Enjoy scenic, rural cycling at the Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club's 21st 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.
This ride has NO FEE and is open to all Oxon Hill members.* Riders will check in and "go", as there will not be organized ride leaders.
Registration is limited to 200 riders. Rest stops will offer water and Gatorade only, no food. Each rest stop will have a bathroom or porta-potty. In addition, rest stops will have bike pumps, bike tools, tubes and some repair items. Please note that there will be no SAG available.
When you register you will be asked to choose a route distance. Note that you may change your mind at any time, the request is for planning purposes.
*If you are not yet an Oxon Hill member, please go to the Home screen and click on the Membership tab to join today.
Scenic routes of 22, 35, 44, 54 and 65 miles on paved, country roads.
RWGPS routes - Click here for all routes, directions and cue sheets
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Rest Stops The routes of 35, 44, 54 and 65 miles have a rest stop at a beach-park where Magruder’s Ferry once crossed the Patuxent. The 65-mile route also has a rest stop at the Town of Eagle Harbor in a small park overlooking the Patuxent. All routes have a rest stop at the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary.
Check-in and start riding between 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM. Riders doing the 65 miles should start by 8:00, riders doing the 44 and 54 miles should start by 8:30 or 9:00, riders doing the 35 miles by 9:00, and riders doing the 22 miles by 9:30.
Directions to Ride Start:
From Croom Road, take Croom Airport Road. Go 2.9 miles to the Picnic Pavilion and Group Camp Area of the Patuxent River Park. Some GPS devices would have you go to the Patuxent River Park Visitor Center. Do NOT go to the Visitor Center, but follow the sign to the Picnic Pavilion and Group Camping Area and continue on Croom Airport Road. When Croom Airport Road turns left at the Columbia Air Center Memorial, turn right, go through the gate toward the picnic area. and follow directions from the parking volunteers.
This is a Social Distancing Ride open to members only. All riders must agree to follow the Guidelines for Rides During the Pandemic and agree to the Informed Consent for COVID-19 and the Release and Waiver of Liability. Advance registration is required.