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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Let’s Talk Water Bottles

January 15th, 2012

It’s a beautiful day to go for a bike ride. You finish your pre-ride check list: tires pumped up, wheels spin freely and brakes engage on the rim, and nothing looks like it’s about to fall off. You remember to bring refreshment so you reach for: Your bicycle water bottle; The half drunk bottle of […]

TowPath Companions are a Great Gift

January 1st, 2012

The TowPath Companion is a traveler’s guide to the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail. It is published by the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. At a cost of $14.95, both a map and a guide it is a bargain. It contains a short history of each traveled area along the TowPath trail. It features a […]

Wildlife on the Towpath

January 1st, 2012

Metro Parks, Serving Summit County has a page on their website discussing the wildlife to be found on the TowPath Trail. The page also includes great information regarding the history of the area.

Bike/Train Excursions from Akron will be Easier

January 1st, 2012

As reported in the Akron Beacon Journal on August 22, 2010. Akron is getting $173,186 in state funds to connect the Ohio & Eric Canal Towpath Trail and the Northside Station. The money will be used to acquire 2.9 acres and build an 1,100-foot asphalt-paved trail between the rail station for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic […]

Towpath Tags

January 1st, 2012

Support the Trail with a Towpath Tag! Did you know: the Towpath Trail is patrolled by park rangers and volunteer Trailblazers. They are available to share information and assist with emergencies. This service costs about $100,000 annually. The Towpath Trail lies in a flood plain between the canal and the Cuyahoga River. Erosion damage from […]

Share the Road Plates

January 1st, 2012

Do you drive a car? Do you ride a bicycle on the road? Do you have friends or employees that are cyclists? The state of Ohio offers a special license plate for cyclists and friends of cycling. This license plate can be a unique gift idea for a friend, an employee or yourself! On Wednesday, […]

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