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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    7/13/2013 City / State: Columbia, MD Event Name: Long Reach Event Type: Walk Event ID: 95396 Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km/05km - 2A Description: The walk is
    Message 1 of 14 , Jul 12, 2013
      7/13/2013
      City / State: Columbia, MD
      Event Name: Long Reach
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 95396
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km/05km - 2A
      Description: The walk is in the Columbia Village of Long Reach on paved
      paths and sidewalks.
      Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
      Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
      Start Times: 7:30 - 9:00
      Location: Columbia Crossing BP
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 6251 Columbia Crossing
      Columbia MD 21045
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: Park in shopping center parking lots. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN
      THE PARKING LOT IN FRONT OF BP STATION.
      Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
      Contact: John Dye (410) 290-6510
      Website: www.mdvolks.org/CVC/
      E-Mail Contact: karendye@...

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      7/27/2013
      City / State: Rockville, MD
      Event Name: Lake Frank/Lake Needwood Sunrise Walk
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 95403
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km/10km - 2B
      Description: The trail is on both paved and natural surfaces, mostly in
      shaded areas through woods. Along the route are splendid views of both
      Lakes Frank & Needwood. Part of the trail joins the hiker/biker path on
      the Rock Creek Trail. There are several hills on the 10km trail; the
      trail is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers. RESTROOMS: available
      at Start Point. Pets are allowed to walk but must be leashed at all
      times. This walk will be held unless sponsors must close the trails for
      safety reasons. Water and candy will be available at the Start.
      Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: Walking America's Trails
      Start Times: 7am-9am; Finish by 12 Noon
      Location: Caribou Coffee
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 5562 Norbeck Rd (Rt 28) & Bauer Dr,
      Rockville, MD 20853 (Rock Creek Village Shopping Center).
      DIRECTIONS: FROM I-270 Going North: Exit 6A, (Rt 28) East, W Montgomery
      Ave, Rockville. DRIVE 4 Miles to Start Point, Cross Rt 355, (get in left
      lane as Rt 28 turns Left with First St). Stay on Rt 28; turn Right at
      Bauer Dr. Turn into Rock Creek Village Center. Caribou Coffee is in the
      back right corner next to CVS.
      FROM I-270 Going South: Exit 6, (Rt 28) East, Rockville Town Center, W
      Montgomery Ave. Turn Left at light and follow Rt 28 for 4 miles as above.
      FROM Beltway 495: Exit 31, Georgia Ave (Rt 97) North Toward Wheaton.
      Drive approx 7 miles to Norbeck Rd (Rt 28 West). Turn Left on Norbeck Rd
      and continue 2 miles to Left turn at Bauer Dr. Turn into Rock Creek
      Village Center. Caribou Coffee is in the back right corner next to CVS.
      Additional Parking: There is additional parking available behind the
      Caribou Coffee. To access this parking bypass the first entrances to
      Rock Creek Village Center and turn in at the rear of the Safeway. Follow
      the driveway pass the back of the Safeway and then to the right. Caribou
      Coffee is at the next corner.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: Trail Ratings: 10km: 2B; 6km: 2A
      Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
      Contact: Missie Plotkin (301) 980-6982
      Website: www.sugarloafers.org
      E-Mail Contact: missie_dragon@...

      8/10/2013
      City / State: Savage, MD
      Event Name: Walk in Park
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 95397
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km/05km - 2B
      Description: The Trail will go through Savage Park, the Wincopin Area
      and the Patuxent Branch Trail. The trail will consist of paved and
      natural surface paths primarily in wooded areas along the Patuxent River.
      Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
      Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
      Start Times: 7:30 - 9:00
      Location: Savage Park
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 8400 Fair St.
      Savage, MD 20763
      From Baltimore: South on I-95
      From Washington: North on I-95
      Take exit 38 onto MD-32 E toward Fort Meade
      Take exit 12A-12B for US-1 toward Laurel/Elkridge
      Keep right at the fork to continue toward U.S. 1 S/Washington Blvd
      Turn right onto U.S. 1 S/Washington Blvd
      Take the 1st right onto Howard St
      Continue onto Baltimore St
      Turn right onto Fair St into Park
      GPS Coordinates:
      Decimal Degrees
      NAD 83 datum
      Latitude: 39.1398
      Longitude: -76.8294
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments:
      Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
      Contact: John Dye (410) 290-6510
      Website: www.mdvolks.org/CVC/
      E-Mail Contact: karendye@...

