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Be Fit McLean Outdoor Expo to Feature Cook-Off & Gear Swap

Now in its third year, the McLean Community Center’s annual Be Fit McLean Outdoor Adventure Expo has been revamped. Moved from February to April, the new event will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. this Saturday. The expo also will be held outdoors at a new venue, the Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Admission is $5.

Bluegrass band Drymill Road and Circa Blue will perform at the event, which provides participants with a chance to explore outdoor recreation options in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Information and interactive displays related to a variety of outdoor activities will be available. Another new feature of the event is a Gear Swap, in which participants who sign up can trade or sell their used road bikes, backpacks, tents, and other outdoor equipment.

The Dutch Oven Cook-Off will see teams will cook outside over open flames to compete for group trips with local outfitters. Cooking will begin at 10 a.m.; judging will take place at 1 p.m.

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