Upcoming events

    • 04/01/2020
    • (EDT)
    • 09/02/2020
    • (EDT)
    • 23 sessions
    • Davidsonville Park
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    ABC south loop Wednesday evening rides will resume 6/1/2020.

    Meet at Davidsonville Park (not the Park and Ride) on Patuxent River Road at 5:30 for approximately 20-25 miles at 14-15 MPH average, no drop.

    Usual loop consists of Patuxent, Harwood, Polling House, Bayard and Sands.

    No-go if there's rain or other unsafe weather.

    Ride Leader: Tina McDermott. Contact Tina if you are coming, or if the weather is questionable, at 410-570-5170.



    • 06/02/2020
    • (EDT)
    • 06/08/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 107 sessions
    • General's Highway Corridor Park, 1758 Crownsville Rd, Annapolis, MD
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    9:00 AM sharp at Generals Highway Corridor park right across from the Renaissance Festival, following about a 27 mile route; also the 902 Group rides about 22 miles. Please be ready to ride 5 minutes before start time.

    To keep group size smaller (a goal with the current pandemic) the riders will break into about 3 speed groups with about 3 minutes delay between group departures.  In general, the slowest speed group will take the about 22 mile route.

    For more information contact John Richardson at jjrichardson2@msn.com

    • 07/11/2020
    • (EDT)
    • 11/29/2020
    • (EST)
    • 21 sessions

    ABC offers a variety of weekend rides, both in Anne Arundel County, and in the broader DMV area.  Details on dates and specific rides will be posted separately.

    • 07/11/2020
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • St. Michaels Elementary School
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    Annual ABC St. Michael's / Tilghman Island / Bellevue / Oxford / Easton Ride.

    Ride through Talbot County and take a trip across the Tred-Avon on one of Maryland's four ferry crossings with a planned lunch stop at the Oxford Deli. 

    Ride Leader is Jim Van Horn. Speed is as fast (or slow) as Jim wants to go. Route is whatever Jim decides at the time...but is expected to resemble the below:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33275511

    About 61 miles; there is another ride leaving an hour later that plans a 45 mile route ( see separate entry here: https://annapolisbicycleclub.org/event-3901446

    Start time is 8:00 AM at the St. Michael's Elementary School

    Meetup after at Eastern Shore Brewery. Mid-ride 50/50 raffle will be held to help defray the bill...

    Bring $6 cash for the ferry fee.

    Click the registration button if you are riding and please wear your ABC jersey or a yellow jersey if you have one.

    • 07/11/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Davidsonville Park, Patuxent River Road
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    This is a meet-up ride opportunity for those not doing the scheduled Club rides in St. Michaels Saturday 7/11. Most of our ride leaders will be there.

    "Register" here so you can see who and how many are coming. Non-club member 'guest' riders are not allowed on leaderless meet-up rides due to insurance policy restrictions.

    Decide on your own route and pace. Start earlier if you like, if you coordinate that amongst yourselves in advance.  

    Here's a few suggested routes, but ride whatever safe route you decide on:

    26 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33198224 

    29 miles to Deale:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33198337

    31 miles to Galesville: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32940930  

    34 miles to Deale: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33198526 

    • 07/11/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • St. Michaels Elementary School
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    This is the 45 mile version of the Annual ABC St. Michael's / Tilghman Island / Bellevue / Oxford / Easton Ride. Start time is 9 AM.

    Ride through Talbot County and take a trip across the Tred-Avon on one of Maryland's four ferry crossings with a planned lunch stop at the Oxford Deli. 

    Ride Leader is Jim "Late Start" Black. This group will start at 9 AM - one hour after the main ride - and head to Tilghman Island until we meet the other group, then we'll do a U-turn and join them for the rest of the ride. This group will NOT be going to the end of Tilghman Island. 

    Distance: About 45 miles. ( there is a 60 mile version leaving at 8, find that here: https://annapolisbicycleclub.org/event-3864596

    Start time is 9:00 AM at the St. Michael's Elementary School

    Bring $6 cash for the ferry fee.

    Meetup after at Eastern Shore Brewery. Mid-ride 50/50 raffle will be held to help defray the bill... 

    45 mile cue sheet and map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33294636
    We will start the ride with a tour of the back streets of St Michaels.

    Click the registration button if you are riding and please wear your ABC jersey or a yellow jersey if you have one.

