Maryland Outdoor Club
Sat, Jun 11 2011 - Eastern Shore Bike Ride (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Christine Larsen, Tom Reichelderfer
Participants:Christine Larsen, Tom Reichelderfer, Cary Tepper, Ali Badii, Chris B., Tami Power, Nicki Eger, Mark Size, Craig Sager, Amy K, Marianne Gibson, Lisa S., ADRIAN JACKSON, graig jackson, Tim Hirrel, Jim Powell, michael thomey, Paul Van Bloem, Nicholas Hall

Write Up:
With the weather forecasts of scattered rain and thunderstorms, we agonized over whether to cancel the ride. However, we decided to go for it and just warned participants there was a possibility of getting wet. It turned out that we worried about nothing. While it was warm and humid, the rain stayed away.

After our rendezvous in Easton and introductions, we set out for Oxford on the first nine mile leg of our journey. The group quickly spread out with people finding their own pace. We arrived in Oxford and reassembled the group to catch the ferry "Talbot" across the Tred Avon River. After disembarking from the ferry at the great metropolis of Bellevue (don't blink or you'll miss the town!), we started out on the second nine mile leg of our trip which included riding through the little town of Royal Oak. We rode into St. Michaels arriving at a local park where we locked up our bikes and headed on foot to our lunch spot, the St. Michaels Crab and Steakhouse restaurant. We had a fun lunch sitting at the outdoor tables overlooking the water. Following lunch, most of the group walked into town to get ice cream before setting out on the final 11 mile leg of the ride back to Easton.

The ride was mostly through farm, wooded, and residential areas. We were on wide shoulders of the roads or where there was no shoulder on the actual road. The vehicle traffic was generally light except for the return trip but the wide shoulder made for plenty of room for all.

A great day, wonderful biking, and a superb group! Thanks to everyone for coming out and having a good time.

--Tom and Christine

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