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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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I thought of that [Theory of Relativity] while riding my bicycle.    
—Albert Einstein
Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race. 
—H.G. Wells
Greenways and trails offer a new way of looking at how a community’s cultural, historic, recreational and conservation needs fit into an overall picture that also includes economic growth. With their emphasis on connections, greenways and trails allow community leaders to consider how existing parks and open spaces can become part of a network of green that supports wildlife, pleases people, and attracts tourists and clean industry. 
—Office of Greenways and Trails, Florida Dept of Environmental Protection, Thinking Green: A Guide to the Benefits and Costs of Greenways and Trails, 1998
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—Linda McKenna Boxx, President Allegheny Trail, 2013
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—Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
“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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