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.