On Sunday, Sept. 11, the Simon Kenton Pathfinders’ annual Rita A. Larson Memorial Ride will be held to raise funds for trail maintenance and future development of the Urbana-Bellefontaine Connector. All proceeds from the ride go toward the trail. The SK Pathfinders, a 501c3 organization, began in July of 1997 with a vision to connect Urbana to the nation’s largest network of paved, off-street trails. Since then, hundreds of individuals, organizations and businesses have donated their time and/or their money to fulfill this dream. The Pathfinders say they are grateful to all who said “yes” to this project.
The Sept. 11 ride will help the group complete its vision of paving the 16.5 miles from Urbana to Bellefontaine. Pre-register for the ride 8-10 a.m. at the Depot Coffee House, 644 Miami St., Urbana. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided, with bean soup, trail mix and homemade cookies. For more information, check out the website at simonkentonpathfinders.org, visit the group on Facebook, or call Nancy Lokai-Baldwin at 937-605-2434.