Where: Patapsco State Park, Avalon Area, via CCBC Catonsville Tennis Court Parking Lot.
Pace: Intermediate/Moderate, approx. 6–8 mph. Appropriate for most average riders (not beginners). This is a fun/recreational ride, and no-drop, i.e., we wait up for everyone at intersections. It is NOT a training ride, so Racer-X may be disappointed. Fitness Level 2–3 (see http://www.sacredrides.com/skill-and-fitness-ratings).
Terrain: Intermediate/Moderate to Difficult. Most of the trails are fairly smooth, but there are a few steep climbs, plenty of rocks and technical sections, and a stream crossing or two. Skill Level 5–6 (see http://www.sacredrides.com/skill-and-fitness-ratings).
Distance: Approx. 12–15 miles (not sure of exact route yet, depends on group dynamics and trail conditions).
Duration: Ride time approx. 2 hours; total time approx. 3 hours; depending on distance, group dynamics, trail conditions, and number of wait-ups and breaks (we will take at least one or two short breaks).
Location: Meet at CCBC Catonsville Campus (tennis court parking lot), 800 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228.
Bring: Water, helmet, spare tube/patch kit, multi-tool, I.D. and emergency contact info where it can be easily located on your person.
Weather: Shine Only (no ride if it's raining or the trails are too muddy).
Ride Leader: Peter A, 410–9six7–sixsix83; trekfueler at comcast dot net.
Directions: +39° 15' 0.56", -76° 44' 9.61"
At CCBC Catonsville entrance, take Campus Drive to the back of the campus, park near tennis courts, look for bikes.
Call/text ride leader if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!