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20th Annual Chrome City Ride

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Chrome City Ride, one of the largest rides in the state of Maryland. This annual event, which is back after a 2-year hiatus, draws more than a 1,000 riders and brings together over 2000 people to Benedictine’s Ridgely campus in support of its mission. Chrome City Ride is organized and produced by a dedicated team of volunteers, primarily from state and local law enforcement along with Benedictine staff members. 

Register HERE or join us at one of our rally points listed below to RIDE your motorcycle. Classic cars are welcome on the campus and those that just want to join in on the fun. Admission is $35. 

A campus covered in chrome

Our campus is the unusual home to Maryland’s largest classic car and motorcycle ride, the Chrome City Ride, an annual fundraising event that transforms a once functioning monastery into a chrome-covered campus. Since the inaugural ride in 2001, the event has paved the way for more than $1 million in funds raised to support the children and adults served here.

In total, over 10,000 participants over the years have made their way down the lane onto the Benedictine campus in Ridgely, Md. Notable attendees in years past include Candy Clark and Bo Hopkins from the 1973 classic American Graffiti as well as area politicians. The event attracts Hollywood donors as well. Car enthusiast Jay Leno, for more than five years, donated to the event as well as a collector from New Jersey who donated a 1941 Willys Pro Street Coupe in 2016.

Registration locations

Outback Steakhouse
Rt. 2 & Forest Dr., Annapolis, MD | 9-10 a.m.

CPR Porsche Restoration
West Rt. 50 (by Ewings) Easton, MD | 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Rommel Harley Davidson Delmarva
2408-12 North Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury MD 9-10 a.m.

Old Glory Harley Davidson
11800 Laurel Bowie Rd., Laurel, MD | 8:15-9 a.m.

Benedictine School
14299 Benedictine Ln., Ridgely, MD | 9:30-11 a.m.

Hitchcock Autoworks
7608 Investment Ct., Owings, MD |8-8:45 a.m.