APRIL   
2019  
NEWSLETTER
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, April 13 is the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's official Opening Day for Trails!  
Send us your trail photos from April 1 through April 14, whether you are walking, biking or on horseback, and we'll share them in our May E-News & on Facebook with the official Opening Day Logo.  Email your photos to waynerailstotrails@gmail.com.     
 
C lick HERE for 13 Ways to Celebrate Opening Day for Trails! 
New E-Z pay membership with your credit card!   

Directions to Schmid Hall:  Heading east or west on High Street, turn north onto Hall Street (just west of the traffic light at Ella Street) at the high school baseball field.  It is a one block dead end street.   (High Street runs from Main Street (Rt. 57) at CVS to Crown Hill Road at the cemetery) 

Passion, Persistence, Patience...Progress!
 
Telling Our Story: All thirteen members of the RTWC Board have participated in preparing a video for our Annual Meeting.  You will hear your local board members share how they got hooked on trails, what they do as a volunteer and why they believe building rail-trails is an important legacy.  
 
Also on the agenda is the election of officers and board members and a report about the current Heartland Trail project- the missing link in the Ohio to Erie Trail.  
    
We look forward to seeing you there!
NEW! 3 Day Ride in Pennsylvania
                            
Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County is offering a three-day, two-night trip to the Allegheny River Trail in northwestern Pennsylvania.
 
Thurs-Sat August 15-17, 2019.
FIVE OPENINGS AVAILABLE.
8 have already registered.
 
Secure your spot ASAP ~
Keith says, "This is a beautiful area! I took my grandsons on this trip 2 years ago and we really e njoyed it."   See the website  
    
Daily mileage: Thursday 12 miles, Friday 27 miles, Saturday 34 miles
 
Most of the trail follows Oil Creek and then the Allegheny River. The scenery is beautiful and the area is historic because this is where oil was first discovered. Included in the trip is a tour of the Drake Well Museum where the first oil well was drilled. There are three paved tunnels, so you are required to have a bicycle headlight.  You can walk your bike if you choose not to ride, but you still need a headlight so others can see you.
 
Cost: $310 per person shared room.  $460 for room single.  
INCLUDES:
~Transportation from Orrville to PA and back.  
~2 nights & breakfast at the Quality Inn & Conference Center in Franklin, PA.
~The Drake Well Museum.
~A donation to RTWC.
 
A non-refundable deposit of $200 by April 30th is required.  Balance due May 30.
 
Write check to RTWC (note Allegheny River Trip, on the memo line) and mail it to:   
RTWC   P. O. Box 1566  Wooster, Ohio 44691.  
 
Refund policy: $200 of the $310 (or $460) is nonrefundable.
  • 90 % of $110 (or the $260) is refundable up to 90 days prior to departure.
  • 60 % of $110 (or $260) is refundable between days 90-60 days prior to departure.
  • 30% of $110 (or $260) is refundable between days 60-30 days prior to departure.
  • After 30 days prior to departure, no refund. Should you find a replacement rider, repayment is between the two of you, but you need to inform us who the replacement is. 
 
Volunteers Step Up to Clean Up
 
A Big Shout Out to Becky Jewell, Jim Jewell, Jennings Carpenter, Joanne Fisher, Jim Fisher, Rick Swartz, Mike Fulton, Pam Gerber, Bob Amstutz and David Lehman for a big clean up project on The Heartland Trail north of Back Massillon Road. There were two trees we had cut down and several that had fallen, so the logs, branches and twigs needed to be moved off private property and off the trail in preparation for construction to begin again soon. Trails cannot be built without volunteers!
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Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County Board Members
President: Don Noble II, Shreve   
Vice President: Ted Short, Wooster 
Secretary:  Katie VanZile, Marshallville
Treasurer: David L. Lehman, Orrville 

 

Trustees:

Tom Bahl, Shreve             Susan Baker, Creston    
Pat Glessner, Sterling       Phil Grimm,  Kidron       
Becky Jewell, Orrville       Jenni Reusser, Orrville

Paul Vance, Orrville.         Keith Winkler, Sterling     

Keith Workman, Orrville