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Outdoors events
For the week of June 17-23
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Jackson County Brevet, Braselton. Bicycle ride. Benefits the Aplastic Anemia Foundation. Registration from 7-7:45 a.m.; ride begins 8 a.m. Saturday, Zion Baptist Church, Braselton. 2001 Cherry Drive, Braselton. $75 per family, including parents and children through age 12; $45 per person; $40 per member per team/club with 10 or more members.

Bike ride, Pendergrass. Chicken City Cyclists. Choose from loops of six, 11, 20 or more than 50 miles. 9 a.m. Saturday, leaves from the park one block West of Old Highway 129 and Ga. 332.

Youth Fishing Days, Helen. Children and a supervising adult can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Catch and keep. Bring your own bait and rods; limited rods available for loan. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Buck Shoals, Helen. $5 parking. Call for directions. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.


Bike Ride, Gainesville. Chicken City Cyclists. More than 40 miles to Creekside Deli in Cleveland. 9 a.m. June 26, Dewberry Church, intersection of Clarks Bridge Road and Glade Farm Road, Gainesville.

Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike, Tallulah Falls. 9:30-11 p.m. June 26, 10 p.m.-11:30 p.m. June 27, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah Falls. Preregistration required. $5 to hike; $5 parking. 706-754-7981.


Come Try It, Gainesville. Try canoeing or kayaking on Lake Lanier. Basic instruction, paddle and life jacket provided. Must be at least 18 years old to participate, or accompanied by an adult. 1-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays May-September, Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. $15, $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

The Spout Springs Library Farmers Market, Flowery Branch. 4-7 p.m. or when produce sells out, Thursdays, Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch.

The Historic Downtown Gainesville Market on the Square, Gainesville. Farmer's market with plants, herbs, honey, bread and local produce. 2:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, downtown Gainesville in the parking lot at the intersection of Main and Spring streets. 678-943-4442 or  

Hall County Farmers Market, Gainesville. 6:30 a.m. to sellout Tuesdays and 7:30 a.m. to sellout Saturdays, Hall County Farmers Market, Jesse Jewell Parkway and East Crescent Drive, just off Interstate 985 at Exit 24. 770-535-8293.

Dahlonega Farmers Market, Dahlonega. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30, downtown Dahlonega.

Suwanee Farmers Market, Suwanee. 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 12, Town Center Park, Suwanee. 770-945-8996.

Triathlon Club, Gainesville. No experience necessary. Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Fit 2 Tri Store, 1292 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-712-9129 or

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. No ride in rain. 6 p.m. Thursdays, Dewberry Baptist Church, 4616 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 678-231-0417.

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. Three group rides varying in distance from 15 to 60 miles. No ride in rain. 7 a.m. Saturdays, Corinth Baptist Church, 3590 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 678-231-0417. 

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. 35-50 mile ride. No ride in rain. 1 p.m. Sundays, Kroger Shopping Center, 3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 678-231-0417.

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