Columbia Association’s (CA) annual BikeAbout will be held on Saturday, September 21, with riders setting off from Lake Elkhorn in the village of Owen Brown. The free, 11-mile, history-filled tour through Columbia is a self-paced ride that utilizes Columbia’s paths and (when necessary) street connections.
The annual event highlights the history, art and culture, and environmental features found in Columbia while introducing new ways to make the connections between villages.
This year’s BikeAbout route will take riders through parts of Owen Brown and Kings Contrivance, featuring the beautiful but somewhat hilly paths that wind through Kings Contrivance and offering views of the Middle Patuxent River.
Features on the BikeAbout will include Kings Contrivance Restaurant; neighborhood and road name derivations including the neighborhoods of Atholton and MacGill’s Common, and Kindler Road; and the Guilford Pratt Truss Bridge that now serves as a connection for pedestrians and bicyclists between Columbia and Savage. A shorter route is being offered as an option to accommodate those who wish to do an easier ride.
Pre-registration for the BikeAbout is encouraged. Registration can be done online at BikeAbout.eventbrite.com. Forms are also available at Columbia Archives, located at 10227 Wincopin Circle in the American City Building, or at the front desk of the Columbia Association headquarters, located at 10221 Wincopin Circle.