‘Bicycle season’ kickoff events OK’d

Ribbon-cutting, helmet giveaway part of May 6 event

By Melody Vallieu - mvallieu@civitasmedia.com

TROY — Troy City Council’s Board of Park Commissioners met Wednesday to discuss the Troy Mountain Bike Area (TMBA) kickoff event and race set for May 6 at Paul G. Duke Park.

The event will be the kickoff of “bicycle season” and the dedication of the bicycle station donated by the Weavers that is near the golf course, according to Sue Knight, clerk of council. The event will then be followed by the ribbon-cutting of the Troy Mountain Bike Trail at Duke Park and events at Treasure Island Park, which will include a bicycle helmet giveaway for students and medical identification medallions for bicycle helmets that have been donated.

“This will be a major day,” Knight said.

Events on May 6 will begin around 12:30-1 p.m., according to Knight.

A use agreement is being finalized and the insurance protocols will be honored for the event as well, Knight confirmed to the board.

The bicycle helmet giveaway will be the annual event held by the Troy Fire Department, which is usually held at one of the fire stations, Knight said. However, this year, in conjunction with the city’s planned events, the fire department will offer the helmets at Treasure Island. The helmets are funded by a grant, and the fire department will have the appropriate paperwork on hand for area students to receive the helmets.

“It pretty much is that if someone needs a helmet, they will get a helmet, as I understand it. As well as the medical identification badge,” Knight said.

The events were unanimously approved by the board.

The date for the Cincinnati Symphony concert also has been finalized for 8 p.m. June 27 on Prouty Plaza, and will include the closing of the entire plaza, Knight said. This event date was not secured when the board previously OK’d a long list of upcoming events, she said.

The committee approved the June 27 event.

Jeremy Drake discussed improvements recently at Carriage Crossing’s pond. He said the rip rap, which is material used to fortify the banks of a pond, had eroded over time and needed to be addressed. Drake said they brought a contractor in and relined the the entire perimeter of the pond and reshaped the south end of the pond, as there was a canal that was overgrown with weeds, trees and a lot of debris. Drake said the contractor extended a pipe and covered up part of the canal.

“It’s a lot cleaner look and really just dressed up that pond really, really well,” Drake said.

Knight said a resident came to the Monday night Troy City Council meeting and addressed council, saying she appreciated the work done at the pond at Carriage Crossing.

Ken Green, director of golf for Miami Shores Golf Course, said the course will have an open house from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 16. Green said snacks will be served, the snack bar will be open and tours of the facilities will be offered during the event. The public is welcome to attend, he said.

Ribbon-cutting, helmet giveaway part of May 6 event

By Melody Vallieu


Reach Melody Vallieu at (937) 552-2131

Reach Melody Vallieu at (937) 552-2131


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