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Rails to Trails of Wayne County, Ohio


What We Do

Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, development, and conversion of unused railroad and greenway corridors into multi-purpose, non-motorized, public paths. We are comprised of local volunteers with the common interests for enjoying trails in many different forms including bicycling, walking, running, roller-blading, and horseback riding. We promote and inspire movement!


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C&O / GAP RIDE 2017 - Register Now!

September 16 thru September 24, 2017

Registration Deadline January 28, 2017

This will be the 5th year that Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County has offered this 9-day (8 days of biking) fundraising bike tour on the C&O Canal Towpath and the Great Allegheny Passage rail trail from Washington, DC to Pittsburgh, PA.

•  Average 40-50 miles a day of bicycling
•  Degree of difficulty - "moderate"
•  Lodging - 5 hotels and 3 Bed & Breakfasts
•  Departure Saturday morning, Return Sunday evening.

Cost: Includes transportation from Orrville, Ohio and back again, luggage transport, 8 nights of indoor lodging and 8 breakfasts: $880 each for two people in a room. Other meals are your expense.

You will need to arrange for a bicyling roommate.

The trip is limited to 12 people and the bikes need to be "normal" two wheeled bicycles (our trailer will not accommodate 3 wheeled bicycles-sorry and recumbent bicycles would be subject to "try out" on the trailer).

The amenities at the B&B's vary, so those booking early will receive the better accommodations. Not all B&B's offer two beds in a room. Most hotels offer either a king or two queens beds.

For questions or more information, email Keith Workman at

To book the trip, CLICK HERE to make the online non-refundable deposit of $200 per person BEFORE January 28, 2017.

The second payment of $340 (per person) is due Feb 28 and the third payment of $340 (per person) by April 30. Lodging is very limited, so we need to book early to be sure of accommodations.

REGISTER EARLY! This trip is quite popular and we expect it to fill rapidly.

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Affiliated Agencies

  1. We are affiliated regionally and nationally with Rails to Trails Conservancy. RTC provides incentives and especially networking opportunities through regional and national programs. No funds from RTC come back to local construction efforts. Rails to Trails Conservancy

  2. Ohio Greenways Inc. is a non-profit that has developed statewide trail and public corridor plans along major waterways and abandoned canal towpaths and railroad right-of-ways. Again, Ohio Greenways provides incentives and sometimes special studies for state-wide trails, but does not fund local design and construction efforts such as proposed here. The Greenway Collaborative

  3. Wayne County Commissioners have made a high commitment to our efforts by providing County Planning Department support personnel for developing grants, contracts, and maps as well as doing extensive research on right-of-way ownerships. Board of Commisioners

  4. The Ohio to Erie Trail (total length - 320 miles): In addition to expanding trails within Wayne County, we and our affiliated agencies aim to complete a trail link between the Ohio River at Cincinnati and Lake Erie near Cleveland. The Ohio to Erie Trail

RTWC Board Members:

Don Noble II, Shreve

Vice President:
Ted Short, Wooster

Katie VanZile, Orrville

David L. Lehman, Orrville

Tom Bahl, Shreve
Susan Baker, Creston
Pat Glessner, Sterling
Phil Grimm, Kidron
Becky Jewell, Orrville
Jenni Reusser, Orrville
Keith Winkler, Sterling
Keith Workman, Orrville