Druid Hill Park to Taneytown Memorial Park for a bite to eat.
Here’s what old-school randonneuring is all about- a ride into the country for a picnic lunch. We’ll leave from the Conservatory at the MD Zoo in Baltimore heading north on Park Heights and into the “Velvet Valley”. Then we veer west crossing Reisterstown and over Lake Liberty on the newly completed Deer Park bridge. Passing through Carroll co. farms, we stay south of Westminster and head up Trevanion rd. to the Baltimore Bicycling Club’s summer picnic in Taneytown.
The picnic is $15/members and $18/non for a wide range of foods. WE MUST REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE PICNIC BEFORE JULY 12. Everyone on the ride is welcome to socialize at the picnic, but to eat you must pay. You can easily find foods in town if you chose. The break in Taneytown will be about an hour. See: http://www.baltobikeclub.org/ for details about the BBC event and how to pay for the picnic foods.
The route out of town drops south through Union Bridge, then uses a long beautiful stretch of Sams Creek rd. We bear east along Obrecht rd, through Sykesville and take the easy way down into Marriottsville. A climb out of the valley and east on Frederick rd gets us into Ellicott City. We’ll take the trolley trail, Edmondson and Franklintown rd back to our start.
Date: Sunday, July 17th
Time: Meet at 7:50AM. Push Off at 8:10AM
Metrics: 106 miles with 6700ft. of climbing
Route Map & gps links: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/513255
Cue Sheet: http://tinyurl.com/BBC-Picnic-Intercept
If you haven’t discovered what the BBC is about, this is a great opportunity.