1,100 cyclists will be pedaling Eastern Shore roads on Saturday, October 26, in celebration of the 27th Between the Waters Bike Tour. Tour attendees provide a substantial economic impact to the Shore community as they frequent local restaurants, shops, and businesses, as well as patronize lodging up and down the peninsula during the long weekend.
As organizers of the Tour, Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore is issuing a Watch Out for Cyclists advisory.
The Tour begins at Exmore Town Park at 7:30 a.m. with the 100 milers departing, and staggered starts for the remaining 3 routes (60, 40, and 25 miles) ending around 10:30 a.m. All cyclists are expected off local roads prior to dark.
The Bike Tour stretches as far south as the Oyster/Cheriton area and as far north as Wachapreague with both seaside and bayside routes. On the seaside, cyclists will enjoy vistas that include Wachapreague, Quinby, Willis Wharf, Boxtree, and Oyster. On the Bayside expect to see bicyclists around Bobtown, Belle Haven, Morley’s Wharf and Bayford -where the lunch spot for all routes is held.
Caution is especially requested of drivers as cyclists cross RT 13, Lankford Hwy in these Northampton County areas: Exmore, Weirwood/Nassawadox, and near Machipongo. In Accomack County cyclists will cross RT 13 at Wachapreague Road/RT 180.
Friday, October 25 a shorter Fun Ride at 4PM will have approximately 200 participants starting and returning from The Moose Lodge in Belle Haven and into the surrounding area.
It’s also requested that dog owners be mindful of the Shore’s cycling guests.
Please help CBES provide a hospitable and safe welcome to our Bike Tour guests.
For more info contact CBES firstname.lastname@example.org, 757-678-7157