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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 2019. The program has been in place since 1991.

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

Rider Responsibility

  • Your bike should be in good condition. You should have two water bottles, snacks and lunch on some rides, a tire pump, spare tube and tools to fix a flat.
  • You must wear a bicycle helmet on all rides.
  • You should have a Road ID or driver’s license, bike lights, flashers, and a cell phone.
  • You should do the Bike A-B-C quick check before riding.
  • Pick a ride that is within your ability, taking into account terrain and distance.
  • If the weather is hotter or colder than normal, be sure you are capable of riding under the conditions.
  • Be at the ride start location 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 where they engage in activity. Therefore, ride leaders will have registration forms available for new members. If you registered last year, a volunteer will be contacting you via telephone to update your application. Registration strengthens the Cycling Senior Program.

Ateaze Senior Center welcomes donations in support of this program. Please make checks payable to Cycling Seniors and mail to:

Ateaze Senior Center
Attention: Cycling Seniors
7401 Holabird Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

Lancaster County Two-Day Ride

May 6 and 7—This year we are staying the Smoketown Inn, 190 Eastbrook Road, Smoketown, Pennsylvania 17576, call 717-397-6944. They have seven rooms that come with two queen beds (their "standard" two-bed rooms) for $89 (their AAA or AARP rate). They also have some special, bigger rooms at higher rates (such as rooms with king beds for couples and a two-room unit with a twin and a queen). The rooms are shown on their website. We do not have a special rate for our group, so do not say that you are part of the Cycling Seniors.

Schedule: Spring and Early Summer

Friday, March 29

Tour de Bowleys Quarters

Level: Flat ride
Meet: Red Rose Farm Road, Middle River, Maryland 21220
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 443-570-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: A 24-mile flat ride through the communities of Bowleys Quarters and Carroll Island. You will see a mix of old and new homes, marinas, and panoramic views of the rivers and creeks, woods and farm fields.
Directions: From the south: Take I-695 to Exit 36 (MD-702) to Eastern Boulevard. Take the second ramp on to Eastern Boulevard towards Chase for 4.5 miles. Right turn on Carroll Island Road for 0.5 miles, right turn on Bowleys Quarters Road for 0.9 miles, right turn on Red Rose Farm Road (Saint Mathews Church on the corner) for 0.3 miles. Turn right into parking lot. From Towson: Take I-695 East and merge onto White Marsh Boulevard (MD-43) for about five miles. Turn left towards Chase at the traffic light onto Eastern Boulevard for about 1.5 miles. Turn right on Carroll Island Road for 0.5 miles and turn right on Bowleys Quarters Road for 0.9 miles. Turn right on Red Rose Farm Road, go 0.2 miles and turn right onto dirt lot.

Monday, April 1

Beltsville Agricultural Research Center to Patuxent Research Refuge   

Level: Flat ride with one hill
Meet: Buddy Attick Lake Park, 555 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
GPS: Latitude 39.005210, Longitude -76.890203 
Leader: Tom LeFevere, call 301-526-2677, email lefevere.tom@gmail.com
Description: 20.1 miles, elevation gain 930 feet, one 0.5 miles uphill. RidewithGPS route map and cue sheet at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29018977. This is a shorter version of the Potomac Pedalers normal Tuesday and Friday ride. We ride through the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center and have a rest stop at the Patuxent Research Refuge (Mile 10). Lunch can be brown bag at the Buddy Attick Park which is the start and finish location.
Directions: From I-695, take I-95 South to the Capital Beltway. Continue on I-95 South to Exit 23, MD-201. Head north on MD-201 towards Greenbelt. Turn right onto Crescent Road. The park is on the right.

Friday, April 5

Matthew Henson Trail—Rock Creek Trail

Meet: Olney Manor Recreational Park, 16601 Georgia Avenue, Olney, Maryland 20832
GPS: Latitude 39.126351, Longitude -77.071384
Leader: Tom LeFevere, call 301-526-2677, email lefevere.tom@gmail.com
Description: 23 miles, elevation gain 1,100 feet. RidewithGPS route map and cue sheet at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29019067. Lunch at Olney Ale House (Mile 20). This ride follows three trails which have some slightly hilly sections but nothing considered challenging.
Directions: From I-695, take I-70 West to US 29 South. Merge onto Inter County Connector (MD-200) West (Electronic toll collection only). Take Exit 8B to Georgia Avenue, heading north. The park is on the right.

