The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region Harford Hills Bike Adventure benefit is April 25 at new location



This year’s Harford Hills Bike Adventure to benefit The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region will begin and end on the Harford Community College grounds on April 25. Here are the details:

New Location Announced for 3rd Annual Harford Hills Bike Adventure
Courses will begin and end at Towson University in Northeastern Maryland,
on the grounds of Harford Community College.


[Bel Air, MD] February 12, 2015 – The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR), a non-profit organization that provides services to families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will host the third annual Harford Hills Bike Adventure on Saturday, April 25, 2015. This year’s ride is starting and ending at a new location: the Towson University in Northeastern Maryland building on Thomas Run Road. The event is a fundraiser with all proceeds benefitting The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region.

Participants can choose between an intermediate level 30-mile loop or a more advanced 62-mile metric century loop, both of which offer a safe, paved ride through the scenic hills of Harford County. The new courses were mapped out in response to requests from riders in last year’s event and recommendations made by area cycling groups. Water and restroom stations will be set up along the courses at 10 mile intervals and a sag wagon will provide on-course support.


Check-in and registration for both courses opens at 7:30 a.m. and both rides will begin at approximately 8:00 a.m. All riders are required to wear helmets, and must complete their selected course by 2:00 p.m.


In addition to the ride, pre- and post-event activities include complimentary bike adjustments courtesy of The Bike Shop of Bel Air and live entertainment. Refreshments will be provided for all registered riders.


Julie Chmura, Director of Development at The Arc NCR, says the event tripled in attendance from the first year to its second. She adds, “The growing success of the Harford Hills Bike Adventure shows how truly supportive and enthusiastic our community is about the work of The Arc NCR. It is a fun event that aligns perfectly with our core values of respect, self-determination, inclusion, responsiveness and community building. We are excited to share our mission with even more people this year, while also raising money to offer additional resources and opportunities for our clients.”


Early registration is $35 per rider and will increase to $45 after March 16, 2015. Advance registration is accessible by visiting and searching for Harford Hills Bike Adventure. All participants will receive an event shirt.


Event sponsorships are still being accepted. To learn more about The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region’s third annual Harford Hills Bike Adventure, please visit To become an event sponsor, please contact Julie Chmura at 410.836.7177 or