Baltimore Bike Club Mobile Schedule

Thursday, May 24, 2018

16 And Over - MRP - Five Forks - 44 Miles - 9:30 am - 44 mi - Steve Zeldin,   410-812-6816,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: MRP - Middletown Rd P&R -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

A very beautiful, yet hilly ride, from Middletown Rd P&R (I83 Exit 31).  Both a 44 mile (3800 Ft) and 30 mile  (2800 Ft) version.   The 44 mile does an inner loop-d-loop.  Three climbs are tough.  The descents are long and sweeping.  The ride is rural and time on busy roads is minimal.  Bring a snack as the break at Wally's (mile 40) is near the end of the ride.  Several possible shortcut returns via the NCR Trail to Parkton.  Route was used for the April Fools 2017 Ride.

Originally posted for Tuesday 5/22 but rescheduled for Thursday 5/24.

Come join the fun!

Web Link: http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Under-50-Miles/Five-Forks/


13 - 15 mph - Piney Hill Loop from Veloccino - 10:00 am - 24 mi - Renee Faison,   410 458-2729,   frfaison@msn.com
START: Veloccino Bike Coffee Shop, Falls Rd, Butler, Md -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 15 mph,  Regrouping: None,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Rolling rides with hills.  Ride leaders pace 15mph. Ride start from Veloccino's Bike Coffee shop



Team BBC - Bumpy Belt Loop - 6:00 pm - 24 mi - Ian Jackson,   (830)708-6424 please tex,   porus07@gmail.com
START: 1813 Falls Road -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

It's baaaaaaack! THIS THURSDAY, wheels roll 6pm at Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Road.
We'll take the first few weeks easy, so don't be shy.
 
This is a full drop ride. 16mph average with sprint climbs sprinkled in. We will make a general effort to ride at an inclusive pace, and we will always regroup for a minute after Circle Road, but there are no guarantees. If you flat we'll leave you behind. If you're too slow we'll leave you behind. If you're too fast you'll leave us behind. So know the route and pack what you need to be self-sufficient.
 
Bring your own lights (please, please bring lights!) Bring your own cue sheet. Bring your own flat kit. And bring a real bad attitude because there's KOMs to win!
 
New for 2018 is a modified route. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27209373
 
Mostly the same as before, we just take a more mellow route to Bellona. This will require us to navigate the switchbacks up Falls Road, so please be considerate of other trail users and always yield to pedestrians.
 
If you are accustomed to intercepting the group on Roland, you will need to revise your plans.
 
The following rules will be strictly enforced.
  • Helmets mandatory
  • Functional brakes mandatory
  • Wheels roll 6pm sharp
  • Single File on Falls Road
  • We stop at all stop signs
  • We stop at all red lights
  • We always yield to pedestrians
  • We never escalate road rage incidents. (no yelling, no gestures, and no physical contact)
Offical Sprint Climbs:
  1. Rolandvue
  2. Rolandvue backside
  3. Circle Road counter-clockwise
  4. Ellenham left-fork (optional. take the right-fork to bypass)
  5. May's Chapel
  6. Bellemore
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27209373


Friday, May 25, 2018

13 - 15 mph - Manor - Fawn Grove - 9:30 am - 41 mi - John McCauley,   410-262-4272,   jmcc@qis.net
START: Manor Tavern -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 13 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Lunch,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

This somewhat challenging ride uses some roads not often encountered on club rides.  Mostly low traffic roads with choice for a nice little restaurant or convenience store in Fawn Grove.     

Web Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27546179


10 - 12 mph - Lansdowne-Savage Mill Ride - 10:00 am - 33. mi - Eugene Bayer,   443-850-0671,   eugenebayer@verizon.net
START: HFP: Hammonds Ferry Park & Ride -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 10 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Exit 8 off South Western part of 695.  P&R is about 0.17 miles north of Nursery Road. Flat to rolling with some gentle hills. Snack stop at 7-Eleven at 13.3 mi.  Port-a-John at 27.4 miles.



Ride Events - KENT COUNTY SPRING FLING-RIDES ARE FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY - 12:00 pm - mi - Bob Carson,   410-828-8604,   kentcountyspringfling@gmail.com
START: Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD -- Ride Terrain: Flat?,        Rain Cancellation: Select An Optiont,

Enjoy four days cycling the lightly traveled roads of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore. Rides of 11 to 100 miles meander along flat to rolling roads — through rural towns and along scenic rivers.  Excellent riding for everyone -- all ages and abilities. RIDES ARE FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY

Only 70 miles from Baltimore/DC, 85 miles from Philadelphia, and 170 miles from New York City—we stay on the campus of Washington College, located in the historic port town of Chestertown, MD. (Info on Washington College and Chestertown at http://www.washcoll.edu ).

Award winning cuisine -- 7 buffet meals, dessert and cordial parties, drinks/snacks all day, 2 nights of music/dancing, the Chestertown Tea Party festival, and more!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.
ONLINE REGISTRATION (no additional fee)
Click for 4 day event- Friday to Monday
Click for 3 day event- Friday to Sunday afternoon

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION
Click for 4 day event- Friday to Monday
Click for 3 day event- Friday to Sunday afternoon

LATE REGISTRATION FEE: $30 AFTER April 15

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Refund requests must be via email or letter. The following fees apply:
$30 prior to May 1
$50 May 1 through May 15
No refunds after May 15
Refund checks will be mailed by the BBC Treasurer after the event.
$40 charge for checks returned by the bank for any reason.

