Six Pillars Century Ride draws 1,400 to Great Marsh

MD-2xsa Six Pillars century ride at Great Marsh

Dorchester Banner/Paul Clipper

May 2, approximately 1,400 bicyclists converged on Great Marsh Park for the Six Pillars Century Ride–2015 Blackwater Tour. The event included four ride choices, including an 11-mile family ride, a 37-mile fun and fitness ride, a 56-mile Ironman Eagleman 70.3 course, and a 100-mile “Century” course.

Every facet of bicycling was represented, from kids on small-wheeled bikes to the elaborate streamliner-bodied recumbents shown above, piloted by Greg Cantori and John Quill.

The Six Pillars ride was a fundraiser for Character Counts Mid-Shore, Inc., an agency which is best known for providing the Winners Walk Tall program to over 8,100 students in the public schools in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties free of charge.

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