On Saturday, February 18th, MHLC held its first fat biking event: A Day of Fat Biking at Keleher Preserve. The unexpectedly warm weather made for a beautiful day of biking.
On top of Wolf Hill, bikers gathered in the parking lot of Keleher Preserve. The bright morning sun sparkled on the deep snow that had piled up over the past few weeks. A small bonfire filled the lot with the smells of wood smoke, and Bountiful Bread, generous sponsor of MHLC, brought hot soup, baked goods, and hot cocoa. Mark King, Executive Director of MHLC, and Brian White, owner of Bountiful Bread, greeted everyone before the first group hit the trails for the 10 AM ride, led by Brian.
We would like to thank the many partners that made this wonderful event possible. Thank you to Brian for leading the tours and the event, to Bountiful Bread for sponsoring the morning and keeping the participants fed and energized, and to Jim Smith of Red Maple Land Services LLC for grooming the trails so that our athletes could enjoy the snowy landscape. We are also grateful to the neighbors on Gulf Hill Rd and to our dedicated Preserve Steward at Keleher for maintaining access to the preserve and protecting the beauty of this forested haven on the Helderberg Escarpment.
Enjoy this gallery of photos from the event! MHLC is celebrating 25 years of conservation in 2017, and we hope to see you at our next public event. Visit our events page for a list of upcoming events.