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Good News 2010

Good News 2010

Council formed to plan trail link along Ohio River

By BRIAN DAVID, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

May 06, 2010 MONACA The vision for an Ohio River bike trail started with an eye exam. Vincent Troia, a Monaca optometrist and former avid cyclist, was giving Monaca manager Mario Leone Jr. a checkup last year when the conversation turned to the Dr. Troia's favorite sport. "I said, 'Wouldn't it be nice to have a trail from Monaca to Washington, D.C.?' " Dr. Troia said. Mr. Leone agreed. But how?

It's not as hard as it sounds. Dr. Troia said the Montour Trail already connects to trails leading to the nation's capital, and its northern end is near the Ohio River outside Coraopolis - not far from Monaca. Mr. Leone offered his political help, the idea mushroomed, and Dr. Troia is now president of the Ohio River Trail Council spearheading development of a bike trail that would run from the Montour Trail through Monaca to the Ohio state line, where it would eventually link up with trails leading south into West Virginia and north to Lake Erie. more »»

 

 

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