ABC Events, Inc. is proud to announce the
2nd annual Bay Bridge
brought to you by Leinenkugel!
Water enthusiasts of all ages and expertise are invited to
join us in the second annual Bay Bridge Paddle, open to Stand Up Paddleboards,
Kayaks and other paddle craft on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
New this year, we will have packet pick-up on Friday, April 28, along with a not-to-be-missed clinic sponsored by Mercy Medical Center's Orthopedic & Sports Medicine surgeon John-Paul Rue, M.D. and a variety of vendors for those last minute race purchases. The official hotel sponsor, Crowne Plaza in Annapolis, will be hosting the Friday night events. In addition, they have a block of rooms on reserve for our out of town guests. Please see the FAQ on our website for discount & hotel details.
Paddling any part of the Chesapeake Bay waters is a
thrilling experience and launching from Sandy Point State Park is no different.
With a beautiful sandy beach on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, you
are provided with expansive views overlooking the Bay Bridge. This race will bring together all levels of
paddlers to share in a day of camaraderie and fellowship. Each race will
present a different experience and challenge, the bay’s shifting conditions add
to the fun as racers can experience anything from flat water glides to gusty
winds and unpredictable swell and tides from the wind and current.
The Elite race will challenge racers with a high level of
fitness and paddling experience; racers with less experience or conditioning
can enjoy the 5K Paddle or the 1.5K recreation course closer to shore. In addition to these races, there will be
other memorable events to entertain everyone, and with the generous backing of
our sponsors, cash and prizes will be awarded!
All race participants receive a commemorative T-shirt and a
carb-loaded breakfast to help get you energized for the race. When you return from the race and are ready
to refuel, you will also receive a complimentary delicious, fresh, healthy
lunch package. (Breakfast sponsored by
Naval Bagels and lunch provided by Fresh Market) There will be other breakfast and lunch food
items for sale for all attendees during the event.
Plan to spend the day at our expanded beach party. We will have live music, as well as an obstacle course and demos. Celebration and awards will be held following
the races at Sandy Point State Park.
The event will benefit local charity, the Foundation for
Community Betterment (www.communitybetterment.org), whose goal is to better the
lives of the people in our community by doing small acts of kindness.