Monday, April 8

Clarksville to Glenelg

Level: Hilly and a bit challenging
Meet: Clarksville Fire Station Park and Ride, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville, Maryland 21029
GPS: Latitude 39.208382, Longitude -76.940514
Leader: Tom LeFevere, call 301-526-2677, email lefevere.tom@gmail.com
Description: 23.2 miles, elevation gain 1,352 feet. RidewithGPS route map and cue sheet at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28999876. Scenic route through Howard County roads. Lunch at end (Ledo Pizza or Subway) in River Hill shopping center.
Directions: From I-695, take I-70 West to US 29 South. Merge onto MD-108 West via Exit 21B toward Clarksville. Go 6.5 miles and turn left onto Signal Bell Lane.

Monday, April 8

Tour de North Point

Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Food Lion Plaza, 7404 North Point Road, Sparrows Point, Maryland 21219
GPS: Latitude 39.235976, Longitude -76.442148
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 443-570-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: A 20- to 25-mile flat ride through the lower North Point Peninsula traveling through the communities of Edgemere, Lodge Forest, Chesapeake Terrace, Fort Howard and Millers Island. Bike through Fort Howard County Park and North Point State Park.
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 one 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, April 12

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 (home) or 410-978-8058 (cell), 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. 

Monday, April 15

Hillsmere—Thomas Point Park—Bay Ridge—Quiet Waters

Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library parking lot, 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, Maryland 21403
GPS: Latitude 38.947486, Longitude -76.493043
Leader: Jane Story, call 410-544-2361 (home) or 410-507-5884 (cell), email jstory765@yahoo.com
Description: Flat terrain, one hill in Quiet Waters, neighborhood streets. 22 miles. Several places to shorten ride to 12 miles. A brief stop at Thomas Point lighthouse park, brown bag lunch in Quiet Waters or eat at local restaurant.
Directions: Take I-695 to I-97 to US 50 East. Keep right for exit to Aris T Allen Boulevard (MD-665) becomes Forest Drive. Remain on Forest Drive for four miles to right on Hillsmere at light. Pass entrance to Quiet Waters, go left into library parking lot. Bathrooms at library.

Friday, April 19

Glyndon—New Ride

Level: Some hills
Meet: Glyndon Volunteer Fire Station, 4812 Butler Road, Glyndon, Maryland 21071
Leader: Jeffrey H. Marks, call 410-358-1321 (home) or 443-220-1665 (cell), email jeffreym715@yahoo.com
Description: This 30-mile ride heads north on wide-shouldered MD-30 to Hampstead. After regrouping, continue on to tiny Butler Village, where we enjoy lunch. We conclude the ride by taking Butler Road through scenic Horse Farm country, back to Glyndon. This more aggressive ride regroups at Snickerdoodles Bakery and Coffee House in Hampstead and Veloccino Bike and Coffee Shop in Butler. Either brown bag lunch or arrive early and purchase a sandwich next door at Santoni’s Marketplace.
Directions: Take the Baltimore Beltway to I-795. Continue to the last exit, Hanover Pike (MD-30). Continue straight at both traffic lights, becomes Butler Road. After crossing a bridge over railroad tracks, turn left into fire station. Park in back.

Monday, April 22

Tour de Chase

Meet: Eastern Regional Park, 11723 Eastern Avenue, Middle River, Maryland 21220
GPS: Latitude 39.345046, Longitude -76.390226
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 443-570-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: A 23-mile or 28-mile ride with some inclines through the communities of Chase, Cunningham Cove, Oliver Beach, Harewood Park and other waterfront communities. Route takes us through Marshy Point Nature Center, Gunpowder State Park, and if weather permits, down the MD-43 paved bike trail. Lunch either at Kelly's Kitchen and Bakery or Dundee Creek Marina.
Directions: From Key Bridge: Take I-695 to MD-702. Take second exit and merge on Eastern Boulevard for five 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.

Friday, April 26

Chesapeake City to the Sassafras River

Note: Ride starts at 10:30 a.m.
Level: Ride has some hills.
Meet: Chesapeake Inn Restaurant and Marina, 605 Second Street, Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915
GPS: Latitude 39.525886, Longitude -75.810867 
Leaders: David Hash, call 410-491-7844, email dhash@jhmi.edu; Clare Hash, call 443-834-5734
Description: 36-mile loop down to the Sassafras River and back through horse country, waterfront towns, and farmland. We will have a lunch stop at the famous Granary Restaurant on the Sassafras River. After returning to the Chesapeake Inn, please stay for a post-ride beverage at the waterside bar. Map and cue sheet will be provided via email a few days prior to the ride.
Directions: Take I-95 North from the Baltimore Beltway to Exit 100. Take MD-272 South toward Northeast, then left on US 40 East to MD-213 South. Go about six miles and cross the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal bridge just prior to Chesapeake City. Take the first right onto Basil Avenue, left on George Street then right on Second Street to Chesapeake Inn Restaurant. Park to the right in lower section.

