Tour de Talbot on June 8, 2024 Will Raise Funds to Support Talbot Thrive’s Advocacy Efforts in Talbot County

This year’s Tour de Talbot, a fully-supported bike ride offering three distances, will take place on June 8, 2024 and will be the main fundraiser for Talbot Thrive, a non-profit dedicated to safe to healthy and safe outdoor mobility for everyone who lives and visits Talbot County. Riders will leave from the Easton Firehall location on Leonard Rieck Drive in Easton and enjoy the day, taking in the beautiful farmland and water views of Talbot County. In 2023, Tour de Talbot had over 500 riders participating and organizers expect even more riders from up and down the East Coast. The ride costs $65 per rider and includes SAG support, multiple rest stops, a ride on the historic Oxford Ferry and lunch with beverages after the ride provided by local favorite Eat Sprout.


Easton Cycle and Sport, will assist riders with tire air pressure checks in the morning and additional sponsors include Out of the Fire Restaurant, Dock Street Foundation, Discover Easton, WHCP Radio, Friel Lumber Company and Easton Utilities.


“We’re thrilled to embark on our third annual Tour de Talbot, building upon the successes of the past two years,” said Heather Grant, the ride organizer and Executive Director of Talbot Thrive. “Our aim remains steadfast: to elevate this event to new heights, accentuating the beauty of the route while promoting healthy and safer outdoor mobility. While offering a fantastic day of riding, we aspire to show off all that Talbot County has to offer, enhancing its appeal as a vibrant place to visit and explore – all the while promoting the initiatives of Talbot Thrive.


Rest stops with water and snacks will be available approximately every 15 miles, but will close at 2 p.m. Participants completing the 40 and 62.5 mile routes will be crossing the Oxford Ferry.


About Talbot ThriveTalbot Thrive is a 501C3 established to advocate for safer alternative modes of transportation in Talbot County, with a focus on walking, running, and biking. Initiatives in 2024 include hosting Bike Rodeos for educating children on proper and safe bike riding skills, advocating for the design and construction of the Frederick Douglass Railtrail from Easton to Queen Anne and promoting design and construction of the Oxford Connector Trail which would be the first step in the eventual Oxford to Easton “Oyster Trail”.  Volunteers and corporate sponsors are needed! Organizations who wish to participate can learn more at or email


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