March 2011 - Spokes Magazine

March 2011 - Spokes Magazine

This ride will honor them and thank these young men

and women for their service. We will also be honoring

active duty and retired military who will be riding with

us. The ride begins Saturday in Washington with a 55+

mile ride to Frederick, Md. The ride continues Sunday

from Frederick another 45+ miles to Gettysburg, PA.

Our dramatic arrival into Gettysburg will go through

the battlefield and end at Marine Barrack Gettysburg

for our famous ‘Steaks and Beers’ celebration. There

is NO charge for injured service men and women.

There is a $50 registration fee for active duty and fully

retired military and a minimum fund raising goal. For

all other participants, the registration fee is $100 and

a suggested fund raising goal. For details or to register

go to


All cyclists and their families are invited to join this

17th annual weekend ride held in Madison, Ga.,

hosted by BRAG (Bicycle Ride Across Georgia). Flat

to gently rolling hills. This is a fun time for the whole

family and a great time to get in shape for BRAG!

Various ride options available daily as well as daily

rates for those who cannot ride all weekend. Plenty

of food, music and entertainment. For more info visit or email or call (770)



Pedal along coastal Delaware’s beaches and bays on

the 22th annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, beginning

at 8 a.m.. Routes begin and end at Garfield Parkway

and the boardwalk in Bethany Beach, Del. Cyclists

will tour coastal and inland bay areas on 25-, 35- and

50-mile circuits. Rest stops along the way provide

light snacks and refreshments. Visit the Bethany-

Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce web site at www. or call 800-962-SURF toll-free

for more information or a registration brochure.



Save the date: APRIL 23, 2011

Get those bikes and

cycling legs in shape

& enjoy the beautiful

Carroll County countryside!!

Show and Go – 7am to 10am

Lunch (included) – until 3pm

4 New Sensational Bike Routes:

High Tech Metric Century, 63 miles

Spring Classic, 39 miles

Recreational, 25 miles

Family Fun, 8 miles

Radio sag and sweep on all routes until 3pm.

Rest stops, maps, cue sheets.

Plenty of free parking and nearby motels.

Easy location at Dutterer’s Park in Westminster, MD

(just off Rt.140; 25 miles W of Baltimore, 20 miles E of Frederick).

$40.00 Registration includes:



Brownies and Ice Cream

50/50 Raffle Drawing at Noon




30 day pass to Westminster

Family Center, full service

gym. ($55 value) Sponsored

by the City of Westminster Parks

and Recreation Department

To register and for further information go to or call: or

Call 410-840-8381

100% of the funds raised directly benefit our partners, West End

Place (Carroll County’s only private, non-profit service for low

income seniors) and the Humane Society of Carroll County.


Join 750 other cyclists in checking out the scenery of

Carroll County, Md., and get those winter-lazy legs in

shape for the summer. Ride the 7th Annual Tour de

Carroll and enjoy the beauty and great rides that the

county has to offer. All proceeds benefit local charities.

There are four rides for all skill levels ranging

from a full metric (63 miles) 39 mile spring classic,

25 mile recreational ride, and 8 mile family fun ride.

Check out this event at www.tourdecarroll, register at, or call (410) 840-8381 for details.


A day of biking along the scenic western shore of the

Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County, Md. . Pedal along

the bay front, marinas, farmland and a local winery,

knowing that your registration fee will help feed a

hungry family. This is a fully supported event with

routes ranging from 15 miles to a full metric century.

Check out our new beginner ride which includes

safety orientation, road rules and a ride leader to

make sure even our newest riders have a great day.

For details log onto


The Kennedy Krieger Institute’s ROAR for Autism will

feature events and activities for all family members,

including a 50 and 25 mile ride, a 10 miler for recreational

cyclists and a five miler designed for beginner

cyclists and a youth fun ride. Oregon Ridge Nature

Center will also lead nature walks. The popular

Wegmans Wellness Village will provide healthy food

for all families including those with children on special

autism diets. A festival will also provide entertain-

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