Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Day 58 - August 11, Dayton to London, 63 miles

Today we were off again after a break and visit with family in Dayton.  The Great Miami River Trail was just over a mile from the hotel. This trail went thru downtown Dayton and along the river then the Mad River Trail and Creekside trail into Xenia.   Xenia “Station” is the intersection of many of the bike trails in southwest Ohio. Then the Ohio to Erie Trail northeast to London.  The trails are on old railroad beds, paved and very well maintained.  Historical note:  Grandpa Lee was one of the original trail blazers for these trails.  He would head down to the river with his machete and bucket of blue paint and create the footpaths that would become these trails. 

No trip to Dayton is complete without a visit to the Wright-Patterson AFB Museum.  Here is the Wright Brothers Mural. 163,000 tiles each tile depicting an achievement of the Wright Brothers.  

The Mad River bike trail bridge.  The spire is a fountain.

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