 

Web Link: http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=219


Saturday, May 26, 2018

16 And Over - CWC bail out ride - 75 miles - 8:30 am - 75 mi - Mike Craig,   410-715-5553,   mcraig11@verizon.net
START: TCP - Thurmont Community Park -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

CWC bail out ride.  75 miles.  6300 feet.
Start: Thurmont Community Park (39.621977, -77.414961)
Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/13234125
Two rest stops mile 28 and 58.
First rest stop at Gathland state park, bring snacks.

Tcx url: https://www.strava.com/routes/13234125


Team BBC - Team BBC Saturday Social - 9:00 am - 31 mi - Alex Harisiadis,   ,   alexharisiadis@gmail.com
START: Baltimore, MD -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

Every Saturday is Team BBC's Saturday Social, a friendly, social-pace ride intended to welcome both new and experienced road riders.

We meet at Artifact Coffee at 8:30 am to grab espressos and pastries before we roll out 9 am for a 31-mile route out toward Timonium and returning to the City, covering both hilly and flat terrain. This is a no-drop ride, featuring an average pace of roughtly 14-15 m/hr, but there are three segments where riders are encouraged to drop the hammer and test their legs! We sprint at:

- Thornton Rd. climb b/w Seminary and W Timonium
- W Padonia b/w Cleghorn and Falls
- Bellemore climb

Occasionally, the group will also charge the climb up Park Heights from Caves to Greenspring Valley Rd.; this is on a case-by-case basis. We regroup immediately after every sprint point and continue as a group.

Safety is a priority on this ride. We stop at all stop lights and stop signs, and group ride behavior (attacking the front, half-wheeling, etc.) will not be tolerated. Poor weather, such as significant precipitation, excessive cold or heat, cancels the ride.

People new to group riding are especially welcome to join this ride. We aim to teach people that road riding can be safe and fun, and we will work on group riding skills with all riders, both new and old.

We look forward to riding with friends, new and old!

Web Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26827631


13 - 15 mph - Hampstead 40 Loop - 9:00 am - 39. mi - Mark Miller,   4438462481,   eleiko2@verizon.net
START: Oregon Ridge -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,    Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

One of the shorter routes to Hampstead leaving from Oregon Ridge. Rest/snack stop at Jiffy Mart. The forecast calls for rain in the afternoon. However, that could change, either for better or worse. Those interested should check the BBC ride calendar on Saturday morning. Cancellation, if necessary, will be posted no later than 7:30am. Call with questions (no texts please). 



Monday, May 28, 2018

10 - 12 mph - Taneytown Evening Ride - 6:00 pm - 20 mi - Stuart Bonning,   410-374-4416,   stuartbonning@hotmail.com
START: Taneytown Memorial Park -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 10 mph,  Regrouping: Frequent,    

Yes, I know it is a holiday, but the ride goes on.

mild route, mild pace   beer and pizza afterwards



Tuesday, May 29, 2018

16 And Over - BFS - Niner Louisville Loop - 50 Miles - 9:30 am - 50 mi - Steve Zeldin,   410-812-6816,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: BFS - Butler Fire Station / Veloccino -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

A shorter ride may be offered depending on weather.  We ride the disambiguated 2018 April Fools Day ride.  If you missed the ride on April 1st now is your chance to ride without any shenanigans.  Snack break at mile 28.

Come join the fun!

Web Link: http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Over-50+-Miles/Niner-Louisville-Loop/


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

10 - 12 mph & 13 - 15 mph & Team BBC - LLL-Women's/t/f focused ride series: 3/14-5/30/18 - 5:30 pm - 24. mi - Shauna Henley,   ,   Shaunahen@gmail.com
START: 1813 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21201 -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Women's team ride, with a variety of paces. LLL goes through Baltimore City and the County for 24.1 punchy miles. Rides start the Wednesday after Day Light Savings and ends the last week of May. March rides leave BBW at 5:30p, and will leave BBW at 6p come April. Contact Shauna for day of details.

Men are welcomed, the focus is to mentor new female riders, and help progress the training of more advanced female riders. 

Cancellation announcements will be sent via Team BBC Ladies listserv.  

Cue sheets will rarely be printed for day of ride. 

Ride cue sheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27018236

 

Rides oraganization will follow pace leaders for 14+ (regroup), and 16+ (full drop), with the last ride of the month open for all. 



Thursday, May 31, 2018

Team BBC - Bumpy Belt Loop - 6:00 pm - 24 mi - Ian Jackson,   (830)708-6424 please tex,   porus07@gmail.com
START: 1813 Falls Road -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

It's baaaaaaack! THIS THURSDAY, wheels roll 6pm at Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Road.
We'll take the first few weeks easy, so don't be shy.
 
This is a full drop ride. 16mph average with sprint climbs sprinkled in. We will make a general effort to ride at an inclusive pace, and we will always regroup for a minute after Circle Road, but there are no guarantees. If you flat we'll leave you behind. If you're too slow we'll leave you behind. If you're too fast you'll leave us behind. So know the route and pack what you need to be self-sufficient.
 
