electrical bike Volunteers clear up trails at Paint Creek State Park
BAINBRIDGE – A gaggle of volunteers lead by Chillicothe Trails, a non-profit devoted to making sure high-quality trails regionally, just lately cleared the pathways at Paint Creek State Park.
Chillicothe Trails teamed up with Central Ohio Mountain Biking Group (COMBO), Nice Seal Mountain Bike Volunteers, Ross County Park District, and Bainbridge Connections to clear mountain biking and mountain climbing trails at Paint Creek State Park on Sept. 27.
Twenty 9 volunteers got here from Chillicothe, Columbus, Cincinnati, Bainbridge, and Hillsboro, to clear many miles of trails at Paint Creek State Park Campground on Taylor Highway simply exterior Bainbridge.
A type of volunteering was retired park ranger, Butch Peabody, who just lately returned to Paint Creek State Park to clear trails that he initially laid out and constructed over 25 years in the past.
“It isn’t well-known, however Paint Creek was the primary mountain bike path at a State Park in Ohio. We had trails constructed simply earlier than Alum Creek trails in Columbus,” stated Peabody. “It’s nice to see so many individuals come out and get the paths actually accessible for our guests.”
Path constructing and clearing is simply one of many initiatives of just lately launched non-profit, Chillicothe Trails.
“Ross County is blessed with over 250 miles of trails that our group and guests can expertise. Our purpose is to assist Ross County lead the state with top quality, sustainable trails that present the backdrop for native recreation and expanded tourism,” stated Ty McBee, President of Chillicothe Trails. “Launching a members-based nonprofit gives the group with an organized method for creating and rising our native trails and facilitating discussions with native and state organizations, just like the Ohio Division of Pure Sources (ODNR). We’ve got constructed good relationships with Nice Seal State Park and now increasing that to Paint Creek.”
Brian Miller, Southwest District Supervisor with ODNR commented, “Having path volunteers who not solely carry out path work, however plan good path tasks in collaboration with us, leads to nice consumer experiences for our guests who need to hike or bike. We’re glad to have hosted this present day and stay up for future tasks with Chillicothe Trails.”
Chillicothe Trails is an area non-profit solely devoted to the event of top of the range mountain biking, horse, water, mountain climbing and working trails in Ross County. Chillicothe Trails is a members-based group that dedicates 100% of funds to native path growth to enhance high quality of life in our group. For extra info go to the web site at Chillicothetrails.org or discover us on Fb or Instagram