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American Trails Mobile Workshops

 

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Where applicable, transportation is included in the cost for mobile workshops. Helmets are provided for all bike tours but attendees are welcome (and encouraged) to bring their own if they have them. Some bike workshops allow you to bring your own bike (some for a reduced fee). Please review descriptions for each mobile workshop for more details.

Local attendees and the general public may register for mobile workshops without attending the full symposium. To do so, you may fill out the online registration form, fill out and return the paper registration form, or call 937-303-1194.

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Saturday, May 06


Miami Valley Cycling Summit Century Ride

Saturday, May 06
Cost: $25

Enjoy 62 or 100 miles along the Little Miami Scenic Trail as you accept the challenge of completing one of two Century Rides.
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Overnight Backpacking on the Twin Valley Trail

** Not Available **
Saturday, May 06 - Sunday, May 07
Saturday 3:00 p.m. to Sunday 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 (includes camping equipment and meals)
Skill Level: Intermediate

Join us on a guided, intermediate level backpacking trip on the Twin Valley Trail that starts the afternoon of Saturday, May 6 through Sunday, May 7.
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Sunday, May 07


Bike the Arts!

Sunday, May 07
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $15
Skill Level: Intermediate

Take a guided bicycle tour of public art installations around downtown Dayton with one of the region’s premier art professionals, Jane Black, a Dayton artist who has worked to bring numerous public art installations and events into the city.
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Biking and Paddling Through the Central Ohio Region

** Not Available **
Sunday, May 07
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $85 (lunch on own)
Skill Level: Beginner

Engage in Columbus’ scenic assets by biking and paddling your way to the best views of the city.
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Explore the Ohio Riverfront Trails by Red Bike

Sunday, May 07
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $65
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Tri-State Trails will lead a Red Bike riding tour of the Ohio Riverfront Trails and other attractions in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
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Exploring the Epicenter of the Nation’s Long Distance Trails

Sunday, May 07
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $60
Skill Level: Beginner

Southwest Ohio is at the junction of over 22,000 miles of long distance hiking, biking, and paddling trails with most culminating at a single point in the “Buckeye and North Country Trail Town” of Milford, Ohio.
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From Fall-Line to Flow Trails: The Evolution of Midwest Mountain Biking

Sunday, May 07
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 (cost of bike rental included)
Skill Level: Intermediate

Experience some of the best mountain biking southwest Ohio has to offer.
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Kentucky Horse Park

** Not Available **
Sunday, May 07
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost $55 (includes admission, lunch on own)
Skill Level: Beginner

Tour Kentucky Horse Park, a working horse farm, educational theme park, equine competition center, and equine office park set on more than 1,200 acres in the heart of Kentucky’s famous Bluegrass Region.
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R Adventure

Sunday, May 07
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $155 (includes lunch)
Skill Level: Beginner

Prepare to have fun and get dirty at Ohio’s R Adventure Park, focused on family oriented all-terrain vehicle riding.
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Twin Valley Tour: How Protecting a Nat. Resource Created an Opportunity to Connect People to Nature

Sunday, May 07
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 (lunch on own at local eatery)
Skill Level: Intermediate

Visit the Twin Valley, the most bio-diverse area in the Dayton Region. We will highlight the 28 mile TVT backpacking trail that connects two separate park areas in the Twin Valley.
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Benefits & Challenges of Offering Access to Horse Trails

Sunday, May 07
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $85
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Come out for a 2-hour ride and learn about trail maintenance standards necessary for a positive, safe trail system from the horse’s saddle.
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Link Bike Share Tour of Dayton

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 (includes Link Bike Share rental, if needed)
Skill Level: Intermediate

Take a 10-mile guided bike tour of Dayton with Bike Miami Valley using the Link Bike Share system.
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Touring the Equine Trail System at Caesar Creek

Sunday, May 07
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $175
Skill Level: Beginner, but please wear riding pants or jeans, boots or heeled shoes

Ride a portion of the horse trails at the Caesar Creek Ohio State Park, observing and discussing the installation and maintenance of equine single track and multi user trails.
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Trail Network Spoke Ride

