SMECO 75 Bike Ride

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As part of SMECO’s commitment to the community it serves, each year the Cooperative raises money for a different local charity. The two main fundraisers are the SMECO 75 Bike Ride and the Charity Golf Tournament in October. Both events are supported by a group of volunteer employees, the SMECO executive team, and vendors.

SMECO will not be holding the SMECO 75 Bike Ride in 2021 in order to protect the health of participants and volunteers. We hope to see everyone at the 2022 bike ride.

History of SMECO’s Bike Ride

2019

Thanks go out to all the cyclists and sponsors who made the SMECO 75 Bike Ride a success on June 1. More than 400 cyclists came out to enjoy a ride in the Southern Maryland countryside and help raise money for local environmental organizations.

View our Flickr album for photos from the ride.

This year’s ride wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors:

2018

Thanks go out to all the cyclists and sponsors who made the SMECO 75 Bike Ride a success on June 2. More than 386 cyclists registered to enjoy a ride in the Southern Maryland countryside and help raise money for local Hospice organizations.

View our Flickr album for photos from the ride.

This year’s ride wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors:

2017

Thanks go out to all the cyclists and sponsors who made the SMECO 75 Bike Ride a success on June 3, 2017. More than 475 cyclists came out to enjoy a ride in the Southern Maryland countryside and help raise money for local environmental organizations.

This year’s ride wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors:

2016

More than 475 cyclists came out to enjoy a ride in the Southern Maryland countryside and help raise money for service members. The funds collected went to Melwood’s Operation: Tohidu.

The ride wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors:

2015

The 2015 bike ride brought out 470 cyclists who helped SMECO raise money for Southern Maryland’s homeless. The funds collected went to the following charities:

  • Calvert County: Safe Harbor, Inc.
  • Charles County: Lifestyles of Maryland – Martha’s Place Transitional Home
  • St. Mary’s County: Wrapping Arms Round Many (WARM)

The ride in 2015 wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors:

2014

Our 2014 ride raised $20,115 for the Wounded Warrior Project, which offers programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their support of the SMECO 75 ride in 2014.

2013

In 2013, we began using the SMECO 75 Bike Ride to raise money for help our community.

The riders and sponsors raised $21,013 to support local charities that help the homeless:

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their support of the SMECO 75 ride in 2013.

2012

We held our first SMECO 75 Bike Ride on June 2, 2012. The Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club provided help and guidance in the organization of the ride. Bike Doctor was on site to help riders make sure their bikes were ready to roll. Proforma Johnston & Associates provided shirts and bags for the riders.

For a look back at the ride, visit our photo gallery on Facebook.