OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL

“Joining communities through fitness, recreation, heritage and transportation networks”

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Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania

Outdoor Adventure Club

The Ohio River Trail Council Outdoor Adventure Club is for outdoor lovers of ALL experience levels. Come join us and connect with other outdoor enthusiasts interested in enjoying the wonderful natural resources in the quad-state area (Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia). To view a list of scheduled events please visit the ORTC Meetup Site.

To learn more about the cycling club trail rides click here and to learn more about paddling club outings click here.

By attending an Ohio River Trail Council event or Meetup, I fully understand and accept sole responsibility for my actions both during and after the event and hereby release, waive, discharge and hold harmless the ORTC, and all organizations, individuals, or their heirs involved with the event from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action, whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury that may be sustained by the attendee while participating or traveling from said event.  A CPSC approved bicycle helmet securely fastened is required. Proper clothing to avoid hypothermia and a PFD must be worn at all times during water events. I hereby consent to the use of photographs, audio-recordings and video, which have been taken of me without compensation or royalties to me. Any registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
—Charles M. Schulz
Riding a bike is the best antidepressant drug and only has good side effects. 
—Gunnar Rempel
The cyclist creates everything from almost nothing, becoming the most energy-efficient of all... animals and machines and, as such, has a [genuine] ability to challenge the entire value system of a society.... The bicycle may be too cheap, too available, too healthy, too independent and too equitable for its own good. In an age of excess, it is minimal and has the subversive potential to make people happy in an economy fuelled by consumer discontent. 
—Jim McGurn
We believe that the place to start … is in our communities. Americans living together and joining in associations across the country–this is where the tremendous strength and vision of our people will be tapped. We recommend a prairie fire of local action to sweep the nation, encouraging investment in outdoor recreation opportunities and rededication to the protection of our great natural heritage.   
— President Ronald Reagan's,Commission on American Outdoors, Americans and the Outdoors, 1987
Imagine walking out your front door, getting on a bicycle, a horse or simply donning your backpack and within minutes of your home, setting off along a continuous network of recreation corridors that could lead across the country. 
—President Reagan’s Commission on American Outdoors, Americans and the Outdoors, 1987
“When modern stables are transformed into sheds or shops with racks for the steel steed – which is the coming horse and a very economical one, because it eats no oats and does not kick or cut up the road – it is absolutely necessary to provide for this new order of things. This is a fad which has come to stay, and the cyclers rightfully demand good roads or paths for their accommodation. We must therefore plan additional facilities and build practicable roads for the exclusive use of the wheel, the same as we have provided bridle paths for questrians in our parks…We must reconstruct our park roads and set aside a portion of the roadway for the exclusive use of bicycles, or make additional paths for them…Good streets  and roads will attract many people to a city or town which has them…If the townships of this island would construct excellent macadamised roads, they would double their population in a short time. The cool summer breezes and fine, level country roads would make them a perfect paradise for cyclers…Brooklyn is now seriously considering a plan for building a  system of good roads and cycling paths…which will give from twenty to thirty miles of excellent paths to the lovers of the wheel, and will prove a great attraction.”
—Charles Schieren, Mayor of Brooklyn

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