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Goodwin Forest Conservation Center

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23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
860 455-9534

March 2019

Long Distance Hike

March 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Enjoy the company of fellow hikers and get some great outdoor exercise. Each hike will be around 5-6 miles along our trails. To join us meet in our main parking lot at 23 Potter Road. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted.

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Movie Screening: Plight of the Grassland Birds

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Come watch a movie about grassland birds and their situation in our changing landscape. Grassland birds are in fast decline throughout the country. This movie explores efforts to protect the birds and their habitats. Joanne Warren, a Goodwin Master Naturalist, will briefly discuss her efforts to help protect bobolinks in our local area. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted.

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Family Woods Walk

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Join Goodwin Naturalist, Lena Ives, on a slow ramble through our trails where stops sparked by curiosity are welcome and encouraged! Kids of all ages and all families are encouraged to attend. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted.

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April 2019

Relaxed Ramble

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on April 18, 2019 at 1:00pm

Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Join Goodwin Guide Jack Griffin on an easy to moderate walk taken on forest trails.  All are welcome. Hiking sticks are available to borrow. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or helena.ives@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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Does Money Grow On Trees or With Trees?

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Hosted by Goodwin, the Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners Association, and the Last Green Valley Have you wondered how the value of timber fluctuates year to year? Do forest health conditions change the value of harvested trees? Come join Hull Forest Products’ Forester, Mike Bartlett, as we take a look at standing tree value, products produced, value added along the way, and total economic impact. No prior experience with forestry or land ownership is required, all interested are welcome to attend!…

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Basket Making with Natural Materials

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Registration required, space is limited. All levels of basket makers are invited to join Robert Johnson in making natural baskets. Participants will have the opportunity to learn this ancient craft, gather natural materials and construct their own basket. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or helena.ives@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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Long Distance Hike: Get Out Into Spring

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Enjoy the company of fellow hikers and get some great outdoor exercise. Each hike will be around 2-3 hours on our trails.  To join us meet in our main parking lot at 23 Potter Road. Bring cup, water, a favorite hot beverage mix (tea, chocolate, instant coffee (for heating on leader-supplied stove) and optional snacks for a stop at the Governor’s Island overlook.  This outing is not open to dogs. Celebrate the end of winter hiking season at The Vanilla…

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Managing for Shrubland and Young Forest Wildlife:

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Promoting plant and wildlife diversity and helping struggling species Join Andrea Petrullo, consulting biologist on the CT DEEP and Wildlife Management Institute’s Young Forest Program, in discussing the history of early successional habitat in Connecticut. Also discussed will be the state of shrubland/young forest habitat today, and the many declining species that rely on these habitat types. We’ll also be taking a hike to look at this habitat at Goodwin! Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration…

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Goodwin’s 30K Training Run

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Dave Raczkowski, trail running expert, will lead a training run on the 1st and last quarter of this year's 30K Friends of Goodwin Forest Trail Run course.  Meet at the Goodwin Conservation Center pavilion at 8:00 AM.  This 9.3 mile run will be at a 16 to 18 minute pace. Lots of snow, wind, or ice cancels, call the center to confirm. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more…

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Goodwin’s 10K Training Run

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Race Director, Brendan Kane, will lead a training run of the 10K course of Goodwin’s upcoming trail run! Come explore the race course and enjoy a morning running our trails! Meet at the Goodwin Conservation Center. The pace will be dependent on the comfort level of the participants. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or helena.ives@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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Goodwin Volunteer Orientation

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Get energized and have fun at our CFPA Volunteer Orientation at the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center. Learn more about CFPA and Goodwin Center programs & volunteer opportunities, meet fellow hikers & other outdoor enthusiasts. This workshop is for new, current, and potential CFPA/Goodwin volunteers to become better acquainted with CFPA & the Goodwin Center, its programs, and network of volunteers. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or…

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Predator Series: Eastern Cougar

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Predatory wildlife species serve a very important role in ecosystem structure and function. The Predator Series will highlight the mammal and avian predators that can be found in Connecticut, what their role is in the ecosystem, and how we can better coexist with them. Have you wondered about unconfirmed sightings of mountain lions in Connecticut? Or have you seen one yourself? Come learn more about this elusive and unmentionable wildlife species! Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged.…

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Spring Fairy Homes

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Co-hosted by The Last Green Valley’s Acorn Adventure Series A lot is going on in the forest during Spring! Here at Goodwin we have a magical trail full of homes for fairies made from materials from our forest and the springtime has this trail bustling with activity! Come contribute to our fairy community by creating your own fairy home and helping us make our forest home to magical guests this year! All necessary materials will be provided, but feel free…

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Relaxed Ramble

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 18, 2019 at 1:00pm

Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Join Goodwin Guide Jack Griffin on an easy to moderate walk taken on forest trails.  All are welcome. Hiking sticks are available to borrow. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or helena.ives@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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Earth Day Movie Screening: Racing Extinction

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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“In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it.” Come join the discussion! Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations…

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Earth Day Full Moon Night Hike and Campfire

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Come experience the shift in seasons and let the full moon guide your path as you take a night hike at Goodwin State Forest. Please dress appropriately for the weather.  Program will be followed by a campfire and s’mores. Inclement weather cancels. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or helena.ives@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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Family Woods Walk

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Join Goodwin Naturalist, Lena Ives, on a slow ramble through our trails where stops sparked by curiosity are welcome and encouraged! Kids of all ages and all families are encouraged to attend. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or helena.ives@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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Fairy Houses and Strategies for Inspiring the Wonder of Nature in Kids and in Our Inner Kids

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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$50.00

