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Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride

The Best Poolesville Roads in the Right Directions Bike Ride

Western Maryland Rail Trail Bike Ride

Gettysburg/Hanover Memorial Day Weekend Bike Trip

Indian Head Rail Trail Bike Ride

Bethesda to Alexandria and Back Bike Ride

Prince George's Agricultural Center Bike Ride

Bike Committee Meeting & Social

Chesapeake/Rose Haven Loop Bike Ride

Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride

North Central Railroad Trail Bike Ride

Between the Rivers Bike Ride

Rock Hall Ramble Bike Ride



Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Davidsonville, MD
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 37.0 miles
Rolling hills. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

This is one of our favorite rides! Come and join us for a beautiful ride past working farms, country homes, and grazing horses. After the ride, we usually return in our cars for lunch in the waterside town of Galesville and watch the sailboats in this quaint Chesapeake Bay port.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 5, 2017

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The Best Poolesville Roads in the Right Directions Bike Ride
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Poolesville, MD
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 34.0 miles
Rolling hills to moderately hilly country roads. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

We will meet in Poolesville, MD and enjoy the scenic rustic roads of Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve, a nationally acclaimed area that was established in 1980 in response to the rapid disappearance of Montgomery County farms. We will cross one lane bridges and ride by farms and through forests in view of Sugarloaf Mountain. Bring snacks and we will end the day with an optional late lunch at Bassetts - a Poolesville favorite.

This new Poolesville ride follows many of our favorite roads "in the right direction," i.e., maximizing downhill directions.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017

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Western Maryland Rail Trail Bike RideNovice Program
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Hancock, MD
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$7 members, $10 non-members
Level: 21.0 miles
Flat trails suitable for in-shape novices and above. Mountain bikes or hybrids are recommended.

Join us for a scenic ride along the Potomac River in western Maryland. The Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) runs parallel to the C&O canal towpath through rolling fields, woodlands, and rural towns. We will ride the first 10-mile section was opened in 1998, out and back.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017

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Gettysburg/Hanover Memorial Day Weekend Bike Trip
Saturday, May 27, 2017-May 29, 2017
Gettysburg & Hanover, MD
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$25 members, $35 non-members
Level: Intermediate to advanced riders.

We're exploring new territory and rides for this year's WWO Memorial Day Weekend bike trip -- historic Gettysburg, PA and the surrounding countryside. In addition to immersing ourselves in history and great bicycling, we'll enjoy good food at local restaurants and likely stop at least once for ice cream (maybe even once per day!).

Saturday: Gettysburg Battlefield Tour, 25 miles. We'll ride at a comfortable pace, generally following the recommended driving route which has lots of historic information and sites to see. Sunday: Orchard Tour, 37 miles, 1800 ft. elevation. We'll head north and west of Gettysburg, cycling through farmland, orchards and quaint towns stopping for lunch along the way. Monday: More Great Cycling and Scenery -- about 35 miles either heading south or west of Gettysburg.

We have a small block of rooms under Washington Women Outdoors for Saturday and Sunday nights at the Days Inn Gettysburg, 865 York Road. Rooms with two queen beds are $139.00/night plus taxes. You will need to call to by May 15 to reserve a room in your name. Call (717) 334-0030.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 12, 2017

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Indian Head Rail Trail Bike RideNovice Program
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Charles County, MD
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$7 members, $10 non-members
Level: 26.0 miles
Flat trail, suitable for beginners and above.

The Indian Head Rail Trail offers a unique natural outdoor experience. It is far removed from development and life's often chaotic pace. The trail was a generous gift through the Department of the Interior's Federal Lands to Parks Program. The 13-mile (26 miles round trip), paved trail traverses roughly halfway across Charles County, connecting the town of Indian Head to State Route 301 in White Plains. Along the trail, there are interpretive signs that highlight various natural habitat areas and wildlife species, giving visitors the opportunity to view beaver dams, bald eagles, wild turkey, deer, and herons.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2017

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Bethesda to Alexandria and Back Bike Ride This event is Metro accessible
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Rose Haven, MD
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 30.0 miles
Advanced beginner and above.