Monday, April 29

Alpha Ridge to Piney Run Park

Meet: Alpha Ridge Park, 11685 Old Frederick Road, Marriottsville, Maryland 21104
Leader: Marge Ewertz, call 410-446-4691, email marge.ewertz@gmail.com
Description: 24 miles with 1,386 feet climbing. Some hills. Start in Howard County and ride to Carroll County, Piney Run Park and reservoir.
Directions: From Baltimore Beltway (I-695) take Exit 16 (I-70 West). In approximately 8.5 miles take right Exit 83, Marriottsville Road. Turn right on Marriottsville Road for 0.8 miles. Left on MD-99 West (Old Frederick Road) for 0.8 miles. Alpha Ridge is on the left.

Friday, May 3

Davidsonville to Deale

Level: Rolling hills
Meet: Davidsonville Park, 3042 Patuxent River Road, Davidsonville, Maryland 21035
GPS: Latitude 38.936467, Longitude -76.677009
Leader: Tom LeFevere, call 301-526-2677, email lefevere.tom@gmail.com
Description: 34.8 miles with elevation gain of 1,340 feet. Mostly country roads with rolling hills. Lunch at Skipper's Pier Restaurant (Mile 18).
Directions: Take US 97 South from Baltimore. Exit at US 50 West. Take Exit 16, Davidsonville Road, toward Crofton. Turn left onto Rossback Road, becomes Patuxent River Road. Park is on the right.

Monday and Tuesday, May 6 and 7

Two-Day Lancaster County Ride

Note: Monday ride starts at 10 a.m.; Tuesday ride starts at 9 a.m. To register at the Smoketown Inn see details above.
Level: Some hills
Meet: Smoketown Inn, 190 Eastbrook Road, Smoketown, Pennsylvania 17576
Leaders: Bob Carson, call 410-828-8604, email bikebob@comcast.net; Claudia Seelig, call 240-271-8414, email seeligcas@aol.com
Description: The ride on Monday will go to New Holland with a ride called the Camel Ride on Tuesday.
Directions: Take I-83 North to York, Pennsylvania. Take US 30 East to PA-340 East and Intercourse. Go left onto PA-340 to right turn on PA-896. Smoketown Inn will be on the right.

Friday, May 10

Chesapeake and Delaware Canal

Level: Some short hills
Meet: Parking lot at 205 Bank Street, Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915
Leader: Anne Rosenberg, call 410-812-6652 (cell), email arosenberg852@gmail.com
Description: Out and back casual ride on a paved bike trail, along the north side of the canal. The trail ends at Delaware City where there is a park to brown bag it or grab a bite at a restaurant. Total mileage out and back is 32 miles. If interested, stay for post-ride beverages and appetizers at Schaefer’s restaurant.
Directions: From I-695 take I-95 North for 36 miles to Exit 100 (MD-272). Merge onto MD-272 for two miles, left turn on MD-40 for seven miles, right turn on MD-213 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, May 13

Pennsylvania Stream Valleys

Level: Challenging because of rolling hills and length
Meet: Maryland Line Park and Ride, Parkton, Maryland 21120
GPS: Latitude 39.704906, Longitude -76. 641370
Leaders: Tom LeFevere, call 301-526-2677, email lefevere.tom@gmail.com; Marge Ewertz, call 410-446-4691, email marge.ewertz@gmail.com
Description: 37.4 miles with an elevation gain of 1,723 feet. RidewithGPS route map and cue sheet at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29328229. This is a beautiful ride through farmland and woods with a large section following a valley stream.
Directions: Take I-83 North to exit at MD-439. The Park and Ride is just east of I-83.

