Sunday, July 8, 2018:
2nd Annual Bike Ride for Land Conservation: The Southbridge Credit Union TourOpacum Ride!
Bikes and Beers! Who could ask for more on a summer afternoon?
Join Opacum Land Trust for this spectacular scenic bike ride through Sturbridge, Brimfield, Brookfield and surrounding towns and take in the beauty of the several properties Opacum Land Trust has conserved.
With Rapscallion Brewery in Sturbridge as our home base, serious riders can choose a challenging 50 or 100 mile ride through the hills of Brimfield and Monson. Routes are also laid out for a beautiful 25 mile loop, and a family-friendly 7.5 mile ride. Hyland Orchard’s beautiful new pavilion will offer live music by the Tony Soul Project, while craft beer and food from the Rapscallion Food Truck are available all day. Or bring your own homemade picnic and lawn chairs and blankets – It’s all good!
Opacum is pleased to announce that Southbridge Credit Union is the lead sponsor for TourOpacum, demonstrating acommitment to the character of these communities. The Sturbridge Tourist Association has also made a commitment supporting TourOpacum, including funding to support our digital marketing efforts. After a successful first year with 91 riders, we hope to more than double participation in 2018.
Join us for a great ride, or join us later to enjoy the summer afternoon!
September 19th – Our Annual “Fall for Opacum” Dinner
“Where’s Your Walden?”
An evening with Dr. Robert M. Thorson
We are honored this year to feature guest speaker Dr. Robert Thorson, whose topic “Where’s Your Walden?” will connect his lifetime of scholarship in the subjects of geology, Henry Thoreau and New England’s landscape to the special character of our region.
Dr. Thorson is a professor of geology at the University of Connecticut, the author of seven books; his newest, The Guide to Walden Pond, provides explorers and readers a new opportunity to learn deeply about the natural and cultural history of this iconic American place. Join us for our annual dinner at the Publick House. Tickets will go on sale in July, but you can reserve your seats now by phone or email.
All are welcome to Opacum Events. Please consider becoming a member of Opacum Land Trust so we may continue offering outstanding programs!
For additional information or to RSVP please call 508-347-9144 or email Opacum at Membership@OpacumLT.org