The TENTATIVE date for WOW 2018 - our 14th annual tour - is June 9.

The 13th annual World Of Wildlife Bicycle Tour featured the Western Reserve Greenway in Northeast Ohio's Trumbull and Ashtabula counties. Riders could choose to bike 20, 40 or any distance up to 69 miles. Except for the first and last miles on public roads - and a three-tenths mile detour due to a bridge closing north of the Oakfield Trailhead rest stop - WOW 2017 used the Western Reserve Greenway, an asphalt-paved, dedicated bike trail. The out-and-back ride was a "rain or shine" ride.

WOW 2017 was a supported ride, with refreshment stops on or near the Greenway and pizza and other refreshments at the conclusion of the ride. Greenway Bike Patrol members and other volunteers provided on-the-trail assistance.

Check in for the tour was at Kent State University Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue, NW, Warren, Ohio, from 7:30 to 10 a.m.
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The 2017 brochure [PDF 2 pages]

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PRE-REGISTRATIONS = 278. DAY-OF REGISTRATIONS = 137. TOTAL = 415.

The WOW Planning Committee sponsored a ticket-drop raffle of items donated by Bike Nashbar and other area merchants. A $250 grand prize was a raffle option. Tickets were sold as part of registration and on the day of the ride. Those who donated homemade cookies for refreshment stops received a complimentary raffle ticket – one for each dozen.

Check out a list of ride 2017 sponsors and raffle donors, now being compiled. Thanks to all our sponsors and donors!

For more information: WOWmail@trumbullmetroparks.org or phone 330-647-3666.

Proceeds of WOW 2017 are targeted for the local funds needed for Trumbull County's Phase 4 of the Western Reserve Greenway, the section between Warren and Niles. Past rides have funded the pavilion materials at the Oakfield Trailhead, 2012 trail sealing and other projects. More than $76,000 has been raised since the first WOW Ride.

YEAR--------RIDERS--------RAFFLE INCOME--------TOTAL RAISED
2017415
2016433$1,717.00$11,174.71
2015486$1,934.00$11,143.00
2014423$1,688.00$9,102.83
2013380$1628.00$5,923.75
2012353$1,566.00$5,909.82
2011326$1,206.00$5,163.68
2010280$1,017.00$4,140.89
2009292$1,284.00$4,678.00
2008382$1,398.00$5,968.00
2007311$1,636.00$6,292.00
2006233$1471.00$4,121.00
2005154$723.00$2,606.00
TOTAL$76,223.68

Mock-up of the 2017 T-shirt

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