Baltimore Bike Club Mobile Schedule

Saturday, January 19, 2019

16 And Over - R&B with old BBC end - 34 miles - 9:30 am - 34 mi - Mike Craig,   443-718-8997,   mcraig11@verizon.net
START: GLN -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

34 miles 2100 feet
No Rest Stop
Start: Glenelg High School
GPS: https://www.strava.com/routes/16783789
Another ride before a storm.

Tcx url: https://www.strava.com/routes/16783789


Sunday, January 20, 2019

13 - 15 mph - MTB w/ The Bicycle Connection - 8:00 am - 7 mi - Aaron Mongeau,   4435626469,   racermojo@gmail.com
START: Harford road -- Ride Terrain: Very Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 7 mph,  Regrouping: Frequent,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

The Bicycle Connection group ride is a Mountain Bike ride in the Little Gunpowder State Park trail system leaving from the parking lot/trail head on Hartford Rd. 

TL:DR We meet READY TO ROLL at the time and location above. We'll Be riding moderate trails; nothing super hard, nothing too boring. Freezing Temps are preferred (see long version). Dress in layers. This is a NO-DROP ride, we regroup at all trail junctures the leader sweeps.

Full version: These Winter Mountain Bike rides are geared towards the rider who is new to off-road and/or new to cold weather riding. An experienced MTB rider will find the pace is on the leisure side (but still fun). Come early and please be ready to roll out by 8:am. Our rides will be range from 5 to 7 miles and usually done within 90 minutes of the start time. The Ride leader will sweep. During the ride we will regroup multiple times at all trail junctions. 

Weather. These rides are highly dependent on the freeze thaw cycle. Rides will be canceled if temps rise above freezing in the 9:am hour. Reason; the ground will get extremely muddy during the thaw and riding trails in the 30 to 45 degree temperature range will cause unnecessary damage to the trails. That means we actually prefer cold weather, yeah, it's not as crazy as it sounds. Riding in the woods is a little more work than the pavement and tends to keep us warm and toasty as long as we dress well. In the case of less than ideal trail conditions please know that the "TBC Plan-A" ride will be canceled and replaced by the  "TBC Plan-B."

Dress. Riding MTB in the winter will feel warmer than a road ride on the same day. Dress in easy-to-peel layers, you may also want a small back pack or large seat/frame bag to stow a jacket. Leave your cotton hoodie in the drawer and reach for the wool sweater. Cotton will not keep you warm once it's all sweaty. We will see the occasional stream crossing, in the dead of winter these may be frozen but even so you'll still want sturdy and warm footwear to keep toes warm. You may opt for insulated boots and (BMX style) flat pedals over your svelte clipless pedals.     

Bikes. Mountain Bikes with a minimum of 2 inch wide tires are best. your MTB from 90's will work (if it still works) fine, but knobby tires are a must. A wider tire will allow for slightly lower pressure and more grip. The key to a happy bike in the winter is a well-lubricated drivetrain. 

Terrain: Mountain bike terrain in Baltimore County can offer some short to moderate distance steep punchy climbs. We will be selecting beginner friendly trails that are not boring but will not offer much challenge for the experienced rider. 

If you have questions feel free to reach out to me at racermojo@gmail.com

The Bicycle connection Plan B ride Winter ride will be a 20 mile road ride starting from the Phoenix parking lot on the NCR trail.  Look for it to replace this posting in appropriate conditions. 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Link: https://www.thebicycleconnection.com/


Monday, January 21, 2019

16 And Over - MWP - M.L.King Day Ride - 24-ish Miles - 10:00 am - 32 mi - Steve Zeldin,   410-812-6816,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: MWP-Meadowood Regional Park: 10650 Falls Rd just south of Joppa Rd, Lutherville -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Martin Luther King Day Ride from Meadowood Park.  Ride is no go if 9:00 am temperature below 13°F.

Winter pace with moments of enthusiasm countered by regrouping. Check Calendar/Forums for any weather related changes.  Route to be determined. 

