The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge will benefit from the proceeds generated by The Wild Goose Chase, a large two-day charity festival just for women cyclists to be held near Cambridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore on Saturday and Sunday, October 13th & 14th, 2012.
Participants will have a selection of bicycle rides to choose from, and the terrain is flat and rural with most cycling in and around the Blackwater Refuge. In addition, other activities such as kayaking and ranger-led scenic tours will be available. Dinner on Saturday evening will be hosted by Georgena Terry, the well-known founder of Terry Bicycles, a main sponsor of the event. In its fifth year, the annual Wild Goose Chase was originally started by Georgena Terry as a one-day event, but it has now expanded to two days and hundreds of riders. Along with Terry Bicycles, the other major event sponsor is Gore Bike Wear, a bicycle clothing manufacturer.
On Saturday, participants can choose from a variety of self-guided bike rides, optional kayaking trips, or a scenic ride through the Blackwater Refuge itself, guided by an ecologist/ranger. On Sunday, the main cycling event will take place, and riders will be able to select from four routes ranging from 16 up to nearly 70 miles. Support vehicles will be available to provide mechanical assistance, and each route will feature rest stops with ample food and portable toilets.
Prizes and awards will be given out during the two days, and Terry bicycles will have many bike models available for test rides. Gore and Terry will also have a tent sale on both days during the event with substantial discounts on high quality bicycle clothing and bicycle accessories.
Interested cyclists can get more information and register for the event by visiting the following web site:
For more information, contact:
Wild Goose Chase Bicycle Ride for Women GT@georgenaterry.com
I love charity events and when you can combine them with something you love to do like bicycling, it’s even that more enjoyable.
Have a great time at this event and let us know how it turns out, post pictures on our Facebook Timeline (http://www.facebook.com/biking4women).