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2015 Instructional Ride Series

The 2015 Instructional Ride Series ended on July 19 with a hands-on repair and maintenance clinic.  The energy and engagement of the class this year was fantastic.  We are calling 2015 our “reunion class” since many riders from previous years came back to build on their skills and to see old friends.  This is a great sign that what we have been promoting has enabled others to become committed cyclists.   Over 90 people were in our e-mail list (slightly down from last year) with about 40+ showing up for the orientation at Towson University.  We averaged 30 riders during the early weeks of flatter terrain and had about 15 riders when we reached the hills of Jacksonville. For the final Fort Howard ride (a flat ride once again!), our rider numbers went up.

Many of the riders have kept in touch and will continue to ride together on their own and on BBC rides. Our riders achieved many goals: learning to shift efficienty, safe riding in traffic, riding in groups and extending their distance and improving hill climbing technique to name a few. We were very excited to see some of our riders attending the club picnic; the rides were perfectly designed for our groups.

Many thanks to our volunteers - Bob Carson, Mike Davis, Frank and Mary Jo Kuhn, Don Culp and Linda Peltz who helped out and provided a consistent blend of instruction and encouragement on the rides.

For questions or information about next year's Instructional Ride Series, please email Godon Peltz at to be placed on our 2016 e-mail address list. Here are some photographs of some of our “satisfied customers.”