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We also have a page on Instagram and Linkedin! We have some exciting events coming up and look forward to your joining us!

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What to Bring on a Bike Trip

01.  Bicycle helmet (required)

02.  Bicycle for the type of ride, tuned up and in good working condition and tires inflated

03.  A spare tube that fits the tire of your bike

04.  Water bottles or hydration pack filled with water

05.  Snacks/lunch

06.  Front and rear bicycle lights (strongly encouraged)

07.  A good bike lock (if you have one) may be suggested on some rides 

08.  Photo ID, and health insurance card

09.  Park entrance fee or your Park Pass where applicable

10.  Backpack or bike pack to carry your things in

11.  Appropriate clothing - layers and synthetic materials are best

What to Bring on a Hike Trip

01.  Park Entrance Fee or your Park Pass where applicable

02.  Trekking poles (recommended but optional)

03.  A canteen or water bottle(s) filled with at least two quarts of water; bring more water if you think you may want it

04.  Lunch and snacks (e.g., trail mix)

05.  Lightweight rain gear (e.g., poncho, gaiters)

06.  Boots or shoes suited to the terrain

07.  Sunscreen

08.  Insect repellent

09.  An extra pair of hiking socks

10.  Warm hat and gloves/mittens in cold weather

11.  Photo ID, and health insurance card

12.  Cell phone or camera (optional)

13.  Flashlight and whistle and binoculars (all optional)

14.  Backpack to carry your things in

15.  Appropriate extra clothing (layers of synthetic or wool materials are best)

What to Wear

Please check the weather before leaving and dress accordingly. Wear layers so that you can shed clothes as you warm up and add clothes as you cool down. We do not recommend cotton next to your skin, but instead wear polyester, nylon or wicking materials that move sweat off your skin and dry fast. On a BIKE trip, wear shoes that work for you and your bike. On a HIKE trip, we recommend that you wear sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots.

WWO Commemorative Gear

If you need a new baseball style cap, wicking hiking shirt, or "Buff" style bandana, WWO has commemorative gear. Let your trip leader know if you would like to purchase anything.

WWO sells

-o-  cap for $15

-o-  shirt for $25

-o- "Buff" bandana for $15


Detailed information about Backpacking Trips, most Special Events and Water Sports is emailed about a week before the trip. 

WWO has a limited amount of equipment (backpack, sleeping bag & pad, solo backpacking tent, water filter, backpack stove and pot, trekking poles) to lend as a member benefit. Let the Trip Leader know if you need to borrow any equipment. Don’t let a lack of equipment prevent you from joining a backpacking trip!

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4315 50th Street NW, Ste 100 PMB 7151
Washington, DC 20016

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