Friends of Blackwater once again invites you to join Georgena Terry, along with hundreds of other active women bicyclists, for the Eighth Annual Wild Goose Chase Women’s Bike Tour, on Sunday, May 15, 2016, with exciting pre-ride activities on Saturday May 14.
The Wild Goose Chase is a bicycle weekend for women, based in Cambridge on Maryland's scenic Eastern Shore, taking place in and around the spectacular Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
Enjoy flat roads, little traffic, and pristine salt-marshes offering protection for migratory waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay region. Georgena started the Wild Goose Chase in 2008, as a fundraiser to help protect the Refuge. The Wild Goose Chase has generated more than $150,000 for the Friends of Blackwater. Your participation in the 2016 event will help the Friends of Blackwater continue to protect this critical habitat.
Choose from four different rides - 18, 23, 44, and 63 miles (27, 37, 69, 101 km). Four rest stops with food and porta-pots, and SAG service on each route. Show and go between 7am and 11am, after check-in at the high school.
COST: Early-bird registration $60 until Feb. 15; $70 until Apr 18; late and on-site registration $75.
For other accommodations and restaurants see the Visit Dorchester website: http://visitdorchester.org/Other accommodations available in nearby Easton and Salisbury.
Baltimore (BWI) - 75 miles Washington D.C. (Reagan - DCA) - 95 miles Washington D.C. (Dulles - IAD) - 120 miles
Salisbury, MD (SBY) - 40 miles
9am-11:30am - Cycling Nature Tour of the Wildlife Drive, $25, limit 20, includes box lunch.
Enjoy a leisurely guided bicycle tour along the Wildlife Drive. The Friends of Blackwater leader will point out and discuss interesting features along the way. Participation limited to preserve the serenity of the area for wildlife near the Drive.
1-3:30pm - Women's Biking Workshop and Training Ride, organized and led by Potomac Pedalers Touring Club. Meet at the High School with your bike.
Just getting back on the bike after a few years break? Brand new to biking? Need a refresher on bike basics? Let's ride together and talk about all things bike - bike fit, road etiquette, basic bike maintenance, saddle comfort, ride performance, hydration/nutrition, and cycling wear. Route distance expected to be under 20 miles with one rest stop.
4-6pm - Reception at the new Harriet Tubman State Park Visitor Center, adjacent to Blackwater Refuge. Socialize over hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks.