Towpath Trail

Rides, Tours & Events

Fulton Road Public Meeting Jan. 23

Cleveland, OH - "It's time to provide final feedback on the first phase of the reconstruction of Fulton Road..." more

Tuesday Trainer Night Jan. 22

Columbus, OH - "We have several trainers to borrow, on a first come first serve basis..." more

Farewell to Kate Courtney

600-mile Emerald Outback Event


OR - "...At 600 miles and about 65,000 feet of elevation gain, it’s an audacious proposal." more...

Coffee with Catherine Jan. 22

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

13 Road Races Not to Miss in 2019


" are the races we can't wait to see this year." more...

The TransAtlanticWay Race


"The TransAtlanticWay (TAW) is a beautiful, grueling, and bucket list-style race that may be young in lifespan, but hits the right notes of adventure and fun if you’ve ever wanted to explore Ireland..." more

Fatbike Fans Explore Wolverine Trails

Ironwood Twp., MI - "...the Sisu Dirt Crew hosted a fat bike tryout Sunday as part of the Sisu Ski Fest's weekend of activities." more...

Gravel Sportives Are Here


"the new Roll Massif ride series says it will meld the strengths of gravel rides and Grand Fondos." more...

The Rescue of American Bicycle Racing


" long as we fail to face the nature of the reality we inhabit as cyclists, racers, and fans, we’ll continue to witness the decline of American bicycle racing, particularly on pavement." more...

Fatbike Race Attracts a Crowd


WY - "It was the place to be, at least for those who like a bit of adventure and don’t mind the cold. Over 60 competitors took on the challenge of the inaugural Roll-a-Fatty Fat Bike Enduro race..." more

Scioto Audubon: Winter Hike Jan. 19

Columbus, OH - "Enjoy a 1- or 2-mile hike along the Greenway and park trails. Food and drink after..." more

90-Year-Old Rider Speaks About Doping Charges


"...USADA boss Travis Tygart says that even though the agency determined Grove wasn't at fault, it had no choice but to issue him with a public warning for the failed test..." more

The 'Leave It On The Road' Ride


"On June 17, 2013, Michael Tabtabai spread his father’s ashes into the Pacific Ocean, got on his bike, and rode east..." more

Registration Open for 2019 Tour de Donut

Troy, OH - Registration is now open for the 'sweetest ride in Ohio'... more

FMCPT Monthly Meeting Jan. 16

London, OH - "Join us at our next monthly FMCPT [Friends of Madison County Parks & Trails] meeting (this particular meeting is our larger 'Annual Meeting')..." more

Backcountry Cooking Jan. 16

Columbus, OH - "Learn the proper equipment and meal planning to make your meals in the backcountry a success..." more

NABSA Announces Micro-Mobility Bike-Share Conference


IN - "The North American Bike-Share Association (NABSA) has announced its annual conference in Indianapolis will bring together leaders and professionals in shared micro-mobility, this September." more...

Tuesday Trainer Night Jan. 15

Columbus, OH - "We have several trainers to borrow, on a first come first serve basis..." more

Beginner Birding Stroll Jan. 15

Granville, OH - "Come out and join us as we enjoy a fun and low pressure bird watching stroll through Infirmary Mound Park on an approximately 1 hour hike..." more

Podcast Looks at Regional Bicycle Trade Shows


"...Kersten and host Arleigh Greenwald discuss the merits of regional trade shows on the latest Shift Up podcast..." more

Preservation Parks Seeks Input on Trail Project Jan. 14

Delaware County, OH - "Preservation Parks of Delaware County will hold a public open house and is seeking public comment on a proposed project to pave a 2.2-mile segment of the Ohio to Erie multiuse trail northeast of Sunbury..." more

Fatnango Fat Bike Extravaganza Gets Green Light


Norwich, NY - "The first Fatnango Fat Bike Extravaganza is officially set to take place in Norwich on Saturday, February 16..." more

90-Year-Old Sprinter Stripped of World Record for Doping


"Carl Grove also lost his national title, though he suspects tainted meat was to blame." more...

