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Spring Paddle, Twin Lakes, WI

Sand Bar and Grill

PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY. **THANK YOU**

1) This paddle event has been moved to an earlier time. The reason for this is that there will be power boats on this lake, and this will affect water conditions, above and beyond weather influences. You boat at your own risk. For your own safety: Wear a PFD at all times.

2) The venue for launching (optional; please see that there are also launches available via park accesses on both of the lakes) is the Sand Bar & Grill. There is a power boat launch at this location HOWEVER: Kayaks should use their beach to launch. When you arrive; un-rack your kayak and place it on the grass along the fence. Then, move your vehicle to the parking lot across the street.

3) Sand Bar & Grill has a terrific menu; but its seating is still primarily indoors (they are building an outdoor extension area). It is highly unlikely that all who paddle on this day will be able to be seated together at this venue. Twin Lakes does have other restaurants; you can also opt to picnic at a park near the lake.

4) There is no boat rental on the premises. If you do not have your own boat, you will have to find a rental outfitter elsewhere, or borrow a boat. There may be people in the group that can lend you equipment.

5) Be sure to review the information regarding use of the lakes per Wisconsin DNR:
https://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/lakepages/LakeDetail.aspx?wbic=742800

Village of Twin Lakes Park info:
http://www.villageoftwinlakes.net/visitors/park-info/

6) When they were drawing the statelines...someone probably dithered about how Lake Elizabeth would have some acreage in Illinois. This is a peaceful, beautiful part of the lake on the south end:

https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/INPC/Pages/Area2MchenryElizabethLake.aspx

Expect a postponement if lightning or high winds are in the weather forecast for this day.

LASTLY: If your name appears on "wait list" status, you can ignore that. That's just a function of Meetup.

Paul Douglas Forest Preserve Bike Ride

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The 1,800-acre Paul Douglas Preserve 7.2 mile paved trail loop Beginner/ intermediate pace 8-11 mph...Please follow COVID protocol during pre ride gathering wear mask / social distance.

Millennium Trail Bike Ride ( Lake County)

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The trail goes through forest, farmland, and the suburban neighborhoods of Lake County with a range of surfaces, including crushed stone, asphalt, and concrete. planning to ride 8 - 10 miles of the trail , beginner to intermediate ride pace of 8-11 MPH a great way to spend a summer day!

While attending the event please follow all State of Illinois Covid 19 protocols.

All riders participate and ride at their own risk. Meetup.com, Arlington Heights 50 plus Kayaking Biking and Canoeing or its organizers are not responsible for your safety or well being.

For those who are interested we will be having lunch after the ride at Docks in Wauconda

https://docksbarandgrill.com/

Bike Rock Cut State Park

Rock Cut State Park - LIONS PARKING AREA

Rock Cut State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of Illinois. Located near Rockford in Winnebago County, it covers 3,092 acres, enveloping Pierce Lake and Olson Lake. Rock Cut Park's main entrance is located on Highway 173, 1 mile west of Interstate 90
I’m planning on having (2) bike loops to choose from the Perimeter loop 9.5 miles 435 ft elevation or the Pierce Lake loop 3.6 pretty much flat 75 ft. elevation which you could do two to three loops beginners intermediate pace 8- 11 mph.
Please follow all State of Illinois COVID 19 protocols while attending the event.
All riders participate and ride at their own risk. Meetup.com, Arlington Heights 50 plus Kayaking Biking and Canoeing or its organizers are not responsible for your safety or well being.

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