Ok everyone I'm looking at Saturday, June 10 for a meet-up. Let's take location suggestions! I'll start.
- The river front area near City Market in Lansing and Valhalla Park in Holt are both accessible by River Trail, although apt to be a little crowded;
- Padgett Park in DeWitt and Burchfield Park in Holt are big natural areas (I know Burchfield also allows beverages if they're in cans) that are a bit off the beaten path, somewhat less accessible by bike.
I believe all four of those places have grills and picnic tables. I'll take a handful more suggestions and then we can put it to a vote.
I'll also throw out some proposed dates for a monthly meet-up for those who are available:
March: Sunday the 12th at 1pm, hiking in Anderson Park
April: Saturday the 8th at 10am, walk the River Trail (meet at parking lot at Grand River and Turner in Old Town)
May: Date TBD; group ride and knowledge share re: bike riding skills and maintenance
June: Date TBD; potluck party and knowledge share re: gardening/canning/home brewing etc.