Ride Across Maryland to be Held This Weekend
This year’s event, which will be held June 4 and 5, features a 150-mile ride, including an escort over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and continues through the back roads of the Eastern Shore of Maryland with alternate route options, poker runs and more.
Once they arrive in Ocean City, riders, friends and family will gather at the Francis Scott Key Resort for the evening’s festivities, which celebrate the ride’s fundraising efforts, and honor and remember those who have fought or are fighting cancer.
Since Gelfman started Ride Across Maryland in 2000, the event has raised more than $2.5 million for cancer-related causes. Funds raised by the Ride Across Maryland directly fund programs at the Ulman Cancer Fund.
“The Gelfmans have been long-time friends with the Ulmans,” Amy Young, program coordinator for events and marketing for the Ulman Cancer Fund told CBS Baltimore. “They realized it was a great fit and a new opportunity to serve a different population but we still work with breast cancer patients.”
“We are awarding a scholarship to a young adult who has been impacted through a personal diagnosis or a diagnosis of a loved one with breast cancer,” Young says. “It’s a $2,500 scholarship and we will actually be awarding that to the winner at this year’s event on June 4 in Ocean City.”
Anyone can participate in the Ride Across Maryland, whether it be riding a motorcycle or joining the riders in Ocean City. All riders and participants are responsible for a $30 registration fee and a fundraising minimum of $70, representative of the 70,000 young adults in the United States who will be diagnosed with cancer this year.
Ride Across Maryland 2016 Schedule of Events
Saturday, June 4, 2016 – The Mall in Columbia, Columbia, Md.
7-8:30 a.m. – All riders gather at the Mall in Columbia or other selected departure point
8:10 a.m. – Opening ceremony at the Mall in Columbia, including Welcoming Remarks and Blessing of the Bikes
Saturday, June 4, 2016 – The Ride, Columbia to Ocean City, Md.
8:30 a.m. – Riders depart from the Mall in Columbia (Howard County police will escort the group from the Mall to the Howard County line. Click here for more information about how to get to and across the Bay Bridge)
9:30 a.m. – Estimated arrival at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
10:30 a.m. – Eastern Shore Poker Run (optional)
Saturday, June 4, 2016 – Francis Scott Key Family Resort, Ocean City, Md.
2-5 p.m. – Riders arrive at FSK Resort and Register with the Ride Across Maryland
– Premiums distribution
– Events at FSK (swimming, volleyball, mini golf), RAM Vendors, contests, raffles and door prizes
1 p.m. – Biker Bar Bingo at the Oasis Bar N Grille (optional)
3 p.m. – FSK Check In – Main Hotel
Saturday, June 4, 2016 – RAM Jam at Francis Scott Key Family Resort, Ocean City, Md.
5-10:30 p.m. – RAM Jam Begins!
5:30 p.m. – Live Music from Second Stage Band
6:30 p.m. – Dinner from Beefalo Bobs, drinks available from London Court
7 p.m. – Live Music Continues
8 p.m. – Dick’s Welcome, Fundraising Awards, Survivor Speaker/Thank You, Grand Prize Drawing
Sunday, June 5, 2016 – Biker-Q, Oasis Bar ‘N’ Grille, Whaleyville, Md.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. – New to the Ride Across Maryland, join us for the 1st Annual “Biker-Q” Barbeque and Bike Show!
Food Buffet and drinks from Oasis Bar & Grill
Bike Show hoto (People’s Choice)
For more information about the Ride Across Maryland call (410) 964-0202 or email email@example.com.