Bring your own lights (please, please bring lights!) Bring your own cue sheet. Bring your own flat kit. And bring a real bad attitude because there's KOMs to win!
 
New for 2018 is a modified route. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27209373
 
Mostly the same as before, we just take a more mellow route to Bellona. This will require us to navigate the switchbacks up Falls Road, so please be considerate of other trail users and always yield to pedestrians.
 
If you are accustomed to intercepting the group on Roland, you will need to revise your plans.
 
The following rules will be strictly enforced.
  • Helmets mandatory
  • Functional brakes mandatory
  • Wheels roll 6pm sharp
  • Single File on Falls Road
  • We stop at all stop signs
  • We stop at all red lights
  • We always yield to pedestrians
  • We never escalate road rage incidents. (no yelling, no gestures, and no physical contact)
Offical Sprint Climbs:
  1. Rolandvue
  2. Rolandvue backside
  3. Circle Road counter-clockwise
  4. Ellenham left-fork (optional. take the right-fork to bypass)
  5. May's Chapel
  6. Bellemore
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27209373


Saturday, June 02, 2018

Ride Events - 50th Anniversary Commemorative Ride & Celebration BLACK-OUT DATE - 8:00 am - mi - Mary Ellen McLewee,   410-274-2039,   50years@baltobikeclub.org
START: St. John's Church, 3738 Butler Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136 -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,    Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Come out and celebrate our Club's 50th Anniversary!  On June 2 2018, the BBC will host rides at St. John's Church, 3738 Butler Road, near Glyndon.  Several rides will be available with staggered starts.  The long, fast rides will start first and the shorter rides start later in the morning.  All rides go through beautiful horse country in Baltimore and Carroll Counties which means some hills.   The rides will finish near the same time, similar to the picnic ride.  After the ride we will enjoy a lunch bbq feast featuring brisket, pulled pork and smoked salmon.  There are even unsubstantiated rumors about dessert as well.  Don’t miss this special celebration.

Please RSVP to 50years@baltobikeclub.org no later than Thursday May 31 by 5pm.  This is to ensure we can get an accurate head count.  It takes 19 hours to smoke a whole brisket.

The cost for bbq lunch:

Members: FREE!

Non Members: $15

Remember, your non-member guests (spouse, child, friend, etc.) are welcome to come but must pay the $15 cost for lunch.  But, for a nominal amount, they can become a member (individual or family) and come to the picnic, the banquet, the spring social, and enjoy all the benefits of being a member!

Please remember to RSVP.  Thanks, and see you at the ride.

50years@baltobikeclub.org

RAIN DATE:  Saturday, June 16, same time & place.



Team BBC - Team BBC Saturday Social - 9:00 am - 31 mi - Alex Harisiadis,   ,   alexharisiadis@gmail.com
START: Baltimore, MD -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

Every Saturday is Team BBC's Saturday Social, a friendly, social-pace ride intended to welcome both new and experienced road riders.

We meet at Artifact Coffee at 8:30 am to grab espressos and pastries before we roll out 9 am for a 31-mile route out toward Timonium and returning to the City, covering both hilly and flat terrain. This is a no-drop ride, featuring an average pace of roughtly 14-15 m/hr, but there are three segments where riders are encouraged to drop the hammer and test their legs! We sprint at:

- Thornton Rd. climb b/w Seminary and W Timonium
- W Padonia b/w Cleghorn and Falls
- Bellemore climb

Occasionally, the group will also charge the climb up Park Heights from Caves to Greenspring Valley Rd.; this is on a case-by-case basis. We regroup immediately after every sprint point and continue as a group.

Safety is a priority on this ride. We stop at all stop lights and stop signs, and group ride behavior (attacking the front, half-wheeling, etc.) will not be tolerated. Poor weather, such as significant precipitation, excessive cold or heat, cancels the ride.

People new to group riding are especially welcome to join this ride. We aim to teach people that road riding can be safe and fun, and we will work on group riding skills with all riders, both new and old.

We look forward to riding with friends, new and old!

Web Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26827631


Sunday, June 03, 2018

Casual - Instructional Ride Series - 10:00 am - mi - Howard Kaplon, Gordon Peltz, Gary Brandon,   410-484-6955,   hkaplon@towson.edu, peltzlaw@aol.com, gbrandon@umm.edu
START: Maryland --        

For more information, including this week's ride location, click web site link above or contact one of the ride leaders.

Web Link: http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=88


Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Team BBC - TNTT- (Tuesday Night Time Trial) - 6:15 pm - 14. mi - Shauna Henley,   ,   shaunahen@gmail.com
START: 15007 Falls Rd, Butler, MD -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,    Regrouping: None,    

This FREE event is a 14.1 mile loop through Baltimore County's scenic agricultural landscape.  Whether your goal is to go sub 40; prepare for a race; see how your fitness improves over the course of 6 months; or just want to explore new roads and meet new people- Baltimore Bicycling Club and Baltimore Bicycle Works are here for you.

For weather & time updates please follow our Facebook page: Tuesday Night Time Trial.

