ABC and COVID-19 update 03/23/2020

Greetings fellow cyclists,

Unfortunately, our ABC rides are postponed as of 03/23/2020. We are definitely looking forward to getting back to our favorite ABC events as soon as we can. In the meantime, let’s keep each other pumped up and motivated for the season for when it really gets underway.

We are looking into posting on-line group rides for ABC members using Zwift or Rouvy. Many of us use these training websites as individuals and they are a good time. I'm looking forward to training alongside my fellow ABCers. A little friendly internet competition will be good for the spirit and legs. Please let us know if you have fun suggestions about riding together on-line and how it can work for our range of members. Bob W, Rob W, and Chris H's expertise comes to mind.

For those who put rubber on pavement, ABC will be with you in spirit. If you have a partner riding near you, keep an appropriate distance and follow the rules and guidelines that apply to cyclists. Keep sharing our cycling expertise, good cheer, and 'nutrition' recommendations on our Facebook page and the ABC website bulletin board. Fun pictures of our members and events are especially welcome.

Check back on the home page and Facebook from time to time. You might see some on-line invitations before long. And of course, monthly TTGTs will resume as well and keep an eye on your inbox for the next Tailwind Express newsletter.

Thank you and keep cranking, John C. Tyrrell, President, Annapolis Bicycle Club

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Welcome to Annapolis Bicycle Club

"Join the Ride"

Who We Are

The Annapolis Bicycle Club, founded in 1993, is a not-for-profit growth oriented membership organization dedicated to the interests of recreational cycling enthusiasts. Our interests are recreation, exercise, safety and camaraderie. We don't pollute or block traffic and we encourage cyclists to adhere to traffic laws.

We have two activities. We ride bicycles and we have fun all 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 cyclist who just maxxed out the credit card buying a titanium frame with a Campy Record gruppo to anybody who has a bike in good condition and a body that would like to get there.

Here's the kinds of rides we offer:

  • Regularly scheduled rides around the Annapolis area on certain weekdays (even in the winter) and on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. They include roads and trails.
  • Sunday touring 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.

For rides and tours away from the Annapolis area, such as the Seagull Century on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Bike Florida, and Bike Virginia, members often carpool to reduce costs and increase enjoyment of these activities. 

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

Contact Joe Urban if you would like to suggest a ride or lead a ride.

Our Social Events

ABC members socialize during and after rides and at our monthly Third Thursday Get Together for current, new, and past members, and their guests. TTGT takes place at different Annapolis area restaurants at 6pm and is great time. Bring a sense of humor, an appetite, and a few good stories to share.

We have our annual winter holiday 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. 

Communications

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 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.

Contacts   

at abc@annapolisbicycleclub.org and all details for members are located in the members only area of the website.

President  John C. Tyrrell*

abc_pres@annapolisbicycleclub.org


Vice President & Safety Andrew Beron*

abcvp@annapolisbicycleclub.org


Treasurer Kathy Matthews

treasurer@annapolisbicycleclub.org


Ride Coordinator Joe Urban*


Tailwind Express Editors Sandi Delcore

editor@annapolisbicycleclub.org    Rob Weintraub*


Webmasters Jim Black*

Leon Bloom

Social Media Matt Schuster

socialmedia@annapolisbicycleclub.org


Third Thursday Get Together Linda "LJ" Reiter

Special Events Linda Jones

LL100 Coordinator John Kessler

*Ride Leaders

Len Jones
Tina McDermott - Wednesday Loop
Jim Van Horn
John Richardson - Tuesday/Thursday
Jim Minor
Richard Strafella
Mark Jones
Khalil Kodsi
You !

Additional Membership Benefits

  • Members on ABC rides are covered by a liability insurance policy. Officers & Directors are covered by a liability policy.
  • Convenient sign-up and renewal via the web page.
  • Access to the bulletin board. Everyone can view bulletins and members can post them.
  • 10% discount at Bike Doctor of Annapolis.
  • All members of ABC are automatically members of BikeAAA advocacy organization.
  • ABC custom jerseys by VOmax.

We Welcome New Members!

Best regards,

John C. Tyrrell, President ABC


Annapolis Bicycle Club 
P.O. Box 224 
Annapolis, MD 21404



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Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis 
& Anne Arundel County 
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