Learn how strong partnerships developed and continue to expand the 300-mile network of multi-use trails.
Presenters: Amy Dingle, Director, Five Rivers MetroParks, Ohio; Carrie Scarff, Deputy Director, Five Rivers MetroParks, Ohio; Janet Bly, General Manager, Miami Conservancy District, Ohio
Natural disaster, visionary leadership, and community partnerships laid the groundwork to put Dayton, Ohio at the epicenter of a trail renaissance that began over 100 years ago with the 1913 flood. This disaster lead to the protection of thousands of acres of green space that linked the region creating the backbone for a variety of recreation assets including some of the earliest paved off-street trails in the country. Learn how strong partnerships developed and continue to expand the 300-mile network of multi-use trails in this Bicycle Friendly Community and throughout the region, that have hugely popular political, citizen, and corporate support, and are seen as a key quality of life amenity.
Dale Harvey Lloyd was the husband of Kay Lloyd, who served as American Trails Chair for several years. Dale, like Kay, was an avid snowmobiler and advocate for trails of all kinds.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan an outing to one of America’s National Recreation Trails. Nothing is more romantic than time spent together outdoors, and since National Recreation Trails are some of the finest trails our country has to offer, planning a date on one of these trails is a sure fire way to create an unforgettable holiday.
Encouraging visitors to stay on the trail is the most important issue, and is made easier by providing attractive, well-designed trail systems. Managers should also identify populations of plants that have been designated as threatened, endangered, or sensitive.
This document addresses the applicability of bicycle tourism in rural areas.