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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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Wildlife Refuge Bike Ride

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Laurel, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 24 2010  11:00 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Oct 7 2010 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 21 2010 12:59 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Christine Larsen
Tom Reichelderfer
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:25
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Come join us as we explore the North Tract of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge by bicycle

This little known gem used to be part of Fort Meade and was used for military training before being turned over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the early 1990ís. It is now being actively managed as a wildlife refuge. We will make several stops along the way to take in the surroundings-itís a wildlife refuge after all.

The ride will be about 18 miles on dirt and gravel roads as well as paved roads that in places have seen better days. Bikes should be equipped with tires suitable for riding on gravel. Helmets are mandatory.

There will be an optional late lunch/early dinner at a local eating establishment after the ride.

Required Items to Bring:
Bike in good working condition
Water/sport drink
Patch kit/spare tube
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
First aid kit/snacks

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Baltimore/Washington: Get on I95 or the Baltimore Washington Parkway and take it to MD Route 32 towards Ft. Meade. Take the exit off Rt. 32 for MD Route 198 towards Laurel. After about one mile turn left on Bald Eagle Drive (thereís a sign for the refuge) and proceed to the contact station. We will meet at the contact station

From Annapolis: Take I97 to Route 32 towards Ft. Meade. Then follow the above directions.

For those with GPS navigation systems the address is: 230 Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel, MD 20724

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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