South Jersey Wheelmen

Chestertown, MD

Oct. 13-15


 Great Bike Riding,

Home of

 Washington College

Did you know:

 1. Chestertown's Washington College is the tenth oldest college in the USA and George Washington was a founding patron.  

 2. In the 1700's Chestertown was second only to Annapolis in Maryland's shipping wealth.

Laurie Pettigrew is hosting, managing hotel arrangements and making restaurant reservations for our convention weekend. Gary Pilling is developing bike routes. We have group rates for Thur - Sat nights.


Laurie has reserved 15 rooms at QUALITY SUITES:  160 Scheeler Rd., Chestertown, MD, 21620

Reservations: 410-810-0555  ask for SJW group rate    Hotel Website

Rooms for two will be about $155.00 (including tax&fees) per night. Included is a hot breakfast, free WiFi and an indoor pool. Most rooms have two queen beds, call soon for anything different.

Questions: Laurie 856-392-6784,  


Friday - 5:30:  Fish Whistle, set along the Chester river, a lovely view plus excellent food.

Saturday - 5:30:  Luisa's Cucina Italiana, behind hotel - easy walk, great Cream of Crab soup.

Rides:    Cue sheet    Maps (Ride w. GPS)

Friday:        9:30 sharp - group rides. Two options: 26 mi & 38 mi, both go to Betterton MD.

Saturday:   9:30 sharp - group ride. Tour through Washington College then to Rock Hall for great mid-ride lunch (~12 noon) at Watermans Restaurant. After lunch, continue ride back to hotel (33 m total).

Sunday  option:  9:30 or riders choice.  Two options: Cliff City-23 m or  Big Woods-16 m. Ride leaders possible, but may have to follow cue sheet on your own.

Thursday: Laurie* is planning a short bike ride along the Chesapeake/Delaware Canal. We will probably park, and after the ride eat, at Schaefer's Canal House in Chesapeake City MD. *More about this later, from Laurie.

Notes-please read

1.         Club Rule:   At least one person per room must be a club member.

2. Insurance Rule:  You must be a club member to ride the rides.

                                 Member app   Just $15 for single or $20 family.

3. Reimbursement: applies only to members meeting the Convention Reimbursement Policy”.

4. Members Attending:  email Laurie:

                 with:  Name and Emergency Phone for all members in party.

SJW Convention 2017