Century+ on Maryland's Eastern Shore

    Filed under:
    Level B
    Event Status:
    Confirmed
    Event Date:
    Sat, May. 28, 2022 8am - 5pm
    Location:
    Washington College, 300 Washington Ave (MD-213), Chestertown, MD, 21620
    Website:
    https://phillybikeclub.org/bcpdo/ride/calendar

    This event occurs in the America/New York time zone.

    SAT MAY 28, 2022 - MOSTLY FLAT CENTURY+ ON MARYLAND'S EASTERN SHORE (W/SHORT-CUT OPTIONS AVAILABLE)

    Level B-: 14mph, 109 miles. Meet at Main parking lot of Washington College, on MD-213 in Chestertown, MD.. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Century trek on mostly flat-to-gently-rolling roads from Chestertown, MD, north to Chesapeake City (along the C & D Canal), across the Mason Dixon line to quaint Middletown and Odessa, DE, then returning to Maryland's Eastern Shore. Cycle mostly on lightly traveled roads with wide shoulders. Total elevation gain is 2164 feet. We'll pass through charming small towns, and cross the scenic Sassafras and Bohemia Rivers. Rest stops available at mile 19 (Galena), 39 (Chesapeake City), 51 (Wawa in Middletown, DE), 61 (Wawa north of Odessa). On the return, we can stop in Galena again at mile 88. Stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 14mph, as advertised. SHORT-CUT OPTION: On the return, staying straight on 213 South directly to Chestertown will shave off several miles. Please note: in lieu of hill-climbing, we'll have HEADWINDS for part of the route. Please bring sunblock, due to minimal shade. Please allow at least 90 mins drive time from Philadelphia (I-95S to DE-1, DE-299W to US-301S into MD. US-301 to MD-291 to MD-213) . Ride will depart promptly at 8:00, in order to get a head start on the heat.. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4784571 

    Preregistration is required, please preregister by Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 8:00 am.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, mcgrane_linda_a@yahoo.com, 267-251-7862