The ribbon has been cut at Medlar Bikeway in Miami Township.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO
A new branch of southwest Ohio’s bikeway system has opened in Miami Township, linking the Great Miami River Bikeway to Austin Boulevard near I-75. The bike trails are part of a regional vision for economic development.
At the blustery ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Medlar Bikeway, officials from Montgomery County, Miamisburg, Miami Township and Five Rivers Metroparks cheered and posed for pictures.
Steve Stanley, head of the Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District, said cycling options support economic growth.
Work has begun on a new river recreation project in southwest Ohio.
What will be known as Mad River Run in Dayton is expected to draw kayaks and canoes. It will feature a 2,100-foot whitewater stretch that includes a drop, with more drops planned when funds become available.
The Dayton Daily News reports that Five Rivers MetroParks says the project includes conservation measures, with bank stabilization work.
The first phase of construction is funded in part by a $100,000 Dayton Rotary Club donation.
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated today on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
Five Rivers Metroparks will host a variety of R&B acts to help you dance your way through these hot summer months. The show will take place on Friday June 14, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair for seating. All are welcome to attend!