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

RTA 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 Fest Bike Scavenger Hunt! continued into Saturday
Aug
11
8:00 AM08:00

RTA Fest Bike Scavenger Hunt! continued into Saturday

Stop by the RTA HQ to register for the Bicycle Scavenger Hunt. Complete it anytime! Pedal your way around historic Marietta and Harmar village. 

Follow the provided info to track down historic trivia throughout Marietta. Return your answer sheet by Saturday at 6pm to get your "merit badge" & to be entered for prizes!

Can be completed in an hour or two by bicycle.

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

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Bike Scavenger Hunt
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

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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Gnome Adventure Hike @ Kroger Wetlands
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Gnome Adventure Hike @ Kroger Wetlands

  • 80 Acme Street Marietta, OH, 45750 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WILDLY popular last year, the Gnome Adventure Hike is back again for 2018!

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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