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Come in to the store and learn some of the great places Maryland and the surrounding area has to offer. One of our staff members will be more then happy to offer their suggestions and offer you some resources in our store. To get started check out the listings below. Check back often as we continue to add to the list!


Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!

Weekly Events

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Tuesday

6:30PM

Beginner Road Ride - Join us for a 15 - 20 mile road ride. Pace will be 14 mph average. Perfect for the new road cyclist, fitness cyclist or those who enjoy a relaxed pace. Generally a faster group starts and breaks off at a 16-17MPH Avg. ***New start time Tuesday May 7, 2024 6:30PM*** Text "TNGR" to 4104516901 to stay in the loop about the ride.

Crofton Bike Doctor

410-451-6901

Classes and Clinics

Women's Basic Bike Class:

We’ll teach you basic cycling techniques and road side repairs that will allow you to get the most out of your riding time. You'll learn some tips and tricks to increase the fun factor while you are out on your bike. There will also be a Q & A Session.

Bike 101 New Bike Owners Class:

Your excited to have a new bike; but you have a lot of questions and it seems a little overwhelming. This class is just for you. Basics such as pre and post ride inspection, shifting, tire inflation and more are covered. New Bike Owners Class delves deeper then we can during  your purchase. There is also time for questions and answers. You'll learn what you need to confidently and comfortably enjoy riding your bike. Due to time, fixing a flat is not covered.  A whole class is dedicated to that.

Sign Up for Early Class Notification when we open dates

Bike 105 New Bike Owners Class with Ride:

Do you learn a little better by quickly applying what you learn? This class is just for you. New Bike Owners Class delves deeper then we can during  your purchase. It covers the basics such as pre and post ride inspection, shifting, tire inflation and more. After the classroom portion we will head out for  a ride, where you can apply your new knowledge. This is a great opportunity for riders who want to grow more comfortable with shifting and the other systems of the bike. We'll go over everything you learned in class and answer any questions you might have. After the class you'll be more confident and comfortable riding your bike. Due to time, fixing a flat is not covered.  A whole class is dedicated to that. This class does not teach you how to ride a bike.

Sign Up for Early Class Notification when we open dates.

Bike 200 Intro to Road and Fitness Riding:

Are you new to cycling on the road? Do you want to know and learn more about group riding, clipless pedals and some basic riding technics, such as shifting and climbing? You'll get to take your new knowledge for a ride literally. After a discussion with instruction and demonstration we will head out for a group ride for some practical experience. The ride will be a great opportunity to put to use what you have learned and to ask any questions you might have.

Sign Up for Early Class Notification when we open dates.

Bike 220 Intro to Road Riding:

Are you new to road cycling? This class is for the rider who wants to dive deeper and start their cycling from a strong foundation of knowledge and hands on development. Introduction to Road Bike Riding consists of an indoor cycling class, clinics and four outdoor rides to help you get up to speed. You’ll learn what it has taken other riders years to learn in just a few short weeks.

Sign Up for Early Class Notification when we open dates.

Mechanics 101 Fix A Flat: 

Worry about being stranded on a ride? Or embarrassed you don't know how to fix a flat tire on your bike? This class will teach you tire inflation, and how to fix your flat tire like a pro. Troubleshooting any issues related to flats will also be covered. Then there will be a short overview on chain lubrication chain cleaning and maintenance. You'll ride with more confidence with your knowledge on how to fix a flat should the need arise. 

Sign Up for Early Class Notifcations when we open dates.

Mechanics 105 Bike Cleaning: 

A clean bike lasts longer, by reducing wear and tear while running smoother. Bike cleaning can be a lot of fun. This class teaches you cleaning basics that protect your bike, inspections you should perform and what basic maintenance you need to preform after cleaning. Your bike will thank you for taking great care of it and keeping it clean. 

Sign Up for Early Class Notifcations when we open dates.

