Save the Date – Shelter Century Fall Foliage Ride – October 20, 2012

The Talbot Interfaith Shelter announces the inaugural Shelter Century Fall Foliage Ride to be held on October 20, 2012 at 7:00 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, a cold weather homeless shelter in Talbot County, MD.

The fall foliage ride will take 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 Schools campus, the town of St. Michaels offers cyclists a chance to shop and dine after the event. The event is a ride, not a race, and will be fun for the entire family. Rest stops will be available for all courses with light food, refreshments and restrooms provided.

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. Fourteen faith communities rotate the homeless shelter through their church facilities during the cold weather months. Over 400 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. If you’d like to make a donation to support the Talbot Interfaith Shelter, click here.

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 410-253-9415 or email

The Talbot Interfaith Shelter Fund is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a public foundation designated as a 501(c)(3) charity. Gifts to the Fund are fully tax-deductible as allowable by law. A copy of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation’s financial statement is available or by calling 410-820-8175. Information about Mid-Shore submitted under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act can be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.