What we're about

We are a group of friends that met through mountain biking. We hope we have a chance to meet you too. We mainly do mountain bike rides, but trails tend to get messy and we hit the roads at times. With that being said, the trails are waiting for you! Let's ride!

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Fairland Sunday Morning Intermediate Ride

The Gardens Ice House

Here is a non competitive but a little up-pace ride.
If you mountain bike regularly then this ride is for you.
This is a No-Drop ride.

Wheels rolling at 9am unless someone sends a message and say they're running a little late.

Depending on the endurance and skill level of riders, this ride will be around 10-12 miles.

The pace I aim to keep is no more than 7-8mph with rest stops as needed. We will wait for every rider at the trail crossings.

About Fairland: 95% non-technical ride with few major climbs and no mandatory obstacles (they all have ride-arounds). Promise, no rocks. None! Anyway, there are a couple good places to stop and practice log-overs, and balance on the boardwalks, and some good flow trails.

Video of our ride at Fairland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1-b0EDVb08

What to bring: Plenty of water, helmet (no helmet no ride), your mtb of course!, multi-tool (although you can borrow mine), patch kit, extra tube (make sure it has the same valve you need for your wheel), a snack if you're doing both loops.
Here at MVD MTB'ers meetup page, we always appreciate any feedback, write a group review Here (https://www.meetup.com/MVDMountainBikers/about/comments/?op=all)
Waiver: Mountain biking is a risky sport, By signing up for this meetup you are agreeing to our waiver located here: https://www.meetup.com/MVD-Mountain-Bikers/pages/Standard_Waiver_for_Meetup_Rides/

Fairland Advanced Ride (Parking @ The Ice House)

The Gardens Ice House

Wheels rolling at 6pm unless someone texts me they're running a little late. We ask that if you are not feeling good, that you do not come to the ride. We will also ask that when we stop that we give each other more room than normal to maintain the recommended 6' social distancing. Same goes for the start of the ride and after the ride.

We normally do 10-12 miles, and average 9-10mph. This ride is more for intermediate/advanced riders due to the fast pace.

About Fairland: 95% non-technical ride with few major climbs and no mandatory obstacles (they all have ride-arounds). Promise, no rocks. None! (there is one section of busted-up concrete, but it's not rocks, and it's only 10-15 feet long). Anyway, there are a couple good places to stop and practice log-overs, and balance on the boardwalks, and some good flow trails. We wait up at intersections to let all riders catch up. If you have a good amount of rides under your belt and can average 8mph or better on singletrack trails, and take small brakes, then you will probably will be able to hang.

Video of our ride at Fairland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1-b0EDVb08

What to bring: Plenty of water, helmet (no helmet no ride), your mtb of course!, multi-tool (although you can borrow mine), patch kit, extra tube (make sure it has the same valve you need for your wheel), a snack if you're doing both loops. Here at MVD MTB'ers meetup page, we always appreciate any feedback, write a group review!( Here (https://www.meetup.com/MVDMountainBikers/about/comments/?op=all) Waiver: Mountain biking is a risky sport, By signing up for this meetup you are agreeing to our waiver located here: https://www.meetup.com/MVD-Mountain-Bikers/pages/Standard_Waiver_for_Meetup_Rides/

MVD/PAD Hump Day in Patapsco (The Faster/Further Ride?)

Rockburn Elementary School

Looking for a fun ride on Wednesday nights at a pretty quick pace in Avalon? This is your ride! Are we the fastest people in the park? Nope. Are we the fast group ride? I'll still say nope. Is this ride a strong intermediate / advanced pace over 17 miles in everything the park can throw at you. Yup. It's that.

Waiver: Mountain biking is a risky sport, By signing up for this meetup you are agreeing to our waiver located here: https://www.meetup.com/MVD-Mountain-Bikers/pages/Standard_Waiver_for_Meetup_Rides/ , as well as you will need to sign the standard MORE waiver prior to leaving on the ride, as we will be legally riding in the park at night. You can now do this electronically at http://www.tinyurl.com/morewaiver

Where/Directions: Rockburn Elementary School

What time: Meet between 5:45 and 6:00 at parking lot. Wheels rolling by 6:00. We will not wait past 6:00.

