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  • Wendy Bumgardner
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      World Walking Day is May 8!
      Earn a special stamp and certificate

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      5/8/2004 Hilton Hotel
      City and State: Silver Spring MD
      Host Club: Walter Reed Wandervogel Club
      Distance and Trail Rating: 5, 10, and 20 km 1+
      Start Point Address: 8727 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring MD 20910
      Event Description: An easy walk along suburban streets, crushed rock on
      the Georgetown Branch Trail, and asphalt pathway on the Capital Crescent
      Trail to Bethesda. At this time we are scheduled to have free
      transportation on Montgomery County Ride-On buses from Bethesda back to
      Silver Spring. Highlight of the route will be crossing the former
      railroad trestle high above Rock Creek Park, now renovated and reopened
      for hikers and bikers. Unpaved sections of trail will pose difficulty
      for wheelchairs and small-wheeled strollers. Pets on leashes welcome.
      Start Times: 7:00 am to 10:00 am
      Contact: Ric Nauen , (410 ) .73 - 3514
      Event Website:
      E-Mail Contact: ren21@...
      Awards and Fees:
      Free and open to everyone; optional $3 fee for participants
      maintaining IVV logbooks. Club B-medals
      From either east or west on the Capital Beltway (I-495) take Exit
      30-B to go south on Colesville Rd (US-29) toward Silver Spring for 1.4
      miles, passing through three traffic lights (Franklin Ave, Sligo Creek
      Pkwy, and Dale Dr). As you approach the fourth light (Spring St) you
      will see the Hilton Hotel ahead on the left, but you should stay in the
      right hand lane and turn right at this light onto Spring St in order to
      make an immediate left turn into the county parking garage, free on the
      weekend. From the garage use the traffic light and walk signs to cross
      Colesville, six lanes of high-speed traffic, and look for our
      registration table in the hotel lobby.
      These walks are on the third day of the National Congress of
      Pedestrian Advocates (NCPA). For more information about this Congress,
      see http://www.bikewalk.org/ped_congress/congress_intro.htm.
      Volksmarchers are also welcome to attend the May meeting of the AVA 2005
      Convention Committee scheduled for 12:00 noon at the start point.

      5/8/2004 to 5/9/2004 Calvert Cliffs State Park
      City and State: Lusby MD
      Host Club: Chesapeake Bay Country Wanderers
      Distance and Trail Rating: 10 Km, 6Km 2+
      Start Point Address: Picnic Pavilion, Calvert Cliffs State Park, Lusby,
      MD (Calvert County).
      Event Description: Two trails are offered; 10 Km and 6 Km. The 10 Km
      trail is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. The 6 Km trail is
      suitable for large-wheeled strollers, but not wheelchairs.
      Start Times: Anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., finish by
      Contact: Mike Quinlan , (301 ) 805 - 4278
      Event Website: www.mdvolks.org/cbcw/
      E-Mail Contact: mikemq@...
      Awards and Fees: A $3.00 per car service charge will be collected at
      the gate. All proceeds go to the Friends of Cal
      Directions: From the Baltimore area, take I-97/Route 3/Route 301
      south toward Upper Marlboro, passing Glen Burnie, Crofton, and Bowie.
      Take Route 4 south toward Prince Frederick; continuing south on Route 4,
      toward Solomons, for approximately 37 miles. **Turn LEFT onto H.G.
      Trueman Road and shortly thereafter turn RIGHT onto Route 765/H.G.
      Trueman Road. The park entrance is approximately 1.6 miles ahead, on the
      left. From the Washington, D.C. area, take the Capitol Beltway/ I-495 to
      Exit 11/MD Route 4 South. Continue south on Route 4, toward Solomons,
      for approximately 43 miles. **Follow the directions above.
      Comments: The IVV has declared May 8 as World Walking Day. Each
      participant will receive a special commemorative certificate when he or
      she turns in a completed Start Card. On Sunday each mother participating
      will receive a free hug. The cliffs from which the park gets its name
      dominate the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay for 30 miles in Calvert
      County. They were formed over 15 million years ago when all of Southern
      Maryland was covered by a warm, shallow sea. Over 600 species of fossils
      have been identified from these cliffs, with the teeth of various
      species of shark most abundant. Our trails will take participants to a
      sandy beach on the Bay, however, access to the cliffs is not permitted
      due to extensive erosion and landslides. The only volksmarch ever held
      in this park was also conducted by CBCW in April 1994. Pets are NOT
      permitted in Calvert Cliffs State Park.

