Nature Notes: Bikes, hikes and more

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
  • Colo, the world's first western lowland gorilla born in a zoo, will celebrate her 52nd birthday tonight at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Details here.
  • If you haven't seen this week's paper, check out my how-to guide for biking in winter. Thanks much to Nate at Third Hand for being such a good model.
  • The SpokeJunkies are redesigning their website. For now, the bike enthusiasts are on Facebook.
  • This week's Awesome Outdoor Award goes to Beth Rudy, the toughest person I've ever hiked with. She and I did 1.7 miles yesterday at Sharon Woods Metro Park before our faces started to burn off. It's supposed to warm up a bit this week, so during your time off, check out the numerous winter classes offered throughout the county.