Bicycling Advocates of Howard County presents its Annual Bike HoCo Ride, this year supporting two signature bicycling events:
Open Streets Howard County -- a family friendly demonstration of how we can make Howard County more walkable and bikeable.
Crossland Festival -- a day of cyclocross races, recreational rides, live music, good food and local beer, kids activities, bike workshops, vendors, skills areas, and demonstrations
Time -- Rides start at 8:30 am
Ride Start Location -- 10500 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044 -- registration directly across LPP
Four different routes have been mapped to take you through Open Streets and return back at the Crossland Festival. Gps files are available below:
11 miles = https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16233814
22 miles = https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16233499
32 miles = https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16233339
47 miles = https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16071969
Cue sheets (we will have paper copies at registration): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-14q7HuODclR3pGMjdhRXR0ek0/view?usp=sharing
All Bike HoCo riders will have complimentary (i.e. FREE) admission to Crossland Festival. We ask each rider to donate $10 to defray costs with half the proceeds going to the Ellicott City Partnership to help the Downtown Ellicott City recovery efforts.
You can pay via paypal by sending to the BAHC paypal account email@example.com or in cash on the morning of the ride at check-in.
If you can’t commit now, you can register to ride the day of the ride beginning at 8:00am across the street from the Ride Start Location. All riders must sign in on the day-of (that's when we'll give you your free Crossland Festival ticket).
Princeton Sports will provide on demand SAG support. A cell phone number will be provided on the day of the ride.
Unlike in years past, we will not provide a rest stop, only limited supplies at the beginning. All rides will go past convenience stores and are designed to bring you back to the Crossland Festival where there will be food and beer for sale.
Parking available in office building garages across from Merriweather (Low Entrances! Beware of Bikes On Roof!!) or open lot at 5950 Symphony Woods Rd (behind Toby's Dinner Theater)