56 miles - 3800 feet
First third and last third easy. Middle third two climbs: Catoctin Hallow and Park Central.
Note: this route crosses route 15 at grade and rides 1/2 mile on the shoulder.
Start: Taneytown Memorial Park (TMP)
A Club favorite! First 10 and last 15 miles hilly; the rest rolling. Breaks in Jefferson (mile 24) and in New Freedom (mile 40).
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Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Over-50+-Miles/Seven-Towns-and-Seven-Valleys/
Nice mod. hilly loop on some seldom-biked roads in Baltimore and Carroll counties; rest stop at Jiffy Mart (w/ Subway) in Westminster. Paper cue sheets will be available.Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33185878
Up Stringtown, down Cedar Grove, then instead of Corbett take the nicer Piney Hill Rd to Monkton Rd. Followed by a little something different before we return Sparks Rd to Quaker Bottom. Break at mile 26 - Filling Station Cafe (Yummm) York Rd. 2,500 ft of climb - one of my favorites!
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Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Under-50-Miles/Skirting-the-Gerting/
My annual posting of a mostly gravel ride in Michaux State Forest. I've not gotten any takers yet but I figure I'll get some eventually. Quite hilly with 5500' of elevation gain over 52 miles. First 13 miles are quite hilly and then it gets easier. There is a very short section of double track, otherwise mostly fire/back dirt roads Lunch/snack at mile 35 in Pine Grove Furnace, home of the famous 1/2 gallon ice cream challenge for AT thru hikers (free if you eat all the ice cream in 30 minutes I think). I use 700x42 tires but you could get by with thinner tires.
Park in the gravel parking lot on Pine Grove Furnace Rd (Rte 233) just north of Lincoln Hwy (Rte 30) near Caledonia State Park in Pa (Caledonia Furnace Monument & Thaddeus Stevens Trailhead).
Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38942867
SAVE THE DATE!, This year's Season Opener will offer some new features, including 2 new routes and refreshments after the rides.There will be 3 rides with links to RWGPS and BBC Cue Library. Paper cue sheets will also be available. Details will be on ride schedule.
27 miles, mostly gentle, rolling terrain, rest stop @Royal Farm, Littlestown, mile 17Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Carroll-County/Under-50-Miles/Taneytown-Littlestown-27/
Rural, scenic, very low traffic, mostly rolling farmland, 2 rest stops, 19.8 miles (Porta Potty) and 27.9 miles (Royal Farm, Littlestown) 1300 feet. Start time may change.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42225913Tcx url: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42225913
Rolling scenic ride to Thurmont with rest stop @Sheetz; mile 24; only climb on Catoctin Furnace Rd before Thurmont; return via a brief foray into PA on Mason-Dixon before a roll on Harney back to the park. 2300 Ft
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42242619Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Carroll-County/Under-50-Miles/Taneytown-to-Thurmont/
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 18th. 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.
2019 Revision has break at mile 34.6 at Sheetz which tends to replace the stop at Rockys. Especially after the freezing rain experience in 2016(?). Reformatted cuesheet for 2019.
Rain (or extreme winds) date is April 19th-the next day at the same time.
Download .zip has both pdf and garmin course files.
Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Carroll-County/Over-50+-Miles/Red-Rum-2019/
Not as long nor as hard as the true 2023 Giro d'Italia and we won't get the crowds and the sag and the cycling press.
We will do the AntiCyclonic direction for the ride on Saturday. AntiCyclonic garmin Course at http://www.baltobikeclub.org/images/agorapro/attachments/69/Giro-d-Italia-A-course.zip
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Web Link: https://baltobikeclub.org/index.php/cue-library/Baltimore-County/Under-50-Miles/Giro-dItalia-AntiCyclonic/
Rides for the Chestertown Weekend are not posted yet. Just wanted to get the word out that the event is open for registration. See link at the top of the page