What we're about

If you love being active and enjoy spending time outdoors – this group is for you!
The main focus of the group is spending as much time outdoors as possible participating in many diverse activities including hiking, camping, bike riding (road, trails, mountain, and touring), canoeing and kayaking, backpacking, geocacheing, and orienteering, XC skiing, and snowshoeing Our events are hosted all over the Metro Detroit area, Michigan, and other states. We also occasionally throw in some cultural events like visiting museums, going to exhibits, movies, or just meet at a restaurant to socialize.

Most meetups are adult ONLY, unless otherwise stated in the event description.
**In order to join the group you need to read and agree to the Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver (**https://www.meetup.com/adventure-quest/messages/boards/thread/53301458).
**Additionally, once you join, please read the Group Rules (**https://www.meetup.com/adventure-quest/messages/boards/thread/53301465).

Once you join, go to the Discussion forum or files and read group newsletters to find out more about us and watch the video @ https://youtu.be/s6k0fZG5ufE to see what we do.

Upcoming events (2)

Bloomer Park Night Hike

Needs a location

Event rating: DIFFICULT (because of rugged terrain, muddy and slippery ground, pace)

Let’s go hiking on the trails in the Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills again. We will be going for a 5 to 6 mile hike along some of the park’s trails at moderately fast pace. We will encounter some muddy areas, therefore wear proper footwear.

Since we will be entering the park on foot from the Clinton River trail, the access is FREE.

We will meet in the parking lot of Letica Dr south of Parkdale Rd, before Letica Dr turns into E 2nd St. If you do not know where it is from the description, please check the provided maps carefully.

THIS IS A QUITE DEMANDING HIKE! We hike about 6 miles in a little over 2 hours on muddy, wet trails with occasional steep hill to climb.

You need to bring some kind of light to light the path in front of you (headlamp, flashlight, etc.), just in case we finish the hike after it gets dark.

Map to the meeting location: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=42.679894,-83.122765&spn=0.001796,0.004128&t=h&z=19

In case of inclement weather the hike will be cancelled and the website will be updated few hours before. Therefore, check the page before leaving.

Triple Trail Trek! - Intro To Bike Touring (good for any experience level)

Start time subject to change +- 2 hours based on interest!
Exact start location in Rochester is TBD - details will follow.

If you are interested, sign up at this ADVENTURE CYCLING link so I know to email you details: https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/bike-travel-weekend/find-a-bike-overnight/?ShopClubListingsaction=bikeTravelWeekend:main.bikeTravelWeekendDetail&idBikeOvernight=4389

Description from link: Come enjoy the Rail Trails right in your backyard! This trip is meant to be very accessible to all skill levels. All but 11 miles are on trails, and the 11 miles on road stay on safe side streets and dirt. I would not recommend skinny tires. We'll ride the Macomb Orchard Trail, Polly Ann, and Paint Creek.

If you want to keep mileage low, you don't need to ride more than 52 miles (40 on Sat and 12 on Sun). If you want to get in more miles, there are lots of options! On Saturday there are over 38 additional trail miles you can ride, and/or you can check out mountain bike areas in Stony Creek or Orion Township. On Sunday, if you want, there's another 36 miles of trail (one way) that you can add on.

The route is also trailer and kid friendly. There are playgrounds along the way and at the campground.

The plan is to meet for breakfast or lunch in Rochester on Saturday and then head out. If you want to ride to Rochester from home, I'm happy to plot you a route. If you want to take the bus up from the Woodward Corridor, I'm happy to meet you in Pontiac and ride the rail trail with you to Rochester.

Here's a map of the route:
(Rochester - Romeo - Leonard - Orion - Rochester)

40 miles Saturday
Overnight at Camp Agawam (no cost for participants)
12 miles Sunday

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Bloomer Park Night Hike

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