Monday, March 24, 2008

8th Annual BikeAbout

Just passing the word...

"The Columbia Association’s (CA) 8th Annual BikeAbout event will be held on Saturday, April 26 at Lake Elkhorn in Owen Brown. The official opening is at 9 AM. Riders will be able to leave anytime between 9 and 10 AM. This free event highlights the history of Columbia and its beautiful open space with a 13-mile, well-marked route allowing bicyclists of all ages and abilities to enjoy a self-paced ride.

This year’s route will take riders through Owen Brown, Oakland Mills and Long Reach and will explore Columbia history, such as the one-time model home park in Owen Brown and current plans for the Oakland Mills Village Center, as well as pre-Columbia history, such as an old spring house from the Dasher farm and the Woodlawn Slave Quarters recently restored by the Columbia Association.

Organized by the Columbia Archives and sponsored by CA, the BikeAbout is a popular event drawing several hundred bicyclists annually. The route takes advantage of Columbia’s extensive and beautiful pathways while uncovering historic and natural places of interest. Signage and guides at key stops make this not only a bike ride, but a tour that helps area residents find history where they live.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Registration forms are available on CA’s website. Copies are available at CA Headquarters at 10221 Wincopin Circle in Columbia Town Center, at CA sports facilities and at Columbia Archives, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia Town Center."


jim adams said...

Thanks for this reminder f.m. I just got a new bike and maybe this would give me a chance to discover Columbia, and it would be a change from the trails at the airport and Balto. Co.