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 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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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.

The 2021 Awards Banquet program lists our annual activities and our important volunteers. It also identifies all of the recipients of our special awards listed here with the 2021 award recipients:

The Wayne Rogers award is presented to: Eugene Bayer!

Gene has led the most rides in a given year in BBC history; in 2020 Gene led 91 rides and in 2021 he led 96 rides

The Barbara Park award is presented to: Lydia Cunningham! Last season Lydia stepped up and led the Thursday rides for most of the season, missing only a few weeks. These rides started in the Elkridge area and were a staple for the Thursday night selection.

The Hall of Fame award is presented to: Bob Roswell! Bob has made a great many contributions to the BBC over many years. System Source hosts the BBC website, and several board meetings have been held at System Source. 

Many thanks to all of our valuable volunteers.

Note: The Awards Banquet Program can be viewed on the BBC website on the Member Menu/Member Recognition page.

Patrick Lapensee, President of the Baltimore Bicycling Club

 

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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Chestertown Weekend May 27-30, 2022

Join us for Baltimore Bicycling Club’s Memorial Day weekend event

Enjoy riding along flat to rolling terrain on the scenic roads of Kent County Maryland with beautiful waterfront views.

- Rides for all levels and abilities from 10 to 100 miles
o   3 - 4 rides everyday with ride leaders
o   And over 20 other rides to choose from without ride leaders
o   Routes will be available on Ride with GPS, and PDF cue sheets
- Includes lodging and excellent cuisine at Washington College. All meals provided from Friday dinner to Monday brunch (except for Saturday lunch)
- 3-day option available
- Discounts available if register early
- Plenty of fun for non-riders too!

Registration: baltimorebicyclingclub.enmotive.com/events/register/38th-chestertown-weekend-2022

CLICK ON THE VIRTUAL FLYER FOR EVENT DETAILS AND IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Special Events:
  • Evenings: Ice Cream social; Cordials and Dessert at the Boat House; enjoy music on the waterfront; enjoy the fire pit with s’mores and reminisce about the day
  • Special meals: bar-b-que picnic on Sunday; gourmet brunch on Monday
  • Chestertown Tea Party Festival: a 10-minute walk from the college