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It's a beautiful Spring! Take some time to explore our scenic Portage County. 
Tour de Portage
Saturday May 19
Music, Food, Gifts and Fun Included!!
Our friends at the Portage Cyclery are hosting the "Tour De Portage" Road Bike Ride Saturday, May 19th.

Pick your distance to tour the beautiful landscapes of Portage County--we have scouted 50-mile, 30-mile and 20-mile routes.  Those riding the 50 & 30 mile distances will leave at 10 AM. Those riding 20 miles depart at 12 Noon.  All rides depart from the Portage Cyclery,
2645 St Rt 59 Ravenna. 
This is a road ride through some of the Portage County scenic areas. A certified bicycle helmet and accessories are required to join the rides. 
The Portage Cyclery is providing live musical entertainment and food from 12:30 to 3:30. This is open to the general public. The band will be The Scuttlebums which plays folk/rock. Food will be provided in exchange for a donation to the Portage Park District. All funds received will go to benefit the continuing maintenance of Portage County Parks and Trails. 
There is no fee to participate and ride in the "Tour De Portage." All participants in the "Tour De Portage" will receive a nice vinyl back bag with several items inside as a gift from The Portage Cyclery, TransPORTAGE and The Portage Parks District. Donations to The Portage Park District will be requested. 
Registration is done through http://minifondo.eventbrite.com or www.portagecyclery.com. You may call The Portage Cyclery @ 330-839-8429 to register if preferred. For more information please go the www.portagecyclery.com. 
TransPORTAGE is responsible for organizing several activities in May to promote bicycling as a sustainable and beneficial way of life. TransPORTAGE is a grass-roots citizens sector non partisan initiative to envision, promote, coordinate and collaborate on the re-localization of the economy of Portage County area of Ohio. www.transportage.org

The Portage Cyclery is a Bicycle sales, service and parts store to educate, service and provide products to the greater Portage County area.
Morgan Preserve
Wetlands and Stream Restoration

Saturday, May 19 1:00

Join us at the Morgan Preserve for a tour of the 9-acre wetlands and stream restoration project. Meet at the parking area on Nicodemus Road, about 1/2 mile east of State Route 44 in Shalersville and be prepared to walk over rough ground.
Sky Ranger Astronomy Programs

Join our volunteer "Sky Ranger" and explore the night skies.   

Saturday May 26 8:30 pm: Check out the night skies with volunteer guides and telescopes from the
Berlin Lake Trail bridge in Deerfield. A 360 degree view over the lake. Please register ahead by calling 330-297-7728
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Headwaters Adventure Race  
Save the Date: July 14, 2012, Mantua Village
Registration Opens June 1st at

Run, Pedal and Paddle for trails and watershed conservation!

a fun(d)raiser hosted by the Portage Park District Foundation 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! please contact the Park District to learn how you can help: info@portageparkdistrict.org 
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Hope to see you out in the parks~
Christine Craycroft
Portage Park District