Ride the Wolf Creek Trail to the final home of poet and author Paul Laurence Dunbar. See exhibits on Dunbar’s life and works, and tour the home where he lived with his mother Matilda until his death in 1906. This ride is a great way to get comfortable with cycling.
This summer Link is brining back the B2B Challenge for the third year!
To sign your business up, simply fill out the form here, then encourage your co-workers to sign up and ride! Points will be awarded by dividing the number of trips taken by the number of employees participating. There will also be mini-challenges along the way to award more points.
NEW FOR THIS YEAR: This year’s winning workplace will receive a pizza lunch for all their participants in the challenge and the winning business will take home the Link B2B Challenge Trophy!
Cyclists riding along the top of Huffman Dam will find a smoother ride, perhaps as early as 2018.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced a nearly $244,000 Clean Ohio Trails grant to the Miami Conservancy District (MCD) to build a 0.6-mile trail section on top of the dam. The trail will run along Huffman Dam from the intersection of the Mad River Bike Trail and Wright Brothers-Huffman Prairie Bikeway to Lower Valley Pike near the entrance to Huffman MetroPark.
A former roadway on top of the dam has been closed to vehicular traffic for many years.
“The roadway is bumpy and in poor condition, but people value it as a connection between the Mad River Trail and Huffman MetroPark,” says Sarah Hippensteel Hall, MCD manager for watershed partnerships. “Now we can remove the old road and build a proper bike trail that will provide a smooth ride and allow better access between the Mad River Trail and the north side of the dam near the entrance to Huffman MetroPark.”
The project cost is about $325,000. MCD will provide the $81,000 match. The project is expected to be complete in 2018.
For all you outdoor adventure seekers here’s your chance join up with other like minded cyclists for a brisk, self-paced, 11-mile bicycle ride from Star City Brewing Company to Carillon Brewing Co. over the Miami Valley Bikeways. While at either establishment, don’t forget to warm up, eat, and work on The Historic Collaboration challenge.
This is the second outing for this group, which will gather at Star City, and begin their journey at 2 pm, making their way to the Miami Valley Bike Trail 25, then head north all the way to Carillon. Everyone is welcome to ride at their own pace. The ride will conclude at the Historic Carillon Brewing Co.
The ride is free, but pre-registration is requested- do it online here.
Sign-ups for Winter Warrior III, a bike program for Dayton’s fearless bike riders! This year’s program runs from December 4th to February 23rd of 2017. “The goal of the program is to encourage riders to stay active throughout the winter with a challenge that has something for the competitive folks and those that just want to have fun,” says Chris Buck of Bike Miami Valley.
Participants can sign up for Winter Warrior III at Linkdayton.org any point during the challenge period and all trips taken during the three months count retroactively, regardless of sign-up date.
All are welcome to join the kickoff party on Friday, December 8, 2017. The social will take place at the Trolley Stop from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM for a chance to meet other warriors and get a first look at this year’s top prize – a cruiser bike donated New Belgium Brewing Company.
The second year of the program attracted more than 50 participants who took a combined total of 4,049 trips over the three month period. But Buck says other riders shouldn’t be intimidated by the competition. “The challenge is designed to reward many users, not just those who take the most trips,” says Buck. “Winter Warrior features some daily mini-challenges, and the number of trips a person takes can count toward the number of raffle tickets they get at the end of the challenge period for the prize drawings.”
“My friends and I probably would have stayed in all winter, but instead this challenge got us out riding and having fun. It was awesome,” said Winter Warrior participant, Alexandra Stepanenko.
Also- will you take a moment and answer this LINK survey:
Please take a moment to fill out the survey to let us know how we are doing and what they can improve for next year! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Link20171
Ride a Bike and Make a Difference during the Gobbler Gives Bike Tour held November 18 in Dayton, OH.
Join Tomfoolery for their annual food delivery via bicycle to benefit the Foodbank Dayton. Load up your panniers, baskets, backpacks, trailers with food items and then pedal on a historic tour of Downtown Dayton on our way to the Foodbank Dayton. The route is suitable for beginners to advanced riders. This year the ride starts and finishes at Mike’s Bike Park. Food collections barrels will be at the park starting November 1st. The route is suitable for beginners to advanced riders. The post-ride celebration is sponsored by Bike Miami Valley that includes a turkey taco bar and a chance to test your skills at Dayton’s indoor bike park. Register today and support those in need in the Miami Valley.
Also NEW this year is a partnership with the Dayton Pedal Wagon. You can leave your bike at home and join 15 other friends on Dayton’s premier party bike. No additional fees apply.
Entry fee includes, Tomfoolery Outdoors sticker, celebrations at half way mark and finish line, access to Mike’s Bike Park, along with other surprises. Food and percentage of proceeds benefit The Foodbank Dayton. Online registration closes at noon November 17
Event day details:
9:30 – 9:45 am: Registration at Mike’s Bike Park
9:45 am – 11:15 am – Group photo, historic Downtown Dayton ride to Foodbank Dayton
11 am – 12 pm: Celebration and weigh in at Foodbank Dayton
12 pm – 1 pm: Ride back to Mike’s Bike Park.
1 – 3 pm: Post ride celebration at Mike’s Bike Park.
$30 Gobbler Gives Bike Tour by November 12
$35 Gobbler Gives Bike Tour by noon November 17 (online registration closes)
$40 Gobbler Gives Bike Tour Day of event registration
The Annual River Ride is a great way to travel the scenic Great Miami Riverway from downtown Miamisburg to downtown Franklin and back. It is approximately a 14 mile round trip excursion beginning at Riverfront Park and your may ride at your own pace.
A unique bicycle ride where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as riding your bike.
Is not owning a mountain bike keeping you from trying it? If so, then come out to MoMBA and borrow one of our bikes to ride, free, for a lap or two. Bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Toddler to adult sizes available.
Come join Artemis Center, Dayton’s Domestic Violence Resource Agency, for a fun-filled bicycle tour on the Miami Valley Bikeways Bike Path. Riders from near and far come together to raise awareness and cycle against Domestic Violence. Pick your best costume and rally your friends or colleagues to create a “pedal crew” and collect pledges before the event!