AKRON, Ohio, (January 23, 2018) – Only 14 spots remain open for the annual Huntington Towpath Century Ride on June 9 and 10, 2018. The ride is a 101-mile journey from Cleveland to New Philadelphia, with the goal of raising money for the further development of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, as well as its many connector trails. One hundred twenty-one riders, both alumni and newcomers, are signed up to ride in 2018. With a cap of 135 riders, register now to be guaranteed entry.
The Huntington Towpath Century Ride begins at Settler’s Landing in downtown Cleveland, the northern terminus of the historic Ohio and Erie Canal, and concludes in New Philadelphia. Participants can choose to ride the Towpath Century Ride in one or two days, and can participate as an individual or as part of a team. All riders obtain pledges, with the goal of raising a minimum of $750 each.
In 2017, 134 bicyclists raised more than $149,000 for the development of the Towpath Trail and connector trails throughout the region. Eighty-seven miles of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail have been completed, with the remaining sections in various stages of planning and development in Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas counties.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is not only looking for riders. Donors are also needed to support the riders, and volunteers are needed to assist during the event. For more information regarding the Huntington Towpath Century Ride, including where to sign up, the list of riders, links for donations, and volunteer information, please visit www.towpathcenturyride.com. Those interested can also contact Gabriel Riggle at (330) 374-5657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is a recognized leader across the region, developing the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and its connector trails in Summit, Stark, and Tuscarawas Counties, while leveraging resources and stimulating community and economic development.