Most mountain bike trails in the US would not exist without volunteers. That is true for trails in Northwest Ohio as well. In addition to actually creating and maintaining the trails, those volunteer hours show park managers how important the trails are to the community. This type of information influences future land access, funding and even legislative decisions.
You already did the hard part of trudging out in the woods and doing the work, so please, take a couple minutes to log in the time you spent. It will make that hard work go just a bit farther.
We can't beat Mother Nature, so we are going to avoid her. By creating a wet-weather/high-water condition short course, TAMBA and volunteers can increase the number of rideable days dramatically.
Scheduled Trail Day Events will appear in the Calendar under "Events" In the Top Menu Bar.
Trail work at Ottawa Jermain is coordinated through the organization Friends of Ottawa Park, a 501c3. and on the TAMBA Facebook page
Metroparks Toledo organizes regular trail maintenance days for the Oak Openings Metropark mountain bike trail. You can join these efforts by visiting the Metroparks Toledo Volunteer page, sign up to their volunteer coordination system (called Volgistics), and review their calendar for opportunities.
The City of Toledo has been supporting MTB trails at Ottawa Park for a long time but they have done it yet again, awarding the trail system a grant to purchase materials to improve the number of rideable days. The leadership from the City of Toledo Parks, Recreation and Forestry has shown local MTB'rs love, show it back by letting the City know you appreciate it.
Everyone who rides the Oak Openings Metropark mountain bike trail regularly can see the continued investment and preservation efforts. From improvement projects to timely updates of trail conditions, Metroparks Toledo leadership has shown they are onboard with MTB. Make sure you let them know we love them for it.
Rigg Builders and Rigg Restoration donated material for the May 15th Trail Day at Ottawa-Jermain. Thanks to Joe Rigg!
Whether it is time, material or something else, let us know if you can contribute to having great local trails. We would love to grow the list of supporters.