Save the Date – Shelter Century Fall Foliage Ride – October 19, 2013

The Talbot Interfaith Shelter announces the second annual Shelter Century Fall Foliage Ride to be held on October 19, 2013 at 8:00 am. The event will feature three separate rides, an 11 mile family fun ride, a 31 mile fitness ride and a metric century (62.5 mile) ride. Proceeds will benefit the Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS), a cold weather homeless shelter in Talbot County, MD.

The fall foliage ride takes cyclists through five picturesque waterside villages in Talbot County, sharing the view with skipjacks, local watermen and sailboat races on the Miles River and the Chesapeake Bay. Starting and ending at the St. Michaels Elementary School, the town of St. Michaels offers cyclists and their families shopping, dining and historic lodging. The event is a ride, not a race, and is fun for the entire family.Rest stops will be available for all courses with light food, refreshments and restrooms provided.

All cyclists are treated with homemade pies of every kind at the end of the event, and cyclists on the 31 mile and 62.5 mile rides are invited to join TIS at St. Michaels Crab and Steak House for free beer and crab balls on the town’s waterfront afterwards.

The Talbot Interfaith Shelter is dedicated both to providing safe, temporary shelter to men, women, and children who lack adequate housing, and to raising awareness of the issues of homelessness in Talbot County. Fifteen faith communities rotate the homeless shelter through their church facilities during the cold weather months. Over 500 volunteers from the faith communities have worked together since 2008 to keep neighbors off the streets and in warm beds during the winter. Sponsors and cyclists participating in the event will directly help provide shelter to the homeless during the cold weather months.

To register for the event, visit the Shelter Century website ( For information about the Talbot Interfaith Shelter, see their website ( For additional information or questions, call 443-205-2828 or email