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Trail Condition Update 8/18/14:
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. There a few
trail hazards between Mile Marker 27 and 28 in Fayette County near Camp Grove Rd.
They have been marked.
The trail from Chillicothe to Washington Court House has been mowed, cleared and
honeysuckle cut back thanks to the Ross County Park District, Fayette County Engineer
and Tri-County Trail volunteers!
It is again time for walnuts to start falling so keep aware of conditions on the
trail. If you are walking feel free to kick a few off the trail! You may be preventing
an accident. Also help by picking up litter and removing small branches that may
fall on the trail. If users will help with these tasks it will keep the trail looking
better and safer for all users! Thank you in advance for your help!
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
Riders take a rest at the Washington CH Cookie Stop!
A total of 142 riders took part in the 20th Tri-County Triangle Trail Cookie Bicycle
Ride on August 17, 2014. Riders enjoyed great weather, great cookies and wonderful
rural scenery in the 20th edition of the Tri-County Triangle Trail Cookie Ride!
The ride is a major fund raiser for trail projects, including maintenance, facilities
and construction of new trail. We thank everyone who supported the trail by riding
and purchasing t-shirts. A special thanks to Wendy and Dave from Maryland for purchasing
A big thanks to the volunteers that worked on the trail to get it ready for the ride,
baked cookies, SAG support, helped with registration and set up refreshments for
riders! Also a thanks to the Ross County Park District for getting the trail mowed
and cleared of debris in Ross County and the Fayette County Engineers office for
mowing the Fayette County section of the trail.
If you were not able to ride Sunday, now is a good time to go check out the trail.
It is in great shape and with our mild summer weather so far an excellent opportunity
to check it out! Also stop and visit the Hopewell National Historical Park on Sulfur
Lick Rd 6.5 miles east of Frankfort and about 6 miles west of Chillicothe. The site
is on the trail and is a wonderful place to visit. You can enjoy lunch in Frankfort
at several restaurants.
Also check out the only public wetland site in Fayette County located at the Robinson
Rd trail head parking area 1 mile east of SR 753. A new informational sign has been
posted at the boardwalk entrance at he parking lot. You can enjoy a 1000’ boardwalk
stroll into the wetland and a vernal pool.
Again thanks to everyone who made the Cookie Ride a success and hopefully see you
again next year! Watch for info on the annual Pie Ride from the Hopewell National
Historical Park to Frankfort (13 miles round trip) this fall!
There will be a group riding to the Old Home Place (map) at the intersection of Frankfort
Clarksburg Pike and US 35, Frankfort, Oh for the 8th Annual BBQ Chicken Dinner on
Saturday August 23. Leaving from Rivers Bend Bike Shop (map) at corner of Water
and Walnut in Chillicothe at 10 am. It is a 17 mile ride, mostly on the trail, each
way. If you live in the Washington CH area, meet at the Robinson Rd. Parking area
(map) at 9:30 for a 22 mile ride each way. They will be serving from 11 a.m. To
3 p.m. Dinner includes BBQ chicken, baked beans, salad, dinner roll drink and desert.
Another upcoming bicycle event is the Ox Roast Bicycle Tour
When: Monday, Sep 1, 2014
Where: West Jefferson High School, 1 Roughrider Drive, West Jefferson, 43162 (map)
We are happy to announce that the popular Ox Roast Bicycle Tour is back again for
2014! The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails will sponsor the ride in cooperation
with the West Jefferson Community Association.
The Ox Roast Bicycle Tour was first organized in 1990 by Jared Miller as an Eagle
Scout project. The Miller family continued to run the tour for 16 years, making it
one of the most popular and well-organized tours in Ohio.
More information Friends of Madison County Trails website.