201901 January Activity Calendar


Tuesday, 1 January, 9am, Bike Ride in Bird Rookery Preserve, 1295 Shady Hollow Blvd W, Naples, FL.  Bike ride on back roads in Bird Rookery Preserve.  Bring your “Fat Tire” bike and ride on old tram roads.  The grass and sand surface is not suitable for “Road Bikes”; Hybrids and mountain bikes only.  Bring lots of water, lunch or snacks.  There will be a 6 mile route and a 14 mile route.  Public invited.  Moderate to severe depending on length and trail conditions.  RSVP at meetup.com/alligator-amblers (preferred) or email carl@tenthousandislands.net or call 239-253-4255.

Sunday, 6 January   9am  approximate duration 2 hours.  Leisure Hike.  Estero Bay Preserve State Park, Estero River trailhead at 4940 West Broadway, Estero, Fl 33926.  Off US41 in Estero.  Description:  Leisure 2 1/2 mile walk through scrub and salt marsh.  Viewing gopher tortoise, mangroves, fiddler crabs and birds.  Bring plenty of water, snack, sunscreen, hat and a change of shoes because you will be walking thru some mud and water.  Public invited.  Limit of 15 people.  Leisure hike.   RSVP to JoAnn 239-495-7644

Sunday, 20 January   4:45 pm  Moonlight Bike Ride at Shark Valley,  25 degrees 45′ 27.6 N, 80 degrees 46′ 01.01 W.  We will meet at the bathrooms at 4:45 pm.  We will ride the paved trail to the observation tower for sunset and then continue on the paved trail.  The ride is approximately 15 miles.  Public invited.  Leisure/Moderate ride.  Bring water and snack/light dinner.  Helmets required.  RSVP to Brenda 239-594-0401  Cancelled due to government shutdown – no bathrooms available.