As reported in Local News section of the Akron Beacon Journal today. Metro Parks Serving Summit County, will break ground Tuesday on the new Freedom Trail from Akron through Tallmadge to Kent. The ceremony will take place at 10 am at East Avenue and Erie Road.
The first leg of the trail will run along an old rail line for 4.25 miles from Middlebury Road at the Kent-Tallmadge border to Southwest Avenue in Tallmadge. The project calls for one bridge, six street crossings and some retaining walls. The work is scheduled to be completed by December 15. Plans call for extending the trail to Akron’s Northside Station. Its total length, when completed, will be 8.5 miles.
What is a velodrome you may ask? It is a cycling racing track typically with banked sides. We were listening to WKSU the other day and caught the interview by WKSU reporter Mark Uyrcki with Fast Track Cycling board president Brett Davis. Construction on this velodrome is going on now-the initial stage is for an outdoor track.
The location of the velodrome is Cleveland’s Slavic Village. The non-profit organization purchased the property that is the site of the former St. Alexis/St. Michael’s Hospital.
The links are to Marks interview on WKSU’s website and additional information about the velodrome and phases II and III on the web site of Fast Track Cycling.
The Summer 2012 edition of the Silver Ribbon, the publication by the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, includes information regarding the Summit 2012 Towpath Trail Celebrations.
There will be events throughout 2012 celebrating the completion of the Tow Path Trail in Summit County.
On July 7 there will be events for the entire family culminating in a free concert -see the instructions for receiving your free ticket on the see the instructions for receiving your free ticket on the Event Schedule
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I have just restocked the lubricants, so now is a great time for a musing on lubes.
T-9 by Boeshield has been a shop favorite as it can be used to free up stubbornly sluggish shifters by applying it directly on the affected area or on the cables, it is a great chain lubes and it also works well on frozen door locks.
ProLink by Pro Gold is a new addition to the lubes we offer. It is also a thin lubricant that does its job lubricating as you ride. It does not build up or become tacky; sheds dirt, mud, and abrasives. Also repels moisture and prevents corrosion. I also thought Pro Gold had an interesting website
Bio Lube by Phil Wood is the product of choice if you have a 3 speed hub, it is also a great chain lube and can be used as an all-purpose household lubricant. It is a lighter lubricant than their Tenacious Oil, Bio-Lube is created using all-natural ingredients. It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic, and completely biodegradable.
What lube does Don use in the service department? He has used all three, although I believe Pro Link is his new product of choice.
Phil Wood Bio- Lube
Pro Gold Pro Link
T-9 Bicycle Lubricant