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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.

We have a three-day Eastern Shore ride (Wednesday, October 11 to Friday, October 13) where we stay at the Saint Michaels Inn. Bud Lippert has reserved 10 rooms with two double beds for $85 plus tax, and he has reserved five rooms with one queen bed for $80 plus tax. He had to commit to a contract to reserve these rooms. More rooms of either will be added if needed. Cutoff date is September 11, 2017. All individual reservations have a 72-hour (three-day) cancellation period. To reserve a room, contact Derek or Crystal and tell them you are with the cycling senior group, call 410-745-3333.

 

Schedule: Late Summer and Fall

Friday, August 11

Indian Head Rail Trail
Level: Flat ride with one hill
Meet: Indian Head Pavilion parking lot at Doctor Mitchell Lane and Lackey Drive, Indian Head, Maryland 20640
GPS: N39 14.126 W076 52.178
Leader: Kim Warner Jr, call 410-997-4754 or 443-745-1487 (cell), email tby1208@verizon.net
Description: Approximately 29 miles total, includes biking to the trail head and to Rucci’s. Mostly flat. The 13-mile, paved Indian Head Rail Trail traverses roughly halfway across Charles County, connecting the small towns of Indian Head and White Plains. Cyclists, hikers and nature enthusiasts can experience the surroundings of mature forests, natural wetlands and occasional farmland as they pass through the Mattawoman Creek stream valley and some of southern Maryland’s most scenic and undeveloped natural areas. We can eat at Rucci’s Italian Deli or brown bag at the parking lot at the east end of the trail. Rucci’s is about one mile past the east end of the trail on Theodore Green Boulevard.
Directions: From Baltimore, take I-95 south to Exit 38 at Oxon Hill, Maryland. Turn left at MD-210 south, Indian Head Highway. Continue south to Indian Head, Maryland. To access the Indian Head Pavilion parking lot, turn right onto Lackey Drive and then left onto Doctor Mitchell Lane.

Monday, August 14

Old Ellicott City to Hanover
Level: This is a new ride—mostly flat with a few hills
Meet: Old Ellicott City Trolley Stop
Leader: Pat Payne, call 410-747-1595 or 410-978-2979 (cell), email pjpayne1984@verizon.net 
Description: 23 miles, from Old Ellicott City along the Patapsco River through Patapsco Valley State Park to Hanover. Return through the park.
Directions: From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) take Exit 13, Frederick Road. Follow Frederick Road west for approximately four miles. Turn right on Oella Avenue (at the Trolley Stop). Turn right into the public parking lot behind the Trolley Stop. Lunch at the end of the ride at any one of a number of quaint eateries in Old Ellicott City.

Monday, August 21

Kent Island Ramble   
Level: 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 hangers attached, a commercial fishing community and beautiful estates on the Chesapeake. Lunch at the Kentmor Restaurant along the ride or brown bag at Romancoke.
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 25

North Chesapeake City to Delaware City
Level: Flat ride with one hill
Meet: Parking lot at 205 Bank Street, Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 433-590-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: This is about a 30-mile round trip ride and is mostly a flat ride on paved pathway along the C and D Canal. There is one hill to negotiate going to and from Delaware City. There is a restaurant as well as an ice cream parlor located in Delaware City.
Directions: From Baltimore: Take I-695 to I-95 north for 36 miles. Take Exit 100 (MD-272) for 2.1 miles; turn left at the traffic light on Pulaski Highway for seven miles. Go right (east) on MD-213 for about 5.5 miles. As you approach the C and D Canal Bridge, do not cross the bridge. Turn left onto MD-285; turn right onto Lock Street. This will take you into North Chesapeake City. Turn right on Biddle Street; go about 0.2 mile and park in the lot under the bridge.

Monday, August 28

Hillsmere, Bay Ridge, Quietwaters
Level: Flat ride
Meet: Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, Maryland 21403
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. Brown bag lunch at conclusion of the ride. 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), which becomes Forest Drive. Remain on Forest Drive for four miles to right on Hillsmere at light. Pass entrance to Quietwaters Park; go left into Eastport Annapolis Library parking lot.

Friday, September 1

Wooden Jesus Ride
Level: 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 south to Keysville and north to Harney. Mainly rolling with a few good hills. Find out how this ride got its name. Bring snacks and 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.

Monday, September 4

Horse Farm Ride
Level: Ride has some hills
Meet: Food Lion Parking Lot, 3744 Centennial Road, Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331
GPS: Latitude 39.799958, Longitude -77.031833
Leader: Barbara Kasemeyer, call 410-744-2071 or 410-458-2531 (cell), email barbarakasemeyer@aol.com
Description: 31 miles of rolling terrain on mostly country roads. Brown bag lunch at 24.1 miles or at the end of the ride at Subway.
Directions: Take I-795 to MD-30. Go through Hampstead and Manchester. MD-30 becomes PA-94. Go 0.7 mile past the square in Hanover and make a left on Elm Avenue. At the second traffic light Elm becomes PA-116, Main Street. Continue on PA-116 through McSherrystown to parking lot on right at the corner of Centennial Street and Main Street.

