Wednesday, April 02 2014 @ 10:21 AM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
Haven't cycled more than 25 miles all winter? Need to work out the cobwebs in your legs? Training for Ride for the Feast, or some other century in early May, and would like to get in a 50 mile training ride a month prior without dealing with traffic? We'll be riding a complete loop of the the BWI & B&A trails, with lunch in downtown Annapolis. We'll be taking the Light Rail to the Linthicum Light Rail Stop, at BWI trailhead, for an approximately 9:00 am departure (from Linthicum. Probably catching the 8:23 train from UB/Mt Royal. Or you can park by Lindale Middle School, which is right next to the trailhead). Exact time and meetup plans to be determined later. This will be at a ~12-13 mph leisurely pace; because a lot of us will be riding lower geared tour bikes and such, and WE'RE NOT IN A HURRY. All invited!
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Hey all! Hopefully this will be the only significant update. The weather prediction for Saturday looks great, with mostly sunny skies, highs of about 60, and 13 mph winds.
First, to those driving. I'm presuming there will be ample parking available at Lindale Middle School, at 415 Andover Rd. The Light Rail riders will likely be passing right by you at about 9:15, so it's probably best to just wait at the corner of Andover and S Hammonds Ferry Rd for us.
To those riding the light rail. I'm catching the train that stops at University of Baltimore/Mt. Royal at 8:23 am. That should get into the Linthicum light rail stop at just about 8:55 am. My plan is for us to congregate at the light rail stop and wait for the next train to arrive, for any stragglers, or if there are too many bikes on the previous train (if a train driver is a jerk about all the bikes and doesn't let us all on. It looks like we could be a big crowd - you may want to consider driving if that's an option available to you). Bikes are allowed on the light rail, but are required to stay at the back of the train cars (that does not necessarily mean the very last car. It means in the back of the second car of articulated pairs). That train should pull into Linthicum at about 9:10 am. Once any riders on the second train are ready we will be taking off.
*IMPORTANT NOTE* There are 2 Linthicum light rail stops. We are unboarding at the second one. *DO NOT* unboard at North Linthicum. That's the wrong one.