Six Pillars Century 2014 Blackwater Tour

Event Date

Sat, May 3, 2014


Cambridge, MD

About This Activity

Join us for a beautiful spring day riding the scenic backroads of picturesque Dorchester County, Maryland. In it's 6th year The Six Pillars Century Blackwater Tour has enjoyed tremendous success and deserves it's great reputation.

With a choice of four almost completely flat routes, ranging from 11 to 100 miles, this ride is perfect for riders of every age and ability. Begin the day with a complimentary al fresco breakfast in beautiful Great Marsh Park along the shores of the Choptank River. Our show-n'-go start allows you the option of getting a daybreak start or having a second cup of coffee while waiting for friends. Once out on our sparsely traveled, well-marked courses you'll enjoy full ride support:

-Maps and turn-by-turn directions for each of the four routes.

-As many as six (depending on route selected) well-stocked rest stops staffed with energetic, enthusiastic volunteers.

-SAG vehicles continuously patrolling all routes. Just dial or wave, we're there to make sure nothing interrupts your ride.

-Large fluorescent road markings at every intersection.

You will NOT get lost on this ride!

-Come prepared to scream. ICE CREAM at mile 64!

-First 1000 to register receives a custom Six Pillars Century 2014 T-Shirt. As shirts need to be ordered well before the event, the last registration day we can guarantee the t-shirt size of your choosing is Thursday, April 03. Please register early.

Back at Great Marsh you'll cross the finish line to cheers as we congratulate you on your accomplishment. Put your bike on a rack and enjoy our famous, celebratory "Picnic in the Park". Live music, good food, new friends and fellow riders will punctuate a perfect spring day.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salads and baked goods included in your registration.  Non-registered guests  pay $8 for picnic and non-registered children under age 10 pay $4.  Picnic closes at 4:30PM.

The cost of registration is $40 A REAL BARGAIN, through December 31, 2013; Prices increase each month so register early.

Registration for the family ride is $40 per family, with a maximum of two adults and two children(under the age of 16), and $10 for students age 17 and under.

In-Park registration (cash and check only) will be held on Friday, May 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 3 starting at 6 a.m. $85 per person.

This event supports Character Counts Mid-Shore, Inc., a character education non-profit organization which is best known for providing the Winners Walk Tall Program to over 8000 students in the public schools in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties free of charge.  This program provides trained volunteers that visit classrooms every week with lessons, stories and activities based on the Six Pillars of Character - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

As in the past, this is sure to be a sell-out. Register early to guarantee a spot.

The event will be held rain or shine.

No refunds - CCMS is a non-profit 501C3 and cancelled registrations are tax deductible.

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Event schedule and times

Friday, May 2, from 3pm - 7pm

In-park Registration* and Packet Pick-up at Great Marsh Park

Saturday, May 3


Complimentary Breakfast in the Park open from 6 AM to 10AM.

In-park Registration* and Packet Pick-up at Great Marsh Park

7am - 9am

37 mile, 56 mile Ironman Eagleman, 100 mile Century courses open.

To Century Riders - Picnic in the Park ends at 4:30.  Please leave ASAP in order to complete the course and enjoy the food at the finish line.


11 mile Family Ride begins.

Picnic in the Park starts at 11:00 AM and closes at 4:30 PM

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