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Women's bike trip offered at Itasca Park

Women who want to experience biking the trails of Itasca State Park are invited to attend the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Becoming An Outdoors Woman (BOW) biking and geocaching weekend, Aug. 22 -23.

The event includes biking Wilderness Drive and naturalist led natural history hikes. Women will also learn how to use a GPS and experience geocaching. Lodging will be at the Itasca State Park Club House.

"It's a wonderful opportunity for women to learn outdoor sports in a friendly, supportive environment, surrounded by the beauty of Itasca State Park," said Linda Bylander, BOW coordinator.

The event is open to women age 16 and older. Lodging and instruction is included in the workshop fee. Space is limited. To register, call Julie at 218-327-4414.

Additional information about the other women and family events hosted by the BOW program is available online.

To request a copy of the 2009 BOW schedule of events, call the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or toll free 888-646-6367.