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  • Robin Bylenga
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Announcing the 2015 Wild Goose Chase!

We are so excited to announce our partnership with Georgena Terry in the 2015 Wild Goose Chase ride in Cambridge, Maryland. This ride will take place the weekend of May 16-17 and is specifically for women, so spread the word and start planning a girls weekend to remember!

The weekend events kick off on Saturday, with the main event ride taking place on Sunday. You can choose from four different courses: 16.2, 22.2, 42.8 and 66.5 miles. This spring we will offer coaching clinics for long rides, which will cover riding techniques, finding the right saddle, road riding safety, and more! Email info@pedalchic.com to reserve a spot in our spring clinic sessions.

 

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.

Craft will be there both days with an incredible tent sale featuring their fantastic cycling apparel.  There will also be an exhibitors area, featuring vendors such as Pedal Chic, the country's best women's bike shop, where you can browse and buy cycling products and learn more about cycling initiatives. Special activities include an optional Saturday evening dinner with Georgena Terry, and two very neat Saturday bicycle tours, one of the scenic Wildlife Drive and the other of historical Harriet Tubman sites.

And for the man in your life who just can't stay home, we have a Sunday bike ride just for him.  He can explore a separate route from the Goose and enjoy a rest stop just for the guys.  After all, the official Goose ride is just for women!

The magic of the event, however, is Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge itself. Picture this: flat roads, no-to-low traffic, and pristine salt-marshes offering protection for migratory waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay region. 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 $150,000 for the Friends of Blackwater. Your participation in the 2015 event will help the Friends of Blackwater continue to protect this critical habitat.

So come to Cambridge and be a part of the celebration! It's a spectacular way to enjoy spring cycling while contributing to a great cause.

Read more and register for the ride here.

 

 

  • Robin Bylenga
  • bike lovecliniccyclinggeorgena terrygoalsmarylandwild goose chasewomen bikingwomen's cycling

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