ABC Adventure Rides
Besides the numerous local bicycle rides that Annapolis Bicycle Club leads, ABC also has a number of
Adventure Rides each year that help to earn your credits towards the Tour of Maryland! Some of our Adventure Rides have become very popular, annual events like the St. Michael’s / Oxford ride, the Western Maryland Rail Trail, Thurmont Covered Bridges, and Chestertown Downrigging.
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.
Interested in leading an adventure ride? Send a message to the Adventure Ride Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be happy to help.
Interested in leading an adventure ride? Send a message to the Adventure Ride Coordinator and they will be happy to help.