Le Tour de Pork donation to Ohio River Greenway
Proceeds from annual event to be used for Wayfinding Signage
“The value of this donation is so much more than the money it represents. Through the efforts of passionate volunteers, an event drawing over 400 people demonstrates significant interest and commitment to the Ohio River Greenway Project. This is truly a grass-roots effort to raise money and awareness.” – Phil Hendershot, Ohio River Greenway Commission Chair
Le Tour de Pork is a bike tour through scenic Southern Indiana followed by a home style BBQ at Turtle Run Winery to benefit the construction of the Ohio River Greenway.
“It has been a lot of hard work, but well worth it in the end when a group of friends can get together and make a difference. We all want the Greenway completed as soon as possible. Next year will be year 10 for the Tour de Pork and we are looking forward to the best one yet.” – Paul Dunsford, Tour de Pork organizer, member of Fat Boys Bike Group
The donation will go toward Wayfinding Signage on two new Greenway construction segments. The New Albany segment from E. 8th to 18th Streets along Water Street is currently under construction. The Clarksville segment from Bailey Avenue crossing over Silver Creek connecting to New Albany will have construction bids available in December.
The Ohio River Greenway completed a Wayfinding Plan in 2014 which included 150 total signs. Phase I including 104 signs was completed in 2015. With two new segments of the Greenway to be under construction by Spring 2017, Phase II is ready to implement. The implementation of Phase II includes the fabrication and installation of 46 signs. A comprehensive Wayfinding signage system will assist motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians in navigating throughout the Greenway Corridor and to key destinations.
The Greenway includes one of the most unique multi-use trails in the United States. It is the first and only bi-state multi-use trail connecting Kentucky and Indiana spanning the major maritime waterway, the mighty Ohio River. The Greenway is a part of the Kentuckiana River Trail and connected to the Louisville Loop. It will allow everyone in the urban area to have access to the Ohio River on a world class walking and biking trail. The trail will link up the unique combinations of the urban environment in Louisville, Kentucky contrasted to the protected wildlife, mixed residential, and industrial businesses in Southern Indiana. The Kentuckiana River Trail will be an asset for the bi-state region. The Greenway is the most transformational trail development for all of Southern Indiana.
Front Left: Mike Jenkins, Sharon Handy, Phil Hendershot, Shaunna Graf
Back Left: Steve Helm, Paul Dunsford, Steve Dunsford, Bob Grable, Jim McCoskey