Grab your bikes and your helmet, and head to Alexandria for an educational bicycle ride through the land of the lakes. The first Saturday of the month, July through September, Alexandria offers a free guided bicycle tour.
A naturalist from Lake Carlos State Park will lead the ride along the beautiful Central Lakes State Trail. During these guided bike rides, you will learn about a different theme. The tour on July 7 is “Photography along the Trail.” August 4 is “Trees of the Trail and Other Plant Life.” The final tour on September 1 will be “Wild Edibles Bike Ride.” Each bike tour will be a new, exciting, and educational experience.
Call the park at 320-852-7200 to register for the nature tours. Bike helmets are strongly encouraged, and children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The ride begins at the trail head at Big Ole, located at the intersection of Broadway and 2nd Ave E. in downtown Alexandria. The trips range between five to eight miles round trip, so plan and dress accordingly.
For more information about the Nature Tours on the Central Lakes State Trail, please contact Alex Watson at 320-852-7200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.