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Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride

Fauquier County Country Bike Ride

Rural Virginia Memorial Day Weekend Trip

Bike Committee Meeting & Social

Nokesville Rural Bike Ride

'Round Sugarloaf Bike Ride

Virginia Longhorn Cattle Rural Bike Ride

Indian Head Rail Trail Bike Ride

Rock Hall Ramble Bike Ride

Lake Needwood Pedal Paddle Adventure

Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride



Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Davidsonville, MD
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 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 through history, past working farms, country homes, and grazing horses. After enjoying the quiet roadside beauty, we'll stop halfway through the ride for lunch at a seafood restaurant on a dock in the waterside town of Galesville and watch the sailboats in this quaint Chesapeake Bay port before heading back. You can also bring your lunch and sit with us in the restaurant.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2016

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Fauquier County Country Bike Ride
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Warrenton, VA
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 30.0 miles
Rolling hills. Suitable for advanced beginner to intermediate riders.

Come explore the country roads outside of Warrenton, VA where we'll visit the Warrenton Greenway Trail. Bring snacks and we'll have the chance to lunch after the ride at a nearby cafe. This 30-mile loop, with some 'out and back' segments, is one of the routes used on the annual Great Pumpkin Ride, so if you've never attended this ride, now is your chance!

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2016

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Rural Virginia Memorial Day Weekend Trip
Saturday-Monday, May 28-30, 2016
The Plains, VA
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$25 members, $35 non-members
Level: Intermediate to advanced riders.

Join us for a weekend of bike riding, hiking and wine tasting. Our adventure will begin on Saturday with a 35 mile ride from The Plains, Virginia. We'll ride through beautiful rolling countryside in Virginia's famed horse country. After the ride and lunch, we'll plan to stop at a winery on the way (by car) to Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, VA where we'll stay for two nights. On Sunday, we'll bicycle out from the lodge for the 45 mile Tour de Madison County where we'll see spectacular views of the Blue Ridge. On Monday, we'll rest our biking legs and put our hiking legs to work for a modest hike in the area.

Graves Mountain Lodge is a rustic, historic property. Accommodations at Graves Mountain Lodge are inclusive of all meals. Trip price does not include the price of lodging.

35 miles on Day 1 and 45 miles on Day 2, mostly rolling hills with a few good climbs.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Bike Committee Meeting & SocialNovice Program
Sunday, June 19, 2016
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 17, 2016

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Nokesville Rural Bike Ride
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Prince William County
Nokesville, VA
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 36.0 miles
Rolling hills. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

Come explore the rural community surrounding Nokesville, VA, which was once the center of a farming community with cattle and dairy farms. In the 1950s it was cut off from passenger trains and remains a rural community today. We will ride over rolling hills and through beautiful scenery.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 24, 2016

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'Round Sugarloaf Bike Ride
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Poolesville High School in Poolesville, MD
Poolesville, MD
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 35.0 miles
Intermediate to advanced. Generally rolling terrain with a few decent climbs.

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.

On this ride, we will circle Sugarloaf Mountain. We will 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.

History of Sugarloaf: Sugarloaf Mountain is a small, privately owned (1,282 foot) mountain and park about 10 miles south of Frederick, MD. The peak of this relatively low mountain is approximately 800 feet higher than the surrounding farmland. Because of its geological interest and striking beauty, it was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1969.

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2016

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Virginia Longhorn Cattle Rural Bike Ride
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Catlett, VA
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 34.0 miles
Rolling hills. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

This ride explores the beautiful countryside and farmland of Fauquier County on mostly rolling hills. Notable sights along the way include a Texas long-horn cattle ranch (!) and the location of the Battle of Coffee Hill where the Confederate J.E.B. Stuart and company surprised the Union forces as they drank their morning coffee.

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2016

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Indian Head Rail Trail Bike RideNovice Program
Saturday, July 30, 2016
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: Thursday, July 27, 2016

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Rock Hall Ramble Bike Ride
Saturday, August 6, 2016
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.

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 5, 2016

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Lake Needwood Pedal Paddle Adventure
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Bethesda, MD
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 32.0 miles
Paved, relatively flat trail. Suitable for in-shape beginners as well as more experienced riders.

Lake Needwood, is a 75-acre reservoir located at the end of the north end of the Rock Creek hiker-biker trail in Derwood MD. We will meet up in Bethesda, MD and ride on the Rock Creek Trail to the lake, where we can have a picnic lunch and rent kayaks for $11.50/hour. Bring a lunch, sandals or boat shoes and a sense of adventure! Riding in damp bike shorts is not a problem on a hot day, but you may want to pack a change of clothes for your ride home.

Lake Needwood was created to provide flood control. It also protects the water quality of the creek by functioning as a retention basin to trap sediment from stormwater runoff. The earthen damn that created the lake was built in 1965.

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 12, 2016

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Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Davidsonville, MD
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 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 through history, past working farms, country homes, and grazing horses. After enjoying the quiet roadside beauty, we'll stop halfway through the ride for lunch at a seafood restaurant on a dock in the waterside town of Galesville and watch the sailboats in this quaint Chesapeake Bay port before heading back. You can also bring your lunch and sit with us in the restaurant.

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 19, 2016

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