Free State’s Eastside Brewery to host Trails that Connect Us event

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All are invited to get to know Lawrence’s trails, Free State’s Eastside Brewery, and each other during Thursday evening’s Trails that Connect Us event.

There will be beer, music, food trucks, kid-friendly activities, brewery tours and lots of info about area trails. Dogs on leashes are also welcome to join the outdoor fun.


Event hosts are expecting more than 27 organizations to be in attendance, sharing information about various activities in our region. That will include the Friends of Lawrence Area Trails, who will be there tabling with trail updates and maps, and folks from Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, who will be on hand for demonstrations and maintenance tips.

The Lawrence Arts Center and Topeka Community Cycle Project will offer activities for kids, and buskers will be there for entertainment.

Organizers are expecting JB’s Tacos, The Burger Bus, and Tropical Treats Shaved Ice & Lemonade food trucks to be there.

The event is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20 along the Burroughs Trail near 19th Street and Moodie Road, just west of Haskell Avenue. If the event gets rained out, it will be bumped to the same time Friday, April 21. The event is free to attend.

“There is easy access from the Burroughs Trail, so cycling or walking is encouraged!” according to information from event organizers. “There will be free bicycle valet parking — ride and park your bike to receive a beer sample ticket!”

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