Baltimore to Virginia: Week 5, River Relay

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Daniel Paschall, our mid-Atlantic coordinator, chats with a Healthy Harbor staffer on Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Day 29

Sept. 21: A rest day for the team, which gave us the opportunity to explore Baltimore as tourists, visiting the Inner Harbor and other sites (Wayne liked the Frank Zappa memorial at the Pratt Free Library). On to Annapolis!

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Day 30

Sept. 22: Our cyclists rode from Baltimore to Annapolis today. At Severna Park, they were joined by local cyclists, including Anne Arundel County police officers, for the last 10 miles in to town.

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Dan Hoagland of Washington Area Bicyclists Association talks to our cyclists on the National Mall.

Day 31

Sept. 23: Our cyclists rode from Annapolis to Washington, D.C. on a gorgeous Saturday. Dan Hoagland of Washington Area Bicyclists Associations talked with us on the National Mall before we rode from D.C. to Alexandria, VA, on the Mount Vernon Trail.

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A young visitor and new friend visit our table at World Rivers Day.

Day 32

Sept. 24: We talked with visitors today at World Rivers Day on the Potomac, part of the Potomac Riverkeeper Network's Riverpalooza celebration at National Harbor.

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Cyclists gather for a photo opp on the Potterfield Bridge across the James River in Richmond, Virginia, as part of our East Coast River Relay celebrations.

Day 33

Sept. 25: Our cyclists ended their day in Richmond, VA, where a group joined us for a scenic short ride from the trailhead of the Capital Trail across the James River and in to downtown, where we met for gathered for refreshments and a few presentations from our partners.

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Day 34

Sept. 26: Dave Connelly and Lee Tobin rode 55 miles from Richmond to McKenney, Virginia, a scenic, rural stretch of the Greenway. One highlight of the day: Finding Maria's, an all-you-can-eat lunch stop in Petersburg, VA.

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Day 35

Sept. 27: Dave and Lee rode from McKenney to Clarksville, VA, crossing the Meherrin on the Tobacco Heritage Trail. In the evening, Kathryn Zeringue and our partners, Southside Planning District Commission and Roanoake River Rails-to-Trails, led a short walk along the trail from the La Crosse Trailhead.

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