Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland, United States

Start Date

09/10/2022

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Activities: Recreational 🚴🏿‍♂️, 22, 28, 49, or 63 miles, 9 miles,

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WHAT'S HAPPENING SATURDAY

Bicycle mechanic workshops - we are offering 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon courtesy of Rockville Bike Hub. Nature Rides - led this year by Linda Chandlee, volunteer at the refuge, And our latest SATURDAY ACTIVITY - WHAT IS IT? Here's your chance to feed your inner naturalist. Ride to the Woods Trail and learn to use a key to identify 10 trees along the Woods Trail. Then hop back on your bike and ride to the Visitor Center where you will learn to use a GPS to hunt for clues that will identify animals found on the refuge. A scavenger hunt inside the Visitor Center is the culmination of your learning adventure!These activities are about 2 hours each, so beware of scheduling conflicts as you will not automatically be prevented from registering for events offered at the same time. If you have previously done one of these, kindly remember space is limited and there are others who have not had the opportunity.

THE RIDE

The Wild Goose Chase Bike Ride for Women takes place on and around Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD, on the scenic  Eastern Shore. There are rides for women of all cycling levels (22, 31, 39, and 63 miles). The ride is on Sunday, and includes a buffet lunch, t-shirt, and other goodies with your registration fee.  We have SAG on each route and the best rest stops around that are staffed by awesome volunteers. 39 and 63 milers may start at 7:00 a.m. We ask, nicely of course, if others would wait until 7:45 a.m. to avoid congestion and aid with setting up rest stops. We are in an area affected by rising sea levels so be prepared to start a little later if there is water on the road in the morning.

ADDITIONAL INFO

On both days vendors and exhibitors of women-focused cycling apparel and gear will be offering their wares. Visit them from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until 4 p.m. at the education building on the refuge.

All registrations will be done online and the participant limit is 200 due to parking limitations at the refuge. That's correct, no same day registrations.

All communication regarding this ride will be done via email with the subject Wild Goose Chase-whatever info. We do not send emails unless we have something important to tell you, SO PLEASE READ THEM.

Accommodation and dining option information is included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering.

This tour is a celebration of women’s cycling, but also a celebration of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge itself. Picture this: flat roads, no-to-low traffic, and pristine salt-marshes offering protection for migratory waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay region. The area, once threatened by development, was the motivation for Georgena Terry to start the Wild Goose Chase in 2008. Established as a fundraiser to help protect the refuge, the Wild Goose Chase has generated over $175,000 for the Friends of Blackwater. Your participation in the 2022 event will help the Friends of Blackwater continue to protect this critical habitat, home to eagles, ospreys, migrating birds, the Delmarva Fox Squirrel, and other wildlife. 

So, come to Cambridge and be a part of the celebration! It's a spectacular way to enjoy fall cycling while contributing to a great cause and an opportunity to meet and network with fellow women cyclists from all over the region.

See you in September,

Sue Fischer

 

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