Support your Local
Bike Shops

Bike Doctor 3200 Leonardtown Rd
Waldorf, MD
301-932-9980

College Park Bicycle 4360 Knox Road
College Park, MD
301-864-2211

Maryland Park Bicycles101 Maryland Park Drive
Capitol Heights, MD
301-350-RIDE (7433)

Patuxent Adventure Center Solomons, MD
410-394-2770

Proteus 9217 Baltimore Blvd.
College Park, MD
301-441-2928

REI 9801 Rhode Island Ave.
College Park, MD

Spokes Etc. 1506 Belle View Blvd.
Alexandria, VA
703-765-8005

Up the Creek Rentals (Kayak & Bikes) 108A Mattingly Ave
Indian Head, MD
301-743-3733

Wheel Nuts Bike Shop 302 Montgomery Street
Alexandria, VA
703-548-5116

OHBTC Membership and Event Website

Visit the club's membership and event pages at http://ohbike.memberlodge.org.






44th Annual OHBTC Meeting and Potluck Dinner
Saturday, March 12

The OHBTC Annual Meeting and Potluck will be held on Saturday, March 12, 4:30 p.m. at Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD. From MD-210 (Indian Head Highway, take Fort Washington Road. Make the next right onto Livingston Road. The Center is on the left.

Visit with old friends and make new ones while eating some great food and hearing what is planned for 2016. Bring a potluck dish to share. The program will feature a guest speaker. Club business will include the election of officers and the presentation of awards. If you would like to serve as an officer, contact Jim Hudnall – jimhudnall@gmail.com.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at http://ohbike.memberlodge.org/event-2141205


2016 Bike Maryland Bicycle Symposium
Wednesday, February 10 in Annapolis

The 19th annual Maryland Bicycle Symposium is your chance to learn from leaders in the bicycling field, bicycling advocates, planners, community leaders and legislative officials on current topics with the goal of increasing bicycle safety, connectivity and accessibility. The event is held at the President’s Conference Center in the Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. The event is FREE and open to the public, but you must register. For more information and to register, go to
https://www.bikemaryland.org/events/bicycle-symposium-in-annapolis/.


2016 Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride
Saturday, June 11, Patuxent River Park, Croom, MD

Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride 

22, 35, 44 or 64 miles through Prince George’s County’s Patuxent River area where Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program is protecting farms, wetlands and woods from development. See the routes at http://ridewithgps.com/users/7576/routes.

Proceeds benefit Patuxent River Park, Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and community projects in the Town of Eagle Harbor.

Registration fee is $20 through March 31, $30 in April, $40 May 1 to June 6. Online registration ends June 6.  No walkup registration. Limit 750 riders. The registration fee includes cue sheet, marked routes, SAG support, food and drinks at rest stops and an after-ride picnic.

Go to page with more information and registration.

  

Southern Maryland Century - the Indian Head 100
Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016

Ride 17, 26, 47, 61, 70 or 100 miles from the ViIlage Green in the Town of Indian Head (20 miles south of the Washington Beltway). Enjoy riding on shaded roads with little traffic as you pedal to rest stops at Smallwood State Park, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Durham Church, Saint Ignatius Church on Chapel Point, and the Thomas Stone Historic House.

Early-bird registration is just $25 through June 30. Your registration fee includes cue sheets and marked routes, rest stops with food and drink, SAG support, and an after-ride picnic. An optional t-sirt is $15 and must be ordered before July 31.

More information at www.ohbike.org/century. Register at http://ohbike.memberlodge.org/event-2166146.


Log your miles in 2016


National Bike Challenge

The National Bike Challenge runs from May to September, but you can join anytime and start logging your miles. You can sync it to your Endomondo, Strava, Map My Ride or Moves account to have your miles automatically logged in the National Bike Challenge.

If you were a member of the ohbike National Bike Challenge team in previous years, you are still on the team. If you would like to join the team and be part of the National Bike Challenge, go to https://nationalbikechallenge.org/team/5314.

Kudos to the 79 OHBTC members who logged a total of 145,210 miles during 2015. 12,094 of those miles were logged by Brad Francisco. Congratulations to Brad. See the OHBIKE Leaderboard at https://nationalbikechallenge.org/team/5314?date=2015#rankings.


OHBIKE 2016 Challenge

Join the OHBIKE 2016 Bike Challenge at https://www.endomondo.com/challenges/26435638.

It is easy to enter your miles into your Endomondo account.


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Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0081

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Making cue sheets

Using www.ridewithgps.com, you can make cue sheets for rides. The RideWithGPS cue sheets have turn symbols and extra words that make the cue sheet more difficult to read than the simple format used for most OHBTC cue sheets.

Ride leaders usually manually cut and paste a RideWithGPS cue sheet to format it into a simpler format. Now, there is a "bookmarklet" that can be used to make a cue sheet in the OHBTC  format if you are viewing a RideWithGPS route.  To install the "bookmarklet," go to www.ohbike.org/cuesheet_maker.html and drag the link for the "Cuesheet Maker" to your browse's bookmark bar.

Whenever you are viewing a RideWithGPS route, you can click on "Cuesheet Maker" button on your bookmark bar to create a cue sheet.   For an illustration of the process, see www.ohbike.org/cuesheet_maker.pdf


Subscribe to the ohbike Yahoo e-mail list

The ohbike Yahoo group is for club-related communication between members of OHBTC. Members of the Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club (OHBTC) can join the ohbike Yahoo group by going to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ohbike/ and clicking on "Join This Group." Membership in this Yahoo group is open only to members of OHBTC. When you apply to join, please include your name in the "Comments to List Owner."  As a member the ohbike Yahoo group, you can send e-mail to the list at ohbike@yahoogroups.com. 


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