No change to parking. New ride start locations.


Union Mills Homestead CORN ROAST FESTIVAL

Saturday, August 3, 2019



This change does not affect where BBC riders will park.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the starting and ending locations for the rides have changed. We have been prohibited from using the pavilion/parking lot. The Homestead does not own this property.

All rides will START at the entrance to the Homestead, turn right onto Rt.97 and then turn right onto Old Hanover Rd.

For the 40, 52 and 64 mile riders: The rides will END on Old Hanover Road 0.2 miles PAST the pavilion/parking lot and JUST BEFORE Deep Run Rd. There you will need to dismount and walk on the grass back to the foot bridge that leads to the Homestead parking lot.

The 28 mile riders will dismount at the END OF Deep Run Rd to walk on the grass back to the foot bridge that leads to the Homestead parking lot.

I hope that this inconvenience will not discourage riders from joining these terrific rides and Corn Roast Festival.

---Gloria Epstein, Event Leader



Join us for a fabulous day of riding, socializing and eating at the 49th Annual Union Mills Homestead Corn Roast Festival.  This exciting community event includes live music and vendors, tours of the historic Homestead, grist mill and blacksmith shop. You can even purchase stoneground flours from the Mill.

Union Mills Homestead

3311 Littlestown Pike

Westminster MD 21158


Follow signs for bike event parking.  All BBC rides will begin at the Homestead and end in time to enjoy the festival.

Sign in and cue sheets will be available just before the foot bridge to Old Hanover Road. 

16 & Over  -   64 Miles

13 - 15 mph - 52 Miles

13 - 15 mph - 40 Miles

10 - 12 mph - 28 Miles

Check BBC Rides Calendar for more ride information

After the rides, you can purchase meal tickets ($14.00) and join this unique community event. The menu includes fried chicken, sliced Maryland tomatoes, applesauce, rolls and butter, lemonade, iced tea and ALL THE ROASTED CORN YOU CAN EAT.  The wood fires keep burning all day long.

Year after year, we continue to enjoy cycling the scenic, low traffic roads of Carroll County.  Let's show our appreciation by supporting this important historical landmark.


Gloria Epstein, Event Leader