CAM is a week long bike tour around Maryland that runs every year during the last week of July. The info below the pictures is from the brochure.
For More information call 1-800-842-BANK
Discover the richness of Maryland while cycling from Oakland in the west to Baltimore. During seven adventurous days, you'll slice through state parks, breeze through green forests, sail past lakes & streams, discover several Civil War battlefields and the famed C & O Canal, traverse three covered bridges and visit an antique paradise. You supply the pedal power and we create fun for the whole family filled with camaraderie, exercise and discovery.
The Tour begins Sunday in Oakland, with an optional trip to the beautiful Swallow Falls and Deep Creek Lake. After a united departure on Monday, the route heads north through Deep Creek Lake, quaint Grantsville, and onto Frostburg, our stop for the evening. Granny gears are appropriate as we skirt along the plateau. Heading east across the Appalachians, cyclers can choose between crossing the mountain ranges directly or electing to travel the flat towpath along the C & O Canal toward Hancock.
Departing the narrowest portion of the State at Hancock, we meander into and out of Pennsylvania, by Fort Frederick and the C&O Canal's famous Dam #4, to arrive at Williamsport. The next day is a history buff's dream passing by the famous Antietam, Correspondence Monument in Gatlin Shte Park, through Burkensville and by the Point of Rocks, onto Frederick.
Cyclers have a choice the following day of traveling the direct route to Ellicott City, or exploring extra mileage to complete the special 100 mile day. You'll pass the famed Catoctin Furnace Zoo, go by St. Mary's College and arrive at Ellicott City. Suddenly, it's the last cycling day into Baltimore through Patapsco State Park and Worthington Valley, onto Johns Hopkins University for an afternoon of celebration.
The FNB/CAM-Tour is a festival on wheels. We plan the most idyllic routes, wrap them around nightly celebrations, and strive to insure a lifetime of memories in a week of satisfaction.
Registration is limited to 1800 participants.
COMPUTER BULLETIN BOARD
Get the latest up to the minute news about the FNB/CAM-Tour or leave inquiries. New this year is a full function Bulletin Board System IBBSI 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 410-653-2507, 300-14400 baud 8N1. The System Software, WildCat 4.0, supports multiple message bases and file transfer sections.
CAM Corporation arranges with the Host Sites to sell community dinners and breakfasts and makes this available through the purchase of a Meal Plan Ticket. Meals designed by professional nutritionists are balanced, sufficient and tasty. Vegetarian selections are available. We strongly encourage riders to sign up for the Meal Plan as eating alternatives are limited in certain areas. Individuals accompanying riders may also buy the Meal Plan. Proceeds raise money for local organizations. You must indicate your choice for meal selection the registration form. Lunches are provided each day along the route by local organizations for a nominal fee. Reminder: 0
The last day to reserve the meal plan is July 17, 1995.
Last year's ride attracted family and friends from apes 8 to V 79. Minors under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. We ask adults supervising youngsters to give careful consideration to the; endurance of minors and be prepared to ride with them - at their pace - the entire time.
ACCOMPANYING A RIDER
Non-riders are encouraged to join participants for the week. All persons 12 years and older must register. Each person will receive a wrist ID, a map detailing the alternative auto-mobile routes, a vehicle parking permit for on-site parking, a T-shirt, tour book, and memorabilia. Individuals may also purchase a meal ticket.
TRANSPORTATION AND BAGGAGE
Chartered coaches are available for one-way transportation from Johns Hopkins to Oakland. The fee includes transportation of bicycle and baggage. A reserved parking lot will be set aside for those wishing to leave their cars for the week.
CAM transports baggage throughout the week. IT IS LIMITED TO ONE TENT, ONE DUFFEL-STYLE BAG (no more than 5 feet long), AND ONE SLEEPING BAG . Riders load and unload their own baggage from trucks which may be parked some distance from the camp site. Remember: less is best; or, when in doubt- leave it home.
All requests for refunds must be sent by certified mail to CAM-Tour, 7 Church Lane - Suite 8, Baltimore, MD 21208. A $30 processing fee is deducted from each application. No refund requests for any reason will be honored after June 22 Space after this time can be transferred to another individual for a $30 processing fee. You are responsible for locating a substitute and submitting his/her application along with a letter of explanation and the fee.
Returned checks - for any reason - are also subject to a $30 fee.
ONCE YOU REGISTER
Confirmation is sent after your application and payment is received. To avoid unnecessary delay, please fill out the application completely and sign your waiver. If registration is filled, a limited waiting, list is generated. Money will be returned if space is filled.
CYCLE ACROSS MARYLAND CORPORATION is a nonprofit organization promoting athletic activities in Maryland. Proceeds buy thousands of helmets given free to elementary school students and supports the CAM TEEN CHALLENGE which gives students at risk of failing school a four-month cycling experience. In addition to the FNB/CAM-Tour we produce the CAM FAT TIRE RALLY the CAM BIKE RALLY and the MARYLAND IN-LINE SKATE FESTIVAL.
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