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Guided ride on rail trail set for May 5

April 29, 2012

BIG POOL — Fort Frederick State Park invites the community to a guided bike ride along the Western Maryland Rail Trail Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bikers will follow a naturalist to discover and learn about the area’s natural wonders.

The guided tour will last about four hours, covering nearly 24 miles round trip. The ride is on a mostly paved, flat surface. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request with advance notice.

Bicycle rentals and snacks are available at the bicycle shop along the Western Maryland Rail Trail and the Chesapeake & 0hio Canal National Historic Park in Hancock.

The ride is free to the public and registration is not required.

Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the C&O Bicycle Shop, 9 S. Pennsylvania Ave. in Hancock.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 301-842-2155 or go to www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/wmrt.asp.

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