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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 2016. The program has been in place since 1991.

All Rides start at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Rider 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.

Ride Rating

About half of our bike rides are designated as “aggressive” or "moderate"; they are longer and on more difficult terrain than the casual rides. “Casual” rides are for the less experienced rider. These are of shorter distance, on gentler terrain, and may include a bicycle clinic to help brush up on skills. Please choose to attend rides suitable to your capabilities.

  • Casual: flat ride – pace 10 to 11 miles per hour
  • Moderate: a few hills – pace 10 to 12 miles per hour
  • Aggressive: many hills – pace more than 12 miles per hour

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.

Eastern Shore Three-Day Ride

We will have a three day bike ride based in Saint Michaels in October:

October 5, 2016 - Claiborne Landing – Tilghman Island 33 miles or less, check in at Saint Michaels Inn after the ride
October 6, 2016 - Blackwater Refuge to Hoopers Island ride
October 7, 2016 - Check out of Saint Michaels Inn by 9:30 a.m., Easton – Tunis Mills – Oxford ride, pack up and go home after ride

Bud Lippert has made the following arrangements for a reduced rate at Saint Michaels Inn, South Talbot Street, Saint Michaels, Maryland 21663, call 410-745-3333 (Manager – Raj Patel.) Tell them you are with the Cycling Seniors Group. Rooms are reserved for October 5 and 6. The rates are $89.90 plus tax, double occupancy. Arrive October 5, check in time 3 p.m. Depart October 7, check out by 11 a.m. Reservations are guaranteed until September 6, after which the rooms revert back to the regular price for the room. If you need to cancel, please do so by October 1.

Schedule: Summer

Friday, June 10

Talbot River Vistas
Level: Casual
Meet: 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 new 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 13

Marley Station Mall to Annapolis Dock
Level: Casual
Meet: Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, 21061
GPS: Latitude 39.138204, Longitude -76.608314
Leader: Alvin Friendlich, call 410-356-3585 or 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 17

Talbot Farmland
Level: Casual
Meet: Easton Rail Trail, 502 Goldsborough Street, Easton, Maryland 21601
GPS: Latitude 38.775897, Longitude -76.068590
Leader: Steve Mizer, call 217-520-8302 (cell), email skmizer75@gmail.com
Description: This ride will take you deep into the farmland east of US 50. Cordova is a typical agriculture crossroads, complete with railroad tracks that once served to transport produce to canneries and markets on Delmarva. Side trails to Covey’s Landing, Reese’s Landing, and Kingston Landing are worth the diversion for differing views of the Choptank River. There is an active bald eagle nest in a distant sycamore east of Lewistown Road and a half-mile north of private Bluff Point Road. The birds of the summer countryside are the beautiful indigo bunting and blue grosbeak that festoon the telephone wires like ornaments. Lunch options are brown bag, several general stores along the trail, Hog Neck golf course snack bar or your favorite restaurant in Easton. Distance 27.6 or 31 miles.
Directions: From Baltimore, I-97 south to US 50 East/ US 301 across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (toll). Go 8.5 miles and bear right on US 50 East toward Ocean City. Go approximately 18 miles and turn right on Goldsborough Street. The Rails-to-Trails trailhead will be on your right in about 0.3 mile (fourth intersection to the right). Goldsborough Street intersects with Pennsylvania Avenue at the trailhead.

Monday, June 20

Middleborough Delight
Level: Casual
Meet: Hyde Park Station Shopping Center, 1531 Hyde Park Road, Essex, 21221
GPS: Latitude 39.299400, Longitude -76.438624
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 443-570-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: 20 miles or more depending on weather. This is a ride through the upper Back River Peninsula traveling through waterfront communities and some old and new growth forests.
Directions: Hyde Park Shopping Center is located on Back River Neck Road just south of the junction with South East Boulevard (MD-702). From Baltimore Beltway (I-695) take Exit 36, which leads directly to MD-702. Take the third left around the traffic circle (which is Hyde Park Road) to Back River Neck Road.

Friday, June 24

Chesapeake City to Crystal Beach
Level: Moderate
Meet: Bethel Road picnic area, 3502 Old Telegraph Road, Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915
GPS: Latitude 39.520729, Longitude -75.782744
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 443-570-0542, 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 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 (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 Bethel Road for 100 yards. Left turn in picnic area parking lot.

