BBC Membership Benefits

Membership in the Baltimore Bicycling Club (BBC) is an expression of support for bicycling in the Greater Baltimore region.  As a BBC member, you can meet others who enjoy cycling, make new friends, and learn to be a better bicycle rider.  Our club invites cyclists of all backgrounds and experience, from beginner to experienced, and long-distance cyclists.  Members have access to special features posted to our website and to our Ride with GPS (RwGPS) club account (explained below).

Our club supports the bicycling community and advocates for bicycle-friendly legislation that focuses on bike safety and expanding our State’s network of cyclist friendly roads.  We support travel by bike as a genuine option for more people.

We invite you to join our volunteer-led organization and meet others who share a passion for the sport of cycling and social events.

Membership types:

The Baltimore Bicycling Club is open to any interested individual, 18 years of age and older. There are two classes of dues: individual (at $30/year), and family (at $45/year) with discounts for multiple years membership. Persons under 18 years old belong through a family membership and must be accompanied on all rides by a responsible adult. 

Benefits include:

  • Ride with GPS PREMIUM account—Free access to the Club’s “Ride with GPS” PREMIUM account (a personal account would cost around $80/year). You can create and save routes, and enjoy all the premium features of RwGPS. 
  • Free Club Events—Such as the spring Season Opener rides, the Summer Picnic rides, End of Year Celebration, and all Club-led group rides throughout the year.
  • Club Discounted Events—Chestertown weekendGreencastle Great Escape weekend, our unique Civil War Century, and the Washington County Get-a-Way (near Hagerstown).
  • Learning Opportunities—Instructional Cycling Series for Anyone over 16 years of age interested in learning the basic skills of cycling or improving their group cycling.
  • Forum Participation—A place where you can read and post messages in a wide range of cycling and club related topics.  Only members can post messages.
  • Insurance Coverage—For BBC sponsored a member you are insured by the club for various unforeseen circumstances.
  • BBC Cue Sheet Library—You need to be logged in for access to this comprehensive route library.
  • Membership Roster—Contact information of participating members. You must be logged in for access to this list.
  • Bike Case—Free use of bike cases for cycling related travel.
  • "Organizational" License Plates—BBC-specific Maryland Plates for your car.
  • More Benefits—Such as “Next 2-Days Rides” email, discount on club apparel and cycling kits.  Also, you will have the opportunity of becoming a ride leader, creating new routes using your free access to “RwGPS,” and volunteering for several service-oriented and leadership positions.