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Portland Bike Theft Summit Dec. 10

11/25/14

Portland, OR - "As many of you have noticed, after nearly a decade of reporting on and working on bike theft here in Portland, we've recently been trying to raise the profile of the issue." more...

Ironton Meeting on Proposed Riverfront Trail

11/25/14

Ironton, OH - "The city of Ironton had a public meeting on Monday to share plans and take comments about a proposed riverfront shared walking and bike trail."

"...nearly 30 people came to the meeting..." more

"Cleveland On The Rise" Panel Discussion

11/21/14

Cleveland, OH - "...Here are five things to know from the second panel, which dealt with recreation and included Brian Zimmerman, chief executive officer of the Cleveland Metroparks..." more

Adventure Cycling's 2015 Tours Catalogue

"Adventure Cycling's 2015 Tours catalog is full of stunning photos and exceptional tours both new and old..." more

CVNP Volunteer Orientation Dec. 2

"Do you want to volunteer at your National Park? Attend an orientation for an overview of the National Park and our current volunteer opportunities..." more

2 Charity Rides Collect Millions for Cancer Research

11/19/14

"Two of the biggest - if not the biggest - charity bike rides in the nation raised a total of $62 million for cancer research this year..." more

Inaugural Pilgrim Pedal Nov. 27

Troy, OH - "Looking for a change from the usual "Turkey Trot?" Check out the inaugural "Pilgrim Pedal" which will begin at Treasure Island Park..." more

Courteous Mass Springfield Nov. 23

Springfield, OH - "Help build the cycling movement in Springfield and have a lot of fun while you're at it. Ride with Courteous Mass-Springfield and you'll see the city on your bike..." more

Gobbler Gives Bike Tour Nov. 23

Dayton, OH - "Join Tomfoolery Outdoors and The Foodbank Dayton for a food delivery by bicycle. The Gobbler Gives Bike Tour will celebrate the season of giving with a fun bike ride and food drive..." more

Tour de Trails Dec. 5

11/14/14

Richmond, VA - "Bicyclists are invited on a 16-mile ride showcasing little-known local trails on Dec. 6." more...

Cranksgiving Cleveland Nov. 22

Cleveland, OH - "Help us ensure that Cleveland families in need have a happy Thanksgiving and joyous holiday season this year by joining us for the 3rd anual Cranksgiving, a bike ride food-raiser!" more...

Seattle's 5th Cranksgiving Nov. 22

Seattle, WA - "Last year's Cranksgiving was by far Seattle's biggest yet with 126 riders donating 1,443 pounds of food to Rainier Valley Food Bank. Well, the ride is back for a fifth year in a row, and you're cordially invited to join." more...

Bike Officials Meeting in Greenbo

11/12/14

Argillite, KY - "With the new EK?Bikeway drawing the attention of bicycling enthusiasts across the state and beyond, members of the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission chose to gather in Greenup County for their annual meeting..." more

Man Walking Across NJ for East Coast Greenway

11/9/14

"Ivan Kossak, an accountant by day, was bundled in five layers against temperatures in the mid-30s as he took his first steps across the George Washington Bridge at 6 a.m. on Saturday. He wore a headlamp - the sun had not risen..." more

81-Year-Old Bikes Solo Across Canada

11/7/14

CAN - "Howard Dietzman would disagree with those who say the world is not a safe place. To Deitzman, the world is an adventure waiting to happen..." more

10 Ways Bike Touring is Booming

"Bicycle tour directors are gathering in San Diego this week to discuss the growth of their segment of the tourism industry and celebrate their 25th annual conference." more...

The Ribbon is Cut, Tallgrass Trail Opens

11/7/14

Marion, OH - "...before the ribbon was cut Friday, an unintentional coincidence set the scene for the official launch of the county's recreational trail." more...

Ohio Park to get 255 Trees this Weekend

11/7/14

Springfield, OH - "The Clark County Park District and volunteers from the local United Parcel Service will plant 255 trees in George Rogers Clark Park this weekend." more...

