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2013 Tour de Talbot – Riding for Clean Rivers

Tour de Talbot 2012-1 (400 x 223)What: Century (100), 60, and 20 mile bike rides, followed by food and celebration
Where: Starts and ends at Calhoon MEBA Engineering School, Easton, MD
When: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Web: www.tourdetalbot.org

Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) will host the 9th Annual Tour de Talbot on September 21, 2013, at an exciting new location: the grounds of the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School on the banks of the beautiful Miles River. And this year the barbeque lunch at the end of the ride will be accompanied by live music.

Come ride for clean rivers! Early registration at www.tourdetalbot.org is discounted. Register as an individual, join a team, or create your own team. Cycling teams, business teams, family teams, and teams of friends join with individual riders for this popular event. Last year’s 300 registrants included pro riders, kids, and all cycling levels in between.

Registration includes lunch and a drink ticket, a tee shirt, rest stops with food and drinks, fully supported and marked routes of 20, 60, or 100 miles, and cheering crowds at the finish line. Kids under 16 ride free. Routes follow the flat, scenic back roads of Talbot County and multiple rest stops are located on the banks of the Wye and Choptank Rivers.

The ride supports the work of MRC to preserve and protect the Miles, Wye, and Choptank Rivers and Eastern Bay. Once registered, riders can raise funds and sponsors in support of their ride using the event website. Teams and individuals raising the most money receive prizes. Don’t miss it! Visit www.tourdetalbot.org for all the details.

Event sponsors for the 9th Annual Tour de Talbot include Easton Utilities, The Talbot Preservation Alliance, and Charm City Run.

Wicomico County – Fast, Flat and Fun!

Fall is a great time to get out and run or cycle. The weather is perfect and the fall colors only enhance Wicomico County’s great beauty. If you feel the same as we do, we have the events for you!

The 24th Annual Sea Gull Century, hosted by Salisbury University, is slated to be held on Saturday, October 6th. There are three rides available to cyclists on the day of the event – the Assateague Century, Snow Hill Century, and the Princess Anne Metric Ride. There are also rides on Friday, October 5th and Sunday, October 7th that include a stop at various fun locations. All rides on Sunday are a “Show-and-Go” start between 7:00 and 9:00am. For more information, visit www.seagullcentury.org.

If running is more your style, there are two runs this fall hosted by the Wicomico Recreation, Parks, and Tourism team. The Good Beer Festival Hangover 5K is Sunday, October 14th at Pemberton Park starting shortly before the Festival kicks off for the day at 11:30am. Jumpstart your day of food and drinks with a 5K run or a 1.5 mile walk complete with Sunday passes to the Good Beer Festival.

And what would Thanksgiving be without a Turkey Trek 5K? Make room for your Thanksgiving feast at the 4th Annual Turkey Trek 5K on November 22 at Pemberton Park. The 5K will take you through the beautiful nature trails and end with healthy refreshments, pie, and ice cream. To learn more about the Hangover 5K and the Turkey Trek 5K, visit www.pembertonpark.org.

For more information on Sports Marketing or other Wicomico County Tourism events, contact 410-548-4914.