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Picnicking by Bike

John Fylpaa, Interpretive Naturalist at Lake Bemidji State Park

I can't think of a better use of a Saturday than a leisure bike ride coupled with a picnic break at the lakeside. While a car picnic allows you to bring everything including the kitchen sink, on a bike picnic you want to go lean and light. Plan to keep the food simple and the utensils few, but still not leave out any essentials and have no waste.

The essentials:

P.S. These tips work great for a paddling trip, too!