Countdown to the 2013 Columbia BikeAbout, Now Less Than a Month Away


The 2013 Columbia BikeAbout is just around the corner. Riders are welcome to sign up, and volunteers are still needed.

This year’s BikeAbout is being held on Saturday, September 21. It is organized by the Columbia Archives, a service of Columbia Association (CA). The free self-paced ride begins at 9 a.m.

BikeAbout is a popular event that attracts several hundred riders each year. The route takes advantage of Columbia’s extensive path system and highlights Columbia’s historic and natural beauty. This year’s route, which will start and end at Lake Elkhorn, will take riders on a 10-mile winding route through sections of Owen Brown and Kings Contrivance. A 3.4-mile route is being offered as an option to accommodate those who wish to do an easier ride.

Features on the BikeAbout will include:

  • Street name origins

  • Kings Contrivance restaurant

  • Guilford Pratt Truss Bridge, which connects Columbia and Savage

Pre-registration for this year’s BikeAbout is encouraged via Paper forms will be available for registration at the check-in table the morning of the event. Parking will be in the Patuxent Woods Office complex in the vicinity of 9720 Patuxent Woods Drive. There will be signs directing people to the end of the complex closest to the path.
Those volunteering for the BikeAbout will assist with traffic control and directions, and they will act as guides along the route. Flexible shifts are available between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Training — and a free T-shirt — will be provided for those volunteering to help.

For more information, please email  or call Jeannette Lichtenwalner at 410-715-6781.

About Columbia Association

Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit service corporation that manages Columbia, MD, a master planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at

About Columbia Archives

Columbia Archives, a service of Columbia Association (CA), collects and preserves the history of Columbia. The public is welcome to visit the exhibit and spend additional time researching to get a deeper understanding of the history of Columbia. For more information, go to or contact Archives staff at or 410-715-3103.


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