Sep
16

Bike Parking - Bluegrass Heritage Festival

Ride your bike out for the Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival in Miamisburg and we’ll provide FREE Bike Valet Parking. That’s right, BIKE valet parking helps festival-goers beat the car-parking-blues. Find the Bike Miami Valley tent in the grass near the restrooms, just off of the Great Miami River Trail, to check your bike in and we’ll park it. You enjoy the activities with your family and we watch your bikes free of charge. Help the environment and do your part by arriving on two-wheels!

Ride the Aviation Trail

Author and journalist Christine Negroni took a multi-day bicycle ride along the Miami Valley Trails in April 2017 to experience the aviation sites along the way. Her article, "A Bike Ride Through Wright Brothers Territory" was recently published online by the Smithsonian Institution's Air & Space magazine. It will be published in their print edition later this year.

Tree Down

A tree is down across the trail just south of the Patterson Road underpass (tunnel). City of Dayton crews have partially addressed the issue and the location is passable. However, caution is advised until the tree is fully cleared and the fencing repaired.

It's hot out there!

Summertime has arrived all along the Miami Valley Trails. Summertime temperatures in Dayton, Ohio average 73 degrees Fahrenheit, which sounds very pleasant. But remember an average means half the days will be warmer than that. If fact, the National Weather Service predicts a 46% chance that the average temperature for this summer in Dayton will be above that long term average of 73.

Best Towns for 2017

Outside Magazine recently published a list of the twenty-five best towns for outdoor activity and adventure for 2017. There are plenty of entries from Colorado and California, of course. Also on the list you'll find our own Dayton, Ohio.  Here's a little of what the article has to say about the Gem City:

Mr. Smith's Commute

Photo along the Great-Little TRail in the Medlar Conservation Area. Photo by Greg Smith, used with permission.

Miami Valley Trail user, Greg Smith recently shared his trail commute to work with us through our Tell Us Your Story page. We found it so inspirational, we just had to make it the first Trail Talk Blog post. The photo, above, is one he took on his way to work, believe it or not. Here's Greg's story, in his own words:

Sep
9

Market to Market Relay Ohio

Ohio’s Running Road Trip | Cincinnati to Dayton | 76 miles | 19 exchange points

The Market to Market® Relay Ohio covers 76 miles over 19 stages on a beautiful and varied course from Cincinnati to Dayton. Teams of 6, 7 or 8 runners hop in a van, run, rest, and repeat. The course follows the Little Miami Scenic Trail, the Creekside Trail, the Mad River Trail, paved streets, back roads and urban trails through a wild and scenic slice of southwestern Ohio.

Jun
3

Black Pug Bikes Supports Bike Miami Valley

Ride your bike to the Yellow Springs Brewery along the Little Miami Scenic Trail and while you're enjoying an excellent cold beverage, have your bike checked up, lubed up, and aired up for just $20.00.

Event Location:
Yellow Springs Brewery
305 Walnut St, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

All proceeds will go to Bike Miami Valley, who will also be there with free maps, trail booklets, and a ton of knowledge about local bicycle advocacy and education. Even if your bike is in top shape, stop by and say hi anyway!

Jun
10

Yellow Springs Street Fair - Bike Valet Parking

Ride your bicycle to Yellow Springs along the Little Miami Scenic Trail with some friends and Bike Miami Valley, Black Pug Bike Repair, and YS Chamber of Commerce will provide the bike valet parking for free! Find the bike parking area tent on Dayton St. behind the station in the shade. No need to bring a lock, volunteers are parking and watching bikes for festival goers from 9 AM - 5 PM during the Street Fair.

Trail Talk - Spring 2017

Trail Talk returns as we become better accustomed to our new web site design! In this issue of Trail Talk we'll have a short retrospective on the 2017 Miami Valley Cycling Summit in Greene County, and take a little tour of the Miami Valley Trails web site with a particular look at the Events Calendar.

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