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NCR Bike Ride & Brunch


The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Ashland, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 4 2010  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Sat, Mar 20 2010 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 3 2010 12:59 pm
Event Duration:2~
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Chris B.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 0 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Get out on a beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride along the North Central Railroad (NCR) Trail in Baltimore County, MD. We will start at the Ashland (Paper Mill) parking lot near Hunt Valley and ride leisurely to Monkton and back. We will take a break in Monkton to use the rest facilities, explore the railroad station and exhibits or grab a light snack at a nearby "cafe" for the ride back to Ashland. The round trip distance is approximately 13 miles. The trail is primarily a flat crushed stone surface hiking/biking trail. It is suitable for beginners and for any type of bike.

When we return to Ashland we will have burned enough calories to work up an appetite. So for those inclined, we will lunch together at a place to be determined.

Parking at the trailhead can be competitive so carpooling with MOC members is encouraged.

For more info:
NCR Trail: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/greenways/ncrt_trail.html

Rain date will be on Sunday.

Required Items to Bring:
- Helmet
- Water bottle
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Bike Pump
- Tire repair kit, spare tube
- Camera
- Funds for snacks and/or lunch
- Sunscreen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From DC:
Take exit 49B on onto I-695 toward I-70/Towson/I-83
Take exit 24 onto I-83 North toward Timonium/York PA
Take exit 20A-B for Shawan Rd East toward Cockeysville
Turn right at MD-45/York Rd
Turn left at Ashland Rd/MD-145 (about 3 tenths of a mile from Shawan Rd)
Follow MD-145 about 1.1 miles to parking lot on left for NCR Trail

From Baltimore:
Take I-695 toward Towson/I-83
Take exit 24 onto I-83 North toward Timonium/York PA
Take exit 20A-B for Shawan Rd East toward Cockeysville
Turn right at MD-45/York Rd
Turn left at Ashland Rd/MD-145 (about 3 tenths of a mile from Shawan Rd)
Follow MD-145 about 1.1 miles to parking lot on left for NCR Trail.


- If lot is full, please find a safe place to park (in the marked areas) along the side of the road just before the parking lot.

Notes:
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in MOC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Send them to safety@mdoutdoorclub.com.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Amy Lipsius, at content@mdoutdoorclub.com.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!