Why go to France when you can go to Talbot! Join us this fall in a ride across Talbot County, Maryland, to benefit the Bay. While steep climbs through the Alps and rolling vineyards may not be on the agenda, salty Bay breezes and watermen's villages certainly will.
On September 7, 2014, hundreds of cyclists will take in the scenic beauty of Maryland's Eastern Shore and support clean water while riding in the 10th Annual Tour de Talbot. More than just a bike ride, the Tour de Talbot gives back to local rivers and the Chesapeake Bay by supporting the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF).
Register as an individual, join a team, or create your own team—there are many ways to participate in this fun event that brings together cyclists of all ages and abilities. Last year's 375 registrants included pro riders, kids, and everyone in between.
Registration includes lunch, a drink ticket, and a T-shirt; rest stops on the banks of the Wye and Choptank Rivers with food and drinks; fully marked routes of 20, 62, and 100 miles; and cheering crowds at the finish line! Kids under 16 ride for free.
The ride supports the work of MRC to preserve and protect the Miles, Wye, and Choptank Rivers, and Eastern Bay. And this year for the first time, it also supports CBF's mission to Save the Bay. Once you register, you can raise funds using the event website, and win prizes, too. The rider who raises the most money will win a Diamondback road bike that retails for $2,200! Don’t miss it!
Event sponsors for the 10th Annual Tour de Talbot include Bicycling Magazine, Calhoon MEBA Engineering School, Bay Pediatric Center, Bike Doctor, Kelly Benefit Strategies, Dock Street Foundation and Tuckahoe Strategies.