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Come in to the store and learn some of the great places Maryland and the surrounding area has to offer. One of our staff members will be more then happy to offer their suggestions and offer you some resources in our store. To get started check out the listings below. Check back often as we continue to add to the list!
Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!
|Thursday Evening||6:00 PM||*** Starts April 6th 2017 ***Our Thursday night group ride will be at 6:00 PM. We will be riding for one to two hours as daylight allows. This ride is for road. Average speed is around 17mph. There is a second group that will average 14.5 mph.||Crofton Bike Doctor||410.451.6901|
Women's Basic Bike Class: We’ll teach you basic cycling techniques and road side repairs that will allow you to get the most out of your riding time. You'll learn some tips and tricks to increase the fun factor while you are out on your bike. There will also be a Q & A Session.
Mechanics 101 for the New Bike Owner: This is the ideal class for the new bike owner or for the person who just wants to know a little more about how their bike works. You'll learn how to fix a flat tire, basic road side repair, and basic bike maintenance. Class space is limited to ten students per session.
Mechanics 201 for Advanced Cyclists: This class will cover all the basics that are used to adjust your bike and keep it properly running. We will cover such topics as gear and brake adjustments and other items related to general maintenance. This class features a low teacher-to-student ratio. Class space is limited to eight students per session.
Mechanics 301 for the Home Mechanic: Learn the Tips and Tricks from the Pro's. Mechanics 301 will deal with general installation of bicycle components. Such as headset installation, bottom bracket installation. This class is limited to four students since it is very hands on. Course material will be customizable somewhat by the participants. Group Discounts Available for three or more students. We also offer one on one classes as well as off-site classes please contact us for more information.
Triathlon 101: Learn tips and tricks in preparing and participating in your first triathlon. Our Triathlon experts will help you prepare for your first triathlon and give you valuable information on how to avoid some basic mistakes. You'll know more of what to expect during your triathlon and be more prepared when race day arrives. Space is limited please RSVP.
Introduction to Bicycle Fit and Rider Comfort: Learn how your cycling position affects comfort. We'll cover basic fit issues and solutions to address them. You'll gain knowledge on how the three contact points affect your comfort and how to alleviate problem areas on your bike while increasing your understanding of the causes.
|Apr 22, 2017||Intro to Road and Fitness Bike Riding||Crofton Bike Doctor||Are you new to road cycling? Introduction to Road Bike Riding is a great way to learn the basic skills needed. This clinic will consist of a discussion and demonstration covering shifting and group riding etiquette. Then we will head out on the road to put into practice what we have discussed. On the road we'll work on using your gears, climbing technique and group riding etiquette.||410-451-6901|
This is the ideal class for the new bike owner or for the person who just wants to know a little more about how their bike works. You'll learn how to fix a flat tire, basic road side repair, and basic bike maintenance. Class space is limited to ten students per session.
New Owners Clinics will be held the first Saturday of the month starting in May. The class is held at 9:00AM. Please make sure to reserve your space! Call us at 410.451.6901 or send us an e-mail.
|Saturday March 4th||10:15 AM||Ever wanted to know how to fix a flat? Some tips and tricks to help you get back on the road when something unexpected comes up?||Crofton Bike Doctor||410.451.6901|
|1st Saturday of the Month Starting in April||9:00AM||Ever wanted to know how to fix a flat? Some tips and tricks to help you get back on the road when something unexpected comes up?||Crofton Bike Doctor||410.451.6901|
Saturday Rides - Meet at the Davidsonville Park n Ride at Route 424 and Route 50. Ride varies by week, Deale, Galesville and Southern Anne Arundel County.
|Weekday Rides||8:00 AM||Annapolis Bicycle Club Ride offers weekday morning and evening rides. Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Click on this for start times and ride options||Multiple Start Location|
|Apr 1, 2017||Nautica South Beach Triathlon||South Beach, FL||International Distance and a Classic Distance. The triathlon is held on the tropical shores of South Beach and hosting nearly 3,000 athletes as they swim, bike, and run through picturesque Miami Beach!|
|Apr 8, 2017||TSR Spring Classic||Easton, MD||The routes available included a 25 mile route, a 50 mile Half-Century route and a 62 mile Metric-Century route - all fully supported with rest stops, Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles, and a complimentary light lunch for all registered riders after the ride. All rides start and end at Easton Middle School, 201 Peachblossom Road, Easton MD 21601). Ride is rain or shine!|
|Apr 22, 2017||24th Annual Tarwheel Century||Elizabeth City, NC||The TarWheel routes are country-side roads with Albemarle Sound views. Join the fun. THE BEST FOOD/SAG STOPS EVER....Good homemade food at Start/Finish - Banana Bread, yummy... 3 SAG Stops reasonably spaced on all routes. Marvy Deviled Eggs, Stop #1. PBJ's, etc., Stop #2. Yummy Fruit Smoothies at Stop #3. SAG and Rovers on all courses with SAG Staff at all 3 Stops|
|Apr 29, 2017||Ocean to Bay Bike Tour||Bethany Beach, DE||Ocean to Bay Bike Tour: Join more than 2,000 cyclists of all skill levels at the 26rd Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour on . Registration for this year's event is officially open!|
