Upcoming events

    • 06/08/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 11/23/2021
    • (EST)
    • 25 sessions
    • Crownsville Corridor Park

    9:00 AM start at Generals Highway Corridor Park, on Crownsville Road, right across from the Renaissance Festival.   Please be ready to ride 5 minutes before start time.

    There will typically be three different pace groups (ranging between 13-17+ mph), depending on who shows up.  There are four different routes ranging between 22 and 30 miles.

    There is an e-mail list that is used for these rides, maintained by Jim Miner  jnlminer1@gmail.com    Typically a ride announcement is sent out the night before, allowing riders to respond positively that they are coming.  In good weather, this isn’t critical but when the weather is iffy, this allows last minute changes.  Let Jim know you would like to be added to the list or in good weather, just show up.


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    • 06/10/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 11/18/2021
    • (EST)
    • 24 sessions
    • Crownsville Corridor Park

    9:00 AM start at Generals Highway Corridor Park, on Crownsville Road, right across from the Renaissance Festival.   Please be ready to ride 5 minutes before start time.

    There will typically be three different pace groups (ranging between 13-17+ mph), depending on who shows up.  There are four different routes ranging between 22 and 30 miles.

    There is an e-mail list that is used for these rides, maintained by Jim Miner  jnlminer1@gmail.com    Typically a ride announcement is sent out the night before, allowing riders to respond positively that they are coming.  In good weather, this isn’t critical but when the weather is iffy, this allows last minute changes.  Let Jim know you would like to be added to the list or in good weather, just show up.

    Also, download and use the new ABC smartphone app. Instructions are on the News link on the home page.

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  • Register

    This calendar invite is only a notice to ABC members, this is not the registration site for the event. This is an 'Other Sponsored Ride' (OSR). If you are not an ABC member and stumble upon this information, click the link to the official site below. 

    We're back LIVE in-person for TDF 2021 on Saturday, August 7th. Join us at Walkersville Fire Hall for the in-person event OR choose to ride anytime and anywhere you want 'virtually' between August 1st and 14th. It all counts!

    When you become a 'Distanced Rider,' you are a cyclist with a purpose.  ​Physically distant, but together in mission.

    We'll do #whateverittakes to raise money for Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County

    https://www.tourdefrederick.com/

    ABC members rode this event in 2019 - it's a well run, supported ride over rolling terrain in beautiful Frederick County (and adjoining Adams County, PA through Gettysburg battlefield for full century).  ABC members, register here to let other members know if you plan to attend. $75 entry fee supports Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County (additional fund raising optional - not required).  

    6:30 am -100 Mile Ride

    7:00 am - 62 Miles Metric Century Ride

    8:30 am - 31 Mile Club Ride

    10:00 am - 10 Mile Family Ride

    All TDF riders will receive a 2021 special edition t-shirt, an invitation to a pre-ride dinner (with lots of carbs!), access to one of best finish line parties ever and so much more!

    • 08/07/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM (EDT)
    • Davidsonville Park
    Register

    Weekly Saturday 20 - 25 mile no drop 13 - 14 mph ride from Davidsonville Park. Ride pace is anticipated to average 13 - 14 mph over the ride distance, with some sections faster (descents and flatter sections) and some slower (hilly sections). Ride leaders and no drop sweep are Donna Carrington and Lee Schachter. When ride leaders are not available this becomes a meet -up ride.

    Please register if you are planning on joining this ride. 

    Route:  To be determined.  

    • 08/10/2021
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Davidsonville Park
    Register

    ABC south loop Tuesday evening rides.

    Meet at Davidsonville Park (not the Park and Ride) on Patuxent River Road at 5:30 for approximately 25 miles at 15+ MPH average, no drop. The ride will often break into smaller groups at different speeds, 15 to 18 mph.

    Usual loop consists of Patuxent, Harwood, Polling House, Bayard and Sands.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33390933

    No-go if there's rain or other unsafe weather.

    Ride Leaders: Tina McDermott & RJ Marquette. Contact one of the ride leaders you are coming, or if the weather is questionable.

    Tina - 410-570-5170

    RJ - 717-635-0479


    Also, download and use the new ABC smartphone app. Instructions are on the News link on the home page. You can register using the App too.



    • 08/14/2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 115 South Main Street, Galena, MD, 21635
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    This annual supported event is on with 6 routes ranging from 15 miles to a full century.

