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.

Paul Clipper is the editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at

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