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Maryland Coast Bike Festival

May 03 2025
Ocean City MD
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Distances: 19, 38, 64 miles
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Limited to: TBC Participants

3rd Annual Maryland Coast Bike Festival

Join us on one of three amazing bike routes to explore Maryland’s scenic coastal region. This event also offers the opportunity to preserve this pristine Eastern Shore environment. With the help of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, we hope to increase the awareness and volunteer efforts to keep Assateague Island free of trash and preserve the habitat for all to enjoy.

Come join the day-long celebration of the Maryland Bike festival finishing at OC’s famous harbor.

The Maryland Coast offer a unique and beautiful coastal environment. Take it all in, from the shore break and wild ponies on Assateague Island to the flat rural back country of Worcester County. We offer three amazing flat and scenic routes to choose from.

The Island Ride (approx. 18.5 miles) is a family-friendly loop that explores all that the area around Assateague Island has to offer. Then head to OC’s famous harbor for an afternoon of music, food, and drink at the festival.

The Surf & Turf (approx. 38 miles) and the Metric Century (approx. 64 miles) will start and finish at the harbor. You’ll loop Assateague Island, then explore the serene back country of historic Worcester County.

Hop off your bike at the finish and join the beach lifestyle festival! Live music, bike vendors, live demos/clinics with:

- Bike Shops & Vendors
- Stand Up Paddle Boards
- Longboard Skate and Electric Skate Boarding
- Fishing Gear and Apparel Vendors
- Beach and Activewear Apparel Vendors
- Craft Beer and great seafood options

The Maryland Coast Bike Festival encourages you to support the 4Ocean effort to clean up the world’s oceans.

4Ocean has recovered over 19 million pounds of trash from the world’s oceans since 2017. Every 4ocean product purchased comes with our One Pound Promise to pull one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines. Every Pound pulled helps fund our global ocean cleanup operation, supports a growing movement to end the world’s reliance on single-use plastic, and advances our mission to end the ocean plastic crisis.

Maryland Coast Bike Festival

 
Start Located At: Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
 
 
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Metric Century • 7:00am
Surf & Turf • 7:30am
Island Ride • 8:00am
Start Line will be open for all until 8:30am

Included

An awesome T-Shirt (long sleeve for the 38 and 64 milers and a short sleeve for the 18.5 miler)
A free beverage coupon (beer or soft drink) back at the Harbor Bike Festival
Bike Mechanics and course support
Several well-stocked stations along the routes and a SAG vehicle (just in case)
Que sheets and GPS maps
Plenty of FREE parking a short walk to the Start/Finish Village
Complimentary Cold Brew Energy Coffee

Packet Pickups

Join us for the Happy Hour Packet Pick Up at Coconuts on the Oceanfront

When: Friday: 4pm to 8pm
Where: The Castle in the Sand Hotel… Coconuts Beachfront Bar & Grill

3701 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
Drink & Food specials for our riders!
Plenty of free parking & Ocean Breezes

 
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