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NCR Trail "Bike through History" Series. 2014 Schedule

  • Jun 4, 2014 · 6:30 PM

The 2014 Schedule has been announced !!!

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 and "bites off" roughly 10 miles for that evening. What a great way to eventually 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.

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).

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/greenways/ncrt_trail.html

The "kick off" tour is on June 4 at Paper Mill Rd. Hope to see you all there!

As we get closer, I'll revise the write up to include more detail.

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Bike Through History

on the

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

 

2014 Schedule . . .

June 4 - Paper Mill Road

June 11 - Bentley Springs

June 18 - White Hall

June 25 - Monkton

July 2 - Freeland

July 9 - Sparks

July 16 - Parkton

July 23 - 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

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  • C.H. Lears 4.

    Our Faithful Leader , THANKS Albert. You made the bike ride very enjoyable & informative. I look forward to the next trip.

    1 · June 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed this ride! There was a great turn out (45 people) good pace..nice people. Can't wait until next Wednesday.

    June 5, 2014

    • Paul S.

      Sounds like it was great. Sorry I missed it. I definitely plan on being there next week.

      June 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok here I am and I realized I left my helmet home. Gesh!

    June 4, 2014

  • sharon c.

    Stuck at a meeting and doubtful I will attend tonight. won't make it there in time. But, hope to be at next week's ride. sounds fun! enjoy!

    June 4, 2014

  • Paul S.

    As I suspected, work is getting in the way and I won't be able to make it tonight. Hopefully, I'll be able to make next week. Get there early, it will be crowded.

    June 4, 2014

  • Eliezer

    Just to be clear - this is a bike ride and not a hike?

    June 3, 2014

  • Siromani

    I feel too bad for not being able to join this week. But I will catch up with you all next week.

    June 3, 2014

  • Fred H.

    My biking buddy, Jennifer Boston, and I were able to do one ride last year. Great experience! We live in Frederick and the most direct routes to the meeting points require travel on I-70 and I-83 during rush hour; thus a long trip. Anybody have alternative routes that might be less congested?

    June 3, 2014

  • Donna D

    Sorry I cannot make it this week but will pick up with you all next week. Have a good ride!

    June 2, 2014

  • Georgeann

    I am new to meet up and wondered who I can contact to ask questions to meet for this?

    May 31, 2014

    • Paul S.

      Put your questions up here. A few of us did at least some of the rides last year and should be able to answer.

      June 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately cannot make this trip, see you all next time.

    June 2, 2014

  • Paul S.

    Hi all. Well the first ride is Wednesday. Just a reminder that it will be crowded so please, please get there early!!!!!! The parking lot is rather small and the beginning of the ride is a little disorganized just because of the logistics of fitting so many people through the opening to get to the trail. As it now turns out, I'm rather iffy because of work; won't know until Weds afternoon.

    June 2, 2014

  • Natasha

    I had to cancel for this Wed., but I'm planning on attending as many Wed. as I can.

    June 1, 2014

  • Paul S.

    Great to see so many signed up already!!!!! Just so you know, the first night/kickoff night of June 4th will be highly attended, maybe 50 or so people. Please try to get there as early as you can. Last year, I got there at least 15-20 minutes early and that wasn't near enough. Ended up parking roughly a half mile away.

    March 4, 2014

  • Fred H.

    Hope Jennifer Boston and I can do these rides this year. Traveling from Frederick is somewhat difficult due to rush hour.

    February 20, 2014

  • Patricia

    Yes, this was a great event. We all wanted it to extend into the Fall. Maybe we could do that this year on own and extend it into the Fall?

    February 17, 2014

    • Patricia

      Yes, I would be happy to be the event host.

      February 19, 2014

    • Paul S.

      Great!!! I'm thinking Paul would also be interested. We have plenty of time to put it together.

      February 19, 2014

  • Paul S.

    This is really a wonderful experience. Unfortunately, last year, the weather did not cooperate for several of the weeks. Here's hoping it will be better this year!

    February 17, 2014

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