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    OC MD Beach Riding

    Anyone know if it's legal to ride on the beach in Ocean city, MD? After hours, obviously. I saw an ordinance that no private vehicles are allowed on the beach. I suppose that might include bicycles.

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    You can't ride on the beach, but you can on the boardwalk until 10am (during the summer). Not everyone obeys the rules of course, but i have been vacationing there my entire life & have never seen someone try it. Why would you want to ride on the beach? Even a fattie would probably have difficulty slugging throught the sand.

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    Bikes can probably roll nicely where the waves have gone over the sand, sand gets pretty sturdy at the edge of the waves. Although, I wouldn't want any of my rides near sand, and salt

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    Ocean City Ordinances ? Town of Ocean City, Maryland

    Looks like they haven't really caught on that some (fat) bikes can ride on the sand yet... If it were me and I really wanted to do it I'd go out early morning or late evening (when there are no lifeguards) and just play the polite and dumb card if questioned. I can't imagine someone getting too upset about it, more likely it'd just be 'sorry, can't do that here.'

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    Four years ago I did the Seagull Century on my fat bike. The day before, I rode the OC beach with no issues. However, it was in October and the beach wasn't crowded at all. You can go really fast where the sand is slightly wet.

    Just be respectful and don't ride like a jerk, like weaving quickly and closely around people


    Vertigo in the Sand by ricky d, on Flickr

    Also, if you've never ridden at the beach, the salt water rusts steels insanely fast. I spent a few weekends riding at other beaches (in Delaware and North Carolina), and while goofing around I ended up in the water. The next day, the fairly new chains were rusty
    "Keep your burgers lean and your tires fat." -h.d. | ssoft | flickr

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    Just the thought of salt/sand in my bearings would keep me away.
    Nice pic Ricky--- your pre-hair days....

    --Old Skool

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    I was thinking of riding after 5, when the beach pretty much clears out, so perhaps I'll give it a shot. I usually take my road bike when we go but I have not ridden the fat bike in sand. Something different.

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