Paul Demers and I ran across this little gem when we were biking on the NCR Trail.
I know this "write up" ain't pretty yet, but I wanted to get the info out there as soon as I could. I'll pretty it up later.See below. I did finally find something online which is a whole lot easier to read than the picture of the flyer I had on here originally.
For 8 succesive Wednesdays, there is a guided history tour on the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail, which I think most of us know as the NCR Trail. Each tour will cover the specific history of both the trail and the surrounding area of the stated location. Each tour starts at the indicated NCR stop. What a great way to experience the entire trail in bite size portions. The Maryland Park Service volunteer in Monkton couldn't stop praising this series when I asked her about it. The leader is a "local" who is very passionate about the history of his "hometown". There is no charge.
Just to be VERY clear. This event is open to anyone; it is not dedicated to this Meetup group. We are not the ones in charge of the start time; the Guide is. So please do not be late. We can't ask him to wait.
Bike Through History
Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail
2013 Schedule . . .
June 5 - Paper Mill Road
June 12 - Bentley Springs
June 19 - White Hall
June 26 - Monkton
July 3 - Freeland
July 10 - Sparks
July 17 - Parkton
July 24 - Phoenix
- All rides begin 6:30 P.M. and continue for about two hours.
- Volunteers guide the group on a 10-mile round trip.
- The entire trail will be covered in the program, including some mileage in Pennsylvania.
- Bring your bicycle, helmet, light & water.
- Program is free with no pre-registration.
- For more information call[masked]-2897.
- To check on weather-related cancellation on the day of the event, call[masked] between 4PM and 4:30PM.
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('Bike Through History' is conducted by volunteer members of the NCR/Hereford Volunteers Association.. The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail - formerly the Northern Central Railroad Trail - is located in northern Baltimore County, Maryland, and extends for nearly 20 miles from Ashland to the Pennsylvania state line.. Its route is the former right-of-way of the Northern Central branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad.. Passenger train station stops along the route included Ashland, Phoenix, Sparks, Glencoe, Corbett, Monkton, Pleasant Valley, Blue Mount, White Hall, Graystone, Parkton, Walker, Bentley Springs and Freeland.. The trail is maintained as a portion of the Gunpowder Falls State Park.. Northward into Pennsylvania, the trail is known as the York County Heritage Rail Trail, maintained by York County.)
Allen Brougham, chairman Bike Ride Committee
Also, Here's a link to the DNR website which gives directions to each of the 8 locations (also with a nice map of the Trail).
The "kick off" tour is on June 5. Hope to see you all there!
As we get closer, I'll revise the write up to include more detail.