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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

Potomac Heritage Trail On-Road Bicycle Route

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Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride
Saturday, May 31


May Metric

The Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club's annual May Metric was May 3, 2014, starting from Cosca Regional Park in Clinton and going to Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Aquasco, Baden and Brandywine.


Boy Scout Century Bicycle Tour
Sunday, July 27, 2014

 

Boy Scout century Bicycle Tour   

Come ride at the 4th annual Boy Scout Century.

Rides start and end at the Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore St La Plata, MD 20646

Routes for all levels include 15, 26, 53, 64 and 101 miles through historic Southern Maryland. The well-marked routes are color-coded with rest stops and SAG support.

End with after-ride food and entertainment.

See the routes at http://ridewithgps.com/events/2014-BSA-Bike-Tour#routes/4581272/
  • The 26, 53, 64 and 101 mile routes have a rest stop at Oak Ridge Park
  • The 53, 64 and 101 mile routes have a rest stop at Serenity Farm overlooking Benedict where the British landed two centuries ago
  • The 101-mile century route follows the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail on-road route to Nottingham, where the British camped before their march on Washington
  • The 64-mile metric century and 101-mile century routes go past Dr. Samual Mudd's house where he treated the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth on his escape after assassinated Abraham Lincoln
  • The 53, 64 and 101 mile routes go through the Zekiah Swamp to Bel Alton, where Booth camped several nights during his escape
  • The century route go past the home of Thomas Stone, one of the four Maryanders who signed the Decelaration of Independence
 

Proceeds benefit Boy Scout programs in Charles County. Registration for $35 for the main ride (routes of 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles) and $15 for the 14-mile youth route. Add $5 if you want an event t-shirt.More information and online registration at www.BSAcentury.com.



National Bike Challenge

Join the National Bike Challenge at www.nationalbikechallenge.org  and then join the OHBIKE team at www.nationalbikechallenge.org/team/5314.


National Bike Challenge

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


Order an Oxon Hill Bike Club Jerseybr />

Pay with Check or Money Order

Price: $ 60.00 + $5.00 (Shipping) = $ 65.00 total
Make check payable to
Oxon Hill Bicycle & Trail Club (or OHBTC)

Mail with order form to
Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club
P.O. 81
Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0081

or
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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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page revised: July 23, 2014
home page: Oxon Hill Bicycle & Trail Club
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