BBC's 37th ANNUAL INSTRUCTIONAL CYCLING SERIES

 

Due to the uncertain conditions this year caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, everything that follows is tentative and subject to change.  Please check back at this BBC website for any changes and updates.

 

The BALTIMORE BICYCLING CLUB'S very popular Instructional Cycling Series will begin with a virtual orientation to be held via Zoom on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.  Pre-registration is required in order to receive the Zoom invitation. Please use the following link to pre-register for the orientation session:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHnyQglEmTmU-u5p_0HKveiSupxT7H1CYh--6OTM34yeIVQw/viewform
The information you provide will be used to communicate the Zoom link and any last-minute changes, instructions, etc.

This series is offered to anyone over 16 years of age interested in learning the basic skills of cycling, including doing minor road repairs and improving as a rider.  For new riders, we can help you find your best riding level and develop so you can ride on the BBC casual rides by the end of the series.  Experienced riders can meet other BBC members and learn about group riding.  The cycling series will cover both road and recreational trail riding.  And we do have something for faster riders, athletes and charity riders wanting to work on their gearing, cycling techniques and road skills.  We will be maintaining an email list and will use this list to communicate any last-minute instructions.

Before the rides, all participants will have their temperature taken.  Anyone with a temperature of 100.3 or higher will not be allowed to come on the ride.  Also, at the beginning of each ride as well as during any group rest breaks all participants must wear a mask properly covering their mouth and nose and practice physical distancing.  We will be breaking into small groups for the actual rides.

ORIENTATION– Sunday, May 16, 2021 – Zoom Virtual Session at 10:30 a.m.  During the orientation, we will discuss cycling skills and techniques, bicycles, equipment and clothing and answer any questions about the program.  We will watch a short, informative video on cycling safety and bike handling.

RIDE SCHEDULE– (Note that all rides start at 10:00 a.m., not 10:30)

Sunday, May 23    B&A Trail/BWI Loop from Marley Station Mall.  

NOVICES RIDE! Before this ride, we will demonstrate cycling skills which we will practice on the large parking lot. More experienced riders may join us, but should realize our emphasis will be on helping the newcomers.

 

Sunday, June 6    First Road Ride from Greenspring Station

 

Sunday, June 13  Second Road Ride from Greenspring Station

 

Sunday, June 20  Third Road Ride from Manor Center in Jacksonville

 

Sunday, June 27  Fourth Road Ride from Manor Center in Jacksonville

 

QUESTIONS– 

What kind of bike will I need?  Begin with any bike in reasonably sound condition.  Do not buy a new bike yet; we can help you decide what style and size of bike is right for you.

What is the cost of the instructional orientation and cycling series?  The entire program is FREE. It is open to both club and non-club riders.  BBC membership is not required.  Bring a friend!

Where do I get more information?For additional information or to get on our email list, contact:

Adriana Pukalski at adrianapukalski@gmail.com or 443 799-4846   

Gordon Peltz at peltzlaw@aol.com or 410 823-0037

Gary Brandon at Rideleader13@gmail.com  or 717 235-3893

Howard Kaplon at hkaplon@towson.edu or 410 484-6955