Towpath Trail

Rides, Tours & Events

Connifer Hike Jan. 27

Brecksville, OH - "Come explore and discover the differences between spruces, pines, and other conifers as we walk the golf course and enjoy the winter woods..." more

Portlander Wants to Climb 1 Million Feet in 2018


OR - "...To reach 1 million feet of what he refers to as “vertical accomplishment,” LaCava figures he’ll need to average just over 2,700 feet per day..." more

Yoga & Bike Maintenance Clinic Jan. 27

Columbus, OH - "Shake off that snow with the Lady Gnar Shredders' Bikes and Bodies Yoga and Bike Maintenance Clinic!" more...

World's Longest Bicycle

AUS - "With the annual Tour Down Under cycling race currently taking place in Adelaide, Australia, we’ve dipped into our extensive video library to find footage of the world’s Longest bicycle..." more

TOSRV Kick-Off Party Jan. 27

Columbus, OH - "Get registered and look back at the 56 years of TOSRV, the American Spring Classic Tour. Doors open at 6:00. Music, memorabilia, and more!.." more

FCW Bike School: Drive Train Jan. 27

Columbus, OH - "Our partners at Franklinton Cycle Works offers bike maintenance courses, collectively known as FCW Bike School, for adults and teens 16 and older..." more

2018 Season Info Session & Bike shop! Jan. 21

Cincinnati, OH - "Join the Cincinnati chapter of Red, Bike, & Green to learn about the organization, our plans for 2018, upcoming events, and ways you can get involved..." more

Braver than the Elements - Gravel Edition Jan. 20

Columbus, OH - "Meet at Roll: Lane Ave to carpool down to ride gravel at Scioto Trails with Kari." more...

Biking Enthusiast Played Pivotal Role in Santa Fe Century Ride


NM - "Willard Chilcott, a musician, biking enthusiast and impresario who helped found the Santa Fe Century ride and the city’s community orchestra, died at a nursing home Monday in Santa Fe. He was 89..." more

Two-Tired Tuesdays at Devou Jan. 23

Covington, KY - "... until the end of February, join local mountain bikers on a night ride through the Devou Park trails..." more

Bicycle Maintenance Class Jan. 21

Milford, OH - "...We will cover topics such as maintaining proper air pressure, wheel removal, flat tire repair, proper cleaning and lubrication. We will also cover how to check the shifting and braking mechanisms before each ride..." more

NE OH Outdoor Activities This Week

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Tri-State Trails Meeting Jan. 19

Cincinnati, OH - "...Beat the cold with us this Friday at our Winter Quarterly Meeting from 9am-12pm at Interact for Health!.." more

Student Rides 110 Miles for THON


PA - "No matter how hard he tries, Michael Healy said he never gets a good night of sleep the day before any big event." more...

Family Celebrates Dad's Birthday with 80-Mile Ride


CA - "...In a challenge and course designed by his son, Chuck, the elder Cargile rode his bicycle 80 miles on his 80th birthday with his brother, three sons and grandson..." more

Bike Cleveland Meeting and Social Jan. 21

Slavic Village, OH - "...Come check out what we have been up to in 2017, and what our plans are for 2018..." more

Volunteer's Enthusiasm Rallies Others on New Year's Hike


Delaware County, OH - "Undeterred by the frigid weather on New Year’s morning, about 50 hikers huddled around the picnic shelter at Gallant Woods Park in Delaware County." more...

Woman Completes 1st Ironman at Age 60

"Mary Houbolt swears she's a poor swimmer and a mediocre runner. But after surviving cancer, she knew she had the inner strength to complete a triathlon." more...

Heartwarming Hike Jan. 20

Brecksville, OH - "...Join Naturalist Kathy Schmidt as we hike a loop trail to visit Deer Lick Cave and My Mountain Scenic Overlook." more...

Two-Tired Tuesdays at Devou Jan. 16

Covington, KY - "...Beginning November 6 and every following Tuesday, until the end of February, join local mountain bikers on a night ride through the Devou Park trails..." more

Bike School: Wheels, Tires, and Tubes Jan. 20

Columbus, OH - "...In this class, you'll learn everything you need to know about tires, inner tubes, how to avoid getting a flat, and what do when you do get a flat..." more

HOTTERtrick! Jan. 20

Nelsonville, OH - "...we are riding to Athens on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway with some stops along the way." more...

High School MT Bike Team Preps for Competitions


Redding, CA - "A new high school sport is catching on that's making use of the Redding area's renowned trail system." more...

