La­bor Day bike ride to cover 100 miles

Maryland Independent - - News -

More than 1,000 bi­cy­clists will be on the roads of south­west Charles County on La­bor Day for the 16th an­nual South­ern Mary­land Cen­tury – the In­dian Head 100 or­ga­nized by the Oxon Hill Bi­cy­cle and Trail Club. Most cy­clists will be rid­ing a hun­dred miles – what cy­clists call “a cen­tury.”

Those rid­ing the cen­tury route will have rest stops for food and drinks at Small­wood State Park, Oak Grove Bap­tist Church and Christ Church Old Durham Parish in Nan­je­moy, Saint Ig­natius Church at Chapel Point and Thomas Stone His­toric House on Rose Hill. Other routes have short-cuts of­fer­ing dis­tances of 17, 26, 47, 61 and 70 miles.

Rid­ers will re­turn to the In­dian Head Vil­lage Green for a pic­nic pro­vided by vol­un­teers from Saint James Epis­co­pal Church of In­dian Head.

Pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the or­ga­ni­za­tions pro­vid­ing the rest stops and pic­nic, the Con­gre­ga­tion Sha’are Shalom which will have vol­un­teers at the Thomas Stone House, the Town of In­dian Head and vol­un­teer fire depart­ment in the area.

Cy­clists are at­tracted to South­ern Mary­land be­cause of the In­dian Head Rail Trail, the scenic county roads with lit­tle traf­fic and the state roads with wide shoul­ders. Cy­clists are ex­pected to obey all the rules of the road and ap­pre­ci­ate the pa­tience of mo­torists. Mo­torists are re­minded that Mary­land law re­quires mo­torists to give cy­clists at least three feet of clear­ance when pass­ing.

Details on the In­dian Head 100 can be found at www.ohbike.org/cen­tury.

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