DC Area Cycling Resources
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- Washington, D.C. Area Bicycle Clubs:
- Broad Brush
- Off Road
Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts.
offers riding in DC and beyond.
- Road Racing Clubs
Artemis Racing Team.
is a women's team in the VA-DC-Balt, MD area.
CW is a Baltimore area
National Capital Velo Club, NCVC,
is the DC area's main road racing club.
SC competes mostly in Northern Va.
Team Snow Valley.
TSV is based in Annapolis, MD.
- Road Touring Clubs
Annapolis Bicycle Club.
covers on&off road cycling in Annapolis and surroundings.
Baltimore Bicycle Club.
BBC offers rides
throughout the greater Baltimore area.
Bike & Brunch.
B&B rides in & around
the DC area. B&B is Jewish oriented, and most rides are in the
20-40 mile range.
BBSSU has rides in and around DC.
Its other advocacy interests include AIDS/HIV. They also work with WABA
Cumberland Valley Cycling Club.
offers rides in Washington County and surroundings.
covers riding in Frederick County and surroundings.
Oxon Hill Bicycle & Trail Club.
OHBTC offers mostly on-road cycling in PG & Charles County, Md.
Potomac Pedalers Touring Club(PPTC).
The club offers mostly on-road cycling in DC and beyond.
- Most of PPTC's "social rides" are listed on
Leading a PPTC ride. To send in a ride description, use the
link on item #3. You must first assemble all the needed info -
the phone number and E-mail you wish to provide, a ride title,
weather wimp-out, etc. You'll soon learn that leading a ride is NOT
difficult. You must be logged in for this to work.
One extra item to bring is a sign-up sheet. They are here on the club web site.
Reston Bicycle Club.
RBC covers mostly on-road riding in Northern VA.
VeloDCity does covers mostly on-road riding across the greater
Washington, D.C. Area Regional Information:
This comprehensive site has a trails map and commuter info for
feet, bikes, vans, and cars.
Washington, DC and surroundings.
BikeDC runs a variety of events.
Bike Washington, formerly
"Urban ATB", has an impressive range of DC area biking
info. It covers on and off-road riding with route sheets for both
realms. Politics and Metro use are also covered.
CAM. Cycle Across Maryland is an
annual event that covers a different part of MD each year. Like
other state-backed rides, it is about a week, 60ish miles/day,
mostly camping, with a hotel option for each night.
CPABC. The College Park Area
Bicycle Coalition covers pedaling and politics in the College
Park( Md) area.
Too _cold_ to bike? Hike.
has info on alternatives such as the
C&O Canal and the
helping DC residents and visitors discover, experience and
celebrate the city's culture and heritage.
DC Area MetroRail Home Page
bike map page includes a good way to look at the
W&OD, a 45 mile multi-use
trail. The W&OD was a commuter rail line whose land is now owned by
the NVRPA, the Northern Virgina
Regional Park Authority.
Rockville, MD has the "Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee," staffed
The website has 2 matching URLs, long, and tiny.
There is also a facebook
They have E-mail.
The Seagull Century, from
Salisbury MD, attracts 6,000+ every October. Flat and well-run, it is good
for first-time century riders.
WABA, the Washington Area Bicyclist
Association, is a major cycling advocacy group. Many significant
- Bikely.com has a cue sheet
An example, out of Tyler Elementray in Gainesville, VA, is
BHSI. The Bicycle Helmet
Safety Institute provides safety information for riders and
consulting for manufacturers.
The League of American Bicyclists is biking's national advocacy group,
providing both political guidance and enjoyable events since 1880.
- Newsgroups. There are about 40,000
Newsgroups in Usenet. Here is a listing of biking newsgroups.
- Bike safety information from Australian insurance company Guardian.
- Another safety item here is the BHSI, listed under American Information
- Spoke Guages,
from the late Sheldon Brown
- Tap Drill Sizes.
inch and metric.
- Carbon frames can be fixed. A Bicycling Magazine article about
fixing them on P.74 recommends 3 places:
Calfee, other two tomorrow,
- English thread info is here. Similar pages can be found by searching 'screw
+ 8-32 + major diameter'. Some major diameters: 4-40=0.112", 6-32=
0.138, and 8-32=0.164.
- Truing Wheels, from
Bicycling Magazine. You'll reach a page that discusses
wheeltruing, and also has other maintenance topic choices. On the
line near the screen top, in highlighted black, look for either
"Maintenance" or "Repair" (both are used), then
select 'Repair & Maintenance.'
- Bicycle retailers, Physical & Mail-order
- Bicycle Components
- Bicycle Manufacturers
- Euro-Asia Imports
has old & new parts. Near LA, CA
- Loose Screws, AKA Third Hand.
Mostly old parts; mail order only.
- Velo Classique, in
Purcellville, VA, mostly parts for older bikes.
- Specialty items:
- Fun Things. First 6 things from from Bicycling Mag, Jan-Feb 2012
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