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Rock Hall Ramble Bike Ride

Lake Needwood Pedal Paddle Adventure

Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride

Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride

Sugarloaf Road Bike Ride

Great Falls Loop Bike Ride

Bike Committee Meeting & Social

Three Covered Bridges of Frederick County Bike Ride

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge Bike Ride

Rural Pleasures Bike Ride

Maryland Fun Farm Bike Ride

Eastern Shore Bicycle Weekend



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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Anne Arundel Adventure Bike Ride
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Davidsonville, MD
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 32.0 miles
Rolling hills. Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

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, September 9, 2016

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Sugarloaf Road Bike Ride
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Poolesville, MD
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 21.0 miles
Well-maintained, mostly quiet roads with rolling hills.

Join us to explore some of the scenic country roads in western Montgomery County. This ride starts in the quiet country town of Poolesville, Maryland. Along the way we'll stop at Sugarloaf Mountain, which rises over 800 feet above the surrounding farmland. If everyone has lots of energy, we can ride along the winding road up the mountain to see picturesque views of the surrounding countryside. On the way back, we pass miles of beautiful orchards. Traditionally, we stop for lunch after the ride in Poolesville.

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 23, 2016

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Great Falls Loop Bike Ride This event is Metro accessible
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Georgetown, DC
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 27.0 miles
Mostly level paved paths and roads. Suitable for in-shape beginners and patient experienced riders.

Come check out the spectacular falls! We will take the Capital Crescent Trail and the scenic C&O Canal Towpath to Great Falls, Maryland. After admiring the awesome view, we'll return to Georgetown via the MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path and Capital Crescent Trail. The C&O Canal is not paved, so mountain bikes or hybrids work best. Remember to bring your bike lock so you can walk to the Falls.

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

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Bike Committee Meeting & SocialNovice Program
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Member's Home
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 Winter season. Bring your friends and your bike-route books!

Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 1, 2016

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Three Covered Bridges of Frederick County Bike Ride
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Frederick, MD
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 25.0 miles
Rolling hills on country roads. Not recommended for absolute beginners, but suitable for in-shape riders.

Join us on a road ride over the gentle hills and through the scenic valleys of Frederick County. We will ride over three historic covered bridges and take in great views of scenic farmland and the nearby Catoctin Mountains. We'll meet in the parking lot of the Lewistown School near Thurmont, MD.

We can stop for a late lunch after the ride.

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016

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Blackwater Wildlife Refuge Bike Ride
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Eastern Shore
Dorchester County, MD
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 25.0 miles
Flat country roads, suitable for in-shape beginners and patient experienced riders.

This flat, scenic road bike ride will take us through Blackwater Wildlife Refuge along quiet country back roads. The refuge is famous for its flocks of geese and ducks, but there is a good chance that you will also see great blue herons and possibly a bald eagle. Late fall is the best time to enjoy seeing the large flocks of migratory waterfowl that use the marshes of Blackwater. We will take several rest stops along the way to enjoy some bird watching, so bring your binoculars!

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016

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Rural Pleasures Bike Ride
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Calverton, VA
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 32.0 miles
Mostly level road with a few hills; suitable for in-shape riders.

A lovely ride in the flats around the Nokesville region area. Come out and enjoy the day cycling through the countryside. We begin in Calverton, VA, ride through lightly traveled roads finding our way to Casanova where we will stop to have lunch.

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2016

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Maryland Fun Farm Bike Ride
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Mount Airy, MD
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Level: 20.0 miles
Advanced beginner and above.

This route loops through the farmland of Frederick county near Mount Airy. The trip is moderately hilly so is not intended for complete beginners but is a good training ride for women that would like to do more hills. There is one section of the trip that is not paved but is still ok for road bikes. If unsure, you can bring hybrid bike.

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 11, 2016

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Eastern Shore Bicycle Weekend
Saturday-Sunday, November 26-27, 2016
Easton, MD
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$25 members, $35 non-members
Level: 40.0 miles
Flat roads, suitable for in-shape beginners and intermediate riders.

Join us in Easton located on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore! The countryside around Easton is so beautiful that we want to explore it over two days of riding. Easton is "the 8th Best Small Town in America." We will stay at a local inn and ride through beautiful scenery and quaint historic towns. We will cross the Tred-Avon River on the historic Oxford-Bellvue Ferry and visit St. Michaels. We plan to ride about 40-60 miles on Saturday and 25-40 miles on Sunday. We will eat at a local delicious restaurant on Saturday night.

Trip price does not include accommodations or meals. The details of this trip are not yet final, so please request details if you are interested.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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