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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

BBC Biker In Peru - May 2018

 

In May 2018 I went to Peru and on 4 days of my trip I biked in the Sacred Valley region between Cusco and Aguas Callientes, the gateway city to Machu Picchu.  I used a mountain bike provided by Aspiring Adventures, the tour operator.  Younger people on our trip headed to the off road tracks.  But as a road biker, I preferred to remain on the asphalt for the 10 + mile descents that we rode each day. High in the Andes, the scenery was majestic.

Read more: BBC biker in Peru - May 2018

That Dam TT

 

That Dam TT is the only road race in Baltimore County. The race is a challenging time trial around the Prettyboy Reservoir watershed. All proceeds from the race are donated to non-organizations providing support to those living with Multiple Sclerosis and those searching for a cure for the disease.

That Dam TT is the MABRA senior championship TT race. All senior races are scored as MABRA category 1.5 races in the road cup. All other races are scored as MABRA category 1.0 races in the road cup. The race is also a part of the Mid-Atlantic Time Trial Series (MATTS).

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50th Anniversary Celebration Re-Cap and Thanks!

 

Our 50th Anniversary Ride and Celebration held on June 2nd was a big success and attended by many!

Boy oh boy, were we lucky with the weather?!  Just as WBAL had forecasted, rain didn’t come until later in the afternoon.  It was heart-warming to see so many riders show up on such an iffy-weather day and to see so many sporting old club jerseys.  We counted over 110 riders!

Read more: 50th Anniversary Celebration Re-Cap

BBC Booth at Towsontown Spring Festival

 

Many thanks to our team of BBC members who volunteered to spend part of their weekend at the BBC booth at the Towsontown Spring Festival on May 5 and 6.  Their objective was to publicize our club's  activities to the 200,000 visitors at this annual event.  We hope to have new members who will join our club as a result of the efforts of: Jayme Abrams, Nikki Austin, Bob Carson, John Eckard, Marge Ewertz, Steve Feldman, Gary Flax, Esther Frey, Eric Frey, Jeff Huesman, Amy Hurtoom, Howie Kline, Kim Kodenski, Jim Mayhew, Mary Ellen Mclewee, Rick Todd, Bill Wiesand, and Gene Young.   

BBC Small Grants Program will begin accepting applications beginning Jan. 1, 2018. 

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