Baltimore Metro Wheelers Cycling Club: Cycling Information

National Brotherhood of Cyclists (NBC)
The Mission of the NBC: First and foremost to create a network of people and resources that promote an appreciation of cycling and its beneficial impact on health issues affecting those communities disproportionately affected by health disparities. Second to identify, develop and support athletes who will compete in domestic and international cycling competitions for the purpose of bringing about more diversity in the sport of cycling.


Major Taylor Association
The Major Taylor Association, Inc. was formed by residents of Worcester, Mass., who became intrigued with the story of the 1899 world champion bicycle racer from Worcester who overcame racial prejudice to become the first internationally acclaimed African-American sports star.


Potomac Pedalers Touring Club
Potomac Pedalers has one of the largest bicycle clubs in the U.S. and they are located right here in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. They offer an extensive schedule of rides for all levels and abilities. Check out their website and take advantage of the opportunity to join one of their many group rides.


Oxon Hill Bicycle & Trail Club
Oxon Hill Bicycle & Trail Club, Inc. (OHBTC) is an active bicycling club with members and rides in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia. Check out their website and take advantage of the opportunity to join some of their many group rides.


GP Sports Cycling & Fitness
GP Sports is a cycling and fitness training organization. Check out their site for information on enhancing your cycling skills and fitness.


Bicycling Magazine Maintenance & Repair Videos
Perform your own bike maintenance and repairs with these step-by-step video guides from Bicycling.com. Even if you're a little hesitant about performing your own bike maintenance or repairs this information may help increase your confidence or at a minimum, help you better discuss and evaluate maintenance and repair issues with local bike shop mechanics.


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Map My Ride
This website tool allows you to plot bike rides over mountains (view elevation), through the woods (topo maps), and speeding through the city (street level views) with just a few mouse clicks. Once your cycling map is complete you can quickly view it in 3D, satellite form, or share it with friends. For a map of routes that are part of BMWCC rides do a search of rides from Randallstown, MD and Ellicott City, MD created by BMoreCycling.


Active.com Cycling
This website is dedicated to providing information on cycling fitness, nutrition, training, cycling events and pro/amateur racing.


Road Bike Rider
RBR's website is dedicated to sport-recreational bicycle riders who want to get fitter, perform stronger and have more fun in this great sport. You can sign up for their free weekly electronic newsletter and get information delivered right to your email!


Core Exercises to Strengthen Your Abs For Better Performance
This site has an article and video demonstration of several core exercises that you can incorporate into your fitness plan and training program. "If your core is weak, nothing else can be strong."