      8/24/2013
      City / State: Hagerstown, MD
      Event Name: Augustoberfest
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 93155
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10 Km and 6 Km - 1A
      Description: The trails are on sidewalks and roadsides through the city
      of Hagerstown. You will pass by stately homes, churches built in the
      late 1700s to 1800's, the City Farmers Market, over the dry bridge, the
      historic Hager House/Museum, through City Park, Washington County Fine
      Arts Museum, The Mansion House Art Gallery and the Welcome Center. The
      trails are user friendly to wagons, wheelchairs and strollers, though
      some difficulty may be encountered where there are no curb cuts.
      Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: easy | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: Baseball Walks, Celebrating Golden Cinemas, Civil War
      Battlefields, Grist Mills, WPA Works Projects Administration
      Start Times: 8:00 am - Noon, Finish by 3:00 pm
      Location: Augustoberfest FEST Tent
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 23 N. Potomac St. Hagerstown, MD 21740.
      From the EAST, take I-70 West to EXIT 32 B (US 40), exit and proceed
      approximately 3.2 miles to Potomac Street, which is just past Mulberry
      Street and Locust Street, in that order. Turn left on Potomac Street. Go
      block to parking deck on right ($5.00, all day) and Fest area is across
      the street. On-street meter parking is free.
      From the NORTH, SOUTH &WEST, take I-81 to EXIT 6A (US 40 EAST) towards
      Hagerstown, which is Washington Ave., ONE WAY eastbound for about 1
      miles. After going through an underpass, cross Walnut St., Prospect St.,
      and Jonathan St. to the Public Square at Potomac St. Fest tent is block
      to the left. On-street meter parking is free; the parking deck costs
      $5.00, all day. To reach the Parking Deck, turn left on Locust St., turn
      left on Franklin St. and turn left on Potomac St. Go block to parking
      deck on right, and Fest area is across the street.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: The Augustoberfest Event pays tribute to the area's rich
      German heritage and supports scholarships for exchange students to
      Hagerstown's Sister City - Wesel, Germany. This 15th annual event will
      feature two days of festivities found at traditional Oktoberfest
      celebrations in Bavaria. All activities are held rain or shine under a
      large Festival Tent in Downtown Hagerstown's Central Parking Lot. The
      event will be on Saturday, August 27, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and
      Sunday, August 22, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with gates opening at
      10:30 a.m. each day. The Volksmarch will be on Saturday only. WALKERS
      RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION INTO FEST TENT.
      Host Club: Piedmont Pacers
      Contact: Jerry Baugher (301) 922-1592
      Website: www.angelfire.com/md2/pacers/index.html
      E-Mail Contact: JGBaugher@...

      8/26/2013
      City / State: Alexandria, VA
      Event Name: Alexandria August Evening Walk
      Event Type: Night Walk
      Event ID: 95272
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10 km - 1A
      Description: TRAIL RATING AND DESCRIPTION: This is one of a set of
      evening walks offered during the spring and summer by the WDCAVC. These
      evening walks will consist of 10 KM (6.2 miles) trails with shorter 5 KM
      (3.1 miles) or 6 KM (3.8 miles) options along residential sidewalks and
      park trails in Old Town Alexandria. Trails will explore various
      neighborhoods, wander beside the Potomac River, and meander up hills
      that overlook Old Town. Trails are rated 1A, with only moderate hills.
      Trails are mostly on pavement, although short segments may be on natural
      surfaces. Trails should be suitable for strollers, although wheelchairs
      may encounter some difficulty. For more detailed information about each
      month's trail, please check with the information contact. Written
      instructions and maps will be provided for each walk. Trails will not be
      marked.
      Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
      Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
      Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM; finish by 8:30 PM
      Location: Barrett Branch Library
      Start Point / Driving Directions: Start/Finish: Kate Waller Barrett
      Branch Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria VA 22314; 703-746-1703
      Directions to
      the Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
      From the East or West via I 95/I 495 (Capital Beltway): Take Exit 177B
      (US-1 North/Alexandria). Continue north on US-1 for about 10 blocks (0.8
      miles) to Queen St. (2 blocks past King St.). Turn RIGHT on Queen St.
      for 2 1/2 blocks. The library will be on your left.
