Baltimore Bike Club Mobile Schedule

Sunday, March 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/


Casual - Holly Neck Ride - 10:00 am - 20 mi - Bob Carson,   410-828-8604,   bikebob@comcast.net
START: Hyde Park Station Shopping Center. 1542 Hyde Park Road, Essex, MD 21221 -- Ride Terrain: Flat,  Ride Leader's Pace: 11 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

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.



16 And Over - Meadowood Emory Church - 44 - 10:00 am - 44 mi - Gary Kelly,   410.375.9507,   garyskelly@verizon.net
START: Meadowood Regional Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

I changed the ride from the Manchester Loop because two roads are closed as well as the rest stop in Manchester.  I'm substituting the Meadowood Emory Church Loop.  We'll ride 25 miles to a High's on Rt 30 for our rest stop.  A 5-mile loop right before the rest stop can be skipped if desired.  The 19-mile return to our starting point is easy peasy except for 2 hills.  Rain will cancel the ride.



16 And Over - Two Taverns - 62 miles - 10:00 am - 62 mi - Mike Craig,   443-718-8997,   mcraig11@verizon.net
START: TMP -- Ride Terrain: Rolling,  Ride Leader's Pace: 17 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Two Taverns V.2 with detour to Tillie Town, 2400 feet.
Rest stop in Biglerville about mile 28
GPS - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8473182
Start Time: 10:00am
Start Location: Taneytown Memorial Park (TMP)

Tcx url: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8473182


10 - 12 mph - Enchanted Forest SC-Cars Mill Loop - 10:00 am - 31 mi - Eugene Bayer,   443-850-0671,   eugenebayer@verizon.net
START: EFS: Enchanted Forest shopping center -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 10 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Starting from the Enchanted Forest Shopping Center (park in the center of the lot in sight of the Bagel Bin) near the corner of Bethany Lane and Route 40 West (39°16'49.1"N 76°51'25.7"W). The route goes counter clockwise north on Bethany, west on Old Frederick, south and east on Cars Mill, Tridelphia, and Frederick back to the start.  There are port-a-potties at mile 17.8 (Western Regional Park).  Snacks available at High’s stores at mile 14 (one mile off the route) and mile 23.  I hope you can join us. 

Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28456730


All Pace Long - PA Flatlands - 10:30 am - 38m mi - Rich Burns,Gloria Epstein,   410-433-4162,410 665 301,   rnburns1@verizon.net,carlglo@verizon.net
START: MLP - Maryland Line P&R -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 10 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Gary Brandon's wonderful southern York Co. ride with a real mix of road types and countryside; snack/lunch at Rutter's in Shrewsbury at mile 25.9 (so bring provisions to last that long); restrooms in New Freedom at mile 5+.

Web Link: www.baltobikeclub.org


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

16 And Over - ORR - Prettyboy via Ridge&Foreston - 42 Miles - 10:00 am - 42 mi - Steve Zeldin,   410-812-6816,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: ORR - Oregon Ridge Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Prettyboy Reservoir Ride via Mt Zion, Ridge, and Foreston where we climb Parsonage towards the break at Rayville Store at mile 27.  Returning Prettyboy Dam to Yeoho for 3700 ft.  Zip download has both pdf cuesheet and garmin course files.

Check Calendar/Forum for any weather related changes. Conversational 16&Over pace with moments of enthusiasm countered by regrouping.  Come join the fun!

Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Under-50-Miles/Prettyboy-via-Ridge-and-Foreston-42/


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

13 - 15 mph - Team BBC Womens' Ride: Lovely Lady Lumps - 5:30 pm - 24 mi - Laura Norris,   ,  
START: Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Rd -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Join the women of Team BBC for a W/T/F spirited, spring training ride through the hills of North Baltimore City and Ruxton, every Wednesday 
Where: Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Rd.
When: 5:30 pm roll-out on Wednesdays starting March 13; moving to 6 pm April-May 
What: 24 miles of road riding through pretty and hilly Baltimore County. 1700' of climbing, 5-10% grade hills. Route available at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27018236?fbclid=IwAR0d82JXuRwG0jgqc0KBZomlQOh7aCmmsPnsXu3u4Nr5vE5Gyp3MaAbT9-M [make this an html link on the site please!]
Pace: ~13-15mph most weeks, with a few re-grouping points after bigger hills.  The last week of every month will be no-drop, with a slightly slower pace or longer breaks if needed.  We strive to be inclusive and not leave anyone behind, so if you're hesitant about the pace or the hills, come to the no-drop ride or contact our ride leader with any questions! (laura.christine.norris at gmail dot com)
Required: helmet; front and rear lights during shorter daylight hours.  Recommended: road bike or cross bike with slick tires, clipless pedals, water, and a small snack!
Weather cancellations: we'll cancel if the weather forecast calls for rain; cancellations will be posted on our social media at instagram.com/teambbcpbbbw
Web Link: https://www.teambbc.net/team-rides#/lovely-lady-lumps


