Next Century Ride: June 8-9, 2019
In the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition's largest fundraiser of the year, more than 100 bicyclist raise money for the organization, continued development of the Towpath Trail, and development of connetor trails. In one or two days, bicyclists travel the entire length of the Towpath Trail, gathering donations and pledges as they train before the ride. The boutique ride is fully-supported with two lunch spots, ten healthy food and water stops, trailblazer support, personalized jerseys, and more.
The fundraiser began in 2009 as a response to the economic downturn. That year, 17 bicyclists raised $22,000 for the organization. The event has grown exponetially in the time since, with 128 bicyclists participating in 2018 and raising more than $150,000. The ride has attracted cyclists from across the country (and across the pond) interested in experiencing the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area and supporting the worthy cause.
If you are interested in learning more, sponsoring this fundraiser, or becoming a rider, visit the Huntington Towpath Century Ride website here.