RTA Jam Session @ Gunlock Park
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

RTA Jam Session @ Gunlock Park

Start the weekend off right at Gunlock Park hitting the pump track, dirt jumps and beginner trails before heading over to the RTA Festival kick-off party Thursday night at Marietta Brewing Company.

The park is spectator friendly so feel free to just come hang out too.

Gunlock Park is located directly behind Lowe's in Marietta on SR 7. Don't forget your helmet

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RTA Kick-Off Party
Aug
9
to Aug 10

RTA Kick-Off Party

  • Marietta Brewing Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come on down to the Marietta Brewing Company to get a head-start on the weekend and enjoy a few brews with your fellow outdoor-lovers. Visit with friends & make plans for the weekend.

  • Enjoy the return of the RTA Fest Rock Drop Single Hop Session IPA
  • This will be one of your first chances to buy RTA Fest Merch!
  • Backroom & patio of the Marietta Brewing Company
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Bike Scavenger Hunt
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Bike Scavenger Hunt

Register @ RTA Headquarters and head out on your own, anytime!

Looking for a fun activity to enjoy on a leisurely bike ride? Come by and register for the RTA Festival Scavenger Hunt!  Pick up an entry at the Festival Headquarters and explore town looking for the answers on the scavenger hunt.

Fun for locals and visitors alike! You might just discover a few new favorite places in town and some interesting history to boot.

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The Paddlers Riddle Run
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

The Paddlers Riddle Run

Friday & Saturday (anytime)

Stop by the RTA Event Headquarters on the Armory Lawn (200 block of Front St.) to register for the Paddlers’ Riddle Run. Participate at your own pace anytime Friday or Saturday!

Follow the provided map to locate clue destinations on the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers. Once located, record the answer to the riddle on your scorecard. Return your scorecard to be entered for prizes!

$5 to enter, or free with VIP Pass. Prizes announced at the Festival Headquarters during the Saturday evening prize ceremony, following the Bike Parade!

Kayak rentals and shuttle available from Marietta Adventure Company (as available). Reserve in advance directly through the MAC shop: www.mariettaadventurecompany.com

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Veto Lake Adventure Paddle
Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

Veto Lake Adventure Paddle

Interested in exploring a local lake? Leaders of this paddle will venture to Veto Lake, where they will explore the lake and feeders to the lake. Expect 5-10 miles on the water at a leisure pace, and participants may choose to return early should they wish.

This paddle is unsupported. No transportation provided. Bring all your own water, food, and gear.

Meet at Veto Lake boat ramp to depart at 2pm.

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RTA Fest Mountain Bike NIGHT Ride
Aug
10
9:00 PM21:00

RTA Fest Mountain Bike NIGHT Ride

Meet at Mill Creek Rd gravel lot @ the Rudolph section of the Marietta City Trails
Meet-up at the gravel lot just off of Mill Creek Rd in Marietta. There are a couple of ways to get here so just put 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta OH 45750 in your GPS.

This is a night ride, meaning BRING LIGHTS! Helmets also required for all rides.

Group rides are free to participate in. All rides are unsupported. Bring your own water, gear, flat repair kit, etc. There will be several ride leaders but the group may become spread out. Check in with the ride leaders before you depart, and if you leave early from the ride, please let someone on the ride know.

Download the MTB Project app for access to the full maps of the Marietta City Trail System.
https://www.mtbproject.com/

*Mountain bike rentals are available from Marietta Adventure Company.

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Broughton's Nature & Wildlife Education Area Hikes
Aug
11
8:30 AM08:30

Broughton's Nature & Wildlife Education Area Hikes

Explore Broughton's Nature and Wildlife Education Area by foot! Meet up with local trail aficionado who will lead the group on a 1-1.5 hour hike through the Broughton's trail systems, just one of the many local outdoor treasures we have to take advantage of in the Marietta area.

  • Saturday: 1.5 hour hike (3 miles)
  • Sunday: 1 hour hike (2 miles)

MEET UP Location: Turn right off route 60 onto Millgate Road, drive 1/2 mile to the trailhead at the end the road. If you drive or bike up a large hill with a beautiful 180 degree turn you are heading in the right direction. There will be signs pointing you along.

