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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.

 

Schedule: Early Summer

 

Monday, 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 two (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.

Friday, June 23

Easton, Oxford, Saint Michaels
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Target Parking Lot, 28539 Marlboro Avenue, Easton, Maryland 21601
GPS: Latitude 38.781555, Longitude -76.086932
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 433-570-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: This is a flat, 34-mile ride from Easton to Oxford, crossing the Tred Avon River by ferry to Saint Michaels. Lunch at the restaurant at the end of Mulberry Street on the waterfront.
Directions: From Baltimore, Take I-97 south to US 50 (US 301) across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (toll). Turn right on US 50; Bear right on MD-322, right turn on Marlboro Road towards the Target parking lot. We will not be parking in the Tred Avon Shopping Center.

Monday, June 26  

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.

Friday, June 30

Taneytown
Level: This ride has some hills
Meet: At the park across the street from the senior center at 220 Roberts Mill Road, Taneytown, Maryland 21787
GPS: Latitude 39.657736, Longitude -77.171057
Leader: Rob Maslin, call 410-494-6996, email rsmaslin@aol.com
Description: 25 miles.
Directions: Baltimore Beltway (I-695) to I-795.Take MD-140 through Westminster. Right at traffic circle in Taneytown to stay on MD-140, right on Roth Avenue, left on Roberts Mill Road.

Friday, July 7

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
Leader: Pat Payne, call 410-747-1595 (home) or 410-978-2979 (cell), email pjpayne1984@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, July 10

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, July 14

New ride. Chesapeake Views: Kent Island
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Matapeake State Park, Marine Academy Drive, Stevensville, Maryland 21666
GPS: Latitude 38.953110, Longitude -76.351161
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 433-570-0542, blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: Flat ride through waterfront vistas; views of the Chesapeake Bay, Western Shore and the Bay Bridge. 20 plus miles.
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 the overflow parking lot.

Monday, July 17  

Tuckahoe Figure 8
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Tuckahoe State Park Lake Picnic Area, 13073 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne, Maryland 21657                
GPS: Latitude 38.968480, Longitude -75.932080
Leader: John and Barbara Buchleitner, call 410-647-3917 or 443-223-8355 (cell), email jbuchl@verizon.net
Description: Approximately 40 miles divided in two equal legs, thus the figure “8”. Essentially flat, paved country roads with little traffic. Start and finish first leg, picnic, and start and finish second leg at the lovely lakeside picnic area with tables and excellent restroom facilities.
Directions: Take US 50 (US 301) across the Bay Bridge. Follow US 50 for 16 miles to MD-404. Turn left, go 7 miles to MD-480. Turn left (see Tuckahoe signs via Eveland Road) and go 3 miles to T intersection. Make left 0.1 mile to parking lot on right.

Friday, July 21

Alpha Ridge to Lisbon
Level: This ride has some hills
Meet: Alpha Ridge Park, 11577 Old Frederick Road, Marriottsville, Maryland 21104
GPS: Latitude 39.320298, Longitude -76.916044
Leaders: Rose Eicker, call 410-242-2850, email dblbikes@aol.com; Pat Payne, call 410-747-1595 (home) or 410-978-2979 (cell), email pjpayne1984@verizon.net
Description: Pretty ride in Howard County farm country with two ride lengths, 29.2 or 32.4 miles, rolling with some hills. Several choices for lunch or picnic at Lisbon Center.
Directions: From Baltimore Beltway (I-695) take Exit 16 (I-70 West). In approximately 8.5 miles take right Exit 83, Marriottsville Road North. Go 0.7 mile and turn left at MD-99 West, Old Frederick Road. Go 0.8 mile and take a left at Alpha Ridge Park. Please park near the restrooms.

Monday, July 24 

Western Maryland Trail Big Pool
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Big Pool Trail Parking Lot, 11129 Big Pool Road, Big Pool, Maryland 21711
GPS: Latitude 39.623814, Longitude -78.016394
Leader: Claudia Seelig, call 301-984-3216 or 240-271-8414 (cell, day of ride), email seeligcas@aol.com
Description: 44 miles, paved, flat trail, beautiful, easy with 20-mile and 30-mile options. Ride leader will start the long ride at a pace of about 14 miles per hour. Lunch at Weavers in Hancock, Maryland or brown bag in park along river.
Directions: Take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) to I-70 West to Exit 12 (MD-56), Big Pool. South 0.25 mile to parking lot on right.

Friday, July 28

C and D Canal Bike Ride
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Parking lot at 205 Bank Street, Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915
Leader: Anne Rosenberg, call 410-812-6652 (cell) or 410-583-5369 (home), email arosenberg852@gmail.com
Description: This is a 32-mile casual out and back trail between Chesapeake City and Delaware City along the north shore of the Chesapeake and Delaware canal. Beautiful scenery, mostly flat terrain. The Maryland segment—Ben Cardin Recreational Trail—starts near Schaefer’s Canal House Restaurant. The Delaware side—Michael Castle Trail—ends at Delaware City near the Fort DuPont State Park. Several restaurants are adjacent to the park or you can enjoy a bag lunch at the State Park. After lunch we head back on the same trails to the north side of Chesapeake City. Post ride beverages and appetizers are available at Schaefer’s restaurant.
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 and travel 4.7 miles. Please note: You will not be going over the bridge. Turn left onto MD-284 to Hemphill Street (MD-285). Bear right and drive almost to the end and turn right onto Bank Street. The parking lot is two to three blocks down on your right before you are under the bridge. There is a large restaurant, Schaefer’s, on the left before the parking area.

Monday, July 31

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.

 
Revised June 12, 2017         

 

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