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Land Acquired For Bike Park Expansion

Overview: The City of Lebanon (OH) recently acquired 55 acres of green space to build 4-5 miles of additional mountain bike trails at Premier Health Atrium Medical Center Bike park.  A $429,000 Clean Ohio Trail Fund grant from ODNR was used to purchase the property which is directly adjacent to the existing bike park.  Lebanon-wide paved trail network project is also in the works...

Full 2.7.2020 Press Release:

Nearly $1 Million Coming to Lebanon for Bicycling Opportunities
Lebanon, OH— The City of Lebanon is excited to announce that $916,000 in Clean Ohio Fund Grants have been approved for two separate community trail related projects. In August 2019, the City received approval for $429,000 for the purchase of 55 acres directly adjacent to the Premier Health Atrium Medical Center Bike Park through the Clean Ohio Fund Green Space Conservation Grant Program. In December 2019, the City also was approved for a $487,000 Clean Ohio Trail Fund grant to extend the existing Countryside YMCA Bike Trail through Downtown Lebanon and to the northern edge of the City.
The Premier Health Atrium Medical Center Bike Park opened in June 2018 and currently features two miles of mountain bike trails, two jump lines, a cyclocross course, two paved pump tracks, and a perimeter trail. The goal of the new acreage is to add four to five more miles of mountain bike trails through the rolling, woodland terrain.
The Countryside YMCA Bike Trail is currently an 8.2 mile multi use path that connects downtown Lebanon to the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. The northern trail expansion will consist of an additional 2.3 miles of trail utilizing a 10 foot wide multi-use paved path and a dedicated bike lane on N. Broadway Avenue. The trail will run from Downtown Lebanon north utilizing existing park space behind Berry Intermediate School, and then out to North Broadway Avenue where a dedicated and protected bike lane will be created along the roadway. This trail will provide an alternate form of transportation through Lebanon, connect multiple residential neighborhoods to the trail system, and connect three schools to the downtown area and ultimately the Little Miami Scenic Trail.
“The City of Lebanon is grateful for the support from ODNR and the programs that they offer. Without these grants, projects such as these would not be economically feasible for the City” said Scott Brunka, City Manager. “Projects like this not only improve recreational opportunities and the quality of life for our residents, but positions Lebanon as a regional destination therefore enhancing our local economy.”
To learn more about the City of Lebanon Parks visit www.lebanonohio.gov or the Premier Health Atrium Medical Center Bike Park visit www.lebanonbikepark.org. Please contact Casey Burdick at 228-3104 or cburdick@lebanonohio.gov for more information.

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