Explore the active side of Dayton with the return of the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience, a Five Rivers MetroParks event featuring two days of outdoor adventure that celebrates Dayton as the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest. The festival is held at Eastwood MetroPark (park side), 1385 Harshman Rd. in Dayton, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Admission and parking are free.
Everyone loves a good sports story and we have plenty with these legends resting peacefully at Woodland: Sprint Car racer, Johnny Shackleford; inventor of the metal baseball bat, William Shroyer; founder of McGregor Golf Club Co., Ziba Crawford; cyclist and race car driver, Earl Kiser; UD Basketball Coach, Tom Blackburn; Harlem Globetrotter, Albert Tucker, Sr.; Lady Rodeo Champion, Marguerite Doane plus many more. Meet at the Eichelberger Plaza at the main gates of the cemetery.
Parking is available both inside and outside the gates. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle if needed. Tours will launch rain or shine, except in the event of thunder or lightning.
The 13th annual Brookville 5K Walk – Block Party & Live Concert will be bigger than ever – benefitting Pink Ribbon Girls.
All are welcome to join us for the Brookville 5K Walk:
This year’s walk features a NEW walk route along Market Street in the heart of downtown Brookville!
• On-site check-in and late registration begins at 4pm
• Walk begins at 5 pm
New this year is a single-elimination Cornhole Tournament!
• First place team receives $250
• Second place team receives $150
• Third place team receives $50
Onsite check-in begins at 3:30 pm
The kids area, beer garden, food, vendors are available from 5:30 – 10:00.
Live music featuring the Bourbon Street Band will be going strong from 8pm – 10pm.
Rent kayaks to explore the Great Miami River in downtown Dayton.
Paddle under the fountains with Taiter’s Kayak Solutions all Summer Long at RiverScape MetroPark. Regular walk-up rental hours will take place Thursdays, June- September from 4-8pm and launch from under the Riverside Bridge along the Great Miami Recreational Trail. The cost to participate is $10 per person per hour, and is a walk up experience.
Your Paddling Experience
Kayak rentals are targeted at beginner and first-time paddlers. Those renting will not be permitted to go through the RiverScape RiverRun whitewater feature.
Visitors will receive at least one full hour of paddling in the Great Miami River. They can paddle in the river area from RiverScape MetroPark to Deeds Point MetroPark. If they choose, visitors also can paddleunder the Five Rivers Fountain of Lights, which runs at the top of every hour.
Taiter’s Kayak Solutions staff will provide visitors with brief instruction prior to entering the water, which will include a safety tutorial, and help visitors get into their vessels.
All visitors will be required to wear a properly fitted lifejacket. The lifejacket will be included with the rental, along with other safety equipment.
Swimming is prohibited in the Great Miami River, but visitors should come prepared to get wet.
No lifeguards are on duty, and paddling is at all visitors’ own risk. All visitors must sign a waiver to participate.
Age and Weight Requirements
Visitors must be at least 14 years old.
The maximum weight for participation is 325 pounds. All participants must wear a lifejacket, and the maximum chest size for proper fit is 52 inches.
Across the nation, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is full of flowers, each carried by someone committed to ending this disease. Because like flowers, our participants don’t stop when something’s in their way. They keep raising funds and awareness for a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
Want to try mountain biking? Come out to the MetroParks Mountain Biking Area (MoMBA) and borrow one of our bikes to ride for a lap or two. Bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Riders younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Helmets are required and are provided with the bikes.
Kicking off their first round of investments, The City of Dayton has awarded Bike Miami Valley $100,000 in American Rescue Plan funds (ARPA) for further expansion of the Link: Dayton Bike Share system into West Dayton. Members of the Bike Miami Valley board and its Executive Director, Laura Estandia were on site for the contract approval. “We’re thrilled that Link will be one piece of this historic investment on the West Side,” says Estandia.
Bike Miami Valley currently operates 37 hubs in the core of downtown and the surrounding historic districts, but more capacity is needed on the west side to make a convenient and viable network. Bike Miami Valley has also received a grant from the Better Bike Share Partnership to support the neighborhood outreach efforts to select the new locations. “Bike Miami Valley is excited for the opportunity to work with new and existing neighborhoods to add capacity for bike sharing hubs that are convenient and accessible for residents,” says Estandia.
The project would fund 5-7 new hubs in the priority areas, as well as electric pedal assist bicycles that would fill the hubs. The target neighborhoods are Grafton Hill, Wright Dunbar, Wolf Creek, Five Oaks and Old Dayton View. The project would also fund some one-time hardware expenses to help with operations of the Link system including a new van, which would be used by Link operations staff to balance bikes in the expanded network.
Link is a hub based bike share network that allows users to make point to point trips between its 37 pick-up and drop off locations. Users can access the system by downloading the Link Dayton app to access Link’s fleet of pedal and pedal assist (or electric) bicycles. The system serves roughly 3,700 users annually. In 2021, the Link system expanded into the Carillon neighborhood of Dayton and has seen growth in ridership at those new locations.
“This investment in the West Dayton Link expansion complements the work the city is doing to increase active transportation options in the city and improve the quality of life and health of our residents,” said Mayor Mims.
Springboro’s 9th Annual Bike the ‘Boro FREE event features 2-, 10- and 16-mile rides, giving cyclists of all levels the opportunity to ride through the City. Get a free bike helmet and fitting. Vendor booths include bike safety education, local bicycle shops and advocacy organizations. Course maps and free registration information on our website. This is a free event, however, registration for t-shirt is encouraged. All rides start at 10 a.m.
The Big Event features bounce houses, face painting, and other kids’ activities along with Springboro Police, Clearcreek Fire District and Warren County SWAT demos and equipment.
YWCA Dayton’s Center for Survivors of Sexual Violence presents Body Talk, a 12-week trauma-informed yoga course focused on healing and restoration.
Join us for 90 minutes of trauma-sensitive yoga, guided meditation breathing techniques, and a facilitated psycho-educational discussion to release trauma from the body and restore homeostasis. Through Body Talk, we seek to provide an environment built on safety, strength, trust, validation, compassion, relief and release. Come for any or all sessions.
The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event, where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as your ability to ride your bicycle fast. The event is a mass start timed ride where riders visit donut stops and eat donuts. For each donut the rider eats during the ride (and keeps down) they have 5 minutes deducted from their ride time. There are prizes in several classes including a Tour de Donut championship jersey for the best adjusted “donut time”.