Man Exceeds 52 hikes in 2017


NC - "Entering 2017, Jay Capers was looking for a goal, a reason to get out on the weekend and explore when he came across a website for the 52 Hike Challenge..." more

Hocking Valley Scenic Trail Public Meeting Jan. 17

Logan, OH - "...The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with information concerning the proposed Hocking Valley Scenic Trail from Nelsonville to Logan, answer questions and gather input from interested residents..." more

Cuyahoga Greenways Meetings Jan. 17 & 18

Cuyahoga County, OH - "Cuyahoga Greenways is a joint effort between County Planning, Cleveland Metroparks, and NOACA to build an interconnected system of greenways and trails that link neighborhoods, parks, and public transportation, and create a comprehensive countywide active transportation network." more...

Civic Commons Discussion Jan. 17

Akron, OH - "Join the Akron Press Club for a discussion on the Reimagining Civic Commons initiative with Dan Rice, president and CEO of the Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition, and Kyle Kutuchief, Akron program director of the James S. and John L. Knight Foundation." more...

COMBO Board Meeting Jan. 16

Worthington, OH - Learn more.

5th Annual Oregon Triple Crown Series


Portland, OR - "The Oregon Triple Crown is unlike any other bike event series in the state: It’s sort of like a race, but it’s also just as much about participation..." more

UA Grad Completes Hiking's Triple Crown


OH - "Eddie Boyd spent months preparing for a 2015 hike of the Appalachian Trail, only to confront a sobering realization just 20 miles in: He wasn’t ready." more...

Year of Yay! Stretch Jan. 13

Columbus, OH - "Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests..." more

2018 CCC Annual Dinner & Meeting Jan. 13

Cincinnati, OH - "Join us in celebrating another great year of cycling at the 2018 Cincinnati Cycle Club Annual Meeting!.." more

FLMSP Meeting Jan. 10 - 7pm

199 US-23, Maineville, OH - "The next meeting of the FLMSP (Friends of The Little Miami State Park) is this Wednesday. All are welcome to attend: Hamilton Twp. Community Center.

365 Things to do in Cleveland in 2018


Cleveland, OH - "Don't say there's nothing to do in Cleveland. Here are 365 things to enliven your 2018..." more

Hike Rocky River Reservation Jan. 10

Rocky River, OH - "This will be a weekly intermediate paced hike of about 3 to 5 miles through Rocky River Reservation..." more

GOBA 2018 Registration Open

Central, OH - "GOBA is excited to return to central Ohio for its 30th Anniversary ride! We are looking forward to visiting some historic cities with exciting new looks and offerings for our GOBA riders. Join us for this relaxing tour averaging 50 miles per day and providing scenic views, good food and great friends!" more...

Uber-Cold for Fat Bike Fest


Stowe, VT - "The sixth annual Uberwintern — a day of fatbike revelry on powder-packed single track for people brave enough to charge on two wheels through the depths of winter — will be held this Sunday, Jan. 7, in Stowe." more...

Frigid Temps Greet E-Wheel Cross Country Test Ride


"...Though we prepared for cold temperatures—it is mid-winter after all—no one could have predicted the bone-chilling weather that is sweeping most of the nation..." more

Coffee with Catherine Jan. 9

Groveport, OH - "Got thoughts or questions about Yay Bikes! or the state of bicycle advocacy in Ohio?.." more

Bike Month Planning Mtg Jan. 9

Cincinnati, OH - "May is Bike Month but it's time to start planning now!.." more

Philly Bike Rides to Try in 2018


Philadelphia, PA - "A bicycle is the best way to get around, and if you’re reading this article in Philadelphia, you live in the most-biked big city in the United States..." more

Dirty Trail Series Kick Off Jan. 7

Brecksville, OH - "Join us on the first Sunday in January for this Dirty Trail Series free group run!.." more

Supermoon New Year Ride in the Desert


Vail, AZ - "...Mountain bicyclists gathered at the Gabe Zimmerman Davidson trailhead, east of Vail, to celebrate the new year with a night ride along the Arizona trail, with only the moon to light their way." more...

HATTARICK 2018 Jan. 6

Nelsonville, OH - "...Acronym for: Hockhocking Adena Trail To Athens Ride In the Cold for Koffee..." more

Get Fat Winter Race Series Jan. 6

Carroll, OH - "The "CR Fatty" is a series of 4 winter bike races, hosted by COMBO, held at Chestnut Ridge on the Fat Bike/Short Track Course..." more

Two-Tired Tuesdays at Devou Jan. 2

Covington, KY - "...join local mountain bikers on a night ride through the Devou Park trails..." more

Parkrun Continues Despite Snowy Weather


Mansfield, OH - "...This weekly 5K, first introduced to Mansfield almost a year ago, typically draws about 20 people, according to Steve Crane, co-director of the program..." more

Google Assist E-Bike Wheel on Cross Country Test Ride


"...It’s a week and change of 17-hour days spent peddling through zero-degree temperatures across the Midwest. Hell, it’s early January — even Las Vegas is near freezing this time of year." more...

