, right turn on Bowleys Quarters Road for 0.9 mile, right turn on Red Rose Farm Road for 0.3 mile, right turn into parking lot. From Towson: I-695 to MD-43 (White Marsh Boulevard) for about 3 miles. Left turn on Eastern Boulevard for 1 mile, right turn on Carroll Island Road. Follow above directions to Sunset Cove.

Monday, April 24

Cross Kent Island to Prospect Bay Ride
Level: This is a flat ride—An 11-mile ride is available
Meet: Terrapin Nature Area Parking Lot, 247 Log Cabin Circle, Stevensville, Maryland 21666
GPS: Latitude 38.989978, Longitude -76.321270                                                
Leader: Alvin Friendlich, call 410-218-2242 (cell), email afriendlich@gmail.com
Description: Approximately 25 miles and includes the Kent Island Trail and then on Kent Island to the Prospect Bay community with lunch stop and will be a flat ride.
Directions: After crossing the Bay Bridge, take the first exit (Exit 37). Make a left turn at the top of the ramp proceeding across US 50 on MD-8. At the first stoplight turn left into an industrial park. Go 0.2 mile to the T and make a right onto Log Cabin Circle. Go 0.7 mile to the Terrapin Nature Area on the right. Go in entrance and park.

Friday, April 28

Chesapeake City to the Sassafras River
Level: This ride has some hills
Meet: Chesapeake Inn Restaurant and Marina, 605 Second Street, Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915
GPS: Latitude 39.525886, Longitude -75.810867
Leader: David Hash, call 410-491-7844 (cell), email dhash@jhmi.edu 
Description: This 36-mile with some rolling hills and a steep one up from the Sassafras River, will start at the restaurant parking lot and will initially meander through horse country south of Chesapeake City, then down 213 crossing the Bohemia River at Hack Point, then through rolling farmland around Earleville and south to Fredericktown on the Sassafras. We plan to have lunch down by the river at the Granary. After lunch we head back up the hill north to Cecilton, then east to Warwick, then north along the Maryland-Delaware line via Old Telegraph Road back to the canal, then west to the finish. Great time for post-ride beverages at the Chesapeake Inn. Link to the map of the route at http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1113862.
Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 100, MD-272 South. Right on US Route 40 to MD-213. Go about 6 miles south to the C and D Canal bridge just prior to Chesapeake City, then first right to MD-286 (MD-342). Right on Basil Avenue, left on George Street then right on Second Street to Chesapeake Inn Restaurant.

Monday, May 1

Marley Station Mall to Annapolis Dock
Level: This ride has some hills
Meet: Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
GPS: Latitude 39.138204, Longitude -76.608314
Leader: Alvin Friendlich, call 410-218-2242 (cell), email afriendlich@gmail.com
Description: Ride the B and A Trail and some city streets around Annapolis to the Market. Brown bag or buy lunch in the market.
Directions: Take Ritchie Highway, MD-2, to Marley Station Mall Use Parking Lot E in the rear of the mall adjacent to the B and A Trail.

Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5

Lancaster County Two-Day Ride
Level: This ride has some hills
Meet: Harvest Drive Family Inn, 3370, Harvest Drive Road, Intercourse, Pennsylvania 17534
GPS: Latitude 40.029759, Longitude -76.117438
Leaders: Bob Carson, call 410-828-8604, email bikebob@comcast.net (Thursday’s ride); Claudia Seelig, call 301-984-3216 or 240-271-8414 (cell, day of ride), email seeligcas@aol.com (Friday’s ride)
Description: Thursday’s bike ride is approximately 33 miles at the Harvest Drive Family Inn. Call 717-768-7186. Be sure to ask for Cheryl and say that you are part of the Cycling Senior group and the room rate will be $89 before taxes. Sign up by April 29. The motel will set aside 10 rooms and will hold them until the end of April. The restaurant next to the motel will be open for breakfast and dinner. Rooms may or may not be available after that date. Identify yourself as a Cycling Senior when you register to get that price. You can check the motel out at http://www.hotellancasterpa.com. Deadline to cancel your room is May 3. You may also check in one day early and get the same rate. On Friday we will start at 9 a.m. after breakfast from the Harvest Drive Family Inn. Ride with some hills. 24-mile ride through gently rolling Amish country with lunch at the Plain and Fancy Restaurant.
Directions: I-83N to York, Pennsylvania, US 30E to PA-340E and Intercourse. Left onto 340E for approximately 6.8 miles. Turn right at Clearview Road in 0.7 mile. Turn right at Harvest Drive. Harvest Drive Family Inn will be on the left.

