BIKE~BEACH~BBQ

June is here!!! This is the family friendly meetup that you've waited all winter for! Time to celebrate blue skies, summer lakefront breezes, & feel the sand between your toes!!!


It all starts off with a nice social bike ride led by Brad. The bike ride is approx. 14 miles round trip on a scenic flat route (ok - a hill at the beginning & near the end). Starting at Mentor Headlands, traveling through the Mentor Lagoons and ending at Veterans Park before spinning around and returning to the beach. Hybrid bikes or mountain bikes will work best due to some loose gravel in a few places. Road bikes will also work but are not ideal. (Please make sure that your bike is in working order beforehand.)

The paved parking lot is perfect too for rollerblading.

After the bike ride we can all share lunch together in a potluck BBQ. Shortly thereafter we will take a short 2 mile walk on the beach. Sound good? Then we will see you there! Don't forget your beach towel & sunscreen.


When you RSVP, please indicate what you are bringing for the potluck to avoid duplication.
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This is a joint meetup with Spokes N'Jokes and The Cleveland New in Town (or NOT!!) Meetup Group.
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To get there:
Take Rt. 44 N. until it ends at the park entrance. After entering the park, turn right and drive until you reach the last parking area, P-1. We'll meet at the far end of this lot.


As this is a State Park, alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

To see photos of this event from last year click:

http://www.meetup.com/Northeast-Ohio-Adventurers/photos/9141372/

http://www.meetup.com/newintown-67/photos/9148242/

http://www.meetup.com/Spokes-N-Jokes/photos/9147942/

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  • Karen

    Thanks to everyone for coming out and making it an outstanding day!! You guys are way too generous with food! I had alot of leftovers that were left behind...including a full green floral thermos and matching green plate and stainless steel salad fork. Please email me here to make arrangements for return.

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Karen and Brad did an awesome job with this event! Had a fun afternoon with a nice group of people. The food at the potluck was outstanding!

    1 · June 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      When I click "like" it comes up as an "UNLIKE!" - Arg! I definitely agree this was the best of outings!

      June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Karen this will be a meetup to remember!!! I have to remember to take my Ritalin on the weekends too.

    June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Marakesh Express and beer, 13 mile hike, drinking and dancing, golf at 7:30 am, bike ride, running and walking on the beach. Don't know why I was tired. I think the birthday cake made me tired.

    Wow I had this amazing dream there were six hot women behind me.

    June 3, 2013

  • Wendy

    Great Meetup! Thanks Karen!!

    June 3, 2013

  • Maria Z

    Beautiful weather, brilliant sky, great biking and beach hike. Thank you organizers! You put forth the effort to make this another great event.

    2 · June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lime and Cilantro Coleslaw

    Ingredients
    1 head Savoy cabbage
    4 scallions
    1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, torn
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
    2 limes
    Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

    Directions


    Shave the cabbage with a sharp knife or mandoline so you have thin ribbons. Cut the scallions long and on the bias so you have pieces similar in shape to the cabbage. Toss the cabbage, scallions and cilantro in a large salad bowl. Make the dressing by combining the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar and the zest of the limes in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and finish with a squeeze of lime juice. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • DickK

    Great time.

    June 2, 2013

  • Brad

    Thanks Karen!

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not riding and won't get there till about 12:30. Don't wait for me.

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am coming later for the picnic & hike; bringing fruit salad.

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't bike due to another calf injury, what time is lunch?

    June 2, 2013

    • Brad

      Sorry to hear that Theresa! Lunch will probably be around 1:00. Karen and a few others will be staying at the beach while the rest of us are biking. So come at 11:00 and hang out with Karen!

      June 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok thanks Brad, see you guys later!

      June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing hotdogs buns and charcoal.

    June 2, 2013

    • Brad

      Thanks Dean!

      June 2, 2013

  • Brad

    We probably charcoal and lighter fluid to cook that hotdogs that a few people are bringing.

    June 2, 2013

  • Brad

    We are meeting in the eastern-most parking lot. Call me at[masked] if you have trouble finding us.

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not make it, my daughter is having a party for my
    grandaughter .

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring a double bike if any one can't find a bike, just let me know before I leave.

    June 2, 2013

  • Linda C

    Gonna be late...miss the ride, but will bring some dessert!

    June 1, 2013

  • Karen

    There is a 30% chance of rain tomorrow. If we get rained out, we will reschedule later in the summer. I'm bringing 2 vinyl tablecloths, 1 small watermelon, and a mixed berry salad.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow!!!! Awesome event... How late will you be hanging out??? I hope to stop out later in the afternoon and find people but I will not be able to meet at 11:00 am.

    June 1, 2013

    • Karen

      Call me to see if we're still there.

      June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't think I can make it.....was looking forward to meeting everyone! Invited my kids over for Sunday dinner and they and their significant others can make it....Life is good! See everyone hopefully at the next event!

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im Jess. I'm really just looking for ppl that share the love of the outdoors like I do. I also live in Lakewood.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Expecting someone midafternoon to buy my spare couch. Not sure if I will be able to make the picinic. Will try to make the bike ride, though.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bringing deviled eggs and vegetarian hot dogs.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll look for you all later in the day :-)

    June 1, 2013

  • Debbie

    I won't be able to make the bike ride, but hope to join later in the afternoon for the picnic and hike. I'll bring a summer salad.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be bringing a broccolli dish

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    bringing jello pretzel salad

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will bring Mexican dip and chips. Hope the weather holds out.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing the ants. Pasta salad.

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. Just a random question: Does anyone know of any lakes around the akron area that I can store my kayak at?
    Thanks!

    May 28, 2013

    • Karen

      You might get more responses posting this to the discussion board or emailing Cliff the organizer.

      May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun,i have a pending party not sure if it's Saturday or Sunday
    I'll let you know as soon as I find out,
    I hope I can make it

    May 29, 2013

  • DickK

    I plan on coming and can bring some homemade hummis and crackers.

    May 29, 2013

  • bill m.

    Can we come just for food?

    May 8, 2013

    • bill m.

      I like anywhere I don't have to cook!!!!!

      May 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      WOW!!!

      May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wondering...what happens if it is raining? If not raining, I will bring veggies and dip.

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weather permitting!

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bringing Dogs (not the four legged kind) and avocado salad.

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am interested in joining in, what can I bring to help out?

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure if I will have a bike by then, I am looking for one now. But will be there for the other activities, if that is all right?

    May 8, 2013

    • Karen

      Of course it is! Come to bike, share in the potluck, or just walk the beach with us - whatever your day allows!!

      1 · May 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be there, not sure what to bring to share, any suggestions? Thanks!

      May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not a distance bike rider, but will bring fresh fruits, a good attitude, and an avid interest in walking the shoreline!

    May 20, 2013

  • sue

    I will bring Orzo Asparagus/Tomatoes Salad, drinks.

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe able to attend. Will let you know for sure later.

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope you would do this at 10 am next time so it isn't so HOT and crowded over there, I work on Sundays and can go in later (12) if I had at least an hour of fun but 11 is cutting it too close and ties up the rest of the day

    May 9, 2013

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