Ride for Clean Rivers planned

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WYE MILLS — The Mid­shore River­keeper Con­ser­vancy wants you to know that it is not too late to reg­is­ter or cre­ate a team for the 12th an­nual Ride for Clean Rivers — for­merly the Tour de Tal­bot bike ride — on Sun­day, Sept. 18, at Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege.

Fall is not only a beau­ti­ful time to take to the back­roads of Queen Anne’s, Caro­line, and Tal­bot coun­ties, but rid­ing will sup­port health­ier Mid-Shore rivers, ac­cord­ing to MRC. The bike ride is open for all ages and lev­els. Rid­ers can choose from 20-mile, 35-mile, or 63-mile routes, which all in­clude SAG sup­port and rest stops with food and drink.

“It is a day filled with fun, friends, fit­ness, and a bit of fundrais­ing, for those who wish to participate,” said MRC in a state­ment. This year, MRC’s goal is 500 regis­tered rid­ers and $50,000 raised to­ward cleaner and health­ier Mid­Shore rivers.

Although it is not re­quired, once regis­tered, MRC en­cour­ages rid­ers to reach out to their friends, fam­i­lies, neigh­bors, and busi­ness as­so­ciates and ask them to spon­sor their ride. All of the pro­ceeds will go to­ward keep­ing lo­cal rivers clean.

The in­di­vid­ual who raises the most money will be­come the owner of a new bike, cour­tesy of MRC. Visit ride­for­clean­rivers.org for all the de­tails. Reg­is­ter now and re­ceive an early regis­tra­tion dis­count and an event T-shirt. Dis­counted regis­tra­tion price is avail­able through Sept. 8.

All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit MRC’s on­go­ing ed­u­ca­tion, restora­tion and wa­ter qual­ity mon­i­tor­ing pro­grams. To reg­is­ter or learn more, visit ride­for­clean­rivers.org. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Sarah Boyn­ton at 443-385-0511 or sarah@mid­shoreriver­keeper.org.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

The Brewer’s Art Team, in­clud­ing Chop­tank River­keeper Matt Pluta (far right), head­ing out for the ride in 2015.

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