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Potomac Pedalers to Sponsor a Rest Stop at The Wild Goose Chase, Sunday May 15

Saturday, February 6, 2016  
Posted by: Brenda Ruby
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This year Potomac Pedalers is helping to sponsor The Wild Goose Chase, a women's only cycling event to benefit the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, MD, taking place on Sunday, May 15. PPTC will offer a much-needed rest stop along the 62-mile route, raffle items, cycling education, and ride leadership by some of our Women's group leaders including Robin Sparer and Johanna Nathanson. Other PPTC ride leaders  and members are encouraged to assist in being cycling ambassadors during this two day event.


There are four different ride options, with routes ranging from 10 to 62 miles. More than 300 women are expected to enjoy the exquisite scenery as they wind through the Refuge. The day before, on Saturday May 14th, registrants can participate in a variety of activities from a riding tour of the refuge, a women's training ride (sponsored by Potomac Pedalers), and a reception. 
Blackwater Refuge is a place of extraordinary beauty and a critical habitat for a wide assortment of wildlife in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is home to a number of at-risk and endangered species as well as the second largest collection of nesting bald eagles in the eastern United States. In 2008 Georgena Terry, founder of Terry Precision Cycling, created this event to help preserve this special place for riders and animals alike. She is now a  co-sponsor and Friends of Blackwater now organizes and runs the event. 


Click here for more information and to register.


more Ride Schedule

C (MH) * 21-29 miles * MD *10:00 AM * Glen Echo Loops * Glen Echo (GLE)

B/BB * 15-25 * MD * 12:00 PM * Thursday Noon Training Ride Bethesda * Marriott HQ loading dock

Featured Members
Linda B. KolkoLinda is the D/C Ride Coordinator for MD & DC
Matthew BirnbaumMatt is Chairman of Potomac Pedalers