Last updated: July 14. 2014 8:41PM - 379 Views

Parks and Trails Ranger Darrell Hannah shows off the Century Ride awards.
Parks and Trails Ranger Darrell Hannah shows off the Century Ride awards.
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GREENE COUNTY — The 2014 Greene Trails Cycling Classic will roll into the county this week. Organized by Greene County Parks and Trails, the four-day event highlights the region’s 62 miles of trails. Each day of the event will highlight a different trail for participants to enjoy.

According to Greene County Parks and Trails Director Chrisbell Bednar, the classic raises vital funds to maintain the county’s trails. In 2013 the event raised $20,000 for the trail management fund.

“Our paved trails are renowned throughout the nation for their quality, safety and scenic locations,” Bednar said. “Cyclists come to Greene County from across the United States just to experience our five-trail system that converges at Xenia Station. Trails translate into dollars and cents for the local economy.”

The event was founded in 2003 by the late Barbara Zajbel, then director of the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce. Greene County Parks and Trails began managing the growing event as a fundraiser to maintain the county trail system.

For more information about the classic, visit www.gcparkstrails.com, call 937-562-6440 or email abotkin@co.greene.oh.us.

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