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Trail Update 6/28/14:
Sections of the trail between mile marker 9 and 12 have been paved. This includes
the washout area between the bridges (about mile marker 10) and several additional
sections of rough trail. The ride between Maple Grove Rd and Frankfort is now much
more enjoyable! Thanks to the Ross County Park District for making these needed
The trail between Larrick Lane and Clinton Road has been staying dry. Some wet spots
with algae growth had caused some hazardous conditions. The spots have been treated
with an organic compound to discourage growth of mold, moss and algae.
The trail from City of Chillicothe to Austin at SR 138 (mile marker 21.5) crossing
is in pretty good shape. It has been recently mowed, however there is still some
honeysuckle encroachment in places. The trail from Plano Rd. west to the Fayette
County line (mile marker 19 to 24.5) is in need of cleaning, mowing and honeysuckle
cut back. There is considerable debris on the trail and the trail is down to one
lane in some spots, but it is passable. Ride with caution!
The Fayette County section of trail from the Ross County line is in pretty good shape.
The trail was swept and mowed about 3 weeks ago with gravel swept off intersections.
The Fayette Progressive School volunteers have mowed the berm, cleaned up the kiosk
area and used back pack blowers on the section of trail from Robinson Rd. To Bogus
Read about what has been accomplished this year so far and future events! Find out
what is happening in 2014 on the trail, events, grants and new construction!
The 7th Annual Tri-County Triangle Trail Half Marathon and 5K was held at Brad Lightle
Park, Frankfort, Ohio on Saturday April 19, 2014
A record number of runners supporting the trail turned out on a wonderful day for
running! Thanks to every runner, their family and friends, volunteers, sponsors,
the Village of Frankfort and the efforts of event organizers Jo Sager and David Piggot
for an outstanding event that raises needed funds to keep the trail open and safe
The 20thTri-County Triangle Trail "Cookie" Bicycle Ride
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Start 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Rain or Shine, Brad Lightle Memorial
Park, Frankfort, Ohio
GENERAL: 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. The shorter routes are ideal for new riders with no or a small few hills.
The longer routes of 50, 75 and 100 miles have some moderate hills for more experienced
riders. 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 “Cookie Ride” T-shirts
this year at $10 each with pre-registration and $15 if purchased day of ride. A
variety of colors and sizes will be available.
START: All routes start at the Brad Lightle Park in Frankfort, Ohio. Frankfort is
a small rural village in Ross County, 65 mi. east of Dayton, 50 mi. S. of Columbus.
Take the Frankfort (Clarksburg Frankfort Road) exit off US 35. Start and day of ride
registration times will be between 7 and 9 am. Longer route riders should plan on
leaving Frankfort no later than 8:00 a.m. All riders should depart no later than
ROUTES: Our routes feature the beauty of Ross, Fayette and Highland counties with
interesting and historic sites along the way. All rides will incorporate sections
of the 32 mile Tri-County Triangle recreational trail featuring streams, bridges,
natural areas and country vistas. Longer routes do have some moderate hills. Maps
will be provided at the start.
FOOD: Free snacks, including our famous homemade cookies, will be available at start/finish
in Frankfort and in Washington Court House at Chrisman Memorial Park rest stop at
18 miles (restroom and water available). Lunch can be purchased at any of the many
restaurants at towns along the route (see map for details).
SUPPORT: There will be SAG support vehicles, by cell phone (numbers on map), to help
with minor repairs. NO SAG SERVICE AFTER 2:00 P.M. All emergencies should be reported
to local law enforcement by calling 911 or the local law enforcement jurisdiction.
HELMETS: All ride participants agree to wear a SNELL or ANSI approved bicycle helmet.
FEES: Ride fees are $15 per person or $25 per family if registration postmarked or
online by 8/11/14, $20 per person/$30 per family after 8/11/14 & day of ride. 100%
of proceeds from this event will be used solely for development and maintenance of
MORE INFO: Call 740 775-9322 (Chillicothe), 740-313-4104 (Washington C.H).