What's Going on around Marietta?

New section of the website!  A work in progress. 

Check out some recent happenings in local cycling, paddling, and climbing! 

Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival August 9-12th!

07/01/2018

Happing in historic downtown Marietta, OH is the 8th annual Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival.  The RTA Festival is a down-home celebration of paddling, road & mountain biking, and fine local ales.During the festival, visitors will find information about local cycling and paddling - resources that can be used year-round. Free group bike rides, paddling events, and other fun activities such as the bicycle parade, the paddlers dice run, and the tortoise and hare world championship all happen during the weekend - all of which is simply to have an excuse to adventure together in our fun historic town.  Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to cycle or paddle during the day, and then join back together in historic downtown Marietta to visit local shops and restaurants.

Challenge at Mountwood MTB Race Sunday April 12th

March 20, 2015

This Mountain Bike Cross Country Race is #1 in the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association (WVMBA) Points Series. Also included in this event is a fun, free kids skills clinic at 10, and a kids race at 11!

 

More info in the link below.

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day 10/11th 9:30am

Each fall, the River Valley Mountain Bike Association hosts Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day on the City Trails in Marietta, OH. This event is one of the highlights of our year and a great opportunity for kids of all ages to try out mountain biking. Fun for all, and pizza + prizes including a Specialized kids mountain bike give-away after!!

 

Full info on the event here:

*TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY*

 

When

Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:30 AM

Duration: 2-3 hours

 

Where

Marietta Middle School in Marietta Ohio. Driveway to Middle School is located at 7th and Putnam. Park at top of hill. Several different routes will be used in the Marietta City Trail System.

 

Cost

Free!, Registration / Waiver forms required.

 

Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival August 7-10th!

Happing in historic downtown Marietta, OH is the 4th annual Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival.  The RTA Festival is a down-home celebration of paddling, road & mountain biking, and fine local ales.

 

During the festival, visitors will find information about local cycling and paddling - resources that can be used year-round. Free group bike rides, paddling events, and other fun activities such as the bicycle parade, the paddlers dice run, and the tortoise and hare world championship all happen during the weekend - all of which is simply to have an excuse to adventure together in our fun historic town.  Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to cycle or paddle during the day, and then join back together in historic downtown Marietta to visit local shops and restaurants.

Monday night is Bike Night! Group Rides!

April 15, 2014

Make Monday night BIKE NIGHT!  Meet at the city parking lot on 2nd & Butler (behind CVS) for a group ride every Monday night (weather permitting). Schedule rotates as follows. Check our facebook page for up-to-date info: www.facebook.com/mariettaadventureco

 

1st Monday: Group Road Ride (15-25 miles): 6pm

2nd Monday: Womens Mountain Bike City Trail Ride: 6pm

3rd Monday: Group Beginner MTB City Trail Ride: 6pm

4th Monday (& 5th, if there is one): Group MTB City Trail "Pub" Ride: 6pm

 

All rides conclude with an optional trip to Bike Night (Pedal-Pusher edition) @ the Marietta Brewing Company! Discounts on pitchers and appetizers for all riders!  Save your receipt and turn it in at our shop to be entered for Adventure Co. give-aways!  Even if you don't join us on the group ride, ride your bike around town and join us at the Brewery Bike Night after!

Marietta River Rendezous planned June 7&8th

Join the Marietta Rowing & Cycling Club for a ride in the rolling hills of southeast Ohio. Start at Duncan Falls, just southeast of Zanesville, Ohio. This 65 mile ride follows the scenic Muskingum River on lightly traveled roads. Spend the night in Marietta Saturday and return.

Marietta Trail Maintenence Fund Established!

November 12, 2014

The Rivers Trails and Ales Festival presented a donation of $500 as an establishing fund for the Marietta Trail Maintenance Fund at the Marietta Community Foundation. The goal of the MTMF is to fund once-a-year annual contracted maintenance of the trails to supplement the year-round efforts of River Valley Mountain Bike Association volunteers.

 

To donate, contact the Marietta Community Foundation:

Halloween Ghost Ride a Success!

November 1, 2013

The first annual costumed "Ghost Ride" was a success! 25 costumed riders, aged 3-300 showed up to ride a full lap on the newly extended Marietta Bike Path.

 

Steve Spencer of Audio Extreme DJ & Sound Services put together this video of the event! 

 

 

Climbing Season is Here!

October 15, 2013

When cool weather creeps into the valley, it's time to get outdoors and explore local climbing and bouldering spots! Check out the climbing pages of our website for information on where to climb, and climbing gear that we stock in the shop.  If you are looking for other area climbers to connect with, check out the "Marietta Bouldering" facebook group:

Marietta River Trail Bike Path extended by 1 mile!

Sept 15, 2013

Completion of the 1-mile third phase of the bike path extended the total River Trail length, from Indian Acres Park to the intersection of East Eighth and Jefferson streets, to approximately 3.5 miles.

 

The River Trail is a two lane paved path following the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers used for biking, running, and walking. 

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