CBES Between the Waters Bike Tour
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Walk Up Registrations will be taken
Go to www.cbes.org and print and complete the PDF registration form found on the right banner of the home page. Checks or cash will be accepted ONLY.
Bike tour is on…but with changes…
Due to the deteriorating forecast with Sandy moving up the coast, we are making the following changes on the tour schedule:
We want to encourage everyone to keep abreast of the storm forecast and stay safe. Please be aware that there are restrictions on travel on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in high winds so be sure to plan your departures from the Shore accordingly.
Hope to see everyone tomorrow.
For Your Safety, HELMETS are REQUIRED
ROUTES & STARTING TIMES
100-mile English Century - 7:15 a.m.
60-mile Metric Century - 8:00 a.m.
40-mile - 9:00 a.m.
25-mile - 10:00 a.m.
REST STOP DISTANCES
20 Mile Route - 3 stops 7 to 8 miles apart. You will drive your car to the lunch site.
40 Mile Route - 4 stops 7 to 10 miles apart with lunch at approximately 25 miles
60 Mile Route - 6 stops 7 to 17 miles apart with lunch at approximately 35 miles
100 Mile Route - 6 stops 7 to 22 miles apart with lunch at approximately 48 miles.
The Between the Waters Bike Tour promises water views on both sides of the Delmarva peninsula through the gracious hospitality of private homeowners who allow us to use their properties for the rest stops along the route. Each rest stop will have liquids, light snacks and a toilet. Stops will be open on a published schedule found on your cue sheet. If you reach a stop before or after its scheduled operating time, service may not be available. Lunch will be available on each route.
The topography on the Shore is very flat--NO hills--with the highest point at only 42 feet. All public roads are paved but a good bit of the mileage is asphault and the remaining mileage (60+%) is tar and chip. The asphault rolls very smoothly, but the tar and chips rolls a bit more roughly. The roads are very rural with little traffic as we do not usually ride on US Rte. 13.
Professional service from Salisbury Cycle & Fitness will be available at the start/finish area and at the lunch stop. Several marked vehicles will be riding the routes and available all day to assist riders. Most rest stops can contact them.
For the best weather source for our area: www.esva.net
BIKE TOUR FEES
By October 1:
Adults -- Only $45
Children (6 to 12 years) -- $15
Under 6 FREE with adult
After October 1:
Children (6 to 12 years) -- $20
Under 6 FREE with adult
Event will be held Rain or Shine.
For More Information:
Phyllis S. Tyndall, Event Coordinator
Eastern Shore of VA B&B Assn.
VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory
Atlantic Animal Hospital
The Nature Conservancy
Willie C. Randall, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones
Weichert Realty Mason-Davis
Island House Restaurant
The Machipongo Clam Shack
SIGN UP FOR THE
FRIDAY FUN RIDE
Onancock Town Wharf/Harbor
2 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417
Directions:From US 13, turn west onto Rte. 179 which will take you into Onacock. (There will be a Burger King at the light.) Continue straight for approximately 3 miles. You will go all the way to the end of Market Street to a parking lot at the waterfront.
Arrive early enough to be able to leave the school by 4:00 p.m. to start the fun ride with our leaders who will have the maps of this ride.
10 and/or 20 mile routes
Check the "Friday Ride" Box on your registration form to participate.
Explore the Eastern Shore of Virginia this fall when the Between the Waters Bike Tour begins in the historic, waterfront town of Wachapreague in Accomack County. This event, sponsored by Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES), is held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 and winds through interesting historic towns and communities and along back roads to scenic rest stops that overlook the Atlantic seaside and the Chesapeake Bay. With very little vehicle traffic, the ride is sure to be relaxed and peaceful as well as easygoing because of its flat terrain.
This bike tour is an ecotourism event for CBES, a non-profit organization serving Northampton and Accomack counties. Our Mission is to promote balanced growth while enhancing our quality of life and preserving our natural resources. The Between the Waters Bike Tour is a major fundraiser to help us accomplish our mission.
We invite you to join CBES and membership forms are available at www.cbes.org.
Start/Finish Location: VIMS Lab, 40 Atlantic Ave., Wachapreague, VA 23480
OPENS AT 7:30 A.M.
Watch for the parking attendants who will direct you to the parking areas and then proceed to the Start/Finish Location to sign in, pick up your cue sheets and t-shirts.
Other websites to visit for lodging, dining and general information:
The Tour is completely on public roads except for driveways leading to rest stops. (Green street signs are public roads, brown street signs are private roads.) Directional arrows are painted on the right edge of the pavement at all public road intersections. Remember that mileage on cue sheets are "car miles." Your "bike miles" may vary a little.
Biker Etiquette: Remember the rules of the road for bikers.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED
ALL RIDERS RECEIVE
Map & detailed cue sheet
Rest stops with snacks and beverages
Riders who PRE-REGISTER by October 1 receive a FREE event t-shirt
Full picnic lunch
SOLD OUT--EASTERN SHORE OYSTER ROAST--SOLD OUT
NO TICKETS AVAILABLE
Limited to 125--Get your Tickets NOW
$35.00 per person
1734 Savage Neck Rd., Eastville, VA 23347
Music by POUND NET-Local Bluegrass & Folk Music Group
INFO ON TICKETS COMING SOON
The CBES Bike Tour Oyster Roast is held on Saturday evening after the ride at an antique potato grader shed outside of Eastville. When patrons arrive, there is a large, open fire burning on which we will later roast the oysters. People often stand around the fire for conversation and later stand at farm trailers to gorge on oysters. Music from a local bluegrass band normally fills the barn. Our menu--served in "courses:--includes: chips and dips, samplings of a local crabmeat dish and chowders, and, of course, all the oysters you can eat. A limited amount of beer is available (after all, we can't send you out on the road tipsy) and soft drinks. And, oh yes, for the oyster squeamish, we have fried chicken and coleslaw--but really, if you don't like oysters....So, bring your oyster knives (we have a few available, if you don't have one) and a glove and plan to arrive between 6:00 and 6:30 so you won't miss the fun.
BILL OF FARE
6:00-6:30 Social Hour w/Music & Conversation
Chips & Onion Dip, Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks
6:30-6:45 Sample of Local Hot Crab Dip
6:45-7:00 Sample of Local Chowders (Choice of Clam, Conk or Crab & Corn)
7:00-8:15 Roasted local Oysters w/butter or cocktail sauce
Fried Chicken & Coleslaw (for the oyster squeamish)
8:15-8:30 Homemade Dessert Cookies
Registration begins June 15. Online registration ends October 21.
Paper registration forms are available or you can register online by clicking on the links found on the right banner of the homepage located at: