It is 33 days and counting until the First Merit TowPath Century Ride.This is a an annual pledge ride put on by the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. They have a goal of raising $100,000. All of the proceeds from the 2014 FirstMerit Towpath Century Ride support the continued development of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and Connector Trails. R-D Bike Shop will be a sponsor for the 2014 ride and will assist at the Snyder Avenue/Wolf Creek water stop. The shop will be closed on May 17 as we assist at the ride.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition also reported projects for 2014 include: McDonnell Trailhead west of Bolivar, the crossing of State Route 800 near Zoarville, and the dedication of City of Cleveland ¾ Towpath Trail section. The goal is to complete the remaining 16 miles of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail by 2020.