B&O Trail Association

and the Hendricks County Trail Development Association

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CHECK OUT OUR WEST SIDE EVENTS IN AUGUST

Help Us Expand in Marion County! There are two events in August that will help expand the B&O in Marion County. Check our EVENTS CALENDAR for the Flap Jacks 5K Run on August 20th and the Hops and Flip Flops 5K Event in Speedway on August 27th.

 

OLD FASHION DAYS BICYCLE TOUR
SPONSORED BY GEAR-UP CYCLERY

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Join us Labor Day Monday! Check-in and on-site registration starts at 7:00 AM on Monday, September 5, 2016. The ride starts at 8:00 AM. There will be a prize drawing before the ride. Only pre-registered riders are eligible. Festival parking is available next to SR75, at the south edge of North Salem. A hot breakfast at either the Methodist Church buffet or Liz’s Country Café, or lunch at one of several food vendors is included with the fee. Breakfast ends at 10:00 AM, but the lunch vendors are open all day. There are marked routes (13 and 30 miles in length), a SAG van, a refreshment stop and scenic roads. Both routes feature gently rolling, picturesque farmland and good roads. The ride is part of the Old Fashion Days Festival held all weekend long in North Salem. The routes are a figure 8 course starting and ending at the North Salem United Methodist Church located at 104 West Pearl Street. All riders start by going northwest out of North Salem. After returning to North Salem and passing the SAG stop, the longer routes continue south of North Salem. These routes include parts of the 45 and 62 mile routes used for the B&O Bicycle Tour in June.  So, if you’ve done the B&O ride, but have only done the 25 mile route, this is a chance to see what you’ve been missing. Registration fees are $25 (Individual), $60 (Family of 3), $70 (Family of 4), $80 (Family of 5), $90 (Family of 6). No mail-in pre-registration. You can register online at Active.com or you can sign up the day of the ride.

THE B&O ROTARY BELL IS COMING!

Most people know the B&O as the Baltimore & Ohio Trail. But here locally, in September 2016, we will also INFORMALLY know it as the Bulldog & Oriole Trail! Later this year the B&O Trail Association is planning to present a special railroad themed gift to the communities of Brownsburg and Avon.  Final details about this gift are still being worked out in collaboration with the Rotary Clubs and stakeholders from both communities.  Click HERE to listen to an audio file of the actual bell ringing. The theme for this project is "Competition. Collaboration. Community." Please watch here and on our Facebook page for more details as they become available.  Also mark your calendar for Friday evening, September 9th if you would like to be present when the bell gets awarded.  This promises to be a fun, one-of-a-kind way for the B&O Trail Association to express appreciation for everything that both communities have done to help us construct the trail thus far.  Afterall, it seems appropriate that the Bulldogs and the Orioles are helping to build the B&O!

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New Map, New Opportunities

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Our map has been updated! Click above to see enlarged image of the map. New construction will start in the summer of 2015 at Green Street and westward. More sections were purchased and cleared in 2014 as we try to close the gap between our two completed sections. Sometimes progress can seem to be slow but it has certainly been steady. New committees are being formed for 2015 and there are more opportunities than ever to get involved and help the B&O Trail. Contact us today!