A BAY RACE:

Annapolis Race Week will be Sept. 1-3 on Chesapeake Bay, with boats in 15 handicap and cruising categories competing for daily and series trophies.

More than 200 boats are expected in the Labor Day weekend event. For information, call Howard Kluttz of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association at (800) 937-0768.

TOUR D.C. I:

The first of this area's major fall bike tours will be Sunday, Sept. 16, beginning at Carter Barron. Last year's Capital City Bike Festival attracted more than 3,000 cyclists. The recreational ride has a 22-mile route over streets free of motor vehicle traffic. Registration before Sept. 1 is $9 and $4 for children under 13. After Sept. 1, the fees are $12 and $6.

Proceeds benefit community service projects of American Youth Hostels. For more information, call 783-0717.

TOUR D.C. II:

More than 500 riders are expected for the 10th annual Capital Motion Bike-a-Thon Saturday, Sept. 22. The race will take place -- rain or shine -- at West Potomac Park and Hains Point, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Bike-a-Thon is a benefit for the D.C. Division of the American Cancer Society and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. Teams and individuals get pledges based on the miles they ride on the five-mile course. For information, call 944-8567.

KEEP PEDALING:

The American Lung Association of Virginia is accepting entries for the fifth annual Colonial Virginia Bike Trek, Oct. 5-7. For a $25 nonrefundable fee and at least $275 in donations to the association, cyclists can register for the 100-mile trip through Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown and Surry County.

Call the association in Fairfax at (703) 591-4131.

KEY LECTURE:

The first of the 1990-91 Audubon Lecture Series features James D. Lazell, field researcher and president of the Conservation Agency of Rhode Island, speaking on "The Unique Wildlife of the Florida Keys," Sept. 24. He will explore the diversity of species that inhabit the 200-mile arc and the threats posed to survival by encroaching development. For information, call the Audubon Naturalist Society at 652-9188.

REGULATION:

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced an abbreviated deer hunting season for the Eastern Shore's Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area in order to stem a deer decline. Archery season for deer will be Nov. 1-22. Only anterless deer may be taken. There will be no firearms or muzzleloader season.

As in previous years, hunting season for waterfowl on Wye Island will be by permit only. Season dates will be set later, but hunting for waterfowl will be restricted to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays within those dates. Applications for hunting permits for deer and waterfowl may be obtained through the Department of Natural Resources -- Forest, Park and Wildlife Service, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Md., 21401. Or call (301) 974-3771.