We are wrapping up black history month this week and want to focus on the importance of supporting black businesses. Today the median wealth for white families is about 12 times that for Black families ($140,000) and one in four black households have zero or negative net worth compared to less than one in ten white families without wealth.
Here are 3 Reasons to support Black businesses:
- When small businesses flourish, so do the communities around them. Our black communities.
- Flourishing businesses fosters job creation for people. Our people of color.
- We need to see people like us succeeding. It is important for physiological health.
So with all that being said, we are celebrating black culture this week and want to encourage you to support your local black businesses. During this particular hike will do just that!
Here is everything you need to know about our hike for Sunday!
- Rep your favorite BLACK-OWNED business or wear ALL BLACK. Examples of black owned businesses can be clothing brands, restaurants, catering, fitness, cosmetics, hair, jewelry, tax services, anything and everything as long as they have apparel you can wear. Everyone will get the opportunity to shout out the brand(s) they are wearing and the businesses will get free marketing our social media pages!
- Our Hike: The trail we will be hiking is 3.6 mile loop that is rated moderate. The elevation gain is 518 feet. The hike should take about 3 hours with stops.
- Meet Up: 8:30am at Edmund Babler State Park. The exact meetup location will only be emailed out Saturday night to everyone that has registered.Please arrive on time and be respectful of everyone’s time Please continue below to register.
- Things to Bring/Must Haves: comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes (hiking shoes/boots or sneakers with good traction) a jacket, water and bug spray. It is important to hike in comfortable shoes whether those are hiking boots or tennis shoes. If you are wearing sneakers I wouldn’t recommend wearing your nicest ones as they may get dirty. Dress warm and layer up! You will also want to bring light snacks and a backpack to hold everything.I always recommend bringing an extra change of clothes, shoes and socks to keep in your car in case it is muddy. Additionally, a towel and wet wipes may be helpful.
- About Edmund Babler State Park: Babler State Park is a state-managed public recreation area located in northwest section of the city of Wildwood, MO. The park’s 2441 acres is open to hiking, byclycling, horseback riding. The park was added to National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
- Optional Things to Bring: headphones, go pro, gloves, scarfs, ear warmers.
- What to Expect: The total hike should take about 3 hours and we should wrap up around 12:30pm. Throughout the hike we will stop for photos and rest breaks. There may not be any restrooms on the trail so you will want to stop prior to arriving. Is it possible that some areas of the trail may be muddy and dirty. Please dress accordingly. The trail is one big loop and will take us back to where we first started. Once we start the hike you will not have the opportunity to go back to your car to we finish.
- The environment: These hikes are meant to be relaxing, therapeutic, but physically challenging. We encourage being adventurous and having fun but we also encourage safety and respect for others. On this particular hike we will have people of all ages and we welcome friendly dogs on a leash as well.
- Weather: The forecast for Sunday is predicted at a high of 51 and low of 35. I would recommend layering up with at least three layers. The first layer you want to avoid cotton as cotton can you make you colder. Your outer layer should be a jacket that you can take off if you decide too once it warms up. I also recommend gloves, hat or ear warmers and dressing in to pairs of tall socks.
- Lunch: We usually go somewhere to eat lunch afterwards as a group. This is completely option but if you decide to join us you will want to bring money with you.
- About Us: @blackpeoplewhohike was created to inspire people of color to step out of their comfort zones and get active outside! We meet every Sunday morning at a different location in the St. Louis area. Current Sunday Funday activities have included hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and hot yoga! Future Sunday Funday actives include bicycling, skiing and zip lining. We have new people that join each week who are new to these various activities and we welcome that! This group is all about new experiences! We are on Instagram at @blackpeoplewhohike. If you are not already following us, please do so here! @Blackpeoplewhohike You can also follow us on Facebook here @Blackpeoplewhohike !
@Blackpeoplewhohike is a group of friends and perspective friends who enjoy hiking and other activities together. It is not a professional event planning or guide service that assumes any responsibility for your safety.