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Bike Camping on the C&O Canal Towpath

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: C&O Canal Towpath   Bike: Bike Camping on the C&O Canal Towpath  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jun 12 2015  8:45 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Jun 1 2015 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jun 10 2015 3:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Days 4 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:88 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:3
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is a three day bike camping trip on a portion of the C&O Canal Towpath. The pace will be a leisure one at 8 mph.


Day 1 - meet at the Big Slackwater parking lot at 8:45 am on Friday, June 12. A shuttle service will transport the bikes, gear, and participants to Gerogetown, the beginning of the C&O Canal Towpath. we will ride 26 miles to Horsepen Branch to camp. We will stop in Great Falls to hike a little.

Day 2 - bike 36.9 miles to Huckleberry Hill to camp. We will stop in Harper's Ferry along the way.

Day 3 - We will bike 25.1 miles back to the cars in Big Slackwater.

Cost - The shuttle is $215 to be divided by the number of participants. The shuttle service will take up to six people, bikes, and gear. If there are six people, the shuttle cost is $36 per person plus tip.

I have four people, including myself, and am looking for two more people to share the cost of the shuttle service.

Required Items to Bring:

bike with rack and panniers


sleeping pad

sleeping bag

stove with fuel

cook pot

eating utensil

first aid kit


tooth brush/tooth paste

headlamp with extra batteries

toilet paper/moist wipes


water bottles

rain gear


Recommended Items to Bring:
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bike lock

bike light

hand sanitizer


Bring cash for the shuttle service the day of the trip to be paid to the driver. The cost depends on the number of participants. The shuttle is $215 to be divided by the number of participants up to six people.

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