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Gravel Ride - NCR Trail (Cockeysville, MD) to YC Heritage Trail (York, PA)
This 80-mile ride is ideal for gravel grinders and bikes with larger tires. (More details to come.) The Northern Central Railroad Trail, officially known as The Torrey C. Brown Trail, covers nearly 20 miles in Maryland, stretching from Ashland Road in Hunt Valley to the Mason-Dixon Line. The trail is 10 feet wide with a stone dust surface. The NCR continues another 20 miles into Pennsylvania as the York County Heritage Trail, ending in the city of York, PA. The surface changes somewhat in Pennsylvania. The rails are still in place and the trail occasionally crosses from one side of the tracks to the other. The trail in PA features a cool tunnel and historic Hanover Junction. Parking at Paper Mill Road Lot • Mile 0.5 Paper Mill: Take York Road (Route 45) to Cockeysville (Exit 18 off I-83). Turn right (east) on Ashland Road DIRECTIONS: Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to I-83 North. Take I-83 North to the Hunt Valley Exit at Shawan Road (Exit 20a - Shawan Road East). Follow Shawan Road for approximately a mile - through two traffic lights. At the third light you will have to either turn left or right - this is York Road (Rte. 45). Turn right and then immediately get in your left lane as you are going to turn left at the next light (approximately 200 yards or so). This is Ashland Road. Turn left at the stoplight onto Ashland Road. In approximately a half mile you will see a residential community on your right with a sign that says ASHLAND. Bear left onto Paper Mill Road. Go less than ½ mile, crossing the trail to the parking lot on the left.

NCR Trail (Paper Mill Road Lot)

1200 Paper Mill Rd · Cockeysville, MD

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Christian Cycling DE -Mar- VA is a chapter of Christian Cycling based in Colorado. The chapter is for men, women and families who seek an avenue for exercise, community building, and a vehicle to expose others to the love and grace of Jesus Christ through the vision of the Christian Cycling ministry. The group is open to men, women and their families of all ages who own a bicycle in good working condition, who seek to participate in group rides of 10 miles or more to further their physical goals or serve as support for group events and to have a positive influence in the cycling world. The group will provide weekly rides in Western Maryland, Eastern Maryland and Delaware with one large group ride per month. The group will provide cue sheets, support and several ride options to accommodate a variety of rider levels. New followers of Christ and seekers are welcome.

ALL RIDES ARE NO DROP RIDES! and will be lead with a experienced cyclist who is familiar with the route.

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Christian Cycling intends to engage the community and cycling enthusiast looking for an organized group in which to ride and have fellowship with each other and for those who share physical fitness goals while uniting Christian cyclist for a world-wide testimony, through training, good sportsmanship and service. The group is targeting people anywhere on the Engels Scale. The group should appeal to people who are beginning a physical exercise regiment and to those who want to train for long organized rides and races. The chapter has cells of riders in Frederick MD, Northern VA and in the Baltimore/Annapolis area as well as Delaware. We normally gather and ride as a regional group on the third Saturday of the month and have weekly organized rides in the Frederick, Baltimore/Annapolis and Delaware cells.

For more information and to join Christian Cycling go to our web page at christiancycling.com Those who join and support this ministry at christiancycling.com will be exempt from paying dues to this meetup site

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