    This event is put on by members of The Galena Lions Club. The annual ride has 6 well marked routes that travel through the flat to rolling roads of rural Kent County Maryland. Visit the website for examples of the views, the roads, SAG support, rest stops, and GPS mapping of routes.

    Show and go starting at 6:00 am. All long distant riders please start before 9:00 am. All starts before 10:00 am. Last sweep of the routes will be 5:00 pm.

    $30 if you register before August 12th, or pay $45 at the door.

    All rides begin and end at Olivet United Methodist Church Galena, MD

    Also, download and use the new ABC smartphone app. Instructions are on the News link on the home page. You can register using the App too.


    Click Here for Information and Registration

     


    • 08/14/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM (EDT)
    • Davidsonville Park
    Register

    Weekly Saturday 20 - 25 mile no drop 13 - 14 mph ride from Davidsonville Park. Ride pace is anticipated to average 13 - 14 mph over the ride distance, with some sections faster (descents and flatter sections) and some slower (hilly sections). Ride leaders and no drop sweep are Donna Carrington and Lee Schachter. When ride leaders are not available this becomes a meet -up ride.

    Please register if you are planning on joining this ride. 

    Route:  To be determined.  

    • 08/14/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Nantucket Elementary School - 2350 Nantucket Dr., Crofton MD
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    Ride will go about 20 miles at a 14 - 15 mph pace.  No drop.  Ride leader is Paul Doughty

    Route departs Nantucket Elementary School going counterclockwise in a loop that includes St. Stephens, Chesterfield, Crownsville, River, Old Herald Harbor, Baltimore Hill, and Severn Chapel Roads. Lots of shade to keep you cool. Good for those who can't be out the whole morning. Link for RWGPS is below.

    RWGPS ride route is Here

    • 08/17/2021
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Davidsonville Park
    Register

    ABC south loop Tuesday evening rides.

    Meet at Davidsonville Park (not the Park and Ride) on Patuxent River Road at 5:30 for approximately 25 miles at 15+ MPH average, no drop. The ride will often break into smaller groups at different speeds, 15 to 18 mph.

    Usual loop consists of Patuxent, Harwood, Polling House, Bayard and Sands.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33390933

    No-go if there's rain or other unsafe weather.

    Ride Leaders: Tina McDermott & RJ Marquette. Contact one of the ride leaders you are coming, or if the weather is questionable.

    Tina - 410-570-5170

    RJ - 717-635-0479


    Also, download and use the new ABC smartphone app. Instructions are on the News link on the home page. You can register using the App too.



    • 08/21/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM (EDT)
    • Davidsonville Park
    Register

    Weekly Saturday 20 - 25 mile no drop 13 - 14 mph ride from Davidsonville Park. Ride pace is anticipated to average 13 - 14 mph over the ride distance, with some sections faster (descents and flatter sections) and some slower (hilly sections). Ride leaders and no drop sweep are Donna Carrington and Lee Schachter. When ride leaders are not available this becomes a meet -up ride.

    Please register if you are planning on joining this ride. 

    Route:  To be determined.  

    • 08/21/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Nantucket Elementary School - 2350 Nantucket Dr., Crofton MD
    Register

    Ride will go about 20 miles at a 14 - 15 mph pace.  No drop.  Ride leader is Paul Doughty

    Route departs Nantucket Elementary School going counterclockwise in a loop that includes St. Stephens, Chesterfield, Crownsville, River, Old Herald Harbor, Baltimore Hill, and Severn Chapel Roads. Lots of shade to keep you cool. Good for those who can't be out the whole morning. Link for RWGPS is below.

    RWGPS ride route is Here

    • 08/24/2021
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Davidsonville Park
    Register

    ABC south loop Tuesday evening rides.

    Meet at Davidsonville Park (not the Park and Ride) on Patuxent River Road at 5:30 for approximately 25 miles at 15+ MPH average, no drop. The ride will often break into smaller groups at different speeds, 15 to 18 mph.

    Usual loop consists of Patuxent, Harwood, Polling House, Bayard and Sands.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33390933

    No-go if there's rain or other unsafe weather.

    Ride Leaders: Tina McDermott & RJ Marquette. Contact one of the ride leaders you are coming, or if the weather is questionable.

    Tina - 410-570-5170

    RJ - 717-635-0479


    Also, download and use the new ABC smartphone app. Instructions are on the News link on the home page. You can register using the App too.