Mechanics 201 for Advanced Cyclists: 

Looking to get your hands a little dirty working on your bike? Maybe you have thought knowing a little more about your bike would be a good thing. Hint it always is. All the basics are covered that are used to adjust your bike and keep it properly running. Topics will include gear and brake adjustments and other items related to general maintenance. This class features a low teacher-to-student ratio. Class space is limited to eight students per session. Length: 4 hours approximately 

Mechanics 301 for the Home Mechanic:

Learn the Tips and Tricks from the Pro's. Mechanics 301 will deal with general installation of bicycle components. Such as headset installation, bottom bracket  installation. This class is limited to four students since it is very hands on. Course material will be customizable somewhat by the participants.  Group Discounts Available for three or more students. We also offer one on one classes as well as off-site classes please contact us for more information.

Introduction to Bicycle Fit and Rider Comfort:

Learn how your cycling position affects comfort. We'll cover basic fit issues and solutions to address them.  You'll gain knowledge on how the three contact points affect your comfort and how to alleviate problem areas on your bike while increasing your understanding of the causes.

Fix A Flat Clinic

Mechanics 101 Fix A Flat: 

Worry about being stranded on a ride? Or embarrassed you don't know how to fix a flat tire on your bike? This class will teach you tire inflation, and how to fix your flat tire like a pro. Troubleshooting any issues related to flats will also be covered. Then there will be a short overview on chain lubrication chain cleaning and maintenance. You'll ride with more confidence with your knowledge on how to fix a flat should the need arise. 

Sign Up for Early Class Notifcations when we open dates.

Check out out our New Bike Owners Class above.

Have a group that is interested in learning more? Ask us about an on-site presentation to your group.

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

4/30/2024

6:30PM

Fix A Flat Clinic - please RSVP via email or text. sales@croftonbikedoctor.com or 410.451.6901

Crofton Bike Doctor

410-451-6901

Saturday Annapolis Bicycle Club Weekday Rides

Saturday Rides - Meet at the Davidsonville Park n Ride at Route 424 and Route 50. Ride varies by week, Deale, Galesville and Southern Anne Arundel County.

UPCOMING RIDES/EVENTS

Date Event Name Location Description Phone

Jun 1, 2024

Air Force Cycling Classic

Crystal City, VA

June 1st and 2nd The Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride is an amateur, non-competitive, participatory ride, open to cyclists of all abilities. General entrants will start and end in Crystal City. The ride will be held on a closed circuit in and around the Pentagon, Crystal City and the Air Force Memorial. Participants can be challenged for up to 8 laps (100km) in 3.5 hours, either as a Standard Registrant, Corporate Challenge Team or as part of Team Sabre fundraisers.

Jun 1, 2024

Bikes and Beer - Union Craft Brewing

Union Craft Brewing

9th Annual Bikes & Beers BALTIMORE features a 15, 30, and 45-Mile ride departing from UNION CRAFT BREWING and traveling through this beautiful area of Baltimore. All rides feature morning fuel stations, fully marked routes, GPS turn-by-turn instruction, rest stops, refreshments, ride marshals, and SAG support. Finish back at UNION CRAFT for a festival of rewarding craft beers, live music, a charity raffle & much more! All riding levels welcome! Benefitting our charity partners.

Jun 1, 2024

BIG Brag 2024

Georgia

On Big BRAG, cyclists will average about 55 miles per day for a week with a day off in the middle. It sounds like a lot, but we offer SAG and provide well-stocked rest stops every 12 - 18 miles with your favorite snacks and drinks, fun activities, and great views! BRAG routes take bike riders through some of the most friendly and welcoming towns and feature some of the best food Georgia has to offer.

Jun 1, 2024

Rock Hall Triathlon

Rock Hall, MD

The Rock Hall Triathlons are nestled on the edge of the Eastern Shore of Maryland in picturesque Kent County and only 18 miles from Baltimore “as the fish swims” (put your bike rack on a boat!). Rock Hall is one of the friendliest, most laid back towns anywhere…and is full of history. George Washington took the Annapolis Ferry to Rock Hall nearly ten times before heading to Philly on horseback to work out America’s Independence! The swim takes place in Rock Hall Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay, protecting athletes from any serious wind or chop. The bike course is a triathlete’s dream with beautiful ribbons of pavement and wide shoulders throughout most of the rural course. The run course is pancake flat and takes athletes through the quaint nautically themed neighborhoods and side roads of Rock Hall, MD.

