For those who have an itch to get a longer distance on a flat route, this is the true Flatlands Tour route that we have missed for some time due to COVID. No guarantee that the wind will not pick up and give us the Delmarva mountians that are the trade-off in this area.
We will be opportunistic about picking rest stops by consensus. There are long stretches with no amenites so bring snacks and hydration to get you through the day.
The early start is geared to get us back home on time for dinner. Dress for the morning chill, but make it layers you can shed on the route.
Note that this is a destination ride that is a 65 mile drive from the Towson area. Plan to spend over an hour on the road to get there - but it's worth it!
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30258583
Rolling with the last 1/3 hilly. Beautiful ride through Amish countryside; Lunch at Strasburg Country Store @ mile 34.7, second rest stop @ mile 49 Tanglewood Gas Station.Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Over-50+-Miles/Conowingo-to-Strasburg---Revised/
I'm bringing back this classic fall ride with a stop at Larriland Farm for Apple Fritters. There are a lot of rolling hills.Web Link: https://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Howard-County/Under-50-Miles/Apple-Fritter-Ride/
No facilities at the ride start - allow time to stop at Sheetz in Taneytown before going to the start, if required. Optional rest stop at mile 23, lunch stop at mile 37. About 3500'Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37843341
Gary Brandon's wonderful S. York Co. ride; mostly rural, few cars; bring food/water to last until mile 26 when we stop at Rutter's; possible bathroom stop early in ride at about mile 5 in New Freedom.Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Under-50-Miles/PA-Flatlands-2014/