Come join the fun!

 



Tuesday, January 22, 2019

16 And Over - MWP - Falls Geist Short Loop - 28 Miles - 10:00 am - 28 mi - Steve Zeldin,   410-812-6816,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: MWP-Meadowood Regional Park: 10650 Falls Rd just south of Joppa Rd, Lutherville -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Shorter loop to Geist Rd, starting Tally Ho to Padonia then a descent past the BBQ before winding around to Geist followed by the usual return of Belmont to Park Hts and Hillside.  No breaks.  Steve will have cuesheets, although as sometimes happens the route may dynamically vary.

Winter pace with moments of enthusiasm countered by regrouping.  A different ride may be offered depending on weather.  Check Calendar/Forum for weather related changes.

Come join the fun!



Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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. 



Sunday, January 27, 2019

13 - 15 mph - MTB w/ The Bicycle Connection - 8:00 am - 7 mi - Aaron Mongeau,   4435626469,   racermojo@gmail.com
START: Harford road -- Ride Terrain: Very Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 7 mph,  Regrouping: Frequent,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

The Bicycle Connection group ride is a Mountain Bike ride in the Little Gunpowder State Park trail system leaving from the parking lot/trail head on Hartford Rd. 

TL:DR We meet READY TO ROLL at the time and location above. We'll Be riding moderate trails; nothing super hard, nothing too boring. Freezing Temps are preferred (see long version). Dress in layers. This is a NO-DROP ride, we regroup at all trail junctures the leader sweeps.

Full version: These Winter Mountain Bike rides are geared towards the rider who is new to off-road and/or new to cold weather riding. An experienced MTB rider will find the pace is on the leisure side (but still fun). Come early and please be ready to roll out by 8:am. Our rides will be range from 5 to 7 miles and usually done within 90 minutes of the start time. The Ride leader will sweep. During the ride we will regroup multiple times at all trail junctions. 

Weather. These rides are highly dependent on the freeze thaw cycle. Rides will be canceled if temps rise above freezing in the 9:am hour. Reason; the ground will get extremely muddy during the thaw and riding trails in the 30 to 45 degree temperature range will cause unnecessary damage to the trails. That means we actually prefer cold weather, yeah, it's not as crazy as it sounds. Riding in the woods is a little more work than the pavement and tends to keep us warm and toasty as long as we dress well. In the case of less than ideal trail conditions please know that the "TBC Plan-A" ride will be canceled and replaced by the  "TBC Plan-B."

Dress. Riding MTB in the winter will feel warmer than a road ride on the same day. Dress in easy-to-peel layers, you may also want a small back pack or large seat/frame bag to stow a jacket. Leave your cotton hoodie in the drawer and reach for the wool sweater. Cotton will not keep you warm once it's all sweaty. We will see the occasional stream crossing, in the dead of winter these may be frozen but even so you'll still want sturdy and warm footwear to keep toes warm. You may opt for insulated boots and (BMX style) flat pedals over your svelte clipless pedals.     

Bikes. Mountain Bikes with a minimum of 2 inch wide tires are best. your MTB from 90's will work (if it still works) fine, but knobby tires are a must. A wider tire will allow for slightly lower pressure and more grip. The key to a happy bike in the winter is a well-lubricated drivetrain. 

Terrain: Mountain bike terrain in Baltimore County can offer some short to moderate distance steep punchy climbs. We will be selecting beginner friendly trails that are not boring but will not offer much challenge for the experienced rider. 

If you have questions feel free to reach out to me at racermojo@gmail.com

The Bicycle connection Plan B ride Winter ride will be a 20 mile road ride starting from the Phoenix parking lot on the NCR trail.  Look for it to replace this posting in appropriate conditions. 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Link: https://www.thebicycleconnection.com/


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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. 



