Summer at the Library: Coal Mining History Bike Ride

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Adults, Families, All Ages
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Gather your friends and family to join us for a group bike ride along the Hock-hocking Adena Bike-way to hear stories of how people of this region have been coming together in solidarity for centuries as we learn about the early labor movement and coal mining history while we tour the quaint village of Eclipse Company Town. This bike tour is a total of 13.5 miles along an old railroad bed that now serves as the bike path. We will ride from the Athens Public Library to Eclipse Company Store, a bar and smokehouse that was once the original company store for the mine workers of mine #4. We will spend time here listening to stories of Eclipse Company Town then ride back to the Library.


Arrive early for free bike rentals through the library (available on a first-come, first-served basis). Adaptive bikes are available for participants with limited mobility; please reach out to Madison at least 24 hours in advance to request an adaptive bike.


Helmets are required for all participants. Minor children are permitted on this tour but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.



If accommodations are needed for you or your family to participate in this event, please let our staff know