Bike for the Bridge Trail Ride Nov. 8

11/5/14

PA - "...The Bike for the Bridge trail cycling ride takes place on two different portions of the trail with two different start times to help raise funds to complete a pedestrian bridge from downtown Jim Thorpe to the Lehigh Canal Towpath and Weissport." more

Rotary Park hosts 2nd annual Bike Bash Nov. 8

11/3/14

Huntington, WV - "...Sponsored by the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, Bike Bash is a one-day celebration (complete with food, drinks and live music), that celebrates all things cycling in Huntington." more...

Cleveland Towpath Public Meeting Nov. 6

11/3/14

Cleveland, OH - "After nearly a decade of planning, dreaming and on-the-ground construction, the civic partnership leading Cleveland's Towpath Trail is ready for its latest update to the public on how it plans to complete the final six miles project by 2018." more...

Hike The Buckeye Trail in CVNP Nov. 16

Penninsula, OH - "Challenge yourself on this seven-mile hike on the unpaved, hilly terrain of the Buckeye Trail. Hikers participating in at least five ranger-led hikes will earn a special gift..." more

2nd Annual Tweed Ride Nov. 15

Columbus, OH - "We are meeting at North Market at 9:00 AM for coffee and breakfast. We will roll out around 10:30 AM. It will be a "slow ride" with stops for photo ops, food, and drinks." more...

Courteous Mass Dayton Nov. 7

Dayton, OH - "Learn the joys of transportation cycling and sharing the road, while enjoying the benefits of safety in numbers..." more

Supporters Bike East Coast Greenway

Pinceton, NJ - "Four Princeton-area residents participated in a weeklong bicycle ride in October from Philadelphia to Fredericksburg, Va. to promote the East Coast Greenway..." more

B&O Trail Walk Nov. 1

Mansfield, OH - "Join Richland County Park District Director Jason Larson from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday for a casual walk along the B&O Bike Trail to identify plants.

"The B&O Trail is home to many species..." more

Castalia Quarry Bike & Hike Nov. 9

Castalia, OH - "Ride around the Castalia Quarry - a vast, rocky, open space - by mountain bike or on foot - not suited to road bikes..!" more

Newark Volunteers Make a Difference in Park, Trail

10/25/14

Newark, OH - "Volunteers of all ages helped clean up Everett Park and spruce up the city Saturday morning during the annual Make A Difference Day." more...

2014 ODOT Bike / Ped Summit Nov. 4

Columbus, OH - "Join us for this important workshop that will promote an integrated transportation system as a path to creating healthy, active communities for Ohioans..." more

No Fondo Ride For Lance

10/23/14

"Disgraced professional cyclist Lance Armstrong cannot participate in a charity bike ride event this weekend sponsored by his friend and former teammate George Hincapie." more...

Make a Difference Day Oct. 25

CVNP, OH - "Participate in a Day of Service. Groups welcome..." more

Red Flannel Metric Century Nov. 2

Oberlin, OH - "Celebrate the 40th "riding" of this traditional end-of-season tour famous for its homemade cookies, soups, pancakes, and an included raffle. The rolling 64-mile rolling to hilly route visits historic Milan..." more

Teens Complete GAP Ride

Federick, MD - "Two Frederick teens who biked the C&O Canal towpath in 2012, have biked the Great Allegheny Passage, also known as the GAP." more...

Tallgrass Trail Ribbon Cutting Nov. 7

10/20/14

Marion, OH - "We're finishing construction (in the next week or two) of a 3.5 mile paved segment of the Marion Tallgrass Trail. We'll have a ribbon cutting at noon on Friday, November 7..."

Ribbon Cutting will be held at 2093 Holland Rd. West trailhead in Marion @ noon on Friday, November 7th. Visit the Tallgrass facebook page for more.

Submitted by Dan Sheridan

Spooky Pooch Festival Helps Celebrate Trail Opening

10/18/14

Lakewood, OH - "Witches, skeletons and pumpkins abound at the Spooky Pooch Festival and Parade Saturday to celebrate not only Halloween, but the opening of an all-purpose trail at Kauffman Park..." more

Courteous Mass Springfield Oct. 26

Springfield, OH - "...Ride with Courteous Mass-Springfield and you'll see the city on your bike..." more

Kev Hawn's Next Feat is the Grand History Trail

PA - "...Hawn will be attempting to finish the first ultra-marathon run of the completed sections of the Grand History Trail." more...

