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Wildlife Refuge Bike Ride-CANCELLED due to gov’t shutdown

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 6 2013  11:00 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Sep 17 2013 2:52 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 4 2013 12:00 am
Event Duration:3-4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:18 Miles
Event Organizer(s):
Tom Reichelderfer
Christine Larsen
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 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 1990s.  It is now being actively managed as a wildlife refuge. We will make some stops along the way to take in the surroundings--it’s a wildlife refuge after all.

The ride will be about 18 miles on dirt, gravel, and paved roads.  There are some moderate hills.  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 - Helmet - Water/sport drink - Patch kit/spare tube
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Pump/tools - 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 MD Rt. 32 for MD Route 198 towards Laurel. After about one mile turn left on Bald Eagle Drive (there’s a sign for the refuge) and proceed to the visitor contact station. We will meet at the contact station. From Annapolis: Take I97 to MD Route 32 towards Ft. Meade. Then follow the above directions.

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