Earthday bike ride 2005

The Earthday bike ride around the Cedar Lake - Hopkins loop is planned
for Sunday, April 17, 2005 . This is the third year for the ride. About
12 miles of off-road bike trail.

The plan for 2005 is pretty much a repeat of 2004 tho better weather
this time, I hope.


Noon, Sunday April 17, 2005 on the north side of Thomas Lowry park
('Seven Pools') across from 900 Mt Curve Ave in Minneapolis- the First
Unitarian Society (FUS)

There are directions to the starting point on the FUS web site :   The meeting at FUS is result of
the ride having evolved from an FUS Service Auction and about half of
the people expected are FUS members.

I suggest bringing a bag lunch which can be eaten before starting out or
at the first stop. Water bottles, of course, are advisable.
I would require helmets if I could.

I expect it to be a moderate paced 'family' ride.  I encourage you to
invite family members and others to join us. The Jan 2003 Hennepin
County Bike/Road map includes the loop.  I have extra copies of this

Of course the whole plan is dependent on the weather and conditions
being suitable on April 17th.  I predict we'll get back to FUS
at about 3:00 pm.


 From FUS we will bike a few blocks to get on the Cedar Lake trail by
the ice rink on Kenwood Parkway. This is 'down the hill' from FUS and
people could start and end here by prearrangement - parking at the ice
rink is ok.  I expect to go clockwise again this year. That is, go west
from the starting point a few blocks, under 394 and a couple blocks
beyond that 'bear left' to go south-southwest on the Kenilworth trail to
the Midtown Greenway.  From there west on the LRT trail.

I'm again specifically inviting some recumbent bike riders to join us
again to give us a chance to see these bicycling alternatives.  We may
again stop at Hoigaards (just west of where the LRT trail crosses Hwy
100) where they sell a mass produced recumbent bikes and allow test

From there on west to Hopkins and then back on the extension of the
Cedar Lake trail.

Again the ride is free but a no pressure donation will be accepted for the
FUS social action group (I pass out empty, blank envelopes and collect
them later.)

Please send me a note (or call) with a guess about whether you will be
joining us this year:
Fred Olson fholson at 612-588-9532

This announcement can be read on the web at


Fred H. Olson  Minneapolis,MN 55411  USA        (near north Mpls)
Communications for Justice - email listservs.
fholson at   612-588-9532   (7am-10pm Central time)
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