By Nancy Lokai Baldwin
On Sunday, Sept. 8, you can enjoy Ohio’s best bike trail and help to pave several more miles of it at the same time. Bicyclists, walkers, runners and roller-bladers are invited to the 20th Annual Bike Ride. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m. at 644 Miami St., Urbana.
This year’s tour honors the memory of Betsy Bohl, one of the founders of the Simon Kenton Pathfinders. Betsy held the treasurer position until 2015. An avid rider throughout her life, her dedication and ability to promote the trail project has made a lasting improvement in the quality of life for our community and others from around the state and nation.
The goal of Sunday’s tour is to make the Simon Kenton Trail even better. All proceeds will support trail maintenance and the chip-seal paving project of the trail from Lippincott Road in Champaign County to Township Road 199 in Logan County. This will complete the chip-seal of the entire compacted stone trail. Last year, the trail was chip-sealed from the city of Bellefontaine south to Logan County township Road 199 and state Route 296 to Lippincott Road in Champaign County.
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