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Hendricks County Parks Guest Speaker on Bike Trails

Saturday, February 16, 2:00-3:00 PM, McCloud Nature Park

Greg Midgley will present the current status & future concepts for bike trails in Hendricks County and how they connect with Indiana's growing bike trail network. The discussion will also include tips on how to take advantage of the trails for transportation and recreation in your daily life.

Facebook event post

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People Pathways Monthly Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 4:15, Greencastle City Hall

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Parks Foundation of Hendricks County Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Saturday, March 2 & 9, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, McCloud Nature Park

The 11th Annual Parks Foundation of Hendricks County Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser will be held in conjunction with the Hendricks County Parks & Recreation McCloud Maple Syrup Days event at McCloud Nature Park.

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Vandalia Trail 2019 Brisk Bike Rides (Plainfield)

Saturday, March 16, 9:00-11:00 AM, SE corner of Meijer Parking Lot

This is a monthly winter bike ride series of the Friends of the Vandalia Trail in Plainfield. Whether you're a regular cold weather rider or would like to try it for the first time, come on out & enjoy a relaxed opportunity to try out your cold weather gear & exchange strategies with others. Our gathering point is right behind Biggby's Coffee and the Metro Diner and in front of Meijer, convenient for a hot drink before the meet-up, for a warm breakfast after the ride, & for last minute general supplies.

At 9:00 AM, we'll launch off to the nearby Vandalia Trail, ride at a leisurely pace to its west end, then back to & down the White Lick Creek Trail a bit, & finally return to the Vandalia Trail for the last stretch back to breakfast. This route is about 9 miles, but the group & individuals can choose more or less, depending on the conditions. The out-&-back routing gives a lot of flexibility on distance. The January ride ended up covering 15 miles.

If icy conditions exist or if it is raining or snowing, we will reschedule the event.

Visit the January Facebook post or February Facebook post for photos or the March Facebook post for follow-ups.

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Weekly Vandalia Trail Bike Rides (Amo & Plainfield)

April 16 - September, Tuesday evenings, 6:30 PM

Amo: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesdays each month (trailhead at 5042 Railroad St.)
Plainfield: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month (south end of parking lot at Recreation & Aquatic Center)

From Amo, we'll enjoy the countryside & small towns riding the paved Vandalia Trail to Coatesville (8 miles round trip) and the packed stone Vandalia Trail to Fillmore (18 miles round trip), & possibly Greencastle (23 miles round trip), depending on the group.

In Plainfield, we'll ride the paved Vandalia Trail and other connecting trails on a nice trail loop around town. Round trip on the Vandalia plus the town loop is about 15 miles.

Contact Greg Midgley (greg@nrht.org).
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NRHT, Inc. Bike Ride (Hendricks County)

Saturday, June 8, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Third in the series of National Road Heritage Trail, Inc.'s monthly bike rides in 2019, exploring the various open sections of the cross-state NRHT initiative & each section's local culture. This June ride will span the full width of Hendricks County featuring the paved Vandalia Trails of Hendricks County Parks and Recreation & of the Town of Plainfield Indiana, plus county roads in between. For more details, visit this link.
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