|Apr 29, 2017||End Hunger Ride||Calvert Cty, MD||End Hunger In Calvert County is in its 8th year. End Hunger In Calvert County aims to help struggling families who were dependent upon government services and charities move from dependency to total self-sufficiency.|
|May 6, 2017||Six Pillars Century||Great Marsh Park in historic Cambridge, MD||Character Counts Mid-Shore, Inc. is sponsoring the 7th annual Six Pillars Century cycling fundraiser on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD. The cycling event will include four ride choices, including a 11-mile family ride, a 37-mile fun and fitness ride, a 56-mile Ironman Eagleman 70.3 Course, and a 100-mile Century Course.||410-819-0386|
|May 6, 2017||Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race||Baltimore||"Kinetic Sculptures are amphibious, human powered works of art custom built for the race. Each May, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) hosts the East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship on the shore of Baltimore’s Harbor in central Maryland. The eight-hour race covers 14 miles—mostly on pavement, but also including a trip into the Chesapeake Bay and through mud and sand."|
|May 13, 2017||Ride for the Feast||Ocean City to Balt City||The ride began in 2003 and has become one of the largest sources of funding for Moveable Feast. Riders and crew return year after year to be involved in this event because of the amazing people involved and for knowing they are making a difference in the lives of the clients of Moveable Feast. This is a 2 day event.|
|May 13, 2017||Capital 2 Capital Ride||Williamsburg/Richmond, VA||Quarter, Half and Full Century Routes. Start in either Richmond or Wiliamsburg and enjoy multiple loops.|
|May 14, 2017||DC Bike Ride||Washington DC||17 Mile group ride through downtown DC for all types of riders with finish line festival.|
|May 21, 2017||Gran Fondo New York||New York, New York||Join thousands of cyclists on a challenging 100 mile Gran Fondo and 65 mile non competitive Medio Fondo from New York City to Bear Mountain and back in an experience fit for a pro and open to anyone who loves to ride.|
|Jun 10, 2017||Jamestown Gran Fondo||The Jamestown Gran Fondo is ideally situated in the heart of Virginia’s Historic Triangle. This beautiful ride rapidly takes you on to low traffic, country roads where the pavement is nice and the hills are small. After finishing everyone can enjoy BBQ and beer by the finish line next to the Jamestown Settlement. Don’t miss out on this wonderful time of year to be in Williamsburg, VA. The Jamestown Gran Fondo has Century, Metric Century and 30 mile options. Each distance is fully supported with mechanics and well stocked aid stations. All routes will start at 7:30am, Each of these rides are mostly flat with some long, gradual climbs (max 125 ft). The post ride party starts at 10am and goes until 4pm. Riders get 2 beers and a BBQ plate with their entry with more available for purchase.|
|Jun 11, 2017||IronMan 70.3 Eagleman Triathlon||Cambridge, MD||A race steeped in triathlon history, held in a unique Chesapeake town on the Eastern Shore.|
|Jun 23, 2017||Bike VA (5 days)||VA||The Virginia Highlands and neighboring Tennessee will play host to the 29th annual Bike Virginia Tour June 24–29, 2016. With a rich musical and cultural history, and breathtaking scenery, the 2016 tour offers a great chance to explore, relax, and escape the mundane.of interest.|
|Jul 29, 2017||Wilderness 101||State College, PA||The Wilderness 101 is an ultra endurance 101 mile backcountry mountain bike race. The course is one super big loop composed of some of the best off-road riding central PA has to offer in the Rothrock and Bald Eagle State Forests.|
|Aug 5, 2017||Culpeper Gran Fondo||Culpeper, VA||The Culpeper Gran Fondo began in 2015 with rave reviews, in 2016 it will kick off our Culpeper Endurance Festival with 32, 62 and 100 mile options. Join your fellow cyclists on low traffic, country roads that wind through horse country, farmland, forests, trout streams and vineyards all within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each distance is fully supported with mechanics and well stocked aid stations. All rides start at 7:30am with a mass start. None of these rides are flat, this is central Virginia, but these rides are gorgeous and fun. The post ride party starts at 10:30am and goes until 4:00pm.|
|Aug 20, 2017||Covered Bridge Metric Century||Lancaster Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College.||Year after year our customers rave about the Covered Bridge Metric Century. Enjoy the scenery and covered bridges that Lancaster County Pennsylvania offers.|
|Sep 9, 2017||Civil War Century||Thurmont, MD||**DATE IS A GUESS BASED ON PREVIOUS YEARS ***Beautiful ride through back roads in scenic, hilly western Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. The full century visits the Antietam, Gettysburg and South Mountain battlefield historical sites, with lots of climbing and descending along the way. One of the area's premier century rides, with great support and organization.|
|Oct 3, 2017||Shenandoah Mountain 100||Stokesville, VA||An ultra-endurance mountain bike race through some great trails and fire roads in the mountains of Virginia.|
|Oct 10, 2017||Nations Tri||Washington DC||The 11th Annual Events DC Nation’s Triathlon to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will take place Sunday, September 11, 2016 in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. It features a course that winds through Washington, DC’s monument corridor in the shadow of the nation’s best known memorials and national treasures.|
|Oct 14, 2017||Seagull Century||Salisbury University Salisbury, MD||Seagull Century is a cycling tradition in the mid Atlantic area. Don't miss one of the Top 10 Centuries in North America. Registration opens May 15th, 2017||410-548-2772|