    • 07/12/2020
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • Davidsonville Park, 3042 Patuxent River Road, Davidsonville, MD
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    Lynn Mullineaux & Peter Roberts have volunteered to lead 8 am Sunday morning, no drop rides at 12 to 13 mph, perfect for newer riders and those who don't want to go too fast.  This will be the first.

    22 mile ride to Galesville and back.  Please bring a mask and note the other information on our home page regarding riding safely during the COVID pandemic.

    Please 'register' here and RSVP to Lynn & Peter at lynn.mull25@gmail.com 

    & pete@pkroberts.net.

    • 07/15/2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176
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    BWI Wednesday evening 5:30 rides!

    Wednesday rides around BWI trail - Meet at BWI Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176 for approximately 20 miles at 14-15MPH average, no drop.

    Rides will start at 5:30 on April 1st and will continue through the summer and be around 25 miles. Click the registration button and contact Jim Van Horn or Len Jones if you are riding.

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    • 07/16/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • To be announced
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    Save the date for TTGT. The location and details will be announced soon!

    Please join us for this monthly informal social gathering. Please let LJ Reiter know if you plan on attending so we can provide an accurate headcount to the venue.

    New members, past members, and guests are always welcome.

    See you there!


    John C. Tyrrell

    President ABC

    "Join the Ride"


    • 07/19/2020
    • 6:00 AM (EDT)
    • Pleasant Valley FD, 2030 South Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster, MD 21158

    Firefighter 50 Bicycle Ride

    CANCELLED BY ORGANIZERS FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID 19


    The 9th annual Firefighter 50 bike ride will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

    Offering routes for cyclists of all abilities.  All rides start and finish in the Village of Pleasant Valley, MD which is about 6 miles west of Westminster, MD. There will be  four great road routes in 2020 of 35 miles, 50 miles, 62 miles and a full century of 100 miles. All routes are fully supported with SAG/Sweep and either a water or rest stop approximately every 15 miles. The Pleasant Valley Fire Company will be preparing you a full “All you can eat lunch” to enjoy after your ride. Our goal is for you to have a SAFE and FUN day of cycling.

    Cost Per Rider: is $35, same-day registration is $40

    Includes: Full “all you can eat” Firefighter Lunch in the air-conditioned dining hall, and fully supported routes.

    Show and go start of 6:00 - 9:00 AM

    2020 Firefighter 50 Registration and Information




    • 07/22/2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176
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    BWI Wednesday evening 5:30 rides!

    Wednesday rides around BWI trail - Meet at BWI Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176 for approximately 20 miles at 14-15MPH average, no drop.

    Rides will start at 5:30 on April 1st and will continue through the summer and be around 25 miles. Click the registration button and contact Jim Van Horn or Len Jones if you are riding.

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    • 07/29/2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176
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    BWI Wednesday evening 5:30 rides!

    Wednesday rides around BWI trail - Meet at BWI Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176 for approximately 20 miles at 14-15MPH average, no drop.

    Rides will start at 5:30 on April 1st and will continue through the summer and be around 25 miles. Click the registration button and contact Jim Van Horn or Len Jones if you are riding.

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    • 08/01/2020
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Hershey, PA
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    SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020

    JOIN US VIRTUALLY JULY 18-AUGUST 1

    TO WALK, RUN OR BIKE AT YOUR OWN PACE TO SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH

    OR

     ON AUGUST 1
    TO CYCLE THE 25-MILE LOOPS

    Each year, we look forward to seeing our Chocolate Tour participants and to all the fun we have together while supporting Cancer Research at Penn State University. We are enormously grateful for your continued and unwavering support in these difficult and uncertain times!


    During the past few months, our lives have been transformed due to COVID-19.  We have found ourselves forced to sacrifice and adapt to safely interact with one another. The Chocolate Tour is unfortunately no different and, we too, had to face the need to reorganize the event to ensure the health and safety of participants and volunteers alike. This is and will remain our primary concern while moving forward with this event. Even though it was our hope to see everyone complete their events in person once again this year, we have been forced to adapt. 


    In order to ensure everyone’s health and safety, the run and walk events will be entirely virtual this year.  The cycling event will have a virtual option, but cyclists may also choose to ride two different marked 25-mile loops, first in one direction and then in reverse to complete 100 miles. There will be one refreshment stop. This option is subject to change depending on the COVID-19 situation. A final decision will be made in July.  Start times will be staggered (and time confirmed by email) or participants may opt to start anywhere along the courses at suggested parking areas to ensure social distancing. Refreshments will be bottled beverages and manufacturer sealed nutritional items only. Please check your emails and our social media pages for updates with changes to the 25-mile cycling course! This is a rain or shine event, NO REFUNDS

    *CASH OR CHECK EVENT*

    2020 REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY.
    NO MAIL-IN OR ON-SITE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE


    REGISTRATION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 1. 
    Donations will remain open until August 15.



