Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Come See Us - The Featured Vendor At The Ligonier Country Market, May 21st

Ligonier Township Recreation Board and the Friends of the Ligonier Valley Trail will be the featured vendor for the opening day of our fantastic farmers market! You cant beat the food, flowers and fun - even on a rainy day! Come one! Come ALL!Recreation Board members Matt Thomas (professional bicycle mechanic and fitter, formerly of Speedgoat) and Topher Delamarter (local cycling expert and racer) will be sharing hands on technical, riding and safety knowledge, and local cycling information, while other members share Ligonier Valley Trail plans. Parents with young riders will be able to learn how to properly fit a helmet and will get information about acquiring one of fifty free bicycle helmets provided by Excela Health for their child. Dates and times for participating in the children’s bike rally and safety day to receive the free helmet are tentatively set at for 1:00 -3:00PM, Saturday June 25 at the Ligonier Township Municipal Park Complex. Participating children will be required to bring their bike and be with a guardian or parent to participate. Part of the event will emphasize the need for the bike helmets to avoid injury and concussions. Please watch for more information to verify the time and place.

Friends of the Ligonier Valley Trail began its partnership with the Country Market two seasons ago with its first shared bike rack for visitors at the Market. This was the beginning of making Ligonier bicycle friendly in preparation of the Ligonier Valley Trail and Bikeway that the Ligonier Township Recreation Board has been developing. Since then, the Friends have shared in purchasing a bike rack at the Ligonier Valley Y, and this winter provided a rack at the Ligonier Valley Library. Friends have also joined in trail clean-ups, provided donations of services for the trail development, and advised the Feasibility Study group.

The Friends of the Ligonier Valley Trail is a volunteer group looking for new members to participate in work days, events, fundraisers and help develop future plans for Ligonier’s trail community.

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