Start date: 04/01/2023

Registration: opens 02/07/2023
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Activities: Recreational 🚴🏿‍♂️, 55 miles, 20 miles

GID: 58959


Thank you for your interest in supporting the Epsilon Sigma Friendship Bike Ride. This event is being hosted by the graduate members from Epsilon Sigma Chapter as a part of its 55th anniversary celebration for being on the campus of Bowie State University. This event is organized as a scholarship fundraiser for students at Bowie State University. This is our first anniversary celebration bike ride and we’re excited to have you be a part of it. The Epsilon Sigma Friendship Bike Ride will occur on Saturday, April 1st, 8:00 a.m. EDT and end at 2:00 p.m. We welcome you to join cyclists from around the area to be a part of this spring biking event.

For those riding in this event, we have one 55-mile route with a rest stop at the midway point and SAG support. Check-in to receive wrist bans begins at 7:00 a.m. and will occur at 1739 West Nursery Road Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090 .  All are welcome to participate.

This is a fundraising event, and the net proceeds will be allocated to a Bowie State University Epsilon Sigma endowment that generates scholarships for students. Your participation in this celebratory bike ride event will help BSU students' dreams become a reality.

A safe friendship bike ride to open the spring 2023 cycling season to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and outdoor scenery, while raising funds for a great cause.
EVENT SCHEDULE (Rain or Sunshine)
Date: Saturday, April 1st, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT


One 55-mile route starting at 1739 West Nursery Road Linthicum Heights Maryland 21090 and leads to a turnaround point in Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis Maryland.  A 20-mile route is also being offered along the 55-mile route, with a turnaround at the 10 mile mark. The route will mostly consist of 70% bike trails with about 30% on the roadways.  The route will be opened on 10-minute intervals for each ability group, to prevent overcrowding the trails for local riders. 

Start times: Advanced 8:00am, Intermediate 8:10, Moderate 8:20am, and 8:30am for 20 mile riders.

The Ride With GPS route is:


Ride GPS, Rest Stop, SAG, Ride Marshalls.  The only rest stop is at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, and supports the 55-mile route only, will close around 11:00am, and SAG support for all riders will cease at 2pm.  Please be mindful of your abilities to ensure support is available for your entire ride.


  • Registration: $30 (all levels)
    • 55 miles, 19+ mph Avg, advanced
    • 55 miles, 16-18 mph Avg, intermediate
    • 55 miles, 12-15 mph Avg, moderate 
    • 20 miles, all ability levels
  • Registration Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE!  (NOTE: ONLY If a health emergency is declared requiring social distancing and/or lockdown, the option for a refund will be available). Send request to the ride director through the registration site's contact information.

NOTE: On-line registration will close on March 30th, 12 noon.  There won't be any on-site registration.

Registration Package
Wrist bands to identify riders for rest stop and SAG support.

•    No other handouts are planned in order to maximize scholarship money raised during this event.

Anyone can make a donation, even if you're unable to ride in the event. Remember, this is a fundraiser for BSU scholarships.


•    Obey all traffic laws, area bicycle laws and universal cycling protocols.

•    If you are riding with a group, ride single file as required by law on open streets and max of two abreast on trails.
•    All riders are required to wear an ANSI/SNELL/CPSC approved helmet.
•    Please be courteous to others sharing the road and trail with you; to your sides, front and rear.
•    Riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have the consent of a parent or guardian to participate in the event.
•    All minors must be under adult supervision at all times.
•    An electronic ride waiver is required to complete the registration.


Waiver and Release

Waiver and Release. Participants RELEASE, WAIVE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Epsilon Sigma Chapter, its officers, members, agents, volunteers, related entities, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Indemnitees”) from any and all liability, claims, causes of actions, and demands of any kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise now or in the future in connection with Participants’ participation in the Epsilon Sigma Friendship Bike Ride. Participants understand and agree that this Release discharges the Indemnitees from any liability or claim that Participants may have against the Indemnitees with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from Participants’ participation in the Epsilon Sigma Friendship Bike Ride, howsoever arising or caused, including THROUGH THE NEGLIGENCE OF INDEMNITEES. Participants expressly waive any right to a trial by judge or jury that Participants may otherwise have with regard to any claim or liability related to Participants’ participation in the Epsilon Sigma Friendship Bike Ride.

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