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PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

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Bike Ride WMRT-C&O

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Hancock, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 4 2010  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Fri, Jun 18 2010 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 2 2010 12:59 pm
Event Duration:4 hr
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Chris B.
Jerry Wright
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

We'll do about 26 mile loop from the Park & Ride. Going west on the Western MD Rail Trail about 12 miles then cross over to the C&O canal towpath for the return trip.

The rail trail is paved with a very gentle grade. The C&O is packed gravel and dirt, mostly flat but has been eroded from floods and repaired in places.

Helmets are required: no helmet- no ride

We'll eat lunch at the cross over so bring adequate food or snacks.

No carpool since it's difficult with bikes. However, individuals are encouraged to share car ride when practical.

Driving distance is approx 100 miles from either DC or Baltimore
C&O Bicycle in Hancock has rental bikes. $5.25/hr. First come, first serve

Required Items to Bring:
Bicycle in good working condition
Spare inner tube or repair kit
2 L Water or sports drink
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Tire pump

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Baltimore: I-70 west to exit 3 (Hancock E. Main St) Drive about 1/2 mile to commuter Park & Ride. Meet in the commuter lot. From DC: I-270 to I-70 west

C&O bicycle rentals

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