Chesapeake Bay Athsma Ride and Inline Roll
Are you looking for an early long distance event, on a sweet flat course, to help you prepare for A2A? Would you like to skate for a worthy cause?
Join us for the Chesapeake Bay Asthma Ride and Inline Roll, scheduled May31, June 1--2, 2008 on Maryland's Eastern Shore. We skated this event last year and had a blast. Although it rained Sunday, we had beautiful weather for the main ride on Saterday, and, we were celebrities for a weekend. It was completely cool.
We were recognized in the hotel. We were cheered on on the course. We were recognized at the crab feast. People were in complete awe of the skaters. The bikers were welcoming and all the skaters who participated had a great time.
This year, the routes will be new, but you can still expect basically a nice, flat, smooth course along Maryland's Eastern Shore. There are skaters on the planning committee and they are actively presenting and representing the needs of skaters. The organizers have embraced us and are making every effort to be accommodating.
A description of the event is as follows:
WHAT? A pledge-based bike tour and inline skating event to benefit children with asthma through programs and desperately needed pulmonary research efforts in order to find treatments and cures for lung disease. Open to all cyclists/skaters – novice to expert. There are a variety of route lengths (Saturday: 20, 40, 62.5 or 100 miles & Sunday: 10, 20 or 40 miles) and your choice of one or both day tours! New for 2008: BRAND NEW ROUTES!
WHEN? May31, June 1--2, 2008
WHERE? Start/Finish, lodging, and activities are held at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. Routes go through Wicomico and Worcester Counties to Assateague Island or along the shorelines.
WHY? To raise money to help children with asthma breathe easier through pediatric asthma education programs in Maryland.
* Because one in 10 Marylanders lives with chronic lung disease; that’s 600,000 people! More than 150,000 are kids with asthma.
* Because lung disease is the number #1 killer of children under the age of one and the #3 killer in the United States.
* Because you can make a difference in Maryland’s future!
WHO? Approximately 450 participants primarily from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, DC and Pennsylvania. Riders come from all over though, from as far away as New York, Ohio, California, and Colorado!
Basic Participant Fees Minimum Pledge
Weekend Individual $95 $200 each
Weekend Child (12 & under) $55 $100 each
Weekend Team (4 or more) $80 $200 each team member
One-day Individual $45 $100 each (Children 12 & under - $50)
VIP Riders FREE $200 each
Weekend fees and pledge minimums cover: a t-shirt, meals including breakfast Saturday and Sunday and crab feast/dinner & awards party Saturday night, two nights lodging on Salisbury University Campus, full SAG support and refreshments along the routes.
One-Day rider/skater fees and pledge minimums entitle you to: a t-shirt, full SAG support with refreshments along the routes and Saturday evening’s crab feast/dinner & awards party.
REGISTER ONLINE at http://www.asthmaride.org
BWI is the nearest big airport.
The course is thoroughly supported and well provisioned. We're skating in on the roads, but it is very rural.