Jun 8, 2024

Jamestown Triathlon

Williamsburg, VA

ust minutes from historic Williamsburg, VA and next door to the original Jamestown Settlement, the Jamestown Triathlon is a great mid-season race. The swim takes place at beautiful Jamestown beach where you can watch Osprey catch their breakfast or see a pod of dolphins swim along the course. The bike course is flat and fast. The run course is simply amazing as it winds through historic farmland and forest on a combination of bike paths and jogging trails.

Jun 8, 2024

Seven Bends Adventure Race

Woodstock, VA

IMG-86.JPG IMG-43.JPG IMG-6.JPG Seven Bends Social Media Picture 05.jpg Registration Seven Bends Adventure Race 6 Hour Adventure Race Sponsored by the town of Woodstock & Seven Bends State Park Sample 8 Hour Rules of Travel 2023 Race Video Woodstock, VA - Saturday, June 8th, 2024 1191 Lupton Road, Woodstock, VA 22664 6 Hour Race Description Seven Bends 6 Hour Adventure Race. Are you ready for this incredible Intermediate level adventure race? We have a great course for you to trek, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around and explore the Shenandoah Valley and Seven Bends State Park! Race solo or form a team of endurance friends to tackle this challenging course.

Jun 9, 2024

Firefighter 50 Bike Ride

Westminster, MD

We are offering routes for cyclists of all abilities. All rides start and finish in the Village of Pleasant Valley, MD which is about 6 miles west of Westminster, MD. We will be offering FIVE great road routes in 2022. We have road routes of 35 miles, 40 miles, 50 miles, 62 miles, and a full century of 103 miles. All routes are fully supported with SAG/Sweep and either a water or rest stop approximately every 15 miles. The Pleasant Valley Fire Company will be preparing you a full “All you can eat lunch” to enjoy after your ride. Our goal for you is to have a SAFE and FUN day of cycling.

Jun 9, 2024

IronMan 70.3 Eagleman Triathlon

Cambridge, MD

A race steeped in triathlon history, held in a unique Chesapeake town on the Eastern Shore.

Jun 23, 2024

Colonial Beach Triathlon

Colonial Beach, VA

Set in the bucolic riverside town of Colonial Beach, VA this race is fast and fun. Easy to get to from Richmond, Baltimore and DC Colonial Beach is a great race-cation destination! After a Potomac River swim, cyclists will be treated to stunning seaside and farmland views on well paved roads. Upon return to the beach, athletes will embark on a flat, paved, waterfront run course with some of the best views on the East Coast.

Jun 29, 2024

Agony in the Alleghanies

Virginia

The 2023 Agony in the Alleghanies Gran Fondo will celebrate its eleventh edition this May, and our commitment to providing our riders with a premium experience remains steadfast. This year, in response to requests from riders, we're offering a Medio Fondo option that avoids the Warm Springs Mountain climb, and a "Medio Mountain" option that tackles the Warm Springs climb and offers more total miles of climbing.

Jul 13, 2024

Diamond in the Rough Triathlon

Perryville, MD

Midway between Baltimore and Philadelphia, this race is staged out of beautiful Perryville Community Park in Perryville, Maryland which is truly a hidden gem, a diamond in the rough. Nestled on forested bluffs overlooking the top of the Chesapeake Bay this park makes for the epicenter of a great race. The swim takes place in the Chesapeake Bay and features an in water start off the dock. The Sprint bike course is a rolling out and back course while the Olympic bike course is technical with a mix of suburbia, rolling farm country and a fast, flat drag strip along River Road. The run course is mostly flat and winds its way along the Chesapeake Bay on sidewalks and back roads.

