Bi+ Walking Club April Meetups
Join us for some fresh air, physical activity, and great company!
Meeting dates, times, and locations vary, so we can see as many lovely faces as possible!
Saturday, April 5 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Richardson Nature Center of Three Rivers Parks
8737 E Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, Minnesota 55438
Located within Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Richardson Nature Center is a gateway to stunning natural beauty just minutes from the city. Inside, colorful clay mosaics and sculptures by artist Chris Tully engage visitors with the natural world. Visitors can also meet Richardson’s resident raptors, reptiles, and amphibians up close. The nature center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and is a modern building with bathrooms, water, and temperature control. We will meet in the parking lot. We have several hiking options. We can take the paved path toward Hyland Lake Park Reserve visitor center or we can take the woodland trail behind the nature center. (Aspen, Oak, and Prairie Trails) There are rest benches along all of the trails. Woodland and prairie trails are of wood chips, bare earth, rocks, roots, turf, possibly mud or standing water. Few if any hills.
Map here: https://www.threeriversparks.org/location/richardson-nature-center
Please dress for the weather and trails. Bring water and snacks. Any other items that will make hike more comfortable: hat, sunscreen, bug spray, water resistant clothes. Children welcome. On-Leash dogs are only allowed on paved trail between nature center and visitor center. Please follow park rules.
Look for person holding bi flag in nature center parking lot. Text 612-387-7500 if you get lost.
Sunday, April 15 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holland Lake Trailhead pavillon
1100 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55123, United States
Let's meet-up outside the Holland Lake Trailhead Pavilion - Lebanon Hills Regional Park at 10:00 AM for a moderate workout pace hike. Hike will start at 10:10 am.
Look for person holding bi flag. Text 612-387-7500 if lost.
Hike Route (Numbers correspond to the numbers on the wood poles):
26 > 19 > 20 > 21 > 18 > 24 > 33 > 37 > 39 > 45 > 49 > 48 > 35 > 31 > 23 > 17 > 18 > 15 > 24 > 28 > 21 > 20 > 19 > 26
Free Parking. Picnic shelter and restrooms are handicap accessible. Woodland trails are of wood chips, bare earth, rocks, roots, turf, possibly mud or standing water. Few if any hills. Information on park and trail conditions:
Children are welcome. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. Please follow park rules.
Recommend: Good shoes and socks. Comfortable clothes for weather. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, water resistant...
Sunday, April 22 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Three Rivers Park District - French Regional Park
12605 Rockford Rd, Plymouth, Minnesota 55441
The French Visitor Center has concessions, public seating and restrooms. Meeting rooms available for reservations provide a peaceful setting for meeting, family functions and celebrations.
French Regional Park has both paved and unpaved trails with various lengths and difficulty, some of which are lighted seasonally. The unpaved trails are 100% open but are soft and muddy in spots. Please plan accordingly. Depending on the group and amount of rain, we might walk primarily on paved paths. Recommended items to bring include comfortable but sturdy hiking footwear, insect repellent, drinking water, and a snack.
Children are welcome.
Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. Please follow park rules.
These meetups are for health and community, not hook-ups so please follow rules of consent.
Liability Waiver: By participating in Bi+ Walking Club events,
you agree to be responsible for your own safety and hereby release Bisexual Organizing Project - BOP, it’s organizers, event hosts and members, of any responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever for any loss of property or personal injury to yourself occurring during a Bi+ Walking Club event or any related activity.
BECAUSE 2020 Cancelled
The BECAUSE leadership team and the BOP board have been reviewing forecasts for what this Fall will look like including continued COVID hotspots, limitations on travel, and how people are going to be feeling about being large groups. We feel the most responsible action at this time is to cancel BECAUSE 2020. We have explored moving the conference on line as many conferences and gatherings have done and find it is not the best option for BECAUSE.
The BOP board is developing virtual community building that we hope will help bridge this time for our community. Please check out BOP's Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Meetup Group, and Twitter to stay informed of upcoming events.
We are currently in discussion with our location, Wellstone Center, and our planned speakers and special guests to make BECAUSE 2021 one of the best ever. We hope you will join us in October 2021.
Build, serve and advocate for an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community to promote social justice.
Within the next five years grow Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) into a successfully-run Upper Midwest nonprofit organization with annual funding of $100,000 that provides community building, education, and advocacy for the bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community and our allies.