    Registration Fees 

    5K/10K Walk/Run    $40

    Cycling Events         $45

    Funds raised by the Chocolate Tour will support cancer research at Penn State University

    Click Here for 2020 Chocolate Tour Information and Registration

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    The Chocolate Tour is part of the Bicycling Trifecta, a collaboration of Central Pennsylvania's 3 Premier cycling events.   Learn more about how to participate in the Bicycling Trifecta and receive a commemorative mug.


    • 08/01/2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Frederick, MD Downtown
    National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race
    August 1, 2020
    Historic Downtown Frederick
    Begins at Brewer's Alley, Frederick, MD 21701
    12:00 PM
    Free for spectators

    Come watch one of the most unique and thrilling events in the country! The National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race is guaranteed to bring excitement as racers from across the globe compete for the championship title by racing through the streets of historic downtown Frederick atop high wheel bicycles. High wheel bicycles (also known as penny farthings), which were popular in the 1880s, are bicycles with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel.  The race consists of a criterium (multi-lap) race along a 0.5 mile route through the heart of the historic district. Presented by Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Visit Frederick, this is a MUST SEE event for the whole family, and celebrates the history and love of bicycles. Don’t miss out on the action!

    Road closures begin at 10:30am, Race start 12:00pm.

    https://www.highwheelrace.com/


    Interesting videos on YouTube.

    • 08/05/2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176
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    BWI Wednesday evening 5:30 rides!

    Wednesday rides around BWI trail - Meet at BWI Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176 for approximately 20 miles at 14-15MPH average, no drop.

    Rides will start at 5:30 on April 1st and will continue through the summer and be around 25 miles. Click the registration button and contact Jim Van Horn or Len Jones if you are riding.

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    • 08/07/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 08/09/2020
    • (EDT)
    • Walkersville Volunteer Fire Hall, 79 W Frederick St, Walkersville, MD

    Tour de Frederick August 7-9, 2020

    Plan to make it a weekend you won't forget! With four cycling routes from 10-100 miles exploring the Frederick County countryside, a finish-line party for the whole family, and a history ride through downtown Frederick on Sunday, you will want to plan to spend the entire weekend in Frederick!

    For Information and Registration: https://www.tourdefrederick.com/


    • 08/08/2020
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • Galena Elementary School - Galena, Md
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    This event is put on by members of The Galena Lions Club. The 16th annual ride has 6 well marked routes that travel through the flat to rolling roads of rural Kent  County Maryland.  Visit the website for examples of the views, the roads, SAG support, rest stops, and GPS mapping of routes.

    Show and go starting at 6:00 am. All long distant riders please start before 9:00 am. All starts before 10:00 am. Last sweep of the routes will be 5:00 pm. 

    A relatively low key cycling event that in past years has had post ride refreshments and food served at tables and chairs set up under some shade trees at the elementary school start/finish.

    Click Here for Information and Registration

     


    • 08/12/2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176
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    BWI Wednesday evening 5:30 rides!

    Wednesday rides around BWI trail - Meet at BWI Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176 for approximately 20 miles at 14-15MPH average, no drop.

    Rides will start at 5:30 on April 1st and will continue through the summer and be around 25 miles. Click the registration button and contact Jim Van Horn or Len Jones if you are riding.

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    • 08/16/2020
    • (EDT)
    • Lancaster, PA
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    Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic

    Sunday August 16, 2020

    Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic (formerly the Covered Bridge Metric Century) is a classic Pennsylvania ride now in its 42nd 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.

    The routes all cover rolling terrain with only moderate climbing with the exception of 100 mile route. The 100 mile option is a challenging ride that includes a hilly 38 mile loop that starts and ends at the lunch rest stop in Stevens, PA. There are no official rest stops on the 38 mile loop, so please stock up at the lunch stop.

    Proceeds from the ride benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club’s grant program. Over $300,000 has been donated for covered bridge restoration and bike-related initiatives since 1999.

    Date: Sunday August 16, 2020

    Where: Lancaster, PA

    Click Here for 2020 Event Website and Information

    • 08/19/2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176
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    BWI Wednesday evening 5:30 rides!

