Cushman Motor Scooters

Unique groups to visit Steubenville Saturday riding Cushman motor scooters

Funky scooters and serious walkers can be seen throughout downtown Steubenville on Saturday, May 17. Members from the North Central Cushman Ohio Chapter will arrive on Cushman scooters dated from the 1940ís and the 1960ís, and the Valley Vagabonds of Cleveland will walk the streets of downtown Steubenville to obtain credit for two sanctioned walks by the Ohio Volkssport Association. The Old Fort Steuben and the City of Murals were the main draws for bringing the groups to Steubenville, and the Steubenville Convention and Visitors Bureau helped the groups in planning their visits.

Twenty to twenty-five Eagles, Silver Eagles, and Step-thru scooters are expected to travel to downtown Steubenville to tour the murals. The club members will be staying at Austin Lake for the weekend. The North Central Cushman Ohio Chapter was founded in September of 1989. Meetings are held every month and the group plans regular camping trips. The club, which consists of forty-two family members, enjoys meeting and riding their scooters as a group.

The Ohio Volkssport Association is celebrating Ohioís Bicentennial by having their clubs sponsor 10k walks in all 88 Ohio counties. Club members who participate in the Saturday walk in downtown Steubenville will receive credit for the Bicentennial event.

Fifty to 150 people, including one couple from Maine, are expected to participate in the walking event. An alternate 5k route is available, and both routes are level on city sidewalks. Both routes begin at Old Fort Steuben and take the walkers past all twenty-three murals located in downtown. The walk also goes through the Historic North Fourth district. Checkpoints honor local history such as steelmaking and Steubenville celebrity Dean Martin.

Participants may begin their walk anytime between 8am and 1pm and should finish by 5pm. Registration will be held in the Lecture Hall at Old Fort Steuben. Although only club members are eligible to receive credit for the walk, the general public is invited to participate in the walks.

In order to accommodate the extra visitors to the city, the Old Fort Steuben will be open for tourists on Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $3.00 per person.

As a result of a visit to Steubenville by club president Deva Simon to plan for the Bicentennial walking event, the Valley Vagabonds were able to obtain an extra event sanction for the May 17th walk. The walk now also qualifies for the Civil War event. The city is recognized as a Civil War site as the birthplace of Edwin Stanton, Lincolnís Secretary of War.

The Ohio Volkssport Association is a part of the American Volkssport Association, which has been active in the United States for over twenty-three years. Volkssporting is an international phenomenon as an opportunity for self-paced, non-competitive, aerobic exercise. To learn more about this sport, visit For more information on local events, contact Deva Simon at

The Steubenville CVB serves as the visitor information bureau for Steubenville and Jefferson County and also runs a Main Street program. As a CVB, the organization promotes Steubenville and Jefferson County as a tourist destination and coordinates with local attractions for tour groups that plan to visit our area.

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