March 22, 2017
Ohio designated 313 miles of U.S. Bicycle Route 50 (USBR 50) in 2014 and signs went up along the route in the summer of 2016. Now it’s time to celebrate!
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for USBR 50 will take place in conjunction with the opening day for trails on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The event starts at 11:00AM at the Prairie Grass Trailhead in London, and there are plans to ride through London’s historic downtown area. Details below.
Once complete nationally, USBR 50 will run from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. USBR 50 also roughly follows Adventure Cycling’s planned Chicago to New York route. Maps for that route will be released later this year.
Where: Prairie Grass Trailhead Shelter House, Madison County Senior Citizens Center, 280 W High Street, London, OH 43140
When: 11:00AM, Saturday, April 8, 2017
Who: Friends of Madison County Parks and Trail, Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Department of Health, City of London, Madison County Commissioners, Madison County Engineer
Details: In Ohio, USBR 50 enters at the Indiana border, traverses 11 counties in the center of the state, and exits Ohio at the Market Street Bridge in Jefferson County.
Check out the official invite for more details, and we hope to see you there!
Top 2 photos by Julie Walcoff at the Ohio Department of Transportation | Photos of Camp Chase Trail by Friends of the Camp Chase Trail | Prairie Grass Trail photo by Friends of Madison County Parks & Trails.
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