Friday, September 8;

Cross Kent Island to Prospect Bay Ride
Level: 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. 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 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.

Monday, September 11

Northwest Talbot County Meander
Level: Flat ride
Meet: Talbot County Community Center, 10028 Ocean Gateway, (US 50), Easton, Maryland 21601
GPS: Latitude 38.826904, Longitude -76.062780
Leader: George Drake, call 443-988-8803, email georgerdrake@yahoo.com
Description: 35-mile or 29-mile backroads ride in Talbot County west of US 50. Pass the Pickering Creek Audubon Center, ride to Bruffs Island, and cross the Miles River. Pass through the hamlets of Longwoods, Todds Corner, Unionville, Copperville, and Tunis Mill. Lunch at the Sugarbuns (Easton Airport) Café. Ride can be shortened to 29 miles after lunch.
Directions: Take US 50 East 0.3 mile past mile marker 61. Turn right into Talbot County Community Center (The Warehouse) and park on the far left back side of the lot. Bathroom facilities available.

Friday, September 15

Middleborough Delight
Level: Flat ride
Meet: Hyde Park Station Shopping Center; 1531 Hyde Park Road, Essex, Maryland 21221
GPS: Latitude 39.299400, Longitude -76.438624
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 433-590-0542, 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.

Monday, September 18

Chesapeake City to the Sassafras River
Note: Ride starts at 11 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. View a map of the route.
Leader: David Hash, call 410-491-7844, 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 MD-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.
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 C and D Canal bridge just prior to Chesapeake City. Take the first right to MD-286/ MD-342, then right on Basil Avenue, left on George Street, right on Second Street to Chesapeake Inn Restaurant.

Friday, September 22

Trip to Gratitude
Level: Ride has some hills
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/ US 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, September 25

Ranger Station to Sandy Point State Park
Level: Ride has some hills
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 or 240-271-8414 (cell—day of ride), email seeligcas@aol.com
Description: Approximately 28 miles on B and A Trail, including some roads without shoulders. Brown bag lunch in Sandy Point State Park.
Directions: Take I-97 to MD-100 East. Go to MD-2 South. Follow MD-2 to Earleigh Heights Road. Go right approximately 0.5 mile to parking lot on right side of Earleigh Heights Road.

Friday, September 29

Marley Station Mall to Annapolis Dock
Level: 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.

Monday, October 2

Ranger Station to BWI with Pot Luck after ride at Catharina Brauer’s
Level: Ride has some hills
Meet: Ranger Station, 54 West Earleigh Heights Road, Severna Park, Maryland 21146
GPS: Latitude 39.097322, Longitude -76.570010
Leader: Bob Carson, call 410-828-8604, email bikebob@comcast.net
Description: Ride from Ranger Station to and around BWI, followed by Pot Luck at 1 p.m. at Catharina’s, Check with Catharina as to what to bring, call 410-647-0734.
Directions: MD-2 south to Earleigh Heights Road. Right approximately 0.5 mile to parking lots on either side of Earleigh Heights Road. Pot luck location: Catharina’s, 244 Joyce Lane, Arnold, Maryland 21012.

Friday, October 6

Tour de Chase
Level: Ride has some hills
Meet: Eastern Regional Park, 11723 Eastern Avenue, Middle River, Maryland 21220
GPS: Latitude 39.345046, Longitude -76.390226
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 433-590-0542, email 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 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 Blvd 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 3.1 miles; left turn on Eastern Blvd for 1.6 miles. Right turn at entrance to park.

Monday, October 9

Edgewater to Galesville
Level: Ride has some hills
Meet: K-Mart Shopping Center, 3255 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, Maryland 21037
GPS: Latitude 38.9289858, Longitude -76.5655952
Leader: Claudia Seelig, call 301-984-3216 or 240-271-8414 (cell—day of ride), email seeligcas@aol.com
Description: Scenic 22-mile ride on country roads with a few rolling hills. Most roads have a bicycle lane except MD-255, which is somewhat narrow in patches. Lunch in Galesville, either in a restaurant or bring your own picnic.
Directions: From Baltimore: take I-97 south to US-50/ 301. Go left toward Annapolis. Take immediate exit on right to MD-665 (Aris T Allen Boulevard). Carefully follow signs to MD-2 South (Solomons Island Road) toward Edgewater. Drive about 3.3 miles and turn left (traffic light) onto Mitchells Chance Road. Make immediate right on road through the Exxon gas station to stop sign. After the stop sign turn left into parking area.

