Sunny weather and perfect riding conditions along Maryland’s Eastern Shore once again stole the show at this year’s Wild Goose Chase, Terry’s annual fundraising ride to benefit the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Even against the perfect backdrop, the joint Terry and Gore Bike Wear Tent Sale managed to bring its own source of excitement to the weekend’s festivities.
The sale featured deals on jerseys, shorts, accessories and casual clothing from past seasons as well as the chance to check out some of the new cold weather offerings for the fall and winter. Women of all ages dug through bins of cycling clothing and saddles, eager to find a bargain on another pair of their favorite shorts or a comfortable new seat for their bike. If the main space of the tent seemed busy, it was nothing compared to the fitting room, where the excitement of trying on dozens of outfits and the thrill of finding the perfect wardrobe addition reminded many women of shopping trips to Filene’s Basement: fast-paced and fun. The Terry T-Base Layer was a popular choice among this year’s new offerings, while classic favorites like the Terry Flare Skort remained a hot commodity. Although the weather forecast promised clear skies for the more than 700 women riding to benefit wildlife conservation, anticipation of the upcoming winter months made Gore Bike Wear’s windproof and water-resistant Phantom jacket another top seller.
The combination of gorgeous scenery and great deals on everything bike-related made the Terry/Gore Bike Wear Tent Sale a fun addition to the Wild Goose Chase weekend.