Bennett Spring State Park invites the public to a Ride With a Ranger event at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Participants will join the park’s ranger on a bike ride across the historical Civilian Conservation Corps bridge around Bennett Spring Zone 1 to Shelter A and back. Those wishing to join the bike ride should meet at the fish hatchery feeding station across from the park store. Bring a bicycle, helmet and water.
Participants will also learn about bike safety and road rules and have an opportunity to get acquainted with the park’s ranger. The riding terrain is mostly flat with some grassy off-road riding and one hill. The ride length and destination can be altered if needed to accommodate riders with special needs or inclement weather. Insect repellent is strongly recommended.
Future rides are planned for Aug. 17 and Sept. 14.
Bennett Spring State Park is at 26250 Highway 64A in Lebanon. For more information about the event, call the nature center at (417) 532-3925 or fish hatchery staff at (417) 532-4418.
For more information about Missouri State Parks and Historical Sites, go to mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.