      May 10, June 14, and September 13, 2004
      Early Evening Walks on Second Mondays in the Spring, Summer and Fall
      Start Point: Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road (Rte 123),
      Fairfax Station, VA 22039
      Start Times: Register and start walking between 4:30pm and 6pm. Finish
      by 8:30pm.
      Distances/Trails: These evening walks will consist of 10KM trails with
      shorter 5KM options along residential sidewalks and park trails in
      Fairfax, Virginia. This is a new start point so trails will pass through
      new neighborhoods in the Fairfax Station and Burke areas of Fairfax
      County. Trails should be suitable for strollers, though wheelchairs may
      encounter some difficulty. Written instructions and maps will be
      provided for each walk; trails will not be marked.
      Award: These are credit-only events. No awards are available, though
      some B awards from previous NVV events may be available for an
      appropriate fee.
      Fees: There is no charge to participate in these events, though each
      participant must sign the liability waiver and carry a start card. The
      fee for IVV credit only is $3.
      Pre-registration: There is no pre-registration for these events.
      Stipulations: Pets must be under control at all times and must be
      picked up after. Pets are not allowed in the start point. Everyone is
      welcome. Participants may walk, jog, or run. An adult must accompany
      children under 12.
      Contact Info: Barry Plott 703/352-5135 and Tom Baerwald
      703/765-3128(H), 703/292-7301(W) or email home or office
      From I495 via Braddock Road: From the Washington Beltway, take Exit 54A
      (Braddock Road West) towards Fairfax. Continue west on Braddock Road
      (VA-620) for about 6 miles. Soon after you pass entrances to George
      Mason University on your right and a shopping center on your left, turn
      left on Ox Road (VA-123) and head south for about 2.5 miles to Burke
      Centre Parkway. Turn left on Burke Centre Parkway to head east for one
      block. Turn right into the first drive on the right and turn right again
      to head into the parking lot on the north side of the school.
      From I-66: From I-66, take Exit 55 (Fairfax County Parkway/VA-7100)
      south towards Fairfax. Continue south on the Fairfax County Parkway for
      about 5.2 miles until you reach Burke Centre Parkway. Turn left on Burke
      Centre Parkway and drive east for about 7/10ths mile to Ox Road
      (VA-123). Continue straight across Ox Road and drive for another block.
      Turn right into the first drive on the right and turn right again to
      head into the parking lot on the north side of the school.

      5/15/2004 Lutherville
      City and State: Lutherville MD
      Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
      Distance and Trail Rating: 10K, 5K 1+
      Start Point Address: Michael's Flowers and Crafts, Ridgely Rd and York
      Rd, Lutherville, MD 21093
      Event Description: Walks through historic and modern neighborhoods of
      Lutherville. Has several gradual, long hills. Lovely Victorian homes
      through historic area
      Start Times: 9 am - 1 pm, finish by 4 pm
      Contact: Susan Kenyon , (410 ) 252 - 3165
      Event Website: baltimorewalkingclub.org
      E-Mail Contact: sgkenyon1@...
      Awards and Fees:
      No award. $3.00 for credit
      From N: Take 83 to Timonium Road East exit. Turn left at end of
      exit onto Timonium Road. Continue to York Road. Turn right to Ridgely
      Road. Right into shopping center and startpoint at Michael's Flowers and
      Crafts. From East or West: York Road exit from Baltimore beltway 695.
      North on York Road to Ridgely Road. Left onto Ridgely. Right into
      shopping center and start point at Michael's Flowers and Crafts.
      While in the area it is hoped that walkers will take time to
      visit Hampton National Historic Site. Built between 1783 and 1790 by the
      Ridgely family the house remained in the control of the family until
      1948 when it was acquired by the National Park Service. As a national
      park, Hampton's enduring significance is a result of its architecture
      and its status as an early agricultural/industrial empire and an
      entailed American estate whose economic and social history remained in
      the hands of one family for more than 200 years. Much of the house and
      furnishings is original. It is located east on Hampton Lane from where
      the Beltway (695) meets Dulaney Valley Road.