Fall Foilage & Frostbike Frolic Oct. 25

Medina, OH - "Free, self-supported ride around Medina County. Map provided, no other services..." more

Unicyclists Take the Trails at OMSP

10/15/14

Pelham, AL - "Imagine riding a unicycle through the trails of Oak Mountain State Park. Twenty-one unicyclists spent their Columbus Day Weekend doing just that at the second annual Southern Trails of Oak Mountain Park Mountain Unicycle Festival." more...

Orange Twp. Ped Bridge Ribbon Cutting Oct. 26

Lewis Center, OH - "Join us for the Orange Township Pedestrian Bridge Ribbon Cutting on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:30pm. All activities and parking will take place on the west side of US Rt 23..." more

Dayton Christian Dean Hikes 14 States

10/15/14

Dayton, OH - "...The Academic Dean for Dayton Christian School System returned home in late September after completing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail - from Springer Mountain, Ga., to Mount Katahdin, Maine..." more

37th Family Haunted Tour for Oct. 25

Berkey, OH - "Celebrate the Halloween season by riding 38 flat miles on back country roads. Prizes for best bike-safe costumes, complimentary group or individual photo for each rider..." more

Medina County Park Events for Oct.

10/13/14

Medina County, OH - "The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the month of October. All events are free unless otherwise noted..." more

Encore Forum for Eastside Greenway Oct. 14

Cleveland Heights, OH - "After a series of public hearings in September, proponents of the Eastside Greenway in Cuyahoga County are bringing the project back for an encore public forum Tuesday at Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights." more...

Rt. 66 Bike Tour Draws Nearly 100 Bicyclists

Carthage, MO - "Nearly 100 bicyclists battled the rainy weather this morning to tour the Mother Road." more...

Night Ride on the Towpath Oct. 17

Massillon, OH - "Ride 15 miles on the Cuyahoga Valley National Park's Towpath Trail in the gathering darkness: helmet and bicycle lights required..." more

Walk With Nature Oct. 19

St. Marys, OH - "...Participants will be able to walk along the Miami and Erie Canal Towpath Trail..." more

Fall-n-Leaf Bike Tour Oct. 12

Bellville, OH - "The Mid Ohio Bikers will host the 36th annual Fall-N-Leaf bicycle tour on Sunday." more...

Deer Creek Fall Color Ride Oct. 18

London, OH - "Welcome to the 3rd Annual Deer Creek Fall Color Ride! This budget tour is this season's final fling to enjoy the lovely autumn colors along the byways in the Darby Creek and Deer Creek valleys, sponsored by the Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails." more...

3rd Saints Ride Oct. 11

Bellefontaine, OH - "A 16.3-mile ride on the rolling back roads of beautiful Logan County. Visits Indian Lake..." more

Walk / Bike to School Day Oct. 8

"International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event..." more

Week-Long Bike Tour Launches From Schuylkill Banks

Philadephia, PA - "...Every year, the tour covers a piece of the 2,900 mile East Coast Greenway, a network of bike paths and roads, that connects Calaic, Maine to Key West, Florida..." more

Cleveland Beats Pittsburgh

10/6/14

"Cleveland Beats Pittsburgh in the Rust Belt battle of the Bikes." more...

Volunteers Needed to Help Remove Invasive Plants Oct. 9

CVNP, OH - "Thursday, October 09, 2014 @ 1:00 PM @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Details provided on registration." more...

2nd Groovy Gourd Bike Tour Oct. 11

Piqua, OH - "The ride traverses some of the prettiest areas of Miami County. Riders start from the city..." more

Towpath Marathon Brings Runners to Brecksville Oct. 12

10/2/14

Brecksville, OH - "The annual Towpath Marathon is establishing an international reputation. It has attracted runners from Japan, Ireland and England, not to mention 30 U.S. states." more...

