May is National Bike Month and Tri-State Trails — a self-defined "alliance of community advocates advancing a vision to connect and expand our region’s trail and bikeway network" — is offering some fun ways to explore the city on two wheels.
From March 16 to April 6, local bike trail use was up 30 percent compared to last year — some trails have even tripled their traffic, according to Tri-State Trails — as people are using their quarantine time to get outdoors and exercise.
“Trails and bikeways are one of the few places that have remained open during the stay at home order, and have proven to be an essential amenity for our community during this crisis,” said Wade Johnston, director of Tri-State Trails at Green Umbrella.
And the network has been posting some fun prompts on its social media to help continue this outdoor trend of exploring the area's more than 570 miles of trails, including a scavenger hunt.
How well do you know our urban trail and bikeway network? Here are 30 riddles for you to solve while exploring Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky by bike! #BikeMonth #CROWNcincinnati #connectNKY pic.twitter.com/rS6rDH25ZN— Tri-State Trails (@TriStateTrails) May 8, 2020
Find trails to ride that may correspond to these prompts at tristatetrails.org/find-a-trail. And if you think you've found all the answers to these clues, send your results to [email protected] and get a Tri-State Trails sticker in the mail.
And as we are all still social distancing, Tri-State Trails has a list of safety precautions to keep in mind while you ride to help avoid the spread of COVID-19.