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Intermediate Ride at Patapsco

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 recreational ride, 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

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

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. 2.5–3 hours; depending on distance, group dynamics, trail conditions and number of 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!


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  • Warren

    Thanks all for a great ride. Sorry I had to leave early. It was great meeting everyone. How about Fountainhead next time?

    1 · November 19, 2012

    • Don J.

      I'm good for that!

      November 19, 2012

    • Jose T.

      I wont be riding this weekend, catch u on the next 1 for sure.

      November 20, 2012

  • Jose T.

    I logged 31 mph this time at water bar.

    November 20, 2012

  • Don J.

    In spite of the few crashes, this was a great ride. It was good meet everyone. thanks for showing me the trail system.

    November 19, 2012

  • Jose T.

    Outstanding as usual, a bit surprice in my recovery, Thanks for the caps and the ride Pete.

    November 19, 2012

  • Peter A

    You guys gave me a workout today, but good times as always. If I don't see you before, I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. Thanks for riding with me.

    November 17, 2012

  • Jose T.

    Thank you Craig, but I rather be on the bike than on the trail, LOL.

    November 16, 2012

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