It’s the unofficial “Opening Day” Saturday for bike trails across the country.
Locally, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is hosting events across the Miami Valley to celebrate the kick-off of biking and walking trails for the spring and summer season.
Different opening day events will be held in Yellow Springs, Xenia, Dayton, Springfield and Cincinnati.
And this weekend will be the perfect weather for getting outside, said StormCenter 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. High temperatures will reach the low 70s on Saturday, and it will remain dry this weekend.
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Opening day bike trail events:
- 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Dayton Performance Bicycles, 4466 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton. Join for a neighborhood ride for all skill levels. The group will start and finish as a unit. Brunch-style snacks and refreshments after the ride, as well as a bicycle maintenance clinic and bicycle bingo.
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Yellow Springs Station, 101 Dayton St., and John Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton St. There will be trail rides, bike fix and safety check stations and a kids bike challenge.
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Un Mundo Cafe/Heritage Center Trailhead, 117 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield. Join Bike Springfield in welcoming trail users. Maps and local trail information available.
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Xenia Station Trail Hub, 150 S. Miami Ave. Join the Friends of Xenia Station for Opening Day activities. We will have maps and trail information available for the five trails that converge at Xenia Station.
- Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Sawyer Point Park, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati. The region’s first Opening Day on the Trails Challenge will kick-off at the annual Earth Day celebration at Sawyer Point.