Pace: Pace will be strong Intermediate / advanced, approx. 8-9 mph. Appropriate for intermediate to advanced riders, but not for beginners, or people who are not riding at least twice a week. Attitude is laid-back and friendly, but please ensure you can handle the pace and length of this ride before committing. This is a no-drop ride, i.e., we wait up for everyone at intersections. Please note Ptap rides tend to be about 1 mph slower than Rosy, or Fairland, due terrain.

Terrain: Ranges from Easy to Difficult. Most trails are in great shape, but plan on some mud spots. There are a few very steep climbs, rocks and technical sections, log overs (up to 10" logs, and 3' stacks), tight single track (12" wide in spots), and a stream crossing or two. A strong/advanced rider will be able to clean most sections, others will need to get off of their bikes in spots. This is a friendly ride, so we will wait up for everyone, just be advised that the terrain can be somewhat difficult in places. This is a video edit I made of a ride this year. We won't hit all of this terrain, but gives you a feel for Patapsco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwi7H68iljI&t=664s

Distance: With days starting to get shorter, the rides will be a little shorter, but I'm still trying to maintain about 15 to 17 miles. Exact route will change depending on group dynamics, trail conditions, daylight, etc. I will typically have route planned in my head at the beginning of the ride, but will modify as needed to get us back at a reasonable time. Distance will grow/shrink with the daylight.

Duration: I shoot to have us back around 8:30, so around 2 1/2 hours. This can change with mechanical issues, and group dynamics though. As this is a weekday ride, the stops will be just long enough for the last rider to catch their breath.

Bring: Helmet (required), water (as much as you can carry), spare tube/patch kit, pump/CO2, multi-tool, I.D., emergency contact info where it can be easily located on your person, and a good attitude, as this ride is as much about camaraderie as it is about riding. Take a look at your bike and make sure it is in good working condition (Ptap will take its toll on the bike). Bring a light, as you will need it with the days starting off shorter, and the eventual start in the dark. There are ton of acceptable lights under $20 on Amazon right now. Just look for a T6 Cree LED Bike light, with minimially 1000 lumens.

Weather: Shine Only (there will undoubtedly be some mud, but no ride if it’s raining or the trails are too muddy). Protect our trails and don’t ride them when they’re fragile. There may be days where I make a last minute call, so watch our MVD Mountainbikers meetup event, our Facebook group, as well as the Patapsco After Dark Facebook page, as I will cancel and cross post on all three.

Ride Organizer(s): Craig P, 4four3-5zero9-zero8one1; skibum616 at yahoo dot com

Fairland Advanced Ride (Parking @ The Ice House)

The Gardens Ice House

Wheels rolling at 6pm unless someone texts me they're running a little late. We ask that if you are not feeling good, that you do not come to the ride. We will also ask that when we stop that we give each other more room than normal to maintain the recommended 6' social distancing. Same goes for the start of the ride and after the ride.

We normally do 10-12 miles, and average 9-10mph. This ride is more for intermediate/advanced riders due to the fast pace.

About Fairland: 95% non-technical ride with few major climbs and no mandatory obstacles (they all have ride-arounds). Promise, no rocks. None! (there is one section of busted-up concrete, but it's not rocks, and it's only 10-15 feet long). Anyway, there are a couple good places to stop and practice log-overs, and balance on the boardwalks, and some good flow trails. We wait up at intersections to let all riders catch up. If you have a good amount of rides under your belt and can average 8mph or better on singletrack trails, and take small brakes, then you will probably will be able to hang.

Video of our ride at Fairland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1-b0EDVb08

What to bring: Plenty of water, helmet (no helmet no ride), your mtb of course!, multi-tool (although you can borrow mine), patch kit, extra tube (make sure it has the same valve you need for your wheel), a snack if you're doing both loops. Here at MVD MTB'ers meetup page, we always appreciate any feedback, write a group review!( Here (https://www.meetup.com/MVDMountainBikers/about/comments/?op=all) Waiver: Mountain biking is a risky sport, By signing up for this meetup you are agreeing to our waiver located here: https://www.meetup.com/MVD-Mountain-Bikers/pages/Standard_Waiver_for_Meetup_Rides/

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