The Eighth Annual

GREENCASTLE GREAT ESCAPE

June 10 - 12, 2022

Come to Greencastle, Pennsylvaniathe weekend of June 10 - 12 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 soft blue mountain backdrops in almost any direction you look.  Think this is an exaggeration?  Then check out this two-year-old video.

RIDES:There are rides for every level of ability and ambition.  Participants can choose from a selection of more than 20 rides, ranging in length from a short 23-mile loop over Franklin County's two covered bridges to a phenomenally scenic century into the heart of Pennsylvania's Appalachian ridge and valley region.  Most of the rides, including the century, can be characterized as gently rolling to rolling, with an occasional hill.

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.

START LOCATION/TIMES:All rides start and end in the north (last) parking lot of Antrim Township Community Park on Grant Shook Road (Lot 10).  The park has water and restrooms.  Start times are 9:30 a.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

EVENING EVENTS:Two evening social functions are planned.  On Friday evening there will be an informal gathering at Brother's Pizza, adjacent to the Comfort Inn, and on Saturday the group will get together for a more formal dinner at the John Allison Public House.

LODGING:The club has reserved a block of rooms at the Comfort Innacross from I-81 Exit 3.  Participants can book a room at special event rates of $94 per night for a room with a single king-size bed or $99 per night for a room with two queen-size beds by registering at this link, or by calling the Comfort Inn registration desk at 717-597-8164 and identifying themselves as members of the Baltimore Bicycling Club.  (Hotel registration websites cannot give you the special rate.)  These rates will also be available for Thursday night and Sunday night for those who wish to come a day early or stay an extra day.  Rooms will be held until May 27.  Each room has a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, television with HBO and pay-per-view, and free Wi-Fi.  A complimentary breakfast is included.

If you are unable to get a room at the Comfort Inn – or if you just want to save a few dollars – the Super 8on PA 16 just east of Exit 5 offers the same amenities, including a free breakfast, but has smaller rooms and lower rates.  The Castle Motel(NOT the Castle Green Motel) on US 11 just north of town offers a CLEAN room with all the amenities offered by the other two motels, minus the free breakfast, for a very low rate (which used to be around $35 per night).  However, according to one recent reviewer, the motel now only rents units by the week.  There are also plenty of motels just off of I-81 in Hagerstown and Chambersburg, as well as a several bed-and-breakfasts in Greencastle and nearby towns.

For more information, contact Phil Manger at phil.manger@gmail.comor 717-643-1575.

 

Click HERE for a downloadable registration form.

Helmets are required on all rides.

Rev. 4/1/22