Red Line Greenway Public Meeting Jan. 3

Cleveland, OH - "Make your way to a community meeting about the upcoming Redline Greenway on January 3rd..." more

Chao to Open National Bike Summit

D.C. - "...Elaine L. Chao will be headlining the opening session of the National Bike Summit on March 5, 2018..." more

5th Annual New Year's Day Something Ride Jan. 1

Columbus, OH - "This ride is a short distance ride. If you're looking for miles this would only be an appetizer..." more

New Year's Day Ride! Jan. 1

Mansfield, OH? - "Bring in the new year right......ride your bicycle..." more

Shoe Year's Hikes & Other Outdoor Fun


MI - "... Make an "adventure resolution" and commit to exploring Michigan’s great outdoors this year with a "Shoe Year's" hike, cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking or the many other ways to relish winter..." more

New Years Day Bike Polo Jan. 1

Columbus, OH - "That time of year again, lets play some off road bike polo!..." more

New Year's Day Ride Jan. 1

Cincinnati, OH - "Hey Cincinnati, lets start 2018 off the right way, on our bikes!.." more

Start Off 2018 with Winter Hikes

Columbus, OH - "...make sure to participate in the winter hikes ODNR is offering throughout the month of January to make the start of this new year great!" more...

Great Victorian Bike Ride Returns to the North East in 2018


AUS - "North East towns are anticipating a cash boost with the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride’s return to the region in 2018." more...

2017 Holiday Bright Ride Dec. 30

Cincinnati, OH - "...Join us on your bike as we bring smiles to residents and shoppers all across Over-the-Rhine and Downtown. We'll be a moving spectacle of holiday fun." more...

Saturdays at Ray's MTB Park Dec. 30

Cleveland, OH - "Just $20 for entry and rental. Say "BBHCSD" at the door and save up to $28 off normal admission prices!.." more

CSC Weekly Trainer Rides Dec. 26

Mansfield, OH - "Cycling Sports Center is a bicycle store in Mansfield, Ohio..." more

Winter Solstice Observed at Fort Ancient

Fort Ancient, OH - "As they did millennia ago, scores huddled and shivered in the pre-dawn gloom Thursday, waiting for the cosmic calendar to flip once again." more...

Plan Your New Year's Adventures


Chagrin Falls, OH - "...Park programs abound with guided hikes, snowshoe and cross country skiing excursions offered through the Geauga Park District and Cleveland Metroparks." more...

Cyclist Supports IDF On 6-Day Bike Trip


"Mike Fox got to see southern Israel and the Negev Desert 'up close and personal' on a charity bike ride to help the Israeli Defense Forces." more...

Things-to-Do in the Buckeye Lake Area

OH - Check out these upcoming events & activities.

E-Bike Summit Report


Irvine, CA - "...In its fifth year, the annual e-bike gathering drew more than 100 attendees..." more

PG Thursday Trainer Night Dec. 21

Columbus, OH - "Instead of an Ugly Sweater Party, we are asking you to wear your ugliest kit! The Ugliest will win a prize..." more

Saturdays at Ray's MTB Park

Cleveland, OH - "...Say "BBHCSD" at the door and save up to $28 off normal admission prices!.." more

Portage Trail Hike Dec. 23

Ravenna, OH - "The Portage Trail Walkers will hike at 9 a.m. Dec. 23 on the Portage Hike ‘n’ Bike Trail in Ravenna." more...

Trail Heads Trail Run Dec. 18

Cleveland, OH - "Monday night join us for a 4-6 mile trail run..." more

Doctor Cycling Around U.S. Perimeter


"Bicycling all the way around the United States, a journey of about 10,000 miles, is like eating an elephant. You do it one bite at a time." more...

2018 Fat Bike Summit Schedule


Bloomington, MN - "Quality Bicycle Products will host three fat bike summits in 2018 as part of a strategy to improve access and grooming techniques for fat bike trails around the country." more...

PermanentRoadtrip & CORA Dec. 17

Cincinnati, OH - "Inspired by the trails of Cincinnati and a love of outdoor adventure, Joe and Emilie sold their home in Clifton last year in favor of a Permanent Roadtrip. Stop by to check out their custom Mercedes Benz Sprinter, learn about life on the road, and meet the trail stewards of the Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance (CORA)..." more

London to be 2-Day Stop During GOBA 2018

London, OH - "More than 1,500 bicyclists expected here June 17-18." more...

Bike Smarts : Indoor Cycling Tips Dec. 19

Cleveland, OH - "...Join Bike Cleveland every 3rd Tuesday for informative classes on a wide range of cycling topics..." more

December Green Drinks Dec. 19

Columbus, OH - "...We are thrilled to take Green Drinks to the Idea Foundry and partner with the fine folks from Smart Columbus that will provide a tour and update of what is going on with the Smart City grant..." more

Moreland Hills Public Meeting Dec. 19

Bentleyville, OH - "Please join us to discuss the recommendations for the Village of Moreland Hills!" more...

