The Baileys Blog
Connecting Students with Local Communities
Last summer, three internships were facilitated through Ohio University’s Center for Campus and Community Engagement with the intent to link students with Baileys Trail System projects. According to Ohio University’s […]View Details
Conservation Through Trails
“Getting out into natural spaces is the first step to loving them, and loving them is the first step to wanting to protect them.” Throughout history, trails have been […]View Details
On the Trail: From High School to Vet School
Meigs High School junior, Alexis Medley, is no stranger to a challenge. With a full academic load and a busy extracurricular schedule, Medley didn’t hesitate to accept yet another responsibility […]View Details
Birding on the Baileys
“I was never the same after seeing that bird…It’s not easy to explain, but you can almost feel something shift in your guts after seeing a bird like that for […]View Details
Beyond Bikes: Trail Running on the Baileys
“An increase of trail runners coming into our area would benefit the economy, including local businesses. Once there are more trails open there’s going to be even more people coming […]View Details
The Voice Behind the Baileys
“When I look down at this region from up on the trail, I see opportunity. I see a natural resource, not for its coal or salt or clay, but for […]View Details
Tom & Barb Kostohryz: The Motivation Behind the Match
“We envision new businesses springing up in the area to accommodate visitors who would like to spend some time on the trails. We see tourists needing more B&Bs, Airbnbs, restaurants, […]View Details
Riding the Baileys Trail System to New Career Paths
“This is the first time I’ve ever done anything like this. It’s my first professional job. I’m lucky. A lot of people don’t get these opportunities. This job could set […]View Details
ABC: Bikers Behind the Baileys
Today we’re recognizing the contributions and volunteer efforts of the Athens Bicycle Club (ABC), a local organization whose involvement with the Baileys Trail System has proven instrumental to the project’s […]View Details
ACC: A Local Crew Building Local Trails
Today we’re featuring the Appalachia Conservation Corps (ACC) and their efforts on the Baileys Trail System. ACC first assisted with Phase 1 trail construction in fall 2019, but I’m going […]View Details
ATR: A National Partner of the Baileys
In today’s feature on the blog, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Jeremy Wimpey, the principal at Applied Trails Research, and discuss his company’s involvement with the Baileys in […]View Details
A Sister Project to the Baileys
Today we’re featuring the Buckeye Trail Association (BTA) and its new trailhead project in Shawnee, one that’s parallel in concept and funding to the Baileys. Recently I spoke with the […]View Details
Chauncey: Where the Trails Begin!
Today I want to highlight the Village of Chauncey, home to the Baileys’ current trailhead as well as many advocates of this new outdoor recreation destination. While writing this feature, […]View Details
An Introduction to the Baileys
As of May 30, 2020, the first 14 miles of the Baileys Trail System are now officially open to the public! Four years in the making, this initial milestone in […]View Details
Run Baileys, Sponsored by SEOTR Events!
August 6 – 8, 2021
Experience Ohio’s pristine singletrack trails.
A weekend of trail running excitement is coming to the new Baileys Trail System in Chauncey, Ohio, located just minutes north of Athens.
There’ll be multiple events throughout the weekend starting on Friday, continuing through Saturday, and culminating on Sunday when we’ll be celebrating women in the sport of trail running with two all-women race distances!
This event offers something for everyone so come take part in Run Baileys and experience what these trails and this community has to offer!
For race and registration details, visit the event page on SEOTR Events!