To the Beach!

A nice little barn with parallel corn rows in Owings, MD.

Chesapeake Beach that is.

The next Rando Ramble will be Sunday July 11th. There will be two different starts for this one so be sure you understand the details.

1. Start from Carroll Park HERE  in south Baltimore. (easy parking, water and bathrooms) We will be meeting here at 6:55AM and leaving at 7:05AM. This start/end point will give you a 200k ride. The beginnings of this route are on rough roads, but they smooth out pretty quickly as we get nearer to BWI. We will take Hollins and Hammonds Ferry rds. to the BWI trail and stop at the 2nd start point which is…

2. The 100 mile start point is HERE at the Dixon Observation area of BWI. (easy parking and bathroom. no water) The riders from the Carrol Park start should be arriving by 7:45. We will push off from Dixon Observation/Start2 promptly at 8:10AM


The route will take us along mostly shady roads in AA county. The first 1/3 of the ride has a lot of rollers, but nothing too strenuous. Then as we near the western shore of the Chesapeake we’ll be treated to nice views and fewer hills. I picked two options for lunch. A seafood bar for the lushes in the group and Subway less than a mile down the road.

After lunch, you may dip your toes in the water at Brownies Beach just south of town. then we make a right turn into southern MD farm country. There are alternating stretches of small lightly traveled roads and larger faster roads with very wide easy riding shoulders. I have noted several intermediate watering holes on the second half of the ride in case it’s needed. 

Eventually we return to the large lawns and pretty suburban homes south of the airport. Straight up the WB&A road to our 100 mile finish back at Dixon. The Carroll Park riders bounce their way back to Baltimore. We have “official” rest stops at 30, 48 and 75 mile points. There is also an alternate 73 mile short version of the ride which peels off just after our first rest stop.

This ride is average to easy difficulty HOWEVER, beware of the heat. Drink often, Bring large bottles and eat salty foods and take it easy- that what the Rambles are all about.

Cue sheet is here: Baltimore to Chesapeake Beach
Print one out for yourself if you can. I will bring just a few. Email me if you can’t print one and I’ll be sure to print an extra for you.

Bikely map for those interested is here: Balt/Ches_bikely

Hope to see you Sunday, the 11th.                




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21 Responses to To the Beach!

  1. jeff says:

    Thanks Bob for the fun ride yesterday, definitely hoping to catch the next one

  2. NoRacer says:

    Great ride, Bob! I’m glad the weather cooperated. #cycling

  3. Jon BALER says:

    Thanks for a great ride today, Bob!

  4. Renee Faison says:

    Bob: Thanks for a great July Rando Ramble!! The ride was fabulous! Looking forward to the next one!

  5. Dave Hoskins says:

    Hey Bob,Trying to finalize morning logistics. Shall we meet at Common Ground at 7?Dave

  6. iodaniell says:

    <tr><td>See ya there, Bob.</td></tr>

  7. NoRacer says:

    Be on time, please. We need to stick to the schedule so that we don’t hold up the others waiting at BWI. #cycling

  8. The Rando Ramble says:

    Thanks Isaias. I’ll see you at Dixon.

  9. NoRacer says:

    I will be leading the leg of the ride from Carroll Park to the Dixon Observation Parking Lot at BWI. #cycling

  10. NoRacer says:

    Anyone riding from Carroll Park, look for me at the south-most tip of the park. #cycling

  11. Carl says:

    Dang it, my little countdown thingy didn’t work:-(=”″

  12. Carl says:

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  13. High Jinx Baltimore says:

    Grrr… It should be allowing you to do it. I attached the cue in this email. Sorry.    -BobI'll bring a few to the start. Are you meeting us at BWI or Carroll park?

  14. Carl says:

    Bob-I can’t print a cue. (w/o creating a goggle account?)

  15. Renee Faison says:

    So….this is a bike then swim century ride!! 🙂

  16. The Rando Ramble says:

    Good stuff Renee. I sure hope the next couple of days take the edge off the heat or I might just jump into the bay at Brownies Beach and not come out. Whew!

  17. Renee Faison says:

    Hi Bob! I’m in for this Sunday!! See you in the morning!

  18. The Rando Ramble says:

    I just tried the link and it seems okay to me. (it should take you to a googledoc page) If you (or anyone here) are still having problems getting the cue email me and I’ll bring a copy to the start. (bobwag [at] gmail [dot] com)

  19. Charlie says:

    Yo Bob, cue sheet link is broke. I’m not 100% in on this ride. I might have to help some of my kids move. Will let you know.

  20. The Rando Ramble says:

    tom f said…I’m hoping I can make the 7/11 ride. I’ll meet the group at observatory. Is that the park where they watch the planes? Tom, Yes. the dixon observation area is south of the airport along Dorsey rd. There is a childrens playground and parking lot. The BWI trail branches southeast from there. -Bob

  21. Carl says:

    Looking forward to the next ‘Ramble’ !

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