Friday, May 17

Tour de Wilson Point

Level: Ride is flat with a few hills
Meet: Wilson Point Community Park on Cypress Drive, Middle River, Maryland 21220
GPS: Latitude 39.322799, Longitude -76.425532
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 443-570-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: 25 miles with rolling hills. Route takes us through the communities of Wilson Point, Maple Crest, Victory Villa, Aero Acres, North Essex, Hawthorne, Kingston Park and on the MD-43 bike-hike paved path.
Directions: I-695 to Exit 36 (MD-702) to Eastern Boulevard (east towards Chase) to Wilson Point Road. Go 1.6 miles and turn right on Cypress Drive. Turn right into parking lot. From Towson: Take I-695 to MD-43 for about five miles. Turn right on Eastern Boulevard for 0.5 miles. Merge to the left lane. Turn left on Wilson Point Road for 1.6 miles; turn right on Cypress Drive. Turn right into parking lot.

Monday, May 20

Howard County Paths and Trails

Meet: Columbia lakefront parking lot next to Whole Foods, 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland 21044
Leader: John Ingalls, call 667-786-3071, email jing106653@yahoo.com
Description: 24 miles with 992 feet of climbing to Savage Mills for rest and snacks, and back. Loops around two lakes and ponds, along Little Patuxent River, and across Blandair Park. Includes a short riverside excursion into the woods beyond the Mills. Most of the ride will be on paved paths. There are two sections on unpaved trail for which a hybrid bike will be preferred to a road bike, but not essential. Some modest short hills and, with frequent stops and regrouping, pace of 10-11 miles per hour. Upon returning we’ll have the option of adding another lake and 3.5 miles to the itinerary. Lunch at Whole Foods.
Directions: From Baltimore take I-70 West to US 29 South. Exit west onto Little Patuxent Parkway to town center; look for Whole Foods on the left. Do not park in Whole Foods parking lot, but the lakefront lot to the left.

Friday, May 24

Western Howard County—Cooksville to Glenelg

Level: Ride is hilly
Meet: Gary Arthur Community Center, 2400 MD-97, Cooksville, Maryland 21723
Leader: John Ingalls, call 667-786-3071, email jing106653@yahoo.com
Description: Hilly 21-mile ride, two loops, with option to leave at our first return to start, Mile 16. Total elevation gain is 1,252 feet. Pace is 12 miles per hour with frequent regrouping.
Directions: Take I-70 West to MD-97. Travel south about 1.5 miles. Turn right into the community center and park on the south lot.

Friday, May 24

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, 1130 Sudlersville Rd, Church Hill, Maryland 21623
GPS: Latitude 39.146775, Longitude -75.973149
Leader: Bill Rowley, call 703-946-0443, email wrowley@mac.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: From Baltimore: Take US 50 (US 301) across Bay Bridge and Kent Island and follow US 301 North toward Wilmington, Delaware (do not go north on MD-213). Travel on US 301 and pass MD-213, MD-304, MD-305, and MD-405. Pass Roberts Station Road and in 1.5 miles turn left onto MD-302 (Hall Road) going west. Go 2.8 miles on Hall Road to a "T" at MD-300. Turn left on MD-300 for 0.1 miles to left into Church Hill Park. From Chestertown: Proceed south on MD-213 to a left at MD-300 toward Sudlersville. Take MD-300 for 0.4 miles to Church Hill Park on the right.

Monday, May 27

Five Cemeteries Ride

Level: Rolling with 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 starting south from Taneytown, west to the Monocacy and returning through Harney. See the Wooden Jesus and other attractions. This is one of the many Steve Blagg Monday night rides. Bring snacks and two bottles (no stores on route). 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 miles to Taneytown Memorial Park on left. Turn left at first entrance to parking lot on right.

Friday, May 31

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

Note: Ride starts at 10:30 a.m.
Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut Street, Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512
Leaders: David Hash, call 410-491-7844, email dhash@jhmi.edu; Clare Hash, call 443-834-5734.
Description: 22 miles (up-and-back) via paved trail along the north shore of the picturesque Susquehanna River, with a lunch stop at the famous McCleary’s Pub in the river town of Marietta. Trail description and map are available at the following link: http://www.susquehannaheritage.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/NW-River-Trail-2017.pdf.
Directions: Take I-83 North to just south of York. Take exit for Mount Rose Avenue (PA-124), cross it and follow Haines Road (which becomes Memory Lane) to PA-30 East. Cross the Susquehanna River and go right at the first exit. Stay on Linden Street and turn left on Second Street. Turn right on Bridge Street which becomes Front Street, then right on Walnut Street. Plenty of free parking (and facilities) at the Trails Center.