Greene County Hosting Free Night Rides in Oct.

Xenia, OH - "The Greene County Parks & Trails Trail Sentinels is hosting two free night bicycle rides this month.

"They are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, from Xenia Station to Cedarville, and 7 p.m. Oct. 25, from Xenia Station to Beavercreek Community Park." more...

NEOcycle Draws 20,000 to Edgewater Park

10/2/14

Cleveland, OH - "...NEOCycle, presented by Ohio Savings Bank, featured races, rides and a festival to meet the needs of everyone while showcasing the growing bike culture in our fair city. If you missed it, here is a first hand account of the weekend from our very own Bike Cleveland member Frank Jones." more...

Outerbike is the Place to Be

10/1/14

Moab, UT - "...Outerbike was first created as mountain biking's answer to Interbike, the industry's big splashy show in Las Vegas..." more

Flatlander's Pig Ride Oct. 5

Lindsey, OH - "Free ride with the Flatlanders over country roads on routes of 15/23.5/33.5 flat miles. Find out why it's called the Pig Ride..." more

The Great Pumpkin Roll Ride Oct. 4

Cincinnati, OH - "Enjoy scenic routes on rolling Ohio and Indiana roads covering from 34 to 104 miles. Family fun ride of 10 miles also available. Ride lengths, routes can be customized on the ride's cloverleaf-layout..." more

2014 National Bike Challenge Results

9/30/14

"The 2014 National Bike Challenge saw unprecedented participation from more than 47,000 riders across the country, pedaling more than 23 million miles." more...

Marion Tallgrass 5K Trail Run Oct. 11

Marion, OH - "Please join the Marion Young Professionals, and former participants of Leadership Marion! for the 2nd Annual Marion Tallgrass 5K Trail Run..." more

Midwest Outdoor Experience Oct. 3-4

Dayton, OH - "Midwest Outdoor Experience (formerly GearFest) has grown beyond just gear and exploded into a multi-day event, featuring outdoor activities, exhibitor village, competitions, music, craft beer garden & food, camping, exciting demos and more..!" more

Lake-to-Lakes Trail Public Meeting Oct. 7

Shaker Heights, OH - "A 3/4-mile paved trail is being designed as part of a pedestrian/bike trail system connecting Shaker Lakes with Lake Erie. It will be located in Shaker Heights and Cleveland Heights on the north side of Fairhill Road. You are invited to view a presentation of the revised engineering plans and provide feedback to trail designers and city staff." more...

Couteous Mass Dayton Oct. 3

Dayton, OH - "Dayton's Monthly Street Cycling Ride..." more

Canal Trail Clean-Ups Sept. 27

Ottoville, OH - "On Saturday, volunteers around the nation, including The Buckeye Trail Association's trail work crew along with Ottoville and Delphos volunteers at Ohio State Parks - Miami and Erie Canal Lands, will chip in to help improve public treasured places..." more

Skull-N-Bones Gravel Challenge Review

MN - "...Saturday marked the inaugural Skull-N-Bones Challenge, offering three different courses of 25-, 50- and 100-mile lengths. I really appreciated the different length options, because it makes gravel riding more accessible to a range of riders, rather than just the hardcore crowd..." more

Robert J. Shook Bridge Dedication Oct. 3

9/23/14

"...historical dedication of a beautiful bridge which completes the connection between Troy and Piqua along the Great Miami River Trail." more

Bike to Jazz in Harrison West Sept. 28

Columbus, OH - "Plan your rides to coincide with the Harrison West Jazz Stage held on Sundays, 1-2:30 pm..." more

Courteous Mass Springfield Sept. 28

Springfield, OH - "Help build the cycling movement in Springfield and have a lot of fun while you're at it..." more

Friends of Little Miami State Park Meeting Sept. 28

Milford, OH - "Attend the general meeting of the Friends Group for the Little Miami Scenic Trail..." more

Iron Horse Challenge Sept. 27-28

"The Iron Horse Challenge fights a disease that has no treatments, no cure, does not discriminate, and is 100% fatal - Lou Gehrig's disease. The event rides 72 miles from Columbus to Dayton and 124 miles from Columbus to Cincinnati (using the amazing Ohio to Erie Trail)." more

Chillicothe Night Pie Ride Oct. 2

Chillicothe, OH - "The Tri-County Triangle Trail will be co-hosting a Night Pie Ride on Thursday, October 2, 2014, beginning at the Hopewell National Park Service parking lot on 4731 Sulphur Lick Road. The event begins at 6:30 and will include homemade, Amish pies and ice cream.

