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Year of Yay!: Earth Day

  • Whole Foods Market 4100 Easton Gateway Drive Columbus, OH, 43219 United States (map)

This month ride leader Rahel Babb brings us the theme ‘EARTH DAY’! 

Earth Day is April 22, so it seems appropriate that this ride generates awareness about what we all can do to protect our precious resources, live sustainably and be involved locally with efforts to achieve these goals. 

Stop #1—We’ll start by heading to a spot on the Alum Creek Trail where David Hohmann will talk about watersheds and an organization with which he is passionately involved, FACT (Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries). David will answer questions like: what is a watershed?; why is it important to protect watersheds?; what are some threats to watersheds?; and what efforts are underway to restore them?  

Stop #2—Next we will head to a private residence in Clintonville where we will learn about things you can do at home to conserve resources and live more sustainably. FLOW (Friends of Lower Olentangy Watershed) super volunteer, Mike Sapp, will show us how to install a rain barrel and talk about home composting. He also recently acquired honey bees and will tell us about the important role these busy pollinators play in food production. 

Stop #3—Our last stop will be at Innis Park, where Tad Dritz will share about Green Columbus and their upcoming Earth Day Columbus volunteer opportunities. Service sites April 16–23 will be establishing gardens, cleaning river banks, clearing honeysuckle and planting trees; an Earth Day celebration will be held April 23 at Columbus Commons.

Our route can be viewed here.

Our ride kicks off from Whole Foods Market Easton during 2016. It is open to Yay Bikes! members and first-time guests, and it's FREE. Register below!