Monday, May 8

Loch Raven—Gunpowder State Park
Level: This is a hilly ride
Meet: Providence Park and Ride, 1001 Providence Road, Towson, Maryland 21286
GPS: Latitude 39.410302, Longitude -76.578333
Leader: Jeffrey Marks, call 410-358-1321 or 443-220-1665 (cell, day of ride), email jeffreym715@yahoo.com
Description: This interesting 38-mile ride combines the scenic Loch Raven Reservoir with the Jericho Covered Bridge and historic Jerusalem Mill. Brief regrouping and snack stop at Palmisano's, mile 11.3. Bring lunch to eat on picnic tables near stream, across street from the Mill. Your bike should be in good working order and you should have good riding skills and be able to average 11-13 miles per hour. This scenic ride has 2500 feet climbing.
Directions: Exit I-695 at Providence Road, park and ride is directly across the street. Restrooms are available.

Monday, May 8 

Cox Creek and Crab Alley Meander
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Kent Island United Methodist Church, 2739 Cox Neck Road, Chester, Maryland 21619
GPS: Latitude 38.973939, Longitude -76.290722
Leader: Barbara Kasemeyer, call 410-744-2071, email barbarakasemeyer@aol.com
Description: 14- or 28-mile options. Cycle along lightly traveled roads along Cox Creek to Turkey Point to the Eastern Bay and then along Crab Alley Creek and Crab Alley Bay to Parsons Island Landing at Prospect Bay. You will pass older homes, beautiful waterfront modern homes on gorgeously landscaped lots, and fishing or crabbing marinas and boat launching areas. The 14-mile ride will have lunch at a restaurant at the end of their ride. The 28-mile ride will bring a brown bag lunch and eat it at a community park in the middle of the second half of their ride.
Directions: Cross the Bay Bridge on US 50 (US 301) North. Take Exit 39A, Cox Neck Road. First church on the right is Kent Island United Methodist Church. Park on the back side (west) of the church where you see a covered entrance to the sanctuary.

Friday, May 12

Cemetery Quest
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Easton Sports Complex at the north end of North Washington Street in Easton, 1078 North Washington Street, Easton, Maryland 21601      
GPS: Latitude 38.795952, Longitude -76.062289
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 433-570-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: 30 mile flat ride through Easton rail trail, Trappe, Maryland and other communities. Visit 11 cemeteries. Lunch in Trappe, Maryland.
Directions: Take US 50 (US 301) across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (toll). Turn right on US 50. Bear right on MD-322, immediately move to left lane. Left turn at first traffic light onto North Washington Street. Keep left to remain on North Washington Street to entrance of the Sports Complex. Right turn into the entrance. Park in the lot on the left. If you get to the white building, you have gone too far.

Monday, May 15 

Taneytown to Mayberry
Level: This ride has some hills                                                                
Meet: Taneytown Memorial Park 143 West Baltimore Street, Taneytown, Maryland 21787
GPS: Latitude 39.6633191, Longitude -77.1808195                                                       
Leader: John Eckard, call 443-286-6819 (cell), email jreckard@comcast.net                     
Description: 25 miles east to Mayberry and north to the Pennsylvania border. Mainly rolling with a few good hills. Bring snacks, lunch in Taneytown when we return.
Directions: From I-695, take Exit 19, I-795 North to Exit 9B and follow MD-140 through Westminster to Taneytown. Take first exit from traffic circle. Cross MD-194 and go 0.4 mile to Taneytown Memorial Park on left. Turn left at first entrance to parking lot on right.

Friday, May 19       

Kent Island Ramble
Level: This is a flat ride 
Meet: Matapeake State Park, Marine Academy Drive, Stevensville, Maryland 21666
GPS: Latitude 38.953110, Longitude -76.351161
Leader: Pat Payne, call 410-747-1595 (home) or 410-978-2979 (cell), email pjpayne1984@verizon.net
Description: Approximately 30 miles on flat terrain. If you desire, you can easily shorten the ride. See houses with airplane hangars attached, a commercial fishing community and beautiful estates on the Chesapeake. Lunch at the Kentmor Restaurant along the ride or at Matapeake State Park at the end of the ride.
Directions: Cross the Bay Bridge and take the first exit. Make a right at the top of the ramp on MD-8. Go 3.2 miles to Marine Academy Drive and make a right into the park to a parking lot.

