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Old 04-05-02, 10:24 AM
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New trails in Ohio!!!

In addition to the trail I have been working on, there are several other projects going on here on ohio. Check out www.joinomba.org for details!!!

For Immediate Release
April 5, 2002

Contact: Scott Fletcher, Park Manager, 3790 SR 370, Yellow Springs OH 45387, 937-767-1274
Nate Hawkins, Wittenberg University Cycling Club, s03.nhawkins@Wittenberg.edu 937-325-4275


John Bryan Opens First Off-Road Bicycle Trail

Yellow Springs, OH -- Southwestern Ohio mountain bikers will have a new place to ride when John Bryan State Park officials open the park‘s first off-road bicycling trail. At noon on Saturday, April 13, 2002, a ceremony will be held to commemorate the opening of an off-road bicycle trail at the park. The ceremony will be held at the trailhead for the Arboretum Trail near the Day Lodge. The 2-mile dirt trail is the result of a partnership between the state park and local support groups. The trail was designed and built through the efforts of the Wittenberg University Cycling Club, with help from the Ohio Mountain Bike Association. The completed trail is part of a plan that may eventually include a system of multi-use trails totaling five miles in and around the Observatory area. Other trails at John Bryan and at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve will remain open for hiking only.

Volunteers built the trail using techniques learned from trail building schools held last year presented by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, a non-profit group dedicated to educating riders and trail builders alike. Design of the trail began in the spring of 2000 and work on the trail itself began in September of 2001. After more than 150 hours of volunteer labor, the first completed stage stretches almost two miles and links to the Arboretum Trail. Work on other stages of the trail will likely begin later this year.

Ebay and Clif generously donated work gloves and Clif bars to the workers.

This multi-purpose trail will be available to off-road bicyclers during the park’s regular hours, weather permitting. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. The trail’s condition will be monitored closely and may be closed temporarily due to wet conditions to protect the resource.

Located just minutes from Dayton, Springfield and Columbus, Ohio John Bryan State Park features some of the most beautiful spots in western Ohio. Among Ohio's 74 state parks, John Bryan is noted for its 10 miles of quality walking trails, for opportunities to view wildlife and for the Little Miami River. The Little Miami, which flows through the state park, is among Ohio's cleanest streams. It is designated as a State and National Scenic River. Amenities at the park include electric and non-electric campsites, picnic shelters, walking trails and a reservable day-use lodge for private gatherings. For more information about this event or the park, contact the park office at 937-767-1274. For information about offering assistance to the volunteers who made this project possible or to join them, contact Nate Hawkins at 937-325-4275 or visit the Ohio Mountain Bike Association website at www.joinOMBA.org.
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Old 04-05-02, 11:27 AM
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Stumpy....havent u been here long enough to know not to post something more than once? You have this same thing in general discussion!
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Yeah, but dang I'm excited!
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My wife and I spent many hours at John Bryan park and Yellowsprings when we lived in Moraine, Ohio (Dayton suburb). It really is a beautiful area. The 20+ mile long paved bike path was great for rollerblading too. For those that don't know, the paved bike path is where a rail road track used to be, so it goes through some really awesome countryside.

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Hey Stumpy, you've got the new trails, now you need that new bike to ride! Any decisions yet?

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hey, sunday- that "20 mile" trail now streches from Springfield to Morrow (near Cinci)- almost 70 miles!!

'Nut- I need to email you, and will do so tonite sorry to keep you hangin.
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Cool! 70 miles is a very long bike ride. It's "Sunny Day" though, not "Sunday" Sontag - Sunday Sonnentag - Sunny Day

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