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The 7th Annual Western Maryland Wheelmen Charity Road Ride

Date: Saturday, August 23
Time: 7:00am - 3:00pm

Click here for event registration and more details.

Get a WMW Charity Ride t-shirt with your pre-registration by August 16.

Click on link below to view photos of WMW charity ride.
http://tinyurl.com/wmwcharityrideslideshow

A new ride option on the Great Allegheny Passage!!!   http://www.atatrail.org/

The GAP ride will begin at Canal Place in Cumberland, Maryland and go 15 miles up to the Frostburg Trail Head.  At Frostburg, a rest stop will be available with food and drinks.  Riders will then head back to Cumberland to finish the ride.  If riders do not want to go to Frostburg they can turn around at anytime and enjoy a gentle down hill ride back to Cumberland.  There will be a couple volunteer support riders on this option.  Any questions e-mail nicholsjoe8261@yahoo.com 

Proceeds benefit the Maryland Salem Children’s Trust. http://www.mdsalem.com/

Come escape the heat in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland.  Join us at the historic C&O Canal terminus, Canal Place, in quaint, Victorian Cumberland, Maryland.  Enjoy the rolling 21 miler, the mildly hilly 37 miler or challenge yourself with the stunning 3/4 century or the full Century.

Biking in the Western Maryland area is the Mid-Atlantic’s best-kept secret!

Ride Information and Maps: UPDATED MAPS WILL BE AVALIABLE SOON AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

21-miler  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4770459

37-miler  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4770379

75-miler  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4510074

100 mile  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4770029

It’s show-and-go with registration from 7 to 10 am (or so…).

All rides include rest stops, SAG support and lunch at the end of the event at Canal Place. Canal Place location on MapQuest

Any questions please e-mail nicholsjoe8261@yahoo.com

Local hotel accomadations:

The Inn on Decauter

Fairfield Inn  

 Testimonials:

“I wanted to congratulate you for the great job you did in yesterday’s Century. The course was beautiful, challenging and interesting. I signed up to do the Metric but felt good enough to “just do” the full Century and am glad. Although itwas my first organized ride, and my first Century, I’m confident that it will hard to beat the organization, support, challenge and beauty that you all pull off. “

Kent from Frederick, MD

“Hello!! I just wanted to send an email in and compliment your club! I rode in the century this past weekend and as a rookie racer I have never felt more welcome, accepted and supported as I did! Your team couldn’t have made my ride and experience more enjoyable, the whole race was so well run!!”

Lyndsey Smith from State College, PA

“I had a blast at the event, I really enjoyed it. I liked the route, ….The food was right in line at the rest stops. Nice work, and I’ll be back next year for sure.”

Steve Porter

I rode in my second 100 the next Saturday (before Labor Day) after yours. It was fine BUT I’d say that your scenery was BY FAR superior. I accidentally bumped into two guys that I met on your ride at the next weeks ride (…….) and we all talked about the great climbs and the fact that even though the last climb was long after about 85 miles it was mentally manageable because we knew it was near the end AND it had a GREAT decent.

Kent Gubler”

Bring family and friends and spend the entire weekend.  Begin with Cumberland’s weekly  Friday After Five  outdoor music and dining.  Do a recovery ride on the Great Allegany Passage on Sunday or have a picnic at Rocky Gap State Park.   Check outhttp://www.mdmountainside.com/ for even more fun activities that will make this ride one your entire family will want to come back to year after year!.

Event Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/the-7th-annual-western-maryland-wheelmen-charity-road-ride