The Glen Arbor Sun reports on Summer bike tours offered at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Interpretive Park Ranger Ryan Locke will lead bicycle tours that focus on how invasive species are affecting our native plants and animals here on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Superintendent Dusty Shultz says:
“While we will be offering our usual wide variety of daily Park Ranger-led walks, historical demonstrations, and evening campground programs, the GLRI is providing park visitors and locals the opportunity to see and learn about the National Lakeshore with a knowledgeable bike guide. Ryan worked with us as an intern the past two summers pioneering the bicycle program, so he is quite familiar with the park and is very excited about continuing these bike programs.”
Ryan will pedal two different routes: one each on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The easy to moderate rides will cover between seven and 10 miles, lasting approximately two hours. Topics include:
Discovering the Changing Landscape: North of Glen Arbor, through the Port Oneida Rural Historic District. Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
Aliens in the Ecosystem! South of Empire, through an agricultural landscape, ghost town, and former logging area. Thursdays at 11 a.m.
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