Biking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date: October 25, 2023

This was a refreshing 18-mile bicycle ride on a new part of the GMRT for us. We began at Rentschler Forest Metropark where the trees had turned beautiful colors. Photo #1shows Rosie beginning the trek and to her left is remnants of the Miami & Erie Canal and a State of Ohio Historical Marker and on her right was the Miami River. A mile later we crossed a bridge over a beautiful creek which was a side channel that feeds the Miami River. Along the creek I saw turtles, a blue heron, and ducks. Eventually, the creek ended at the Hamilton Electric Plant.  The trail turned south at the Miami River and Two-Mile Reservoir and took us through several miles of downtown Hamilton passing Rivers Edge Park, a massive city sculpture of a soldier, beautification ponds and Riverside Natural Area. We arrived at Joyce Park at mile 8 where Cincinnati Red player/announcer Joe Nuxhall was honored. We turned around and biked back to Rentschler and added an extra mile by biking the hilly Cascades Trail.

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