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River Tubing (lunch included)!

*** It's a great day to be floating down a river! See you there! ***

*** Just a reminder, please follow the directions in the Directions section of the event posting, the location is NOT online mappable or GPS-able ***

UPDATE #5: There is still 1 spot left. You may claim a spot by arriving early with exact cash.  Also, there are usually 8 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to join us.  Make sure to come early with exact cash.

UPDATE #4: Just a reminder, I'll be the one with a red kayak / ACK flag (12" x 12" in size) next to the picnic tables! At noon, I'll check people in... we'll then have our provided lunch together from 12 - 1:30pm, then we'll be on our way! Please be ON TIME. Don't forget to account for traffic delays. See you there!

UPDATE #3: I spoke with the river tubing co., and we've been able to open some additional spots.  Get them while you can!

UPDATE #2: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $50. Looking forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE #1: There are 8 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $42 to $50 when the early bird spots are gone or by Sun. June 22nd (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I'll be removing those that haven't paid by Sun. June 15th. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot (see the "Payment Instructions" section of the event posting). If you've already made payment, the Paypal email you received is confirmation that we've received your payment (no need to email me asking for ticket confirmation). I hope to see you there!

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I LOVE river tubing!

Every summer, I go inner tubing down the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers in WV, a little over an hour away. This tradition stems from my days at Virginia Tech, where tubing down the nearby New River was a weekly summer outing.

There's nothing quite like relaxing and floating down a river feeling the warm summer sun on your front, while being refreshed by cool water on your back as you lay nestled in your tube.

I've made special arrangements for our group to go river tubing near historic Harpers Ferry for a 1 - 2 hour long trip (depending on water levels). Plus, we are allowed to get back on the shuttle and go down again if we'd like. We'll park our car where the trip ends, check in at noon, have lunch served to us from noon - 1:30pm, and we'll then be shuttled 1 1/2 miles upriver where we'll splash and play through some small rapids before beginning our leisurely float down the river. Dropping over shallow ledges along the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are sure to enjoy this mellow and beautiful stretch of river.

I've reserved their picnic area with casual river seating, and lunch *is* provided for us. We'll have a fried chicken picnic (veggie wrap can be substituted upon request) with potato salad, watermelon, and a drink! Also, we are permitted to bring coolers with canned beverages, and rent cooler tubes.

We've got an early bird special for this event of $42! The first 40 paid sign-ups, or those who pay by Sun. June 22nd (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $50. We have a LIMITED number of spots so make sure to RSVP early AND make payment to secure your spot and get the early bird price! To make payment, please follow the steps in the "Payment Instructions" section of the event posting.

Also please know that your RSVP is not guaranteed unless we receive payment. When you pay, your online receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment.

Come join us, tell a friend, and let's have a fun, refreshing, and relaxing summer afternoon river tubing together!

- J.T.

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Directions

Note this location DOES NOT have a physical address, the location is not online mappable or GPS-able.  If you are able to punch GPS coordinates into your GPS system, please use [masked], -77.787412. Otherwise, please use the directions below. Don't forget to account for traffic delays.

From the Washington DC metro area, please follow these directions:

• Take I-270N to Frederick

• Merge with I-70W toward Hagerstown. Move to far right lane immediately.

• Take Exit 52 onto 340W toward Charles Town. Stay on Rt. 340 for 20 miles and follow over 2 bridges and into WV.

• Make a left onto Millville Rd. (HUGE outdoor Flea Market on the left side). Follow straight, you will go over 2 sets of railroad tracks.

• Once you meet back up with the river you will see "River & Trail" river access sign on the left (just over the 2nd set of railroad tracks).  We'll be in the parking "area" by the river.

From the Baltimore area:

• Take I-70W to Frederick.

• Take Exit 52 onto 340W toward Charles Town. Stay on Rt. 340 for 20 miles and follow over 2 bridges and into WV.