** Not Available **
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $15
Skill Level: Intermediate

Cyclists will start at RiverScape MetroPark near the confluence of four riverfront trails and bike out each of the four spokes to a great river park, then back.
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Yellow Springs – Bike or Hike

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 (includes bike or hike option - same price for all)
Skill Level: Intermediate

Come experience the unique Yellow Springs atmosphere, where the Little Miami Trail has brought a significant economic benefit.
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Tuesday, May 09


Dayton’s Aviation History

Tuesday, May 09
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $80
Skill Level: Beginner, but not all sights are handicap accessible

This workshop will connect participants to aviation history sites in Dayton. This tour will focus on Dayton’s aviation story, but along the way participants will learn how local sites are taking advantage of the region’s extensive paved trail system.
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Diamond Pier Installation

Tuesday, May 09
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $55
Skill Level: Intermediate

Join PTBA members and Diamond Pier vendors in a hands-on workshop in using these types of footings in boardwalk construction.
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Experience Cedar Bog Nature Preserve

Tuesday, May 09
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $55
Skill Level: Beginner

Join us for a boardwalk tour of a National Natural Landmark: Cedar Bog. This unique site is the most floristically diverse natural area in Ohio and it will be in full bloom during your visit.
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Exploring the Mad River and Great Miami River Water Trails

Kayaking is full; registrants may still sign up for biking or van tour options

Tuesday, May 09
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 (same price for paddling, biking - even if bringing own bike, or van tour)
Skill Level: Intermediate for kayaking or biking /Beginner for van tour

This workshop will have a kayak option and a land option to explore the Mad River and Great Miami River National Water Trails.
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Learn to Row

Tuesday, May 09
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $10
Skill Level: Beginner

Introduction to Rowing: Learn to Row on the Great Miami River. Participants will start with instruction in the proper technique of rowing utilizing erg machines on land.
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Little Miami Scenic River Float

** Not Available **
Tuesday, May 9
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $58
Skill Level: Beginner

Participants will float in kayaks along a section of the Little Miami State and National Scenic River while learning about the history of the Scenic Rivers Program and the Volunteer Stream Quality Monitoring project.
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Miami County Riverway Experience: Home, Grown, Great

Tuesday, May 09
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35
Skill Level: Intermediate

Come along and join us for a land and river tour of the Great Miami River Recreational Trail in beautiful Miami County.
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Miamisburg – Paddle, Pedal, and Partnership

Tuesday, May 09
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $50
Skill Level: Intermediate

Paddle 2.5 miles down the Great Miami River, a national water trail, and pedal 2 miles back to the bustling historic downtown Miamisburg, which sits adjacent to the water and paved trails.
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Slow Roll-Fast Tracks – Xenia to Wilberforce

Tuesday, May 09
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $46
Skill Level: Intermediate

Enjoy a Slow Roll from downtown Xenia’s Station/hub of 5 different trails to Wilberforce for an afternoon of exploration of the African American history.
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Solving Hard Surface Trail Problems

Tuesday, May 09
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $50
Skill Level: Beginner

This workshop involves an on-site look at various solutions to hard surface trail maintenance issues.
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The Bicycle Museum of America

** Not Available **
Tuesday, May 09
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35
Skill Level: Beginner

The Bicycle Museum of America, the largest bike museum in the country with over 350 bikes on display, is located in New Bremen, Ohio, approximately 1 hour north of Dayton.
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Trade, Trails, and Travel

Tuesday, May 09
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35
Skill Level: Beginner

A look at early contact between Native Americans and European settlers. Discussion will range from the early contact to canal building, with a ride on one of Ohio’s four working canal boats plus a walking tour of downtown Piqua, a canal town.
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Trail Run at Hills and Dales

Tuesday, May 09
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $12
Skill Level: Intermediate

Grab your running shoes and hit the nature trail with several of your new best friends! Enjoy a four-mile trail run at one of the gems of the Five Rivers MetroParks’ system: Hills & Dales MetroPark.
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P.O. Box 491797
Redding, CA 96049-1797
(530) 605-4395
trailhead@americantrails.org


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