38th Annual Kent County Spring Fling

May 22-25, 2020 Memorial Day Weekend

(3 day option available – Friday to Sunday)


Join the Baltimore Bicycling Club on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore for rides from 11 to 100 miles on lightly traveled roads. Routes meander along flat to rolling terrain, through quaint rural towns, and beside scenic rivers. Excellent cycling for all ages and abilities!  Plenty of fun for non-riders too!

Join us for the Perfect Cycling Weekend!

You can’t beat the award-winning cuisine—7 all-you-can-eat meals, wine with dinner, dessert and cordial parties, ice cream social, dancing, music, snacks all day, yoga, pool access, socializing, and much more. Don’t miss the Chestertown Tea Party Festival, just a 10 minute walk from the college. You will love the music, dancing, living history, crafts, and local foods. www.chestertownteaparty.org.

NEW!  Two great destination rides:

Saturday: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor’s Center. A 33-mile remote start ride that also tours the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Get all three:  history, nature, and wonderful cycling!

Sunday: Ride from the college to the historic Massey Aerodrome. Visit this unique sight—a living airport museum and aircraft collection. After the visit a delicious catered-lunch awaits you at beautiful Worton Park.

The usual rides to Betterton Beach, Rock Hall with lunch on the pier, Centreville, Galena, etc. will be available.  Or ride to the bird sanctuary at Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge to see the soaring osprey.

Convenient location - only 70 miles from Baltimore/DC, 85 miles from Philadelphia, and 170 miles from New York City. We stay on the campus of Washington College in the historic port town of Chestertown, MD. Info on Washington College and Chestertown at www.washcoll.edu.

Check-in:  Friday noon till 10 PM and Saturday 8 AM till 10 AM

Check-out:  Monday by 3 PM   Note:  3-day event ends after the picnic on Sunday.



  • Lodging: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Standard rooms with two single beds. Men’s and women’s restrooms are accessed from the hall.
Bring your pillow, all linens, towels, & toiletries
Dorm and floor special requests met on a ‘first come-first served’ basis

  • Breakfast: Saturday, Sunday & Monday (4-day option)
  • Picnic on Sunday, brunch on Monday (4-day option)
  • Entertainment and Socials: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Map Packets (ride with a group or on your own) Cue sheets will also be available under ride with GPS
  • College amenities—snacks/pool/game room
  • Yoga: Friday, Saturday & Sunday



Friday dinner 6:00-8:00 pm

Massage:  Saturday & Sunday

Optional lodging upgrade to suite:  $60 for the weekend.

·        Western Shore suites:  four single bedrooms, 2 baths, and a living room-kitchenette

·        Harford suites:  four seven-person suites per floor with 2 double rooms and 3 single rooms. Each suite has couches a full refrigerator and microwave.  The building has an elevator.



·        Friday: Registration begins at noon. Scheduled rides with leaders will start at 1:30 pm (or do your own ride). Optional buffet dinner (6 - 8 pm) followed by the Ice Cream Social.

·        Saturday: Breakfast; yoga; scheduled rides with leaders; Instructional Ride program; swimming on campus; Chestertown’s historic Tea Party Festival—food, crafts, entertainment, and parade; dinner; dessert and cordial party; Blue Grass music & Square Dancing with live band.

·        Sunday: Breakfast; yoga; scheduled rides with leaders; picnic lunch catered by Washington College (including kosher meats, cold salads, vegan foods).  Check out by 4 PM (after the picnic) for those on the 3 day option

·        Monday: Continental Breakfast; scheduled rides with leaders; Deluxe Brunch; Checkout by 3PM


Registration deadlines:

Discounted fee until April 15, 2020

Final deadlines:  Mail in: postmark by May 8, 2020; Online: May 15, 2020

No on-site registration.


ONLINE REGISTRATION (no additional fee)

Click for 4 day event- Friday to Monday

Click for 3 day event- Friday to Sunday afternoon


Mail in Registration

Click for the 3 or 4 day event


Discounts: available Discounted registration fee for groups of 7 or more people. 

Mail in group registration. Pick a name for the group and each person should write the group name on the registration form.  One person should submit the names of all group members.  Contact Bob Carson viaphone 410-828-8604 or KentCountySpringFling@baltobikeclub.org .


CANCELLATION POLICY: Refund requests must be received via email or letter.  following fees apply:

·        prior to April 15, 2020 -    $ 30

·        April 16 - April 22, 2020 - $ 50

·        No refunds after April 22, 2020

$40 charge for checks returned by the bank for any reason.

Refund checks will be mailed by the BBC Treasurer after the event.

Questions: send an email  to  KentCountySpringFling@baltobikeclub.org or phone Bob at 410-828-8604