FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER - 216-635-3274
Cleveland Metroparks boasts over 100 miles of beautiful
parkways, and driving along these parkways has been a fun leisurely
activity since the 1950s.
Enjoy exploring the scenic beauty of Cleveland Metroparks on a
motorcycle followed by a picnic dinner at the �Emerald Necklace
Rally� on Sunday, September 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
starting and ending at CanalWay Center in Ohio & Erie Canal
Enjoy the Park District by taking a scenic ride through the
�Emerald Necklace.� The ride makes five stops throughout the Park
District at some of the jewels of the �Emerald Necklace.�
As the beginning and end point of the �Emerald Necklace Rally,�
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation is a paradigm of scenic beauty.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation stretches through the villages of
Cuyahoga Heights and Valley View. The reservation follows a portion
of its namesake, the historic 309-mile Ohio and Erie Canal.
Together with the Cuyahoga River, the northernmost remaining 4.4
miles of watered canal provides wildlife management areas, fishing
opportunities and beautiful sights.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation is one of four reservations
featured on the ride.
Riders can compete in a Cleveland Metroparks Trivia Contest
while on the Rally, too. The answers can be found at the stops and
the winner receives a prize basket.
This is not a guided ride, but a limited number of group leaders
will be available if riders are unfamiliar with the area.Cages
(cars) are welcome too.
Registration is required for this event. Pre-registration is now
through September 10. Riders and drivers who pre-register will
receive free coffee and doughnuts before the ride!
The registration fee for drivers is $20 with additional riders
at $15. The fee includes the map, contest and picnic dinner.
Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Last bike out at 11 a.m. and last
bike in at 5 p.m.
Dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Vegetarian options are
CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East 49th
Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant
Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights.
For more information and to register, call 216-206-1000.
Drive the scenic parkways on the �Emerald Necklace Rally�
with Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,