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Enjoy fall bike ride next Thursday on Marshall County HOI Trail

The Marshall County Conservation Board (MCCB) announces the final program in its series of fall Brown Bag Bunch programs with a Fall Foliage Bike Ride on the Heart of Iowa Trail on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Participants should meet at the trail head in Rhodes and bring their lunch, bike, helmet and water. Assistance with transporting bicycles is available, but limited; please inquire by calling the MCCB at 641-752-5490.

MCCB Naturalist Diane Hall will lead the group on this fall foliage ride through wooded and open portions of this recreational trail to the picturesque, historic Hoy Bridge only two miles from the Rhodes trail head. The 212 foot long, concrete arch railroad bridge, which was built in 1913-1914, sits 60 feet above Clear Creek. An adjacent foot path allows visitors an impressive view of the bridge. Distance to be traveled will be dependent on group preference and time.

There is no cost for the program and all ages are welcome to attend. This is the final program in the fall Brown Bag Bunch series; watch for the upcoming winter series to be held at the GrimesFarm & Conservation Center. For more information, contact the MCCB at 752-5490.

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