Monday, June 27

Kent Island Ramble
Level: Casual
Meet: Matapeake State Park, Marine Academy Drive, Stevensville, Maryland 21666
GPS: Latitude 39.520729, Longitude -75.782744
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 hangers 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, July 1

Taneytown
Level: Moderate
Meet: At 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. Easy.
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 8

Downs Park and Environs
Level: Casual
Meet: Our Lady of Chesapeake Church, 8325 Ventnor Road, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
GPS: Latitude 39.111082, Longitude -76.453812
Leader: June Peterson, call 410-242-3982 or 443-833-5022 (cell - day of ride only), e-mail peteduff@msn.com
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 11

Marley Station Mall to Annapolis Dock
Level: Casual
Meet: Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, 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, July 15

Tour de Chase
Level: Moderate
Meet: Eastern Regional Park, 11723 Eastern Avenue, Middle River, 21220
GPS: Latitude 39.345046, Longitude -76.390226
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 443-570-0542, blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: 28-mile and 23-mile options. Lunch at Dundee Creek Marina, bring or buy.
Directions: From Key Bridge: Take I-695 to MD-702. Take second exit and merge on Eastern Boulevard for 5 miles. Turn right at entrance into Eastern Regional Park. From Towson: Take I-695 East. Merge on MD-43. Follow MD-43 to the end. Left turn on Eastern Boulevard for 1.6 miles. Turn right at the entrance into Eastern Regional Park. From Edgewood: Take I-95 south to Exit 67A. Merge on MD-43 and go south for 3 miles, left turn on Eastern Boulevard for 1.6 miles. Right turn at entrance to park.

Monday, July 18

Prospect Bay Ride
Level: Casual – 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. 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 22

Fort Smallwood Celebration on the Bay
Level: Casual
Meet: Ranger Station, 51 West Earleigh Heights Road, Severna Park, 21146
GPS: Latitude 39.097322, Longitude -76.570010
Leader: Claudia Seelig, call 301-984-3216 or 240-271-8414 (cell - day of ride), email seeligcas@aol.com
Description: Flat ride, approximately 26 miles. Lunch at Fort Smallwood Park on the Bay.
Directions: 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 lots on either side of Earleigh Heights Road.

Monday, July 25

Easton, Oxford, Saint Michaels
Level: Casual
Meet: Target parking lot, 28539 Marlboro Avenue, Easton, Maryland 21601
GPS: Latitude 38.781738, Longitude -76.087196
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 443-570-0542, 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/ 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, August 1

Kent Island Ramble
Level: Casual
Meet: Matapeake State Park, Marine Academy Drive, Stevensville, Maryland 21666
GPS: Latitude 38.953110, Longitude -76.351161
Leader: Tom Lutz, call 410-477-0440 or 443-924-1676 (cell), email mlut77@msn.com
Description: Approximately 30 miles on flat terrain. If you desire, you can easily shorten the ride. See houses with airplane hangers 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, August 5

Ranger Station around BWI and into Kinder Park
Level: Casual
Meet: Ranger Station, 51 West Earleigh Heights Road, Severna Park, 21146
GPS: Latitude 39.097322, Longitude -76.570010
Leader: Claudia Seelig, call 301-984-3216 or 240-271-8414 (cell - day of ride), email seeligcas@aol.com
Description: 28-mile ride from Earleigh Heights around BWI Airport, then into Kinder Park.
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.

Monday, August 8

Queen Anne to Ridgely
Level: Casual
Meet: National Guard parking lot, 3011 Starr Road, Queen Anne, Maryland 21657
GPS: Latitude 38.924996, Longitude -75.959048
Leader: Charles Anderson, call 410-977-5521, email cnanderson07@gmail.com
Description: 32 miles, mostly flat, lunch at mile 21 at Dave’s or Subway, sit at tables in park.
Directions: Cross the Bay Bridge and continue on US 50 East. Turn left on MD-404, then left on MD-309. Park at National Guard parking lot.

Friday, August 12

Western Maryland Trail Big Pool
Level: Casual
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. 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.