Friday, March 29, 2019

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%,



Sunday, March 31, 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/


Tuesday, April 02, 2019

16 And Over - MWP - Brian's Emory Road Loop - 45 miles - 9:30 am - 45 mi - Steve Zeldin,   410-812-6816,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: MWP - Meadowood Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Rolling ride with some climbing starting Hillside to Park Hts winding to Glens Falls before rolling on Emory Rd to a break at High's.  Returning Cuba to Thornton.

Download .zip has pdf cuesheet and garmin course files.

16&Over Conversational Pace with moments of enthusiasm countered by regrouping.  Come join the fun!

Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Under-50-Miles/Brians-Emory-Road-Loop/


Wednesday, April 03, 2019

13 - 15 mph - Team BBC Womens' Ride: Lovely Lady Lumps - 5:30 pm - 24 mi - Laura Norris,   ,  
START: Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Rd -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Join the women of Team BBC for a W/T/F spirited, spring training ride through the hills of North Baltimore City and Ruxton, every Wednesday 
Where: Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Rd.
When: 5:30 pm roll-out on Wednesdays starting March 13; moving to 6 pm April-May 
What: 24 miles of road riding through pretty and hilly Baltimore County. 1700' of climbing, 5-10% grade hills. Route available at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27018236?fbclid=IwAR0d82JXuRwG0jgqc0KBZomlQOh7aCmmsPnsXu3u4Nr5vE5Gyp3MaAbT9-M [make this an html link on the site please!]
Pace: ~13-15mph most weeks, with a few re-grouping points after bigger hills.  The last week of every month will be no-drop, with a slightly slower pace or longer breaks if needed.  We strive to be inclusive and not leave anyone behind, so if you're hesitant about the pace or the hills, come to the no-drop ride or contact our ride leader with any questions! (laura.christine.norris at gmail dot com)
Required: helmet; front and rear lights during shorter daylight hours.  Recommended: road bike or cross bike with slick tires, clipless pedals, water, and a small snack!
Weather cancellations: we'll cancel if the weather forecast calls for rain; cancellations will be posted on our social media at instagram.com/teambbcpbbbw
Web Link: https://www.teambbc.net/team-rides#/lovely-lady-lumps


Sunday, April 07, 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/


Ride Events - Season Opener Cluster Start-BLACK-OUT DATE - 10:00 am - ALL mi - Gloria Epstein,   410 665 3012,   carlglo@verizon.net
START: TMP Taneytown Memorial Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,    Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

To celebrate the beginning  of the 2019 season, we will have a CLUSTER START. There will be 3 routes with leaders. Each ride will be posted separately on the rides schedule.  Arrive early to socialize and enjoy delicious baked goods from Graul's Market. ALL PACES ARE WELCOME!  



All Pace Long - Taneytown Cluster Start - 10:00 am - 48m mi - Carol & Walt Russell,   410 665 0651,   wrussell5@yahoo.com
START: TMP Taneytown Memorial Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,    Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

This is the longest ride being offered for the INAUGURAL SEASON OPENER event. 



All Pace Short - Taneytown Cluster Start - 10:00 am - 34 mi - Gary Brandon,   717 235 3893,   saltyoyster@gmail.com
START: TMP Taneytown Memorial Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,    Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

This is the medium distance CLUSTER START ride. Terrain is mostly rolling w/ some hills. Snack/lunch options are in Gettysburg.



Casual - Taneytown Cluster Start - 10:00 am - 24 mi - TBD,   ,  
START: TMP Taneytown Memorial Park -- Ride Terrain: Flat,    Regrouping: Some,    Rain Cancellation: Sprinkles,

 If you haven't been riding much in the past few months, you may enjoy this route. Terrain is mostly flat and can be cut short by several miles. 