Wednesday, October 11

Chesapeake Views
Note: Ride starts at 10:45 a.m.
Level: Flat ride
Meet: Claiborne Landing, Claiborne, Maryland 21624.
GPS: Latitude 38.837493, Longitude -76.279629
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 433-590-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: Flat ride. 28 to 40 miles with lunch in Tilghman, bring or buy.
Directions: From Baltimore: Take I-97 south to US 301/ US 50 east over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Remain on US 50 to MD-322 south to Easton; Turn right on MD-33 towards Saint Michaels. Go slow through the town of Saint Michaels. Bear right on MD-451 to Claiborne. Turn left on Claiborne Landing Road.

Thursday, October 12

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge
Level: Ride has some hills
Meet: 2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, Maryland 21613, at the parking lot for bike route
GPS: Latitude 38.446319, Longitude -76.091561
Leader: Bud Lippert, call 433-590-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: 34 miles. Except for the bridge to Hoopers Island, this a flat ride through the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge to Hoopers Island. There will be scenic views of the Chesapeake Bay and Honga River. You might see bald eagles, herons of different species, and other wildlife. Lunch at the Old Salty Restaurant, either bring or buy. If you bring, you can sit at the picnic table overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.
Directions: From the Bay Bridge: turn right on US 50 for 34 miles. Turn right onto MD-16 (Church Creek Road.) Remain on MD-16 for 2.7 miles. Turn left on Egypt Road, left on Key Wallace Drive, right on Wildlife Drive to parking.

Friday, October 13

Saint Michaels to Oxford Ferry
Note: Ride starts at 9:15 a.m.
Level: Flat ride
Meet: Saint Michael’s Inn, 1228 South Talbot Street, Saint Michaels, Maryland 21663
GPS: Latitude 38.769640, Longitude -76.206501
Leader: Bob Carson, call 410-828-8604, email bikebob@comcast.net
Description: Delight in this ride on mostly flat and lightly traveled roads in scenic Talbot County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The ride is 33.4 miles. Ride includes a ferry ride across the Tred Avon River on the historic Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, America’s oldest privately-owned ferry (established 1683). Cost per ride in 2016 was $4 which covers bike and rider. Lunch will be at the park on the bank of the Tred Avon River in Oxford. Brown bag or buy at the country store across from the park. There are rest rooms available at start and end of the ride as well as at lunch.
Directions: Crossing the Bay Bridge, remain on US 50 to MD-322 south to Easton. Turn right on MD-33 towards Saint Michaels. Turn left into parking lot behind Saint Michaels Inn.

Monday, October 16

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail
Note: Ride starts at 10:30 a.m.
Level: Flat ride
Meet: Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut Street, Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512
Leader: David Hash, call 410-491-7844, 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.
Directions: From the Baltimore Beltway and I-83, this is just an hour’s ride. Take I-83 north to York, Pennsylvania, then take US 30 east. After crossing the Susquehanna River, take the first exit right and stay on Linden Street. Go 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.

Friday, October 20

Covered Bridge Ride
Level: Ride has some hills
Meet: Lewistown Volunteer Fire Company Number 22, 11101 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont, Maryland 21788
GPS: Latitude 39.538210, Longitude -77.413642
Leaders: Dick and Diana Voelkel, call 410-744-6941
Description: Rolling ride with (hopefully) beautiful fall foliage. Restrooms available at fire station.
Directions: Take I-695 to Exit 16 (I-70). Go west 40 miles on I-70 to Exit 53B, US 15 North. Travel 12 miles on US 15 to right onto Fish Hatchery Road. Go 0.5 mile to right onto Hessong Bridge Road. Fire Company is 200 feet on the left.

Monday, October 23

Apple Orchard Ride
Level: Ride is hilly
Meet: Park and Ride, Lisbon Center Drive, Woodbine, Maryland 21797
GPS: Latitude 39.348403, Longitude -77.068111
Leader: Delores McBirney, call 410-772-0615 or 443-812-8298 (cell), email deloresmcbirney@verizon.net
Description: There are several challenging hills on this ride of 29.1 miles through beautiful Western Howard County. The roads are lightly traveled. Pack a snack since there are no food sources on the ride route. Lunch is available at the end of the ride at Lisbon Center.
Directions: From Baltimore Beltway (I-695) take Exit 16 (I-70 West). Go 18 miles to Exit 73 (MD-94). Go north on Woodbine Road. Continue north on MD-94 about 0.2 mile to the traffic circle at Old Frederick Road (MD-99). Take the first right off the traffic circle onto Old Frederick Road heading east. Take the first left (about 200 feet from the circle) and then turn left again into the park and ride lot.

