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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.

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).

Fast Paced, Long Distance Bike Ride(7/11)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Big Pool, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 11 2010  9:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Jun 25 2010 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 9 2010 12:59 pm
Event Duration:4+ Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Lisa S.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

The Western Maryland Rail Trail is currently about 23 miles long (one way). The trail follows the former Western Maryland Railway line through Hancock, Maryland, and on to Woodmont Natural Resources Management Area and the Sideling Hill Wildlife Management Area. The WMRT is a flat, fast trail.
We will complete a shuttle ride to the end of the trail and back. The entire length is approximately 46 miles long. The group will be keeping a pace of approximately 10+ miles per hour with a few short breaks.
This ride is not for beginners or casual riders.

Required Items to Bring:
Bike Repair Items
additional tube for bike
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Money for after ride social in Frederick, MD

How to Get There:
Event Directions:To reach the eastern end of the Western Maryland Rail Trail, take exit 12, MD 56, from I-70. Turn east and go to Big Pool. The trail parking lot is across the street from the Post Office.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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