Monday, April 08, 2019

Casual - Tour de North Point - 10:00 am - 25 mi - Bud Lippert,   443.570.0542,   essexknight@aim.com
START: 7400 North Point Rd; Food Lion Lot -- Ride Terrain: Flat,  Ride Leader's Pace: 10 mph,  Regrouping: Frequent with Sweep,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,



Wednesday, April 10, 2019

13 - 15 mph - Team BBC Womens' Ride: Lovely Lady Lumps - 5:30 pm - 24 mi - Laura Norris,   ,  
START: Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Rd -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Join the women of Team BBC for a W/T/F spirited, spring training ride through the hills of North Baltimore City and Ruxton, every Wednesday 
Where: Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Rd.
When: 5:30 pm roll-out on Wednesdays starting March 13; moving to 6 pm April-May 
What: 24 miles of road riding through pretty and hilly Baltimore County. 1700' of climbing, 5-10% grade hills. Route available at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27018236?fbclid=IwAR0d82JXuRwG0jgqc0KBZomlQOh7aCmmsPnsXu3u4Nr5vE5Gyp3MaAbT9-M [make this an html link on the site please!]
Pace: ~13-15mph most weeks, with a few re-grouping points after bigger hills.  The last week of every month will be no-drop, with a slightly slower pace or longer breaks if needed.  We strive to be inclusive and not leave anyone behind, so if you're hesitant about the pace or the hills, come to the no-drop ride or contact our ride leader with any questions! (laura.christine.norris at gmail dot com)
Required: helmet; front and rear lights during shorter daylight hours.  Recommended: road bike or cross bike with slick tires, clipless pedals, water, and a small snack!
Weather cancellations: we'll cancel if the weather forecast calls for rain; cancellations will be posted on our social media at instagram.com/teambbcpbbbw
Web Link: https://www.teambbc.net/team-rides#/lovely-lady-lumps


Sunday, April 14, 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/


Casual - Instructional Series Orientation - 10:30 am - mi - Gordon Peltz, Howard Kaplon, Gary Brandon, Adriana Rojas, Wendy Moskowitz,   ,   peltzlaw@aol.com , hkaplon@towson.edu , rideleader13@gmail.com , adriana.rojas@me.com , wmoskowitz@comcast.net
START: Towson University, 7800 York Road, Room 121, Towson, MD --        Rain Cancellation: Go No Matter What,

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


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

16 And Over - TMP - Accountants' Burnout Red Rum Ride - 62 Miles - 9:30 am - 62 mi - Steve Zeldin & Ross Chason,   410-812-6816,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: TMP - Taneytown Memorial Park -- Ride Terrain: Rolling With Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

BBC Traditional Ride: Join the Accountants and Tax-payers for the Red Rum Ride:

First 18 and last 15 is very gentle.  The rest is tough for April 16th.  Six mile climb over South Mountain at mile 18 (very hard-lots of 14% grades) and then a two mile climb back over the another side of the mountain. The six mile climb is one of my favorites and almost traffic free. Lunch at mile 42 (if open/after both climbs) or mile 56 in Emittsburg after another one mile climb.

Rain (or extreme winds) date is April 17th-the next day at the same time.

Tcx url: http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Carroll-C


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

13 - 15 mph - Team BBC Womens' Ride: Lovely Lady Lumps - 5:30 pm - 24 mi - Laura Norris,   ,  
START: Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Rd -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Join the women of Team BBC for a W/T/F spirited, spring training ride through the hills of North Baltimore City and Ruxton, every Wednesday 
Where: Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Rd.
When: 5:30 pm roll-out on Wednesdays starting March 13; moving to 6 pm April-May 
What: 24 miles of road riding through pretty and hilly Baltimore County. 1700' of climbing, 5-10% grade hills. Route available at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27018236?fbclid=IwAR0d82JXuRwG0jgqc0KBZomlQOh7aCmmsPnsXu3u4Nr5vE5Gyp3MaAbT9-M [make this an html link on the site please!]
Pace: ~13-15mph most weeks, with a few re-grouping points after bigger hills.  The last week of every month will be no-drop, with a slightly slower pace or longer breaks if needed.  We strive to be inclusive and not leave anyone behind, so if you're hesitant about the pace or the hills, come to the no-drop ride or contact our ride leader with any questions! (laura.christine.norris at gmail dot com)
Required: helmet; front and rear lights during shorter daylight hours.  Recommended: road bike or cross bike with slick tires, clipless pedals, water, and a small snack!
Weather cancellations: we'll cancel if the weather forecast calls for rain; cancellations will be posted on our social media at instagram.com/teambbcpbbbw
Web Link: https://www.teambbc.net/team-rides#/lovely-lady-lumps


