The Brain Injury Association of Maryland presents the 17th Annual Eat A Peach Challenge Bike Ride on Saturday, August 10, 2012. Updated and improved routes start and end at the Peach Festival at the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster, MD, and wind their way through Carroll and Frederick Counties. This is a fully-supported ride with SAG (support and gear) vehicles on all routes, as well as staffed rest stops along the routes.
Online registration closes August 8th at midnight. You may register in person on August 10th between 7:00 am and 8:30 am at the Ag Center in Westminster.
The Peach Ride
33-mile route has two rest stops. A pleasant ride with hills and nice scenery past horse farms.
Registration and start time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am.
Check out the 33-Mile Map HERE
The Peach Jam
You asked for it - A 67-mile route, which traverses Carroll and Frederick Counties. This hilly route is an Eat A Peach favorite.
Registration and start time: 7:00 am - 8:00 am.
Check out the 67-Mile Map HERE
The Peach Pit Century Ride
100-mile route! Are you ready for the CHALLENGE? This ride, with about 7000 feet of climbing, combines the excitement of the 67-mile and 33-mile routes. Registration and start time: 7:00 am - 8:00 am. You must pass the 67-mile mark by 1:00 pm in order to continue on the final loop.
Toughest one-day ride in Carroll County!
The Peach Pit Century Ride combines the 67-mile and the 33-mile rides. See the maps above.
First Aid/Rest Stops/Supports
First Aid/Rest Stops are strategically located along most routes. Rest stops will be stocked with snacks and drinks. SAG vehicles will follow all routes.
Mechanical support will be available at the start/finish.
Custom Bike Socks
Pre-registered riders will receive custom-designed bike socks! They're lots of fun and much cooler than t-shirts!
The Carroll County Peach Festival Kids' Fun Station
Come and enjoy the many activities at the Peach Festival located at the Ride's Start/Finish.
At the Kid's Fun Station,sponsored by the Kennedy Krieger Institute, kids will be able to touch a Jell-o brain to learn about the consistency and fragility of their own brain; examine a reproduction of a human skull and brain; do arts and crafts projects; and leave with a properly-fitted bicycle helmet.
The Kid's Fun Station activities are free.
Get together a team and have a great day, enjoy some peach cobbler, peach pie, and a peach sundae, and raise money for a good cause!
Register online at our First Giving Eat A Peach Website HERE.