RTA Paddle with a Doc
Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

RTA Paddle with a Doc

  • 1454 River Road Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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What to Expect: A spin-off of Walk with a Doc, this will be a ~5 mile paddle with Dr. Tom Bartsokas of Memorial Health System. Dr. Bartsokas will provide a short educational talk on health and fitness. The group will then do a leisurely paddle down river and end at the Williamstown boat ramp. Paddle is guided but unsupported. Participants should bring their own gear, food, water, etc. For boat rental and shuttle information, contact the Marietta Adventure Company.

Time: Depart from the Marietta Adventure Company @ 3pm or meet at the Devol’s Dam at 3:30pm

Location: Devol’s Dam (1454 River Rd, Marietta) 

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Gnome Adventure Hike @ Kroger Wetlands - round 2!
Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

Gnome Adventure Hike @ Kroger Wetlands - round 2!

  • 80 Acme Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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Who doesn't want a second chance to go hiking for gnomes?!

Family/Kid-friendly, this is a less than 1 mile hike at the Kroger Wetlands. Fun for adults and children of any age. Be on the lookout for small gnomes along the way; word is they like to have their picture taken with the kiddos!

NOTE: Please show up a few minutes early to check-in with the hike leader.

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RTA Fest Group Mountain Bike Recovery Ride!
Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

RTA Fest Group Mountain Bike Recovery Ride!

  • 310 Front Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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Wind down the festival with this group ride on the Marietta City Trail System's 30+ miles of quality single track trails! 

This "recovery" ride (1-25 miles) will also feature the newly created West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League riders.

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Knobel Photography

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RTA Fest Sunday Group Road Ride!
Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

RTA Fest Sunday Group Road Ride!

  • 310 Front Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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43 miles: SR821 to Germantown to Dalzell to Stanleyville and back on SR26 (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27734851).

Group rides are free, but all riders must register at the festival grounds prior to the start of the ride. Group rides have several ride leaders but are unsupported. Please bring all water, food, and repair items that you may need. 

All Group rides leave the festival HQ in Marietta Ohio. If you prefer to head out on your own, stop by to pick up a free map and route directions.

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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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RTA Yoga with Emily West of O-Y-O: Health in Harmony
Aug
12
8:00 AM08:00

RTA Yoga with Emily West of O-Y-O: Health in Harmony

  • 310 Front Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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This will be a slow but powerful flow yoga class that follows a basic sequence of poses to allow students to practice moving the body and breath together in a mindful way. It is suitable for beginners yet still appropriate for the more seasoned yoga student.

- Please bring your own mat.

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RTA Fest Sunday BIG Road Ride!
Aug
12
8:00 AM08:00

RTA Fest Sunday BIG Road Ride!

  • 310 Front Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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BIG Road Ride: 57 miles (self-supported) - departs from East Muskingum Park: SR821 to Germantown/Dalzell/565/260 to SR26 and then back to RTA HQ. There will a stop available at mile 18.5 (famous Dalzell Carryout) and then a water and a bio-break will be provided by the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department at mile 42.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27734868

Departs from Festival HQ @ 8:00 a.m. (sign ups begin at 7:00 a.m.)

Remember - Group rides have ride leaders but are unsupported. Bring all water, food, and repair items that you may need. A map will be provided.

Photo Credit: Knobel Photography

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Festival HQ Open!
Aug
12
7:30 AM07:30

Festival HQ Open!

  • 310 Front Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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The Festival Headquarters opens at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. The East Muskingum Park will serve as this year's HQ. You can come to the HQ for numerous activities to include:

  • Registering for group rides (mountain, road, and city rides)
  • Participating in yoga sessions!
  • Picking up sweet RTA merch!
  • Grabbing information about festival events and to learn more about our awesome community
  • And much more!
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RTA Sunrise Paddle around Buckley Island
Aug
12
7:00 AM07:00

RTA Sunrise Paddle around Buckley Island

  • 101 Julia Avenue Williamstown, WV, 26187 United States (map)
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Kick off the last day of RTA with a Sunrise Paddle around Buckley Island. Meet up at the Williamstown boat ramp (101 Julia Ave, Williamstown, WV) for a 7AM departure. Completion of the ~8 mile paddle will be celebrated with donuts and coffee afterwards!