Sunday, April 21, 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, April 22, 2019

Casual - Tour de Chase - 10:00 am - 25 mi - Bud Lippert,   443.570.0542,   essexknight@aim.com
START: Eastern Regional Park: 11723 eastern Ave 21220 -- Ride Terrain: Flats And Hills,  Ride Leader's Pace: 10 mph,  Regrouping: Frequent with Sweep,  Rest Stops: Lunch,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,



Wednesday, April 24, 2019

13 - 15 mph - Team BBC Womens' Ride: Lovely Lady Lumps - 5:30 pm - 24 mi - Laura Norris,   ,  
START: Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Rd -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Join the women of Team BBC for a W/T/F spirited, spring training ride through the hills of North Baltimore City and Ruxton, every Wednesday 
Where: Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Rd.
When: 5:30 pm roll-out on Wednesdays starting March 13; moving to 6 pm April-May 
What: 24 miles of road riding through pretty and hilly Baltimore County. 1700' of climbing, 5-10% grade hills. Route available at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27018236?fbclid=IwAR0d82JXuRwG0jgqc0KBZomlQOh7aCmmsPnsXu3u4Nr5vE5Gyp3MaAbT9-M [make this an html link on the site please!]
Pace: ~13-15mph most weeks, with a few re-grouping points after bigger hills.  The last week of every month will be no-drop, with a slightly slower pace or longer breaks if needed.  We strive to be inclusive and not leave anyone behind, so if you're hesitant about the pace or the hills, come to the no-drop ride or contact our ride leader with any questions! (laura.christine.norris at gmail dot com)
Required: helmet; front and rear lights during shorter daylight hours.  Recommended: road bike or cross bike with slick tires, clipless pedals, water, and a small snack!
Weather cancellations: we'll cancel if the weather forecast calls for rain; cancellations will be posted on our social media at instagram.com/teambbcpbbbw
Web Link: https://www.teambbc.net/team-rides#/lovely-lady-lumps


Sunday, April 28, 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/


Casual - Instructional Ride Series - 10:00 am - mi - Gordon Peltz, Howard Kaplon, Gary Brandon, Adriana Rojas, Wendy Moskowitz,   ,   peltzlaw@aol.com , hkaplon@towson.edu , rideleader13@gmail.com , adriana.rojas@me.com , wmoskowitz@comcast.net
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: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=88


Wednesday, May 01, 2019

13 - 15 mph - Team BBC Womens' Ride: Lovely Lady Lumps - 5:30 pm - 24 mi - Laura Norris,   ,  
START: Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Rd -- Ride Terrain: Hilly,  Ride Leader's Pace: 14 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: None,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

Join the women of Team BBC for a W/T/F spirited, spring training ride through the hills of North Baltimore City and Ruxton, every Wednesday 
Where: Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Rd.
When: 5:30 pm roll-out on Wednesdays starting March 13; moving to 6 pm April-May 
What: 24 miles of road riding through pretty and hilly Baltimore County. 1700' of climbing, 5-10% grade hills. Route available at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27018236?fbclid=IwAR0d82JXuRwG0jgqc0KBZomlQOh7aCmmsPnsXu3u4Nr5vE5Gyp3MaAbT9-M [make this an html link on the site please!]
Pace: ~13-15mph most weeks, with a few re-grouping points after bigger hills.  The last week of every month will be no-drop, with a slightly slower pace or longer breaks if needed.  We strive to be inclusive and not leave anyone behind, so if you're hesitant about the pace or the hills, come to the no-drop ride or contact our ride leader with any questions! (laura.christine.norris at gmail dot com)
Required: helmet; front and rear lights during shorter daylight hours.  Recommended: road bike or cross bike with slick tires, clipless pedals, water, and a small snack!
Weather cancellations: we'll cancel if the weather forecast calls for rain; cancellations will be posted on our social media at instagram.com/teambbcpbbbw
Web Link: https://www.teambbc.net/team-rides#/lovely-lady-lumps