Buckeye TrailFest 2016

Pre-registration has closed for the 2016 Buckeye TrailFest at the Historic Zoar Village in eastern OH. May 12-15 are the dates. You can still attend as a walk-in participant. All the TrailFest info is here:

This year at the 2016 Buckeye TrailFest a special Ohio Trail Partnership trail building event takes place at Camp Tuscazor on Saturday May 14. Join the hikers, mountain bikers, horsemen, and paddlers of the OTP for hands-on learning on trail separation and shared use. Download the OTP flier for more information. Additional information and TrailFest registration information is available at our TrailFest web site.



Live, Breathe, Hike Membership Events Coming Soon

Please visit our Member Drive page for information about our upcoming member drive in Zoar on May 12.



BTA BLITZ

As many of you know, June 4th, 2016 is National Trails Day (NTD), an event promoted by the American Hiking Society. Every year tens of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts host events on America’s 200,000+ miles of trails. These events range from public hikes to trail maintenance days.
This year, we have set a very ambitious goal for National Trails Day. We are going to attempt to maintain the whole 1,400+ mile Buckeye Trail in one day! The event will begin anytime after sunrise and end at sunset on June 4th. Can we do it? With your help we can!
If you are already hosting or taking part in a NTD event that occurs on the BT, great! Let us know where it is and we will mark that section off. Whether you are a group of volunteers or you plan on working solo, please take the time to register your project. (See link below:)
Not taking part in an event already? Let us know how we can help you set one up! Use the link below to register your idea for an event by following the link below. We will get back to you ASAP.
https://docs.google.com/a/buckeyetrail.org/forms/d/1selwBc1t5ZUSluqpJ6y37bxnmBkyHiyhn52u-W0Q4vo/edit?usp=drive_web




2016 E.G.G.S. Registration Open!

Registration is now open for the 2016 E.G.G.S. Hike at Burr Oak State Park and Wildcat Hollow in southeastern OH. June 16-19, 2016 are the dates. Here's the direct link to the E.G.G.S. Hike page for hike information and registration.


2nd Annual Buckeye Trail Run - October 1

Full Marathon • Half Marathon • 10K Run • 5K Run Registration new open. Click here for more information.




Live, Breathe and Hike Photo Contest

Introducing the Live, Breathe and Hike Photo Contest to take place from today through April 18, 2016. Share a photo of your Buckeye Trail Experience and you could win not only recognition, but also prizes from the BTA Store. Contest winners will be announced at Buckeye TrailFest - May 14 at historic Zoar Village! Please visit our Live, Breathe, Hike Photo Contest page for all the details!





Thank you for Living, Breathing and Hiking Ohio’s Buckeye Trail!

Following the blue blazes of the BT leads us to great places, adventures, and people. We hope that your experiences on the BT inspire you to support the Buckeye Trail Association today by kicking off a campaign to grow our membership, volunteerism, and enjoyment of our trail. Please visit our Live, Breathe, Hike page for more information.






Special Announcements . . .

Dates for the BTA's 2016 Work parties are available.

Special Offers for BTA Members. Road, Rivers and Trails is offering a 10% discount for all BTA Members, just show them your membership card, www.roadsriversandtrails.com.

 

Volunteer Opportunites . . .

Are you looking for ways to help? Our goal is to find you a volunteer position worthy of your unique talents, and one that excites and inspires you. For more information on available opportunities, contact Barry Unger, our Volunteer Coordinator at or register in the Volunteer Portal and you will be notified of opportunities. Remember that signing up in the software does not sign you up for any job, it just allows you to see opportunities. Register as a volunteer now!


Celebrating Volunteer Accomplishments . . .

There are not enough thank you wishes to go to all of these remarkable volunteers. This work is perhaps not as glamorous as making a trail from a path in the woods, but it is rewarding and vital to the success of the Buckeye Trail. THANKS.


  • Volunteer Leaders Angie Sheldon, Brent Anslinger and Andy Neikamp organized a BTA membership drive in Dayton which gained 143 new members for the BTA!
  • Volunteer Leader Jim Gilkey lead hikers on a snowy circuit hike
  • 12 BTA Volunteers and Adopters have began planning their events for the BT Blitz
  • Jamie and Byron Guy volunteered with Andrew Bashaw at this years winter hike at Hocking Hills State Park
  • Welcome to new Adopters Jacob Thompson and Kris Cross!