Saturday, June 12 at 8:30 AM: Gainesville Hawthorne Trail Bike Ride and Paynes Prairie Wildlife Viewings
Come join us for a bike ride through the rolling hills and curves of this relaxing and rejuvenating paved bike trail on Saturday, June 12. We will meet at 8:30 AM at the front end of the Walmart Shopping Center at I-295 and San Jose Blvd in Mandarin. It is approximately a 1.5 hour drive to the trailhead. We will begin our ride at the Gainesville/Boulware Springs Trailhead end and ride about 5 miles of the trail and back through the Paynes Prairie Preserve and the Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area. This end is the most shaded part of the trail, has sink holes to explore, overlooks and boardwalks where we can get off our bikes and take a walk to see alligators and other wildlife so bring a lock for your bike if you can. Bring sunscreen, water, and snacks for the ride. We will stop for lunch at a Gainesville eatery after the ride. Leader: Paula S.(c) 588-2707.
Saturday, June 19 at 7:30 AM - Hike at Bayard Conservation area.
We will hike and explore the trails at the John P. Hall Sr. Nature Preserve which is part of the Bayard conservation area on the St. Johns River. Bring sunscreen, snacks, bug spray and plenty of water. We will meet at the McDonalds on US 17 across from the Dog Track in Orange Park. Leader: Diane J. [masked]
Sunday, July 4 Picnic at Hanna Park
We have reserved shelter # 1 near parking lot 8 which is the best location at Hanna Park. It has a beautiful view of the ocean and gets a pleasant breeze. There is a $3.00 fee per car to get into Hanna Park (less if you arrive before 10:00 AM). The club will provide oven roasters and fried chicken. Bring a side dish to share and what you desire to drink. Bring bathing suits, sunscreen and beach toys. I plan to arrive at 9:30 AM, however, you can arrive at any time. We will eat at 11:30 - 12:00. Please contact Mr. Kim L. at[masked] [masked] cell) to let me know you plan to attend so I know how much chicken to pick up.
We hope you can make it to one or more of the above fun activities.
SIDETRACKERS is an outdoor activities club for single people in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. We've been around for over 15 years and offer high-quality experiences for singles who genuinely enjoy outdoor activities and who would like to meet like-minded single activity partners. Club events are mostly oriented towards outdoor activities and may include camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cycling, sightseeing, ziplines, hang gliding, marksmanship, and horseback riding. Activities are varied and provide opportunities for a wide range of interests, abilities, and skill levels. Membership and participation in our singles club also provides opportunities to develop and refine outdoor leadership skills. SIDETRACKERS in Jacksonville is the place for active singles!
Even if you don't live in or around Jacksonville and are looking for high-quality singles activities, you can still participate with us. Use our web site to view our calendar of events and activities, find out how to sign up for trips and events, and even apply to become a member. It's easy, and it's all online at our main web site - http://www.sidetrackers.com. We would love to have you visit or join our club.
ABOUT "MEMBERSHIP" IN OUR GROUP: Meetup membership is free and open to all, however some Meetup members elect to "join" the Sidetrackers club in order to help defray the costs involved in running Sidetrackers. For example, we incur expenses to maintain our web site and we also buy and pay for a supplemental medical insurance policy. Club membership is ridiculously cheap for one year - $15 - and in exchange (and also as a reward) for helping pay for our expenses, club members are invited to a few special "members only" events where the club may pay for some of the food. If you elect not to join the club, you're welcome to participate with us, but please respect and understand this arrangement within our club when you see two or three "members only" events each year. This way of running things has been in place for many years and it has worked very well for everyone.