Third Annual Fat Tire

Classic at Lake Macbride — Feb. 15

The third Annual Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic Bike race and ride will take riders around scenic Lake Macbride. Riders can choose a 15-mile or 30-mile route. Bikes need to be equipped with 3.5 inch or greater tires.

Sponsored by the Solon Centennial Lions Club and Sugar Bottom Bikes. Registration closes online on Feb. 11, but is still available on race day.

Family Nature Events at Springbrook State Park — Feb. 22

Join Springbrook State Park staff for events on Saturday, Feb. 22.

At 10 a.m., build “make and take” suet bird feeders at Springbrook’s For the Birds event.

Spend your afternoon on a hike using GPS technology to navigate geological and historical sites in the park at CSA 163 Discovering Prehistory, Geology and Fossils with GPS.

More details can be found on the Parks 2020 calendar on

Island Hike at Brushy Creek State Rec Area — Feb. 23

Combat those winter blues with a hike led by park staff to the island at Brushy Creek State Recreation Area. A short walk will lead to Taylor Island. Hike up and enjoy the views of the lake. Meet at the boat ramp at 2 p.m.

Brushy Creek near Fort Dodge is one of Iowa’s largest parks, with plenty of space for winter fun! Learn more!