Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Owen Beach Campout 2018

We're loading up our kids and tents to go bike camping at Owen Beach again! Pre-registration is required, so please read on.

WHEN: Meet-up at 2nd Cycle Tacoma's Community Cycle Center on Friday Aug 24, 2018 around 5:30pm. We'll roll-out about 6pm to Point Defiance Park, a 7.5 mile ride. It will take about 1.5 hours.

CAMP GEAR: We'll camp on the grass next to the beach and have to break camp by 9am. Keep it simple! We recommend tent, bedroll, change of clothes, warmer layers for the evening. You can haul your gear by bike (it's bike camping!), or toss heavy/awkward items in the 2nd Cycle van that's meeting us there. Need a tent? Let us know in the comments and we'll try to locate an extra one for you.

FOOD TO BRING: For the ride, bring a water bottle and maybe even a spray bottle to help keep kids cool. Metroparks provides evening snacks and a basic breakfast, but plan to bring a picnic dinner or snacks for after the ride. Don't bonk!

RETURN: On Saturday morning families can make their way back home in small groups or individually. Remember, it's going to be more uphill on the way home, so plan for a longer ride.

PRE-REGISTER: Campers must preregister with The Tacoma Nature Center by calling (253) 404-3930. Cost is $50 for a 4-person site. Tell them you are with Kidical Mass. (SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE...Puyallup Watershed Initiative is helping to make this event more accessible, so please contact Matt via email (kidicalmasstacoma <at> gmail <dot> com) if you need financial assistance.) There are a limited number of campsites available for this Metroparks Tacoma event, so please make your plans soon!

This is a bit different than most of our events and rides, but we hope to see you there. Please let us know if you register for your own campsite so we can keep track of who's coming.

RSVP on Facebook (optional)

More details on the Metroparks website: https://www.metroparkstacoma.org/campout/

Point Defiance Ranger leads a nature talk

You can bring your dog! Can you spot Spencer?

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