      From the North via the George Washington Memorial Parkway: Take the GW
      Parkway into Old Town Alexandria. Continue on what now is called
      Washington St. for about 8 blocks from the first traffic signal at
      Slater's Lane to Princess St. Turn RIGHT on Princess St. You will be one
      block north of the library, which is on the far side of a large parking
      lot to your left.
      Parking: Look for parking spaces in legal spots along the streets,
      especially to the north and west of the S/F Point. Obey all parking
      signs, and provide proper payment for meters on Saturday. Do NOT park in
      private lots unless you have paid the proper fee and/or had explicit
      permission to park from the lot owner.
      Metrorail Access: Take either Blue or Yellow lines south into Alexandria
      to the King St. station. Exit the station and walk away from the tracks
      toward Old Town Alexandria. Walk east on King St. for about 12 blocks to
      Columbus St., which is two blocks past Patrick St. and one block before
      Washington St. Turn LEFT to walk two blocks to Queen St. The library is
      on the far right corner.
      You may also ride the free King Street trolley, which operates seven
      days a week from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM between the King St. Metro station
      and the riverfront. Buses operate on roughly 15-minute intervals and
      stop only at designated stops.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: ELIGIBILITY: Everyone is welcome to participate. An adult must
      accompany children under 12. Groups are welcome.
      AWARD: There is no commemorative award for these events.
      FEES: These events count towards the acquisition of IVV Achievement
      Awards. The fee for IVV Credit is $3.00. There is no fee to just walk
      the trail, but you must register and carry a start card. No refunds will
      be given.
      PROCEDURE: Each participant is issued a start card, which must be
      carried on the walk. Only one start card per person is issued, and it
      must be turned in at the Finish table after completing the event. Only
      those participants with a properly validated start card will be eligible
      for IVV Credit. Each trail may be completed twice per start card on the
      same day at no additional cost, provided you complete the trail within
      the stated start/finish time.
      CONDITIONS: Water is available at the Start/Finish Point, and food and
      drink usually is available along the trail, but you should carry your
      own water on the walk in case of extreme weather or personal cases of
      dehydration. Littering along the trails is prohibited. The events will
      be held rain or shine. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed at all
      times and cleaned up after by their owner. Dogs are not allowed inside
      the library.
      REMINDER: The American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of the
      International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), sanctions these
      events. If you are a participant in the IVV Achievement Program,
      remember your record books. IVV event and distance books, as well as New
      Walker Packets, are available for sale for $5.00.
      DISCLAIMER: Every reasonable effort will be exercised to make these
      events safe, enjoyable and memorable for our participants. The American
      Volkssport Association, its subsidiary clubs, and the Kate Waller
      Barrett Branch Library are not responsible for theft or loss of personal
      belongings or property.” All participants must sign a waiver.
      Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
      Contact: Sandi Cahill (571) 405-4808
      Website: www.mdvolks.org/wdcavc/
      E-Mail Contact: scahill@...
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    • Wendy Bumgardner
      8/1/2015 City / State: Columbia, MD Event Name: Blandair Park / Oakland Mills Event Type: Walk Event ID: 101364 Distance - Trail Ratings:
      Message 2 of 14 , Jul 31, 2015
        8/1/2015
        City / State: Columbia, MD
        Event Name: Blandair Park / Oakland Mills
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 101364
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 10K/05K - 2A
        Description:
        Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
        Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
        Start Times: 0730 - 0900
        Location: Blandair Regional Park
        Start Point / Driving Directions: 5750 Oakland Mills Road
        Columbia, MD 21045
        From I-95 Take exit 41 to MD-175 W
        Continue on MD-175 W/Rouse Pkwy.
        Turn left onto Tamar Dr
        Turn right onto Old Montgomery Rd
        Continue onto Oakland Mills Rd
        Destination will be on the left
        Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: Trails will be on asphalt paths and sidewalks in the
        Columbia Villags of Oakland Mills.
        The trail will use paths and overpass to circle the Lake Kittamaqundi Loop.
        Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
        Contact: John Dye (410) 290-6510
        Website: www.mdvolks.org/CVC/
        E-Mail Contact: johndye@...

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        August 15, 2015 Sykesville
        Start walk between 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM and Finish walk by 11:30 AM
        Sykesville, Maryland - Historic District Walk – YR 0218
        Freestate Happy Wanderers AVA-190 Hosted Group Walk
        Start Point: Walk Box will be located for this group walk only on a
        table near Old Main Line Sykesville Visitor’s Center and Post Office
        (PO). Freestate Members will help you sign-in.
        DRIVE DIRECTIONS: From Beltway (I-695), Exit 16 to I-70 W to MD 32 N, to
        Sykesville, keep right off ramp. Travel 32N for 3.5 miles and turn left
        at sign, Sykesville Main Street, drive a 1/4 mile into town, 2 options
        for parking: Take 1st street on LEFT (Oklahoma Ave) parking lot is on
        right behind French Twist Café across from the Post Office start point.
        OR
        Take 1st street on RIGHT (Sandusky), parking on left behind Beck’s. You
        have to walk back to intersection, cross Main Street, walk up Oklahoma.
        Post Office is ahead on left for start point.
        NEW Trail this day is on sidewalks, roadsides and includes a linear
        trail that is through a mostly wooded and shady area. You will be
        walking through the historic district of Sykesville where Confederate
        General J.E.B. Stuart burned the bridge over the Patapsco River prior to
        the Battle at Gettysburg. Sykesville is in Carroll County. 5-km rated
        1B and 10-km rated 2B.
        Special Programs - Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic
        Places, Trekking With the Trees, Water Towers, You'll Never Walk Alone
        A-Award available for purchase. Restrooms available at Start.
        Fee for IVV credit or non-IVV is $3.00. Children 12 and under walk for
        free (IVV credit included) courtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers.
        Host Club Freestate Happy Wanderers www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
        POC: Melissa Mooney melmoons78@...
        Lunch at Beck’s following walk at your own expense.

        8/22/2015
        City / State: Greenbelt, MD
        Event Name: Memorial Walk for Sir Ralph Edwards
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 101480
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 5Km & 10Km - 1A
        Description:
        Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
        Restrooms: Yes
        Special Programs: Lakes and Reservoirs, National Register of
        Historic Places, Walking the USA A - Z
        Start Times: Start 7AM - 10AM, Finish by 1PM
        Location: Greenbelt Lake
        Start Point / Driving Directions:
        Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments:
        Host Club: Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
        Contact: Salva Holloman (301) 937-3549
        Website: No Website Listed
        E-Mail Contact: salva_h@...


        8/24/2015
        City / State: Alexandria, VA
        Event Name: Alexandria-August Evening Walk
        Event Type: Night Walk
        Event ID: 101758
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 or 6 KM/10 KM - 1A
        Description: TRAIL RATING AND DESCRIPTION: These evening walks will
        consist of 10-KM (6.2-miles) trails with either a 5-KM (3.1-miles) or
        6-KM (3.8-miles) shorter option each month options along residential
        sidewalks and park trails in Alexandria. Trails will explore various
        neighborhoods, wander beside the Potomac River, and meander up hills
        that overlook Old Town. Trails are mostly on pavement, although short
        segments may be on natural surfaces. Trails should be suitable for
        strollers, although wheelchairs may encounter some difficulty. For more
        detailed information about each month's trail, please check with the
        information contact. Written instructions and maps will be provided for
        each walk. Trails will not be marked.
        Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes |
        Restrooms: Yes
        Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
        Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM; Finish by 8:30 PM
        Location: Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
        Start Point / Driving Directions: 717 Queen Street, Alexandria VA
        22314. Phone: 703-746-1703
        Directions to the Barrett Library in Old Town
        From the East or West via I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway):
        - Take Exit 177B (US-1 North/Alexandria), the first exit west of the
        Wilson Bridge.
        - Continue north on US 1 for about 10 blocks (0.8 miles) to Queen St. (2
        blocks past King St.).
        - Turn RIGHT on Queen St. for 2-1/2 blocks. The Library will be on your
        left.
        From the North via the George Washington Memorial Parkway:
        - Take the GW Parkway into Old Town Alexandria.