Monday, June 3

Three Bridges from Utica Park

Level: Some hills
Meet: Utica Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Road, Frederick, Maryland 21701
Leader: Marge Ewertz, call 410-446-4691, email marge.ewertz@gmail.com
Description: 28 miles, 1,393 feet climbing, some hills. Begin at Utica Park and ride towards Thurmont and three covered bridges in Frederick County.
Directions: Take I-695 to I-70 West towards Frederick. Take Exit 53B for US 40 toward US 15 North toward Gettysburg. Continue on US 15 for 6.8 miles. Turn right onto Old Frederick Road for one mile. Park will be on the left.

Friday, June 7

Western Howard County—Glenwood

Meet: Gary Arthur Community Center, 2400 MD-97, Cooksville, Maryland 21723
Leader: John Ingalls, call 667-786-3071, email jing106653@yahoo.com
Description: 25.2 miles and 1,300 feet of climbing, from Glenwood to snack break and rest stop in Lisbon and back. Includes two miles along mostly wide shoulder of MD-97. Pace is 11-13 miles per hour with frequent regrouping.
Directions: Take I-70 West to MD-97. Travel south about 1.5 miles. Turn right into the community center and park on the south lot.

Friday, June 7

Easton—Oxford—Saint Michaels Loop

Note: Ride starts at 10:30 a.m.
Level: 34-mile flat ride
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 443-570-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
GPS: Latitude 38.781555, Longitude -76.086932
Description: This ride is a flat ride. The route begins in Easton and travels through Oxford. Take the ferry across the Tred Avon River to Bellevue, through Royal Oaks to Saint Michaels. You will see farms, villages, forests, many types of homes and businesses.
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.

Monday, June 10

Crab Cake Ride

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 (home) or 410-978-8058 (cell), email rsmaslin@aol.com
Description: 23 miles on the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail and BWI Trail 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 miles. 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 JCPenney.

Friday, June 14

Grasonville to Bennett Point

Meet: Grasonville Community Park, 233 Perrys Corner Road, Grasonville, Maryland 21638       
Leader: Pat Payne, call 410-978-2979 (cell), email pjpayne1984@verizon.net  
Description: Beautiful 28-mile flat ride to the Prospect Bay Community. Ride back toward Grasonville and then head south to Bennett Point. Ride on a narrow peninsula with beautiful views of the bay on both sides. On the return trip stop for lunch and refreshments at the Bennett Point General Store.       
Directions: Take US 50 (US 301) across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (toll). Take Exit 43A to MD-18 (Main Street) and turn left. Turn right onto Perrys Corner Road (just past the Fire Station). Turn left into the park.

Monday, June 17

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
Leader: Pat Payne, call 410-978-2979 (cell), email pjpayne1984@verizon.net  
Description: A beautiful hilly ride through Western Howard County to Lisbon. We will ride on very lightly-traveled and bike-friendly roads.
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 miles and turn left at MD-99 West, Old Frederick Road. Go 0.8 miles and take a left at Alpha Ridge Park. Please park near the restrooms.

Monday, June 17

Middleborough Delight

Meet: Hyde Park Station Shopping Center, 1531 Hyde Park Road, Essex, Maryland 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 Southeast 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 21

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 410-356-3585 (home) or 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 five 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: Go 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. Cross railroad tracks and immediately turn right. Follow for approximately 0.1 miles. Rail Trail Parking lot is on the right. There are approximately 16 parking spaces.

Monday, June 24

Glen Burnie to Annapolis Dock

Level: This is a flat ride
Meet: Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
GPS: Latitude 39.138204, Longitude -76.608314
Leader: John Ingalls, call 667-786-3071, email jing106653@yahoo.com
Description: Ride the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail to the Annapolis dock for lunch and return. Flat ride at 12 miles per hour.
Directions: Take Ritchie Highway, MD-2, to Marley Station Mall. Park in the rear lot by JCPenney.

Friday, June 28

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: Marge Ewertz, call 410-446-4691, email marge.ewertz@gmail.com
Description: Beautiful ride in Carroll County farmland. 26 miles, 1,000 feet climbing.
Directions: From I-695, take I-795 North (Exit 19) to Exit 9B and follow MD-140 through Westminster to Taneytown. Take first exit from traffic circle. Cross MD-194 and go 0.4 miles to Taneytown Memorial Park on left.

