Sunday, June 5, 1 pm. Bur Oak Park (Black River Reservation, Lorain County Metroparks). If you have never been to Bur Oak before, this is reachable off of Ford Road which runs between Gulf Road and West River Road by Midway Mall. It is down in the valley and the Black River runs adjacent to it. We will meet close to the first pavilion near the parking lot. A brief safety talk will occur for trail etiquette. Free bottled water and energy bars will be available after the ride. From this part of the trail one can ride on into Lorain, about 5 miles one way, with one hill to conquer going up to the days Dam Park on W. 31st St. From there the trail continues through an interesting area of the old steel mill yards along the Black river, with great views along the way.
If you have a little one along who will not be able or willing to ride the full distance, you can still get in about a 5 mile ride by turning around just before the hill. Kids love this trail – it is wide and scenic with a few areas to check out the river a bit closer.