4191 Snail Lake Blvd., Shoreview, MN 55126
Sunday, July 16, 8:00 AM to Noon
Discover the fun of birding from a bicycle on more than 5 miles of mostly level, paved, multi-use trails that connect four lakes in Shoreview: Grass, Snail, Sucker, and Vadnais, all of which are prime birding locations for Ramsey County (top 10 hotspots on eBird). Landscape here is varied and includes lakes, woods, wetlands, and open grassland. Optional bakery-stop midway(bring bike lock): Taste of Scandinavia Bakery is a block off the trail in North Oaks.
DIRECTIONS Meet in parking lot at Snail Lake picnic area/boat launch/beach parking lot, 4191 Snail Lake Blvd, Shoreview, MN 55126 (2nd entrance, past Mackubin Street intersection: 45.067178, -93.123040)
GEAR Bring bicycle, helmet, binoculars, snacks, sunscreen, and water. Leader will bring a scope and first aid kit.
REGISTRATION Required registration and limited to 8 participants. Contact email@example.com to register. Participants will be asked to sign a liability release form at the start of the trip.
DIFFICULTY At least 5-mile route. A few short hills, but otherwise a winding, mostly level route. As group will hear and see many birds, riding pace is relaxed. Birders and bicyclists of all levels, including newbies, are most welcome to join.
LEADER Sherry Gray firstname.lastname@example.org