        - Continue on what now is called Washington St. for about 8 blocks from
        the first traffic signal at Slater's Lane to Princess St.
        - Turn RIGHT on Princess St. You will be one block north of the library,
        which is on the far side of a large parking lot to your left.
        Parking: You can usually find parking along the streets, especially on
        blocks north and east of the library. Check signs carefully to determine
        how long you can legally park and whether you might be in a zone that
        must be cleared during rush hour. If you choose to park in any
        off-street parking lots other than municipal lots that are distant from
        the library, you may be subject to ticketing and/or towing.
        Awards & Fees: ZZ
        Comments: ELIGIBILITY: Everyone is welcome to participate. An adult
        must accompany children under 12. Groups are welcome.
        FEES AND AWARD: These events count towards the acquisition of IVV
        Achievement Awards. The fee for IVV Credit is $3.00. There is no fee to
        just walk the trail, but you must register and carry a start card. No
        refunds will be given. There is no commemorative award for these events.
        PROCEDURE: Each participant is issued a start card, which must be
        carried on the walk. Only one start card per person is issued, and it
        must be turned in at the Finish table after completing the event. Only
        those participants with a properly validated start card will be eligible
        for IVV Credit. Each trail may be completed twice per start card on the
        same day at no additional cost, provided you complete the trail within
        the stated start/finish time.
        CONDITIONS: Water is available at the Start/Finish Point, and food and
        drink usually is available along the trail, but you should carry your
        own water on the walk in case of extreme weather or personal cases of
        dehydration. Littering along the trails is prohibited. The events will
        be held rain or shine. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed at all
        times and cleaned up after by their owner. Dogs are not allowed inside
        the library. Restrooms are available at the library and often at points
        along the trails.
        REMINDER: The American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of the
        International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), sanctions these
        events. If you are a participant in the IVV Achievement Program,
        remember your record books. We hope to have IVV event and distance books
        and New Walker Packets for sale.
        DISCLAIMER: Every reasonable effort will be exercised to make these
        events safe, enjoyable and memorable for our participants. The American
        Volkssport Association, its subsidiary clubs, and the Kate Waller
        Barrett Branch Library are not responsible for theft or loss of personal
        belongings or property. All participants must sign a waiver.
        AVA SPECIAL PROGRAMS: We suspect at least some walks may qualify for the
        You'll Never Walk Alone, National Register of Historic Places, Strolling
        Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and/or Honoring Our Flag programs, but we
        can't be sure. Because the satisfaction of walkers is our foremost
        desire, we will stamp any special program book that a walker feels is
        appropriate for the specific event.
        Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
        Contact: Sandra Cahill (571) 405-4808
        Website: www.mdvolks.org/wdcavc/index.htm
        E-Mail Contact: scahill@...

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      • Wendy Bumgardner
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          7/30/2016
          City / State: Columbia, MD
          Event Name: Nightmare Graphics Oops Sale
          Event Type: Walk
          Event ID: 104913
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km/5km - 2A
          Description: The 5km trail will be on sidewalks and pathways in the
          East Columbia. The 10km trail will continue on pathways/sidewalks.
          Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
          Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
          Start Times: 0730 - 0900
          Location: Nightmare Graphics
          Start Point / Driving Directions: 9005 Red Branch Rd, Columbia, MD 21045
          From Interstate 95
          Take exit 43B to merge onto MD-100 W toward Ellicott City.
          Take Exit 2 104/108.
          Take third exit on traffic circle onto Rt. 108/Waterloo Rd
          Right on Old Annapolis Rd /Rt. 108W.
          Proceed past three traffic lights to Red Branch Road.
          TURN RIGHT on Red Branch Road.
          From Rt. 29: take MD Route 108E.
          Proceed past two traffic lights to the second Red Branch Road.
          TURN LEFT on Red Branch Road.
          Parking is ONLY available on the RIGHT side of Red Branch Rd. Parking is
          available as well in some of the industrial park parking lots. PLEASE DO
          NOT PARK IN THE PARKING LOT IMMEDIATELY BEHIND NIGHTMARE GRAPHICS
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments:
          Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
          Contact: John Dye (410) 290-6510
          Website: mdvolks.org/CVC/
          E-Mail Contact: johndye@...

