Bicycle Riders are Invited on a Wild Goose Chase

The women-only event will help preserve a special place for riders and animals alike

Macedon—December 26, 2007—What's good for the bird is good for the biker.

That's the spirit behind the Wild Goose Chase, a new women-only cycling event that's taking place on Sunday, April 27, 2008 to benefit the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, MD.

The Wild Goose Chase is the creation of Georgena Terry, female cycling pioneer, avid rider and the founder of Terry Precision Cycling, the first bike manufacturer to focus on the specific needs of women.

While it is a benefit for the Blackwater Refuge, the day is for and about women. Four different rides are scheduled with routes ranging from 10 to 62 miles. More than 300 riders are expected to enjoy the exquisite scenery as they wind through the Refuge.

Terry first experienced the beauty of Blackwater during a busy family weekend in 2002. “I needed a break while attending a wedding. I went riding in Blackwater to find some quiet and I was instantly captivated,” says Terry.

Blackwater Refuge is a place of extraordinary beauty and a critical habitat for a wide assortment of wildlife in the Mid Atlantic region. It is home to a number of at-risk and endangered species as well as the second largest collection of nesting bald eagles in the eastern United States.

“Habitat conservation and cycling go hand in hand,” says Terry. “Without habitat, there's no place to ride.”

All registration fees from the ride, as well as a percentage of sales made during the event by vendors, will go to support the Blackwater Refuge. The day is expected to raise at least $11,000.

The ride is co-sponsored by GORE BIKE WEARâ„¢, manufacturers of technically sophisticated and fashionable bicycling apparel for women.

“Gore is pleased to partner with Terry Bicycles to ensure high performance GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER® products are available for women so they can to fully enjoy their biking experience in any kind of weather,” said Cindy Woods, Gore Account Manager.

More than 30 companies are coming together to support this event with donations for rider bags and raffle prizes totaling more than $30,000 in product.

Riders interested in participating should visit or call 800-289-8379 for more information.

About Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge: Blackwater Refuge was originally established in 1933 as a haven for ducks and geese migrating along the Atlantic Flyway. Upwards of 35,000 geese and 15,000 ducks visit Blackwater during the November migration. Blackwater is also a haven for several troubled species including the American bald eagle, the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, and the migrant peregrine falcon. The Refuge is host to the largest breeding population of bald eagles on the East Coast, north of Florida. More information is available at

ABOUT TERRY PRECISION CYCLING: Terry Precision Cycling was the first company to focus on bicycles designed for the unique needs of female riders. Founder Georgena Terry uses her own experience as a rider and engineer to create bikes and gear tailored for women. Terry Precision Cycling now offers a full range of cycling parts, accessories, and apparel, including the famous Terry saddle with strategically placed cutout for added comfort over long distances. More information is available at

ABOUT GORE BIKE WEARâ„¢: The GORE BIKE WEARâ„¢ brand offers the cyclist the highest possible level of comfort in conjunction with optimum protection. For over twenty years, the membrane specialist W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., with its brand GORE BIKE WEARâ„¢, has been synonymous with high-tech functionality and consistent premium quality. Its functional products are subjected to ongoing improvement and refinement to meet the stringent requirements of demanding cyclists. Perhaps best known for its consumer products like GORE-TEX fabric and ELIXIR guitar strings, Gore is a leading manufacturer of thousands of advanced technology products for the electronics, industrial, fabrics and medical markets. The company is headquartered in Newark, Delaware, and employs approximately 8500 associates in 45 facilities throughout the world. For more information about W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. and GORE products, call 1-800-431-GORE or visit

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