My wife just completed her masters and took a job with the government so we are moving from Knoxville, TN to Laurel, MD at the end of this month. I'm excited to learn a new area but it'll be hard leaving my family and friends here. I'm also making the transition from driving a car everywhere to living car-light since I got rid of my vehicle and don't plan to buy a new one.
I'm primarily a casual/recreational cyclist but I do some longer charity rides a few times a year. I've got a hardtail mountain bike [Felt Q720], a commuter/hybrid bike [Raleigh Detour Deluxe], and a fixed gear [Motobecane Messenger]. I'm excited about learning the new roads/trails around the area. While I was in town shopping for a place to live I stopped by a bike shop in Beltsville/College Park area (I can't remember the name but they had a bunch of cool bikes like a lawn-mower bike, a highwheel, and a hand-cycle) [anyway] the people at the shop were super-nice and when funds allow I would very much like to purchase a Kona Ute from them!
If anyone lives in/near the area and wants to meet up for a ride sometime after July first feel free to hit me up on the PM's or post here. Any information locals care to share about great rides, bike shops, cyclo-advocacy groups I could become involved with, or delicious food/beer in the area is also appreciated.