Enjoy scenic, rural cycling at the Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club's 17th annual ride to showcase Prince George’s County’s Patuxent River Rural Legacy Area, where farms, wetlands, and woods are being protected from development with Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program.
The Picnic Pavilion and Group Camp Area of the Patuxent River Park. [Google Map]
DIRECTIONS: From Croom Road, take Croom Airport Road. Go 2.9 miles to the Picnic Pavilion and Group Camp Area of the Patuxent River Park. Some GPS devices would have you go the Patuxent River Park Visitor Center. Do NOT go to the Visitor Center, but follow the sign to the Picnic Pavilion and Group Camping Area and continue on Croom Airport Road. When Croom Airport Road turns left at the Columbia Air Center Memorial, turn right, go through the gate toward the picnic area. and follow directions from the parking volunteers.
Scenic routes of 22, 35, 44 and 64 miles on paved, country roads.
- Ride With GPS files
- Download cuesheets (cue sheets will also be available at check-in )
- Download route map
The routes of 35, 44 and 64 miles have a rest stop at a beach-park where Magruder’s Ferry once crossed the Patuxent. The 64-mile route also has a rest stop at the Town of Eagle Harbor in a shady yard overlooking the Patuxent. All routes have a rest stop at the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary.
Check-in and start riding between 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM. Riders doing the 64 miles should start by 8:00, riders doing the 44 miles should start by 8:30, riders doing the the 35 miles by 9:00, and riders doing the 22 miles by 9:30.
Your registration fee includes marked routes, SAG support, cue sheet, food and drinks at rest stops and an after-ride picnic.