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BBC Celebration


This year 129 BBC members came to the Awards/Election Annual Membership Meeting.  This event honors our dedicated volunteers who make the BBC the great club it is.  As always we had the opportunity to socialize and talk to members whom we hadn't seen for awhile. The ambiance of a cozy fire in a rustic ski lodge, combined with a delicious dinner catered by Bear Bros, added a festive touch to the evening.  The bicycle centerpieces, handmade by Jayne Parks Ridgely, dressed up the tables.

The Club recognized our outgoing 2014 Board Members, Event Leaders, and Ride Coordinators.  The BBC elected our new Executive Board Members, and President Ed Cahill then introduced them.  The event brochure lists the evening's highlights and 2014 Civil War Century volunteers were commended for their efforts.

President Ed Cahill announced the 2014 Award Recipients: Hall of Fame - Bud Lippert; Wayne Rogers Award - Becky Smith; and Barb Park Award - Renee Rees.  A delicious dessert capped off the meal, and people enjoyed the evening, as seen in photos from the event.  We hope to see you at our early spring Social on March 21 and the BBC's Awards/Election Dinner on Nov 21.



Baltimore Youth Cycling Community Party

Come together as a community for our kids, our sport, and our region. The Baltimore Youth Cycling Community Party will be held January 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm at the De Kleine Duivel in Hampden. Read the BYC Brochure for details and come help us develop our area's youngest competitive and recreational riders .  


Evolution of the Instructional Ride Series

During the November 15, 2014 BBC End of Season Celebration and Awards Dinner, Gary Brandon shared how the instructional ride series has evolved over the past thirty years. Pictured are BBC members Gordon Peltz (left) and Howard Kaplon (right), leaders of the ride series since 1985. Learn more about the series by reading Gary's speech. Photos taken by John Isaacs.


CRABS Potluck on January 10, 2015

Join the Couples Riding a Bicycle Simultaneously (CRABS) for a potluck, new members introduction, and planning event at 4:30 on Saturday, January 10 at Jen and Stan Sunderwirth's house at 2821 Westchester Ave, Ellicott City.

All those owning tandems (or shopping for one) are welcome to join us. Please bring a dish to share with other tandem enthusiasts, some friends who may be considering a tandem from Santa this December, and great stories / videos about past tandem adventures.

Enjoy the holidays and see you on January 10. For directions, contact Jenny Sunderwirth at RSVP to Peggy Dymond  410-272-9139 or



2014 BBC Ride Leaders

Steve Zeldin created this word cloud to illustrate ride leaders and their counts of rides led in 2014. Leader name size is based on the number of rides, and some names are duplicated to fill in the design.



Dundalk Bicycle Loop Open House Meeting

Baltimore County will be conducting an Open House Meeting at North Point Library on Wednesday, November 12 from 7pm to 8:30. The meeting will allow participants to learn and provide feedback related to striping bike lanes on Dundalk Avenue and other improvements for development of a Dundalk Bicycle Loop. Learn more at the Baltimore County Bike Project website.


Spain and Portugal Tour

BBC member Stuart Bonning recently traveled with a few fellow cyclists from around North America on a self-contained bike trip across Spain and Portugal. Pictured above is Stuart's view from his bike while leaving Toledo. Find out more about the trip in Stuart's report.