Sunday, February 03, 2019

13 - 15 mph - MTB w/ The Bicycle Connection - 8:00 am - 7 mi - Aaron Mongeau,   4435626469,   racermojo@gmail.com
START: Harford road -- Ride Terrain: Very Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 7 mph,  Regrouping: Frequent,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

The Bicycle Connection group ride is a Mountain Bike ride in the Little Gunpowder State Park trail system leaving from the parking lot/trail head on Hartford Rd. 

TL:DR We meet READY TO ROLL at the time and location above. We'll Be riding moderate trails; nothing super hard, nothing too boring. Freezing Temps are preferred (see long version). Dress in layers. This is a NO-DROP ride, we regroup at all trail junctures the leader sweeps.

Full version: These Winter Mountain Bike rides are geared towards the rider who is new to off-road and/or new to cold weather riding. An experienced MTB rider will find the pace is on the leisure side (but still fun). Come early and please be ready to roll out by 8:am. Our rides will be range from 5 to 7 miles and usually done within 90 minutes of the start time. The Ride leader will sweep. During the ride we will regroup multiple times at all trail junctions. 

Weather. These rides are highly dependent on the freeze thaw cycle. Rides will be canceled if temps rise above freezing in the 9:am hour. Reason; the ground will get extremely muddy during the thaw and riding trails in the 30 to 45 degree temperature range will cause unnecessary damage to the trails. That means we actually prefer cold weather, yeah, it's not as crazy as it sounds. Riding in the woods is a little more work than the pavement and tends to keep us warm and toasty as long as we dress well. In the case of less than ideal trail conditions please know that the "TBC Plan-A" ride will be canceled and replaced by the  "TBC Plan-B."

Dress. Riding MTB in the winter will feel warmer than a road ride on the same day. Dress in easy-to-peel layers, you may also want a small back pack or large seat/frame bag to stow a jacket. Leave your cotton hoodie in the drawer and reach for the wool sweater. Cotton will not keep you warm once it's all sweaty. We will see the occasional stream crossing, in the dead of winter these may be frozen but even so you'll still want sturdy and warm footwear to keep toes warm. You may opt for insulated boots and (BMX style) flat pedals over your svelte clipless pedals.     

Bikes. Mountain Bikes with a minimum of 2 inch wide tires are best. your MTB from 90's will work (if it still works) fine, but knobby tires are a must. A wider tire will allow for slightly lower pressure and more grip. The key to a happy bike in the winter is a well-lubricated drivetrain. 

Terrain: Mountain bike terrain in Baltimore County can offer some short to moderate distance steep punchy climbs. We will be selecting beginner friendly trails that are not boring but will not offer much challenge for the experienced rider. 

If you have questions feel free to reach out to me at racermojo@gmail.com

The Bicycle connection Plan B ride Winter ride will be a 20 mile road ride starting from the Phoenix parking lot on the NCR trail.  Look for it to replace this posting in appropriate conditions. 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Link: https://www.thebicycleconnection.com/


Wednesday, February 06, 2019

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. 



Sunday, February 10, 2019

13 - 15 mph - MTB w/ The Bicycle Connection - 8:00 am - 7 mi - Aaron Mongeau,   4435626469,   racermojo@gmail.com
START: Harford road -- Ride Terrain: Very Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 7 mph,  Regrouping: Frequent,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

The Bicycle Connection group ride is a Mountain Bike ride in the Little Gunpowder State Park trail system leaving from the parking lot/trail head on Hartford Rd. 

TL:DR We meet READY TO ROLL at the time and location above. We'll Be riding moderate trails; nothing super hard, nothing too boring. Freezing Temps are preferred (see long version). Dress in layers. This is a NO-DROP ride, we regroup at all trail junctures the leader sweeps.

Full version: These Winter Mountain Bike rides are geared towards the rider who is new to off-road and/or new to cold weather riding. An experienced MTB rider will find the pace is on the leisure side (but still fun). Come early and please be ready to roll out by 8:am. Our rides will be range from 5 to 7 miles and usually done within 90 minutes of the start time. The Ride leader will sweep. During the ride we will regroup multiple times at all trail junctions. 

