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Bike Ride on NCRT: To York, PA

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Freeland, MD to York, PA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 14 2004  9:30 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Jul 29 2004 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 12 2004 12:59 pm
Event Duration:6 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Ryan Meadows
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This is 43-44 mile bike ride on the Northern Central Railroad Trail (NCRT) also known as the York County Heritage Trail in Pennsylvania. Average biking speed: 13-15mph brbr We'll be starting near Freeland, MD about 1.5 miles south of the Mason Dixon line. From there we'll head north into PA on the NCRT/YCHT. Along the way we'll enjoy nice scenery including old rail stations, rural countrysides and an abandoned train tunnel.. The PA section has a few more towns to pass through then the MD section and several places to stop for water. brbr My recollection is that the PA section is very well maintained and is a smoother/nicer ride then the MD section is. According to the web site we'll be heading on a slight downhill to York and a slight up hill on the way back (New Freedom, PA being the highest point, just inside PA). brbr The end of the NCRT in downtown York is 2-3 blocks from the Farmer's Market and also the Chamber of Commerce/ Visitor's Center. We could lock our bikes and walk along Market Street to have a sit-down lunch or bring packed lunches. After a lunch and some rest we'll head back south into MD. brbr More info can be found a href="" target="_blank"here/a and a href="" target="_blank"here/a.

Required Items to Bring:
- Hybrid or mountain bikebr - Helmetbr - Biking glovesbr - Day pack/camelbakbr - 4-6 liters of waterbr - Snacks to last for 4-4.5 hours of bicyclingbr - Extra tire tube/patch kitbr - Miscellaneous bike tools (allens)br - Mini-pump or CO2 cellsbr - Sun screen
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Packed lunch or money for sit down lunchbr - Gatorade powder in pre-measured packetsbr - Breatheable active clothes (not cotton)br - Comfortable bike seatbr - Sunglasses

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From DC Area:br Take 95N to 695W (to Towson). Continue north on 695 to I-83 North and follow Baltimore directions below. brbr From Baltimore Area:br Take 83 North to exit 36 (Rt. 439), the last MD exit before entering PA. At the bottom of the ramp turn right onto rt 439 (Old York Road, heading West) brbr Turn right onto York Road after about 1/4 mile (Rt 45, heading North). brbr Turn left onto Freeland Road (heading roughly west). brbr After 1.8 miles on Freeland road you'll see signs for Railroad Ave. A pedestrian sign and a crosswalk in the road here mark the crossing of the Norhtern Central Trail. Park in the lot on the right. brbr

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