Monday, July 1

Arundel on the Bay—New Ride

Meet: PAL Park, 1025 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21403
Leader: Jim Payne, call 410-978-1022 (cell), email pjpayne1984@verizon.net
Description: 24 miles on the southern peninsula of Annapolis. Visit the neighborhoods of Smiths Island, Arundel on the Bay, Highland Beach, Annapolis Cove and Thomas Point Park.
Directions: Take I-695 to I-97 South to US 50 East. Keep right for exit to MD-665 (Aris T Allen Boulevard), which becomes Forest Drive. Remain on Forest Drive as it becomes Bay Ridge Road. Turn right into parking lot just after the light at Arundel on the Bay Road.

Friday, July 5

Kent Island to Prospect Bay

Level: Flat ride
Meet: Terrapin Nature Area Parking Lot, 247 Log Cabin Circle, Stevensville, Maryland 21666
GPS: Latitude 38.989978, Longitude -76.321270
Leader: Alvin Friendlich, call 410-356-3585 (home) or 410-218-2242 (cell), email afriendlich@gmail.com
Description: Approximately 25 miles. Includes the Kent Island Trail and then on Kent Island to the Prospect Bay community with lunch stop.
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 miles to the T and make a right onto Log Cabin Circle. Go 0.7 miles to the Terrapin Nature Area on the right. Go in entrance and park.

Monday, July 8

Fort Smallwood

Level: Mostly flat with a few small hills  
Meet: 9001 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
Leader: Pat Payne, call 410-978-2979 (cell), email pjpayne1984@verizon.net  
Description: 24 miles around the neighborhoods surrounding Fort Smallwood. There are a few small hills but nothing challenging. Midway through the ride we will take a break in Fort Smallwood to enjoy the beautiful view of Baltimore City.          
Directions: From the Baltimore Beltway, take US 97 South to MD-100 East toward Pasadena. Turn left on Magothy Bridge Road. Cross Mountain Road to Hog Neck Road. Turn Right on Fort Smallwood Road. Abandoned Bar (Willy D’s) is on the left on the corner of Fort Smallwood Road and Water Oak Point Road. Park in the lot behind the building.

Friday, July 12

Cemetery Quest

Level: Nearly flat
Meet: North Easton Sports Arena, 1078 North Washington Street, Easton, Maryland 21601
GPS: Latitude 38.795952, Longitude -76.062289
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 443-570-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: 30-mile flat ride through Easton rail trail, Trappe, Maryland and other communities. Visit 11 cemeteries. Lunch in Trappe.
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, July 15

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 Baltimore and Annapolis Trail. Brown bag lunch at covered picnic area in Sawmill Creek Park (between baseball park and senior center).
Directions: Take I-97 to MD-100 East. Take MD-2 South to Earleigh Heights Road. Right approximately 0.5 miles to parking lots on either side of Earleigh Heights Road.

Friday, July 19

Kent Island Ramble

Meet: Matapeake State Park, Marine Academy Drive, Stevensville, Maryland 21666
GPS: Latitude 38.953110, Longitude -76.351161
Leader: Alvin Friendlich, call 410-356-3585 (home) or 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.

Monday, July 22  

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: Delores McBirney, call 410-772-0615 (home) or 443-812-8298 (cell), email deloresmcbirney@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, including three 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.

Friday, July 26

York Heritage North

Level: Flat with a short hill
Meet: Heritage Trail Parking in Seven Valleys, 107 Church Street, Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania 17360
GPS: Latitude 39.63333, Longitude -76.765515
Leader: John Eckard, call 443-286-6819 (cell), email jreckard@comcast.net
Description: 32 miles on the trail, including the newest scenic 4.5 miles north of US 30 to the northern end in John C. Rudy Park. The last missing piece through York is supposed to be finished this Spring, so we should not have to ride on the streets between sections as before. Brown bag lunch or snack at Rudy Park or lunch at Valley Tavern after the ride.
Directions: Take I-83 North to Glen Rock, Exit 8. Go west (left) onto PA-216, right on Susquehanna Trail at T, left to stay on PA-216. Right on Yellow Church Road (becomes Main Street). Turn right onto Church Street and go about 0.4 miles to rail-trail parking on the left.

Monday, July 29

Marley Station Mall to Annapolis Dock

Meet: Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
GPS: Latitude 39.138204, Longitude -76.608314
Leader: Alvin Friendlich, call 410-356-3585 (home) or 410-218-2242 (cell), email afriendlich@gmail.com
Description: Ride the Baltimore and Annapolis 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 Baltimore and Annapolis Trail.

 
Revised May 17, 2019         

 

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