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2015 Tour du Port

On September 27th, join Bike Maryland for Tour du Port!; a ride that celebrates all types of cycling for families, mountain bikers, and road cyclists. The after-ride party at Canton Waterfront Park will feature food trucks and New Belgium beverages.  Choose from 4 different routes to suit your riding style and return to Canton for after ride festivities!  Tour du Port supports Bike Maryland’s year-round bicycle advocacy work to promote safe and fun cycling conditions for everyone.  Register online at www.tourduport.org 
 

BBC Spring Social

    

Despite an exceptionally frigid winter, BBC riders are optimistic about upcoming spring and summer cycling events. On March 21, BBC members gathered at the Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company to socialize and plan for this year's adventures. Read a summary of the Spring Social to learn more.   

 

 

Spring Break Out

Need some motivation to get out on the road again? Check out Bob Wagner's ride report from his recent ramble out to Mt. Airy. According to Bob, "I think all of us on this ride were happy to get out of the house and stretch out on a long ride in the country and this fit the bill. " Are you ready to launch your own spring break out? Dust off your bike and check out the BBC ride schedule.

 

2015 Larry's Ride

Tour the picturesque rolling hills of rural Baltimore County with Larry’s Ride on August 30th from Camp Milldale near Reisterstown. A variety of routes offers a great cycling experience for novice road riders and those looking for a challenge.  This ride is held in memory of Larry Bensky, a cyclist and father of two who was struck and killed while riding in 2010.  All proceeds from Larry’s Ride support Bike Maryland’s year-round bicycle advocacy work to promote safe and fun riding conditions for everyone.  Register online at www.larrysride.com  

 

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.

 

 

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.  

 

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.