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Club Membership in Ride with GPS

The BBC Executive Board is pleased to announce that it has recently decided to provide a new benefit to the Club’s membership by purchasing a club subscription to “Ride with GPS” (RwGPS), a route mapping internet site. This is not a replacement to the current club's cue library, but rather an added benefit.

Many of you have probably been directed to this site as some of our ride leaders have been posting such links on club ride announcements. By subscribing as a Club to this innovative technology, we gain a place to store as many routes as ride leaders wish to create and have all routes viewable and easily found on our club account.


New BBC Cycling Kits/Jersey Sale


The BBC Executive Board is pleased to announce the arrival of the newly designed 50th Anniversary cycling kits.

As an added benefit to BBC members only, the Executive Board has decided in its last meeting to substantially subsidize the kits to offer them below cost at a remarkable price, particularly when comparing their quality to competitive brands. These kits are made of high quality material and cut, designed by Jason Kamps of Woof Cycling, and manufactured by Primal Wear as a "sport cut." Jerseys are with full length zipper. In addition to short-sleeve tops, women's jerseys are also available in a sleeveless version.

The cost to BBC members will be as follows:
(non-members need to join the BBC in order to receive any Club membership benefits)

Complete kit (jersey & short or bib-short): $100

Jersey only: $45

Short or Bib-Short only: $65

The BBC treasurer John Isaacs is stocking these kits and will handle sales.



2016 Kent County Spring Fling

BBC's Kent County Spring Flight (KCSF) was a great success. The weather was beautiful and even the rain predicted for Monday held off. A highlight is that Frank and Kathy Anders who ran KCSF for ten years participated in 2016. See photos of cyclists at the Washington College Campus. We are looking forward to an even better event in 2017. 

Beware of Hogweed!

Tis the season for roadside stops, but be aware of the vegetation alongside the road. The plant pictured here in this photo from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is known as giant hogweed, and it can cause a rash worse than poison ivy. BBC member Lydia Cunningham shares her experiences with it in this article.  If you’ve seen giant hogweed in Maryland, please contact the Plant Protection and Weed Management Section of the Maryland Department of Agriculture at (410) 841-5920 


The Three Glens Ramble, March 2012

 We set a quick pace on the first leg down to Crownsville along the WB&A Rd, Burns Crossing and Generals hwy. The morning traffic was light. After a quick break we turned right along Defense hwy, the rest of the report here. Click on the image to see what really happens on a Ramble. (Other ride leaders or riders: put your ride report or a pointer to it in the Forums and I will grab it and put in on the front page. Its got to have pictures!!!  The Editor) 
 Bob Wagner, March 7, 2012


Cross Country Self-Contained Touring



Last fall BBC members Errol and Berenice Rushovich (pictured) rode their bicycles across the United States on a Southern Tier tour with Adventure Cycling Association. In this photo they are heading out from Fort Davis, Texas on an October morning. This was a self-contained tour in which riders carried their own gear and had no vehicle support. Interested in finding out more? Berenice Rushovich wrote a summary of a typical day on the tour.  




Counting Past 100


According to Greg Conderacci (pictured), BBC members are some of the strongest riders in Maryland. Yet when Conderacci asks these stronger, faster, and younger riders if they'd like to venture out on a ride of more than 100 miles, they will often recoil in horror. Read Counting Past 100 for a convincing testimony that the miles beyond 100 are pretty much the same as the miles on this side of the century. 


Bikeshare Funding: Open for Comment through April 17


Bikesharing is a system in which bicycles are available for shared use between established stations. It provides an affordable option for short distance trips and can help solve the "last mile" problem, connecting public transportation riders to their final destinations. Bikesharing is not a substitute for private bike rental services, but rather it provides an option for short-distance trips.  

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board is seeking comments on approving funding for various Maryland Bikeshare projects. See this Bikeshare flyer for further information and how you can share your thoughts and ideas.   

Spring Ride to North Beach

 Pictured are some of the riders from the April 28th 10 to 12 mph North Beach Ride. The group stopped at Sweet Sue's Bake Shop in North Beach for sandwiches and bakery treats. The cupcakes were delicious and at least one rider savored an eclair to power the return trip. Joan Grindell (not pictured) led the ride on a loop from Southern High School through scenic Anne Arundel County countryside to the quiet waterfront destination at the mid-point. You can tell by the mixed apparel that the arrival of spring was still uncertain.