Welcome to Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA)!
We are an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit focused on creating a healthier, more livable Annapolis and Anne Arundel County by promoting safe bicycling for transportation, recreation and fitness. We represent more than 500 members and advocate for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices; and educate children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling. For an update of recent accomplishments and activities, please read our BikeAAA 2015 Annual Report or 2016April-BikeAAA – April Accomplishments & May Events.
2016 is going strong for BikeAAA as we continue to promote safety, bike events and more safe places to ride. Here are some recent highlights:
School Board Recognizes Bike Safety Program
At front center are Christiana Walsh, AACPS Coordinator of Health, Physical Education and Dance, Steve Miller, BikeAAA Board Member and Safety Program Lead, Jon Korin, BikeAAA President and Brian Kopp, Bike Maryland Education Director
Partners BikeAAA and Bike Maryland received recognition by the Anne Arundel County School Board for the partnership that is providing bicycle safety instruction and a bike rodeo skills course to more than 5,000 children grades 3-5 in 26 elementary schools in its first year. The program is grant-funded and is provided at no cost to the school system. Schools are now being scheduled for next year. Special thanks to BikeAAA’s Steve Miller and BikeMD’s Brian Kopp who launched the program that is now being used as a model for other counties across Maryland! Great press coverage and video in the Capital Gazette
Lifeline100 Wins “Maryland My Maryland” Special Event of the Year from MRPA
The Anne Arundel County Lifeline100 Community Bicycle Event received this award at the Maryland Recreation & Parks Association annual conference. Lifeline100 is hosted by Anne Arundel Recreation & Parks, Anne Arundel Police and BikeAAA. Last year’s event drew 670 cyclists and raised $21,000 for county non-profits. Earlybird registration is now open! Sign up to ride, sponsor or volunteer now atwww.lifeline100.com .
COUNTY BIKE COMMISSION LAUNCHED! On August 12, 2015, County Executive Steve Schuh announced the formation of the Anne Arundel County Bicycle Advisory Commission. This is a very significant step towards a safe interconnected bike route network and BikeAAA president, Jon Korin, will chair the commission. More than 50 cyclists, government and community officials attended the signing on the B&A Trail. F0r more details, video and photos, click here or Bike Commission.
The Lifeline 100 Anne Arundel County
Century Ride features rides 100 and 65 mile road/paved trail routes and 30 and 15 mile paved trail rides, a Children’s Bike Rodeo and the Make Health Happen health fair on Oct. 16 2016 at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville. There were 670 registrants (up 30% from 2015), more than 50 sponsors, 100 volunteers and the event raised $21,000 for county non-profits! More details here . The 2016 Lifeline100 will be Oct 16. Registration is open!
Bike Safety Programs: Over 1,000 children in bike safety rodeos and 750 free helmets distributed. Learn more about this and other safety programs here!
Support Anne Arundel County bicycling by joining BikeAAA now! Just click: JOIN/SUPPORT