Paddle will be guided but unsupported so be sure to bring your own gear, water, etc. 

Photo by Bruce Wunderlich

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Reverend Horton Heat w/ Wayne Hancock and Lincoln Durham
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Reverend Horton Heat w/ Wayne Hancock and Lincoln Durham

  • 203 2nd Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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The Adelphia Music Hall Presents: Reverend Horton Heat w/ Wayne Hancock and Lincoln Durham

The Adelphia Music Hall — Marietta Ohio
www.theadelphia.com • 740.374.8278
205 Second Street • Marietta, Ohio 45750

Please support these artists by joining this event and inviting your Facebook friends

This is event is sponsored by our friends at Jackie O's Brewery, who will be doing a full Tap Takeover in The Adelphia in celebration of the Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival!!!!

Doors open at 7:00 PM
Music starts at 9:00 PM

Standing Room Only

Tickets on Supremeticket.com and through our Galley Adelphia Hackett Rewards App
$17 Advance
$20 Day of Show

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The 8th Annual Tortoise & Hare WORLD Championship
Aug
11
7:30 PM19:30

The 8th Annual Tortoise & Hare WORLD Championship

  • 310 Front Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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An RTA tradition sponsored by the River Valley Mountain Bike Association

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 while riding 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. If teams make it to 3 minutes than those with the most laps wins!

WORLD championship starts immediately following the bike parade.

Stop by the festival HQ to sign up --- Space is limited!

Trophy goes to the World Champions.

Photo Credit: Knobel Photography

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Bicycle Parade
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Bicycle Parade

  • 310 Front Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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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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RTA Beer FEST!
Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

RTA Beer FEST!

  • 310 Front Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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RTA is kicking it up a notch this year and expanding to an outdoor BEER FEST in our beautiful riverfront park. Presented by Marietta Brewing Co., the RTA Beer Fest will feature 13 local breweries, amazing food trucks, live music by OYO, awesome kiddo activities, and much more!

Online ticket sales NOW AVAILABLE @ https://bit.ly/2ODuNBo (until 9pm Aug 9). Admission will also be available at the RTA HQ as well as at the "door" during the event.

When: Saturday Aug 11, 3-4pm VIP hour, 4-7pm general admissions
Where: East Muskingum Park (310 Front St)

Participating Breweries:
Brewery 33 Hocking Hills, LLC (Logan, Ohio)
Devil's Kettle Brewing (Athens, Ohio)
Lineage Brewing (Columbus, Ohio)
Listermann Brewing Company (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Little Fish Brewing Company (Athens, Ohio)
Loose Rail Brewing (Canal Winchester, Ohio)
MAPLE LAWN BREWERY (Pomeroy, Ohio)
Marietta Brewing Co. (Marietta, Ohio)
Mother Stewart's Brewing Co (Springfield, Ohio)
Multiple Brewing (Nelsonville, Ohio)
Rhinegeist (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Royal Docks Brewing Co. (Canton, Ohio)
Y Bridge Brewing Company LLC (Zanesville, Ohio)

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RTA Yoga with Lauren Kager of Living You Yoga
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

RTA Yoga with Lauren Kager of Living You Yoga

  • 310 Front Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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A vinyasa-style yoga class encouraging slow, mindful movements and a deep connection with the sound of your breath. This class is intended to encourage you to bring the focus inward where the true yoga practice takes place. Class will end with a short meditation to allow all of your hard work on the mat sink in. You will step away feeling balanced, rested, yet rejuvenated.

- Please bring your own mat.

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Bike Rodeo, Strider Adventure Zone and Make Safe Happen program!
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

Bike Rodeo, Strider Adventure Zone and Make Safe Happen program!

  • 310 Front Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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Ages: 18 month–10 years

NEW this year, Brick Insurance Group Inc./Nationwide will be providing a "Make Safe Happen" program that includes a bike trivia wheel, a brain display to demonstrate the fragility of the brain, and a helmet fitting mannequin.

So bring the kids and their bikes to the festival HQ for a free bike safety check, a chance to be a part of "Make Safe Happen", a bike obstacle course, and some fun games! 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. 

