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WOW Bike Tour Benefits Western Reserve Greenway

May 24, 2017
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WARREN, Ohio – The World Of Wildlife Bicycle Tour – WOW 2017 – will take place June 10 on the Western Reserve Greenway bike trail.

Participants can bike 20, 40, or 69 mile routes, which pass through large sections of premier wetlands, home to wildlife and many species of rare and endangered plant life. Participants will also pass through the Mosquito Lake Wildlife Area.

Ride proceeds benefit the Trumbull County portion of the Western Reserve Greenway Phase Four, the section to be completed between Warren and Niles. Since the first WOW Ride in 2005, more than $76,000 has been raised.

Ride organizers are conducting a raffle to raise additional funds, with prizes donated by Bike Nashbar, one of the event sponsors, and other area merchants and organizations. Raffle tickets will be available at registration.

Event registration is from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the Technology Building at Kent State University’s Trumbull Campus.

Food and beverages will be provided at rest stops along the route and at the conclusion of the ride. Greenway Bike Patrol volunteers will assist riders along the route.

Trumbull County’s Western Reserve Greenway is a portion of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway, a five-county project that will extend about 100 miles from Lake Erie at Ashtabula to the Ohio River near East Liverpool and the Point of Beginning. More than half of the route is already paved and open in Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties.

The Great Ohio is part of the Industrial Heartland Trails Network, a multi-state shared use collection of 1,600 miles of connected trails that traverse 53 counties in five states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The network is approximately 53% complete, with additional miles under construction each year, a news statement announced.

For more information visit TrumbullMetroparks.org or call 330 647 3666.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.