• Make a left onto Millville Rd. (HUGE outdoor Flea Market on the left side). Follow straight, you will go over 2 sets of railroad tracks.

• Once you meet back up with the river you will see "River & Trail" river access sign on the left (just over the 2nd set of railroad tracks). We'll be in the parking "area" by the river.

Suggested Items to Bring

• SPF

• Old tennis shoes, aqua shoes, or river sandals

• Bathing suit

• Extra pair of clothes

• Towels

Carpooling

If you need a ride, I suggest posting in the comment box below. Likewise, if you can offer a ride, please also post in the comment box with number of people you can accommodate.

Payment Instructions (Paypal account not required):

Please follow the instructions below for making payment (if payment by smartphone doesn't work, please try your computer). Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out. Most of our events do sell out, so we recommend you secure your spot online early. If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price displayed without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.

1. Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"

2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "Finish RSVP"

3. Click "Pay Now" at the top of the event posting near the ticket price per person

4. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button

5. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"

6. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal

Event Check-in

We will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation as a backup. When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the Paypal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your Paypal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please take a moment to log into your Paypal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.

Refund Policy & Ticket Resell

Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizer an email through their Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. Thanks for understanding. =)

Rain Policy

If it's light rain, we're still on. If there's lightning, we'll need to reschedule or cancel. Hopefully, if there is precipitation, it will just be a passing summer rain. If it looks like there might be possible rain, I'll post an update by 9am the morning of the event. If we cancel, or reschedule and you are unable to make the new date, you will get a full refund.

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  • C C

    Had lots of fun...second time on way relaxing with the tubes tied together!

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Thomas A.

    This was really fun. I enjoyed the relaxing and conversations. This is a really fun group!

    2 · June 30, 2014

  • Luis M.

    Had a great time! Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Chloe

    River tubing was fun and a great way to meet new people. The only area of improvement would be the meal options. The servers were quite rigid about the chicken configuration served when I asked for wings only. Luckily I brought lunch as a backup else I would have been starving. Thanks for organizing.

    June 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great people, good lunch, and perfect weather for getting out on the water. It was even better than when I did it last August. Other than loosing my sunglassrs in the water-A+. Thanks to my man J.T.

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Kunal

    Thanks to everyone for a fun trip. Especially to Geoff for driving and JT for organizing.

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Zsuzsa

    Had a great time! Awesome group with a lot of fun people, and you can not fined a better organizer than JT. He is superb!

    2 · June 30, 2014

  • Natasha

    Had a great time! Thank you JT :-)

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • LoveyJoyi

    Awesome time very well organized Thanks JT :-) !

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time! Well organized and met a lot of new faces!!! Super relaxing Sunday! Loved it!

    2 · June 29, 2014

  • Christine

    Fun time!

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Dave

    Really had a good time! Very relaxing day. Met new, nice people.

    2 · June 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tons of fun.. Met some friendly folks... JT. thanks for coordinating post tubing dinner stop.The chicken was worth the wait...

    2 · June 29, 2014

  • Lauren

    Jt we lost you

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • preK

    Feeling under the weather, have to back Lu- enjoy! And if any last minute checkers want to buy my ticket, let me know, here or[masked]

    June 29, 2014

    • preK

      I just emailed JT (and you) about the ticket buy, so you should be all set Dee Dee. Enjoy!

      1 · June 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you!!!

      June 29, 2014

  • J.T.

    TEXT me if you need to (as my service goes in and out over there). Once we're on the river, I WILL NOT have my cell phone on me!

    June 29, 2014

    • LoveyJoyi

      Hi JT Joyi and Jana are 15 minutes away on 340.

      June 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      30 mins away

      June 29, 2014

  • Christina

    What is the name of the outfitters?

    June 29, 2014

  • Jenn W.

    If anyone needs a ride from the Lorton, VA area, I have room

    June 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      The address on the website is incorrect does anyone have the correct address GPS is not reading it

      June 29, 2014

  • Natasha

    Are we tubing with river riders?

