St. Mary's Century Bike Ride Set for Sept. 25

100 Mile Bike Ride was Formerly Known as the Amish 100

CALLAWAY, Md. (September 7, 2010)—Patuxent Velo, a popular bicycle racing club based in southern Maryland, announced that the annual St. Mary's Century—a challenging bicycle touring ride through scenic St. Mary's County—will be held this year on Saturday, September 25.

The St. Mary's Century offers a wide range of courses that accommodate bicyclists of all skill levels including a traditional full century (100 Miles), as well as a metric century (62 miles) and 35 mile route. The ride begins and ends at the College of Southern Maryland Campus in Historic Leonardtown. The event begins at 7 a.m.

Race organizers say participants will enjoy the quiet rural charm of St. Mary's County—which encompasses back roads and passages perfect for cycling. Scenic rest stops will be well-stocked with traditional refreshments, high energy foods, and sport drinks as well as local specialties. Stops include St. Mary's City, the Island Bar and Grill on St. George Island, and the St. Clement's Island Museum in Colton's Point.

At the end of the ride, riders will be able to take a shower at the College of Southern Maryland's new Wellness and Aquatics Center. Riders will then be invited to grab a bite to eat at the free picnic while enjoying live entertainment.

Registration is available online at and Cyclists may also register in person between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on the day of the event (cash or check only). The registration fee is $40 per cyclist and includes a technical t-shirt, refreshments along the routes, and the post-ride picnic. A portion of the registration will be used to support a local charity in St. Mary's County.

For more information about the St. Mary's Century, visit the Patuxent Velo website at or email stmaryscentury(at)

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