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Bike Ride on the Indian Head Rail Trail

  • 02 Apr 2023
  • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Indian Head, MD


  • It's spring and time for a nice bike ride. This rail trail ride is just the ticket.

Registration is closed

Spring bike ride!

We haven't biked for a very long time, so we're starting out gently with an easy beginners ride on the Indian Head Rail Trail in Charles County, MD.

The paved trail runs 13 miles for an out-and-back total of 26 miles, but we'll probably bike a much shorter distance, say 10-15 miles. Because it's a rail trail, our ride will be mostly flat with just a gentle rise on the way out, which means a nice glide on the way back.

Here's a bit of what Rail-Trails Mid-Atlantic says about the Indian Head Rail Trail: "Cyclists and hikers can experience the surroundings of mature forests, natural wetlands, and occasional farmland as they pass through the Mattawoman Creek stream valley and some of southern Maryland's most scenic and undeveloped natural areas. . . . No matter your pace, the Indian Head Rail Trail is bound to delight."

We'll stop along the way for water and snack breaks and then eat our lunch at the end of the ride at a park near Mattawoman Creek.

Registration closes on Friday, March 31. In the event of rain this activity will be cancelled and all registrants will be notified.

This free activity is open to members and non-members of Women Outdoors. Non-members are welcome to attend two WO events as guests. On your third event, we'll ask you to join the Mid-Atlantic Region of Women Outdoors. You can also join right now by clicking on this Join Us link.


  • Helmet (required)
  • Spare tubes or repair kit
  • Bike pump
  • Water
  • Snacks for the trail
  • Brown bag lunch for afterwards

Please respect the trip leaders and other members and arrive on time - 10:30 a.m.

WO members and guests must agree to our Assumption of Risk Statement during the registration process.

The automatic confirmation email is the only email you will receive about this event. Be sure and save it or print it out.

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      Be sure to copy down the address and trip leader contact information from the confirmation email to bring with you as there might not be good cell service at the event location.

      If you register but then are unable to attend, please cancel your registration. Events may be cancelled due to lack of attendance, as well as changes in weather or other circumstances. 

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      • Click on this event in your list.
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