Here’s Your Chance to be a Trailblazer

Like bicycling?

Like bike trails?

Like to see more of them?

Simon Kenton Pathfinders Bike Ride

Bicyclists enjoy scenic Champaign County.

If so, you’ll like riding in the Simon Kenton Pathfinders’ 11th annual bike ride—the Ruth I. Bentley Memorial Ride—on Sunday, September 12, starting from the Urbana Station Depot, 644 Miami St., Urbana, Ohio.

Print out the registration form at the Simon Kenton Pathfinders’ website–and register now!

All proceeds from the ride will support maintenance of the Simon Kenton Trail and its planned extension north from the Depot to Urbana’s northern city limit near Grimes Field airport. Ultimately, the trail will link Urbana with West Liberty and Bellefontaine!

The more people pedaling and supporting the cause, the sooner we’ll all get there. (It’s events like this and the foresight and perseverance of Pathfinder-in-Chief Nancy Lokai-Baldwin and her band of loyal Pathfinders that made Champaign County an important part of Ohio’s network of bike trails.

The Ruth I. Bentley Memorial Ride offers you a choice of three routes to ride at your own pace:

  • ŸA family-friendly 15-mile ride entirely on the Simon Kenton Trail
  • ŸA metric half century ride (that’s 31 miles) on Champaign County’s scenic country roads
  • A metric century ride (62 miles), also on country roads

I look forward to seeing you there! I plan to be serving up bananas, sport drinks, water and other aid at a support station.

Like to Get Involved?

Cleaning up the Simon Kenton Trail

Pathfinder volunteers maintain the trail.

Check out the SKP website for other ways you can support the trail … becoming a Pathfinder member, helping with trail maintenance, volunteering at events, making a tax-deductible contribution.

We meet at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Depot Coffee House, 644 Miami St., Urbana, Ohio. So, please stop by and join us!

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