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ALL * 15/35 * MD * 10:30/11:30 AM * Tour of Antietam - Back Roads Century Warmup * Sharpsburg, MD
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ALL * 15/35 * MD * 10:30/11:30 AM * Tour of Antietam - Back Roads Century Warmup * Sharpsburg, MD

If you plan on arriving in Shepherdstown on Saturday for Sunday’s Back Roads Century, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Antietam National Park by bicycle. On this day 154 years ago Confederate and Union troops in the Civil War clashed near Maryland’s Antietam Creek in the bloodiest one-day battle in American history - 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862.

9/17/2016
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
10:30 AM
Where: 16609 Shepherdstown Pike
Sharpsburge, Maryland  21782
United States
Contact: Bob Bernstein

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If you plan on arriving in Shepherdstown on Saturday for Sunday’s Back Roads Century, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Antietam National Park by bicycle. On this day 154 years ago Confederate and Union troops in the Civil War clashed near Maryland’s Antietam Creek in the bloodiest one-day battle in American history - 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

 

            Antietam National Park will be commemorating the battle and we have designed touring rides of approximately 19 and 35 miles, giving you an opportunity to explore the park and the surrounding area. After leaving Shepherdstown, both routes will travel to Antietam Park (the short route will travel approximately 4 miles there, the long route approximately 9). We'll ride 8 miles through Antietam, followed by a rest stop in Sharpsburg. The short route will return 4 miles back to Shepherdstown while the long route will do a loop north of Sharpsburg before returning to Shepherdstown. Entrance is FREE for those riders participating in this Potomac Pedalers Club ride.

 

            Please note the different start times for each route. 

 

Start location:  16609 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg, MD  21782. Crossroads Church located at 7595 Martinsburg Pike will provide backup parking as needed.

 

  • ALL * 15 * MD * 11:30 AM * Sharpsburg, MD
    Start location:  16609 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg, MD  21782
    Backup parking at: Crossroads Church, 7595 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
    Matt Birnbaum [noshbygosh@comcast.net] 202-702-5720
    RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15800036

    Download 35-mile cuesheet

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