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          June 6-18, 2017 • 13 Days • Price to be determined
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          itinerary starting with the walks and activities at the AVA Convention
          in Billings, Montana, then heading through the pristine beauty of
          Montana to Helena and spectacular Glacier National Park. The journey
          continues north across the Canadian border into Alberta at Waterton
          Lakes National Park, then Banff National Park, and up the breathtaking
          Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park. Walks will be offered all
          along the way. Likely starting airport is in Billings, Montana. Likely
          finish airport is in Edmonton, or possibly Calgary, Alberta.
          Our scouting trip heads out this July and the itinerary, dates and
          pricing should be finalized by August.
          We have over 20 travelers signed up and are accepting $50 Early Birds to
          save space on this tour!
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          8/13/2016
          City / State: Bel Air, MD
          Event Name: MD State BBQ Bash
          Event Type: Walk
          Event ID: 104794
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 7k/11k - 1A
          Description: Different trails will start and end at the library.
          Each of the trails will offer a different tour of the city. The majority
          of the trails will have curbs. Strollers and wheelchairs may have slight
          difficulty in some areas.
          Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
          Restrooms: Yes
          Special Programs: Food For Thought, Honoring Our Flag, Make a Wish
          at a Water Fountain, Trekking With the Trees, Water Towers
          Start Times: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Must complete by 4:30 PM.
          Location: Bel Air Library, 100 E. Penn. Ave., Bel Air, MD 21014
          Start Point / Driving Directions: From I-95, take Exit 77 toward Bel
          Air. Follow MD Rte 24 North about 4 miles to Ring Factory Rd. Turn right
          on Ring Factory, and then left at the first traffic light onto MD Rte
          924. Follow MD Rte 924 about 1 miles to Pennsylvania Ave. Turn right
          onto Pennsylvania Ave. The library is on the left after Hickory Ave.
          Free parking is available on Saturday in the large lot off Pennsylvania
          Ave, across from the librarys main entrance. Please park in the larger
          lot, and save the spaces in the smaller lot near the street for library
          patrons.
          The start / finish table will be on the top floor of the library.
          Awards & Fees: ZZ
          Comments: The MD State BBQ Bash features live music, top quality
          BBQ, crafters, merchant vendors, childrens entertainment, as well as
          Harford Countys best beer and wine garden.* Its free, located at Bond
          and Thomas Sts, and runs from 12 pm - 10 pm
          Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
          Contact: Jim Farley (410) 638-7043
          Website: www.baltimorewalkingclub.com
          E-Mail Contact: farleyfam@...

          8/14/2016
          City / State: Bowie, MD
          Event Name: Washington Baltimore & Annapolis Trail
          Event Type: Guided Bike
          Event ID: 105298
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 13 & 25K - 1A
          Description: . From the trailhead parking lot we will ride out and
          back to the "Overlook", then the new WB&A Spur Trail (thick, red dashed
          line), then west, to the juncture with Rt. 450.****
          Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
          Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
          Start Times: Arrive by 9:30 am for a 10 am departure
          Location: WB&A Trailhead off Racetrack Rd
          Start Point / Driving Directions: Racetrack Rd ******Coordinates of
          the parking lot are: 39.009740o N, -76.746172o W. ***** From US 50: Take
          Route 50 east from Washington, D.C./the Washington Beltway (I495). Exit
          at Maryland Route 197/Collington Road North. Proceed north on MD 197 for
          2.4 miles. At the traffic signal just past the Bowie Post Office (on the
          left) turn RIGHT onto Old Chapel Road. Proceed 1.3 miles to the
          intersection with Racetrack Road. Turn LEFT onto Racetrack Road. Proceed
          1.0 mile, passing the old Bowie Race Track on the right, going under the
          brown covered bridge (horse crossing), and across a bridge decorated
          with horses' heads. Go uphill approximately 200 yards and turn RIGHT,
          into the trailhead parking lot. There is a sign, but it is easy to miss.
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: Bicycle Helmets must be worn.*****Bring a filled water
          bottle. There is no water on the trail. ***** This is a "Guided Bike"
          event which is a group bike ride with one person in the lead and another
          bringing up the rear. We will accommodate the slowest rider. **** After
          the ride, we will have lunch at a local restaurant.
