things are coming together nicely. I’m getting a lot of “probably” responses and a lot of “I’m totally doing this” responses. Hopefully, those will turn out to be true. But honestly, everyone will probably have a good time regardless.
If you’re interested in coming out for this, please drop me a line at jim (at) charmcityvelo.com . it will give me a general idea of how many cue sheets to print out.
If you would like to help, the best thing you can do is tell people about it. print out a flyer, hang it in a bike shop, stick it in the spokes of a parked bike, etc. I’m pretty swamped with work, but that should die down soon and I will be able to put some more time into getting the word out.
Here’s the tentative route from Baltimore. If you’re going to do the ride, please take a second to check it out, maybe trace it with a google map. I’m sure people will be more than happy to help if anyone has a mechanical or gets lost, but since this is an unsupported ride, it’s totally worth it to review the route beforehand. Here is a preview of the route, I will make sure that there are pretty cue sheets and all that business.
click for the route.
- cathedral street to federal downtown, pick up the gwynns falls trail
- take the gwynns falls trail to annapolis road.
- annapolis road to nursery road.
- nursery road to river road
- river to furnace to furnace again (I don’t understand the signage but it’s obvious)
- furnace to race
- race to hanover for a very short distance and back to race
- R on Park Circle
- L on Coca Cola
- L on Dorsey
- R on Faulkner (which turns back into race)
- R on Jessup (175)
- L on Brock Bridge Road
- R on Guilford (there is a 7-11 here for people who need food)
- L on Dorsey Run which goes all crazy, but eventually…
- L on Brock Bridge again
- Cross Laurel Road and Brockbridge turns to Montpelier
- L on Cedarbrook
- L on Muirkir and an almost immediate R on Odell
- L on Edmonston
- R on Sunnyside
- L on Rhode Island
- Probably stop at Proteus for water and snacks
- Get on College Park Trolley Trail where Rhode Island crosses Greenbelt Road. this turns back into a road and then…
- back onto the paintbranch trail to lake artemesia
- go around lake artemesia and get on the (I think it’s the) Northeast Branch Trail
- Get off the trail at Charles L Armentrout Drive and take that to Rhode Island.
- Rhode Island to 14th
- 14th to Constitution to the monument