You're invited to join Georgena Terry, along with Terry Bicycles, GORE BIKE WEAR(tm), and hundreds of active women bicyclists, in the Fifth Annual Wild Goose Chase. This year's event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14.
The Wild Goose Chase, a bicycle weekend for women, is based in Cambridge on Maryland's scenic Eastern Shore, with all rides taking place in and around the spectacular Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
The Wild Goose Chase is more than a one-day ride (although that's how it all started). It's now a weekend bicycle festival with self-guided bicycle rides and kayak rentals on Saturday, with the original Wild Goose Chase bike ride on Sunday. Both days will feature the traditional and exciting Tent Sale packed with super savings on Terry and GORE BIKE WEAR(tm) clothing and bicycle gear. There's also an opportunity to test-ride many different styles of Terry bicycles each day. Special activities include an optional Saturday evening cyclist's dinner with Georgena Terry, and a ranger-led tour of the scenic Wildlife Drive, also on Saturday.
The magic of the event, however, is Blackwater Refuge itself. Picture this: flat roads, no-to-low traffic, and pristine salt-marshes offering protection for migratory waterfowl on the Chesapeake Bay. The area, once threatened by development, was the motivation for Georgena to start the Wild Goose Chase in 2008. Established as a fundraiser to help protect the refuge, the Wild Goose Chase has generated more than $115,000 for the Friends of Blackwater. Your participation in the 2012 event will help Terry Bicycles and GORE BIKE WEAR(tm) increase their donation to the Friends of Blackwater by an additional $40,000!
So come to Cambridge and be a part of the celebration! It's a spectacular way to enjoy fall cycling while contributing to a great cause.
Event schedule and times
SATURDAY, OCTOBER !3
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m Tour of the WIldlife Drive, Blackwater NWR
All day - Kayak tours with Blackwater Paddle and Pedal; Self-guided bike tours
Noon - 5 p.m. - Terry/GORE tent sale and Terry demo bikes test rides
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Cyclists' dinner with Georgena Terry
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
7 a.m. The WIld Goose Chase ride itself!
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Terry/GORE tent sale and Terry demo bikes test rides
3:30 p.m. Raffle and presentation of check to Friends of Blackwater.