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3M Bike Challenge
September 11, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Think you have what it takes to cycle faster than a speeding train? Cyclists are invited to challenge the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s train as it climbs Mt. Savage in this face-off between man, machine, and mountain.
A timed challenge between cyclists and the train locomotive organized by Mountain Maryland Trails, the 3M Challenge will follow a 15.3 mile stretch of the Great Allegheny Passage alongside the WMSR railroad tracks, from Cumberland to Frostburg. Teams of up to six riders per team or individuals can enter the challenge, and funds raised will support maintenance and development projects on the Maryland portion of the Great Allegheny Passage as well as new trail development opportunities. This year, a new non-competitive category is available for class 1, pedal-assist e-bikes eager to take on the challenge.
Riders will depart from the Western Maryland Railway Station every 10 minutes, starting at 8:00 am. The train will depart from the station at 11:30 am and will be timed. Teams are challenged to have a better climb time than the train. Teams and individuals who beat the train’s time will receive a prize, and all participants will receive a souvenir gift. For more information and to register your team for the challenge, visit www.bikereg.com/3m.