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Moderate Biking on the NCR Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Baltimore County, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 10 2007  9:45 am
Registration Opens: Thu, May 24 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jun 7 2007 12:59 pm
Event Duration:~5 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
doug hanford
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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: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Put some air in those tires and some grease on those chains and join the MOC for a moderate bike ride. Maryland's Northern Central Railroad Trail (NCRT) extends 20 miles, stretching from Ashland Road in the Hunt Valley area to the state line. The trail is 10 feet wide with a stone dust surface. The most popular activities on the trail are hiking, jogging, bicycle riding and horseback riding.The trail is generally shady in the summer leaving only the humidity and other trail users as your only obstacles. Miles on the trail are marked beginning with mile 0 at Ashland. There are also large white numbered mile posts that are remenants of the days when the railroad passed by. There are other indications along the trail of the railroad as well. Note the large white "W" markers do not indicate water. They are railroad whistle signals.

We will begin the tour at Phonex Rd. and travel to the state line. We will be passing the Monkton Rd. area which features restrooms, water, telephones and picnic tables. A convenience store is also open on weekends.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Baltimore:
Take I83 North. Take Shawan Rd., exit 20, passing the mall on your left.
Make a left onto York Rd.
Turn right (east) on Phoenix Road.
Travel 1.7 miles and look for parking lot.

From DC:
Take 95 North to 695.
Take 695 towards Towson.
Take I83 North and follow Baltimore directions.

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