IF THE PARKING LOT IS CLOSED, HERE IS THE ALTERNATE LOT TO MEET IN:
Rockburn Elementary School
6145 Montgomery Road
Elkridge, MD 21075
All the fun with half the calories. A relatively informal romp from Rockburn Branch Park into Morning Choice Trail in Patapsco...and possibly beyond... Slower than your average intermediate ride but more technically demanding than your average beginner ride, the vibe here will be pretty casual. Wanna go fast? Wrong ride. Want to work on some logovers? Bingo. We'll do around 86 of them.
This is a beginner friendly ride with a casual atmosphere.
Ride Leaders: Brian, Leah
Number: Brian (seven-o-tree...tree-too-tree...for-for-o-fife) Leah (fife-sevin-won) too-for-fife-fife-seex-too-oh
Please CALL if you suddenly can't make it or are running a few minutes late. Try to be ready to ride on time (good idea to get there 15 minutes early). If you've never been here, it's a good idea to get here even earlier so you're not late and stressed out. We will try to accommodate everyone, but will leave the lot promptly 15 minutes after the listed time.
This will be a relatively easy average pace with some technical terrain. This is a no-drop ride, but be patience and have a good attitude, as there are some technical, rocky spots and lots of logs and roots.
From MORE-MTB: Beginner/Casual:This is a very casual pace and completely beginner friendly. Someone who has little to no experience on a mountain bike should be able to stay with the group. Casual rides generally have many stops to allow everyone to rest as needed and to regroup. This is the pace often used for kids and beginner rides. The goal is to keep the group together and encourage / assist our new riders as needed. *Please note the terrain is not necessarily beginner friendly but completely doable. There are roots, logs streams but if you don't feel comfortable there are some ride-arounds or you can get off your bike. That is perfectly okay.*
Directions: Follow the above address. Upon entering the park, go to the end of the cul-de-sac and park. That's where we hit it. Look for a black Mazda or blue volkswagen.
What to bring:
Helmet (no helmet, no ride)
Mountain Bike (hybrid bikes are usually sketchy on trails)
Snack (salty will help avoid cramps)
Multi-Tool (although you can borrow one)
Note: Please read the document "Meetup Ride Waiver" (found under menu: More > Files > Meetup Ride Waiver) before attending this event. Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport, and by attending this ride, you acknowledge and have read, agree to and fully understand the aforementioned waiver.