2018 OTET Adventure Ride Registration Opens

OH - "Fifth Annual Adventure Ride is open as of December 12, 2017 for the first 40 individuals who will join the OTETF staff on a fantastic bike ride of 326 miles across the state of Ohio in September of 2018. Fully supported ride is a donation of $500 for early registrants..." more

Monday Madness Magical Mystery Tour! Dec. 18

Mansfield, OH - "...Magical Mystery Tours will go anywhere on a whim!.." more

2018 National Bike Summit Schedule


D.C. - "The 2018 National Bike Summit will be held March 5–7 in Washington DC. We’re excited to introduce our preliminary lineup of speakers, sessions, workshops, happy hours and more..." more

FCW Bike School: Wheels Dec. 18

Columbus, OH - "Our partners at Franklinton Cycle Works offers bike maintenance courses, collectively known as FCW Bike School, for adults and teens 16 and older..." more

Ohio Cyclist Reclaims World Record

Chillicothe, OH - "After setting his second world record in a little more than three months, local cyclist Joe Lawhorn says he has changed his mind and will compete in the 2018 Race Across America." more...

Santa Slow Ride Dec. 16

Cincinnati, OH - "...It's 10 miles and we are NOT going downtown..." more

Tour de Luminous Dec. 16

Cincinnati, OH - "This ride is geared for the whole family!.." more

Drop in with Deo Dec. 13

Columbus, OH - "Wanna learn about leadership and service opportunities with Yay Bikes?!.." more

Rocky River Reservation Hike Dec. 13

Rocky River, OH - "This will be a weekly intermediate paced hike of about 3 to 5 miles through Rocky River Reservation.." more

Lexington Christmas Lights Ride Dec. 14

Lexington, OH - "Meet at Ynot Cycling & Fitness in Lexington for a cycling tour of the dazzling holiday along Lexington streets!" more...

Outdoor Activities at Summit Metroparks this Winter


Akron, OH - "...Featuring 16 parks and more than 14,000 acres, Summit Metro Parks offers numerous venues for these favorite winter pastimes..." more

Arcadia Roadway Improvements Open House Dec. 13

Columbus, OH - "The City of Columbus plans to pursue a roadway improvement project along E. Arcadia Avenue between N. High Street and Indianola Avenue that would include resurfacing of the roadway, new bike lanes, and a striping pattern to provide safety improvements for road users..." more

FCW Bike School: Brakes Dec. 11

Columbus, OH - "Our partners at Franklinton Cycle Works offers bike maintenance courses, collectively known as FCW Bike School, for adults and teens 16 and older. more

Top Things-to-Do in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH - "...Cleveland has seen its population surge in recent years. This is perhaps a result of young college grads turning from major metropoles to smaller-scale cities..." more

Monday Madness Magical Mystery Tour! Dec. 11

Mansfield, OH - "...Magical Mystery Tours will go anywhere on a whim!.." more

Christmas Lights Group Ride! Dec. 10

Columbus, OH - "We would like to invite everyone out for a fun, casual group ride from our Dublin shop through Upper Arlington and Grandview neighborhoods to get out and enjoy some Christmas lights!" more...

22nd Annual Holiday Bike Drive


Portland, OR - "...The 22nd annual Holiday Bike Drive was a heartwarming delight of over 400 children finding and riding their first bicycle..." more

Just Another Dirty Dozen! Dec. 10

Wheeling, WV - "Bicycle ride up the 13 toughest hills in (and around) Wheeling. Just like the Pittsburgh dirty dozen will be keeping points for the top 5 finishers of each hill. It will be a neutral slower paced ride in between hills..." more

Cyclebrate 2017! Dec. 8

Cleveland, OH - "The Winter Cyclebration is a family-friendly fundraising event that will benefit the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op's educational programming..." more

Bike Shop Day Dec. 9

"Taking cues from Record Store Day, a Brooklyn bike seller wants to encourage you to support your local bike shops. Here's why you should swing by on December 9." more...

History & Hot Chocolate Hike Dec. 9

Cuyahoga Heights, OH - "As we wrap up the Centennial year, walk the newest portion of the Mill Creek Connector Trail from Cuyahoga Hts. to Garfield Hts. and back with Historical Interpreter Karen Lakus..." more

Year of Yay! The Art of Giving Dec. 9

Columbus, OH - "Stay tuned! December ride details are pending..." more

Riding from Sea to Shining Sea


"...leaving Aug. 22, in his attempt at the American Trail Race, an unsupported mountain bike race that stretches from one United States coast across the continent to the other coast." more...

Coffee with Catherine Dec. 7

Columbus, OH - "Got thoughts or questions about Yay Bikes! or the state of bicycle advocacy in Ohio?.." more

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