Ride for Clean Rivers planned
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 email@example.com.
The Brewer’s Art Team, including Choptank Riverkeeper Matt Pluta (far right), heading out for the ride in 2015.