Our Sponsors

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

A Special Thanks to...


Appalachian Regional Commission

ARC's mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia. In 2019, ARC provided $1.24 million in funding to Rural Action through the Appalachian Regional Commission Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (ARC POWER) grant. Much of that grant has been devoted to trail construction and asset-based entrepreneurship initiatives.

Athens Bicycle

Athens Bicycle donated items for raffles held to raise funds for a master trail plan of the Baileys. Additionally, members lent much of their time to assist in planning the development of the overall trail system.


Athens County Commissioners

The Athens County Commissions contributed $5,000 toward paying for a master trail plan and offered another $35,000 to partially fund Phase 2 trail construction on the Baileys.


City of Athens

The City of Athens provided $35,000 to partially fund Phase 2 trail construction and committed to giving another $90,000 per year for 20 years to financially support the trail system.


LCR Realty

LCR Realty contributed $500 toward funding a master trail plan.


National Forest Foundation

The National Forest Foundation is in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, contributing $70,000 toward Quantified Ventures’ work on a conservation finance pilot. The NFF is also in partnership with REI, previously providing $150,000 to the Athens County Foundation for Phase 1 trail construction.


Nelsonville Emporium

Nelsonville Emporium provided refreshments at public meetings held in regard to the Baileys.



Osprey donated packs to Athens Bicycle to use in a raffle for funding a master trail plan.


Quality Bicycle Products

QBP provided a $6,000 community grant for bike and pedestrian route improvements on 4th Street and Sycamore Street in Chauncey.


Quidel Corporation

Quidel contributed $2,000 toward funding a master trail plan.


Stuart’s Opera House

Stuart’s provided a local gathering space for multiple public meetings held in regard to the Baileys.


U.S. Forest Service

The USFS provided funding toward local partnerships with the Athens Bicycle Club to develop a master trail plan, the Athens County Foundation to create a brand strategy and construct Phase 1 trails, and the Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia to manage the trail system and construct Phase 2 trails. Additionally, the service has financially supported a regional partnership with the Appalachian Conservation Corps to hire trail crews that assist with trail construction as well as the national partnership with Applied Trails Research to develop construction documents and manage construction efforts on the trails.

Our Other Contributors

FullBrooks Cafe

Jackie O’s Brewery

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio Health Foundation


Trek Bicycle Corporation