Upcoming Membership Drives

Live, Breathe and Hike the Buckeye Trail!

Become a member of the Buckeye Trail Association. You are invited to a really fun evening of food, drink, socializing, presentations, raffle prizes and more!

Our next Member Drive event is at: .......Coaches Gahanna Food and Spirits in Gahanna, OH

Coaches Gahanna Food and Spirits

April 5, 2018

Gahanna, OH

The next Buckeye Trail Association Membership Drive will be held in Gahanna OH at Coaches Gahanna Food and Spirits in Gahanna, OH Support Ohio's Buckeye Trail and the BTA by becoming a member! Coaches is a relaxed party location featuring pizzas, beers, and live music nights with a heated enclosed outdoor patio.

Visit the Central Ohio page for all the details.

Previous Events

Roads Rivers and Trails

January 25, 2018

Milford, Ohio

The last Buckeye Trail Association Membership Drive was held in Milford OH at Roads Rivers and Trails, a very trail friendly outfitter store. Milford was the very first BTA Trailtown, and is located at the intersection of 8 of America's long distance trails. Roads Rivers and Trails was a great location for our member drive!



September 28, 2017

Marietta, Ohio

The latest Buckeye Trail Association Membership Drive was held in Marietta OH at The Marietta Brewing Company. Established in 1997, The Marietta Brewing Co. is located in the heart of historic downtown Marietta. MBC is known for serving great food, and great craft beer! We use the freshest and finest ingredients with creative and innovative cooking and brewing styles that deliver the most drinkable beer and the greatest food that you'll find under the same roof! It’s no wonder why MBC is a must stop destination. It was a perfect location for our membership drive! The Marietta Brewing Company is located at 167 Front St., Marietta, OH 45750.

Tom Helbig celebrated his completion of the BT at this event.

Yellow Springs OH

The Yellow Springs member drive was held on April 27, 2017 as part of the TrailFest activities. There were two parts to the event:

  • 5:00PM - dedication of Yellow Springs as an official Trail Town for the Buckeye Trail. The celebration will took place at the Yellow Springs Station (101 Dayton St, Yellow Springs, OH 45387).
  • 7:00PM - Member Drive at the Little Art Theatre. Visit the Yellow Springs Member Drive page for all the details!

Logan OH

On April 8, 2017, a member drive was held at BTA Member owned BR3W3RY 33 in Logan. Tomfoolery was there to talk about his BTA thru-hike. Attendees got to try the 'Blue Blazes Brew' on tap. Brewery33 is a Microbrewery with German Heritage and Appalachian Style. Brewery33 is located at 12684 College Prospect Dr, Logan, OH 43138. Thanks to owner David Kornmiller, a percentage of Blue Blaze Brew sales will go back to the mission of the BTA to build, maintain, protect, and promote Ohio's Buckeye Trail!

Hilliard OH

On April 6, 2017 a gathering was held at Grandad's Pizza and Pub which is a family owned and operated pizza place and pub located in Hilliard's Mill Run area. Pizza is made fresh daily - full bar includes local craft beer. Grandad's Pizza and Pub is located at 4093 Trueman Blvd, Hilliard, OH 43026.

March 15, 2017

Peninsula, Ohio

50 new members attended the Buckeye Trail Association Membership Drive in Peninsula. The pizza never stopped arriving at the tables!


The Winking Lizard Tavern is is a chain pub with a lot of character. It was a perfect location for our membership drive! The Winking Lizard Tavern is located at 1615 Main St, Peninsula, OH 44264.

Piqua, Ohio

The BTA Membership Drive in Piqua, OH took place on January 25, 2017 at the 311 Draft House.

A hometown restaurant and bar with a friendly environment to eat, drink, relax, 311 Draft House has 20 craft, imported, and domestic beers on tap as well as a variety of local wines. 311 Draft House is located at 311 N. Main St., Piqua, OH 45356

Cincinnati, Ohio

The BTA Membership Drive in Cincinnati, OH took place on November 15, 2016 at 50 West Brewing Company, a craft brewery dedicated to the creation of quality beers. 50 West Brewing is located at 7605 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati.

Zoar, Ohio

The BTA Membership Drive at Zoar Village took place on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Firehouse Grille & Pub.

The Firehouse is a sports bar serving burgers, wings & other pub eats, along with draft beer & cocktails. All of their entrees are big and they're famous for their Dollar Burgers. Scott Gordon, Mayor of Zoar, spoke about the history of Zoar and told the story of his third great grandfather.

Columbus, Ohio

The Columbus Buckeye Trail Association Membership Drive was held on April 7, 2016 at the Old Bag of Nails Pub in Westerville.

Location: The British themed pub and restarant with the best food and drinks around including the best fish and chips in Colubmbus, was a perfect location for our Columbus membership drive!

Athens, Ohio

The Buckeye Trail Association Membership Drive in Athens was held on April 14, 2016 at Jackie O's in Athens.

Jackie O's is a local brewpub with a friendly atmosphere offering a variety of housemade beers on draft and food great for the out of towner or local crowd. It was a perfect location for our Athens membership drive!

Dayton, Ohio

The Dayton Membership Drive was held in January 2016 at the Star City Brewing Company in the historic Peerless Mill Inn. 143 new members joined for the event. Thank you to all those who made this event such a success!