OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL

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

Come Join Us!

Come Join Us!

The Ohio River Trail Council 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 events please visit the ORTC Meetup site.

 

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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Next to a leisurely walk, I enjoy a spin on my tandem bicycle. It is splendid to feel the wind blowing in my face and the springy motion of my iron steed. The rapid rush through the air gives me a delicious sense of strength and buoyancy, and the exercise makes my pulse dance and my heart sing.
—Helen Keller
Riding a bike is the best antidepressant drug and only has good side effects. 
—Gunnar Rempel
Since the bicycle makes little demand on material or energy resources, contributes little to pollution, makes a positive contribution to health and causes little death or injury, it can be regarded as the most benevolent of machines. 
— S. S. Wilson, Bicycle Technology, Scientific American, March 1973
Rivers, lakes, and other waterways are the lifeblood of our communities, connecting us to our environment, our culture, our economy, and our way of life. The new National Water Trails System will help fulfill President Obama’s vision for healthy and accessible rivers as we work to restore and conserve our nation’s treasured waterways.
—Kenneth Lee Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Blue Trails are an organizing tool that galvanizes citizen support for clean water and healthy riverside lands. They inspire people to protect important habitat and provide corridors for people and wildlife.  While specific protections vary from community to community, Blue Trails are often associated with conservation easements, land acquisition, stream buffer requirements, stream flow protections, and higher water quality standards.
—American Rivers
“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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