Cost of program for Non-Master Gardeners: $50; Registration required through the UConn Master Gardener Program, which can be done here: https://uconnmastergardeners.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=12152 We will explore the concept of fairy houses – tiny structures made with natural materials and placed in the environment so as to be a surprise to the viewer. We will cover the concepts of outdoor classrooms. A growing body of research tells us that time spent in nature can provide children with many benefits – improving physical and…

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Women In Nature Hike

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Come to Goodwin for a WIN! These monthly hikes are designed especially for folks who identify as women and want to get outdoors with the company and support of others. Hikes are easy to moderate. Led by Program Director Beth Bernard, these hikes include time to explore, share a conversation and learn something new. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or helena.ives@ct.gov, or…

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Pre-Migration Bird Walk

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Come join avid bird watcher and conservationist Allison Black as we take inventory of the bird species that are here at Goodwin prior to the big rush of migration in early May! Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or helena.ives@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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Gardener’s Roundtable

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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This workshop is intended for gardeners of all experience levels. We share best practices and pitfalls for gardening in eastern Connecticut. These monthly workshops cover a wide-range of topics, so please come with your questions, your expertise, and your own stories of success and failure in your gardens. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or helena.ives@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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What’s Making All That Noise? Backyard Amphibians & Vernal Pool Habitats

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Join Master Naturalist Deb Field for an exploration of our local amphibian species. Amphibians are indicators of healthy ecosystems. Learn how to identify common species and why protecting vernal pool habitats is critical to their survival. Weather and time permitting, there may be a short walk. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or helena.ives@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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Phenological Walk with Carrie Crompton

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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It’s exhilarating to hear the first returning migrant birds in our area, to see the first fiddleheads unfurling, and the first ephemeral wildflowers blooming. Come out to Goodwin to discover the “firsts” of the season. We’ll be looking for fresh wildflower blooms, bud break in various trees and shrubs and bird arrivals on a weekly basis. Carrie Crompton is a Master Naturalist and a volunteer at the Goodwin Conservation Center. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration…

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The Apiary Series: Spring to Fall Hive

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Continuing on with what you learned in the winter ones, learn “what’s next” for your hive. This program is part of a year-long series that will teach you all you need to know about keeping bees. Dave Gilbert joins us again as he teaches you spring and fall management of your hive. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or helena.ives@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html…

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May 2019

Mellow Monday Mountain Bike Ride

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 17, 2019

Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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For this weekly group ride, the goal is to keep it mellow! Social/beginner pace and intermediate pace available. All are welcome! We roll at 6 pm, please arrive early to get ready. Sponsored by: Quiet Corner NEMBA Keys: Bike/Helmet Required Difficuly: Easy, Moderate Repeat dates: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 Information: 860-942-7102. Weather permitting, call or see Facebook for info.

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Mellow Monday Mountain Bike Ride

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 17, 2019

Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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For this weekly group ride, the goal is to keep it mellow! Social/beginner pace and intermediate pace available. All are welcome! We roll at 6 pm, please arrive early to get ready. Sponsored by: Quiet Corner NEMBA Keys: Bike/Helmet Required Difficuly: Easy, Moderate Repeat dates: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 Information: 860-942-7102. Weather permitting, call or see Facebook for info.

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Mellow Monday Mountain Bike Ride

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 17, 2019

Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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For this weekly group ride, the goal is to keep it mellow! Social/beginner pace and intermediate pace available. All are welcome! We roll at 6 pm, please arrive early to get ready. Sponsored by: Quiet Corner NEMBA Keys: Bike/Helmet Required Difficuly: Easy, Moderate Repeat dates: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 Information: 860-942-7102. Weather permitting, call or see Facebook for info.

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June 2019

Goodwin/Natchaug Epic Fun Ride

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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This annual mountain bike ride and fundraiser is great for everyone from beginners to experts and endurance freaks! Choose from 3 well marked, self-guided loops and a range of terrain and distances. Water & snack stop available on longer loops. Pot-luck cookout follows at 12:30 pm. Sponsored by: Quiet Corner NEMBA Keys: Restrooms Nearby, Fee Event, Bike/Helmet Required Difficulty: Easy, Moderate, Difficult Information: 860-230-1237

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6th Annual 10K & 30K Goodwin Forest Trail Run

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Please check our website for more information and registration. There will be a post-run cookout! https://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/ Friends of the Goodwin Forest. Sponsored by: Friends of Goodwin Forest Restrooms Nearby, Fee Event, Registration Required Difficulty: Difficult Information: https://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/  

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Mellow Monday Mountain Bike Ride

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 17, 2019

Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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For this weekly group ride, the goal is to keep it mellow! Social/beginner pace and intermediate pace available. All are welcome! We roll at 6 pm, please arrive early to get ready. Sponsored by: Quiet Corner NEMBA Keys: Bike/Helmet Required Difficuly: Easy, Moderate Repeat dates: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 Information: 860-942-7102. Weather permitting, call or see Facebook for info.

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Mellow Monday Mountain Bike Ride

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 17, 2019

Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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For this weekly group ride, the goal is to keep it mellow! Social/beginner pace and intermediate pace available. All are welcome! We roll at 6 pm, please arrive early to get ready. Sponsored by: Quiet Corner NEMBA Keys: Bike/Helmet Required Difficuly: Easy, Moderate Repeat dates: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 Information: 860-942-7102. Weather permitting, call or see Facebook for info.

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Mellow Monday Mountain Bike Ride

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 17, 2019

Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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For this weekly group ride, the goal is to keep it mellow! Social/beginner pace and intermediate pace available. All are welcome! We roll at 6 pm, please arrive early to get ready. Sponsored by: Quiet Corner NEMBA Keys: Bike/Helmet Required Difficuly: Easy, Moderate Repeat dates: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 Information: 860-942-7102. Weather permitting, call or see Facebook for info.

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