Monday, May 22

Patapsco State Park to Marley Station
Level: This ride has some hills
Meet: Avalon area Patapsco State Park, 5254 South Street, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
GPS: Latitude 39.227214, Longitude -76.725771
Leader: TJ Furlong, call 410-923-2637 (home) or 410-978-2979 (cell), email tjfurlong2@verizon.net
Description: Approximately 25 miles on Patapsco State Park and BWI trails on roadways with some hills through Patapsco State Park onto BWI trail. Bring brown bag lunch to eat on the trail.
Directions: From I-695, take US Route 1 south, turn right on River Road. Quick left state park entrance, left on Gun Road. Right on River Road to Avalon parking. From Anne Arundel County, take I-97 north, take MD-100 west, then US Route 1 north. Turn left on River Road. Quick left at state park entrance, left on Gun Road. Right on River Road to Avalon parking.

Friday, May 26

Church Hill—Marydel—Sudlersville Loop 
Level: This is a flat ride—warmup for Baltimore Bicycling Club (BBC) Kent County Spring Fling Weekend                                  
Meet: Church Hill Park, Church Hill, Maryland 21623
GPS: Latitude 39.146775, Longitude -75.973149          
Leader: George Drake, call 443-988-8803, email georgerdrake@yahoo.com        
Description: 32-mile or 24-mile or 16-mile tour on the roads less traveled of northern Queen Anne’s and Caroline Counties. All three rides arrive for lunch at one of two Sudlersville restaurants or Sudlersville Park. Cycle this ride on your way to the BBC Kent County Spring Fling.
Directions: Take US 50 (US 301) across Bay Bridge. Take US 301 to MD-213 north toward Centreville, Chestertown. On the north side of Church Hill, take MD-300 east for 0.4 mile to Church Hill Park on the right. Or, from the north (Chestertown) proceed south on MD-213 to a left at MD-300 toward Sudlersville. Take MD-300 for 0.4 mile to Church Hill Park on the right.

Friday, June 2

Glen Rock to York
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Glen Rock trailhead parking lot, 50 Water Street, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania 17327
GPS: Latitude 39.794506, Longitude -76.732687
Leader: Alvin Friendlich, call 410-218-2242 (cell), email afriendlich@gmail.com
Description: This is a casual 30-mile ride (round trip) following the Heritage Rail Trail. There is no queue sheet but riders can pick up the park info if they want. There are no facilities in Glen Rock so our first stop will be at the Hanover Junction station (about 5 miles) for a bathroom break. We will picnic lunch in York. Those wanting to leave the ride and lunch in York may do so.
Directions: North on I-83, crossing into Pennsylvania. Take Exit 8, PA-216, toward Glen Rock. Turn left onto PA-216—Seaks Run Road. Turn right onto Susquehanna Trail (PA-216). Turn left onto Glen Rock Road (PA-216). Turn left onto North Main Street Extension (PA-216 or PA-616). Continue to follow PA-216. Turn right onto Water Street.

Friday, June 5 

Queenstown Meander
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Shore Christian Fellowship Church, 7401 Main Street, Queenstown, Maryland 21658 
GPS: Latitude 38.991446, Longitude -76.153358
Leader: Lloyd McAtee, call 301-318-8015, email Ltmbjm@yahoo.com
Description: 33 miles with lots of options to shorten the route. Visit the many waterways around the Chester River and Corsica River. Lunch at Doc’s Riverside Grill or brown bag at Corsica River— Centreville Landing.
Directions: Take US 50 (US 301) across the Bay Bridge. Go about 10 miles to stay on US 301 toward Wilmington to a left on MD-18 east, Main Street. Go 0.6 mile to 7401 Main Street (past bank and firehouse) to left turn on Old Wharf Road at Shore Christian Fellowship Church. Park behind church.

Friday, June 9

Chesapeake City to Crystal Beach
Level: This ride has some hills
Meet: Bethel Road picnic area, 1198 Bethel Road, Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915
GPS: Latitude 39.520609, Longitude -75.782846
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 433-570-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: The ride to Crystal Beach and back is 25 miles, mostly flat but some hills on Pine Road. Bring drink, snack and camera for the stop in Crystal Beach. Beautiful view of the Chesapeake Bay and Turkey Point Lighthouse. We will stop at Harkens Point General Store. Restaurant available in Crystal Beach.
Directions: From I-695 East take I-95 North for 36 miles Crossing Bridge (toll) to exit 100 (MD-272). Merge onto MD-272 for 2 miles, left turn on MD-40 for 7 miles, right turn on MD-213 East for 16 miles. Cross C and D Canal Bridge, take first exit to MD-286 (MD-342). Right turn on Basil Avenue for 0.1 mile, left turn on George Street for 0.2 mile, right turn on Third Street following MD-286 for 0.5 mile, right turn on Old Telegraph Road for 100 yards. Left turn into picnic area parking lot.

