February & March, 2023

Wright State University & Cox Arboretum MetroPark

Inspiring stories from local adventurers

Five Rivers MetroParks and Wright State University have partnered to offer four presentations meant to inspire a sense of adventure in outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels. The biennial Adventure Speaker Series begins on Thursday, Feb. 9 and continue throughout the winter with local explorers covering such topics as backpacking, bike touring and rowing.

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Latest Past Events

Biking Dayton to Niagara Falls, by Jeffrey McElfresh

Wright State University, Student Union Building, Endeavour Room Student Union Building, Fairborn

In the summer of 2022, Jeffrey (JuicyMelt) McElfresh cycled 933 miles over 19 days, traveling solo to Niagara Falls before turning around and pedaling home to Dayton, Ohio. Averaging over […]

Three Months on the North Sea Cycle Route, by Tracy Burge

Cox Arboretum MetroPark, Fifth Third Conference Room 6733 N Springboro Pike, Dayton

Tracy Burge has dreamed of long trails since childhood after reading about a kid who rode his bike across the country. After years of adventures and misadventures, Burge saw her […]