The Talbot Interfaith Shelter announces the move of its signature cycling event to Hog Neck Golf Course. The third annual Shelter Century Fall Foliage Tour will be held on October 18, 2014 with a ‘show and go’ start from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. The event features four separate rides, a 10 mile ride, a 33 mile fitness ride, a metric century (63 mile) and a full century (100 mile) ride. This year will also feature the new #lovewins 5K walk through the award-winning Hog Neck golf course. Proceeds benefit the Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS), a cold weather homeless shelter in Talbot County, MD.
The fall foliage ride takes cyclists through picturesque Talbot County, on quiet roads with gentle hills rising through lush farmland and forests with water views of the Choptank River. Starting and ending at the famed Hog Neck Golf Course, cyclists and walkers will be celebrated with an after-party complete with hot food, homemade pie, local brews and the sweet sounds of singer Jayme Ploff.
The event is a ride, not a race. Rest stops will be available for all courses with light food, refreshments and restrooms. The course is just minutes from Easton, offering cyclists and their families shopping, dining and lodging.
Cyclists who wish to support the event by raising funds for the Shelter can do so through the active.com registration system, and special prizes and fashionable new cycling jerseys will be offered to winning fund raisers. Teams are encouraged, as are costumes and slogans. Long sleeved technical shirts and cool shirts for walkers are cornerstones of the event. Teams, sponsors and fund raising cyclists will be supported and promoted on social media.
The Talbot Interfaith Shelter is dedicated both to providing safe, temporary shelter to men, women, and children who lack adequate housing, and to raising awareness of the issues of homelessness in Talbot County. Fourteen faith communities rotate the homeless shelter through their church facilities during the cold weather months. Over 400 volunteers from the faith communities have worked together since 2008 to keep neighbors off the streets and in warm beds during the winter. Sponsors and cyclists participating in the event will directly help provide shelter to our homeless neighbors.
To register to ride or sponsor the event, visit the Shelter Century website (www.sheltercentury.org). For information about the Talbot Interfaith Shelter, see their website (www.talbotinterfaithshelter.org). For additional information or questions, call 443-205-2828 or email [email protected].