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    https://www.ironfurnacefifty.org/

    • 08/28/2021
    • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Western Maryland Rail Trail, Big Pool, MD 21711
    Register

    4th Annual ABC Western Maryland Rail Trail Ride

    9:00 AM start at Big Pool, MD: Ride the paved Western Maryland Rail Trail in Washington County, Maryland! The paved trail has been extended several miles since the fun ride last year. The Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) is about 26.8 miles long and parallels the C&O Canal Towpath and Potomac River for its entire length. A paved, flat, linear trail, it is suited to anyone seeking a pleasant, leisurely nature experience, with options for sprinters and hill climbers, long and short distance riders. We had 12 riders in 2019 and 2020.

    This is the ride for every member because you can't get lost, you can ride any speed, and you can ride any distance since its out and back.

    Visit Western Maryland information

    This is the full route but you can ride shorter since its out and back. You can even skip the one hill at mile 35 if you want to stay flat:

    ABC Western MD Rail Trail 49 and this is a slightly alternate route to get off the trail a little ABC alternative


    Carpool meetup leaving at 7:30a

    at the South shore trail parking lot across from Maryland muffler

    1679 Millersville Road, Gambrills, MD 21054.

    Will have a bicycle trailer for 5 bicycles. Others may drive or car pool as well.

    It will be a 90 minute drive to Big Pool State Park to begin our ride. We will stop in Hancock, MD while cycling on the return for a quick lunch outside at Buddy Lou's. Will start by cycling around Fort Frederick State Park and the old stone fort. Will have a little social afterward at the car park so please bring items to share. ABC will provide soda and water.

    email John Tyrrell or call 202-251-7635 M if you are riding and would like to receive updates. 

    Guests are welcome, just bring a signed waiver.

    Click to register if you are going to ride.


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    • 08/28/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM (EDT)
    • Davidsonville Park
    Register

    Weekly Saturday 20 - 25 mile no drop 13 - 14 mph ride from Davidsonville Park. Ride pace is anticipated to average 13 - 14 mph over the ride distance, with some sections faster (descents and flatter sections) and some slower (hilly sections). Ride leaders and no drop sweep are Donna Carrington and Lee Schachter. When ride leaders are not available this becomes a meet -up ride.

    Please register if you are planning on joining this ride. 

    Route:  To be determined.  

    • 08/31/2021
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Davidsonville Park
    Register

    ABC south loop Tuesday evening rides.

    Meet at Davidsonville Park (not the Park and Ride) on Patuxent River Road at 5:30 for approximately 25 miles at 15+ MPH average, no drop. The ride will often break into smaller groups at different speeds, 15 to 18 mph.

    Usual loop consists of Patuxent, Harwood, Polling House, Bayard and Sands.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33390933

    No-go if there's rain or other unsafe weather.

    Ride Leaders: Tina McDermott & RJ Marquette. Contact one of the ride leaders you are coming, or if the weather is questionable.

    Tina - 410-570-5170

    RJ - 717-635-0479


    Also, download and use the new ABC smartphone app. Instructions are on the News link on the home page. You can register using the App too.



    • 09/04/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM (EDT)
    • Davidsonville Park
    Register

    Weekly Saturday 20 - 25 mile no drop 13 - 14 mph ride from Davidsonville Park. Ride pace is anticipated to average 13 - 14 mph over the ride distance, with some sections faster (descents and flatter sections) and some slower (hilly sections). Ride leaders and no drop sweep are Donna Carrington and Lee Schachter. When ride leaders are not available this becomes a meet -up ride.

    Please register if you are planning on joining this ride. 

    Route:  To be determined.  

    • 09/07/2021
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Davidsonville Park
    Register

    ABC south loop Tuesday evening rides.

    Meet at Davidsonville Park (not the Park and Ride) on Patuxent River Road at 5:30 for approximately 25 miles at 15+ MPH average, no drop. The ride will often break into smaller groups at different speeds, 15 to 18 mph.

    Usual loop consists of Patuxent, Harwood, Polling House, Bayard and Sands.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33390933

    No-go if there's rain or other unsafe weather.

    Ride Leaders: Tina McDermott & RJ Marquette. Contact one of the ride leaders you are coming, or if the weather is questionable.

    Tina - 410-570-5170

    RJ - 717-635-0479


    Also, download and use the new ABC smartphone app. Instructions are on the News link on the home page. You can register using the App too.



    • 09/11/2021
    • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thurmont, Maryland near the corner of East Moser Road and Frederick Road
    Register

    The Civil War Century         
    Saturday, 9/11/2021
    Thurmont, Maryland

    This message is only for ABC members !!!

    Details are on the Civil War Century website.