Logistics:

1. Riders go off at 6:30p sharp (insert Yogi Berra idiom here) 

2. Pre-registration is required, so we ask that you arrive by 6:15pm to pin-up and warm up

 

3. Parking is available at Veloccino bike & coffee and the Butler Fire Dept. 

Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/baltobikeclub.org/
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/2815037


Thursday, June 07, 2018

Team BBC - Bumpy Belt Loop - 6:00 pm - 24 mi - Ian Jackson,   (830)708-6424 please tex,   porus07@gmail.com
START: 1813 Falls Road -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

It's baaaaaaack! THIS THURSDAY, wheels roll 6pm at Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Road.
We'll take the first few weeks easy, so don't be shy.
 
This is a full drop ride. 16mph average with sprint climbs sprinkled in. We will make a general effort to ride at an inclusive pace, and we will always regroup for a minute after Circle Road, but there are no guarantees. If you flat we'll leave you behind. If you're too slow we'll leave you behind. If you're too fast you'll leave us behind. So know the route and pack what you need to be self-sufficient.
 
Bring your own lights (please, please bring lights!) Bring your own cue sheet. Bring your own flat kit. And bring a real bad attitude because there's KOMs to win!
 
New for 2018 is a modified route. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27209373
 
Mostly the same as before, we just take a more mellow route to Bellona. This will require us to navigate the switchbacks up Falls Road, so please be considerate of other trail users and always yield to pedestrians.
 
If you are accustomed to intercepting the group on Roland, you will need to revise your plans.
 
The following rules will be strictly enforced.
  • Helmets mandatory
  • Functional brakes mandatory
  • Wheels roll 6pm sharp
  • Single File on Falls Road
  • We stop at all stop signs
  • We stop at all red lights
  • We always yield to pedestrians
  • We never escalate road rage incidents. (no yelling, no gestures, and no physical contact)
Offical Sprint Climbs:
  1. Rolandvue
  2. Rolandvue backside
  3. Circle Road counter-clockwise
  4. Ellenham left-fork (optional. take the right-fork to bypass)
  5. May's Chapel
  6. Bellemore
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27209373


Friday, June 08, 2018

Ride Events - Greencastle Great Escape - 9:30 am - mi - Phil Manger,   717-643-1575,   phil.manger@gmail.com
START: Antrim Township Community Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling,        

REGISTRATION REQUIRED IF COMING FOR MORE THAN ONE DAY

Come to Greencastle, Pennsylvania the weekend of June 8 - 10 for one, two or three days of cycling in the breathtakingly beautiful Cumberland Valley. Here you will find a cyclist's paradise with a network of well-maintained, low-traffic roads laid down on a gently rolling landscape of farms, villages and small towns, framed by a soft blue mountain backdrop in almost any direction you look.

You can choose from a selection of 20 or more rides, ranging in length from 30 to 100 miles.

All rides start and end in the north (last) parking lot of Antrim Township Community Park on Grant Shook Road. The park has water and restrooms. Start times are 9 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Rides are leaderless and without SAG support, and participants must sign liability waivers at the start of each ride, just as they would if they were going on a normal BBC weekend ride.

Directions:

From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) take I-70 WEST

Stay on I-70 for about 67 miles

Take Exit 24, Greencastle Pike (MD 63) NORTH (first exit after I-81)

After crossing into Pennsylvania, keep your eye out for the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church on the left

Turn LEFT onto East Weaver Rd. immediately after the church (the road sign is obscured)

Turn RIGHT at the stop sign onto Grant Shook Rd.

Turn LEFT into the park (about a quarter mile after turning onto Grant Shook Rd.)

Park in the northernmost (last) parking lot.

Total distance: about 77 miles

 

Driving time from I-70/I-695 interchange: about 1 hour, 15 minutes



Saturday, June 09, 2018

Ride Events - Greencastle Great Escape - 8:00 am - mi - Phil Manger,   717-643-1575,   phil.manger@gmail.com
START: Antrim Township Community Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling,        

REGISTRATION REQUIRED IF COMING FOR MORE THAN ONE DAY

Come to Greencastle, Pennsylvania the weekend of June 8 - 10 for one, two or three days of cycling in the breathtakingly beautiful Cumberland Valley. Here you will find a cyclist's paradise with a network of well-maintained, low-traffic roads laid down on a gently rolling landscape of farms, villages and small towns, framed by a soft blue mountain backdrop in almost any direction you look.

You can choose from a selection of 20 or more rides, ranging in length from 30 to 100 miles.

All rides start and end in the north (last) parking lot of Antrim Township Community Park on Grant Shook Road. The park has water and restrooms. Start times are 9 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Rides are leaderless and without SAG support, and participants must sign liability waivers at the start of each ride, just as they would if they were going on a normal BBC weekend ride.

Directions:

From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) take I-70 WEST

Stay on I-70 for about 67 miles

Take Exit 24, Greencastle Pike (MD 63) NORTH (first exit after I-81)

After crossing into Pennsylvania, keep your eye out for the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church on the left

Turn LEFT onto East Weaver Rd. immediately after the church (the road sign is obscured)

Turn RIGHT at the stop sign onto Grant Shook Rd.

Turn LEFT into the park (about a quarter mile after turning onto Grant Shook Rd.)

Park in the northernmost (last) parking lot.

