Kalamaoo County

Kalamazoo County Parks and Trail

Calendar of Events

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Date Event TimeLocation
04/14 - 05/19 Galesburg Family Walking Program
An after-school walking club on the KRV Trail. Studies have shown that children mimic their parents' behavior, so if you've been sedentary, then in effect you may be teaching your children to be less active as well. Walking can be fun and truly a great way for your family to bond and for everyone to get healthy and stay fit. Or 6-week walking program meets once a week and gives you the opportunity to experience the KRV Trail, socialize, stay active, and be outside! All levels and abilities are welcome and walking distances vary throughout the group. Pre and post-fitness tests are part of the program. For questions call 269-383-8778.
Thursdays 3:25pm Kalamazoo River Valley Trail - Meet outside at the east end of the school at Galesburg-Augusta Primary School, 315 West Battle Creek St. in Galesburg. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (unless they are enrolled and participating with the afterschool childcare program).
05/02 - 05/23 Monday Morning Cruisers
If you are looking for a group to bike with at a casual pace, we have the solution. Join us Monday mornings for an easy ride along the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. Meeting points will rotate every two weeks, giving you an opportunity to experience all of the beauty of the KRV Trail. For questions call 269-383-8778. Fee: Free
Meeting Locations:
2 & 9 - Meet at KRV Trail parking lot in Verburg Park, just west of Riverview Drive on Paterson St.
16 & 23 - Meet at Mayors' Riverfront Park, 251 Mills St. Park in the parking lot near playground, next to the baseball stadium.
Mondays 9:00am Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
05/02 Spring Wildflower Golf Cart Tours
Join us for a chance to see and learn about our native spring wildflowers that grow along the trail. This tour is offered via golf carts for senior citizens and person with a disability. Golf cart space is very limited, and pre-registration for this program is required. For registration or questions call 269-383-8778. Those wishing to walk are welcome as well. Fee: Free
Monday 10:00am and Noon Kalamazoo River Valley Trail - Meet at the 10th St parking lot near the Caboose, two miles north of West Main
05/03 - 05/31 KRVT Walking Club West
Walking in a group increases your commitment to sticking to your routine, and it is a great chance to socialize and make new friends! Did you know that walking can reduce stress, help prevent heart disease, improve sleep and help you maintain or lose weight? All levels and abilities are welcome and walking distances vary throughout the group. For questions, call 269-383-8778. Fee: Free
Tuesdays 9:00am Kalamazoo River Valley Trail - Meet at the 10th St parking lot near the Caboose, two miles north of West Main
05/04 Spring Wildflower Walk
Join us for a chance to see and learn about our native spring wildflowers that grow along the trail. You will also learn about the threats to the survival of this wonderful spring flora. No prior knowledge is required - only an interest in the natural world and the environment. If you have a wildflower field guide, bring it! Round trip is maximum two miles and the walking is easy as the trail is paved and flat. Bring insect repellent in case it is buggy. The walk will be held rain or shine, and will take about 1.5 hours.
Wednesday 6:00pm Kalamazoo River Valley Trail - Meet at the 10th St. parking lot near the caboose (2 miles north of West Main).
05/07 Kalamazoo Humane Society Dog Walk & K9 Festival
Raise money for the Humane Society and enjoy a day of fun K9 related activities. Visit www.kazoohumane.org for more information.
Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm Prairie View County Park
05/08 Borgess Run for the Health of It
Family fitness is literally "hitting the trail" in Kalamazoo. The courses for both the Kalamazoo Marathon and the Borgess Half Marathon utilize a portion of the KRV Trail. Complete details at www.borgessrun.com
Sunday Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
05/14 2016 TrailBlazer
Hosted by the Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail, this event includes both trail and road routes between Kalamazoo and South Haven. Registration information can be found at www.krvtrail.comwww.krvtrail.com
Saturday Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
05/14 20th Annual Southwest Michigan Race for the Cure
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. This year's event begins at Homer Stryker Field and utilizes a portion of the KRV Trail. For complete details visit www.komenmichigan.org/race
Saturday Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
05/21 Bell's to Bell's Bell's to Bell's is a bike ride that begins at Bell's Eccentric Cafe and takes you 7 miles out on the KRV Trail to the brewery in Comstock where you'll tour the production facility. Fee: $10 donation to support the KRVT. Register online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bells-to-bells-2016-tickets-22228727723 Saturday 1:00pm Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
05/21 Third Annual Open Roads Bike-a-Palooza
This fundraiser event supports the Open Roads Bike Program, and includes a scavenger hunt on the KRV Trail, a silent auction, and live music. Complete details at www.openroadsbike.org/bike-a-palooza
Saturday Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
05/22 36th Annual Seahorse Challenge Triathlon
Triathlon and Duathlon races at Cold Brook County Park:
Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 40k bike, 6.5mi. run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 3.3mi. run
Olympic Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike
Duathlon - 3.3mi. run, 20k bike, 3.3mi. run
For more information visit www.3disciplines.com
Sunday 8:00am Cold Brook County Park


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