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Wheeling Heritage Trail Bicycle Tour — Wheeling, WV

10, 30, or 62-Mile Trail Bike Ride

Come out for a ride! This is part of a trail ride series sponsored by the Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) intended to bring awareness to the wonderful trails in our quad-state region (Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia). All cyclists are welcome for this rails-to-trails, moderate-paced ride.

The Ohio River Trail Council is pleased to support the Ohio Valley Trail Partners Event. Choose one of three great rides 10, 30, or 62-mile trail bike ride in historic Wheeling, West Virginia follows the paved Wheeling Heritage Trail and winds along the beautiful Ohio River for those who wish to ride the predetermined distances of 10 miles or 30 miles. For more seasoned cyclists, there will be the option of a metric century ride 100 kilometers or about 62 miles, which will leave the trail for a hilly loop through Bethany and West Liberty, West Virginia. Helmets Required. Event held rain or shine.

Trailhead

Wheeling Heritage Port, Wheeling, WV

GPS: 40.065736, -80.724663

Registration

For registration, information please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-8th-annual-wheeling-heritage-trail-bicycle-tour-tickets-10739834133, www.quickservicecycle.com, or contact Quick Service Bicycle Shop at (740) 635-3700.

Features and Points of Interest

The Wheeling Heritage Bicycle Tour is a fundraiser for trail expansion in Wheeling and the greater Ohio County area, which only needs to complete more segments, approximately 8 miles of trail, in order to have nearly 400 miles of contiguous trail from Wheeling to Washington DC. Wheeling, the “friendly city,” is historically industrious and is seeking to lead West Virginia in the way forward into the 21st century with education and infrastructure for alternative transportation, and sharing the road with cyclists.

The tour is a true community effort and is part of a larger schedule of events of the Memorial Day weekend celebration in Wheeling, which starts with the well-known Annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon.

The proposed Ohio River Trail beginning at Coraopolis links the Montour Trail to the 110-mile Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway in Ohio forming approximately a 500-mile contiguous mega-trail system from the Great Lakes Region to our nation’s capitol!

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Social

The bike tour will include water, rest stops, and ride assistance, especially on the 100-kilometer course, lunch, and entertainment.

 
 

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