For Immediate Release

August 17, 2018

Recreational Public Health Advisory Remains for Chippewa Lake

Water samples taken from Chippewa Lake on August 14 show microcystin levels of 19.4 parts per billion. This represents an increase from levels of 12.9 ppb detected on August 7.

Per Ohio’s Harmful Algal Bloom Response Strategy for Recreational Waters, a Recreational Public Health Advisory is issued when toxin levels reach 6 ppb. It warns children, pregnant or nursing women, individuals with certain medical conditions, and pets to avoid contact with the water. When toxin levels reach 20 ppb, an Elevated Recreational Public Health Advisory is issued warning all persons and pets to avoid all contact with the water. Warnings remain in effect until two consecutive tests taken one week apart show levels have dropped below these thresholds.

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Medina County Park District will continue to monitor Chippewa Lake as needed. For updates, please follow the park district on social media or visit




For Immediate Release
August 13, 2018

Lake to Lake Harvest Bike Tour Offers Fun for all Ages and Abilities

On September 15, bicyclists will set out on Medina County’s scenic back roads and park trails for the third-annual Lake to Lake Harvest Bike Tour.

The ride is presented by Bike Medina County in conjunction with the Medina County Bicycle Transportation Task Force. Its goal is to promote bicycle safety in the community through education, improved signage, new trails, and special events. All proceeds from the Lake to Lake Harvest Bike Tour go right back into promoting safe cycling in Medina County.

The event offers a family/casual ride of approximately 15 miles, mostly on Medina County Park District trails, with a rest stop in the Village of Chippewa Lake. Experienced cyclists can choose from routes of approximately 32 or 50 miles that encompass rolling hills, small towns, lake views, points of interest, and the beautiful autumn countryside. All rides begin and end at Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road in Lafayette Township.

The Lake to Lake Harvest Bike Tour includes: marked routes, maps, SAG support, water stops, snack stops on the longer routes, and lunch upon completion of the ride. Riders who pre-register receive a free T-shirt.

Registration forms are available at Century Cycles, 1059 North Court Street in Medina, and at Medina County Park District Headquarters, 9364 Deerview Lane in Lafayette Township. Download a registration form at

Registration also is available on the day of the event. Registration for the 32- and 50-mile rides is from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Registration for the 15-mile ride is from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. mass start. The course closes at 2 p.m.

The cost is $15 per person for the 15-mile ride ($20 if postmarked after Aug. 31). The cost for the 32- and 50-mile rides is $25 per person ($30 if postmarked after Aug. 31). Children 10 and under ride free. Helmets are required for all riders, and red blinking taillights are required on the 32- and 50-mile routes.

For information, contact Medina County Park District Communications Coordinator John Gladden at 330-722-9374 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..