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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 or for paddlesports rental bookings just go straight to
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:

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 online store and arrange pickup in Southern MD. The Leonardtown Wharf location is open the same hours for rentals by appointment at

PAC’s new temporary phone number is 410-610-3541, and and are still up and running. We will post updates on the websites and on social media as often as we can.

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.

Proteus Bicycles/Patuxent Adventure Center

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NOTE -- Our online store is under construction -- next step will be adding kayaks, SUPs, and paddlesports accessories. In the meantime, please call us at (410) 610 3541during business hours to check on paddlesports inventory questions.

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Kayak and SUP Rentals Now Open

Paddle season is starting, and bookings for Spring and Summer rentals are now opening up at our Solomons and Leonardtown locations.  Check back at for more openings!

Solomons Main Store (Bikes, Kayaks, SUPs, Rentals)
13372 HG Trueman Road, Solomons MD 20688
(behind CVS in the Weis Market strip -- Solomons Towne Center) 

Temporary Phone 410-610-3541

Leonardtown Locations
-McIntosh Run 23190 Newtowne Neck Rd, Leonardtown MD 20650 (Paddlesports rentals and sales)
-Leonardtown Wharf, Leonardtown MD 20650 (Rentals)


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