Wild Goose Chase at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Women bicyclists from all over the Mid-Atlantic and beyond annually converge on Dorchester County to ride in the Wild Goose Chase Women’s Bike Tour. Cyclists can choose from one of four distances ranging from 18-63 miles, along low-traffic scenic county roads in and around Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Since its inception in 2008, initiated by Georgena Terry, the Wild Goose Chase has raised over $150,000 for the Friends of Blackwater, which was used to support numerous Refuge projects. A big "thank you" goes to the 30-40 dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who have provided invaluable assistance in registration, rest stops, food and supply shopping and prep, signage, publicity, and more.

The next Wild Goose Chase is planned for May, 2018.

Stay tuned for smaller events planned during 2017.

NOTE: If you rode in the past couple of years, you are already on our email list. If you would like to be added to this list for future Wild Goose Chase announcements, or your email address has changed, please email wildgooseride@gmail.com.

2016 Sponsors

At check-in, cyclists received a directory of local businesses that highlighted local donors and listed local places to eat, shop, and recreate. Raffle items were donated by bike industry sponsors from all over the country. Friends of Blackwater is very grateful to all the sponsors and donors who help make this ride a great experience for everyone (see logos below).


SassyCyclist
Fuji
Terry
PPTC
DIVAS
Mile1
Sock-Guy
EvelynHill
Honey Stinger
Raw Revolution
Chamois
GU
Heart of Steel
Cateye
WomanTours
MD Park Service
OntheRivet
Ironman
Walz