Bicycle enthusiasts contemplating riding the third annual Cycle Across Maryland tour July 28 through Aug. 3 have two upcoming training rallies at which to begin tuning their bikes and bodies for the 350-mile pedaling vacation.
First National Bank of Maryland CAM-Tour Rallies are scheduled Saturday, May 4, at Salisbury State college on the Eastern Shore, and on Saturday, May 18, at Atholton High School in Howard County.
Both offer bike rides of several lengths (12, 20 and 30 miles), workshops on a variety of preparation topics, accessory displays and even a physical evaluation area where riders can check their level of fitness.
Registration begins at each site at 8 a.m., for a $15 fee (per rally) that includes a T-shirt. Helmets are required for all riders, and it is suggested participants bring water bottles, bicycle locks and a lunch.
This year's CAM-Tour route loops the Chesapeake Bay in clockwise fashion, with registration on Sunday, July 28 in Solomons on the Western Shore.
The ride, with daily distances of approximately 55 miles, begins July 29 and continues with overnight stops in Annapolis, Essex, North East, Worton and Centreville before the Aug. 3 finish in Easton.
For more information or to register for the prep rallies or the event, call the toll-free number of the event's principal sponsor: 1-800-842-BANK (2265). Or write: CAM-Tour '91, P.O. Box 21572, Baltimore, 21208.