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Join us for two inter-regional Unleashed! events!!!

17 Jun 2011 9:15 AM | Lisa Vaas (Administrator)
Looking to jump out of your usual haunts and meet some Women Outdoors members from across our regions this summer? We’ve got two exciting Unleashed! events at which we’d love to see members from ALL our chapters convene for fun in the sun and under the stars! Read on for details on these biking and/or camping and/or kayaking and/definitely/yesyesyes!! FUN-packed outings.

1. June 18: 27th Annual OutRiders Boston to Provincetown Bike

Can you bike 126 Miles in One Day?

Can you hang out with, cheer on and throw adulation at those who can?!

If you answered Yes to either question, We Want YOU!!!!!

We’re looking for:

A. Bike riders who want to enjoy this fun ride,


B. Women Outdoors members who’d like to help us staff a table to offer refreshments to riders, as well as to pass out brochures and talk up what a great organization we have.

Rider Check In: In front of the Cyclorama on Tremont St (next to Berkeley);  (riders can start after check in)

Rider Finish: Provincetown, at Bas Relief Park on Bradford St.

Women Outdoors Checkpoint: Wellfleet, MA, at the end of the (scenic) Cape Cod Rail Trail (102 mile point). 

Duties: 1. Hand out snacks, water and Gatorade to hungry and thirsty riders!  Also, check riders off on main sheet. 

2. Provide encouragement and praise to riders.

3. Receive many thanks from riders who have just passed the century mark, and have less than 25 miles to go! 

We’re planning an overnight stay in Provincetown, so bring your tent and we'll share a campsite at Coastal Acres campground. We’ll attend the Sunday Brunch, 11am, at the Provincetown Inn.  Just follow the people with the blue t-shirts and funky suntan lines to the banquet room.  More adulation will be given and received by/from the 130 refreshed (and bathed) riders.  In addition, you'll receive a way cool commemorative t-shirt, just like the riders get! 

Register: Call Sondra Spencer at 401-439-3654 or e-mail her at sondraspencer@verizon.net.

2. July 7–12: Burlingame, R.I., interchapter kayaking,East Beach, Charlestown, RI
birding, camping, biking, swimming trip

Come for a day or two just to join us in a multi-region potluck and fun at the beach/marsh/freshwater pond, or join us for the whole 5 nights!

This is the 2nd year for this fun trip. Last year, 34 Women Outdoors members attended!

This area boasts great kayaking, birding, beaches and biking. The campground holds a freshwater lake, and right across the street is the 868-acre Ninigret National Marsh. Over the sand dunes lies the ocean and Charlestown’s beautiful East Beach.

There will be an EMS kayaking workshop in the area during this time (we’re still nailing down the specifics of when/where).

Kayaking at Burlingame, 2010Here’s what you can expect: Tons of bird life. We’ll be kayaking along the shore, in and out of the marsh. We’ll see beautiful houses from a perspective you can’t get in any other way. When the tide goes out, expect the 3’ water to ebb, stranding you in 6” while fellow boaters pull up and unload their kids, dogs, and lawn chairs or just sit in their kayaks, laughing and chatting.

The sites we reserve are in The Fish Camp, an area near the boat ramp and an unguarded beach on the pond. In other words, nice and quiet, with fewer kids and crowds!

Make your own reservation at www.reserveamerica.com. There were still sites close by available in early June. We have #108, so if you can get any of these, you’d be close by: # 102 / #106 / #110 /  #119 / #122Lake at Burlingame campground

We will plan a potluck dinner  probably Saturday night, and maybe one community breakfast.  Other than that, you’re on your own for food.

To register:

1. Reserve your site at www.reserveamerica.com. Each site holds up to 2 tents and up to 6 people.

2. Contact: Kim Otis / kimotis117@yahoo.com /  413-427-6024 to tell her your site # and how many tents and people will be on your site.  

3. Bring your own kayak, or rent one in the area. Remember, PFDs (personal flotation devices) are required on all outings.

4. Bring bikes (and your helmets!): It’s the best way to get to the beach.

Lisa Vaas kayaking on Halfmoon Pond at the Gathering, Sargent Center, N.H.

See you in the outdoors!

Lisa Vaas

Unleashed! Coordinator

Board of Directors

Co-Regional Contact, Greater Boston

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