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Spring Thaw and Tandem Rally - 2017
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Spring Thaw and Tandem Rally - 2017

Once again, Potomac Pedalers will host and partner with Eastern Tandem Rally to show off the wonderful Eastern Shore cycling. Spring Thaw is a regional cycling event and attracts many people from the East Coast and Mid-West. Four days of riding: no hills, sparse traffic, wide shoulders. Perfect for getting back into cycling after a long winter.

 Export to Your Calendar 5/4/2017 to 5/7/2017
When: Thursday, May 4, 2017
12:00 PM
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Holiday Inn Express
2715 Ocean Gateway
Cambridge, Maryland  21613
United States
Contact: Rich Tepel


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Once again, Potomac Pedalers will host and partner with Eastern Tandem Rally to show off the wonderful Eastern Shore cycling. Spring Thaw is a regional cycling event and attracts many people from the East Coast and Mid-West. Four days of riding: no hills, sparse traffic, wide shoulders. Perfect for getting back into cycling after a long winter.

Routes will lead to the water with spectacular scenery among world-class environmental ecosystems. The Saturday ride will include the Six Pillar Century (entry price will be included in the weekend price), which visits the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. (The Six Pillar Century also has rides shorter than 100 miles for those not up to the full distance.)

The weekend includes: Thursday evening pizza dinner; lunch on Friday; Friday evening ice cream social; Six Pillar Century registration on Saturday and lunch (as part of the century); Saturday night dinner and entertainment.

You are on your own for breakfasts, lunch on Thursday, dinner on Friday.  The Holiday Inn and some of the other hotels in the area include a complimentary breakfast. The Holiday Inn will have sign-up sheets for reservations and discounts for group dining.

Because we are using the hotel’s conference facility, capacity is limited to 100.  Registration will be closed once the capacity is reached or on April 21, 2017.

Tandem Wannabees: If you would like to rent a tandem for the weekend, you can contact Mt Airy Bicycles (Maryland) at 301-831-5151.

Cue sheets, interactive routes, and GPX files to be posted online.
 
Program Overview:

  • Thursday: Ride around Cambridge. Pizza party dinner.
  • Friday: Ride and lunch to be decided later. Friday night party and ice cream by the famous Scottish Highland Creamery.
  • Saturday: Short and long rides as part of the Six Pillar Century.
  • Sunday: Rides to points along the Choptank River and Chesapeake Bay.
Event Pricing and Lodging:
The price for the weekend before or on April 1st is $170 per person for Potomac Pedalers members, or $195 for non-members. After April 1st, the price is $180 per person for Potomac Pedalers members, or $205 for non-members. This price does not include lodging (but does include Six Pillars Century registration). Full refund (less $25 processing charge per person) available prior to April 21st.

The rally will be based at the Holiday Inn Express in Cambridge, MD (410) 221-9900. You need to make your own lodging reservations. (Rates are lower this year!)  Call the Holiday Inn or other hotels in Cambridge to arrange lodging. Information for this and other options below.
Pricing - Spring Thaw 2017 (no lodging)                         
Potomac Pedalers Members               
Non-members




Early bird price, register by 4/1/17
$170
$195

Standard price, register after 4/1/17 $180
$205





Lodging Options (make your own reservations!) Phone Rate Notes




Holiday Inn Express  (410) 221-9900

$109 (Wed. & Thurs.)
$124 (Fri. & Sat.)

Call hotel to reserve room.

Primary event hotel (special rate) IMPORTANT NOTE: We have a block of rooms reserved, but other than that the hotel is filled.  When you call the hotel, please be sure to mention that you are with the Potomac Pedalers or the Eastern Tandem Rally.
Hyatt Regency (410) 901-1234
$200.00+ per night Across the street from Holiday Inn Express
Days Inn (410) 228-4444

Comfort Inn (410) 901-0926

Martinak State Park - Camping (410) 820-1668
25 miles away
Tuckahoe State Park - Camping (410) 820-1668
25 miles away

Hosts:
Rich Tepel and Megan Wholey: richtepel@verizon.net


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