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OHBTC Membership and Event Website

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



Ride the Rural Legacy

Four great routes to choose from - 22, 35, 44 and 64 miles.  $35 in April, $45 from May 1 to June 4. NO walk-up registration on the day of the ride. LIMIT of 750 riders.

REGISTER NOW at http://ohbike.memberlodge.org/event-2448989.

Join the National Bike Challenge

  1. Go to www.nationalbikechallenge.org
  2. Select “Join” and “Connect with Strava.”
  3. Create a Strava account or log in to your existing Strava account.
  4. Join the club team for the Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club by going to www.strava.com/clubs/ohbike.

Ride With GPS Club Account

OHBTC's Ride With GPS club account is at https://ridewithgps.com/clubs/298-oxon-hill-bicycle-and-trail-club.

OHBTC club members can join the club account free and take advantage of the paid features unlocked for all routes in the club route library.

With the RWGPS app on your smartphone, you can have offline maps and turn by turn voice navigation on club routes.

The Club Route Library is at https://ridewithgps.com/clubs/298-oxon-hill-bicycle-and-trail-club#club-routes. The club has several route managers who have been adding their routes to the library

The routes can be sorted and/or filtered by route name, tag, location, distance, elevation and creation date. Clicking on a route takes you to the route map, cue sheet and GPS files, which can be downloaded to a Garmin unit. OHBTC is following a naming convention of using the first two initials of the start location, the distance and destination as the route name, e.g., BR 44 Riverside is a 44-mile route from Bryans Road Shopping Center to Riverside.

Ride More - Log your miles in 2017

Log your miles in 2017 and watch the miles add up, whether 100 miles on a century, 30 miles on a club ride, 10 miles on a trail, or 1 mile to the store. Some people pencil their miles into a paper log, some enter them into a computer spreadsheet, and others track their miles on a website such as Garmin Connect.
The National Bike Challenge encourages cyclists to ride more. Cyclists earn a point for each mile and 20 points for each day they ride. Enter your rides in Strava and have them automatically appear on the National Bike Challenge.

Join the 2017 OHBIKE Challenge at http://www.endomondo.com/challenges/26435638 and let’s see how many miles club members can log during 2017.

OHBIKE 2017 Challenge

Join the OHBIKE 2017 Bike Challenge at  https://www.endomondo.com/challenges/31637142.

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


Bike Ride on the Indian Head Rail Trail

Polly, Sherwood and Linda were ride leaders of this ride on Saturday, November 26, 2016. The Indian Head Rail Trail in Charles County, Maryland, is a 13-mile, paved, multi-use trail between Indian Head and White Plains. Randy leads a club ride on the trail every Friday at 10 am. During the next few months, the Friday ride will start at the trail parking lot on Livingston Road.


Volunteer Appreciation Dinner - November 19, 2016

The Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club held its 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, November 19, at the Mexico Restaurant in White Plains. Club President Sam Perry thanked all who had helped with any club event. Road Captain Sherwood Byers recognized the ride coordinators and all who led rides during the year.

THANK YOU to all the OHBTC volunteers.

 

 


2016 Southern Maryland Century - the Indian Head 100

Thank you to the many volunteers who made the 2016 indian Head 100 possible.

To view these photos and other event photos in a Google Photos album, go to https://goo.gl/photos/PYh1LbEkUckMPaeD9.

A Rider Survey is at https://goo.gl/Oy1Tas.  The reponses (https://goo.gl/9yBwTg) had many positive comments about the volunteers.

 

OHBTC's Annual Summer Picnic - Saturday, August 13, 2016

Around 80 members and guests enjoyed the club’s annual picnic and bike ride at Linda Molesworth’s “Fresh Meadows Farm” on August 13. It was hot but even the heat could not distract from the beauty of Linda’s farm and the shady roads of Calvert County.

 

Bob's Watermelon Ride - Sunday, July 10, 2016

On July 10, over one hundred riders enjoyed the club's annual Bob’s Birthday Watermelon Ride. Bob was a charter member of the OHBTC and always invited club members to help him celebrate his birthday on the Sunday after the Fourth of July. Although he died many years ago, the club continues to remember him and his contributions to cycling and OHBTC. He rode his age in miles until in his seventies and then rode them in kilometers until shortly before his death at 83. Read more about Bob at www.ohbike.org/bob.

 Many thanks to this year’s ride leaders: AA 49 - Scott Walker, A 49 - Holly Carr and Kirt Saunders, B 49 - Norm Lisy, B 42 - Mike Saizan, CC 49 - Steve Palincsar, CC 36 – Majesta Hartley, C 30 - Randy Schoch and Mia Haynes. Read their ride reports at http://ohbike.memberlodge.org/reports.

 Special thanks to the Jackie and Randy Schoch and Mike and Azalia Butler for getting the watermelons. Randy joined the club in its first year in 1972 and rode many miles with Bob. Congratulations to Azalia, who planned to ride the 19-mile D ride but did the 30-mile C ride. While others enjoyed a bike ride, Mike was busy slicing watermelons.

See photos from the ride at https://www.facebook.com/ohbike/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1400494303299895.

 

2016 Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride

600 cyclists enjoyed rides of 22, 35, 44 or 64 miles through the Patuxent River Rural Legacy Area of Prince George's County on Saturday, June 11.

Thank you to all who participated and special thanks to the 70 OHBTC members who made this another great club event by marking roads, directing parking, checking in riders, driving SAG and working at rest stops and the after-ride picnic.

This video recorded by club member Janice Creamer shows cyclists on some of the country roads in the Rural Legacy Area,


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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 browser'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.