Jul 13, 2024

The Great Bicycle Tour - C&O Canal

Cumberland, MD

A fully supported four-day ride on the C&O Canal. Join us as we begin in Cumberland, MD and ride to Mile Marker 0 in Washington, DC. 184.5 miles of no hills, no headwinds and no cars. Plenty of food, lots of support, ride at your own pace, well organized.

Jul 13, 2024

BIkes & Beers Kent Island

Cult Classic Brewing

3rd Annual Bikes & Beers KENT ISLAND features a 15, 30 and 45-Mile ride departing from CULT CLASSIC BREWING and traveling through the beautiful area of Maryland's Eastern Shore. All rides feature morning fuel stations, fully marked routes, GPS turn-by-turn instruction, rest stops, refreshments, ride marshals, and SAG support. Finish back at CULT CLASSIC for a festival of rewarding craft beers, live music, charity raffle & much more! All riding levels welcome!

Jul 25, 2024

Erie MTB Festival 2019

Erie County, PA

Four Days! - Experience breathtaking landscapes and Erie County’s abundant natural resources on safe and spectacular routes, while enjoying the type of community that can only be found at a cycling festival! Cyclists of all ages and abilities will participate in self-supported rides on routes that feature Erie’s vast terrain – along sandy beaches and through old growth forests, across our vibrant downtown and our expansive grape-growing region.

Jul 27, 2024

Wilderness 101

Coburn, PA

A 101 Mile & Marathon distance backcounty mountain bike race in the Bald Eagle and Rothrock State Forests of PA. The course consists of singletrack, doubletrack, and fireroads with a bit of pavement. We do expect a few changes. The Marathon course is slightly long at 70+ but it without 3 very very large mountains that the Ultra loop has included so with that in mind - it is a FAST 70+. Note start time is now 9 am for Marathon Distance from the Coburn Park. The 101 Mile original start is still 7:00 am. - Marathon 9 am Start.

Jul 27, 2024

Culpeper Triathlon

Culpeper, VA

Since 2005 the Culpeper Triathlon has been staged out of Mountain Run Lake Park at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. After a swim in Mountain Run Lake athletes roll out of T1 for a challenging bike course with great pavement and amazing views. It’s not a PR bike course, but it is so beautiful and a place you will come back to ride! The run course has great views of Mountain Run Lake, the Blue Ridge mountains and is a rolling mix of flats and steady hills. There is so much to see and do in Culpeper, VA.

Aug 4, 2024

Lums Pond Triathlon

Lums Pond State Park Bear, DE

Just minutes from I-95 this mid-season Sprint/Olympic race is fast, flat and easy to get to. Staged out of beautiful Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware this is a great race for elite and novice athletes alike. The freshwater swim starts with a rectangular course that parallels the shore for the first 250 meters. The bike course is super fast and completes a large loop around the park. This course is completely flat, all right hand turns and has great pavement throughout. The run course is amazing with a beautiful, heavily forested mix of single track lake views and wide open graveled walking paths. There are mountain biking, hiking and running trails galore as well as the GoApe ropes course.

Aug 18, 2024

North East Triathlon

North East, MD

The North East Triathlon is an amazing race in a beautiful location. Just minutes from I-95, a Chesapeake Bay time trial swim and well paved country roads along Elk Neck State Forest make this a great race. The course is low traffic, hilly and technical in places, but has plenty of straightaways and beautiful views. The run course is a lightly rolling, out and back course on the shoulder heading south of town. This Chesapeake Bay waterfront town is worth a weekend away, there are plenty of boats, parks, restaurants and roads to explore.

Aug 18, 2024

Covered Bridge Classic

Lancaster Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College.

Year after year our customers rave about the Covered Bridge Metric Century. Enjoy the scenery and covered bridges that Lancaster County Pennsylvania offers. The Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic (formerly the Covered Bridge Metric Century) is a classic Pennsylvania ride. It offers beautiful routes of 100 miles, 65 miles, 33 miles, and 16 miles, covering some of the most scenic cycling terrain anywhere. Each route traverses through covered bridges and past Amish farms.

