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Pedal or Bipedal - Your Choice

  • 16 Mar 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Poolesville, MD


  • Enjoy a leisurely walk or bike ride along the C&O Canal Towpath with lovely views of the Potomac River.


Pedal or bipedal. Bike or hike. Roll or stroll. Ride or stride. It's your choice. It's all good. Either way, join us for an easy amble along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath. Being early spring, we'll be able to enjoy some lovely views of the Potomac.

We'll meet at one of the lockhouses along the C&O Towpath and enjoy either a nice flat bike ride or a nice flat walk. The two groups will head out at the same time and then meet back at the lockhouse after our dual excursions for a picnic lunch.

Bikers - Plan on this being a gentle out-and-back bike ride of about 12-20 miles. Bike helmets are required.

Walkers - Bring your binoculars for some excellent birding along the way - downy woodpeckers, Carolina wrens, black-capped chickadees, indigo bunting, cardinals, great blue herons, turkey vultures and possibly even a bald eagle or two. We'll also keep an eye out for some early spring wildflowers - the petite harbinger-of-spring, cut-leaved toothwort and spring beauty.

Doggies are allowed to come if you're walking. Per park rules, dogs must be on a 6' leash at all times.

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. 

Registration closes on Thursday, March 14.


  • Water and snacks
  • Brown bag lunch
  • Bike helmet - required
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camp chair (optional)
Please respect the trip leaders and other members and arrive on time - 10:00 a.m.

The automatic confirmation email will contain the exact meeting location for this event. Please save it or print it out in case there is not cell coverage in the area.

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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. 

If you must cancel at the last minute, call or text the event host/trip leader (see your confirmation email for contact details) and let her know who it is who is calling/texting.

To Cancel: Go to your Registration List

  • Click on this event in your list.
  • Click on the Already registered link under the REGISTER button.
  • At the next page that opens with your registration form, click on the CANCEL REGISTRATION button, and then again click on Cancel Registration on the pop-up form.
  • Ignore the link to contact the administrator.

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