ABC Adventure Rides
Besides the numerous local bicycle rides that Annapolis Bicycle Club leads, ABC also has a number of
Adventure Rides each year. Some of our Adventure Rides are very popular annual events (Like the St.
Michael’s / Oxford ride).
What is an Adventure Ride?
An adventure ride is simply a ride, outside of the local area, that is planned and led by one of our ABC
members. An adventure ride typically is designed to explore areas we do not typically ride, and often are
based on exploring one or more locations or themes, such as the Wicomico River Ferries, the
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, or the Savage River. The rides may also have planned lunch spots
during or afterwards.
The rides are given the term ‘Adventure’ for multiple reasons. Sometimes the locations the ride passes
are areas the riders want to stop and explore a little more. Sometimes the roads may be new roads to all
the riders…and occasionally a RideWithGPS road is no longer there… But all adventure rides see areas
where we don’t typically ride.
In 2020, ABC riders biked on 21 Adventure Rides (12,000 miles!), due in part to the cancellation of many
of the typical SAG supported sponsored rides that ABC members participate in, and all in accordance
with COVID guidelines. ABC will continue to follow all state and local guidelines as they evolve.
The 2020 Adventure Rides can be found on the map below.
Typical Annual Adventure Rides include:
2021 Adventure Rides:
|March||An Eastern Shore Metric & Century|
|April||Cecil Ride Lots / Chesapeake & Delaware Canal|
|May||Savage River Run|
|July||Annual St. Michael / Oxford Ferry Ride - ~45 Miles|
Annual St. Michael / Oxford Ferry Ride - 61 Miles
Columbia Rita’s Ride
|August||National Harbor to Vienna Inn|
St. Mary’s Metric & Century
|September||Western Maryland Rail Trail|
|November||Black Friday Hill Climb (Catoctin Mtn)|
Weekday St. Michael’s / Oxford Ferry
Seneca – Sugarloaf
Thurmount Covered Bridges
Hagerstown 70 & 100
Western Shore Wicomico
Ferry Spectacular (Eastern Shore Wicomico)
Interested in leading an adventure ride? Keys to a good adventure ride: