9067-7801 205th Ave NE, Wyoming, MN 55092
Sunday, August 20, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Discover the fun of birding from a bicycle on several miles of level gravel roads that connect varied habitat in this large WMA near Wyoming, MN. Carlos Avery is a prime birding location for Anoka and Chisago counties (top hotspot on eBird for Anoka). Landscape includes lakes, small woods, wetlands, and open grassland. A hybrid or street bike that can handle gravel roads, or a mountain bike, is recommended (racing style, skinny tires probably not best here).
DIRECTIONS Meet in the Carlos Avery North Loop Parking Area. This is where 205th Ave NE meets Wyoming Road. 45.341380434033844, -93.0717141694866.
GEAR Bring a bicycle, helmet, binoculars, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, and water. Scope optional, but could be useful. Leader will bring scope and first aid kit.
REGISTRATION Limited to 8 participants. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Participants will be asked to sign a liability release form at the start of the trip.
DIFFICULTY Several miles. Terrain is mostly flat and area uncrowded, but roads are gravel and can be rutted or muddy. As group will hear and see many birds, riding pace is relaxed and stops frequent. Birders and bicyclists of all levels, including newbies, are most welcome to join.
LEADER Sherry Gray email@example.com