The Anne Arundel Department of Recreation & Parks, Anne Arundel County Police and Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA) have announced that October 3, 2021 is the date for the seventh annual Lifeline 100 Community Bicycle Event!
This year will mark the 7th Anniversary of the Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100! What began to showcase Anne Arundel County’s scenic trails and roadways, and spotlight cycling awareness, safety, and its benefits has grown every year into a celebrated annual event drawing hundreds of cyclists of all ages and abilities and supporters from around the Mid-Atlantic.
The event typically attracts more than 800 participants from ages 4 to 84 of all levels and abilities, a wide range of bikes including road bikes, hybrids, mountain bikes, cruisers, tandems, recumbents, adaptive, and trikes. Over the past six years, the event has generated more than $200,000 in proceeds for non-profit beneficiaries and has won an award from the Maryland Recreation & Parks Association.
The 2021 Lifeline 100 will be on Sunday, October 3rd. We will again offer 100 and 65 mile scenic routes with views of the Severn River, Chesapeake Bay, historic Annapolis and more. The 30 and 15 mile flat, paved trail routes are great for riders of all ages and abilities including families, adaptive bikes, and people with special needs who can register at a 2 for 1 rate with their accompanying rider thanks to our generous Ride Leader sponsor Prophasys. All routes are fully supported with route maps and markings, rest stops, and SAG vehicles.
The event will be held entirely outdoors and will adhere to COVID restrictions in place at that time including capping the participant count if needed. County Executive Steuart Pittman said “the Lifeline 100 event exemplifies the power of partnership by county agencies and nonprofits and the importance of biking for recreation and transportation. I urge all citizens and visitors to come join us for this award-winning event at Kinder Farm Park.”
The free Children’s Bike Rodeo for ages 4-10 provided by PedalPowerKids will return on October 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for a fun and educational experience. The Bike Rodeo will include a short bike safety check, helmet instruction, and safe riding tips followed by a kids’ obstacle riding course that includes turns, stops, and crossings. Reserve your free time slot at www.lifeline100.com/rodeo.
Proceeds support local nonprofits including the Anne Arundel Crisis Response System, Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails and Kinder Farm Park, and Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. 501c3 nonprofits who would like to use Lifeline100 as a platform to recruit riders to fund-raise for their cause, should contact us using www.lifeline100.com/contact. Financial or in-kind food sponsors and volunteers should use the same Contact link.
Registration is now open. For full event details and registration information, please visit www.lifeline100.com.