      Tuesday Night Walks in Alexandria, Virginia
      May 18, June 15, August 17, and September 11
      Join us at our monthly meeting following each of these events.
      Start Point: Kate Waller Barrett Library, 717 Queen St, Alexandria, VA
      Start Times: Start between 4:30PM and 5:30PM. Finish by 8:30PM. (In
      April and September, bring a flashlight, if you plan to walk after 7:30PM)
      Trail: These evening walks will consist of 10K (6.2 miles) trails with
      shorter 5K (3.1 miles) or 6K (3.8 miles) options along residential
      sidewalks and park trails in central and western Alexandria. Trails will
      explore various neighborhoods, wander beside pleasant streams, and mount
      heights where Union forts protected Washington during the War Between
      the States, The trails are rated 2 and 2+ with moderate hills. Trails
      are mostly on pavement, although short segments will be on natural
      surfaces. Trails should be suitable for strollers, though wheelchairs
      may encounter some difficulty. Written instructions and maps will be
      provided for each walk as trails will not be marked.
      For more detailed information on each month's trail, please check with
      the contact or check the information bar to the right.
      Award: There is no commemorative award for this event. IVV credit only
      is $3.
      Conditions: Each participant is issued a start card which must be
      carried on the walk and presented for validation at each checkpoint.
      Littering along the trails is prohibited. Only those persons 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 times. The event will be held rain or shine; call the
      contact in the event of extreme weather conditions. Pets are allowed on
      the trails and must be leashed and cleaned up after. Restrooms, water,
      and candy will be available at the start point, as well as at
      checkpoints on the trail. It is recommended that water be carried in
      case of extreme weather or personal cases of dehydration.
      Directions: From theSouth or West via I-395: Take Exit 175, Rte 1,
      towards Alexandria. Drive to Queen Street and turn right. Drive on Queen
      Street to N Columbus. The library will be in front of you on the left
      side across Columbus. Turn left onto N Columbus and park in the parking
      lot on your right prior to Princess Street.
      Points of Contact Tom Baerwald 703-765-3128 Marshall Hansen 301-588-1913

      5/29/2004 Arbutus
      City and State: Arbutus MD
      Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
      Distance and Trail Rating: 10 K 2
      Start Point Address: Dewey Lowman Post 109, American Legion 1610
      Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, MD
      Event Description: Walk the childhood neighborhoods of our current
      Start Times: Start from 8 am - 1 pm, finish by 4 pm
      Contact: Jo Ann Barsda , (410 ) 247 - 4524
      Event Website: baltimorewalkingclub.org
      E-Mail Contact: jbarsda@...
      Awards and Fees:
      No award, $3.00 fee for credit
      From the North I-95: Take the Caton Avenue exit then the first
      exit toward Wilkins Avenue. Move immediately to the left lane and turn
      left at the light (Benson Avenue). Continue to the first Sulphur Spring
      exit (no traffic light). Turn left. At the end of the block make a left
      into the Post. As you turn, you will see the second Sulphur Spring exit
      1/2 block ahead (with traffic light). From the South I-95: Take the
      I-195 exit (exit 47A) toward BWI Airport. Take the Route 1 exit (exit
      3). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 1 North. After
      1/4 mile, Route 1 splits. Go straight, following Route 1 ALT. As you
      crest the hill looking toward Baltimore City in the distance look for a
      traffic light with an Exxon station near left and a Burger King far
      left. That is Sulphur Spring Road. Turn left. At the 1st traffic light
      turn right onto Benson Ave. (look for Movie Time Video). Turn right onto
      Benson Avenue. Turn immediately right 1/2 block after the light (a
      directional sign to the Post is located at this turn). At the end of the
      block make a left into the Post. From the North I-695: Go south toward
      Glen Burnie. Exit onto I-95 south toward Washington (Exit 11B).
      Immediately bear right, exiting onto Sulphur Spring Rd. Turn right. At
      the traffic light turn right onto Benson Ave. (look for Movie Time
      Video). Turn immediately right 1/2 block after the light (a directional
      sign to the Post is located at this turn). At the end of the block make
      a left into the Post. From the South I-695: Take I-695 north to
      Washington Blvd. Exit 10 (alternate US-1). Turn left onto US-1 south.
      Turn right at the light (Exxon on far corner.) At the 1st traffic light
      turn right onto Benson Ave (look for Movie Time Video). Turn immediately
      right 1/2 block after the light (a directional sign to the Post is
      located at this turn). At the end of the block make a left into the Post.
      Sulphur Spring Road is chopped into sections that are not
      connected. Don't assume that you can reach the American Legion post by
      finding one section of Sulphur Spring and going straight. The Baltimore
      Walking Club and The Dewey Lowman American Legion Post in Arbutus will
      be honoring our WWII veterans at this walk. Memorial Day weekend is a
      time when all America recounts the sacrifices of its military warriors.
      This year, the nation will focus its attention on those of the "greatest
      generation", the veterans of WWII. This Memorial Day weekend in
      Washington DC a memorial will be dedicated to the men and women of that
      war. Not all veterans can attend that event so American Legion Post 109
      is sponsoring events and ceremonies to honor all WWII veterans . There
      will be a flag raising ceremony at 9 am; exhibits and soft drinks with
      hot dogs and brats will be available for those attending the walk. WWII
      uniforms, rifles and other momentoes will be on display throughout the
      day. Anyone with questions regarding American Legion activities contact
      Julian Bauer at 410-992-4665.