Sep 1, 2024

Shenandoah Mountain 100

Mt Solon, VA

An ultra-endurance mountain bike race through some great trails and fire roads in the mountains of Virginia.

Sep 7, 2024

Amish Country Bike Tour

411 Legislative Ave, Dover, DE 19901

This is always a customer favorite, Routes are 16, 25, 50, 62 or 100 miles through peaceful, flat(!), low-traffic Amish countryside.

Sep 7, 2024

Shenandoah River Adventure Race

Shenandoah River State Park

12 & 6 Hour Adventure Races - Shenandoah River State Park located in the shadows of Skyline Drive we have created another race to push you hard enough to bend but not break. If you are up for the challenge, our 12 Hour Adventure Race is one of our most challenging races. This race offers a great river paddle, fantastic mountain biking with no hike-a-bike or rock gardens. The course also offers a nice flow MTB trail that has great climbs and excellent rewards with its downhill sections. This is an advanced level race! 6 Hour - We have designed this race course to give beginner racers the opportunity to take the next step in adventure racing. This race is designed for those who wish to take their adventure racing skills to the next level. We have an excellent course designed for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around Shenandoah River State Park.

Sep 7, 2024

Patriots Triathlon

Williamsburg, VA

Just minutes from historic Williamsburg, VA and next door to the original Jamestown Settlement, the Patriots Triathlon is a great end of season race. The time trial swim takes place at beautiful Jamestown beach where you can watch Osprey catch their breakfast or see a pod of dolphins swim along the course. The bike course is flat, fast and parallels the Cap-Cap bike trail along Rt. 5. The run course is simply amazing as it winds through historic farmland and forest on a combination of bike paths and jogging trails.

Sep 14, 2024

2024 Fool's Gold 38 and 60 Mile MTB Race

Dahlonega, GA

Registration Opens January 1, 2024 The 2024 Fool's Gold Mountain Bike Race will be returning to the beautiful Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, GA. As far as the course, expect lots of fast & flowy singletrack, some amazing singletrack descents, a sprinkle of pavement, and two major sustained climbs.

Sep 15, 2024

Ride for Clean Rivers

Wye Mills, MD

Ride the beautiful roads of Talbot County in support of clean water for the Midshore rivers. The Tour for Clean RIvers features a metric century (65 mile ride), 35 mile and a 20 mile ride.

Sep 15, 2024

Three Creek Century

Newville, PA

Join us for a scenic bike tour through Cumberland County in Central Pennsylvania sponsored by the Harrisburg Bicycle Club. Featuring five ride distance options and homemade soup! Tour Cumberland County’s scenic countryside alongside the Yellow Breeches, Conodoguinet and Big Spring Creeks.

Sep 15, 2024

Marsh Creek Triathlon

Downingtown, PA

The Marsh Creek Sprint Triathlon is an amazing race in a beautiful location. Staged out of Marsh Creek State Park, this race is located just west of Philadelphia, PA and minutes from the Turnpike. The time trial swim takes place in 500 acre Marsh Creek Lake and features a single loop, rectangular shaped swim course. The bike course is a beautiful, well paved, single loop 20k course that takes athletes through a mix of technical sections and long straightaways alongside trout streams and forests. The new 5k run course is entirely within the park and has beautiful lake views and a good uphill at mile 2.

Sep 21, 2024

Giant Acorn

Lake Anna, VA

The Giant Acorn Triathlon Festival features Olympic and Sprint distance races staged out of beautiful Lake Anna State Park. With a sandy beach time trial start, a refreshing (low 70’s) freshwater swim, rolling country roads for the bike and a run course that stays completely within the State Park. The race is amazing for so many reasons, but the best part is the park itself with a beautiful venue and banked stadium style seating overlooking the swim course, run course and finish line! Bring the family as the park features miles of trails, a playground, swimming beach and visitors center featuring a “gold mine”.