    Registration opens TBD

    Registration limited to 1600 riders - register early to avoid getting shut out of this ride which has always sold out!


    Register and pay with the sponsor at https://www.civilwarcentury.com/ to participate.

    Click here if you are going to ride to let other ABC members know.


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    • 09/11/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Stable Craft Brewing, 375 Madrid Road, Waynesboro, VA
    Register

    This message is for ABC members.

    Register and pay directly with the event organizers.



    Registration for the 2021 Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes is now open!

    For the fifth year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors the Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes as a fundraiser for Boulder Crest Retreat. The date of the ride is September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.

    You can register directly on BikeReg.com. It's as simple as putting Valley Veterans in the search box or go directly to the registration page at https://www.bikereg.com/valley-veterans-ride-for-heroes

    You can also register from our website https://www.valleyvetsride4heroes.com/

    We have three road routes to choose from, including a Metric Century and we have added two gravel ride distances. You can pick whatever distance you want for registration and either increase or lessen the distance once on the course.

    The start/finish is at Stable Craft Brewing, 375 Madrid Road, Waynesboro, VA. Not able to come to the central Shenandoah Valley for the ride this year? You can still register and ride anywhere in the nation as a virtual ride.

    Discounted prices are in effect now. Registration includes a free t-shirt (newly designed) so at $50 for early registration, it is a great deal! Registration fees will increase after July 4th.

    You also have the option of doing individual fundraising or forming a team, to help us reach our goal of $30,000, which we will donate to Boulder Crest Retreat. This year, we have a fundraiser discount where you sign up to ride for $20 if you raise $100 or more.

    See you in September!

     

    Valley Veterans Ride


    • 09/14/2021
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Davidsonville Park
    Register

    ABC south loop Tuesday evening rides.

    Meet at Davidsonville Park (not the Park and Ride) on Patuxent River Road at 5:30 for approximately 25 miles at 15+ MPH average, no drop. The ride will often break into smaller groups at different speeds, 15 to 18 mph.

    Usual loop consists of Patuxent, Harwood, Polling House, Bayard and Sands.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33390933

    No-go if there's rain or other unsafe weather.

    Ride Leaders: Tina McDermott & RJ Marquette. Contact one of the ride leaders you are coming, or if the weather is questionable.

    Tina - 410-570-5170

    RJ - 717-635-0479


    Also, download and use the new ABC smartphone app. Instructions are on the News link on the home page. You can register using the App too.



    • 09/18/2021
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Legislative Mall, 411 Legislative Ave., Dover, DE
    Register

    This is not an ABC ride; it is an 'Other Sponsored Ride (OSR)'; it is listed for the convenience of ABC members; and for letting other ABC members know you plan to attend. If you are not an ABC member and want to participate in this ride, go directly to the event website.

    When you register on the bikede website, select Team Registration, with Team Annapolis Bicycle Club for a reduced fee. 

    https://www.bikede.org/amish-country-bike-tour/

    35th Annual Amish Country Bike Tour planning is underway!

    Scheduled for September 18, 2021

    General information:

    Routes begin and end on Legislative Mall, 411 Legislative Ave., Dover, DE and are 15, 25, 50, 62 or 100 miles through peaceful, flat(!), low-traffic Amish countryside.

    Maps of the 2020 routes are also available:

    15/25 – 50 – 62 – 100

    plz add yourself to the ABC Who-is-riding page so others know what distance and pace you are planing to ride

    Up to 5 rest stops are included, depending on distance, but all routes stop at the Amish Schoolhouse, where you’ll enjoy our famous, fresh, locally-baked pie!  Following the bike tour, there will be a box lunch picnic and vendors on Legislative Mall in historic downtown Dover, Delaware.

    If you’re planning to stay in the area, consider joining Bike Delaware and local cyclists for one of two second day ride options on Sunday, for no additional cost!

    For those participants who are local, or who may want to spend the weekend in Dover, we are planning on having several “club rides” on Sunday.  These rides will be led by a local ride leader (GPS and cue sheets will also be available) and be a more casual way to see additional places in Delaware and meet other area cyclists.  

    The area offers a number of accommodation and dining options. Delaware isn’t very big, but that doesn’t mean you will want to stay too far outside of the Dover area. Kent County Tourism has compiled a wonderful searchable resource for visitors available on their website.  If you limit your search to Dover, you’ll be in the right area to get to the start point by 7 am. While you can start at any time, we do recommend an earlier start for any of the longer rides to ensure that rest stops and SAG support are available. The event will close at 5 pm.

