Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour

Sat July 23, 2022 Cambridge, MD 21613 US Directions

Ragged Point Ride (32 miles)

7:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
Ride Website

Additional ride information can be found at http://www.ymcachesapeake.org.


If you have a group of 4 of more people, please use the GROUP button to the left of the menu to register and enjoy a $5 discount for each rider!!

201 Talbot Avenue
Cambridge, MD US 21613
We are greatly looking forward to this weekends’ Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Ride. We are watching the weather closely. As of right now we have a forecasted heat index of 106 degrees to 112 degrees. Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to limit participants to only our 32 mile Ragged Point ride. This will allow us to have more Aid stations along the route to provide water, Gatorade, ice and food. As well as having more SAG support on the course. We will have 4 aid stations available, spread evenly across the 16 miles. There will be bathrooms available at 2 of these Aid Stations. We will only have support on the course until 12pm, so we strongly suggest a start time as close to 7am as possible. We want every participant and volunteer to stay safe and healthy, so we hope you understand why we made this decision. We can’t wait to see you on Saturday!



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, Saturday July 23


6:00 am - Registration/Packet Pickup Begins

7:00 am - Suggested Time for 32 Mile Ragged Point Ride



Join us for the Pauline F. & W. David Robbins Family YMCA's Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022. The bike tour includes three options. You choose from the Metric Century (66 miles), Half Century (52 miles), Ragged Point Ride (32 miles). 

The Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour is in memory of Bob Brannock, a member of the Y since its opening in 1985. Upon Bob’s retirement in 2005, after his Parkinson's diagnosis, the Y became his second home. Not only did he use the facilities to help with his Parkinson's he also became our "Bob the Builder." He worked on everything from leaky roofs to full on renovations. There wasn't a room that Bob didn't touch. He continued to work at the Y until his death in July of 2014. Without the Y, Bob wouldn't have been able to follow his doctor's order of just 'Keep Moving!"  Bob's legacy will continue at the Y.

Funds raised will go towards supporting the Robbins Family YMCA to ensure everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

The Metric Century, Half Century and Ragged Point Ride all include a t-shirt in your registration fee. 

Day of registration will be available at the Pauline F. & W. David Robbins Family YMCA. This is a RAIN OR SHINE event and no refunds will be given. 

There will be plenty of rest stops along the way with snacks and drinks. SAG vehicles will be monitoring the course until 1PM. 

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS!!! Please adhere to all rules of the road as the course will be open to vehicular traffic. 

Ride Contact Info

If you have any questions about this ride, click the button below.

Athlete email and information

Dear fellow cyclists,

Thank you so much for supporting the Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour. The YMCA is committed to fulfilling our mission to promote healthy living, nurture the potential of every child and foster a sense of social responsibility in the community. We hope you enjoy your day touring Dorchester County “The Heart of the Chesapeake!”

We wanted to take this opportunity to answer any questions that you may have about our event. 


First and foremost is the weather. This event is a Rain or Shine event. In the event that we have rain, the ride will continue as planned. Should this rain become more and thunder and lighting is on course, we ask that all riders take the necessary steps to find shelter and wait out any lightning. 

Packet Pickup and Start

Packet Pickup will begin at 6:30am at the Pauline F. & W. David Robbins Family YMCA on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 ONLY. There is no pre-ride day pickup. Packet pickup will be at the rear area of the gymnasium. THERE WILL BE RIDE DAY REGISTRATION AND EVENT CHANGE. 

These rides are all SHOW-AND-GO, with the first suggested time to start at 7am. Remember, if you start earlier than 7am, we cannot guarantee our rest stops will be functional when you get there. Our suggested times for the Metric and Half Century Ride are 7am for start and we suggest the 32 mile Ragged Point Ride should start around 8am. 

Please plan accordingly as we will have SAG (Support and Gear) vehicles on the roadways until 1pm, but can't guarantee continued support after that time.  

We will supply you with a phone number, at check in, to report any issues or concerns you might have on course. 


For your convenience, the courses have been added to the top of our registration page at www.runsignup.com/heartofthechesapeakebiketour for your convenience. These courses have both direct links to MapMyRide as well as links to the KML files for uploading to your Garmin device. (Please consult online instructions for your particular device, should you choose to load turn-by-turn directions)


If you are receiving this, it is because you are already registered, but there is still time for your friends to register too. We will keep online registration open all the way up until ride morning. We ask that if you choose to register on the morning of the ride, that you come between 6:30 and 8 am, so that we can ensure that we know who is out on course. 

Thank you for all of your continued support! Be sure to go to our Facebook page, Like and Share! https://www.facebook.com/dorchestercountyfamilyymca  Let your friends and fellow cyclists know all about it!!!

See you on Saturday morning!!!


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