    June 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're running late. 1220 eta

    June 29, 2014

  • Luis M.

    Looks like most of the rides have been sorted out, but just in case. I live in Vienna, if anyone wants to link up around the Vienna Metro let me know.

    June 26, 2014

    • Luis M.

      No problem Eryckah, I can meet you there at 10:30. My cell is[masked]

      June 29, 2014

    • Eryckah

      Ok. See u then and thanks :-)

      June 29, 2014

  • Donna

    I have a family problem, so need to back out. So sorry for the last minute notice. Have fun!

    June 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am leaving from Shirlington. Any takers[masked]

    June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, there's a Post Office very close to the double railroad tracks at 481 Millville Rd Millville, WV 25432 in case anyone wants a close address.

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone leaving from DC ?

    June 28, 2014

  • C C

    Is anyone leaving from Gaithersburg? We can carpool together.

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • Zsuzsa

    Can we meet in front of Cheese Cake Factory at the Fare Oaks Mall at 10:30? Lauren is not available at 10:00

    June 16, 2014

    • Zsuzsa

      I will be at 10:20 as well.

      June 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Np. See you then. I got 1 friend I am picking up at Rosslyn metro st 9:45 and then you and Lauren at JCP at 10:20.

      June 28, 2014

  • Aquilah

    Is anyone driving from Alexandria, va??

    June 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am but I already havr a full carpool. Sorry.

      June 28, 2014

  • Patty

    I am not sure if I can make it next Sunday. If anyone want the ticket at $42 , please email me. Thanks.

    June 22, 2014

    • Tsegii

      Hi Patty. Is your ticket still available? Let me know. Thanks. Tsegi

      June 27, 2014

  • Chandra

    I live in Ashburn, VA and the directions posted do not help me to get to location from Ashburn. Can I get an address of some place that is close to the location? Or, can I get directions from Ashburn or Leesburg, VA?

    June 26, 2014

    • Chloe

      It's within a 5 mile radius.

      June 27, 2014

    • Chandra

      Thank you Chloe!

      June 27, 2014

  • Mel S. H.

    I'm driving my Mustang convertible out there Sunday morning and have room for three more. I'll be driving from American University/National Cathedral through Georgetown if anybody wants a ride. Email me at [masked] if you need a ride.

    June 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Columbia, MD, if anyone wants to carpool

    1 · June 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't see your email in my mailbox

      June 26, 2014

    • Dave

      Trying again...was just proposing a carpool option. Trying to coordinate central - marylanders. Otherwise, see you all there!

      June 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone carpooling from MD? I'm near Arundel Mills.

    June 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Chloe...sounds good. Sending you an email with my contact info.

      June 26, 2014

    • Chloe

      Ok Dee Dee, I'll reply to your email with my contact info as well.

      1 · June 26, 2014

  • Nicole S

    I would like to go if I can get a ride - would appreciate it if someone could offer a lift from the DC area.

    May 29, 2014

    • Andy

      Hi Kerry, I'm taking two people in my car and we're all meeting at White Flint Metro. I can fit two more people in my car (though there would be three people in the backseat) but just letting you know in case you'd all like to ride together

      June 25, 2014

    • Kerry

      Hey Andy. Thanks for the offer. It would be fun to ride up together, but might be less comfortable on the way back squished in the back seat when we're all soggy. We'll see you in WV!

      June 25, 2014

  • Stacy

    Is this white water or lazy river tubing?

    June 22, 2014

    • Patty

      I got it . J.T. Could you give my spot to Chloe please.

      June 25, 2014

    • Patty

      Chloe , I also email J.T. And let him know your full name . I think he will be the one who confirm you soon. Have fun!!

      June 25, 2014

  • Bev

    I would love to go but don't want to drive it alone, anyone commuting from Centreville?

    June 23, 2014

    • Johnny

      I'm going through Centreville on route to the destination. If you want a ride let me know.

      June 24, 2014

    • Bev

      Johnny, I will let you know. Thanks!

      June 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone want a ride or passenger? I live in Shirlington. I was there last year.

    June 21, 2014

  • James

    Anybody have a ticket they don't want?

    June 20, 2014

  • Stephen

    My plans have changed and I am unable to attend. Please email me if you would like to buy the ticket at the early bird price. $42

    June 19, 2014

    • LaShawan B

      Stephen I would to purchase the ticket. My system won't allow me to email you. Please contact me [masked]

      June 19, 2014

    • Stephen

      JT, LaShawan purchased my ticket, please update your list. Thanks

      June 19, 2014

  • LaShawan B

    Is there an external link I can use to purchase a ticket? I have already purchased a ticket and I need to purchase another and the link is no longer available.

    June 19, 2014

    • J.T. [30s & 40s Going Out G.

      Hi LaShawan, from the event page, click on “Change my RSVP.” Add the number of guests and follow the Payment Instructions section of the event posting. Hope this helps, and hope to see you there!

      June 19, 2014

  • Andy

    I will probably go and would be driving from northern Bethesda and l live across the street from White Flint metro.

    May 30, 2014

    • Andy

      Sure Yara

      May 31, 2014

    • Patty

      What time you guys plan to meet at White Flint metro station on Saturday?

      June 19, 2014

  • Dave

    I know this is a DC-centric group, but I'm wondering if anyone is heading out from the MD area (Frederick-ish).

    June 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay, great. See you both at J.C. Penney.

    June 18, 2014

  • Zsuzsa

    Hi, we have decided on JCP.

    June 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dear Lauren and Zsuzsa, I am so sorry I did not respond earlier. I have had to attend 2 weddings this week so I have been crazy running around going to NYC and Cleavland. As far as the river tubing goes, I am still able to drive and have plenty of room in my car for 2 other people. If you would like me to give both of you a lift, I would be more than happy to do so. I have a hybrid so gas will be pretty inexpensive. I currently live in Alexandria and if I am not mistaken, you both live in Fairfax. Therefore, how about the 2 of you coordinate a location to meet that day, fill me in as to the details, and I will meet you there 2 hours before the event begins. Sound good?

    1 · June 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay, Fair Oaks Mall by JC Penney it is. I will try to be there around 10:20 in case either of you arrive early. I will be in a silver Prius with VA plates and if either of you have any trouble, please call me:[masked]-0211. See you on the 29th!

      June 16, 2014

    • Zsuzsa

      Thank you Geoff, I will be there at 10:20 as well.

      June 17, 2014

  • Kunal

    I just paid. Anyone want to carpool or ride from Arlington rosslyn metro let me know

    June 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kunal-even with the 2 other people I am giving a ride to, I still have room in my car. Do you still need a lift to the event?

      June 16, 2014

    • Kunal

      Sure Geoff. I can carpool with your group and also share all the gas and trip costs Please let me know the pickup point and time so we can meet there. My number is[masked] you can txt me or whatapp thanks so much.

      June 16, 2014

  • Zsuzsa

    I can drive, np.

    June 15, 2014

  • Lauren

    Looking for a ride. I live in Fairfax Station VA but am willing to meet somewhere if need be. Also, I can't leave til 1030 or so.

    June 10, 2014

    • Lauren

      Geoff, are you still willing to drive? The mall is good. By the JC Penneys

      June 13, 2014

    • Lauren

      Not sure what is going on with this carpool situation. Might have to look elsewhere if Geoff doesn't respond, or unless you can drive Zsuzsa

      June 15, 2014

  • Nate

    Im driving from Alexandria VA can pick up @ Huntington Metro

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • Aquilah

    Just paid!! :)

    June 14, 2014

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Your organizer's refund policy for River Tubing (lunch included)!

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled

Additional notes: Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you can't attend. Send us an email with who will take your spot

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