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OHBTC Membership and Event Website

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


Christmas Lights Bike Ride on Tuesday, December 19

Ride through Alexandria’s Belle Haven area to see Christmas lights. Dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant. Bright front and rear lights are required.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS RIDE - NEAR BELLE HAVEN Class ALL 11 mi. 6:30 PM from Tulane Drive & Park Terrance Drive, Alexandria, VA.

This is the eighth year for this fun-packed, social Christmas lights ride. Ride is entirely on neighborhood streets to see Christmas lights and enjoy Christmas music. Ride is slow paced and no drop. (Yes, ride leader Tom will bring his lovely soft music tape!) Don't forget to outfit your bike with front and rear lights - Christmas lights and decorations for your bike encouraged! And wear reflective materials for safety.

Dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant.

We will meet near the intersection of Tulane Drive & Park Terrace Drive, off the George Washington Parkway, south of Belle Haven and Old Town Alexandria. Park on Tulane. Easy to find on web maps, Google or Bing. If you need directions, email: Joan at oppeljs@gmail.com (Starting from the southernmost end of Old Town Alexandria where the GW Parkway goes over the beltway, go 2 miles and turn right on Tulane Rd. Go one block and park near corner of Tulane and Park Terrace Dr. More directions below) No cue sheets, we'll follow the leader. 

Dir: Just off the George Washington Parkway, 2 miles from the southernmost end of Old Town Alexandria, where the GW Parkway crosses over the Beltway. Go 2 miles and turn right on Tulane Drive, go one block and park near the intersection of Tulane Dr and Park Terrace Dr (park on Tulane). Or, cross the Wilson Bridge, go south on Rt 1, turn left on Ft Hunt Drive, next left on Belle Haven Rd and go one mile to turn right on Tulane Dr.
JOAN OPPEL 703-328-9863 oppeljs@gmail.com
RON ALTEMUS
LOIS LIGHTFOOT
TOM NIEDBALA
 

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Seventy-six OHBTC members and their guests attended the club’s 2017 Volunteer Appreciation Party on Saturday, November 18, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Broad Creek. The dinner was catered by the New York Deli in Brandywine. Club President Holly Carr thanked all who had helped with club events. Road Captain Sherwood Byers recognized and thanked all who led rides during the year.

Photo Album at Google Photos

Slide show at Google Photos


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Bob's Birthday Watermelon Ride

On Sunday, July 9, more than 70 members of OHBTC continued the club tradition started by Bob McMaster of riding and having cold watermelon the first Sunday after July the Fourth. Read about Bob at www.ohbike.org/bob.

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.


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.