Baltimore Bike Club Mobile Schedule

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/


Tuesday, February 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/
Tcx url: https://www.strava.com/routes/17206874


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. 



Sunday, March 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/


Tuesday, March 05, 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.  Winter 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/Brians-Emory-Road-Loop/


Wednesday, March 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, March 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, March 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. 



Friday, March 15, 2019

16 And Over - MWP - (r)Ides of March - 47 Miles - Cafe & Soothsayer Ride - 9:30 am - 47 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%,

March 15th ride where we do a nice ride to a Cafe and discuss the soothsayers forecast. (During Caesar's parade on the feast of Lupercal, a soothsayer warns Caesar to "Beware the ides of March", a warning he disregards.)

A 9:30am departure has Caesar telling Brutus that the return will be "at two". Starting Hillside to Park Hts. Check Calendar/Forums/Other Auspacies* for any weather related changes.  Come join the fun!

*Other Auspices may include:
 ex caelo; ex avibus; ex tripudiis; ex quadrupedibus; & ex diris  Being partial to Cathartes aurae, I will use vultures to help determine any ride schedule changes.



Sunday, March 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, March 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, 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/


Wednesday, March 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. 



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/


Monday, April 01, 2019

16 And Over - April F@@L's Day Ride?!?! - 9:00 am - mi - Steve Zeldin,   410-812-6816,   szeldin@comcast.net
START: Tierra del Fuego -- Ride Terrain: Rolling,  Ride Leader's Pace: 16 mph,  Regrouping: Some,  Rest Stops: Snack,  Rain Cancellation: Precipitation >60%,

2019 April Fool's Day Ride - Ride Leader will bring a fun ride consistent with the spirit (and weather) of the day.  Please bring a calibrated cyclometer and be prepared to ride with the group.  For more info from a prior ride read the Guide/FAQ at http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/forum-name/default-topic/3927-april-f-l-s-day-2018-guide-faq

Most likely the cuesheets will NOT have anagrammed nor disguised road names. All road names, turns and distances could be in normal format.  Should be no surprise, but overall average grade will be near zero!

Come join the fun!

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