SMECO newsletter

volume 67 - issue 2 - February 2017

Registration is open for the sixth annual SMECO 75 Bike Ride

2016 SMECO 75 Bike Ride

SMECO is hosting its sixth annual 75-mile bicycle ride beginning at the Cooperative’s headquarters building in Hughesville on June 3, 2017.

The ride will feature a 75-mile route for experienced cyclists and two shorter routes, as well. Four rest stops will be stocked with appropriate fuel for cyclists, and lunch will be served at the finish. Participating cyclists will also receive event-themed items.

Proceeds will be donated to four different organizations that focus on the environment: the American Chestnut Land Trust in Calvert County, the Port Tobacco River Conservancy in Charles County, the Alice Ferguson Foundation in Prince George’s County, and the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association in St. Mary’s County.

In 2016, SMECO donated $53,476 to Melwood’s Operation: Tohidu. The money was raised by the SMECO 75 Bike Ride and SMECO’s annual charity golf event. Operation: Tohidu is designed to help active and veteran service members overcome obstacles to their recovery.

Mark your calendars! The SMECO 75 Bike Ride is a great opportunity to enjoy the local scenery with your fellow customer-members. Registration is now open on For more information, visit