Weather. These rides are highly dependent on the freeze thaw cycle. Rides will be canceled if temps rise above freezing in the 9:am hour. Reason; the ground will get extremely muddy during the thaw and riding trails in the 30 to 45 degree temperature range will cause unnecessary damage to the trails. That means we actually prefer cold weather, yeah, it's not as crazy as it sounds. Riding in the woods is a little more work than the pavement and tends to keep us warm and toasty as long as we dress well. In the case of less than ideal trail conditions please know that the "TBC Plan-A" ride will be canceled and replaced by the  "TBC Plan-B."

Dress. Riding MTB in the winter will feel warmer than a road ride on the same day. Dress in easy-to-peel layers, you may also want a small back pack or large seat/frame bag to stow a jacket. Leave your cotton hoodie in the drawer and reach for the wool sweater. Cotton will not keep you warm once it's all sweaty. We will see the occasional stream crossing, in the dead of winter these may be frozen but even so you'll still want sturdy and warm footwear to keep toes warm. You may opt for insulated boots and (BMX style) flat pedals over your svelte clipless pedals.     

Bikes. Mountain Bikes with a minimum of 2 inch wide tires are best. your MTB from 90's will work (if it still works) fine, but knobby tires are a must. A wider tire will allow for slightly lower pressure and more grip. The key to a happy bike in the winter is a well-lubricated drivetrain. 

Terrain: Mountain bike terrain in Baltimore County can offer some short to moderate distance steep punchy climbs. We will be selecting beginner friendly trails that are not boring but will not offer much challenge for the experienced rider. 

If you have questions feel free to reach out to me at racermojo@gmail.com

The Bicycle connection Plan B ride Winter ride will be a 20 mile road ride starting from the Phoenix parking lot on the NCR trail.  Look for it to replace this posting in appropriate conditions. 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Link: https://www.thebicycleconnection.com/


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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. 



Sunday, February 17, 2019

13 - 15 mph - MTB w/ The Bicycle Connection - 8:00 am - 7 mi - Aaron Mongeau,   4435626469,   racermojo@gmail.com
START: Harford road -- Ride Terrain: Very Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 7 mph,  Regrouping: Frequent,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

The Bicycle Connection group ride is a Mountain Bike ride in the Little Gunpowder State Park trail system leaving from the parking lot/trail head on Hartford Rd. 

TL:DR We meet READY TO ROLL at the time and location above. We'll Be riding moderate trails; nothing super hard, nothing too boring. Freezing Temps are preferred (see long version). Dress in layers. This is a NO-DROP ride, we regroup at all trail junctures the leader sweeps.

Full version: These Winter Mountain Bike rides are geared towards the rider who is new to off-road and/or new to cold weather riding. An experienced MTB rider will find the pace is on the leisure side (but still fun). Come early and please be ready to roll out by 8:am. Our rides will be range from 5 to 7 miles and usually done within 90 minutes of the start time. The Ride leader will sweep. During the ride we will regroup multiple times at all trail junctions. 

Weather. These rides are highly dependent on the freeze thaw cycle. Rides will be canceled if temps rise above freezing in the 9:am hour. Reason; the ground will get extremely muddy during the thaw and riding trails in the 30 to 45 degree temperature range will cause unnecessary damage to the trails. That means we actually prefer cold weather, yeah, it's not as crazy as it sounds. Riding in the woods is a little more work than the pavement and tends to keep us warm and toasty as long as we dress well. In the case of less than ideal trail conditions please know that the "TBC Plan-A" ride will be canceled and replaced by the  "TBC Plan-B."

Dress. Riding MTB in the winter will feel warmer than a road ride on the same day. Dress in easy-to-peel layers, you may also want a small back pack or large seat/frame bag to stow a jacket. Leave your cotton hoodie in the drawer and reach for the wool sweater. Cotton will not keep you warm once it's all sweaty. We will see the occasional stream crossing, in the dead of winter these may be frozen but even so you'll still want sturdy and warm footwear to keep toes warm. You may opt for insulated boots and (BMX style) flat pedals over your svelte clipless pedals.     