    Wednesday rides around BWI trail - Meet at BWI Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176 for approximately 20 miles at 14-15MPH average, no drop.

    Rides will start at 5:30 on April 1st and will continue through the summer and be around 25 miles. Click the registration button and contact Jim Van Horn or Len Jones if you are riding.

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    • 08/20/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • To be announced
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    Save the date for TTGT. The location and details will be announced soon!

    Please join us for this monthly informal social gathering. Please let LJ Reiter know if you plan on attending so we can provide an accurate headcount to the venue.

    New members, past members, and guests are always welcome.

    See you there!


    John C. Tyrrell

    President ABC

    "Join the Ride"


    • 08/26/2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176
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    BWI Wednesday evening 5:30 rides!

    Wednesday rides around BWI trail - Meet at BWI Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176 for approximately 20 miles at 14-15MPH average, no drop.

    Rides will start at 5:30 on April 1st and will continue through the summer and be around 25 miles. Click the registration button and contact Jim Van Horn or Len Jones if you are riding.

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    • 09/02/2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176
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    BWI Wednesday evening 5:30 rides!

    Wednesday rides around BWI trail - Meet at BWI Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176 for approximately 20 miles at 14-15MPH average, no drop.

    Rides will start at 5:30 on April 1st and will continue through the summer and be around 25 miles. Click the registration button and contact Jim Van Horn or Len Jones if you are riding.

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    • 09/09/2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176
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    BWI Wednesday evening 5:30 rides!

    Wednesday rides around BWI trail - Meet at BWI Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176 for approximately 20 miles at 14-15MPH average, no drop.

    Rides will start at 5:30 on April 1st and will continue through the summer and be around 25 miles. Click the registration button and contact Jim Van Horn or Len Jones if you are riding.

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    • 09/12/2020
    • (EDT)
    • Dover, DE
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    No day-of registration. Online registration will close on Sept 10, 2020

    Join ABC on the Amish Country Bike Tour! Register on the ABC website to let members know you are attending. When you register on the event website, use Annapolis Bicycle Club as your team name for a registration discount (if we have 5 or more members register).

    Registration is now open for the 34th annual Amish Country Bike Tour being held Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in Kent County, Delaware. Make sure to register by Tuesday June 30th, 2020 to ensure reduced rates: www.bikereg.com/amish-country-bike-tour.

    The ACBT Planning Committee is following the recommendations of USA Cycling as well as state and local authorities to minimize risk for our participants and volunteers.  The following modifications will be made:

    • Instead of a mass start, the event will be a show-and-go, staggered by distance planned:
      • 100-mile riders: begin between 7-8 am
      • 50/62-mile riders: begin between 8-9 am
      • 15/25-mile riders: begin between 9-10:30 am
    • No day-of registration.  Online registration will close on Sept 10, 2020.
    • For participants registered BEFORE Sept 1, 2020, all registration materials will be mailed to the address provided when registering.  For those registering between Sept 1-10, you will need to pick up your registration materials.  We will modify our packet pick-up to allow for social distancing.
    • All pre-ordered t-shirts and jerseys will not be mailed, but will be available for pick-up with social distancing measures in place.
    • Masks will be provided and must be worn at all stops or when in close proximity to others not in your group.
    • Rest stops will be modified to minimize crowding and potential for contamination of food/beverages. 
    • We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will update this information as needed. 

    General information:

    Routes are 15, 25, 50, 62 or 100 miles through peaceful, flat(!), low-traffic Amish countryside. You can preview the routes before  you decide.

    Early registration rate of $45 per person will be available until June 30th, 2020.

    Up to 5 rest stops are included, depending on distance, but all routes stop at the Amish Schoolhouse, where you’ll enjoy our famous, fresh, locally-baked pie!  Following the bike tour, there will be a box lunch picnic and vendors on Legislative Mall in historic downtown Dover, Delaware.

    If you’re planning to stay in the area, consider joining Bike Delaware and local cyclists for one of two second day ride options on Sunday, Sept 13, for no additional cost!

    The area offers a number of accommodation and dining options. Delaware isn’t very big, but that doesn’t mean you will want to stay too far outside of the Dover area. Kent County Tourism has compiled a wonderful searchable resource for visitors available on their website.  If you limit your search to Dover, you’ll be in the right area to get to the start point by 8 am. While you can start at any time, we do recommend an earlier start for any of the longer rides to ensure that rest stops and SAG support are available. The event will close at 5 pm.

