OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL

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

We Believe in Cycling

We Believe in Cycling

The Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) believes that great things happen when people ride bikes. We believe that our communities are healthier, safer and better connected — and that our nation is economically stronger and more energy independent. Moreover, we believe that, together, we can build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. 
 
The ORTC’s goal is to promote and protect a continuous corridor of natural and cultural resources along the Ohio River and its tributaries. Just imagine a multi-use trail along the Ohio River! The ORTC is a 501c3 non-profit, volunteer-led, public benefit corporation comprised of community residents, interested property owners, elected officials, business and civic leaders. 
 
The ORTC is committed to excellence, with a clear vision and a passion for delivering outstanding results. We ask you to form an alliance with us to capitalize on our strengths in order to guarantee a bright future for our rivers, forests, and towns. 
 
The evidence to support the development of greenways is compelling, especially given the investment compared to other endeavors with comparable objectives. The ORTC is dependent on your exemplary interest in your community, healthy lifestyles, and conservation to make our vision a reality.
 
If you have previously pledged your support, thank you for your assistance to the ORTC and the community residents it serves. If you have not, please consider a contribution to bring better bicycling to life in 2015 and beyond.  
 
Please forward your tax-deductible gift through PayPal or join us and become a member by completing the membership form found here.
 
Here's to the ride together, 
 
 
Dr. Vincent Troia
Executive Chairman
 
 

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In down times I do things like go for a long bike ride or run. The other thing I'm doing in that quiet time is just observing.
—Robin Williams
Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
—Charles M. Schulz
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.  
—John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
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
The more I think about our US domestic transportation problem from this vantage point [China] the more I see an increased role for the bicycle in American life. I am convinced after riding bikes an enormous amount here in China, that it is a sensible, economical, clean form of transportation and makes enormous good sense. 
—George Bush, US Liaison Office, Beijing, China, 1975
Let us bequeath our children more than the gadgets that surround us. If bicycling can be restored to the daily life of all Americans, it can be a vital step toward rebuilding health and vigor in all of us.    
—Dr. Paul Dudley White, US cardiologist, 1886—1973

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