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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

6:00 PM

***Returns April 2022***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.

Crofton Bike Doctor

410-451-6901

Thursday Evening

6:00 PM

*** RETURNS March 2022 ***Our Thursday night group ride will be at 6:00 PM. We will be riding for one to two hours as daylight allows. This ride is for road. Average speed is around 18mph.

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 Clas above.

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

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

Apr 22, 2022

Coastal Ride (2-Days)

Edenton, NC

The Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride offers participants and their families a fun-filled 3-day weekend while both on and off the bike. Start your day by hopping on your bike and exploring one of the many fully supported routes this ride has to offer. Each day will feature a variety of routes ranging anywhere from 5 miles to 100 miles. The flat roads and minimal traffic counts will allow you to fully experience all of the sights and sounds of the Edenton area including an abundance of coastal wildlife and many historic sites that are deeply rooted to the local communities.

Apr 23, 2022

Rumpus In Bumpass

Lake Anna, VA

Hosted in the renovated Lake Anna Beach Marina, this race and venue are amazing. The swim lakes 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 water temperatures in the mid 60’s The first open water swim event of the season starts out with a 9AM start so you can sleep in a little and maybe even bring the kids! The race site is unique because the transition area and finish line are surrounded by water on 3 sides with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the West. Be sure to register early as we expect the return of this event to be extremely popular.

Apr 30, 2022

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour

Bethany Beach, DE

All routes start and end in Bethany Beach. Choose from a 30-, 50-mile, Metric Century & Century route. Completion of the ride is optional. Sag Wagon support available from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Designated rest stops with restrooms, light snacks & beverages. Continue the Tour After Party: from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (music, food vendors, door prizes, and more!) The ride will take place rain or shine.

May 7, 2022

Capital 2 Capital Ride

Williamsburg/Richmond, VA

Always a customer favorite! Quarter, Half and Full Century Routes.

May 7, 2022

Six Pillars Century

Great Marsh Park Somerset Avenue Cambridge, MD 21613

***Date based on previous years may be incorrect**** Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD. The cycling event will include four ride choices, including a 37-mile fun and fitness ride, a 56-mile Ironman Eagleman 70.3 Course, and a 100-mile Century Course.

410-819-0386

May 21, 2022

Mohican MTB100

Loudonville, OH

Criss-Cross three counties along a single loop, climb more than 11,000 feet, and go toe to toe with the top pros on this legendary ultra-endurance loop in Northeastern Ohio.

May 21, 2022

Ride for the Feast

Talbot, Maryland

Jun 4, 2022

Air Force Cycling Classic

Crystal City, VA

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 12, 2022

IronMan 70.3 Eagleman Triathlon

Cambridge, MD

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

Jul 23, 2022

Wilderness 101

State College, PA

The Wilderness 101 is an ultra endurance 101 mile backcountry mountain bike race. The course is one super big loop composed of some of the best off-road riding central PA has to offer in the Rothrock and Bald Eagle State Forests.

Aug 21, 2022

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 now in its 41st year. 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 4, 2022

Shenandoah Mountain 100

Stokesville, VA

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

Sep 10, 2022

Civil War Century

Thurmont, MD

***DATE IS ESTIMATE BASED ON PREVIOUS YEARS***Beautiful ride through back roads in scenic, hilly western Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. The full century visits the Antietam, Gettysburg and South Mountain battlefield historical sites, with lots of climbing and descending along the way. One of the area's premier century rides, with great support and organization. Registration opens early June.

Sep 10, 2022

Amish Country Bike Tour

411 Legislative Ave, Dover, DE 19901

Join us for the 34th Annual Amish Country Bike Tour on September 12, 2022!! This is always a customer favorite, Routes are 15, 25, 50, 62 or 100 miles through peaceful, flat(!), low-traffic Amish countryside. The 2019 routes are available at: https://ridewithgps.com/events/102159-amish-country-bike-tour. (we expect the course to be similar in 2020) Super early-bird rate of $35 per person will be available until December 31, 2019.

Oct 1, 2022

RiverTowns Ride & Festival

Delaware City, DE

***ESTIMATED DATE BASED ON PREVIOUS YEARS*** 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).

(302) 655-6483

Oct 2, 2022

Lifeline 100

Kinder Farm Park

Earlybird 2020 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. Thanks to our generous sponsor Prophasys, riders with special needs and their accompanying rider can register at a special 2 for 1 rate.

Oct 9, 2022

Covered Bridges Ride

Tinicum Park

You have five great routes to choose from -- the family-friendly 20 and 34 mile routes (both use the towpath along the Delaware river, which is a fine-cinder and hardpacked dirt trail, for part of these routes), or the hillier 35, 50 or 63 mile rides (all on paved roads) -- plus plenty of great food. Travel through up to six historic covered bridges. Fatter tired bikes work best on the cinder-based paths for the 20 and 34 mile routes, which visit one (20) or two (34) bridges. All rides conclude with a Grande Finale Picnic.