Greencastle Great Escape Weekend

June 10-12, 2022

The Eighth Annual Greencastle Great Escape Weekend was held in early June.  As usual about 25 people pre-registered and most of them drove out to Franklin County, PA to bike on Friday.  Some riders were fortunate to observe a newly born buffalo calf take its first faltering steps toward its mom and have its first meal. 

But Mother Nature didn’t smile on us this year for the rest of the weekend.  With rain in the forecast and then actually falling from the skies on Saturday morning, only 8 hardy riders pedaled out from Antrim Township Community Park in the afternoon for a 37 mile ride.  On Sunday a group of 8 cyclists enjoyed biking in the gently rolling landscape of the Cumberland Valley. 

Thanks to Phil Manger for organizing this event for our club.

July 2022 BBC Picnic

 

In mid-July about 150 bicyclists gathered at Taneytown Memorial Park for our club’s annual bike ride and picnic.  Participants could choose between four routes with lengths of 27, 36, 48, or 60 miles.  Some of us got caught in a brief rain shower but we were almost dried out before arriving back at the park.  This picnic was our first single day event of 2022 and it was a wonderful opportunity for many of us to see friends who ride in different categories.

Thanks to Bill Blankenship who coordinated the event again this year, with assistance from Kate Farber and Mary Ryan.

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.

Read more: 2021 Volunteer Recognition

BBC 2022 SUMMER PICNIC

At Taneytown Memorial Park
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2022 – Rain or Shine
 
Registration required by July 16th
Details in the flyer: BBC SUMMER PICNIC
Schedule of rides is on the Club Calendar.
Questions: email Bill Blankenship at BillBlank21209@comcast.net
 
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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.

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