2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the opening of Bluffton’s first bicycle path. To commemorate this occasion, Bluffton’s Lions Foundation held the first Bluffton Ride to Remember to raise money for a new bicycle path. Based on its success, the Lions Foundation has made it an annual event and it is now one of the Foundation’s key fundraising events for additional bike paths. The community is behind their effort with different organizations and individuals contributing to the Ride. More than 30 volunteers are on board for the 2018 Ride on July 14th. With some 250 riders expected with routes ranging from 2-112 miles, it’s a big project.
Bluffton Pedestrian and Bike Pathway currently has 4 of 10 planned miles built. The pathway has provided improved access to the Riverbend and Parkview subdivisions, Maple Crest, Buckeye and Village Parks, Bluffton University Nature Preserve and restaurants and businesses on SR 103. In all, Bluffton has over 9 miles of paved, crushed aggregate, mulched and natural trails.
For more information and to register
visit ridetoremember.net and
“Bluffton Ride to Remember – Ohio” on Facebook