"The night pie ride from Chillicothe to Frankfort is 14-miles."

Visit them on Facebook.

Submitted by Sandra Clark

Night Ride on the Towpath Sept. 20

Massillon, OH - "Ride 15 miles on the Cuyahoga Valley National Park's Towpath Trail in the gathering darkness..." more

41st Northeast Ohio Century Ride Sept. 21

Cortland, OH - "New location with loop options of mostly flat 25/50/62/75/100 miles. Hot lunch and famous cookies available on all rides plus free drawings for cash and prizes..." more

Trans Canada Trail Ride for a Cause

CAN - "Lloyd McLean will taking part in the Big Bike Ride on Sunday when he will ride a fat tire bike on the Trans Canada Trail from Oxford..." more

Wooman Sept. 21

Wooster & Mansfield, OH - "Ride the gorgeous rolling hills of mid-Ohio between Wooster and Mansfield on routes of 20/50/100 miles. Funds raised support breast cancer awareness and education efforts..." more

NEO Cycle Sept. 26-28

Cleveland, OH - "An urban cycling festival consisting of competitive races and unique rides, connected by live entertainment and an interactive, action-filled festival at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park..." more

Twisted Pretzel Tour Sept. 27

Germantown, OH - "The Twisted Pretzel Tour is a mass start timed event through the beautiful Germantown countryside..." more

Old School BMX Show & Swap Meet Sept. 20

Hilliard, OH - "Old school bmx show and swap meet Saturday Sept 20 in Buckeye BMX parking lot starting at 11 am." more...

Open Streets Columbus Sept. 21

Columbus, OH - "Open Streets Columbus is an initiative that temporarily closes streets down to autos and opens them up as 'urban playgrounds' for ALL people to enjoy." more...

Detroit's Slow Roll Ride

Detroit, MI - "...Initiated in 2010 by Detroit Bike City co-founders Jason Hall and Mike MacKool, Slow Roll is a mass bicycle ride that takes place every Monday night in the Motor City - and has grown by leaps and bounds in just a few years..." more

C.O.M.B.O. Board Meeting Sept. 16

Columbus, OH - "Are you interested in seeing more Mountain Bike Trails in Central Ohio? COMBO is working with Columbus Parks and Recreation, Metro Parks, and other partners on a proposal to develop and maintain (non-rogue) MTB trails off of the existing Olentangy Greenway." more...

Tour de Piggy Sept. 27

Vandalia, OH - "Travel 32 or 64 flat to rolling miles on lightly-traveled roads in northern Montgomery and Miami Counties..." more

San Fran Mountain Bike Festival

9/6/14

San Francisco, CA - "...Nearly 1,000 bicyclists and spectators flocked to the 317-acre San Francisco park Saturday for the second annual Mountain Bike Festival, a day of races, jumps, socializing, kid activities and quiet time amid the eucalyptus and pines." more

New Ohio & Erie Canal Book Now Available

"I am pleased to announce the upcoming release of LOCAL author Boone Triplett's pictorial history book Ohio and Erie Canal, from Arcadia Publishing. Published on Monday, August 25th, this new title reconnects people with their past through vintage images - images that may even include you, your family and your friends..."

Visit this link for more info.

Ohio & Erie Canal Book

The author, Boone Triplett, has the following book signings scheduled:

  • 10/17/2014 - Canal Society of Ohio Fall Tour (Oct. 17-18, Athens)
  • 10/19/2014 - Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival (Coschocton)
  • 12/13/2014 - Mustill Store Holiday Open House (Akron)

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