This is a beautiful short loop that travels many of the same roads as the Wednesday Night Worlds and the plain old Piney Hill loop. Basically, it adds a climb of Shepperd Rd to add a few miles. There's a rest stop at the Filling Station 8 miles from the finish where we can get coffee, a pastry, or even a taco or a burrito. Life is good! I'm offering this ride so we can get some exercise and still catch the Ravens-Bengals game. Will Sunday be Lamar Jackson's first start, or will RGIII have the opportunity to resurrect his career?
If access to Oregon Ridge Lodge is blocked, we'll start at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center. Its access road is directly behind the Oregon Grille. If access to both is blocked, we'll start at the Western Run Park and Ride at Western Run and Shawan Rds.
Slightly warmer and more sheltered from the cold, this ride offers a different experience that the usual county rides. The group stays together as it rides through many interesting northern Baltimore City neighborhoods/areas including Cedarcroft, Homeland, Roland Park, Clipper Mill, Woodberry, Charles Village, Druid Hill Park, Maryland Zoo @Baltimore, Jones Falls Trail (paved), Loyola & Johns Hopkins Universities. There are several short steep climbs on the route. Rest stop will be @Subway in Charles Village.
Loch Raven Reservoir Loop - Nice ride around Loch Raven Starting Seminary to Providence and coming back over Corbett to Oregon Ridge and over Jerome Jay and featuring the descent down Mays Chapel. Break at mile 24 at Filling Station Cafe on York Rd. The usual hills and rollers for 3100 feet.
16&Over winter pace with moments of enthusiasm countered by regrouping. Note this ride replaces the Sykesville Loop due to weather.
Come join the fun!Web Link: http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/func-startdown/502/
Another variation on the Wednesday Night ride. This one includes a short loop around Irish Road before returning to Corbett.Web Link: http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/func-startdown/691/