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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!

 

All the projects listed here are the result of generous donations of our members and supporters, the funds raised by the annual Half Marathon and 5K and the Cookie Ride, the dedicated efforts of the members of TTT and the support and coordination with local government.

 

Covered Bridge Completed! The bridge is located on the trail 1.6 miles east of the Robinson Rd in Fayette County. The adjoining property owner has also contributed to the project with funding and material support.  

2 miles of new trail between Jamision and Bush Roads west of Washington Court House has been completed and is open for use.  Funding was provided by Recreational Trails Grant awarded earlier this year by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and a local contribution by Tri-County Triangle Trail in the amount of $27,000.  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 and Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc. With the county providing the administration and processing 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 and the project inspections costs were provided by Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.  This funding provided by the generous donations, dues of members and participants of Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc. Events including the half marathon and Cookie Ride!  

 

On July 13, 2015 Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc. authorized spending of $400 to repair the Recyclers covered bench that was recently destroyed by a falling tree 2.4 miles east of Frankfort and the purchase of a hydraulic flail mower and hydraulic controller to mow banks and keep evasive weeds from encroaching on the trail.

 

 

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!  Updated July 6, 2015  

 

 By Jackie Doles, V.P. & Corresponding Secretary
 

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Updated 8/12/15

Questions?  Email tricountytriangletrail@gmail.com
 

Pictured Above:  Work begins May 13 on paving 2 miles of new trail between Jamison and Bush Rd.  The trail will ultimately connect Wilmington and Washington Court House.  Thanks to Bruce Willis for photo!

 

New Grant Application Submitted!

 

Tri-County Triangle Trail has partnered with the City of Washington to apply for a Clean Ohio Trail Fund to construct two connector multi-use trails.  One will connect the trail head at the Robinson Road west approximately 2 miles.  This will eliminate the 2.4 mile marked route on roads and eliminate the SR 753 crossing.  The second multi-use trail will connect Eyman Park on the west side of Washington Court House to the Fayette County YMCA and will follow a scenic route along Paint Creek.

 

This grant was submitted on February 1, 2015 to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  The 195 page document was coordinated and submitted by Jim Schneider of Trailworks.  We will know if the grant is successful in September or October. Jim has assisted TTT previously on the Jamison to Bush Rd. Project.     

 

This map shows how these connectors through Washington Court House fit current and future regional trail hub in Washington Court House with connections to Xenia, Wilmington, Circleville and Chillicothe!

 

Click Here to open Hub Map

The 21st  Annual Tri-County Triangle Trail
"Cookie" Bicycle Tour

 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Start and Registration: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.  

Rain or Shine

Brad Lightle Memorial Park, Frankfort, Ohio

This is a non-competitive, one day bicycle tour on well maintained scenic paved county roads, the Tri-County Triangle Trail and few miles on low traffic state routes in Ross, Fayette and Highland Counties.  You will see many beautiful vistas and many quiet country roads!

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.

The well marked route features a volunteer rest stop with our homemade cookies and other food, water and drinks at Washington Court House (mile 18.3) at Chrisman Park for those riding the 50, 75, 100 routes and those riding the 36 mile route from Frankfort to Washington Court House and return.  Restroom is available.

On the 50/75/100 mile route the next food stop (on your own) is at Petit's Market and features a wide variety of snacks, foods with indoor dining and restrooms.  It is at mile 29.8 on the 50 mile route.  If you are riding the 75/100 mile route turn left at the stop sign in New Martinsburg (29.8 miles) and go about 500 feet to the store, then exit right (west) to continue your route.  The 50 mile route continues to the left (east) and there are no additional stops until the finish at Frankfort.

The next food/restroom stop for the 75/100 mile route is in Leesburg at 37.2 miles.  The Leesburg Market is on right just past the traffic light at 31 S Fairfield St.  There is also a Flagway Convenience Store to the right at the traffic light at 225 W. Main Street.

As you pass through Greenfield (mile 50) there are any number of places to stop for food or snacks along Jefferson Street.

All proceeds are used for trail projects!  


Click Here to Print/View  Registration Form, Fees and other important information (Adobe PDF Format)

 

Click Here to view/print ride map

On-Line and Mail-In Registration is closed, however ride day registration is available to all who would like to ride. We encourage pre-registration so that we will have an idea of how many riders to expect.  You can print out a ride registration (above) and complete it before coming to save time at the registration table or you can fill it out when you arrive.  We will have blank forms for you if you need one.

 

Weather forecast for Sunday is for temperatures at the start to be in the mid 60’s with high’s in the 80’s.  If you are riding the long route an early start will help you beat the heat!


Click Here for directions and map to Brad Lightle Park in Frankfort

Trail Maps, Parking, Places to Eat, Water, Restrooms and Picnic Areas along trail  CLICK HERE

Trail Conditions (8/11/15):  Trail is in good condition and cleanup of recent heavy rains has been mostly completed.  Walnuts are starting to fall so pay attention!  It would be helpful if trail users would kick walnuts off the trail.    

 

Stop at road intersections and look both ways before proceeding.  Cross traffic does not stop at any of our intersections!  

 

As always keep alert when riding, walking, running or jogging.  Remember this is a multi-use trail so bicyclists should pass slowly and announce by saying passing on left or ringing a bell, walkers and joggers should stay right to allow other users to pass.  Bicyclists must yield to other users and dogs must be on a leash at all times.  Use of headphones is discouraged for safety reasons.

 

Please be courteous when using trail!