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YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.

WHEN

Sun Oct 05 2008 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WHERE

On West First St., under the water tower, one block west of the fire station
Ankeny, IA

WHO

Friends of Central Iowa Trails (FOCIT), the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF), Polk and Boone counties, and the cities of Ankeny, Sheldahl and Slater

Description

Just Plain Fun

Distance - 12.5 miles one way

The ride, from Ankeny to Slater, will preview a key segment of new trail connecting the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail from Slater south to Ankeny and west to Madrid. These miles are part of a larger Ankeny-Woodward trail project, for which a current fundraising drive is underway. The Heart of Iowa Trail extends 32- miles east of Slater to Melbourne, and eventually to Marshalltown.

Route

Riders will gather at 11:30 a.m., at Hawkeye Park, on West First St., under the water tower, one block west of the fire station. After a short welcome, the ride will begin at noon. Participants will tour about 12.5 miles (one way), making several stops to view trail amenities, discuss work still in progress and view places of interest. The ride will conclude in Slater, at the Heart of Iowa trailhead and arboretum, located off R38 (also known as Linn St.) near the elementary school on the east side of town. A closing program at 2 p.m. will include entertainment and refreshments. KCCI NewsChannel 8 meteorologist Jason Parkin, an avid trail user, has agreed to emcee the event. Riders are welcome to join the group in Sheldahl or from other nearby towns (Madrid, Huxley, Cambridge). Friends of the trail can also arrive just for the 2:00 program in Slater. Bikers will return to Ankeny on their own schedule. The event is planned, rain or shine.

Venue

On West First St., under the water tower, one block west of the fire station

Hawkeye Park
Ankeny, IA 
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Contact

AChase@inhf.org

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