Sep 28, 2024

Waterman's Triathlon

Rock Hall, MD

The Waterman’s Triathlons are nestled on the edge of the Eastern Shore of Maryland in picturesque Rock Hall, MD. Just 18 miles from Baltimore “as the fish swims” (put your bike rack on a boat!), Rock Hall is one of the friendliest, most laid back towns anywhere…and is full of history. George Washington took the Annapolis Ferry to Rock Hall nearly ten times before heading to Philly on horseback to work out America’s Independence! The time trial swim takes place in Rock Hall Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay, protecting athletes from any serious wind or chop. The bike course is a triathlete’s dream with beautiful ribbons of pavement and wide shoulders throughout most of the rural course. The run course is pancake flat and takes athletes through the quaint nautically themed neighborhoods and side roads of Rock Hall, MD.

Sep 28, 2024

Six Gap

North Georgia

Sept 28 -29th During the last weekend of September, two days of bicycling fun with a weekend-long expo and a day of cycling through the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. 35, 58 and 100 mile route.

Sep 28, 2024

Seagull Century

Salisbury University Salisbury, MD

Seagull Century is a cycling tradition in the mid Atlantic area. Don't miss one of the Top 10 Centuries in North America.

410-548-2772

Sep 29, 2024

NJ Mountain Bike Festival

Ringwood, NJ 08844

Help us celebrate mountain biking in New Jersey. The festival is at Shepherd Lake Recreation Area in Ringwood State Park. A $5 parking fee per event vehicle will be collected by park staff. There is an additional $20 per adult entrance fee or $10 in advance. Kids are free.

Oct 5, 2024

Pleasants Landing Triathlon

Lake Anna, VA

Hosted at Pleasants Landing Marina at Lake Anna, this race and venue are amazing. The time trial swim takes place in the southeast portion of Lake Anna, about 1/4 mile from where the “hot side” of Lake Anna empties into the cold side, resulting in water temperatures that are 4-6 degree’s warmer than the rest of the lake at this time of year. So, you can look forward to above average water temperatures in mid-October.

Oct 6, 2024

Lifeline 100

Kinder Farm Park

Earlybird Registration is Open! The Lifeline100 at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, MD offers a unique organized ride experience for cyclists of all ages and abilities with scenic 100 and 65 mile routes on road and paved trail; and 30 and 15 mile routes on paved trail only. T

Oct 12, 2024

RiverTowns Ride & Festival

Delaware City, DE

Multiple route options on a course that is predominately flat between Historic Delaware City, Historic New Castle and the Wilmington Riverfront. Two Official Starting Points: Downtown Historic New Castle or Downtown Historic Delaware City. (Riders based in Wilmington can start at the Wilmington Riverfront. Check in will be on the boardwalk at the DuPont Environmental Education Center at start of the Markell Trail). https://www.bikereg.com/63471

(302) 655-6483

Oct 13, 2024

Covered Bridges Ride

Tinicum Park

This is THE premier cycling event in scenic Bucks County. Held each year on a beautiful Sunday with the gorgeous fall colors shouting out, the CBR, as our members call it, is our best event ever. You have 5 great routes to choose from.

Oct 26, 2024

Dirty Dozen

Pittsburgh, PA

The 41st Annual Dirty Dozen Bicycle Ride up 13 of the Pittsburgh area's steepest hills

Aug 9, 2025

Cowboy Tough Adventure Races

Curt Gowdy State Park - Cheyenne, WY

12 & 6 Hour - Do you think you are Cowboy Tough? If you want to see some of the amazing state of Wyoming and test your Adventure Racing skills, then sign up for the Cowboy Tough Race. Where we will push you to your endurance limits. You may bend but your goal is not to break. This race takes place at over 6000 feet and will push you over 8000 feet during some sections of the race. It offers breathtaking views and amazing mountain biking and trekking sections. You will have two different paddle sections in this race. Come out and tackle the winds and the wild west of Wyoming.