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Southern Maryland: Crop Hop

Date: Friday, August 29
Time: 2:39pm - 3:39pm

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From the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission:

 

A Cycling Tour of Southern Maryland Farms

The 2014 Crop Hop will be held in beautiful Prince George’s County, Maryland on Saturday, October 25, 2014!

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The CROP HOP (A Cycling Tour of So. Maryland Farms) is a fundraiser bike tour designed to highlight the connection between farms, fresh food and good health, and to help provide fresh farm foods to low-income families in Southern Maryland.

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY WILL CO-HOST THE 2014 CROP HOP!Riders will tour farms in Prince George’s County and enjoy food grown and raised locally at each stop and during the after-ride picnic. The event features four spectacular routes through the scenic Southern Maryland countryside. Choose from the challenging Silo Century (a metric century), the Harvest Hop (about 35 miles), the Barnstormer (about 17 miles) or the family-friendly Sprout Route. Registered riders will receive a FREE commemorative T-Shirt and lunch while supplies last. (Register early!) A portion of the proceeds will be used to purchase fresh farm food for low-income families through an organization working to feed the hunger community.

GOOD FOOD AND FUN! Rides start and end at historic Nottingham, where additional events will be taking place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Not only will we offer cycling opportunities for riders of all levels, but non-bikers can also participate in canoeing and kayaking throughout the day. Additionally, this is the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg of the War of 1812, during which armies marched and fought on farms along the Patuxent River. The after-ride picnic will feature locally grown and raised foods with a vegetarian option available. So in addition to cycling to farms, canoeing, and kayaking, families will also be able to enjoy educational, entertaining period re-enactments. Register to ride.

THE CROP HOP PICNIC! Not planning to ride? Register for the picnic only and join the fun! Register for lunch only.

SPONSOR! Sign up HERE to be a Crop Hop sponsor! All proceeds (after expenses) will be used to purchase fresh farm food for low-income families.