Saturday, August 16, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Below: Camp Chase Trail retaining wall and gravel base before paving. Here, you are looking west towards Alton Road. Alton is where the paved section of the trail ends and this gravel section begins. The bridge being constructed over Hellbranch Run is behind me in this photo. The bridge abutments are in place and the prefabricated bridge sections have been delivered and are on site ready to be installed. I predict this section should be open all the way to Galloway by the end of this year.
Below: Here is the trail at Alton Rd. facing East. The trail is all gravel from this point.
Below: Here is the trail at Alton Rd. facing West. The trail is paved in this direction all the way to Cincinnati. There is no parking available here, we recommend parking at the trail head at Big Darby Creek and the Little Darby Creek on Alkire Rd. You can request a permit for overnight parking from the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park rangers, office or possibly the new nature center.
Below: You are here (click for larger version)...
Below: Galloway Rd. where it crosses the railroad tracks in Galloway. Crews are now clearing trees and brush eastward between Galloway Rd. and Norton Rd. Trail work is also in progress further east between Hall Rd. and (west) Sullivant Ave.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Bridges and Vines
Bicycle Tour 2014
The 2014 Bridges & Vines Bicycle Tour will be held on Saturday, August 16. Spend a beautiful day in the country on rides of 12, 25, 39 or 62 miles through vineyards and over historic covered bridges. All but the 12 mile use a portion of the Western Reserve Greenway Trail. Following your ride relax at one of Ashtabula County's terrific wineries. $20 before August 2. $25 after August 2. Fee provides well marked roads, maps, SAG service, water/snack stops, lunch after your ride and a georgeous setting.
"Have you been wishing for an easier way to learn to ride a bike? Well there IS an easier way. It took about 60 minutes of practice for me to get my son from training wheels to riding a bike on his own. I got the idea from Bike New York - a non profit that runs "teach your child to ride" clinics around New York City."
"Did you know that you're not supposed to use training wheels when learning to ride a bike? Good Mythical Morning Episode 95!"
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
By capturing and processing data from cyclists in the German city of Wiesbaden, the city is putting paths where they're actually needed.
Monday, August 11, 2014
This post is part of a series featuring stories and research that will be presented at the Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike/Pro-Place conference September 8-11 in Pittsburgh.
Brownsville, a Texas border town, is frequently cited as one of the poorest cities in the country. It also has one of the highest obesity rates.
But local officials have taken on some of the city’s health problems. And one of the key tools they’re using is cycling.
Planning Director Ramiro Gonzalez says it’s been about two years since the city of 180,000 people — 93 percent of them Latino — began its cycling push. City Commissioner Rose Gowen, a doctor, made health-based initiatives a key part of her agenda.
Posted by Raymond George at 2:00 PM
Johannes Draaijer was a Dutch cyclist. He won two stages of the Peace Race in 1987 and one stage of the Vuelta a Murcia in 1989. The same year he finished 130th in the Tour de France and was part of the team that won the race. - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/cycling/paul-kimmage-unfinished-stone-for-an-unfinished-love-30496438.html#sthash.NrTOp4O0.dpuf