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BBC riders highlighted in "Carroll County Times" article 1/2/20

Riding into 2020: 29th annual Mount Airy Bicycles ride

 .....“The weather is extremely variable. Last year it was raining and I didn’t come out. A few years ago it was pretty darn cold,” said Ed Cahill, of Ellicott City, who was preparing to take his vintage red Mercian bike on the road. “This year it’s actually pretty nice.”  It was Cahill’s third time participating in the Mount Airy Bicycles annual, “I’ve ridden every day this year“ ride, but it was the 29th anniversary of the event, which draws new and experienced cyclists out for their first ride of the new year.

BBC riders at this event included:  Ed Cahill, Jane and John Cole, John Eckard, Steve Feldman, Mike Harris, Denise Huson, Rob Keiser, Pat Lapansee, Pat and George Macnabb, Becky and Jim Matsakis, Mary and Barry Menne, Renee Rees, Carol Russell, Alice Smith, Stacy Spivak, and Darren Waugh... and perhaps others.

Photos (P. Grout): Denise Huson of Sykesville checks her 30-mile route and Pat Lapensee is starting out from the parking lot.

The Greencastle Great Escape – Still Great!

In June we held our fifth annual Greencastle Great Escape, and I’m happy to report that it is...still great!  Especially this year.  Temperatures never got above 81, the humidity never above 50 percent, and – except for a bit of cloud cover Friday morning – the skies were mostly clear.  And, best of all, despite a forecast suggesting otherwise, there wasn’t so much as a hint of rain the entire weekend.

Read more: Great Escape 2019

Spring into Shape:  2019 Annual Social welcomes Spring!

All club members who attended the Annual Spring Social—aptly titled “Spring into Shape,” enjoyed a terrific evening of great socializing, delicious food, and excellent speakers who talked about advocacy efforts for cyclists and others.  The event ran smoothly from check-in through the meal, program, and dessert.  Forgot to mention that John Isaacs (club treasurer) brought lots of commemorative, 50th anniversary kits (bike jerseys and shorts) and enjoyed brisk sales!  Thank you, John.

Read more: Spring into Shape: 2019 Annual Social welcomes Spring!

Club Membership in Ride with GPS

The BBC Executive Board is pleased to announce that it has recently decided to provide a new benefit to the Club’s membership by purchasing a club subscription to “Ride with GPS” (RwGPS), a route mapping internet site. This is not a replacement to the current club's cue library, but rather an added benefit.

Many of you have probably been directed to this site as some of our ride leaders have been posting such links on club ride announcements. By subscribing as a Club to this innovative technology, we gain a place to store as many routes as ride leaders wish to create and have all routes viewable and easily found on our club account.

Read more: Club Membership in Ride with GPS

 

 

BBC Cycling Kits/Jerseys/Shorts

Orders should be sent to:

Email: JerseySales@baltobikeclub.org

Subject: Purchase of BBC Kits/Jerseys

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The Baltimore Bicycling Club is offering Cycling Kits/Jerseys/Shorts for sale.  The current design was developed to celebrate the club's 50th Anniversary.

As a benefit to BBC members only, the kits are offered at a very reasonable price below cost, particularly when comparing their quality to competitive brands.

These kits are made of high quality material and cut, designed by Jason Kamps of Woof Cycling, and manufactured by Primal Wear as a "sport cut." Jerseys are with full length zipper. In addition to short-sleeve tops, women's jerseys are also available in a sleeveless version.

The cost to BBC members is:
(non-members need to join the BBC in order to receive any Club membership benefits)

Complete kit (jersey & bib-short): $100

Jersey only: $45

Short or Bib-Short only: $65

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The following procedure should be used when ordering kits:

(1) indicate for each item ordered, the type of product (e.g. women’s sleeveless jersey), size, and quantity.

(2) provide contact information (email, mailing address & phone number).

(3) indicate payment method of check, or PayPal (preferred). 

(4) for sizing, refer to this Link at Primal Wear.

Available sizes are as follows:

Men Jersey: S (limited)      (M, L, XL - no longer available)

Men Bib Shorts: S, M, L (limited)     (XL no longer available)

Women Short Sleeved Jersey: S (limited), M, L (limited) (XL no longer available)

Women Sleeveless Jersey: S, M, L, XL (S, L, XL limited)

Women Shorts: S (limited), M, L (XL no longer available)

Upon confirmation of availability of item/size, the purchaser will receive an invoice via Paypal; for payment (via Paypal, check or cash).  Upon receipt of payment, the order will be shipped and an email with shipping confirmation with tracking number will be sent to the purchaser.  Arrangements for pick-up can be requested.

 

 

 

BBC Small Grants Program: Application Deadline

The BBC Small Grant Program offers financial support to individuals, organizations, and other entities in Baltimore City and neighboring counties in support of bicycle-related projects, programs, and events.  Program description, application, and eligibility requirements can be found here.  Applications will be accepted during a ~2-month period beginning January 1 of each calendar year with a closing date of February 28th.

The 2018 Greencastle Great Escape

Will miracles never cease?

For the fourth year in a row – every year we've held the event, actually – we managed to dodge a weather bullet.  But this time, just barely.

Attendance at this year's Greencastle Great Escape was slightly below last year's numbers – a result, no doubt of a very wet and late-arriving Spring.  And the forecast for the weekend was not very promising, either:  a  chance of rain on Friday, and then rain all day on Saturday and Sunday.  Even so, almost everybody who had registered for the event showed up, and we even got a few who had not preregistered.

Read more: The 2018 Greencastle Great Escape

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