Monday, August 15

Tuckahoe Figure 8
Level: Moderate
Meet: Tuckahoe State Park Lake picnic area, 13073 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne, Maryland 21657
GPS: Latitude 38.968480, Longitude -75.932080
Leaders: 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/ 301 across 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, August 19

Easton, Oxford, Saint Michaels
Level: Casual
Meet: Target parking lot, 28539 Marlboro Avenue, Easton, Maryland 21601
GPS: Latitude 38.781738, Longitude -76.087196
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 443-570-0542, 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/ 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, August 22

Tour de North Point Peninsula
Level: Casual
Meet: Parking lot at the Food Lion Store on the left side of 7514 North Point Road, Sparrows Point, 21219
GPS: Latitude 39.236293, Longitude -76.442245
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 443-570-0542, 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.

Friday, August 26

Trip to Gratitude
Level: Moderate
Meet: Wilmer Park, 406 Cross Street, Chestertown, Maryland 21620
GPS: Latitude 39.205726, Longitude -76.067234
Leader: George Drake, call 443-988-8803, email georgerdrake@yahoo.com
Description: 36-mile or 28-mile options. Flat country road to Gratitude and Rock Hall. Enjoy several small hills with wide shoulders on the roads. Lunch in Rock Hall at Harbor Shack.
Directions: Cross Bay Bridge on US 50/ 301. Continue on US 301 north toward Wilmington. Take MD-213 North toward Centreville and Chestertown. After crossing the Chester River, turn left on Cross Street (first traffic light after crossing river). Go around two 90 degree curves on Cross Street and turn left into Wilmer Park.

Monday, August 29

Quietwaters
Level: Casual
Meet: Annapolis Neck Library parking lot, 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, 21403
GPS: Latitude 38.947486, Longitude -76.493043
Leader: Jane Story, call 410-544-2361 or 410-507-5884 (cell), email jstory765@yahoo.com
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 Quietwaters 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 Quietwaters Park; go left into Eastport Annapolis Library parking lot.

Friday, September 2

NCR (Torrey Brown Trail)
Level: Casual
Meet: Monkton Station, Monkton, Maryland 21111
GPS: Latitude 39.579173, Longitude -76.615606
Leader: Joan Montanari, call 410-719-7851, email joanmontanari@verizon.net
Description: The ride will go to New Freedom, Pennsylvania, about 13 miles. Lunch will be at Paesano’s restaurant, or bag lunch; there are benches along the trail. Round trip is about 26 miles, essentially flat with gravel surface.
Directions: Monkton: Take I-83 to Exit 27, go toward Hereford (east) 0.4 mile on MD-137/ Mount Carmel Road. Turn right on York Road then immediately turn left (east) on Monkton Road. Follow for 3 miles, and look for the parking lot and park office on the left. This location features restrooms, water, telephones and picnic tables. The parking lot at this location is small, but there's plenty of space along the shoulder of Monkton Road.

 Monday, September 5

Taneytown Picnic Ride
Level: Casual
Meet: Taneytown Memorial Park
GPS: Latitude 39.664305, Longitude -77.183722
Leader: Gordon Peltz, call 410-823-0037, email peltzlaw@aol.com
Description: 24 miles with a 13-mile option. A lovely ride leaving Taneytown Memorial Park through green gently rolling rural roads.
Directions: From I-695, take Exit 19, I-795 north to Exit 9B and follow MD-140 through Westminster to traffic circle to Taneytown. Cross MD-194 and go 0.4 mile to Taneytown Memorial Park on left. Use second entrance and meet at pavilions on left.

Friday, September 9           

Tour de McMansions
Level: Moderate
Meet: Lisbon Center, 709 Lisbon Center Drive, Woodbine, Maryland 21797
GPS: Latitude 39.351142, Longitude -77.067606
Leader: John Eckard, call 443-286-6819 (cell), email jreckard@comcast.net
Description: 24 rolling miles (with some hills in the middle) through western Howard County. Not just new large houses but farmland and woods also! Snack/ bathroom stop at Larriland Farm. Lunch at several choices in Lisbon Center at end of ride. Option to shorten the ride by 4 miles.
Directions: From Baltimore Beltway (I-695) Exit 16 take I-70 west for 18 miles to Exit 73, Woodbine Road (MD-94). Go north on MD-94 toward Woodbine. Continue through traffic circle to right into shopping center. Turn left toward Food Lion and park in back corner near Dunkin Donuts.

 

Revised June 24, 2016        

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