BICYCLING THE EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA
Explore Virginia’s gorgeous Eastern Shore by bike. Join a small group of like-minded adventurers for a scenic journey, full of interesting learning opportunities and unique wildlife. Venture along the biking trails of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague National Seashore as you learn about the ecology and natural history of the island. Pedal to the Wallops Island Navy and NASA facility to learn about dune ecology at a pristine beach restricted to the public. Travel across the Eastern Shore Peninsula from the Atlantic Ocean to the Chesapeake Bay and visit 200 year old historic sites. Wild Ponies, Egrets and Horseshoe Crabs all await you on the Eastern Shore of Virginia!
Participants will bike approximately 9-27 miles, 3-5 hours a day at a moderate pace with frequent stops for natural interpretation and visits to historical sites. Biking routes are paved bucolic country roads on mostly flat terrain. Group biking style with pacesetter, sweep rider and fully stocked sag wagon. Participants are encouraged to bring their own hybrid or road bike, helmet and rain gear. Rentals are available for additional fee by contacting Chincoteague Bay Field Station (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2018 Program Dates:
May 29 - June 1
October 30 - November 2
Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations – the price you pay up front is the price you pay.
Road Scholar Programs at the Field Station
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Program #18032 - Bicycling the Eastern Shore of Virginia
Program #2019 - Birding Virginia's Eastern Shore: Assateague, Chincoteague and Wallops Island
Program #20926 - Coastal Basketry and Barrier Island Ecology
Program #2018 - The Islands of Virginia's Eastern Shore: Chincoteague, Assateague and Wallops
Program #2285 - Kayaking the Eastern Shore: The Chesapeake and the Atlantic
Program #21433 - Pictures With a Pro: Wildlife and Nature Photography Workshop on Virginia’s Eastern Shore
Program #2579 - Share a Marine Science Adventure With Your Grandchild