By Ceiara Martin, MPH, CHC Program Director
​The first official day of autumn is quickly upon us, and many may feel that that means outdoor activities are becoming limited. However, this does not have to be the case. Physical activities, especially outdoor adventures, do not have to stop just because winter is coming.

​The Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) Program through the Meigs County Health Department has just the solution to include physical activity through the colder months. On Saturday, September 15, 2018, the CHC program will be hosting a bike event. The event will go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with registration starting at 9 a.m. at Dave Diles Park in Middleport, OH. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a celebratory party at the park. The party will include vendors and a raffle for all registered bikers.

​The event is appropriately named Rollin’ on the River, since a portion of the bike ride will be along the riverfront and marina. Riders will have the option to partake in a 5, 11, or 24 mile bike ride. All riders will start in Middleport, and the extended routes will take riders through the village of Pomeroy. This is a family friendly affair, and we encourage all ages and every level of experienced bike rider to participate in this community event.

​Speaking of community, this event truly is a community effort. Our sponsors and volunteers are what are making this event great. Our sponsors are opening up their businesses to the riders, and providing discounts in their stores, and items for the raffle. It is our hope that participants in the event not only enjoy a scenic bike ride with friends and family, but also get to experience some of the best Meigs County has to offer from residents and businesses alike.

​Again, please join us on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the first ever Rollin’ on the River bike event in Meigs County, OH! You can register for the event at the following link: If you should have any questions regarding the event please feel free to contact me at We look forward to seeing you there!