Total distance: about 77 miles

 

Driving time from I-70/I-695 interchange: about 1 hour, 15 minutes



Team BBC - Team BBC Saturday Social - 9:00 am - 31 mi - Alex Harisiadis,   ,   alexharisiadis@gmail.com
START: Baltimore, MD -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

Every Saturday is Team BBC's Saturday Social, a friendly, social-pace ride intended to welcome both new and experienced road riders.

We meet at Artifact Coffee at 8:30 am to grab espressos and pastries before we roll out 9 am for a 31-mile route out toward Timonium and returning to the City, covering both hilly and flat terrain. This is a no-drop ride, featuring an average pace of roughtly 14-15 m/hr, but there are three segments where riders are encouraged to drop the hammer and test their legs! We sprint at:

- Thornton Rd. climb b/w Seminary and W Timonium
- W Padonia b/w Cleghorn and Falls
- Bellemore climb

Occasionally, the group will also charge the climb up Park Heights from Caves to Greenspring Valley Rd.; this is on a case-by-case basis. We regroup immediately after every sprint point and continue as a group.

Safety is a priority on this ride. We stop at all stop lights and stop signs, and group ride behavior (attacking the front, half-wheeling, etc.) will not be tolerated. Poor weather, such as significant precipitation, excessive cold or heat, cancels the ride.

People new to group riding are especially welcome to join this ride. We aim to teach people that road riding can be safe and fun, and we will work on group riding skills with all riders, both new and old.

We look forward to riding with friends, new and old!

Web Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26827631


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Ride Events - Greencastle Great Escape - 8:00 am - mi - Phil Manger,   717-643-1575,   phil.manger@gmail.com
START: Antrim Township Community Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling,        

REGISTRATION REQUIRED IF COMING FOR MORE THAN ONE DAY

Come to Greencastle, Pennsylvania the weekend of June 8 - 10 for one, two or three days of cycling in the breathtakingly beautiful Cumberland Valley. Here you will find a cyclist's paradise with a network of well-maintained, low-traffic roads laid down on a gently rolling landscape of farms, villages and small towns, framed by a soft blue mountain backdrop in almost any direction you look.

You can choose from a selection of 20 or more rides, ranging in length from 30 to 100 miles.

All rides start and end in the north (last) parking lot of Antrim Township Community Park on Grant Shook Road. The park has water and restrooms. Start times are 9 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Rides are leaderless and without SAG support, and participants must sign liability waivers at the start of each ride, just as they would if they were going on a normal BBC weekend ride.

Directions:

From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) take I-70 WEST

Stay on I-70 for about 67 miles

Take Exit 24, Greencastle Pike (MD 63) NORTH (first exit after I-81)

After crossing into Pennsylvania, keep your eye out for the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church on the left

Turn LEFT onto East Weaver Rd. immediately after the church (the road sign is obscured)

Turn RIGHT at the stop sign onto Grant Shook Rd.

Turn LEFT into the park (about a quarter mile after turning onto Grant Shook Rd.)

Park in the northernmost (last) parking lot.

Total distance: about 77 miles

 

Driving time from I-70/I-695 interchange: about 1 hour, 15 minutes



Casual - Instructional Ride Series - 10:00 am - mi - Howard Kaplon, Gordon Peltz, Gary Brandon,   410-484-6955,   hkaplon@towson.edu, peltzlaw@aol.com, gbrandon@umm.edu
START: Maryland --        

For more information, including this week's ride location, click web site link above or contact one of the ride leaders.

Web Link: http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=88


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

16 And Over - TMP - 2018 Pre-Ride of the Two Taverns 2018 Picnic Version - 59 Miles - 8:30 am - 59 mi - Steve Zeldin,   410-812-6816,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: TMP - Taneytown Memorial Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

We ride the BBC Summer Picnic 16&Over Version of the Two Taverns Ride (2018).

Park/start at the small lot off Playground Rd.  This is a pre-ride for the picnic, so we may encounter route detours and other cuesheet irregularities.   If you are desperate for early tentative cuesheet or course file, then send Steve an email.

While the picnic riders tend to ride this all-out, the Tuesday riders are a bit more relaxed.  This means regrouping, especially after bursts of enthusiasm, and otherwise a conversational 16+ ride.

Ride has first snack break at the Subway (or 7-11) in Biglerville (mile 28).
Then a second break for Ice Cream at the KOA Campgrounds at mile 41.  This is a great stop!

Come join the fun!

Web Link: http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Carroll-County/Over-50+-Miles/BBC-2016-Picnic-Special-16-and-Over-Ride/


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Team BBC - Bumpy Belt Loop - 6:00 pm - 24 mi - Ian Jackson,   (830)708-6424 please tex,   porus07@gmail.com
START: 1813 Falls Road -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

It's baaaaaaack! THIS THURSDAY, wheels roll 6pm at Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Road.
We'll take the first few weeks easy, so don't be shy.
 
This is a full drop ride. 16mph average with sprint climbs sprinkled in. We will make a general effort to ride at an inclusive pace, and we will always regroup for a minute after Circle Road, but there are no guarantees. If you flat we'll leave you behind. If you're too slow we'll leave you behind. If you're too fast you'll leave us behind. So know the route and pack what you need to be self-sufficient.
 
Bring your own lights (please, please bring lights!) Bring your own cue sheet. Bring your own flat kit. And bring a real bad attitude because there's KOMs to win!
 
