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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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