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Cycling Seniors of Baltimore County

Are you 60 years of age or older and interested in cycling? Join the Cycling Seniors of Baltimore County (CSBC) to participate in bicycle rides all around Maryland. 

Membership

Membership in CSBC is $5 a year to cover administrative fees to operate the program. Please mail completed forms with a check for $5, made payable to Baltimore County Maryland, to:

Kathleen Young, Programming Manager
Baltimore County Department of Aging
611 Central Avenue, Room 326
Baltimore, Maryland 21204

Baltimore County Department of Aging requires all participants to be registered members of a Baltimore County senior center or county-wide program where they engage in activity. Registration forms are available below or by visiting one of the County's senior centers.

Ride Information

Members will receive a link to detailed ride information after registration and payment of membership dues. Rides primarily occur on Mondays and Fridays, although some multi-day rides are offered each year. All rides start at 10 a.m., however, the ride leader has the option to move the ride start one hour earlier in case of hot weather. 

Friday, September 10—Loch Raven Reservoir

Approximately 26 miles with 1,890 feet climbing. Ride through Loch Raven Reservoir from Providence Road with a stop for ice cream at Prigel's Creamery.

Monday, September 13—Edgemere and Environs

Approximately 23 miles on flat terrain around the peninsula, touring waterfront communities, Fort Howard and North Point State Park by the rockets’ red glare.

Friday, September 17—Marley Station to Annapolis Dock

A 30-mile ride on the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail and some city streets around Annapolis to the market. Brown bag or buy lunch in the market.

Saturday, September 18—Monkton or White Hall to New Freedom—Canceled

29-mile or 22-mile round trip, mostly flat ride north to New Freedom and back on unpaved trail with 1,400 feet of gradual, railroad-grade climbing. Ride can be shortened to 22 miles by getting on at White Hall. One- or two-hour layover in New Freedom to take in the town festival.

Monday, September 20—Adams County Ride

31 miles with 1,166 feet of climbing. Beautiful countryside in the area between Hanover, Gettysburg and New Oxford. Coffee and pastries available at Deja Brew in the New Oxford square. Ice cream after the ride at nearby Half Pint Creamery.

Friday, September 24—BWI Airport Loop 

Approximately 23 miles from historic Elkridge to Hanover to the BWI Airport Loop.

Monday, September 27—Buckeystown Ramble

Approximately 27 miles with 1,444 feet climbing. Rolling hills through farmland and shaft rural roads. 

Friday, October 1—Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

A 28-mile round-trip (up-and-back) via paved trail along the north shore of the picturesque Susquehanna River, with a brown-bag lunch stop along the river (or stop by Marietta Pizza and Grill for carry-out).

Monday, October 4—Western HoCo: Glenelg to Lisbon

A 25-mile hilly ride with 1,600 feet of climbing on mostly country roads through farmland, with a shopping center stop at Mile 19 in Lisbon. Average pace 11 to 13 miles per hour.

Friday, October 8—Potluck and Ride: Symphony Village in Centreville

A 23-mile flat ride which offers a couple of short cuts to lessen the total mileage. Pot luck lunch follows.

Monday, October 11—Bowleys Quarters Farms and Waterfront

A 24-mile ride in eastern Baltimore County. Tour the waterfront neighborhoods and rural surroundings on the Bowleys Quarters peninsula.

Friday, October 15—Glen Rock to York, Pennsylvania

A 29-mile flat ride round trip. Follows the Heritage Rail Trail north to York, Pennsylvania with lunch at a local restaurant.

Monday, October 18—Easy Way to Union Bridge

A 23-mile hilly ride climbing through picturesque Carroll County farmland.

Friday, October 22—Brewery Fire Natural Dam

A 33-mile ride, rolling with hills, from Taneytown into Pennsylvania.

Monday, October 25—Perry’s Cabin Park: Oyster Ride

A 31-mile flat ride on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland

Friday, October 29—Ten Oaks

A 22-mile ride around the Glenelg area of Howard County. One somewhat challenging hill and a number of rollers. A very pleasant ride.

Monday, November 1—Dia de los Muertos Ride Description

Celebrate this Mexican holiday (or All Saints Day) with the appropriate Six Cemeteries route. A 25-mile ride with rolling hills.

Friday, November 5—Kent Island Ramble

Approximately 30-mile ride 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.

Monday, November 8—Patapsco Valley State Park to Relay and the BWI Loop

This 27-mile ride tours the park then exits south through Elkridge to Hanover and around the airport with rest stops at the Dixon Observation area and the north overlook. Bring $2 park entrance fee or your DNR Golden Age Pass.

Friday, November 12—C&D Canal Ride at Chesapeake City, Maryland

Approximately 32-mile out and back on a paved trail along the north side of the canal. Mostly flat with a few short hills, some hair pin turns and some beautiful scenery.

Monday, November 15—Holly Neck (in eastern Baltimore County)

A 23-mile flat ride through mainly waterfront neighborhoods along Middle River on Back River Neck.

Rider Responsibilities

  • Your bike should be in good condition.
  • You should have two water bottles, snacks and lunch on some rides.
  • You should have 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 ABC quick check before riding.
  • Pick a ride that is within your ability, taking into account terrain and distance.
  • Be sure you are capable of riding under the weather conditions.
  • Be at the ride start location at least 15 minutes early to allow time to get your bike ready and sign in.

Questions

For questions, email Kathleen Young at kyoung@baltimorecountymd.gov or call 410-887-3654.

 
Revised September 7, 2021         

 

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