St. Mary's Century Bike Ride Set for September 17

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St. Mary's Century Bike Ride Set for September 17

St. Mary's County, MD - 8/22/2011

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Patuxent Velo, Southern Maryland’s premiere Bicycle Racing Club, is proud to announce that the St. Mary’s Century, a challenging bicycle touring ride through scenic St. Mary’s County, will be held Saturday, September 17, 2011.

The St. Mary’s Century offers a wide range of courses that accommodate bicyclists of all skill levels including a traditional full century (100 Miles), as well as a metric century (62 miles) and 35 mile route.The ride begins and ends at the College of Southern Maryland Campus in Historic Leonardtown.The rolling start of the ride begins between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. This is not a race, but a challenging recreational ride.

Participants will enjoy the quiet rural charm of St. Mary’s County, a region steeped in history and culture, with charming back roads and passages perfect for cycling! Scenic rest stops will be well-stocked with traditional refreshments, high energy foods, and sport drinks as well as local specialties, and will include St. Mary’s City, the Island Bar and Crab House on St. George Island, and the Seventh District Park in Bushwood. At the end of the ride take a refreshing shower at the College of Southern Maryland’s Wellness and Aquatics Center. Then, grab a bite to eat at the post ride picnic which is free of charge to participants.

Registration is available online at may also register in person between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on the day of the event (cash or check only).The registration fee is $45 per cyclist and includes a technical t-shirt, refreshments along the routes, and the post-ride picnic.A portion of the registration will be used to support a local charity in St. Mary’s County.Additional information is available at

Bring the whole family and make it a weekend of fun!There are lots of events and activities for the family including the statewide Maryland Lighthouse Challenge and the Taste of St. Mary’s in Leonardtown.For more information on these events and activities as well as lodging and dining options, visit

For more information about the St. Mary’s Century, please visit the Patuxent Velo website at .

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