    Register now for early bird rates and check back here or join the conversation on our Amish Country Bike Tour FaceBook or Amish Country Bike Tour Instagram accounts for updates and information as details for the 35th Annual Amish Country Bike Tour are finalized.

    In the meantime, if you can, get out and ride! 

    Interested in volunteering, becoming a vendor or sponsor? Contact us at info@bikede.org

    #AmishCountryBikeTour#ACBT2021

    Thank you to our 2020 Amish Country Bike Tour Sponsors!


    • 09/19/2021
    • (EDT)
    • Frederick, MD
    Register

    Part of a national series of Gran Fondo events. 

    https://www.granfondonationalseries.com/gran-fondo-maryland/

    GFNS Features

    Now in its ninth year, the GFNS continues to innovate in the gran fondo space. “The Gran Fondo National Series is America’s original gran fondo series,” said Event Director Reuben Kline, who founded GFNS in 2012. “To move cycling forward in the United States, events need to simultaneously meet the needs of competitors, non-competitive riders seeking new challenges, and cyclists seeking camaraderie, safety, and community. No matter what you’re riding for, you can do it at a GFNS event!”

    Key features of the GFNS include:

    • COVID-safe packet pickup and small group starts: Working in conjunction with local health departments and adhering to CDC Guidelines and USA Cycling Best Practices, GFNS health procedures maximize rider safety.
    • COVID-safe Aid Stations: New procedures, like individually packaged food, more space between volunteers and riders, and directed entry and exit lanes ensure we can offer riders great service while focusing on the safety of riders and volunteers.
    • Unsurpassed Professional Support: GFNS works with local law enforcement, volunteer groups, mobile mechanics, sag vehicles, and safety motos to create a safe cycling environment where support is always close by.
    • Community-Focused Post-Ride Party: With locally sourced food, beverages, vendors, and entertainment, GFNS events finish line parties showcase regional products. Of course, the dynamics the post ride celebration are subject to impacts from COVID-19 restrictions and concerns; that said GFNS loves to throw a party.  
    • Timed Segments: Perfect for COVID-era events by eliminating the need for pack competitions, timed segments allow riders to ride hard, refuel and hydrate, socialize, and ride safely to the next timed segment.
    • Gran Fondo National Championship: To qualify for the USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship event, to be contested on the Gran Route at Gran Fondo Asheville on July 18, 2021, riders must finish in the top 25% of their age group at a 2021 GFNS event or partner event, or complete the gran route in more than one 2021 GFNS event or partner event prior to July 18, 2021. All riders who qualified for participation in 2020 are automatically qualified for 2021.  To see more on Qualification Requirements, click here.  Medio and Piccolo routes at Gran Fondo Asheville are open to all riders to enter, are not championship events, and do not require qualification for riders to participate.
    • Series Championship: Cyclists are ranked nationally in this season-long competition based on their best three finishes in any 2021 GFNS events and partner events. Click here to see more on how series points are counted.
    • Team Competition: Ranked by the combined segment times of the fastest 4 team members, teams also gain bonus seconds based on how many teammates finish.
    • Local and National Non-Profits: Every GFNS event partners with a local nonprofit, to raise funds, and increase awareness of cycling in the communities.

    The GFNS has successfully coordinated more than 50 gran fondos across the nation and have had nearly 17,000 participants. In 2017 GFNS merged with the international Haute Route brand of multi-day cycling events. Together, Haute Route and GFNS have established a worldwide catalogue of single- and multi-day cycling events in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Oman, and Brazil.

    About Gran Fondo National Series (granfondonationalseries.com)

    Founded in 2012 by event director Reuben Kline, Gran Fondo National Series is the largest and most competitive series of gran fondo cycling events in the United States. GFNS was the first series to implement timed-segment racing into US gran fondo events, and has crowned Gran Fondo National Champions and Gran Fondo National Series Champions since 2012. Starting in 2020, GFNS entered into a partnership with USA Cycling to bring the existing GFNS Gran Fondo National Series and the one-day Gran Fondo National Championship into the portfolio of official USA Cycling National Championship events

     


    • 09/25/2021
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Laurel, DE
    Register

    This is a general announcement for ABC members. You need to sign up with the event organizers.


    http://www.broadcreekbikeandbrew.com/

    The Broad Creek Bike and Brew Tour, featuring local Microbreweries, live music, and BBQ Chicken is sponsored by the Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce located in historic Laurel, Delaware.


    Mire information to come but this looks like a good time.