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BBC 2021 Volunteer Recognition

Each year we recognize all of our volunteers including ride leaders, event coordinators, and club organizers. Without their efforts our club could not function. Unfortunately, due to rising covid rates at the beginning of the winter, for the second year in a row, we were not able to host our end-of-year banquet in person.

The 2021 Awards Banquet program lists our annual activities and our important volunteers. It also identifies all of the recipients of our special awards listed here with the 2021 award recipients:

The Wayne Rogers award is presented to: Eugene Bayer!

Gene has led the most rides in a given year in BBC history; in 2020 Gene led 91 rides and in 2021 he led 96 rides

The Barbara Park award is presented to: Lydia Cunningham! Last season Lydia stepped up and led the Thursday rides for most of the season, missing only a few weeks. These rides started in the Elkridge area and were a staple for the Thursday night selection.

The Hall of Fame award is presented to: Bob Roswell! Bob has made a great many contributions to the BBC over many years. System Source hosts the BBC website, and several board meetings have been held at System Source. 

Many thanks to all of our valuable volunteers.

Note: The Awards Banquet Program can be viewed on the BBC website on the Member Menu/Member Recognition page.

Patrick Lapensee, President of the Baltimore Bicycling Club


Bike to Work Week: May 16-22, 2022

The 25th annual Bike to Work Week celebration is scheduled for Mon, May 16-Sun, May 22, 2022.  Community members who register and bike during the event can pick up a free t-shirt and giveaway items at pick up places throughout the region. For more information and to register go to biketoworkmd.com.

Bike rides to any location are eligible for participation in the free event including biking to the store, the playground, around the neighborhood, and to work or school. Community members are encouraged to Bike There!

Since 1996, Baltimore Metropolitan Council and regional partners have organized an annual Bike to Work celebration to promote biking as a healthy commuting option while promoting public awareness of its safety and environmental benefits.


Chestertown Weekend May 27-30, 2022

Join us for Baltimore Bicycling Club’s Memorial Day weekend event

Enjoy riding along flat to rolling terrain on the scenic roads of Kent County Maryland with beautiful waterfront views.

- Rides for all levels and abilities from 10 to 100 miles

o   3 - 4 rides everyday with ride leaders

o   And over 20 other rides to choose from without ride leaders

o   Routes will be available on Ride with GPS, and PDF cue sheets

- Includes lodging and excellent cuisine at Washington College. All meals provided from Friday dinner to Monday brunch (except for Saturday lunch)

- 3-day option available

- Discounts available if register early

- Plenty of fun for non-riders too!

Registration: baltimorebicyclingclub.enmotive.com/events/register/38th-chestertown-weekend-2022


Special Events:

Evenings: Ice Cream social; Cordials and Dessert at the Boat House; enjoy music on the waterfront; enjoy the fire pit with s’mores and reminisce about the day

Special meals: bar-b-que picnic on Sunday; gourmet brunch on Monday

Chestertown Tea Party Festival: a 10-minute walk from the college


Baltimore Bicycling Club
  Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting
Cancelled due to Covid

Unfortunately, due to changing Covid-19 conditions and restrictions imposed by Baltimore County on the functioning of the Oregon Ridge Lodge, we are not able to use Oregon Ridge Lodge as the venue for an indoor dinner which is part of our Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting.

With widespread access to Covid-19 vaccinations, along with a sharp decline in Covid-19 cases over much of the summer, the BBC Board and our event coordinator had confidence that we could hold this event including an indoor meal.

Other options were considered at Oregon Ridge Lodge and other venues were explored.  The conclusion was that we will not be able to gather on Nov. 13, 2021 for our awards dinner and annual meeting.

We are continuing to explore other options which could be to hold this event early in 2022.  Additional information will be sent out when available.

Questions or comments can be directed to Jeffrey Marks, jeffreym715@yahoo.com.

Jeffrey Marks, Event Coordinator

2021 Civil War Century – A Success!

Approximately 1200 riders enjoyed the hospitality of our club’s signature event! COVID forced adjustments to ensure the safety of both the riders and volunteers. Luck was on our side with the weather, but the real secret sauce is our fabulous volunteers that make it all work so well – THANK YOU and we hope that you can part of the recipe in 2022!

Civil War Century is just 30 days away!

Hear how Becky and Jim Matsakis did it last year on their own, after the Club had to cancel the 2020 event.

Becky said that doing the Civil War Century (CWC) had been at the back of their minds since they first heard about it in 2015. They had just started cycling again with the BBC after a 23-year hiatus. Volunteering for the event at the Mt. Aetna rest stop, they learned more details specifically about the 100-mile route. The last century they rode was the BBC’s Hunt Valley Hundred in 1990. And that, Jim would admit, was a few years ago!

Read more: Matsakis Civil War Century

The BBC Summer Picnic Was A Huge Success

After a COVID year off, the BBC summer picnic returned to Taneytown Memorial Park. It was wonderful to see everyone in person. Thanks to Bill Blankenship for all his hard work pulling this together.

Read more: BBC summer picnic 2021