In partnership with the Whitehaven Heritage Association and Pemberton Hall Foundation, Wicomico County Recreation and Parks is proud to present
the West Wicomico Heritage Day featuring the 21st Annual Heritage Bike Tour. Proceeds go directly towards historical preservation of Pemberton
Historical Park and the Whitehaven Schoolhouse as well as numerous Environmental Education Programs offered to children and families of Wicomico
West Wicomico Heritage Bike Tour
For many years, riders from all over the region have enjoyed the West Wicomico Heritage Bike Tour and helped to preserve our Eastern Shore heritage.
This bike tour of western Wicomico County takes riders across 300 years of Maryland history. Begin your day at Pemberton Historical Park, named
for Pemberton Hall, a plantation home built in 1741 by Isaac Handy, one of the founders of the city of Salisbury. From there, explore such
towns as the scenic riverfront community of Whitehaven, with the United Methodist Church (1891-1892), Whitehaven Hotel (1810) and Ferry (1685).
Discover the historic communities of Hebron and Quantico too, as well as Bivalve's beautiful Cedar Hill Marina.
Additional Bike Tour Information: Helmets are required. Choose from a 32-, 50- or 62-mile ride. Riders receive a T-shirt, map and cue sheet upon check-in. Rest areas are conveniently placed throughout your tour, complete with sports drinks, iced water and healthy snacks to fuel your journey. SAG service is available as well. End your memorable day back at Pemberton Historical Park for an outdoor picnic and music until 2:30 p.m.
People may also participate in our inaugural Road Historians Scavenger Hunt. Following clues, teams of five will travel by car to historical sites to complete tasks and challenges. All ages are welcome to participate.
Pemberton Park Activities
The Pemberton Hall Foundation will open Pemberton Hall for tours and offer informative lectures on the plantation and trails throughout the day. Historically accurate vendors will also be on site for demonstrations and questioning. Events start at 10 a.m. and are free to the public.
All riders and scavenger hunt participants will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 26” Huffy Cranbrook Cruiser Bike, shown below. Drawing will be at noon. The winner must pick up the bike when returning from the ride.
Eastern Shore hospitality is evident in the many accommodations in Wicomico County. Click here to explore our accommodations.
Avery Hall Insurance
Cooper Insurance Agency, Inc.
Farmers and Planters Co.
Dr. and Mrs. Pierre Genvert
Holloway Funeral Home
Johnson's Seed and Feed
Salisbury Elks Lodge #817
Vernon Powell Shoes
Westside Grocery & Deli
Sterling and Christina Wilson