Greene Trails Cycling Classic
|When:||Thursday, 19/07/12 - Sunday, 22/07/12 All Day|
Fairgrounds Recreation Center
Xenia, OH 45385
|Description:||Greene Trails Cycling Classic
The four-day cycling event will be held July 19 to 22 and based at the Fairgrounds Recreation Center, Xenia. Hosted by Greene County Parks & Trails, Greene Trails Cycling Classic is sponsored by Miami Valley Hospital, K & G Bike Shop, National Aviation Heritage Institute, and Five Rivers MetroParks with more opportunities for partnering available.
Two new rides---the Geocache ride on the Ohio-to Erie Trail and a self-guided history ride on the Little Miami Scenic Trail have been designed especially for local riders. Riders can choose to sign up for one to four days based on their schedules. The popular 100-mile Century Ride from Xenia to Miamiville will also be held.
***A history ride will held on Sunday, July 22, and will feature the history and historical sites on the Little Miami Scenic Trail between Xenia and Yellow Springs. Learn about the ammunition factory and other fascinating sites along and on the trail. A naturalist can share the historical and cultural background of the trail.
***A Goecache Ride---similar to a modern-day scavenger hunt---will be held Thursday, July 19, along the Ohio To Erie Trail between Xenia and London. Caches will be found throughout the trail and located using GPS units. Staff can share the growing interest in geocaching and how the sport will be incorporated into the ride.
***The popular 100-mile Century Ride will be held Friday, July 20, from to Miamiville below Loveland and back to Xenia.
"We really want to encourage local riders to participate in our Greene Trails Cycling Classic," says Greene County Parks & Trails Event Manager Andrea Malavich. "We have cyclists return year after year from as far away as California, North Carolina and Mississippi. Our new rides will offer something to local riders they can't experience on a day-to-day basis."
All funds raised by the event benefit the maintenance of the 62 miles of paved, multi-use trails in Greene County.
For more information, call Greene County Parks & Trails at 937.562.6440, email email@example.com or log on www.gcparkstrails.com under the event link.