      6/5/2004 - Walk
      Event Number : 67495 5K/10K
      Start : U.S Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Center 10300
      Baltimore Avenue Beltsville, MD
      Event City: Beltsville
      Host Club : Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
      Write for more information to:
      4617 Lincoln Avenue
      Beltsville, Md 20705
      Contact : John Holloman, (301) 937 - 3549
      E-Mail: salva_h@...

      June 12, 2004 North Point State Park
      City, State, Country: Fort Howard, MD, USA
      Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
      Distance and Trail Rating: One 10 km trail (AVA rating is 2). One 5 km
      trail (AVA rating is 1).
      Start place address: Nature Center, North Point State Park
      9000 Bay Shore Road
      Fort Howard MD 21052
      Start times: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      Event description: North Point State Park is located on the location of
      Bay Shore Park, an amusement park from 1906 to 1947. It was accessible
      by open air trolley back in those days. Today the beautiful new visitor
      center and office complex sits on the exact location of the old
      restaurant, which was the premier, formal and informal dining spot at
      the park. There is a restored trolley station and fountain. The walk
      goes on park roads and natural trails. Not suitable for wheelchairs and
      strollers. Award and fees: No special award.
      Directions: From I-695 south: Take exit 42 North Point Blvd./Sparrows
      Point. Bear right onto 151 south -- North Point Blvd. Take the first
      left onto Rte. 20 Edgemere/Ft. Howard onto North Point Rd. Proceed
      approx 1.8 miles, park entrance is on the left. From I-695 North: Take
      exit 43 -- Sparrows Point. Left onto Rte 158 - Bethlehem Blvd toward
      Edgemere/Fort Howard. Proceed to traffic light at North Point Blvd.
      Straight through light to 20 South -- North Point Rd. Proceed approx 1.8
      miles, park entrance is on the left.
      Contact: John Kaufman
      7917 Oakdale Avenue
      Baltimore MD 21234
      Phone: 410-668-4557 Email: John Kaufman johnpsr@...
      Comments: There is a fee of $3.00 per car to enter the park. Seniors may
      obtain information about getting a senior pass for free admittance to
      any state park by calling 1-877-620-8367, option 5 to talk to a real person.

