Cycling in Harford County

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Clubs

There are two main groups which meet near Harford Community College and ride towards Susquehanna State Park.

Harford Velo (http://www.harfordvelo.org/)

HVCC is the oldest cycling club in Harford County, MD. Our mission is to promote active participation in all forms of cycling, to encourage the safe use of bicycles for recreation and transportation, and to promote educational and social functions for the benefit of club members and others.

Harford Velo rides range from sponsored professionals to beginners and meet often for each category. While they support a nice range, they have a higher expectation for beginners and start rides at a fair rate.

Chesapeake Spokes (http://www.chesapeakespokes.org/)

This club fairly new and is very welcoming to new riders and supports a  variety of fun rides. Chesapeake Spokes generally meets at the Food Lion parking lot off Route 22, a block away from Harford County Community College.

Chesapeake Spokes is very friendly for hobby cyclists and support Category 4 rides for those seeking a casual introduction ride. The cyclists are incredibly helpful and will help you mature into an experienced cyclist. They also support the occasional mountain biking rides.

Harford County Bike Shops

Chesapeake Cycling (http://goo.gl/maps/6WRK) located in downtown Bel Air. Small shop with a good variety. If they don’t have what you need, they are happy to order it for you.

Performance Cycling (http://goo.gl/maps/joUp): If you have interest in purchasing a bike, I’d recommend this shop. It is the largest in the nearby area, with a fantastic selection.

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2 thoughts on “Cycling in Harford County

  1. I work for Harford County Tourism and have had a request from someone biking from Sterling VA through Harford County. How do bikers get across the bridges to Cecil County and is there any good information I can forward to them about trails, etc?
    Thanks!

    1. Donna:

      The bridges to cross the Susquehanna River look troublesome for cyclists.

      The Route 40 bridge has been under heavy construction and does not allow pedestrians to cross. This would be the least trafficked and wisest for a cyclist IF they can gain permission to cross as they would be sharing the same lane as a vehicle.

      The two alternative paths would be I-95 Tydings Memorial Bridge or Route 1 which crosses the Conowingo Dam, but neither have a shoulder for pedestrians.
      Video of Route 1 Bridge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfJfKQS3Ggs
      Video of I-95 Bridge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vputIFtd0DA

      I stumbled across this service for individuals wanting to cycle across the Route 40 Bridge: http://www.billersbikes.com/bridgeservices.html
      $10 per bike to be shuttled across. Seems a bit overkill, but it is a solution.

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