New for 2018 is a modified route. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27209373
 
Mostly the same as before, we just take a more mellow route to Bellona. This will require us to navigate the switchbacks up Falls Road, so please be considerate of other trail users and always yield to pedestrians.
 
If you are accustomed to intercepting the group on Roland, you will need to revise your plans.
 
The following rules will be strictly enforced.
  • Helmets mandatory
  • Functional brakes mandatory
  • Wheels roll 6pm sharp
  • Single File on Falls Road
  • We stop at all stop signs
  • We stop at all red lights
  • We always yield to pedestrians
  • We never escalate road rage incidents. (no yelling, no gestures, and no physical contact)
Offical Sprint Climbs:
  1. Rolandvue
  2. Rolandvue backside
  3. Circle Road counter-clockwise
  4. Ellenham left-fork (optional. take the right-fork to bypass)
  5. May's Chapel
  6. Bellemore
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27209373


Saturday, June 16, 2018

All Pace Long - The Best Ride Ever - 8:00 am - 62 mi - Wendy Moskowitz,   443-421-7881,   wmoskowitz@comcast.net
START: TMP - Taneytown Memorial Park -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 12 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Ride description:

 

Phil Manger's Beautiful Ride with similar terrain to the Two Taverns Ride.  Starts from Taneytown Memorial Park (entrance opposite Harney Roadl).  Exact metric century from Taneytown through Bonneauville, Biglerville, Fairfield and Emmitsburg.  Terrain is flat-to-rolling, scenery is gorgeous, roads are low-traffic, and there are plenty of restaurants and stores.

 

The ride will not be swept, however my cell number is on the cue sheet if you need me!

 

 

 



Team BBC - Team BBC Saturday Social - 9:00 am - 31 mi - Alex Harisiadis,   ,   alexharisiadis@gmail.com
START: Baltimore, MD -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

Every Saturday is Team BBC's Saturday Social, a friendly, social-pace ride intended to welcome both new and experienced road riders.

We meet at Artifact Coffee at 8:30 am to grab espressos and pastries before we roll out 9 am for a 31-mile route out toward Timonium and returning to the City, covering both hilly and flat terrain. This is a no-drop ride, featuring an average pace of roughtly 14-15 m/hr, but there are three segments where riders are encouraged to drop the hammer and test their legs! We sprint at:

- Thornton Rd. climb b/w Seminary and W Timonium
- W Padonia b/w Cleghorn and Falls
- Bellemore climb

Occasionally, the group will also charge the climb up Park Heights from Caves to Greenspring Valley Rd.; this is on a case-by-case basis. We regroup immediately after every sprint point and continue as a group.

Safety is a priority on this ride. We stop at all stop lights and stop signs, and group ride behavior (attacking the front, half-wheeling, etc.) will not be tolerated. Poor weather, such as significant precipitation, excessive cold or heat, cancels the ride.

People new to group riding are especially welcome to join this ride. We aim to teach people that road riding can be safe and fun, and we will work on group riding skills with all riders, both new and old.

We look forward to riding with friends, new and old!

Web Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26827631


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Casual - Instructional Ride Series - 10:00 am - mi - Howard Kaplon, Gordon Peltz, Gary Brandon,   410-484-6955,   hkaplon@towson.edu, peltzlaw@aol.com, gbrandon@umm.edu
START: Maryland --        

For more information, including this week's ride location, click web site link above or contact one of the ride leaders.

Web Link: http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=88


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

16 And Over - FIF - Seven Towns and Seven Valleys Blue Hill - 59 Miles - 8:30 am - 59 mi - Steve Zeldin,   410-812-6816,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: FIF - Fifth District E.S -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

A Club favorite.  Note ride starts from Fifth District at 8:30am.  School's out for the summer, so we have the parking lot... This version takes Church St to Blue Hill Rd instead of Glenville to Smoketown (PA216) avoiding bridge work.  Adds a climb on Blue Hill towards Cordorus.

Check Calendar/Forums for any weather related changes - a different ride or day may be offered in event of excessive heat or rain. 

First 10 and last 15 miles hilly; the rest rolling. Regroup/snack in Jefferson at mile 24. Lunch at New Freedom Rutters at mile 40.

Come join the fun!

Web Link: http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Over-50+-Miles/Seven-Towns-and-Seven-Valleys-Blue-Hill/


Team BBC - TNTT- (Tuesday Night Time Trial) - 6:15 pm - 14. mi - Shauna Henley,   ,   shaunahen@gmail.com
START: 15007 Falls Rd, Butler, MD -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,    Regrouping: None,    

This FREE event is a 14.1 mile loop through Baltimore County's scenic agricultural landscape.  Whether your goal is to go sub 40; prepare for a race; see how your fitness improves over the course of 6 months; or just want to explore new roads and meet new people- Baltimore Bicycling Club and Baltimore Bicycle Works are here for you.

For weather & time updates please follow our Facebook page: Tuesday Night Time Trial.

