13, 26, 45 and 62 miles from the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, with rest stops at the Jug Bay Natural Area in Patuxent River Park, at a beach-park where Magruder’s Ferry once crossed the Patuxent, and at Eagle Harbor in a shady yard overlooking the Patuxent.
This is the Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club's annual ride to showcase Prince George’s County’s Patuxent River Rural Legacy Area, where farms, wetlands, and woods are being protected from development with Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program.
The 13-mile route includes the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Driving Tour with four miles of scenic, unpaved road. The other routes are on paved roads. For route maps, elevation profiles and GPS files, go to http://ridewithgps.com/users/7576/routes
Register and go from 7:00 am to 9:00 am at the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary in Croom, MD.
After the ride, enjoy a picnic at the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary.
Your registration fee includes marked routes, SAG support, map and cue sheet, food and drinks at rest stops and the after-ride picnic.