Bike ride, Pendergrass. Chicken City Cyclists. Six-, 11-, 20- and more than 50-mile loops. 10 a.m. Saturday, leaves from City Park behind depot in downtown Pendergrass. email@example.com.
Bike ride, Gainesville. Hilly ride of more than 35 miles. 10 a.m. Dec. 27, Corinth Baptist Church, intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Mount Vernon Road, Gainesville. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Falconry School, Helen. Learn to be a falconer and prepare for the state and federal falconry exam. Indoor work and live hunt included. Register by Friday. Class, Dec. 29-30, Smithgall Woods Conservation Area and Lodge, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. $225 for class, $3 parking. 706-878-3087.
Bike ride, Cleveland. Chicken City Cyclists. More than 40-mile ride. 10 a.m. Jan. 10, leave from Woodlawn Baptist Church, 4219 Ga. 254, Cleveland. email@example.com.
Senior Ranger Wednesdays, Helen. 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Trading Post, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. Free. Preregistration required. 800-573-9659, ext. 305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicken City Cyclists meeting, Gainesville. 6 p.m. second Sundays, Pasquale's Italian Restaurant, 1011 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. email@example.com.
Lanier Running Club meeting, Gainesville. 7 p.m. first Mondays. Open to runners, walkers, joggers, high and middle school track and cross country. Johnny’s Pizza, 104 Carrington Park Drive, Gainesville. Free. 770-983-1328.
First Saturday Hike, Gainesville. 10-11:30 a.m. first Saturdays. Naturalist-guided hike through the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve. $5 adults, $3 children ages 2-12, free for members and children age 1 and younger. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. 770-535-1976.
Georgia Mountains Archaeology Society meeting, Gainesville. Join field studies and categorize artifacts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. first Saturdays. Ages younger than 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. 770-535-1976.
Trail Crew Work Day, Gainesville. Improve Elachee’s trails. Bring water, lunch, gloves and rain gear; tools, training and afternoon refreshments included. Ages younger than 18 should be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. first Saturdays. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. Free. 770-535-1976 to preregister.
ISI Cycling, Gainesville. 25-50 miles. 7:30 a.m. Saturdays, Corinth Baptist Church, 3590 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville.
Mountain bike ride with Bike Town USA, Oakwood. All levels welcome. 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. 770-532-7090.
Recreation rides with Habersham Bicycles, Alto. 12 to 22 miles at 7 a.m. Saturdays, 20- to 35-mile fast pace (18-23 mph) rides at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays, road time trials on Thursdays. Habersham Bicycles, Ga. 365, Alto. No ride if raining. Free. Joe Elam, 706-894-2453.