MACEDON, NY (BRAIN)—Georgena Terry, founder of Terry Precision Cycling, has created a new women-only cycling event to help preserve a special place for riders and animals alike.
The Wild Goose Chase will take place on Sunday, April 27, 2008 to benefit the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Maryland.
Four different rides are scheduled with routes ranging from 10 to 62 miles. More than 300 women are expected to enjoy the exquisite scenery as they wind through the Refuge.
Terry first experienced the beauty of Blackwater during a busy family weekend in 2002. “I needed a break while attending a wedding. I went riding in Blackwater to find some quiet and I was instantly captivated,” Terry said.
Blackwater Refuge is a place of extraordinary beauty and a critical habitat for a wide assortment of wildlife in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is home to a number of at-risk and endangered species as well as the second largest collection of nesting bald eagles in the eastern United States.
“Habitat conservation and cycling go hand in hand,” Terry said. “Without habitat, there’s no place to ride.”
All registration fees from the ride, as well as a percentage of sales made during the event by vendors, will go to support the Blackwater Refuge. The day is expected to raise at least $11,000.
The ride is co-sponsored by Gore Bike Wear. More than 30 companies are supporting the event with donations for rider bags and raffle prizes totaling more than $30,000 in product.
Visit www.terrybicycles.com/WGC or call (800) 289-8379 for more information.