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Harpers Ferry-Shepherdstown biking

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Harpers Ferry, WV
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 31 2008  11:00 am
Registration Opens: Wed, May 14 2008 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, May 28 2008 12:59 pm
Event Duration:~4 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
H. Tran
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:22
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Let's take a short ride on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park. A scenic 13 miles trip follows the Potomac River between the two historic towns of Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown, WV.

Required Items to Bring:
Bicycle: mountain or hybrid.
plenty of water
bug repelling
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Northern Virginia:

From Interstate 495 West take the left exit (EXIT 45) and merge onto VA-267 West, the Dulles Toll Road (stay in local lanes, not express airport traffic lanes) / Dulles Greenway toward Leesburg (Portions toll).
Follow to Exit 1, VA-7 W on the left toward Lessburg/Warrenton.
Take the VA-9 exit toward Hillsboro / Charles Town, WV merging to the right onto Charles Town Pike / VA-9.
After approximately 10 miles on VA-9 you will come to a light where you will bear right onto VA-671 N / Harpers Ferry Road.
Follow this road until it ends at the lighted intersection of US 340 / Jefferson Pike.
Turn left onto 340.
Follow US-340 N to the four way intersection in Harpers Ferry (approximately 2.5 miles), staying in the left lane.
Turn left at the light (you will see a large sign for the Park) and continue through to the entrance station.

From Baltimore:
*Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) west toward Catonsville/Towson
*Exit onto I-70 west toward Frederick, Maryland
Continue west on I-70 past Frederick for about 1 mile
Take Exit #52 onto U.S. Route 340 (Charles Town and Leesburg exit)
Continue south/west on U.S. Route 340 to Harpers Ferry (22 miles)
Cross the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers
After crossing second bridge (Shenandoah River) proceed to stoplight at top of hill.
Turn left into the main entrance of the park.

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