    Check back here or join the conversation on our Amish Country Bike Tour FaceBook or Amish Country Bike Tour Instagram accounts for updates and information as details for the Amish Country Bike Tour are finalized. As of this time, the planning continues.


    • 09/12/2020
    • (EDT)
    • Thurmont, Maryland near the corner of East Moser Road and Frederick Road

    The Civil War Century         
    Saturday, 9/12/2020
    Thurmont, Maryland

    ride for everyone – Earn bragging rights on the long and mountainous routes, look at the mountains on the mid-length routes, or enjoy a short scenic tour. All routes are well marked, we also provide cue sheets, GPS course downloads, and maps are posted at the rest stops. Whichever route you choose, you will be cycling through some of the most beautiful countryside east of the Mississippi.

    Check-in – Open from 7 am through 10 am at the ride start on the day of the event. Early check-in on Friday night from 6 – 9 pm at the Thurmont Visitors Center, 11 Water St., near the corner of Water and Main streets.

    On-line advance registration only - No on-site registration

    Registration opens on June 1, 2020.

    Registration limited to 1600 riders - register early to avoid getting shut out of this ride which has always sold out!

    Click here for 2020 event website and more information

    • 09/13/2020
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD 21613

    Friends of Blackwater Wild Goose Chase Women's Bicycle Ride

    September 12-13, 2020

    to register -> wildgoose

    Tell others you are riding -> Who-is-riding

    When you register for this event please complete the who-is-riding form so everyone (only ABC members) know you are riding.

    Women bicyclists from all over the Mid-Atlantic and beyond converge on Dorchester County to ride in the Wild Goose Chase Women's Bicycle Ride. Cyclists can ride along low-traffic scenic county roads in and around Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Since women's bicycling pioneer Georgena Terry created the event in 2008, the Wild Goose Chase has raised over $175,000 for the Friends of Blackwater, which has used the funds to support numerous Refuge projects. The Wild Goose Chase will be Sunday, September 13 with workshops on Saturday, September 12. Registration is limited to 250 people. The contact person for the 2020 ride: Kit Bradshaw, 443-521-5894, wildgooseride@gmail.com.

    Registering for more than one category? Save time and hassel by creating a BikeReg profile before you register - it will copy your name, address, etc. when you register for The Wild Goose Chase and Sat.events. You can do so herehttps://www.bikereg.com/NewUser/NewMember/ 

    WHAT'S HAPPENING SATURDAY

    Bicycle mechanic workshops - we are offering 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon courtesy of Rockville Bike Hub. Nature Rides - led again this year by Sue Fischer, 2018 Friends of Blackwater Volunteer of the Year award winner. And our latest SATURDAY ACTIVITY - WHAT IS IT? Here's your chance to feed your inner naturalist. Ride to the Woods Trail and learn to use a key to identify 10 trees along the Woods Trail. Then hop back on your bike and ride to the Visitor Center where you will learn to use a GPS to hunt for clues that will identify animals found on the refuge. A scavenger hunt inside the Visitor Center is the culmination of your learning adventure!These activities are about 2 hours each, so beware of scheduling conflicts as you will not automatically be prevented from registering for events offered at the same time. If you have previously done one of these, kindly remember space is limited and there are others who have not had the opportunity.

    THE RIDE

    The Wild Goose Chase Bike Ride for Women takes place on and around Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD, on the scenic  Eastern Shore. There are rides for women of all cycling levels (22, 31, 39, and 63 miles). The ride is on Sunday, and includes a buffet lunch, t-shirt, and other goodies with your registration fee.  We have SAG on each route and the best rest stops around that are staffed by awesome volunteers. 39 and 63 milers may start at 7:00 a.m. We ask, nicely of course, if others would wait until 7:45 a.m. to avoid congestion and aid with setting up rest stops. We are in an area affected by rising sea levels so be prepared to start a little later if there is water on the road in the morning.

    ADDITIONAL INFO

    On both days vendors and exhibitors of women-focused cycling apparel and gear will be offering their wares. Visit them from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until 4 p.m. at the education building on the refuge.

    All registrations will be done online and the participant limit is 225 due to parking limitations at the refuge. That's correct, no same day registrations.

    All communication regarding this ride will be done via email with the subject Wild Goose Chase-whatever info. We do not send emails unless we have something important to tell you, SO PLEASE READ THEM.

    Would you like to buy a custom design 2019 Wild Goose Chase jersey? Sassy Cycling is designing and producing one! We will email you a link when the design has been approved.

    Accommodation and dining option information is included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering.

