Cycle2Health Howard County
Cycle2Health Howard County is a non-competitive, peer-led, bicycling club for adults of all ages and riding abilities, coordinated by the Health & Wellness Division of the Howard County Office on Aging. You must register to participate. Click here to register online. View a printable version of this flier.
New! Get updates delivered to you rinbox! Registered participants may opt to join the Cycle2Health Listserve and its associated Yahoo Group (Senior Spoken Here, not affiliated with the Office on Aging) to receive ride updates and cancellation notices. To join the listserve, send a blank email to email@example.com. To access a library of ride cue sheets and be able to connect with other riders, click here to request to join the Yahoo Group.
How do I register for C2H?
To participate in Cycle2Health Howard County (C2H), you must first review the Bicycle Guidelines, and then register. Register online or at any Howard County senior center. A $10 fee will be collected at the time of registration (renewed annually).
When and where do C2H rides take place?
Rides take place on weekdays during daytime hours and depart from various Howard County locations. Rides depart in the morning, with the exact departure time varying by route and season. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled ride time to prepare yourself and bicycle for an on-time start.
How do I know which rides are right for me?
Rides are offered to appeal to a diverse group of riders from beginner to expert. A Ride Rating Scale is listed below to help guide C2H participants to rides that will be safe and enjoyable for them. Contact the ride leader listed in the ride description with specific questions about the ride.
Ride Rating Scale:
- 1-3 Beginner - easy, minimal hills, less than 20 miles
- 4-5 Easy Moderate - some mild to moderate short hills, maybe 1 longer hill, 20 miles
- 6-7 Moderate to Moderate Plus - several long, moderate hills, several short steep hills, longer distances (25+ miles)
- 8-9 Moderate Difficult to Advanced - many steep, moderate to long hills, 25-30+ miles
- 10 Tour de France - expert
How do I become a Ride Leader?
C2H Ride Leaders are experienced group bike riders who are familiar with the trails and roadways in Howard County. They are volunteers who wish to share their love of riding with others. For more information, please email Jennifer Lee or call 410 313-5940.
What is the C2H inclement weather policy?
In the event of inclement weather, the ride leader may move the ride start time one hour earlier or later. Rain cancels the ride, although some rides do offer a rain date. Participants are encouraged to join the C2H list serve for ride updates and cancellations. If you would like to join the list serve, send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What equipment is necessary to participate?
Each participant provides their own bicycle, helmet, water, spare tube and bicycle air pump, and snack/lunch money as rides may conclude with a lunch outing. Each participant should wear a road ID on all rides. A courtesy road ID is given to participants upon registration.
What kind of bike do I need?
Bicycles should be in working order to ensure safe and enjoyable riding for both the participant and group. Courtesy bike checks are available to C2H participants at Princeton Sports and Race Pace.
For more information...
For more information, please contact Jennifer Lee at 410-313-5940 or email email@example.com.