Polar Plunge ride – February 10 (you may ride without plunging)

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    Steve O

    Happy winter!

    In the true Freezing-Saddles spirit of embracing the cold, I will be leading a ride to participate in this year’s Polar Plunge, hosted by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

    More details about the Plunge can be found at the link above (also some details shown below).


    Date: Saturday, February 10
    Time: 9:30am gather. 9:40 wheels up
    Start: Washington Monument
    Destination: National Harbor
    Plunge: about noon
    Party: post-plunge until 2pm
    Return: On your own or ad hoc with others

    Please respond if you would also like to Plunge and not just ride (actually, respond either way – plunging or not). If we have 3 or more of us, we can create a Freezing Saddles team.


    By taking the Plunge, you’re committing to help raise vital funds for the work of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network as we organize to pass climate policies in our region and nationwide. The Plunge is also an opportunity to speak with your peers and family about climate change – and of course – it’s FUN! Before plunging, enjoy mingling with fellow plungers, grab a warm beverage, take action with us, make noisemakers, and even get your face painted before enjoying a short pre-plunge rally! Afterwards join us for pizza, a hot cocoa bar, and a FREE beer (Plungers age 21 and over).

    National Harbor Plunge

    10:00 – 11:00 AM: Arrive and check-in at the Capital Canopy! We’ll have action tables, music, games, face painting, warm drinks and yummy snacks.
    11:00 – 11:40 AM: Pre-Plunge rally and costume contest. Sign up for the costume contest here.
    11:40 – 11:50 AM: March to the Plunge point and get ready to Plunge.
    11:50 AM – 12:10 PM: PLUNGE TIME! After Plunging you can change into warm clothes in our changing tents.
    12:15 – 2:30 PM: Head back to the Capital Canopy for continued fun and celebration with your fellow plungers! We’ll have pizza, a hot cocoa bar, a FREE beer from Denizens brewery (Plungers age 21 and over), games, and music!

    What to Bring: Be sure to bring closed-toe water shoes, your plunge outfit, towel, a change of warm clothes (and something to put your wet ones in), climate action signage, and your personal cheer section!

    Steve O

    Note the time change. We will gathe at 9:30 instead of 10.  See you there!


    Hi Steve! I am in for the ride and will be happy to cheer you on from the dry comfort of the harbor

    Steve O

    If you feel inclined to donate to the Cheasapeake Climate Action Network and sponsor my plunge, the donation page is here: https://us-p2p.engagingnetworks.app/8909/polarbearplunge2024/145127/steve-o

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