    This tour is a celebration of women’s cycling, but also a celebration of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge itself. Picture this: flat roads, no-to-low traffic, and pristine salt-marshes offering protection for migratory waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay region. The area, once threatened by development, was the motivation for Georgena Terry to start the Wild Goose Chase in 2008. Established as a fundraiser to help protect the refuge, the Wild Goose Chase has generated over $175,000 for the Friends of Blackwater. Your participation in the 2020 event will help the Friends of Blackwater continue to protect this critical habitat, home to eagles, ospreys, migrating birds, the Delmarva Fox Squirrel, and other wildlife. 

    So, come to Cambridge and be a part of the celebration! It's a spectacular way to enjoy fall cycling while contributing to a great cause and an opportunity to meet and network with fellow women cyclists from all over the region.

    See you in September,

    Sue


     

    2020 Wild Goose Chase 2020


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    • 09/16/2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176
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    BWI Wednesday evening 5:30 rides!

    Wednesday rides around BWI trail - Meet at BWI Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176 for approximately 20 miles at 14-15MPH average, no drop.

    Rides will start at 5:30 on April 1st and will continue through the summer and be around 25 miles. Click the registration button and contact Jim Van Horn or Len Jones if you are riding.

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    • 09/17/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • To be announced
    Register

    Save the date for TTGT. The location and details will be announced soon!

    Please join us for this monthly informal social gathering. Please let LJ Reiter know if you plan on attending so we can provide an accurate headcount to the venue.

    New members, past members, and guests are always welcome.

    See you there!


    John C. Tyrrell

    President ABC

    "Join the Ride"


    • 09/19/2020
    • (EDT)
    • Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis
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    The annual ABC summer/fall picnic will take place on Saturday 9/19/2020 at Quiet Waters Park.

    The details will be posted when we get closer to the date. This event will have a fee to participate to help offset some of the expenses.

    Feel free to click the registration button to indicate your interest.

    Hope to see you there.

    POC: Linda Jones

    • 09/20/2020
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • Frederick, MD
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    Gran Fondo Maryland - Frederick Maryland

    September 20 2020 You may not associate Maryland with climbs, but Gran Fondo Maryland has one of the highest ratios of elevation gain per mile of any Gran Fondo National Series event. But don't worry, the perfect pavement and cooler early fall temperatures make this one of our most popular events.

    Anyone interested in possibly riding the Medio (61 mile, 5700 ft.) distance should contact Eric Veit offline.

    For Gran Fondo information and registration Click Here

    • 09/23/2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176
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    BWI Wednesday evening 5:30 rides!

    Wednesday rides around BWI trail - Meet at BWI Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176 for approximately 20 miles at 14-15MPH average, no drop.

    Rides will start at 5:30 on April 1st and will continue through the summer and be around 25 miles. Click the registration button and contact Jim Van Horn or Len Jones if you are riding.

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    • 09/27/2020
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • Harrisonburg, VA
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    Save the date for a special cycling celebration! The 10th edition of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo will take place September 27, 2020.

    Registration for the 2020 event will open Friday, January 31, 10 a.m., at www.BikeReg.com/GranFondo.

    Early Bird Entries will be available to the first 50 registrants. When they are claimed, the next 100 registrants can take advantage of other discounts. The event is capped, and will fill in advance. Hopeful participants are encouraged to register early.

    The Alpine Loop route will feature unpaved dirt and gravel roads, and the event will offer many of the classic paved routes as well. Look for details and other special announcements in the weeks ahead.

    2020 fundraising will support the Cancer Journeys Foundation Prostate Cancer Awareness Project.

    Click Here for Information and Registration

    • 09/30/2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176
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    BWI Wednesday evening 5:30 rides!

    Wednesday rides around BWI trail - Meet at BWI Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area on MD-176 for approximately 20 miles at 14-15MPH average, no drop.

    Rides will start at 5:30 on April 1st and will continue through the summer and be around 25 miles. Click the registration button and contact Jim Van Horn or Len Jones if you are riding.

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    • 10/03/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Frederick Fairgrounds area
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    Ride 45-ish miles by Frederick fairgrounds followed by attending Frederick Oktoberfest celebration at the fairgrounds. Its an outstanding German Oktoberfest with excellent food and bier.

    More details in the future, including car pooling.

    http://www.frederickoktoberfest.org/

    Free admission if you wear lederhosen.

    Contact John C. Tyrrell if you plan on riding and click register.

    • 10/04/2020
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd, Millersville, MD
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