Friday, October 27

C and D Canal Ride
Level: Flat ride
Meet: 205 Bank Street, Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915
Leader: Anne Rosenberg, call 410-583-5369 or 410-812-6652 (cell), 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 Restaurant. The Delaware side is named Michael Castle Trail and 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, head north on I-95 for 36 miles. Take Exit 100, MD-272, towards US 40. Turn left onto Pulaski Highway (US 40) and go 6.6 miles. Turn right on MD-213 and travel 4.7 miles. Please note you will not be going over the bridge. Turn left onto MD-84 to Hemphill Street (MD-285). Bear right and drive almost to the end and turn right onto Bank Street. The parking lot is two or 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, October 30

Tour de Bowleys Quarters
Level: Flat ride
Meet: Sunset Cove, 3408 Red Rose Farm Road, Middle River, Maryland 21220
GPS: Latitude 39.323973, Longitude -76.399700
Leader: David Hash, call 410-491-7844, email dhash@jhmi.edu
Description: 24 miles. Bring snack and drink. Lunch after ride at the Sunset Cove.
Directions: From Catonsville: Take I-95 to I-695 east towards Essex; merge onto MD-702 to Eastern Boulevard Exit. Take second ramp onto 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: Take I-695 to MD-43 (White Marsh Boulevard) for about 3 miles. Left turn on Eastern Boulevard for 1.1 mile, right turn on Carroll Island Road. Follow above directions to Sunset Cove.

Friday, November 3

Alpha Ridge Park
Level: Ride is hilly
Meet: Alpha Ridge Park
Leader: Delores McBirney, call 410-772-0615 or 443-812-8298 (cell), email deloresmcbirney@verizon.net
Description: Beginning at Howard County's Alpha Ridge Park, this 26.9-mile ride is a trip through farm lands of western Howard County. Some rolling hills on low traffic roads but there are several challenging hills. There will be a rest stop and places for purchasing lunch at milepost 19.1 in Glenelg.
Directions: From Baltimore Beltway (I-695) take Exit 16 (I-70 West). Go about 8.5 miles to Exit 83 North, Marriottsville Road. Go 0.7 mile and turn left onto MD-99 West (Old Frederick Road). Go 0.8 mile and turn left into Alpha Ridge Park. Please park near the restrooms.

Monday, November 6

Patapsco State Park to Marley Station
Level: 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 or 410-353-3683 (cell), email tjfurlong@outlook.com
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 1 South. 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 1 North. Left on River Road, quick left at state park entrance, then left on Gun Road. Right on River Road to Avalon parking.

Friday, November 10

York Heritage North
Level: Flat with a few hills
Meet: Heritage Trail, 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 won't be finished before 2018, so there is a short stretch on streets to make the connection. Brown bag lunch at Rudy Park.
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 mile to rail-trail parking on the left.

Monday, November 13

Ranger Station to Greenbury Point
Level: Ride has some hills
Meet: Ranger Station, 54 West Earleigh Heights Road, Severna Park, Maryland 21146
GPS: Latitude 39.097238, Longitude -76.569892
Leader: Jane Story, call 410-544-2361 or 410-507-5884 (cell), email jstory765@yahoo.com
Description: 22.8-mile flat ride down bike path to Greenbury Point. Snack optional. Two moderate hills on return to bike path. Brown bag lunch in Severna Park memorial park on the trail.
Directions: Take MD-2 south to Earleigh Heights Road. Go right approximately 0.3 mile to parking lots on either side of Earleigh Heights Road at B and A Trail.

Friday, November 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 433-590-0542, email blippert21221@yahoo.com
Description: 26 miles. Some hills and upgrades. Route routes goes through the community of Wilson Point, Wampler Village, Maple Crest, Areo Acres, Golden Tree, Essex, Hopkins Landing, and Hawthorne via MD-43 bike route. The route has been changed to eliminate the crossing of Eastern Blvd onto the MD-43 bike path. The bike path is entered from Bengies Road. Two stops: 7-11 in Victory Villa and lunch.
Directions: Take MD-702 to Eastern Blvd (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 south to Eastern Boulevard. Turn right at light. Get into left lane and turn left onto Wilson Point Road for about 1.6 miles and turn right onto Cypress Drive. Turn right into parking lot. From I-95: Take Exit 67A, White Marsh Boulevard for 3.1 miles to Eastern Boulevard. Turn right on Eastern Boulevard, merge to left lane and turn left onto Wilson Point Road for 1.6 miles. Turn right on Cypress Drive. Turn right into parking lot.

 
Revised August 10, 2017         

 

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