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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!
Introduction To Road Bike Riding
One Day Class - Introduction to Road Bike Riding and Fitness Cycling
Are you new to cycling on the road? Introduction to Road and Fitness Cycling is a great way to learn the basic skills needed. This one-day 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. CLasses currently available in April and May - Learn More Here
Multi Day Classs - Are you new to road cycling? Introduction to Road Bike Riding consists of an indoor cycling class, clinics and four outdoor rides to help you get up to speed. You’ll learn what it has taken other riders years to learn in just a few short weeks. Dates TBD . Learn more here.
|Thursday Evening||6:00 PM||*** Starts April 12, 2018 ***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.
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.
New Owners Clinics are generally held on Saturday's, with an occasional weeknight class. Class length is approximately an hour.
Have a group that is interested in learning more? Ask us about an on-site presentation to your group.
|Saturday February 3rd||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|
|Saturday March 3rd||10:15AM||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 April 14th||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 May 5th||9:00AM||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 14, 2018||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 15, 2018||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! Registration opens November 1, 2017|
|Apr 28, 2018||Ocean to Bay Bike Tour||Bethany Beach, DE||All routes start and end in Bethany Beach. Choose from a 30-, 50-mile, Metric Century & Century route. Completion of the ride is optional. Sag Wagon support available from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Designated rest stops with restrooms, light snacks & beverages. Continue the Tour After Party: from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (music, food vendors, door prizes, and more!) The ride will take place rain or shine.|
|May 5, 2018||Six Pillars Century||Great Marsh Park Somerset Avenue Cambridge, MD 21613||Saturday, May 5,2018 at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD. The cycling event will include four ride choices, including a 37-mile fun and fitness ride, a 56-mile Ironman Eagleman 70.3 Course, and a 100-mile Century Course. Registration is open on Active.com||410-819-0386|
|May 12, 2018||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 12, 2018||Capital 2 Capital Ride||Williamsburg/Richmond, VA||Quarter, Half and Full Century Routes.|
|May 20, 2018||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 9, 2018||Air Force Cycling Classic||Crystal City, VA||The Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride is an amateur, non-competitive, participatory ride, open to cyclists of all abilities. General entrants will start and end in Crystal City. The ride will be held on a closed circuit in and around the Pentagon, Crystal City and the Air Force Memorial. Participants can be challenged for up to 8 laps (100km) in 3.5 hours, either as a Standard Registrant, Corporate Challenge Team or as part of Team Sabre fundraisers.|
|Jun 10, 2018||IronMan 70.3 Eagleman Triathlon||Cambridge, MD||A race steeped in triathlon history, held in a unique Chesapeake town on the Eastern Shore.|
|Jun 15, 2018||Eastern Tandem Rally Spring Thaw||Williamsburg, VA||The 2018 ETR is scheduled for June 15-17 Williamsburg, Virginia. The Eastern Tandem Rally is a volunteer group of tandem cycling enthusiasts who rally together to ride and socialize at tandem events held in the Northeastern United States. It is the oldest organization of its kind in North America, and has sponsored an annual tandem rally continuously since 1973.|
|Jun 16, 2018||Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge||Easton, MD||A two-day 150 mile event, hosted in Easton, MD.|
|Jun 22, 2018||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.|
|Jun 23, 2018||Garrett County Gran Fondo||Garrett County, MD||Garrett County and the Deep Creek Lake area boast some of the finest and most challenging cycling in North America. Several rides are available to choose from in this event. The feature event of the Gran Fondo is the Diabolical Double, an absolute epic. At 125 miles and 16,500 feet of climbing, the Diabolical Double is an extreme challenge for even the most fit rider.|
|Jul 7, 2018||Doublecross Metric||Middletown, DE||The route allows you to cross the beautiful state of Delaware by either going on a 31 mile or 62 mile routes.|
|Aug 4, 2018||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 19, 2018||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.|
|Aug 25, 2018||Shorefire Century||Delaware||A flat and rolling hill route that will take you through beautiful Delaware. Routes include 35,65 & 100 K|
|Sep 8, 2018||Civil War Century||Thurmont, MD||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. Registration opens early June.|
|Oct 6, 2018||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|
|Oct 6, 2018||Black Bear Century||Delaware Water Gap, PA||Seven interconnected routes contained almost entirely within the boundaries of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and High Point State Park. It’s quite common to see wildlife as you pedal through the amazing scenery.|
|Oct 7, 2018||Lifeline 100||Kinder Farm Park||2018 Registration is OPEN The Lifeline100 at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, MD offers a unique organized ride experience for cyclists of all ages and abilities with scenic 100 and 65 mile routes on road and paved trail; and 30 and 15 mile routes on paved trail only. Thanks to our generous sponsor Prophasys, riders with special needs and their accompanying rider can register at a special 2 for 1 rate.|