Bikes. Mountain Bikes with a minimum of 2 inch wide tires are best. your MTB from 90's will work (if it still works) fine, but knobby tires are a must. A wider tire will allow for slightly lower pressure and more grip. The key to a happy bike in the winter is a well-lubricated drivetrain. 

Terrain: Mountain bike terrain in Baltimore County can offer some short to moderate distance steep punchy climbs. We will be selecting beginner friendly trails that are not boring but will not offer much challenge for the experienced rider. 

If you have questions feel free to reach out to me at racermojo@gmail.com

The Bicycle connection Plan B ride Winter ride will be a 20 mile road ride starting from the Phoenix parking lot on the NCR trail.  Look for it to replace this posting in appropriate conditions. 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Link: https://www.thebicycleconnection.com/


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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. 



Sunday, February 24, 2019

13 - 15 mph - MTB w/ The Bicycle Connection - 8:00 am - 7 mi - Aaron Mongeau,   4435626469,   racermojo@gmail.com
START: Harford road -- Ride Terrain: Very Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 7 mph,  Regrouping: Frequent,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

The Bicycle Connection group ride is a Mountain Bike ride in the Little Gunpowder State Park trail system leaving from the parking lot/trail head on Hartford Rd. 

TL:DR We meet READY TO ROLL at the time and location above. We'll Be riding moderate trails; nothing super hard, nothing too boring. Freezing Temps are preferred (see long version). Dress in layers. This is a NO-DROP ride, we regroup at all trail junctures the leader sweeps.

Full version: These Winter Mountain Bike rides are geared towards the rider who is new to off-road and/or new to cold weather riding. An experienced MTB rider will find the pace is on the leisure side (but still fun). Come early and please be ready to roll out by 8:am. Our rides will be range from 5 to 7 miles and usually done within 90 minutes of the start time. The Ride leader will sweep. During the ride we will regroup multiple times at all trail junctions. 

Weather. These rides are highly dependent on the freeze thaw cycle. Rides will be canceled if temps rise above freezing in the 9:am hour. Reason; the ground will get extremely muddy during the thaw and riding trails in the 30 to 45 degree temperature range will cause unnecessary damage to the trails. That means we actually prefer cold weather, yeah, it's not as crazy as it sounds. Riding in the woods is a little more work than the pavement and tends to keep us warm and toasty as long as we dress well. In the case of less than ideal trail conditions please know that the "TBC Plan-A" ride will be canceled and replaced by the  "TBC Plan-B."

Dress. Riding MTB in the winter will feel warmer than a road ride on the same day. Dress in easy-to-peel layers, you may also want a small back pack or large seat/frame bag to stow a jacket. Leave your cotton hoodie in the drawer and reach for the wool sweater. Cotton will not keep you warm once it's all sweaty. We will see the occasional stream crossing, in the dead of winter these may be frozen but even so you'll still want sturdy and warm footwear to keep toes warm. You may opt for insulated boots and (BMX style) flat pedals over your svelte clipless pedals.     

Bikes. Mountain Bikes with a minimum of 2 inch wide tires are best. your MTB from 90's will work (if it still works) fine, but knobby tires are a must. A wider tire will allow for slightly lower pressure and more grip. The key to a happy bike in the winter is a well-lubricated drivetrain. 

Terrain: Mountain bike terrain in Baltimore County can offer some short to moderate distance steep punchy climbs. We will be selecting beginner friendly trails that are not boring but will not offer much challenge for the experienced rider. 

If you have questions feel free to reach out to me at racermojo@gmail.com

The Bicycle connection Plan B ride Winter ride will be a 20 mile road ride starting from the Phoenix parking lot on the NCR trail.  Look for it to replace this posting in appropriate conditions. 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Link: https://www.thebicycleconnection.com/


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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.