Maryland Outdoor Club
Sun, Oct 2 2011 - Wildlife Refuge Bike Ride (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Christine Larsen, Tom Reichelderfer
Participants:Christine Larsen, Tom Reichelderfer, Ali Badii, Cary Tepper, Sajendra Nithiananthan, Dominic Frasca, Courtney Russell, Paul Van Bloem, Lisa McKeague, Alex McKeague, Lynn White , Rob White

Write Up:
It had poured rain the night before, it was colder than originally predicted, and there was a continuing threat of rain. We agonized about canceling the event but decided to press our luck and go for it. Twelve brave souls showed up for the ride. Fortunately, our luck held and the rain stayed away.

With all the puddles and mud from the recent rains, we considered altering the route to stay on paved roads. The group was game, however, to tackle the dirt and gravel roads so we stayed with our original plan. We visited several areas in the refuge and wildlife viewing areas. Unfortunately, we didn't see much in the way of wildlife. With the exception of some cold fingers, everyone made it through the ride without any problems.

After the ride, most of the group went for a late lunch/early dinner at an area kebob restaurant.

Thanks to the brave riders for coming out and having a good time.

Tom & Christine

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