"Celebrating with Pride on the Potomac" Bike Tour

  • Sat, July 12, 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Fort Washington Fringe Parking Lot

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"Celebrating with Pride on the Potomac" Bike Tour
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 9:00 am

Bike to Fort Washington National Park and Piscataway Park where the Potomac River Heritage Tourism Alliance is hosting a weekend of events to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

  • Bike part of the on-road route of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
  • Stop at Fort Washington to learn about its role in the War of 1812
  • See War of 1812 living history interpretation on the National Colonial Farm
  • Take a deck tour of the Pride of Baltimore II, a reconstruction of an early 19th century Baltimore Clipper topsail schooner
  • Enjoy food from local vendors featuring fresh, all natural ingredients
  • Listen to musical performances by Jennifer Cutting's OCEAN

The bike tour leaves at 9:00 am from the Fort Washington Fringe Parking Lot at Swan Creek Rd E & Gable Lane (west of MD-210).

The route is at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4935163. It is an easy 7-mile ride to the fort (with one steep hill.) After a stop at the fort, the route continues on for another 13 miles to the National Colonial Farm (with several steep hills and roads with no shoulders.) Riders can enjoy the festivities at the farm and return (ten miles) on their own whenever they desire. Activities go on at the farm until 5 pm. More information about the Celebrating with Pride on the Potomac activities can be found at
http://accokeekfoundation.org/event/celebrate-the-potomac-at-piscataway-park/
. The $10 event admission fee is waived for cyclists. Bring a bike lock and money for food.

Advanced registration is required. REGISTER NOW by clicking on the "Register" button to the left. You must be a member of the Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club. Membership is only $15 for one year or $25 for two years. JOIN NOW.

For more information, contact Jim Hudnall at jimhudnall@gmail.com or 301-567-0089.

Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club, Inc.   
P.O. Box 81  
Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0081

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