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Pedal-Paddle

Pedal-Paddle

Pedal-Paddle Outings provide opportunities to relax and soak in nature and history while getting a little exercise utilizing eco-friendly bicycles and kayaks.  The goal is start your day off with a bike ride along the Ohio River, which will offer many miles of generally flat land with gentle rolling hills and then follow it up with a flatwater trip on the Ohio River.  What better way to spend your day in the Ohio River Valley… the morning on wheels and the afternoon on water! Throw in a little relaxing and a picnic lunch between the pedal and paddle and you have an ideal day of exercise and tranquility.

 

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