Our Partners

The Baileys Trail System wouldn't be possible without the support of our local, regional, and national partners, each collaborating to make these trails a reality for Appalachian Ohio.

Local

Appalachian Center for Economic Networks

ACEnet is a community-based economic development organization with a mission to grow the Appalachian Ohio regional economy by supporting entrepreneurs and strengthening economic sectors.

Athens Bicycle Club

ABC is an all-inclusive bicycling club that works with land managers, trail users, and other organizations to advocate for and develop mountain bike trails.

Athens City-County Health Department

The Athens City-County Health Department works with partners to provide safe access and healthy living options to residents.

Athens County Commissioners

County Commissioners today are key players in bringing new businesses and industries to their communities, keeping established employers from moving away, providing human services, and protecting the environment. Recognizing the community benefits of the Baileys Trail System, Athens County Commissioners are committed to providing funding for the trail system.

Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau is a private non-profit organization promoting Athens County and Southeast Ohio as a destination for visitors.

Athens County Foundation

ACF enhances the quality of life for the people of our region through building endowments, awarding grants, and providing leadership on key community issues now and for generations to come. The Athens County Foundation developed a trail fund, received a National Forest Foundation REI grant to construct the first phase of the Baileys Trail System, administered construction contracts and the branding contract for the Baileys.

Athens County Public Libraries

ACPL believes that public libraries facilitate a vital role empowering individuals and communities to grow into the best versions of themselves. Whether through providing access to collections and information, adult and youth programming, technology training, or simply safe and pleasant spaces where multiple generations can gather, ACPL strives to welcome all patrons with respect and hospitality. Additionally, ACPL offers a Book-a-Bike Program where members can check out bikes free of charge.

Athens County Regional Planning Commission

The Commission plans for development that promotes a balance between economic, social, and environmental needs by providing technical advice and prompt and efficient services to the citizens of Athens County. The Planning Commission has been instrumental in planning and securing funding for the larger goal of increasing connectivity to Chauncey and surrounding communities.

Chauncey Community Improvement Team

The Chauncey Community Improvement Team was one of seven communities selected to receive county funding to assist communities with implementing projects aimed at improving their community. Chauncey's team hosted community meetings to encourage feedback on community projects funded through grants.

City of Athens

With a population of almost 25,000 people, the City of Athens is home to Ohio University and offers a vibrant local food and beer culture. Both the mayor and city council support the Baileys Trail System through conservation financing.

City of Nelsonville

Nelsonville, a city with a population of about 5,000 people, features a beautiful Historic Square nestled in the beautiful Hocking Hills region. Nelsonville will have a connection to the southwest portion of the Baileys Trail System at Doanville.

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Program

HAPCAP mobilizes resources to empower individuals and communities through advocacy and quality services that promote self-sufficiency and improved quality of life. This organization also provides workforce development opportunities for individuals through partner agencies and administers grants aimed at improving local communities, including the Chauncey-Dover Community Park.

Hocking College

Hocking College is a partner and a leader in regional economic development to address social and economic disparity in addition to providing upward mobility. Hocking College plans to offer outdoor recreation training opportunities for students.

Ohio University

Ohio University is a public university that builds on the distinctive strengths of its intellectual community by harnessing research and creative activity that directly connects to the needs and interests of the region. Members of many departments at the university have provided resources during the development of the Baileys Trail System.

Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia

ORCA is a council of governments whose purpose is to integrate conservation, outdoor recreation, and economic development in a way that strengthens and inspires communities in southeast Ohio. ORCA manages the Baileys Trail System in cooperation with the Wayne National Forest.

Rural Action

Rural Action is a membership-based nonprofit working in Appalachian Ohio with a mission to build a more just economy by developing the region’s assets in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways. Rural Action is the primary grantee for the Appalachian Regional Commission POWER grant promoting trail towns in the region.

Southeastern Ohio Trail Runners

SEOTR promotes trail running in Southeastern Ohio as a recreational activity, organizes events, and volunteers time to maintain trails.

Village of Buchtel

Buchtel is a village with a population of 530 people and will be the northwest trailhead location for the Baileys Trail System.

Village of Chauncey

Chauncey, a village with a population of 1066 people, is home to the first trailhead for the Baileys Trail System. This current access point is located in the southeast corner of the town, and there are future plans to include a connection to the Hock-hocking Adena Bikeway.

Wayne National Forest

Designated as Ohio’s only national forest, the Wayne National Forest provides the land for almost all of the Baileys Trail System. The Wayne partners with communities, local governments, and organizations in the use and management of this national forest.

York Township

York Township is one of fourteen townships in Athens County and the property owner of the planned trailhead in Doanville, OH.

Regional

Appalachian Conservation Corps

ACC moves forward from the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps to engage young people in conservation service projects, training local young adults in trail construction and natural resource management.

Central Ohio Mountain Biking Organization

COMBO is committed to creating, enhancing, and protecting quality mountain biking opportunities in Central Ohio by building and maintaining trails, organizing a volunteer network, and finding ways to simply get out and ride.

National Park Service River, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program

The National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

ODNR’s mission is to ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all, in this case providing funding for the Baileys Trail System through the Recreational Trails Program grant. ODNR Division of Mineral Resource Management developed and administers an Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Pilot grant to improve infrastructure in Chauncey and Doanville while mitigating for AML hazards.

Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area

Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area sponsors development of six sectors along Ohio’s Appalachian Winding Road: outdoor recreation/environmental learning, cultural heritage, the arts, local foods, authentic amenities, and education/youth.

USDA Rural Development Ohio

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.

National

Active Strategies

Active Strategies promotes the development of vibrant, active communities and organizations by helping them harness the catalytic power of outdoor recreation.

Appalachian Regional Commission

ARC's mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia.

Applied Trails Research

ATR provides expertise in planning, design, and management for outdoor recreation.

International Mountain Bicycling Association

IMBA’s mission is to create, enhance, and protect great places to ride mountain bikes.

Kay-Linn Enterprises

Kay-Linn Enterprises provides expertise in trail planning, project management, education and outreach, trail system assessment, funding development, and organizational strategy for outdoor recreation.

National Forest Foundation

NFF engage Americans in promoting the health and public enjoyment of our National Forests. The National Forest Foundation partnered with the Forest Service to hire Quantified Ventures to structure a conservation finance bond to pay for the Baileys Trail System, and a partnership between NFF and REI provided funding for Phase 1 of the Baileys.

Quantified Ventures

QV has been working with regional leaders to establish the first outdoor recreation environmental impact bond and their efforts continue to bring the project into completion, such as the establishment of the Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia.

The Conservation Fund

The Conservation Fund is a new partner, working with regional leaders to apply for an Economic Development Administration grant to provide technical assistance through a regional “balancing nature and tourism” workshop.

USDA Forest Service

The Forest Service has supported the Baileys Trail System at the local, regional, and national level. The National Partnerships Office selected the Baileys Trail System as the first outdoor recreation Pay for Success pilot project, a conservation finance model.

U.S. National Park Service

NPS preserves, protects, and shares our nation's special places and stories.

Our Sponsors

From local breweries and cafes to national outdoor recreation brands, our sponsors continue to back the Baileys Trail System as it develops.

Local, Regional, & National

Appalachian Regional Commission

Athens County Commissioners

City of Athens

FullBrooks Cafe

Jackie O's Brewery

LCR Realty

National Forest Foundation

Nelsonville Emporium

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio Health Foundation

Osprey Packs

Quality Bicycle Products

Quidel Corporation

REI

Stuart's Opera House

Trek Bicycle Corporation

U.S. Forest Service