OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL

“Joining communities through fitness, recreation, heritage and transportation networks”

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RQUOTES

Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
—Charles M. Schulz
Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There's something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym. 
—Bill Nye, The Science Guy
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.  
—John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind. 
—William Saroyan, Nobel Prize Winner
If there’s one essential ingredient to creating trails and trail systems, it’s people. All the land and financing in the world won’t blaze a trail if there aren’t people championing the project. 
–Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, In Support of Trails: A Guide to Successful Trail Advocacy, 1993
Americans are seeking trail opportunities as never before. No longer are trails only for the ‘rugged individualists’ pursuing a solitary trek through breathtaking wilderness … users include young people and senior citizens, families, individuals and organized groups, people with disabilities and the physically fit. 
—American Trails, Trails for All Americans report, 1990
Greenways and trails offer a new way of looking at how a community’s cultural, historic, recreational and conservation needs fit into an overall picture that also includes economic growth. With their emphasis on connections, greenways and trails allow community leaders to consider how existing parks and open spaces can become part of a network of green that supports wildlife, pleases people, and attracts tourists and clean industry. 
—Office of Greenways and Trails, Florida Dept of Environmental Protection, Thinking Green: A Guide to the Benefits and Costs of Greenways and Trails, 1998
The world lies right beyond the handlebars of any bicycle. 
—Daniel Behrman, The Man Who Loved Bicycles; The Memoirs of an Autophobe, 1973
I have too many bikes. Said no cyclist, ever.
—Unknown
The proposed Ohio River Trail, when completed will enhance and further develop recreational opportunities for the communities along the Ohio River Trail corridors as well as the region, by linking existing and proposed pedestrian, bicycle, recreation, open space, and transportation facilities while protecting environmental and cultural resources and improving public access to the river’s edge. One of the major outcomes of the project will be to foster further recreation and cultural-based economic development within the local communities and the region, capitalizing on the synergy of ecotourism and the potential development of a larger recreation and parks system as a way to reposition all the evolved communities for the 21st century business and lifestyle needs.
—Sean Garrigan, Ohio River Trail Feasibility Study Principal

 

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