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Outdoors events
For the week of July 15-21
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This week

Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals, Helen. Children and their supervising adult can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Bring your own bait and rods. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Buck Shoals, Smithgall Woods Conservation Park, Helen. Call for directions. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Bike ride, Clarkesville. More than 55 miles; hilly. Chicken City Cyclists. 9 a.m. Saturday, leave from Providence Baptist Church, 12080 Ga. 197 N., Clarkesville. 770-534-7075 or

Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike, Tallulah Falls. Moonlit hike down into the gorge. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday, 9-11 p.m. Monday, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah Falls. $5 hike; $5 parking. 706-754-7981.


Bike ride, Gainesville. Moderate ride; more than 30 miles. Chicken City Cyclists. 9 a.m. July 24, leaves from Dewberry Church, intersection of Clarks Bridge Road and Glade Farm Road, Gainesville. 770-534-7075 or

Bike ride, Lula. More than 35 miles. Chicken City Cyclists. 9 a.m. July 31, leaves from Living Mission Methodist Church, Belton Bridge Road, Lula. Ride to Gusben's Downtown Restaurant in Cornelia for lunch. 770-534-7075 or

Bike ride, Pendergrass. Chicken City Cyclists ride with 6, 11, 20 and 50-mile loops. 9 a.m. Aug. 7, leaves from the park one block West of Old Highway 129 and Ga. 332, Pendergrass. 770-534-7075 or


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. 770-287-7888.

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.

Sunshine Seniors Fruit & Veggie Stand, Gainesville. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday of each week, Hall County Health Department, 1290 Athens St., Gainesville.  

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

Chicken City Cyclists ride, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Wednesdays, meet at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, 1545 Community Way, Gainesville. 770-534-7075 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.