          Host Club: York White Rose Wanderers
          Contact: Mike Quinlan (301) 661-3826
          Website: sites.google.com/site/yorkwhiterosewanderers
          E-Mail Contact: mikemq@...

          8/17/2016
          City / State: Greenbelt, MD
          Event Name: 3rd Summer Night Walk
          Event Type: Night Walk
          Event ID: 104933
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k/10k - 2B
          Description:
          Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms: Yes
          Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Honoring Our Flag,
          Lakes and Reservoirs, National Register of Historic Places, Take a Walk
          In a City Park, You'll Never Walk Alone
          Start Times: 4 to 5:30 pm
          Location: Greenbelt Community Center
          Start Point / Driving Directions: 15 Crescent RoadGreenbelt, MD 20770
          From 495 E take exit 23 for MD 201 N/Kenilworth Ave towards Greenbelt.
          Use the left two lanes to turn left onto MD-201 N/Kenilworth Ave. Turn
          Right onto Crescent Rd. Turn left into parking lot at Local Info Sign.
          From 495 W Take exit 22A for BWP Parkway Exit onto MD 193W/Greenbelt
          Road. Slight Right towards Southway (Signs for BWParkway Washington)
          slight right onto Southway, Left onto Crescent Rd, Right into parking
          lot at Local Info. Sign
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments:
          Host Club: Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
          Contact: Yvonne Pennington (301) 431-6668
          Website: No Website Listed
          E-Mail Contact: greenbeltmva@...

          8/20/2016
          City / State: Ellicott City, MD
          Event Name: Columbia Village of Dorseys Search
          Event Type: Walk
          Event ID: 104916
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 10K/05K - 2A
          Description: Walk on sidewalks and pathways in Columbia Village of
          Dorseys Search
          Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
          Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
          Start Times: 7:30 to 9:00
          Location: Dorseys Search Village Center
          Start Point / Driving Directions: Dorsey Hall Dr. Ellicott City, MD
          21042.
          To Dorseys Search
          From Baltimore, MD, takes I-95 South.
          From Washington D.C., take I-95 North.
          From Interstate 95 take Exit 38 (MD Route 32) west towards Columbia for
          1.5 miles.
          Exit onto Route 29 North (Exit 16) and proceed approximately 5 miles to
          MD Route 108 West (Exit 21) towards Clarksville. Turn right off Rte 108
          at the first light onto Columbia Road. Turn right at the second light
          onto Dorsey Hall Drive. Enter the Dorsey Hall Village Center at the
          second entrance on the right. Park in the village center.
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments:
          Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
          Contact: John Dye (410) 290-6510
          Website: www.mdvolks.org/CVC/
          E-Mail Contact: johndye@...

          Alexandria Evening Walks - Spring and Summer
          DATES: Four "4th Mondays" in 2016 August 22, and September 26.
          START/FINISH: All walks start at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch
          Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria VA 22314. Phone: 703 746 1703.
          (N38° 48.4655', W077° 2.829')
          HOURS: Start between 4:30 and 5:30 PM; finish by 8:30 PM. (If you plan
          to walk after 7:30 PM in September, bring a flashlight.)
          TRAIL RATING AND DESCRIPTION: These evening walks will consist of 10 KM
          (6.2 miles) trails with either a 5 KM (3.1 miles) or 6 KM (3.8 miles)
          shorter option each month options along residential sidewalks and park
          trails in Alexandria. Trails will explore various neighborhoods, wander
          beside the Potomac River, and meander up hills that overlook Old Town.
          Trails are mostly on pavement, although short segments may be on natural
          surfaces. Trails should be suitable for strollers, although wheelchairs
          may encounter some difficulty. For more detailed information about each
          month's trail, please check with the information contact. Written
          instructions and maps will be provided for each walk. Trails will not
          be marked.
          Directions:
          From the East or West via I 95/I 495 (Capital Beltway):
          • Take Exit 177B (US-1 North/Alexandria), the first exit west of the
          Wilson Bridge.
          • Continue north on US 1 for about 10 blocks (0.8 miles) to Queen St.
          (2 blocks past King St.).
          • Turn RIGHT on Queen St. for 2 1/2 blocks. The Library will be on
          your left.
