13th Annual Ride for Clean Rivers

submitted to The Banner/MRC
Groups of bikers getting ready for a ride.

EASTON – Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) wants you to know that it is not too late to register or create your own team for the 13th Annual Ride for Clean Rivers (formerly Tour de Talbot) bike ride on Sept. 17 at Chesapeake College.
Fall is a beautiful time to take to the backroads of Queen Anne’s, Caroline, and Talbot counties, all in support of healthier Midshore rivers. Ride for Clean Rivers is for all ages and levels. Riders can choose from 20-mile, 35-mile, or 63-mile (metric century) routes, which all include SAG support and rest stops with food and drink. At the end of the ride, participants will enjoy a BBQ lunch with cold drinks and live music.
It is a day filled with fun, friends, fitness, and a bit of fundraising, for those who wish to make a donation. This year, MRC’s goal is to have 500 registered riders and to raise $50,000. We know we can do it with your help! Although it is not required, once registered, we encourage riders to reach out to their friends, families, neighbors, and business associates, and ask them to sponsor their ride. All proceeds support MRC’s work to restore and preserve our local rivers. And did we mention the prize? Don’t miss it — the individual who raises the most money will become the proud owner of a brand new bike. Visit rideforcleanrivers.org for all the details.
Register now and receive an early registration discount. Discounted registration price is available through Sept. 8. Be sure to register by Sept. 8 in order to be guaranteed your event tee-shirt.
Event sponsors are Dock Street Foundation, Agency of Record, Bicycling magazine, Bike Doctor, Bay Pediatric Center, The Brewer’s Art, C-Jam Yacht Sales, Chesapeake College, S.E.W. Friel, KELLY Benefit Strategies, The Orthopedic Center, and SweetWater Brewing. Rest stop sponsors are Adkins Arboretum, Chesapeake Bay 4-H Club, Solar Energy Services, and Sprout.
All proceeds go toward MRC’s ongoing education, restoration, and water quality monitoring programs. To register or learn more, visit rideforcleanrivers.org. For more information, please call at 443-385-0511 or email sarah@midshroeriverkeeper.org.

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