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You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

Bike Camping on the C&O Canal, Pt. 1

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Antietam Creek Campground, Sharpsburg, MD
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jul 16 2010  5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 5:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 30 2010 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 14 2010 12:59 pm
Event Duration:All weekend
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Colin Babb
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Member Cost:$2.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Have you ever thought about biking the entire length of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal? This weekend bike-camping trip is intended as a training event for those so interested. It's also a great way to spend a weekend biking and camping on the canal for those who just want to do something a little different that the average bike trip.

We'll start off at Antietam Creek campground on the canal near the town of Antietam on Friday night. We'll then bike about 25 miles to a smaller campground on the canal near Williamsport. (Depending on the interest and skill level of those who sign up, we also could go farther.) We'll then travel back on Sunday. It's a nice way to get 50 miles under you're belt for the weekend.

Please note that this event is not for the average biker. In addition to having appropriate gear, such as panniers for carrying your equipment and food and extra tubes for your bike, you should be fit and experienced enough for long distances on your bike. It is HIGHLY recommended that you check out the C&O Canal section of, a very good biking website that has tons of info about the towpath and recommendations on gear and other info.

Required Items to Bring:
- See a biking gear checklist here for special needs for trips on the canal.
- Panniers or other on-bike storage
- Helmet
- Hydration device
- Extra tube and patch kit
- Tent or hammock
- Lightweight food and snacks for both days
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From carpool site at junction of MD 32 and I-70, continue 30 miles to Frederick on I-70. Get off at Exit 49 (US 40 Alt) toward Braddock Heights/Middletown. Turn left onto US 40 Alt West/Old National Pike and go 11.5 miles to Boonsboro. Turn left at MD 34 W/Potomac Street and go 6.5 miles to Sharpsburg. Turn left at S. Mechanic Street, which turns into Harpers Ferry Road. Go 2.5 miles, and turn right at Canal Road, and Antietam Creek Campground will be ahead. You must park and walk over to the campsite.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 5:00 pm
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in MOC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Amy Lipsius, at

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$2.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Cost Includes:One night of camping (second is free).
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the MOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!