Don't have a helmet that fits? We will fit you and get you set up with a new one!

Afterwards, join in on the Family Fun Ride at 2:00 p.m. on the River Trail bike path!

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Weber's Market Featuring Loose Rail Brewing!
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

Weber's Market Featuring Loose Rail Brewing!

  • 301 Scammel Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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Weber's Market will be hosting Loose Rail Brewing from Canal Winchester all weekend for RTA. There will be five Loose Rail beers on tap starting on Friday. 

As part of Weber's hosting Loose Rail, the brewer himself will be available for a Meet & Greet session on Saturday from Noon to 2 PM. Make sure to stop in to try some great beers being offered for the first time in Marietta!

The following beers will be available:

Deadman's Throttle - Hazy IPA with hints of Mango and Guava 6.3% ABV
Search Light - Peach Lemonade Shandy 4% ABV
Blast Pipe - Blonde Ale dry hopped with Mosaic Hops 3.9% ABV
Ashcat Amber - Amber Ale with notes of Caramel and Toasted Malts 5.2% ABV
Crankpin - Cream Ale with Bourbon Soaked Oak and Vanilla Beans - 5.5% ABV

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RTA Explore Dragon Boating by MOV'n Dragons
Aug
11
10:30 AM10:30

RTA Explore Dragon Boating by MOV'n Dragons

  • 814 Gilman Avenue Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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Ever been curious about dragon boating? This is a perfect time to check out a dragon boat, learn about technique, and get out on the water for ~1 hour with a dragon boating coach. 

The local MOV'n Dragon boaters will be hosting this RTA special event at the Carl L Broughton boathouse located at 814 Gilman Avenue.

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RTA Saturday Group Road Rides!
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

RTA Saturday Group Road Rides!

  • 310 Front Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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Washington County boasts some of the most scenic road riding in the state! Cruise out and enjoy scenic farms, hilly wooded landscapes, and nicely paved roads. 

Group rides are free but all riders must register at the festival HQ prior to the start of the ride. Group rides have several ride leaders but are unsupported. Please bring all water, food, and repair items that you may need. 

Road Bike:
- 15 miles flat: Rainbow Road Out N Back (https://ridewithgps.com/trips/25806937)
- 24 miles: (https://ridewithgps.com/trips/25807578)
- 34 miles: (https://ridewithgps.com/trips/25797286)

Around Town:
- Historic 5+ mile tour on city streets with many stops

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RTA Saturday Group Mountain Bike Rides!
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

RTA Saturday Group Mountain Bike Rides!

  • 310 Front Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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The Saturday group rides will take place on the Marietta City Trail System, 25+ miles of quality singletrack trails ready for action! The trail system is accessible from downtown, making it easy to head back for a burger and brew after your ride. 

2 options: 

  1. "mid" ride - 5-12 miles w/bailout options,
  2. "big" ride - 12-25 miles w/bailout options

Rides may start as one ride. 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. 

Group rides are free but please register for the ride prior to departure. If you bail out early from the ride please let someone on the ride know and/or check in at festival headquarters.

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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RTA Intro to Trail Running!
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

RTA Intro to Trail Running!

  • 242 North 7th Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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Have you been interested in trail running but just don't know where to start? Well RTA has an answer for you!

Please join our local trail running group, Marietta Trail Runners, as they provide an overview of what trail running is, things to keep in mind, what to prepare for, and post-run advice. Then you will head out for an actual trail run!

Where: Marietta Middle School (242 N 7th St, Marietta, OH 45750)
What to Bring: Dress for warm temps, tennis shoes (or trail running shoes), and you may want to throw a towel in.

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Festival HQ Open!
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Festival HQ Open!

  • 310 Front Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
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The Festival Headquarters opens at 9:00 a.m. each day. The East Muskingum Park will serve as this year's HQ. You can come to the HQ for numerous activities to include:

  • Registering for group rides (mountain, road, and city rides)
  • Participating in yoga sessions!
  • Signing up for the bike scavenger hunt and/or the paddlers riddle
  • Picking up sweet RTA merch!
  • Attending kiddo events
  • Grabbing information about festival events and to learn more about our awesome community
  • And much more!
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