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Welcome to Annapolis Bicycle Club sm

"Join the Ride"

Who We Are

The Annapolis Bicycle Club, founded in 1993, is a not-for-profit, service marked, growth oriented cycling organization dedicated to advancing cycling skills in endurance, speed, performance, route variety, group dynamics, and the interests of recreational cycling enthusiasts. Our interests include safety, exercise, and camaraderie.

Our members cycle in ABC and other organizations' A, B, C, and D level events, including single and multi-day events ranging from short to hundreds of miles at modest to very fast speeds. We also train and compete on-line on Rouvy and Zwift.

We have two activities. We ride bicycles and we have fun at the same time.

Our Rides

We produce several hundred rides per year during the week and on weekends, all year long. We have rides for the lean and mean A and B level cyclist who just maxxed out the credit card buying a carbon frame with a SRAM Red eTap gruppo through C level cyclists who have a bike in good condition and a body that would like to get and stay there.

Rides we offer and participate in:

  • Aggressive distance and climbing events in Maryland and bordering states produced by ABC and other organizations.
  • Regularly scheduled rides around the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County region on certain weekdays (even in the winter) and on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. They include roads and trails.
  • Sunday rides in the Annapolis area and in nearby scenic areas such as the Eastern Shore, Western Maryland and Virginia. The Cherry Blossom ride in DC is a favorite.
  • Summer weekend rides to places such as Bethany Beach, Gettysburg and the Shenandoah Valley.
  • Our members enter non-ABC races and multi-day events and achieve medals and trophies for their accomplishments.

For rides on Maryland's Eastern Shore, in VA, DC, PA, etc, members  often carpool to reduce costs and increase enjoyment of these activities. 

Check back frequently to the Calendar link on the website for ride announcements.

Contact our Ride Coordinators at "rides AT annapolisbicycleclub.   org" if you would like to suggest a ride or lead a ride. We are seeking more ride leaders and will train you before you lead.

Our Social Events

ABC members socialize during and after rides and at our monthly Third Thursday Get Together cyclist socials for current, new, and past members, and their guests. TTGT takes place at different Annapolis area restaurants at 6pm and is a great time to discuss cycling off of the bike and off the road.

We have our annual dinner and party at very nice venues and a summer/autumn picnic for the whole family. ABC subsidizes the costs.

ABC members plan and operate the rest stops at the LifeLine100 annual event. 


All members have access to the website and receive our newsletter, Tailwind Express, which details all activities and rides plus features information on bicycle advocacy and news on club activities. 

Members also have a smart phone app for rides, directory, information. 

We have  members-only club on Strava to see how and what we are doing.

Members receive weekly emails about rides and other topics of interest.

Most important - members have access to other members for information and tips on rides and best routes in the Annapolis area.  Many of our riders have been riding for years and years and possess a wealth of information they are happy to share with you. Member contact information is in the members only area on the website.


General emails to   abc AT annapolisbicycleclub.   org and all details for members are located in the members only area of the website.

President  John Tyrrell

abc_pres AT annapolisbicycleclub.  org

Vice President Ryan Geisel

abcvp AT annapolisbicycleclub. org

Treasurer Steve Sharkey

Treasurer AT annapolisbicycleclub. org

At-Large Members of the Board Len Jones

Jim Black

Chris Higgins

Ed Marx

Safety Manager Paul Garza

Ride Coordinators post your ride requests:

   13-14 MPH Rides                              **NEW** Open

    Local Weekly Rides                           RJ Marquette

    Local Weekly Rides                           Joe Urban

    Local Weekly Rides                           Paul G

   Out of Area Adventure Rides            Chris Higgins

rides AT goes to all of them

Tailwind Express Editor

editor AT          Ed Marx

Webmasters                   Jim Black & Leon Bloom

Social Media                                   Matt Schuster

socialmedia AT

Third Thursday Get Together Linda "LJ" Reiter

Picnic **OPEN**

Lifeline 100 Rest Stop Coordinator Jim Miner

Race Across America (RAAM) John C. Tyrrell

Ride Leaders

Len Jones - 15-16

Tina McDermott - 14-15

Chris Farrell - 16

Jim Black - 14-15

Chris Higgins - 16-18

RJ Marquette - 15-16 & SoCo Ride

Jim Miner - 14-15

John C. Tyrrell - 17-19

Eric Veit - 17-20

Paul G - 18-22

Ryan Geisel 16-20

Jenn Meyers - 17-18

and possibly you - Please ask how!

Additional Membership Benefits

  • Members on ABC rides are covered by liability and injury insurance. Officers & Directors are covered by a liability policy.
  • Convenient sign-up and renewal via the web page and smart phone app
  • Access to the bulletin board. Everyone can view bulletins and members can post them
  • 10% discount at Bike Doctor of Annapolis & Crofton
  • Exclusive Strava Club for messaging and stats
  • All members of ABC are automatically members of BikeAAA advocacy organization
  • ABC custom jerseys, made in USA
  • ABC polo shirts
  • ABC smartphone app from Wild Apricot
  • Membership in League of American Bicyclists

We Welcome New Members!

Join the Ride!

John C. Tyrrell, President ABC

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Affiliations and Memberships

Annapolis Bicycle Club is an affiliated club of the Major Taylor Association

ABC looks forward to building on this new relationship.

Annapolis Bicycle Club supports BikeAAA

Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County   


All cyclists in ABC are members of BikeAAA and are encouraged to support the goals of the organization and volunteer at the annual LifeLine100 cycling event. ABC is an inaugural founder of LL100 and staffs the rest stops.


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