BBC's 38th ANNUAL INSTRUCTIONAL CYCLING SERIES

 

The BALTIMORE BICYCLING CLUB'S very popular Instructional Cycling Series will begin with an orientation to be held on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Towson University in Room 121 of the 7800 York Road Building.  Directions are provided below.

This free series is offered to anyone over 16 years of age interested in learning the basic skills of cycling, including doing minor road repairs and improving as a rider.  We can help you find your best riding level and develop so you can ride on the BBC casual rides by the end of the series.  Experienced riders can meet other BBC members and learn about group riding.  The cycling series will cover both road and recreational trail riding.  And we do have something for faster riders.  Athletes and charity riders wanting to work on their gearing, cycling techniques and road skills are welcome.

At the orientation, we will demonstrate cycling skills and techniques, discuss bicycles, equipment and clothing, and answer any questions about the program.  We will watch a short, informative video on cycling safety and bike handling.  The orientation is indoors and will be held RAIN OR SHINE.  There will be no ride and you cannot bring a bike into the building. We will teach you how to do a bike check before the start of the first few rides.

ORIENTATION – Sunday, May 1, 2022 – At Towson University at 10:30 a.m.

Click here for registration to the Orientation.

DIRECTIONS – From the Baltimore Beltway (I 695) take Exit 25 – Charles Street. Go South on Charles Street for about 2.1 miles (get in left turn lane).  Make a LEFT onto Towsontown Blvd.  Go straight for just over one mile, passing three traffic lights. After the lights at Osler Drive and University Avenue, get into the right lane and immediately before the next light, turn RIGHT (in the right yield lane) onto Burke Avenue.  Go about 0.2 miles and turn RIGHT (a right yield lane) onto York Road.  Go about one-half mile and make a RIGHT onto Cross Campus Drive.  Make the first RIGHT into the Glen Garage (large sign on your right, you can’t miss it).  You will be on the third floor. Drive down to the first level and park anywhere except handicapped or reserved at all times spaces. Coming out of the garage from the ground floor, the 7800 York Road Building is ahead on the right.  Go in the first door facing the new science building.  Room 121 is the first room on the left after the lobby.

DIRECTIONS Coming from the South on York Road, make a LEFT onto Cross Campus Drive (street sign on the left side of the street) and make right into the Glen Garage.

RIDE SCHEDULE/START LOCATIONS All rides start at 10:00 a.m.  (Arrive by 9:45)

Sunday, May 15

NCR Trail, Paper Mill Rd Entrance

Sunday, May 22

B&A Trail/BWI Loop from Marley Station Mall

Sunday, May 29

NO RIDE – Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday, June 5

Greenspring Station

Sunday, June 12

Greenspring Station

Sunday, June 19

Jacksonville – (Father’s Day Ride)

Sunday, June 26

Jacksonville

Sunday, July 3

Graduation and Alumni Ride to North Point State Park & Fort Howard

QUESTION– What kind of bike will I need?  Begin with any bike in reasonably sound condition.  Do not buy a new bike yet; we can help you decide what style and size of bike is right for you.

QUESTION– What is the cost of the instructional orientation and cycling series?  The entire program is FREE.  It is open to both club and non-club riders.  BBC membership is not required. Bring a friend!

FOR MORE INFORMATION– For additional information or to get on our email list, contact:

Gordon Peltz at pelltzlaw@aol.comor 410 823-0037           Adriana Pukalski at adrianapukalski@gmail.comor 443-799-4846

Howard Kaplon at hkaplon@towson.eduor 410 484-6955    Gary Brandon at Rideleader13@gmail.com  or 717 235-3893