Join us for an out and back ride from Bethesda to Alexandria, mostly on paved bike trails: the Capital Crescent Trail to the Mt. Vernon Trail. Upon our return to member's home in Bethesda, she will treat us to a delicious lunch on her beautiful deck. There is a short segment of riding on roads to reach the bike trails.

Our start location is a short ride from the Bethesda Metro.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2017

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Prince George's Agricultural Center Bike Ride This event is Metro accessible
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Beltsville, MD
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 35.0 miles
Rolling hills to moderately hilly country roads. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

The Beltsville Agricultural Center provides an oasis of green in a rapidly urbanizing area. Whereas the park offers a pristine look at acres of woodlands, the research center preserves another vanishing landscape: that of the American farm. All this can be found only 15 miles northeast of the city. This ride winds through the Agricultural Center with stops at the Patuxent Wildlife Center and Glenn Dale Community Center.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 23, 2017

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Bike Committee Meeting & SocialNovice Program
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Potomac, MD
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free!
Level: Everyone welcome!

Are you interested in finding out how we create WWO's biking program? Do you want to meet some of the biking leaders or learn how to become a bike leader yourself? This event is your opportunity! We'll gather at a member's home to eat pizza and salad, socialize, and put together WWO's bike schedule for the Fall season. Bring your friends and your bike-route books.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 23, 2017

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Chesapeake/Rose Haven Loop Bike Ride
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Rose Haven, MD
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 42.0 miles
Advanced beginner to intermediate.

Come ride through historic Chesapeake resorts, among wetlands, wildlife, and 18th century homes, just 20 miles from the Beltway. We will travel along quiet country roads, passing the towns of North Beach, with its wooden pier, and Chesapeake Beach, a major weekend destination in the early 1900s complete with an amusement park. We hope this slightly longer ride will appeal to more experienced cyclists and those looking for a challenge but as always the group will set the pace.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017

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Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Davidsonville, MD
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 32.0 miles
Rolling hills. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

This is one of our favorite rides! Come and join us for a beautiful ride past working farms, country homes, and grazing horses. After the ride, we usually return in our cars for lunch in the waterside town of Galesville and watch the sailboats in this quaint Chesapeake Bay port.

Registration Deadline: Monday, July 3, 2017

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North Central Railroad Trail Bike Ride
Saturday, July 22, 2017
North of Baltimore
Cockeysville, MD
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 40.0 miles
Level, hard packed gravel trail. Suitable for in-shape beginners and above.

This ride is worth the drive! The trail begins in Cockeysville, north of Baltimore and follows the bed of an abandoned railroad for 20 miles, all the way to York, PA. The railroad operated for 134 years, from 1838 to 1972, and connected Baltimore with York. During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln rode this way to Gettysburg to deliver his Gettysburg Address. In 1865, after his assassination, the same rails transported his body to Harrisburg.

There is a great place to stop for lunch at mile 33.

The trail is in the shade, so it's a great ride for a hot day. Mountain or hybrid bikes recommended. The trail is a stone dust surface.

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 21, 2017

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Between the Rivers Bike Ride
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Remington, VA
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 32.0 miles
Flat roads, suitable for in-shape beginners and intermediate riders.

Pedal through history in the beautiful Virginia countryside surrounding Remington. We will ride through Civil War history. Come see the fields and fords where Americans fought for our country.

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017

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Rock Hall Ramble Bike Ride
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Chestertown, MD
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 33.0 miles
Intermediate to advanced riders.

This ride starts in historic Chestertown and takes us along country roads of Kent County to Rock Hall, a maritime community on the Chesapeake Bay with a rich history. Along the way, we will pass a nature preserve at Remington Farms. Its acres of ponds, marshes, fields, and woodlands serve as feeding grounds for thousands of migratory waterfowl. This region is along the Eastern Shore flyway, so it's an excellent place to do some bird watching while we ride, although there are fewer birds in Summer.

We'll stop for lunch at a seafood restaurant in Rock Hall. You can bring your lunch and still sit with us at the table.

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 25, 2017

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