Friday, June 9

Talbot River Vistas
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Talbot County, Hog Neck Golf Course, 10142 Old Cordova Road, Easton, Maryland 21601
GPS: Latitude 38.825070, Longitude -76.041002
Leader: George Drake, call 443-988-8803, email georgerdrake@yahoo.com
Description: Terrific 32-mile ride on the east side of US 50 on back roads. Two regroups—one, the Tuckahoe River and the other, on the Choptank. Pass through the hamlets of Lewistown, Kitty’s Corner, Matthews, and Walkertown. Bring snacks or lunch for regroup 2 (no food stops on the ride). Return to golf course for lunch at the Golf Course Café or brown bag in the pavilion.
Directions: US 50 east 0.5 mile past mile marker 59 to left on Rabbit Hill Road. Proceed 1.1 miles to right on Old Cordova Road. Proceed 1.2 miles to right into Hog Neck Golf Course. Go to end, turn hairpin right to parking. Restroom available.

Monday, June 12

Kent Island Ramble
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Matapeake State Park, Marine Academy Drive, Stevensville, Maryland 21666
GPS: Latitude 38.953110, Longitude -76.351161
Leader: Alvin Friendlich, call 410-218-2242 (cell), email afriendlich@gmail.com
Description: Approximately 30 miles on flat terrain. If you desire, you can easily shorten the ride. See houses with airplane hangars attached, a commercial fishing community and beautiful estates on the Chesapeake. Lunch at the Kentmor Restaurant along the ride or at Matapeake State Park at the end of the ride.
Directions: Cross the Bay Bridge and take the first exit. Make a right at the top of the ramp on MD-8. Go 3.2 miles to Marine Academy Drive and make a right into the park to a parking lot.

Friday, June 16

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut Street, Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512 
Leader: David Hash, call 410-491-7844 (cell), email dhash@jhmi.edu
Description: This is a new ride for 2017! A casual 22-mile, up-and-back ride (11 miles each way) from Columbia to Bainbridge along the picturesque Susquehanna River. Ride through the river town of Marietta and stop there on the way back for lunch at McCleary’s. View the trail description and map (PDF).
Directions: From the Baltimore Beltway and I-83, this is just an hour’s ride. Take I-83N to York, Pennsylvania, then US 30 east. After crossing the Susquehanna River, take the first exit right and stay on Linden Street, left on Second Street, right on Bridge Street which becomes Front Street, then right on Walnut Street. Plenty of free parking (and facilities) at the River Trails Center.

Monday, June 19

Fort Smallwood Celebration on the Bay
Level: This ride has some hills and a shorter flat option
Meet: There are two separate starting points. The ride with some hills will ride to meet the flat ride at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Some Hills Ride: Ranger Station, 51 West Earleigh Heights Road, Severna Park, Maryland 21146; GPS: Latitude 39.097253, Longitude -76.569913
Short Flat Ride: Park on left at old bar on corner of Fort Smallwood and Water Oak Point Road; GPS: Latitude 39.135062, Longitude -76.505066
Leader: Claudia Seelig, call 301-984-3216 or 240-271-8414 (cell, day of ride), email seeligcas@aol.com
Description: Some Hills Ride, approximately 26 miles, will have a 12-14 miles-per-hour (mph) pace.
Flat Ride, approximately 16 miles and will have a pace of about 10 to 11 mph. Brown bag lunch at Fort Smallwood Park on the bay.
Directions: Some Hills Ride: Take I-97 to MD-100 East. Go to MD-2 South. Follow MD-2 South to Earleigh Heights Road. Right approximately 0.5 mile to parking lot on right side of Earleigh Heights Road. Shorter flat ride: Take I-97 to MD-100 East. Go to MD-2 South. Follow MD-2 South to Magothy Bridge Road (MD-607). Left on Magothy Bridge Road (MD-607) for approximately 4 miles. Right on Fort Smallwood Road 0.5 mile to parking at old bar on left at corner of Fort Smallwood and Water Oak Point Road.

 
Revised April 14, 2017         

 

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