Brony Mountain Biking at Rosaryville

DIRECTIONS (from the Beltway):

1. Get off at exit 11 towards Md. 4 south/Pennsylvania Ave. towards Upper Marlboro

2. After about 1.5 miles take Marlboro Pike on right.

3. Keep driving on Marlboro Pike until it becomes South Osborne Road (about 2.3 miles).

4. Continue on S. Osborne Rd. until you reach Md. Route 301. Turn right onto 301 South.

5. Almost immediately on your right will be the entrance to the State Park.

6. After turning onto the park road take a right at the first intersection. There will be a wooden information board and a stop sign.

7. Continue on this road and take the second right. Continue on this road, go straight (right fork) at the next intersection and continue until you hit the parking lot. There should be a small brick building with a silver roof next to the parking lot.

Also: Google maps by default sends you to the opposite side of the park. Follow the above directions and take a look at this map: http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/7238/c94s.png

Since the first bike meetup was a success and about half the people showed up on mountain bikes...it seems like a good idea to have an off-road mountain bike ride.

Rosaryville State Park, in southern PG county, is a single 9 mile loop with an optional 3 mile side trail. There is also a way of bailing out halfway if you want to go back.

The main loop consists of smooth, nicely flowing singletrack with plenty of banked turns. This trail also includes a stretch geared toward the technical rider with a handful of interresting skinnies and jumps. There are very few rocks or roots, so the trail is good for inexperienced riders, while a very fast, fun ride for experienced riders. There are one or two longer uphills (depending on which way around the loop we go) and a couple of long downhills, but nothing too crazy.

What to bring
*A bike :p - suspension isn't needed, but it's recommended. At the least you'll want a hybrid bike. If you have a bike with front suspension and thicker tyres, that's good enough
*Helmet
*Comfortable pants - if you don't have bike pants (basically shorts with lots of padding), wear shorts with comfortable underwear. You do not want to get chafing rashes down there, trust me
*Water bottles/CamelBak - although it's now Autumn, mountain biking can be quite strenuous. Dehydration is not a fun experience. If you're not sure you have enough water, bring more!
*Food - energy bars (PowerBars, Cliff bars, Luna bars, Lära bars, ect.) are light, sort of tasty, and really help if you get hungry out on the trail
*Repair kit - if you have spare tubes, patches, a pump, or anything else, bring it

NOTE: There is a $3.00 charge to get into the park, but it's per vehicle and not per person, so depending on how many people come we may park at a nearby (less than a quarter mile away) mall and carpool over.

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  • Max S.

    Next time I post my cell number...

    November 2, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    Came and checked it out. Seems like a place I could spend all day in. Unfortunately, I wore out fairly quickly. Guess working all week plus the drive took a lot out of me. Guess I better start getting stuff for the party later.

    November 2, 2013

    • Max S.

      Hey, what time did you get there?
      I think I might've seen you leaving...

      November 2, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    Any updates on this? I'm still on the road, but if no one's there then I'll just get ready for the party.

    November 2, 2013

    • Harrison N.

      All but one of us left, I believe.

      November 2, 2013

    • Rodrigo O.

      Gonna check it out anyway. Didn't come all this way for nothing.

      November 2, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    How long are you guys going to be out here? It could possibly be more than an hour delay.

    November 2, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    Definitely going to be late; traffic coming out of New York, as expected. I might have to catch up to you guys somewhere along the trail; is going to be at least a half an hour to an hour delay.

    November 2, 2013

  • Drew B.

    Sorry guys, gonna hafta bail out on this one.

    November 1, 2013

  • Max S.

    The weather gods were pleased by my sacrifices.

    It may be a little muddy in some spots, but we are a go for tomorrow.

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • Max S.

    It's supposed to rain Thursday and Friday, so depending on how wet everything is I may move this to Sunday.

    October 29, 2013

    • Rodrigo O.

      How soon would you know? If possible, I wanna avoid hauling my bike out there only for the meet to not happen on this day.

      October 31, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    Schedule is a go! Now I just need to find time to get my bike ready.

    October 25, 2013

  • Max S.

    IMPORTANT:
    If you're using Google maps (or possibly other navigation software), you'll be sent to the wrong side of the park.
    There are two entrances, we're going to the eastside entrance off of Route 301.
    http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/7238/c94s.png

    October 23, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    Just looked at my schedule. There's a very good possibility I can make it to this. I'll know for sure by later in the week, if not, next week.

    October 23, 2013

  • Max S.

    Because of another meetup this day I'm pushing the time back to 11:30. Hopefully this doesn't mess anything up for anybody.

    October 22, 2013

  • Sarah Helen C.

    I have no idea how ride a bike

    October 21, 2013

  • The n.

    Sry all I have a con that im going to that day

    October 15, 2013

  • JustinG

    Does anyone know of a place where I can rent a bike? I really want to do this, but all I have is a beach cruiser.

    October 14, 2013

  • Heather R.

    Sadness of all sadness, I am unable to go. My friends and I have been planning to go to Punkin Chunkin since we went last year and I had no idea that was on Nov. 2nd. I hope you guys have a good time!

    September 23, 2013

  • Heather R.

    I'm gonna say yes for now. Yay for biking!

    September 11, 2013

  • Drew B.

    I think should be able to make it? Also, good opportunity to test out the bike rack on long trips!

    September 9, 2013

  • Branden (.

    Whenever this is set in stone, let me know! I'd love to do this sort of thing again!

    September 9, 2013

  • Max S.

    Just noticed this is the same weekend as AnimeUSA, so I'm moving it to the next Sunday (Sept 22).

    August 27, 2013

    • Harrison N.

      Sadly, that messes me up - I'll be out of the country that weekend. :/ hopefully the date allows more people to make it.

      August 28, 2013

  • Harrison N.

    About my only option would be to try and grab a CB bike from a nearby station... and I don't know how suitable those would be for this kind of activity. :/

    August 7, 2013

    • Swftkat (.

      Er, yeah CaBi definitely wouldn't be suited for this type of terrain. You'd definitely need a reliable mountain bike for this activity.

      August 8, 2013

    • Harrison N.

      OK, so a friend of mine in the area has a mountain bike to borrow with the proviso that I give it some maintenance first, so I'm going to count myself as a tentative yes provided it works well for me and is in decent enough shape.

      August 8, 2013

  • Ethan R (Silent S.

    I would totally do this if I had a mountain bike. Unfortunately my road bike doesn't handle trail all that well. Have fun!

    August 7, 2013

  • Swftkat (.

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. Drew, this almost the same time as your Philly meet XD

    Looks like we'll needs some time management here.

    July 14, 2013

  • Swftkat (.

    Oh yes indeedy.

    July 13, 2013

  • Angela

    Sorry, off-road cycling is not my thing. Hope you all have fun!

    June 24, 2013

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