Solomons Store Reopening Soon -- Leonardtown Locations Open
Patuxent Adventure Center's main shop in Solomons is will be re-opened for limited sales and service in early August. The new location is 13372 Solomons Island Road (HG Trueman Road), in the Solomons Town Center, just off Route 4 and near Dowell Road. Hours will be posted soon.
Our Leonardtown McIntosh Run location is open 10-5 Wed-Sun for paddlesports sales/rental and bike-related pickups by appointment. Our temporary phone number is 410-610-3541. The Leonardtown Wharf location is also open for reserved paddle rentals. Contact Joey@PACpaddle.com or for paddlesports rental bookings just go straight to PACPaddle.com.
Bike inquiries can also go to Proteus in College Park
Pax Adventure Fire Recovery Update, Update 5 July 24
NOTE -- Latest updates on insurance for customer bikes in bold below
Patuxent Adventure Center’s old shop in Solomons MD was destroyed in May by a devastating fire. Thankfully, no people (or pets from the adjacent vet clinic) were hurt. Here's a link to the Bay News story: https://www.thebaynet.com/articles/0521/advisory-solomons-building-fully-engulfed-in-fire-roads-closed.html.
PAC’s paddlesports rentals were not affected. Most of the kayaks and paddleboards were already positioned at the waterfront locations, and the truck and trailer were spared. Joey and Tyler will continue to run the paddle operation this summer, while also shuttling bikes and accessories down from College Park as needed.
The Leonardtown McIntosh Run location is open 10-5 Wednesday through Sunday for paddlesports rentals and sales, and bike-related pickups and dropoffs. Bike shoppers can order from the www.proteusbicycles.com online store and arrange pickup in Southern MD. The Leonardtown Wharf location is open the same hours for rentals by appointment at www.pacpaddle.com.
On July 12, we signed a long-term lease for our new location at 13372 HG Trueman Road (Solomons Island Road). We're in the old Peppers Pet Pantry location, just down the street from the old shop. There's plenty of parking for cars and (soon) bikes, and great riding nearby. We will re-open in August.
INSURANCE UPDATE 7/24 Customers who have lost bikes in the fire have been notified of our insurance settlement. If you chose to submit first to your own homeowners or renters policy, you may need the report number from the Maryland fire marshal report: it's 04-21-012.
Thanks for all your support!
Jeff, Laurie, Joey, and the whole Proteus/PAC staff.
Laurie Was on the Mid-Atlantic Gravel, Travel & Dirt Podcast