Come out and celebrate our Club's 50th Anniversary!  On June 2nd, the BBC will host rides at St. John's Church, 3738 Butler Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136.   Rides for all paces will be available. (Details for each ride will be posted on the schedule.)  All rides go through beautiful horse country in Baltimore and Carroll Counties which means some hills.   The rides will finish near the same time.  After the rides  we will enjoy a lunch BBQ  feast featuring brisket, pulled pork and smoked salmon followed by delicious desserts.  Don’t miss this special celebration!

Please RSVP to 50years@baltobikeclub.orgno later than Thursday May 31 by 5pm.   It takes 19 hours to smoke a whole brisket. NO RSVP = NO FOOD

The cost for BBQ  lunch:

Members: FREE!

Non Members: $15

Remember, your non-member guests (spouse, child, friend, etc.) are welcome to come but must pay the $15 cost for lunch.  But, for a nominal amount, they can become a member (individual or family) and come to the picnic, the banquet, the spring social, and enjoy all the benefits of being a member!

Please remember to RSVP.  Thanks, and see you at the ride.

50years@baltobikeclub.org

RAIN DATE:  Saturday, June 16, same time & place.

BBC 2016 SPRING SOCIAL

ALL MEMBERS WELCOME*

Join us for a delicious dinner of:

Salad

Pizza

Beverages and Desserts

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When:  

Saturday, March 12, 2016.  7:00 pm -10:00 pm

Where:

Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company
11210 York Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030

RSVP by March 7.

Gloria Epstein at carlglo@verizon.net or 410-665-3012

Directions to Venue:

I-695 to York Road.  Go north on York Road towards Cockeysville.
Cross through the light at Ashland.  Look for a small sign on the left for the Cockeysville VFC. 
Turn left.     This turn off from York Road is between the Veterinarian Hospital and the John Deere dealership.    

We’re looking forward to seeing you!!

* Non-member fee:   $10.00 (or join the BBC that evening and attend for free)

AWARDS DINNER SAT NOV 17, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

LOCATION: OREGON RIDGE LODGE (Ride Start ORR)

COME TO THE AWARDS DINNER FOR A GREAT NIGHT OF FUN AND COMRADERIE.  FREE FOR BBC MEMBERS.

 

Our club's Nov 17th Awards Dinner will celebrate the BBC's 50th Anniversary.  Don't miss this Historic Event.  This festive evening provides an opportunity to recognize our many wonderful BBC volunteers, talk to people you haven’t   seen for awhile, discuss the past Year’s rides and activities, and make plans for 2019.  The spacious Oregon Ridge Ski Lodge (remember when this was a ski area) has high ceilings, an inviting atmosphere, and a large fireplace with a real fire.  Bear Bros Catering will prepare an enhanced buffet, including items such as fresh grilled salmon and fresh roasted turkey breasts; along with a nice selection of complimentary beer and wine.  The caterer's 1 day liquor license also allows you to bring your own choice alcoholic beverage(s).

The Awards Dinner is free for BBC members.  An individual one year membership is only $20 and allows one person to come free.  A Family one year membership (two adults and their children living in the same household) is only $30 and allows the parents and their children to come free.  Non members may come as Guests for $30 pp ($15 pp for children 12 and under).  Make the check for guest(s) payable to “The Baltimore Bicycling Club” and mail to : Jeffrey H. Marks, 3736 Clarinth Road, Baltimore, Md. 21215.

Before you register for the Awards Dinner as a member, Jeffrey would appreciate if you would verify that your BBC Membership is active.  To check, log in to the BBC website at www.baltobikeclub.org and click on “Account Maintenance in the “Member Menu”.  If the website doesn’t show you as a member, or your membership will expire before November 30th, (the website will  send you 2 or 3 renewal notices prior to expiration provided you haven’t changed your email), you should renew ASAP.  Mouse over “Membership Renewals” in the top banner menu and click the membership type that you want, keeping in mind  that a “Family Membership” allows the entire family living in the same household to come free.  Then you may renew/join either electronically or by printing and mailing in the membership application.  In the unlikely event that there’s a renewal discrepancy  between your records and the BBC website, e-mail membership@baltobikeclub.org explaining the discrepancy.

When you register for the Awards Dinner with Jeffrey, please indicate if your membership is current, if you renewed in the last 30 days, or if you are clearing up a membership discrepancy.  The best way to register is via email at jeffreym715@yahoo.com.  Jeffrey will then  email you back a confirmation.  Or, if you need to call, Jeffrey’s number is 410-358-1321. When registering,  list your name as it appears on the BBC Roster.  Since the club needs to let the caterer know how many people are coming, and to let Oregon Ridge know how many tables we need;  please register by Wed, Nov 7 - early registration appreciated.  If you need to cancel, please let Jeffrey know by Nov 9, so the caterer doesn't charge us for "no shows..  I’m looking forward to seeing you at this fun Event.

 

The Fourth Annual

GREENCASTLE GREAT ESCAPE

June 8 - 10, 2018

Come to Greencastle, Pennsylvania the weekend of June 8 - 10 for one, two or three days of cycling in the breathtakingly beautiful Cumberland Valley.  Here you will find a cyclist's paradise with a network of well-maintained, low-traffic roads laid down on a gently rolling landscape of farms, villages and small towns, framed by soft blue mountain backdrops in almost any direction you look.

There are rides for every level of ability and ambition.  Participants can choose from a selection of more than 20 rides, ranging in length from a short 30-mile jog to Mercersburg to a phenomonally scenic century into the heart of Pennsylvania's Appalachian ridge and valley region.  Most of the rides, including the century, can be characterized as gently rolling to rolling, with an occasional hill.

All rides start and end in the north (last) parking lot of Antrim Township Community Park on Grant Shook Road.  The park has water and restrooms.  Start times are 9:30 a.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Rides are leaderless and without SAG support, and participants must sign liability waivers at the start of each ride, just as they would if they were going on a normal BBC weekend ride.

Two evening social functions are planned:  an informal gathering on Friday evening at Brother's Pizza

(next to the Comfort Inn) and a Saturday evening dinner at The John Allison Public House, which has reasonably-priced entrees and a great selection of craft beers on tap.

Lodging is left up to the participants.  The Comfort Inn across from I-81 Exit 3 is recommended.  Each room has a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, television and free Wi-Fi, and a complimentary breakfast is included.  Rates range upward from about $90 per night, depending on when and through which agency you book your room.  The Super 8 on PA 16 just east of Exit 5 offers the same amenities, including a free breakfast, but has smaller rooms and lower rates ($60 to $70 per night).  Finally, for completeness I should mention the Castle Motel (NOT the Castle Green Motel) on US 11 just north of town, which offers a CLEAN room with all the amenities offered by the other two motels, minus the free breakfast, for under $30 per night.  Unfortunately, the Castle Motel has only eight units and is almost always booked up.  There are also plenty of motels just off of I-81 in Hagerstown and Chambersburg, as well as a couple of bed-and-breakfasts in Greencastle.

For more information, contact Phil Manger at phil.manger@gmail.com or 717-643-1575.

Registration Form

Corn Roast

Join  us  for  a  fabulous  day  of  riding,  socializing  and  eating  at  the  46th  Annual  Union  Mills  Homestead  Corn  Roast  Festival  on  Saturday,  August  6, 2016.  This  exciting  community  event  includes  live music  and  vendors,  tours  of  the  historic  Homestead,  grist  mill  and blacksmith  shop.  You  can  even  purchase  stoneground  flours  from  the  Mill.

BBC rides begin at the Homestead and end in time to enjoy all of the activities.

See the ride schedule for details.