Ride Details

Ride Title:
Blackwater NWR to Hoopers Is.
All Pace Long
Ride Date:
Thursday, Oct 11, 10:30am - 3pm
Blackwater Visitors Center
34- miles
Leaders Pace:
10 mph
Ride Terrain:
Frequent with Sweep
Rest stops:
Ride Leader:
Bud Lippert

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, Maryland 21613
Telephone: 410-228-2677

Description: This is a 34 mile flat ride with the exception of the bridge to Hooper Island.  There will be three groups heading out; the faster group departs first then the others; the sweep will trail the last group.  The first segment takes us through Blackwater Wildlife Refuge; the second segment takes through farmland and marshes; third crosses the bridge onto Upper Hoopers Island:  You may continue south crossing another bridge onto Middle Hoopers Island.   Lunch will be a The Salty Dog; has restrooms and gift shop.

Directions: The refuge is located ~12 miles south of the town of Cambridge on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. From Route 50 in Cambridge take Route 16 West (Church Creek Road) until the blinker light (~5 miles), then turn left onto Egypt Road. Follow Egypt road for ~ 7 miles and it will dead end at Key Wallace Drive. Turn turn right to the Visitor center.  Turn Left into the visitor Center.

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