Maryland Outdoor Club
Sat, Jun 16 2012 - Eastern Shore Bike Ride (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Christine Larsen, Tom Reichelderfer
Participants:Christine Larsen, Tom Reichelderfer, Chris B., Gail Davidson, Jim Powell, Bill Parlock, Paul Van Bloem, Pam Parks, Paul Demmitt, Ali Badii, Leah Laramie, O. Holloway, ADRIAN JACKSON

Write Up:
The day started out with significant traffic delays which caused us to be about a half hour late getting to Easton. After our late 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 and admiring the many boats. Following lunch, the group walked into town with some getting ice cream before setting out on the final 11 mile leg of the ride back to Easton. We had perfect weather for the ride which 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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