More info on Broughtons Wildlife Area:
http://broughtonnatureandwildlifeeducationarea.org/

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Bike Scavenger Hunt
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Bike Scavenger Hunt

Register @ RTA Headquarters and head out on your own, anytime!

Looking for a fun activity to enjoy on a leisurely bike ride? Come by and register for the RTA Festival Scavenger Hunt!  Pick up an entry at the Festival Headquarters and explore town looking for the answers on the scavenger hunt.

Fun for locals and visitors alike! You might just discover a few new favorite places in town and some interesting history to boot.

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The Paddlers Riddle Run
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

The Paddlers Riddle Run

Friday & Saturday (anytime)

Stop by the RTA Event Headquarters on the Armory Lawn (200 block of Front St.) to register for the Paddlers’ Riddle Run. Participate at your own pace anytime Friday or Saturday!

Follow the provided map to locate clue destinations on the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers. Once located, record the answer to the riddle on your scorecard. Return your scorecard to be entered for prizes!

$5 to enter, or free with VIP Pass. Prizes announced at the Festival Headquarters during the Saturday evening prize ceremony, following the Bike Parade!

Kayak rentals and shuttle available from Marietta Adventure Company (as available). Reserve in advance directly through the MAC shop: www.mariettaadventurecompany.com

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Kid's Bike Rodeo & Strider Adventure Zone
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

Kid's Bike Rodeo & Strider Adventure Zone

Ages: 18 month–10 years

Bring the kids and their bikes to the Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival headquarters for a free bike safety check, helmet fitting, fun bicycle games, and an obstacle course. Kids can complete the activities to earn their official bike license! No matter your age, be ready for a good time!

There will be a Strider Bikes Adventure Zone for kids 44" and under (18 months to 4 years), and other bike activities for the bigger kids.The RTA Bike Rodeo will be centered on the front lawn of the Armory (200 block Front St.).

  • Don't have a helmet that fits? We will fit you and get you set up with a new one!
  • At 2pm, riders may choose to join in on the family fun ride on the bike path.
  • Participants will all be entered into a give-away for a $50 gift certificate to Marietta Adventure Company!
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Bicycle Parade
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Bicycle Parade

Come back to the Festival Headquarters with your bike to ride in a celebratory lap around town! The parade route will start down the bike path towards the fairgrounds, loop back along Front Street to the Ohio River Fountain, and loop back to the Armory on the bike path. Decorate your bike if you are feeling festive and enjoy a fun new tradition!

Stick around after for the RTA Raffle & the Tortoise in Hare World Championship! 
You might just win a new bike!

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The Tortoise & Hare World Championship
Aug
11
7:30 PM19:30

The Tortoise & Hare World Championship

Location: Armory Lawn

Two-person teams on bicycles face off! One team member travels as fast as possible  while the other travels as slow as possible.  The "turtle" on each team is restricted to a small area and once started, cannot put their feet on the ground. The "hare" will simultaneously race around a short circle track with obstacles, all on a children's bike!

Teams are eliminated if the Tortoise puts their foot down or leaves the Tortoise box. Time is restricted to a maximum on 3 minutes, and of the teams that make it to 3 minutes, that with the most laps wins!

  • Stop by to sign up. Space is limited!
  • Trophy goes to the World Champions.
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Broughton's Nature & Wildlife Education Area Hikes
Aug
12
8:30 AM08:30

Broughton's Nature & Wildlife Education Area Hikes

Explore Broughton's Nature and Wildlife Education Area by foot! Meet up with local trail aficionado who will lead the group on a 1-1.5 hour hike through the Broughton's trail systems, just one of the many local outdoor treasures we have to take advantage of in the Marietta area.

  • Saturday: 1.5 hour hike (3 miles)
  • Sunday: 1 hour hike (2 miles)

MEET UP Location: Turn right off route 60 onto Millgate Road, drive 1/2 mile to the trailhead at the end the road. If you drive or bike up a large hill with a beautiful 180 degree turn you are heading in the right direction. There will be signs pointing you along.

More info on Broughtons Wildlife Area:
http://broughtonnatureandwildlifeeducationarea.org/

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