Logistics:

1. Riders go off at 6:30p sharp (insert Yogi Berra idiom here) 

2. Pre-registration is required, so we ask that you arrive by 6:15pm to pin-up and warm up

 

3. Parking is available at Veloccino bike & coffee and the Butler Fire Dept. 

Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/baltobikeclub.org/
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/2815037


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Team BBC - Bumpy Belt Loop - 6:00 pm - 24 mi - Ian Jackson,   (830)708-6424 please tex,   porus07@gmail.com
START: 1813 Falls Road -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

It's baaaaaaack! THIS THURSDAY, wheels roll 6pm at Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Road.
We'll take the first few weeks easy, so don't be shy.
 
This is a full drop ride. 16mph average with sprint climbs sprinkled in. We will make a general effort to ride at an inclusive pace, and we will always regroup for a minute after Circle Road, but there are no guarantees. If you flat we'll leave you behind. If you're too slow we'll leave you behind. If you're too fast you'll leave us behind. So know the route and pack what you need to be self-sufficient.
 
Bring your own lights (please, please bring lights!) Bring your own cue sheet. Bring your own flat kit. And bring a real bad attitude because there's KOMs to win!
 
New for 2018 is a modified route. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27209373
 
Mostly the same as before, we just take a more mellow route to Bellona. This will require us to navigate the switchbacks up Falls Road, so please be considerate of other trail users and always yield to pedestrians.
 
If you are accustomed to intercepting the group on Roland, you will need to revise your plans.
 
The following rules will be strictly enforced.
  • Helmets mandatory
  • Functional brakes mandatory
  • Wheels roll 6pm sharp
  • Single File on Falls Road
  • We stop at all stop signs
  • We stop at all red lights
  • We always yield to pedestrians
  • We never escalate road rage incidents. (no yelling, no gestures, and no physical contact)
Offical Sprint Climbs:
  1. Rolandvue
  2. Rolandvue backside
  3. Circle Road counter-clockwise
  4. Ellenham left-fork (optional. take the right-fork to bypass)
  5. May's Chapel
  6. Bellemore
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27209373


Friday, June 22, 2018

Casual - Middleborough Delight - 10:00 am - 25 mi - Bud Lippert,   443 570 0542,   essexknight@aim.com
START: Hyde Park Station S.C. -- Ride Terrain: Flat,  Ride Leader's Pace: 10 mph,  Regrouping: Frequent with Sweep,  Rest Stops: Lunch,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Ride Start: Hyde Park Station Shopping Center. 1542 Hyde Park Road, Essex, MD 21221

Description:  A 20-30 mile flat ride through the communities in the Back River Neck Peninsula.   You see views of the Chesapeake Bay, Back River, Middle River, Sue Creek, & other creeks; There are historic mansions, old & new homes, waterfronts, farm fields and wooded areas.    

 

Directions: I-695 to Exit 36S (MD-702) for about 3 miles to the Hyde Park Roundabout; Look for the Dunkin Donuts; Turn 270 degrees onto Hyde Park Road; Right turn into the lot; park on the lot opposite Dunkin Donuts.



Saturday, June 23, 2018

Ride Events - Delaware-Maryland Flatlands Tour (BLACKOUT DATE*) - 7:00 am - mi - Ken Philhower,   ,   bbcflatlands @ cablespeed.com
START: Bohemia Manor High School, 2755 Augustine Herman Hwy, Chesapeake City, MD (Cecil County) -- Ride Terrain: Flat,      Rest Stops: Lunch,  Rain Cancellation: Go No Matter What,

48th annual Delaware-Maryland Flatlands Tour

As of May 2018, the number of rides and distances are TBD.
Tentative rides -- lengths of 36, ~55, 65, and 104 miles, subject to change.

Register at ride start.  (NO advanced registration.)

Registration fee:  BBC members $5;  Non-members $6

For additional details, check this page after June 1.

For the latest National Weather Service forecast for Chesapeake City, MD, see
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=39.53094561900048&lon=-75.80743755399965&site=all&smap=1#.VYkiRPY5CHs

(* "Blackout date" means a date on which no other BBC rides or events are scheduled.)



Team BBC - Team BBC Saturday Social - 9:00 am - 31 mi - Alex Harisiadis,   ,   alexharisiadis@gmail.com
START: Baltimore, MD -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

Every Saturday is Team BBC's Saturday Social, a friendly, social-pace ride intended to welcome both new and experienced road riders.

We meet at Artifact Coffee at 8:30 am to grab espressos and pastries before we roll out 9 am for a 31-mile route out toward Timonium and returning to the City, covering both hilly and flat terrain. This is a no-drop ride, featuring an average pace of roughtly 14-15 m/hr, but there are three segments where riders are encouraged to drop the hammer and test their legs! We sprint at:

- Thornton Rd. climb b/w Seminary and W Timonium
- W Padonia b/w Cleghorn and Falls
- Bellemore climb

Occasionally, the group will also charge the climb up Park Heights from Caves to Greenspring Valley Rd.; this is on a case-by-case basis. We regroup immediately after every sprint point and continue as a group.

Safety is a priority on this ride. We stop at all stop lights and stop signs, and group ride behavior (attacking the front, half-wheeling, etc.) will not be tolerated. Poor weather, such as significant precipitation, excessive cold or heat, cancels the ride.

People new to group riding are especially welcome to join this ride. We aim to teach people that road riding can be safe and fun, and we will work on group riding skills with all riders, both new and old.

We look forward to riding with friends, new and old!