          From the North via the George Washington Memorial Parkway:
          • Take the GW Parkway into Old Town Alexandria.
          • Continue on what now is called Washington St. for about 8 blocks
          from the first traffic signal at Slater's Lane to Princess St.
          • Turn RIGHT on Princess St. You will be one block north of the
          library, which is on the far side of a large parking lot to your left.
          Parking: You can usually find parking along the streets, especially on
          blocks north and east of the library. Check signs carefully to
          determine how long you can legally park and whether you might be in a
          zone that must be cleared during rush hour. If you choose to park in
          any off-street parking lots other than municipal lots that are distant
          from the library, you may be subject to ticketing and/or towing.
          SPONSOR: Washington DC Area Volksmarching Club,
          (AVA-21, MD-001)
          ELIGIBILITY: Everyone is welcome to participate. An adult must
          accompany children under 12. Groups are welcome.
          FEES AND AWARD: These events count towards the acquisition of IVV
          Achievement Awards. The fee for IVV Credit is $3.00. There is no fee
          to just walk the trail, but you must register and carry a start card.
          No refunds will be given. There is no commemorative award for these events.
          PROCEDURE: Each participant is issued a start card, which must be
          carried on the walk. Only one start card per person is issued, and it
          must be turned in at the Finish table after completing the event. Only
          those participants with a properly validated start card will be eligible
          for IVV Credit. Each trail may be completed twice per start card on the
          same day at no additional cost, provided you complete the trail within
          the stated start/finish time.
          CONDITIONS: Water is available at the Start/Finish Point, and food
          and drink usually is available along the trail, but you should carry
          your own water on the walk in case of extreme weather or personal cases
          of dehydration. Littering along the trails is prohibited. The events
          will be held rain or shine. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed at
          all times and cleaned up after by their owner. Dogs are not allowed
          inside the library. Restrooms are available at the library and often at
          points along the trails.
          REMINDER: The American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of the
          International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), sanctions these
          events. If you are a participant in the IVV Achievement Program,
          remember your record books. We hope to have IVV event and distance
          books and New Walker Packets for sale.
          DISCLAIMER: Every reasonable effort will be exercised to make these
          events safe, enjoyable and memorable for our participants. The American
          Volkssport Association, its subsidiary clubs, and the Kate Waller
          Barrett Branch Library are not responsible for theft or loss of personal
          belongings or property. All participants must sign a waiver.
          AVA SPECIAL PROGRAMS: We suspect at least some walks may qualify for
          the You'll Never Walk Alone, National Register of Historic Places,
          Bridges, and/or Points of References programs. It may qualify for other
          programs. WDCAVC will stamp any special program book that a walker
          feels is appropriate for the specific event.
          INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandi Cahill, 571-405-4808,
          scahill@...; http://www.mdvolks.org/wdcavc/

          9/11/16 Freestate Hosted Group Walk of Laurel YRE 0219 – Commemorating 9/11
          We will start midway at Alice B. McCullough Field 8th St. & Montgomery,
          Laurel, MD 20707
          We have arranged to have AVA stamp and ONE HOUR sign-up at McCullough
          Field, located on corner of 8th Street and Montgomery Street., one block
          south of St. Vincent Pallotti HS. Parking is on street and park parking
          lot. POC will be on site at 09:00 AM to allow everyone to be “READY TO
          WALK” at 10:00 AM - YRE POC is Fred Pugh (301) 362-0591,
          fepugh@.... For the fifteenth consecutive year, FHW will have
          memorial signs of the Pentagon and flight 93 victims. Remembrance will
          be in place at Riverfront Park 9 AM to 3 PM
          Bridges - Spanning the USA, Honoring Our Flag, Lakes and Reservoirs,
          Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, United States Post
          Offices – Not all Special Programs are available on all variants of
          trail. All participants pay $3. Children 12 and under walk free (IVV
          credit included) courtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers.
          On September 11, 2016 we are starting group walk at Alice McCullough
          Field. The start of the 5Km RiverWalk portion of the 10Km
          A Award available for purchase $4
          Lunch is planned at the Red Hot & Blue – Main Street, Laurel after the
          walk. Please let hosts know and join us.
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