Clubs and Advocacy Organizations
Cycling, Triathlon and More
Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE)
MORE (The Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts), Inc. is a 501c (3) non-profit representing thousands of area mountain bikers. Founded in 1992, MORE maintains more than 250 miles of natural surface trails in 25 state and county parks in the region. MORE members contribute more than 3,000 volunteer hours annually and have constructed nearly 100 miles of new, sustainable trail. The club also leads hundreds of rides each year at local parks, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. MORE is committed to environmentally sound and socially responsible mountain biking, facilitating recreational trail cycling, educating about the sport of mountain biking, maintaining local trails, and advocating for increased multi-user trail access.
Old Line Velo
Race Pace is proud to be a major sponsor of the greater Baltimore area's newest cycling group - Old Line Velo (OLV). The group is passionate about cycling and giving back to the cycling community.
OLV is especially interested in the off road riding available at Patapsco Valley State Park. The trails offered there and in other areas so close to our homes are the result of decades of effort. The group's goal is to ensure that the trails are not only around for future generations, but improved and lengthened for decades to come. The group, and each member individualy, supports MORE and IMBA both financially and through volunteer efforts.
OLV is enthusastic about highlighting the area's best trails. For this reason, they lead group rides on a regular basis, geared toward riders of all levels. For those wanting to race, there is an active and supportive portion of the club racing on the weekends. OLV supports riders of all abilities and is especially interested in helping new riders learn the joy of cycling.
You're welcome to check out the OLV website for more information.
International Mountain Bicycling Association
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers worldwide. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions.
IMBA's worldwide network includes 35,000 individual members, more than 750 bicycle clubs, more than 160 corporate partners and about 600 retailer shops. IMBA's members live in all 50 U.S. states, most Canadian provinces and in 30 other countries. IMBA's headquarters in the United States are located in Boulder, Colorado. They currently have 36 full-time staff members, including five regional directors located in the Pacific, Rocky Mountains, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States.
Baltimore Youth Cycling
We are a proud supporter and Shop Partner with Baltimore Youth Cycling. BYC is a youth-focused cyclocross racing program based in Baltimore that provides instruction, weekly structured practices, and support for the race season for kids aged 8-18. Their aim is to develop junior cyclists into cycling advocates and confident and competitive young athletes. The organization is supported by 7 local bicycle businesses and we are proud to be among them, with Ellicott City store manager Jon Posner on the BYC board.
Baltimore Area Triathlon Clubs and Organizations
- Baltimore Area Triathlon Club (BATC)
- Mid Maryland Tri Club (MidMaryland)
- Annapolis Tri Club
- Piranha Sports ( Race Promoter)
- USA Triathlon (National Governing Body)
- Reston Area Triathletes (TriRats)
USA Cycling is the governing body of all US based bicycle racing. In order to enter a bike race you need a USCF license for road racing or a NORBA license for mountain bike racing. Collegiate racing is organized through bike clubs affiliated with the college or university and is also governed by USA Cycling.
The Ride Connection
Tired of riding alone? A wonderful new free social network-type of site designed by a cyclist for cyclists is now available for you! Their mission is to match cyclists with other cyclists and riding opportunities.
Visit www.therideconnection.com to post your group rides, rides on which you'd like others to join you, or to search for rides in your area! The more members join, the more opportunities there will be to ride.