Web Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26827631


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Team BBC - Bumpy Belt Loop - 6:00 pm - 24 mi - Ian Jackson,   (830)708-6424 please tex,   porus07@gmail.com
START: 1813 Falls Road -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

It's baaaaaaack! THIS THURSDAY, wheels roll 6pm at Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Road.
We'll take the first few weeks easy, so don't be shy.
 
This is a full drop ride. 16mph average with sprint climbs sprinkled in. We will make a general effort to ride at an inclusive pace, and we will always regroup for a minute after Circle Road, but there are no guarantees. If you flat we'll leave you behind. If you're too slow we'll leave you behind. If you're too fast you'll leave us behind. So know the route and pack what you need to be self-sufficient.
 
Bring your own lights (please, please bring lights!) Bring your own cue sheet. Bring your own flat kit. And bring a real bad attitude because there's KOMs to win!
 
New for 2018 is a modified route. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27209373
 
Mostly the same as before, we just take a more mellow route to Bellona. This will require us to navigate the switchbacks up Falls Road, so please be considerate of other trail users and always yield to pedestrians.
 
If you are accustomed to intercepting the group on Roland, you will need to revise your plans.
 
The following rules will be strictly enforced.
  • Helmets mandatory
  • Functional brakes mandatory
  • Wheels roll 6pm sharp
  • Single File on Falls Road
  • We stop at all stop signs
  • We stop at all red lights
  • We always yield to pedestrians
  • We never escalate road rage incidents. (no yelling, no gestures, and no physical contact)
Offical Sprint Climbs:
  1. Rolandvue
  2. Rolandvue backside
  3. Circle Road counter-clockwise
  4. Ellenham left-fork (optional. take the right-fork to bypass)
  5. May's Chapel
  6. Bellemore
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27209373


Friday, June 29, 2018

Casual - Tour de Bowleys Quarters - 10:00 am - 25 mi - Bud Lippert,   443 570 0542,   essexknight@aim.com
START: Red Rose Farm Road. -- Ride Terrain: Flat,  Ride Leader's Pace: 10 mph,  Regrouping: Frequent with Sweep,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

 Ride Start:  Red Rose Farm Rd. Middle River, MD 21220   Description:

 A 24-mi flat ride through the communities of Bowleys Quarters & Carroll Island.   You will see a mix of old & new homes, marinas, & panoramic views of the rivers & creeks, woods and farm fields.                 

 Directions: From South Baltimore or AA County, take I-695 to exit 36 (MD 702) to Eastern Blvd. Take 2nd exit (Chase: east) for 4.5 miles. Right on Carroll Island Road for .5mi: Right on Bowleys Quarters Rd. for .9 mi.  Right turn on Red Rose Farm Rd. (St Mathews Church on corner) for .3 mi.: right turn in parking lot

From Towson: I-695S; merge onto MD4-43 ( White Marsh Blvd) for about 5 miles. Turn left towards Chase at the traffic light onto Eastern Blvd for about a 1.5 miles; turn right on Carroll Island Road for 1/2 mile;  turn right on Bowleys Quarters Rd. for .9 miles; Right turn on Red Rose Farm Road for 2/10 mile Right turn onto dirt lot.   Coming via I-95 north or south; Take Exit 67a towards Pulaski Hiway; go about 3.5 miles; Turn left towards Chase at the traffic light onto Eastern Blvd for about a 1.5 miles; turn right on Carroll Island Road for 1/2 mile;  turn right on Bowleys Quarters Rd. for .9 miles; Right turn on Red Rose Farm Road for 2/10 mile Right turn onto dirt lot.

 

 Day of ride: 443.570.0542



Saturday, June 30, 2018

Team BBC - Team BBC Saturday Social - 9:00 am - 31 mi - Alex Harisiadis,   ,   alexharisiadis@gmail.com
START: Baltimore, MD -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

Every Saturday is Team BBC's Saturday Social, a friendly, social-pace ride intended to welcome both new and experienced road riders.

We meet at Artifact Coffee at 8:30 am to grab espressos and pastries before we roll out 9 am for a 31-mile route out toward Timonium and returning to the City, covering both hilly and flat terrain. This is a no-drop ride, featuring an average pace of roughtly 14-15 m/hr, but there are three segments where riders are encouraged to drop the hammer and test their legs! We sprint at:

- Thornton Rd. climb b/w Seminary and W Timonium
- W Padonia b/w Cleghorn and Falls
- Bellemore climb

Occasionally, the group will also charge the climb up Park Heights from Caves to Greenspring Valley Rd.; this is on a case-by-case basis. We regroup immediately after every sprint point and continue as a group.

Safety is a priority on this ride. We stop at all stop lights and stop signs, and group ride behavior (attacking the front, half-wheeling, etc.) will not be tolerated. Poor weather, such as significant precipitation, excessive cold or heat, cancels the ride.

People new to group riding are especially welcome to join this ride. We aim to teach people that road riding can be safe and fun, and we will work on group riding skills with all riders, both new and old.

We look forward to riding with friends, new and old!

Web Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26827631


Sunday, July 01, 2018

All Pace Long - Two Taverns - 8:00 am - 62 mi - Peter Crosby,   410-300-3847,   crosbyps@hotmail.com
START: TMP -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,    Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,