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This year 129 BBC members came to the Awards/Election Annual Membership Meeting. This event honors our dedicated volunteers who make the BBC the great club it is. As always we had the opportunity to socialize and talk to members whom we hadn't seen for awhile. The ambiance of a cozy fire in a rustic ski lodge, combined with a delicious dinner catered by Bear Bros, added a festive touch to the evening. The bicycle centerpieces, handmade by Jayne Parks Ridgely, dressed up the tables.
The Club recognized our outgoing 2014 Board Members, Event Leaders, and Ride Coordinators. The BBC elected our new Executive Board Members, and President Ed Cahill then introduced them. The event brochure lists the evening's highlights and 2014 Civil War Century volunteers were commended for their efforts.
President Ed Cahill announced the 2014 Award Recipients: Hall of Fame - Bud Lippert; Wayne Rogers Award - Becky Smith; and Barb Park Award - Renee Rees. A delicious dessert capped off the meal, and people enjoyed the evening, as seen in photos from the event. We hope to see you at our early spring Social on March 21 and the BBC's Awards/Election Dinner on Nov 21.
Evolution of the Instructional Ride Series
During the November 15, 2014 BBC End of Season Celebration and Awards Dinner, Gary Brandon shared how the instructional ride series has evolved over the past thirty years. Pictured are BBC members Gordon Peltz (left) and Howard Kaplon (right), leaders of the ride series since 1985. Learn more about the series by reading Gary's speech. Photos taken by John Isaacs.
2014 BBC Ride Leaders
Spain and Portugal Tour
BBC member Stuart Bonning recently traveled with a few fellow cyclists from around North America on a self-contained bike trip across Spain and Portugal. Pictured above is Stuart's view from his bike while leaving Toledo. Find out more about the trip in Stuart's report.
Remembering Lee Fleishman
Lee Fleishman was a regular on the Seniors rides and he and his wife, Ruth, were active cyclists and regular volunteers at various BBC events. Lee also served as a volunteer ranger on the Northern Central Trail, as seen in the photo. This photo was taken at the dedication of the drinking fountain, etc., at the Paper Mill Road entrance to the trail Sept. 16, 2005. The BBC was a major contributor to the cost of the well and drinking fountain. In the photo Lee Fleishman is flanked by Frank Anders on the left and Russell Loy on the right.
2014 Weekend in Lancaster
Don’t you love it?! Even the bike shop is nestled among the farms and fields in the Amish countryside. Mary Jarcy is enjoying Friday’s ride and a stop Weaver’s. Read Evie Rensel's ride report to learn about more good times on the BBC 2014 Weekend in Lancaster.
BBC Tandem Riders Take on Havre de Grace
Seven couples came out for the Havre de Grace - Delta PA "Coffee-Coffee" CRABS ride on September 21, 2014. All enjoyed a nice lunch in Delta. And, even better, after the ride some stayed in Havre de Grace for the Lockhouse Museum Beer & Oyster Festival. You just can't find a better way to refuel and rehydrate after a 50 miler in and out of (read: Up and Down!) the Susquehanna River Basin.