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Bike the C-Bus Twitter and Facebook Info

Join us for the Bike the C-Bus Bicycle Tour, Saturday, September 5, 2009 www.BiketheCBus.com Our non-profit partner, the Eldon and Elsie Ward Family YMCA is providing online registration for the event this year. http://www.ymcacolumbus.org/ward/ward_news.php#1014 If you are on Facebook please become a fan of both the blog http://www.facebook.com/pages/Columbus-Rides-Blog/56544341141?ref=ts and the event http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-the-C-Bus-Bicycle-tour-of-Columbus-Ohio/42668587010 and let us know you will be riding http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=42337481818&ref=ts and follow us on Twitter. http://twitter.com/bikethecbus

Scatterday Has A Vision ... - Wheeling Intelligencer

Robert Scatterday has a vision that begins in Wheeling and ends in Mount Vernon, Va. Included in this vision is a bicycle, a rider and a strip of pavement that allows a person to pedal from Wheeling to George Washington's homestead without getting off a dedicated cycling trail. But progress in Ohio County is putting part of Scatterday's vision into question, as the re-opening of the Tunnel Ridge coal mine on Short Creek Road could lead to the closing of a section of Wheeling's Heritage Trail. Tunnel Ridge owns the coal loadout area on W.Va. 2 just north of the Pike Island Locks and Dam, and 1,470 feet of the trail system crosses the coal company's property. Tunnel Ridge currently is in the process of renovating the property for its loadout area. more...

ACTION ALERT - From the mailbag: Trail Closure

OVTP supporters, Not to beat a Live Horse, but I hope you took the opportunity given to you last week to snail mail a letter to the DEP to request a public hearing on the Tunnel Ridge Coal Company's plan to get permit to close what could be PERMANENTLY, the Ohio County Trail North of Wheeling at their site. This would jeopardize future connector North as well. We have until July 16 to write to them. We're asking supporters to write, using your own words to hold a public hearing that might prevent their permit approval. Your letter should mention: regarding permit number U-181-83 and ask the DEP to authorize a public hearing that will allow citizens to voice their concerns and hopefully block permit approval. The address to send to is: Permit Supervisor Department of Environmental Protection 105 South Railroad Street Suite 301 Philippi, W.Va. 26416 Thank you, Doug W.,pres. OVTP

Bike the C-Bus 2009 is scheduled for September 5, 2009

I am organizing this ride. I would love to see some riders from the Wheeling area come over. Columbus, OH Bike the C-Bus Bicycle Tour - September 5, 2009 The Long Street Tour's “Bike the C-Bus” is a fun way to get fit and check out a few of the neighborhoods in and around Columbus. Experience segments of the King Lincoln District, Downtown, Short North Arts District, Italian Village, University District, Harrison West, Victorian Village, Arena District, Franklinton, Brewery District and German Village. The entire ride will cover approximately 30 miles and will feature stops that highlight change that is occurring in our neighborhoods. Each stop will be sponsored by businesses and community groups and provide snacks, drinks and entertainment for the riders. The ride is configured to allow cyclists to complete segments if they do not feel comfortable riding the entire route. The ($25) registration fee includes an official 2009 “Long Street Tour” t-shirt and wristband along with