Biking, Desert Edibles, Snakes, And Some Geology

Beginner Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday, August 10, 2019
06:00 AM – 08:00 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Join us for an exciting beginner mountain bike ride among the beautiful San Tan Mountains. This 5.5-mile ride is open to all ages and skill levels. Our local experts will be available to help you understand your bike’s features and learn the ins and outs of safe riding. “No Rider Left Behind” is our policy, because we ride together in a group. This is your opportunity to be around others who are passionate about mountain biking as a sport to have fun and get some exercise. Helmets are required. Under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Essentials: water, helmet, extra tube, tools to change a flat tire. Meet at the San Tan Trail sign at the main trailhead. 6-8am.

All About Desert Edibles
Friday, August 09, 2019
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

How have people survived off the land for thousands of years? Which desert plants are edible and when are they edible?  Discover the answers to these questions and more in this informative one-hour presentation!  Feel free to bring your lunch with you inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares helpful facts about our edible plants.

Meet Jake the Snake
Saturday, August 10, 2019
01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

Visit our Nature Center and see the longest species of snake found in Arizona!  Ranger B will be at this drop-in style event to share some amazing facts about this super snake.  Visit anytime between 1:00pm-2:30pm.

The Geology of the Superstitions
Saturday, August 10, 2019
07:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

The Superstition Wilderness is one of the most beautiful and rugged places in the country.  How did it get that way?  What formed it?  What makes it so unique?  Can gold be found there?  Join local geology professor, A. J. Lombard, as he shares a wealth of information about the fascinating geology of the Superstitions in this informative slide presentation.  Bring your curiosities and questions to Usery Park and discover lots of amazing things about this local treasure!  Location:  Nature Center.

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