      6/12/2004 Heritage Days Festival-Allegany County
      City and State: Cumberland MD
      Host Club: Appalachian Trekkers
      Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10K 10K rated 3, 5K rated 2
      Start Point Address: Allegany County Office Complex, 701 Kelly Road,
      Cumberland , Md.
      Event Description: Utilizing city sidewalks the trail goes through
      historic part of Cumberland past elegant homes exhibiting various types
      of architecture. Also included; Rose Hill Cemetery with Civil War grave
      sites and those of local dignitaries, Emmanuel Episcopal church with
      tunnels used by Underground Railroad, Western Maryland Railroad
      StationTerminus of C&O Canal being restored and more. Heritage Days
      Festival will be in progress.
      Start Times: Start between 8 AM and 2 PM finish walk by 5 PM
      Contact: Judy Lipski , (301 ) 729 - 6916
      Event Website:
      E-Mail Contact: judel@...
      Awards and Fees:
      Fee $3.00 for credit ;no award available
      From East take Rt. 70 west to Rt. 68 west @ Hancock, MD. Follow
      Rt.68 west to Cumberland. Stay in Right lane exiting @ Exit 43A(Beall
      St.) At stop sign go straight to Kelly Rd.; turn L onto Kelly and follow
      to parking lot of Allegany County Complex. From West take Rt. 68 east to
      Cumberland. Stay in R lane exiting @Exit 43A(Johnson St.) Go Go go light
      ,turn L@ Greene St. At next light turn L onto Lee St. Next turn right
      onto Beall St to kelly Rd. Turn L onto Kelly Road ;follow to parking lot
      of Allegany County Office Complex.
      Will happen rain or shine. Few uneven brick sidewalks Some might
      find walking stick helpful in some areas. Pets welcome on leash on the
      trail but not in the buildings. Must clean up after pets.

      Columbia Volksmarch Club

      Presents a Sunday Morning
      Summer Walk in River Hill, Clarksville, MD
      Howard County

      June 13, 2004
      AT 04-68026
      5 km rated 1+
      10 km rated 2
      SPONSORED BY: The Columbia Volksmarch Club (AVA 264).
      SANCTIONED BY: The American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of
      the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), promoting leisure
      sports in the interest of family health, recreation, fun and companionship.
      COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: There is one event for each walk: 10 km with a
      shorter 5-km option. The trail for each event is mostly on sidewalks
      and road shoulders in quiet residential neighborhoods. Wheelchairs and
      strollers should not have difficulty. Walk on the pathway system in
      River Hill. TR 2TR = Trail Rating on scale of 1 (easiest) to 5 (hardest)
      PROCEDURE: Each participant will be issued a start card. It must be
      carried on the walk and presented for validation at each checkpoint.
      Only one start card will be validated per participant. Start cards 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
      the Event Award and/or IVV credit. The trail may be walked two times per
      start card on the same day at no additional cost.
      AWARD: There are no awards for these walks. Some pretty nice B Awards
      for previous events will be available for purchase
      Sponsor: New Balance
      REGISTRATION: There will be no pre-registration for these events.
      · The participation fee for IVV Credit only is $3.
      · There is no fee to walk the trail without receiving the IVV
      credit or award.
      START/FINISH: River Hill Village Center, Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD.
      STARTING DATES & TIMES: Sunday, June 13. Start any time between 7:30
      to 9:00 a.m. (to beat the heat). Must finish by noon.
      REFRESHMENTS: Restrooms will be located at the start points. Water and
      candy will be available at the checkpoints located along the trail.
      CONDITIONS: The events will be held during all reasonable weather
      conditions, including rain. Littering along the trails is prohibited.
      Dogs are permitted on the trail but not inside buildings.
      DISCLAIMER: Neither the Columbia Volksmarch Club nor the River Hill
      Villages shall be liable for accidents, theft, or material damage.
      Every reasonable effort will be made to make this a safe, enjoyable, and
      memorable event.
      INFORMATION: call (410) 313-8499 or
      e-mail WalkColumbia@...
      CVC Web Page: http//www.geocities.com/WalkColumbia
      From North and South—from I-95 take Route 32 West (Exit 38 B) to
      Exit onto MD Route 108 (Exit 20) East toward Columbia.
      Proceed approximately 1/4 mile to the River Hill Village Center, and
      turn right.
      Park at the Village Center parking lot.
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