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Guest Post: Georgena Terry and The Wild Goose Chase
We are honored to share this post from our good friend Georgena Terry to bring you some background on the Wild Goose Chase ride in Cambridge, Maryland May 16-17, 2015 - we are very much looking forward to this ride and meeting the amazing women who are making it happen!
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The Wild Goose Chase began in 2008 as a one day ride with 300 cyclists.  I came up with the idea for the ride after cycling around Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on a Saturday morning excursion before joining the family for a cousin’s wedding.  Even though the terrain is flat as a pancake, there were times when I could barely turn the pedals because the beauty and magnificence of the area simply overwhelmed me.  
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This was something I had to share with others.  Even better, share it while benefitting the Refuge.  Thus the Wild Goose Chase was born as a women’s ride (because the culture of a women’s ride is so supportive of all women) with the profits from the ride contributed to the Friends of Blackwater.
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Since 2008, the ride has expanded to include two days of events -- cycling, a tent sale, exhibits, raffle and a Saturday night dinner.  The number of riders has expanded, too.  We’ve had as many as 800 cyclists and hope to have at least that many this year.
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I’m thrilled to be working with Pedal Chic, a shop embracing the concept of a bike shop as a community for women.  Their spirit captures the essence of the Goose -- women supporting women and, in the process, helping preserve critical habitat at Blackwater.
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Most people think of me as a bike designer, but I’m equally as passionate about protecting the environment.  The Goose is my opportunity to bring together both of these worlds.  I hope you’ll join me and other cyclists at this unique event.
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For more information or to register, please visit:
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- Georgena
  • Robin Bylenga
  • cyclingrideroadwild goosewild goose chasewomen bikingwomen's cycling

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