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We just updated our spring group ride schedule – We have 12 group rides! More to come…

Mondays – Road Novice

When: 5:30pm departure- will be moved later when daylight permits

Where: Race Pace Bicycles – Federal Hill Store

Who: Anybody with two wheels, pedals, & helmet

Ride Description: This is a recovery pace or beginner pace road ride. This ride is no-drop and usually rolls between 12-15 miles. Route may vary slightly but is a bike-friendly one.

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Mondays – MTB Novice to Intermediate

When: 5:30pm  will move to 6 pm daylight permitting

Where: Meet at lake hashawha parking lot in hashawha off of John Owings rd in Westminster

Ride Description: 10 mile-ish ride for intermediate to beginner depending on the group. First month of rides will be a lot less technical than rides in late May through August.

Easy pace ride lasts around 1:30 – 2 hours depending on group

Mountain bike required.

Ride Leader: Steve Bechtel and David Binns

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Tuesday – Road Intermediate

When: Starts 4/9 Tuesdays at 5:30 – will move to 6 pm daylight permitting

Where: Meet at Race Pace Bicycles Westminster store

Who: New and semi-experienced road riders

Ride Description: 30 miles+ at 16 mph pace on rolling roads in Carroll County

Road bike required

Leader: Mark Letsch

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Tuesdays – MTB Novice

When: 5:30 p.m. starting time – will push back as daylight permits

Where: 5400 Landing Rd (same address as Rockburn Skills Park) all the way at the end of the parking lot. http://goo.gl/maps/4iTMq

Who: any level riders

Ride Description: This is a beginner-friendly trail ride to introduce riders to some of the easier trails in Rockburn Branch Park and neighboring Patapsco Valley State Park. Rides will last 1.5-2 hours.

Ride Leader: Ben Reisse

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Tuesdays – MTB advanced

When: 6:00 p.m. starting time

Where: CCBC Parking Lot by the tennis courts.

Who: Cat 1 level riders

Ride Description: This is a spirited tempo ride focusing on “race like” efforts at times.  There will be little to no resting.  Rides will last 1.5-2 hours.

Ride Leader: Jon Gdowik, Dan Atkins

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Tuesdays – Road advanced

When: 5:30pm p.m. starting time – moving to 6pm May 1st

Where: Race Pace Bicycles- Columbia store

Who: proficient road riders

Ride Description: Fast paced group road ride that follows a regular prescribed route. A few sprints are thrown in. Pace avgs 20+mph

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Wednesday Night Girlie Rides

When: meet 5:45, wheels roll at 6 sharp

Where: http://goo.gl/maps/5cJpC Main pavilions at Avalon Area of Patapsco Valley St Park

Who: Female riders of all abilities, but these trails are challenging.

Ride Description: This year the Wednesday Night Girlie Ride is an intermediate ride. Definition of intermediate is: you can ride at a moderate pace comfortably for ~2 hours with limited stops. You are relatively comfortable with the terrain (rocks, roots, logs) of Patapsco State Park.

Ride Leader(s): Tracy Posner and Debbie Cleaver

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Thursdays – Road Novice

When: 5:30pm p.m. starting time – moving to 6pm May 1st

Where: Race Pace Bicycles- Columbia store

Who: road riders of all abilities

Ride Description: Medium paced group road ride that follows a regular prescribed route. A few sprints are thrown in. Pace avgs 16-17mph. Road bike recommended.

Ride Leader: Seth Vintinsky

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Thursdays – Road Intermediate to Avanced

When: 5:30pm – will be moved later as daylight permits

Where: Race Pace Bicycles – Federal Hill Store

Who: Fit riders looking for a moderate effort ride

Ride Description: Road ride leading through Baltimore, 30+/- miles, brisk pace

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Thursdays – Road Intermediate and Advanced

When: Meet at 5pm, wheels rolling by5:20pm – will be moved later as daylight permits

Where: Race Pace Bicycles – Owings Mills Store

Who: Fit riders looking for a moderate effort ride

Ride Description: Road ride leading through Baltimore County, 30-35+/- miles, brisk pace

As Spring warms and weather improves, this ride will split into an A group (5:15 depart, 21+mph, drop ride) and a B group (5:30 depart, 17-18mph, no-drop) – watch for this change to be posted.

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Fridays – Women’s MTB Novice (This ride begins May 17)

When: Meet at 6pm

Where: Rockburn Elementary School

Who: Entry-level MTB riders

Ride Description: We leave the parking lot and do a few trails within Rockburn then head over to the yellow trail in Patapsco.  Its about 8 to 9 miles total and mild to moderate terrain with occasional small obstacles.

Ride Leader(s): Diana Smith and Athena Smith

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Saturdays – Women’s Road Novice (This ride begins May 18)

When: Meet at 5pm

Where: Race Pace Bicycles – Ellicott City store

Who: Women on road bikes or fitness hybrids.

Ride Description: We leave the EC shop and ride up 99 to St John, down to historic EC through town to River Rd,  down river to the swinging bridge. Across the bridge down the Grist Mill trail and make a loop then we will come back on River and up Rogers back to the store.  Rides for the Road will change some to make them a little more fun and so no one gets tired of the same route.  This will be every Saturday night out of EC even when we move then we will do it out of the new store.

Ride Leader(s): Diana Smith and Athena Smith


2 Comments

  1. woasuby says:

    Hi. Just wondering if these rides were still going on? Just looking to join a novice mtb group. Thanks

    • mtbpozz says:

      Hey sorry to just see your inquiry- check the event schedule at racepacebicycles.com for some regular rides, including novice ones, and watch our facebook page and here for a new beginner ride series launching in July

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