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Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.

A Volunteer Non-Profit Supporting Multi-Use Trails in Fayette, Ross and Highland Counties

 

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Work Started on New Trail Projects!

 

TTT funding has been approved for completing a project to convert an existing bridge to a covered bridge.  The bridge is located on the trail 1.6 miles east of the Robinson Rd (.8 miles east of Bogus Rd.)  has been approved. Parking area is planned to be completed by January 1!  The adjoining property owner has also contributed to the project with funding and material support.

 

Two miles of new trail between Jamision and Bush Roads west of Washington Court House will be constructed with funding from a Recreational Trails Grant awarded earlier this year by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  This is the first of several projects needed to connect Washington Court House with Wilmington.  The trail runs parallel to US 22 on the north side.  Additionally a grant has been awarded to the Clinton County Park District to construct up to 6 miles of the trail in Clinton County

 

The project is a  cooperative project with the Fayette County Commissioners providing the administration and handling the reimbursement costs.  The purchase of the right-of-way was made possible by a cooperative effort by the Clinton County Park District and Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.  The funding for preparation of the  grant application was provided by Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.  

 

The right-of-way has been cleared of many years of growth, the first step needed, to prepare for completion of the project by May of 2015.  Jim Schneider, a well known trail designer and construction coordinator, prepared and submitted the grant application and will coordinate the construction process to complete the project.

 

Over on the east side of Washington Court House Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc. has started the process of connecting the City of Washington Trail that ends at Old Chillicothe Road.  Recently Tri-County Triangle Trail in cooperation with the Clinton County Park District purchased the DP&L right-of-way from Washington Court House east to New Holland.  Tri-County Trail has authorized clearing an 8’ wide path from Old Chillicothe Road east to SR 753 and has authorized submission of a Recreational Trails grant for submission to start building the first section of trail to connect Washington Court House with the Robinson Road Trail Head.  It is estimated that this will be a 2 or 3 step process, depending of funding, to  complete the 2.4 mile project.

 

The City of Washington will be submitting a grant application to connect Eyman Park with the YMCA.  Part of the trail will be on the right-of-way connecting Washington Court House west to Jamestown.  TTT is assisting the city in the grant preparation.  Watch for more news on this project in the next 60 days.

 

Read about what has been accomplished this year so far and future events!  Find out what is happening in 2015 on the trail, up coming events, new grants and new trail construction!  

 

 By Jackie Doles, V.P. & Corresponding Secretary
 

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Updated 12/6/14

Questions?  Email info@tricountytriangletrail.org
 

Pie Ride A Big Success!

 

On Thursday evening, October 2, 2014 over 100 bicyclists departed the Hopewell Culture National Park Service Parking Area on Sulfur Lick Rd for the annual fall evening/night 7 mile ride to the Dairy Cone and the Concord Twp. Fire Department next door in Frankfort.

 

Riders enjoyed a great selection of pies, ice cream and beverage before returning to the parking area after dark on a beautiful warm fall evening.

 

Thanks to everyone who made this event possible including the Diary Cone, the Concord Twp. Fire Department, volunteers that organized the event, cleared and removed walnuts and posted event signs along the trail!

Mark Your Calendars for these 2015 Events!

 

These events are major fund raisers for trail projects.  They are an essential part of improving the trail and provide local share of grants that are available for these projects!

 

8th Annual Tri-County Trail Half-Marathon and 5k

Saturday, April 18, 2015  Start 9:30 AM

Brad Lightle Park: Frankfort, Ohio

 

All proceeds support the Tri-County Triangle Trail.  It is an out-and-back course on the Tri-County Triangle Trail that is flat and mostly shaded.  Please be courteous to all participants and local users that may be on the trail.  The half marathon is 13.1 miles and the 5K is 3.1 miles.

 

Registration and more information will be posted soon!

 

The 21st Tri-County Triangle Trail
"Cookie" Bicycle Ride

 

Sunday, August 16, 2014 - Start 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. - Rain or Shine, Brad Lightle Memorial Park, Frankfort, Ohio

This is a non-competitive, bicycle tour on well maintained, paved county roads, bike trails and a few low traffic state routes in Ross, Fayette and Highland Counties. Take your time and ride at your leisure to enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of a quiet country ride of mileage of 14, 21, 36, 50, 75 and 100 miles, with free homemade cookies along the way.  NEW THIS YEAR - We will offer newly designed “Cookie Ride” sport water wicking T-shirts that will keep you dry during your summer rides!


Check back soon for registration and info!

Trail Maintenance Update

 

A big thanks to the Ross County Engineer for clearing the encroaching vegetation on the Ross County section of the Tri-County Triangle Trail.  Many miles of the trail were being crowded by the growth and now the trail will be improved with the increased visibility, fewer obstructions, including being able to enjoy the vistas and and views of streams along the trail that had been blocked by the growth.  It will also allow the Ross County Park District the ability to better maintain the trail berms.

 

The Ross County Park District completed treatment of the bridges and decks to preserve the wood decks that were being threatened with weather deterioration.  

Pictured Above:  Work begins clearing 2 miles of new trail near Bush Road west of Washington Court House.  The trail will ultimately connect Wilmington and Washington Court House.  Thanks to Bruce Willis for photo!

Next Tri-County Triangle Trail Meeting

 

Washington Court House Service Office

220 Park Ave.

Washington Court House, Ohio

Jan 20, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.

Public and TTT Members Welcome!