All racers wanted for eighth annual Super Soapbox Derby

SALISBURY — Entries are being accepted for the eighth annual Salisbury Super Soapbox Spectacular, scheduled noon-3 p.m. Saturday, August 12, at the city parking garage on Market Street.   Co-sponsored by the Salisbury Jaycees and St. Francis De Sales Boy Scout Troop 185, the entry fee is $10 per racer. The winner receives a trophy, […]

Soft Shell Metric Century returns to Crisfield

CRISFIELD — Waterfront views, scenic woodlands and some of Maryland’s most historic locales set the backdrop for the Salisbury Jaycees’ eighth annual Soft Shell Metric Century bike ride in lower Somerset County on Saturday, May 23.
Following a show-and-go start at American Legion Stanley Cochrane Post 16 from 8-9 a.m., riders have the option of following a 62.1-mile (100-kilometer) or 23.1-mile (37-kilometer) route. Both routes pass some of Crisfield’s most picturesque and historic areas, including the rustic crab shanties of Jenkins Creek. Riders also will have the chance to see a working watermen’s community in action at the Small Boat Harbor. The Crisfield Heritage Foundation offers a look at the workshop of famed decoy carvers Lem and Steve Ward for all participants.
Cyclists on the 23.1-mile route will tour the wooded areas of Crisfield and Marion Station, while those braving the full 62.1-mile route will have the opportunity to see some of the county’s most historic churches as they travel north to Rehobeth, MD, before returning to Crisfield, the southernmost point in Maryland.
The Jaycees provide rest stops along the way, featuring water, snacks and opportunities for riders to relax and socialize. After the ride, cyclists may visit popular local attractions such as Janes Island State Park or enjoy traditional Chesapeake Bay seafood dishes at one of several Crisfield restaurants.