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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.


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 $25 through June 30. Registration is $35 in July and $45 in August. No walk-up on-site registration. Limit 1,000 riders.   The 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.


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

OHBTC members and their guests are invited to the club’s annual picnic. New members are especially encouraged to come. Routes of 15, 28, 35, 43 and 48 miles begin and end at Linda Molesworth’s “Fresh Meadows” in Huntingtown in Calvert County. After the ride, enjoy a picnic in the beautiful Fresh Meadow Equestrian Center.

The club will provide grilled meat, drinks and paper goods. Please bring a salad, dessert or other food to share. You might also bring a lawn chair.

For more information, please see https://ridewithgps.com/events/21626-2016-picnic-ride.

Please RSVP at http://ohbike.memberlodge.org/event-2272442.

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=140049.

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,


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.


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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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.