Traffic Skills Jan. 13

Cleveland, OH - "Join us for Smart Cycling (Traffic Skills 101), a class for bicyclists who have some cycling experience but want to improve their skills..." more

Year of Yay! Made in Ohio Jan. 12

Columbus, OH - "January’s Year of Yay Ride theme is Made in Ohio. Our Director Catherine Girves will take you to 3 unique stops where you will see Ohioans creativity shine." more...

A Walk on the Ohio-to-Erie Trail

"...Dr. Johannes J. Christian, walk[ed] from Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH on the Trail in 2018 to bring awareness to persons with disabilities as well as to raise funds for MOBILE." more...

A Newbie Takes on Konza

Ohio Valley Runners & Bikers Clinic Jan. 12

Springfield, OH - "...This clinic is for anyone who wants to exercise and improve their fitness!" more...

Sharon Woods Winter Hike Jan. 12

Westerville, OH - "Enjoy a 2- or 4- hike through fields and forests. Hot soup and drinks served..." more

Saturday Morning Hike, with Dogs! Jan. 12

Granville, OH - "...This month we will be exploring Infirmary Mound Park with our canine companions..." more

Controversy After Transgender Woman Wins Gold


"...Fader gave an interview to Velonews, where she revealed that she chose to drop out of the final 200-meter sprint rather than race a trans woman..." more

UCI Bans Tramadol


"Cycling's governing body officially banned the pain-relieving opioid on January 1." more...

Sturgis Man Completes Hiking Mission


MI - "Larry McCoy of Sturgis is checking trails off his to-hike list." more...

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Committee Meeting Jan. 10

Athens, OH - "This is the official Bikeway Trail Advisory Committee Meeting, held on the 2nd Thursday of the month..." more

FRTTI 1st NCIT Work Day of 2019

Huron County, OH - "Our first workday of 2019 was cutting dead trees in the Collins area, with 10 FRTTI volunteers in attendance..." more

Bicyclist Feedback Wanted in Athens

OH - "...Please take 5 or 10 minutes to provide feedback to the City of Athens Public Works Department on the Stimson Ave project, as they are particularly interested in hearing from more #bicyclists. Deadline to respond is Thursday January 10, 2019." more...

Skirts in the Dirt: A Success Story

"Early this November, I was inducted into the 2018 Michigan Mountain Biking’s Hall of Fame for Promotions, alongside my friend and riding buddy, Julie Whalen..." more

Tri-Curious? Jan. 8

Columbus, OH - "Join us for this FREE, informative session sharing the essentials for getting started in triathlons with tips on run, bike, swim, and train." more...

Tuesday Trainer Night at PG Jan. 8

Columbus, OH - "FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, we're bringing it back to the shop!" more...

Towpath Photo Shoot Jan. 4

Cleveland, OH - "...They need some additional riders for the video - so if you have the time to stop by and have a little fun - come on down!.." more

The Basics of Indoor & Virtual Training Jan. 7

Columbus, OH - "...If you've been looking at an indoor trainer, smart trainer, virtual training, or are just curious about how it all works, come to our Winter Clinic on the ins and outs of riding inside!" more...

18-Year-Old Completes 4,300-Mile Cross-Country Ride

"...The Sonoma resident spent 2½ months biking 4,300 miles from Astoria, Oregon, to Yorktown, Virginia, although not without interruption..." more

Scioto Trail Gravel Grinder Recap


Ross County, OH - "40-50 cyclists on ride. Our group had 30 to start and split up over time..." more

HATtARICK 2019 Jan. 5

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

New Years Day Potluck & Meeting Jan. 1

Urbana, OH - "The January meeting of the Simon Kenton Pathfinders will be our annual New Years Day potluck for members and friends..." more

Mohican Gravel Grinder Recap


Knox County, OH - "9 cyclists. Route is 44 miles, but our group of five cut out the last climbing section and ended with 38 miles and 3600+ ft climbing..." more

Shorter Woodbury Gravel Ride Recap


Coshocton County, OH - "3 cyclists. Route is 34 miles, but we cut it short and ended with 20. 1400+ ft climbing..." more

New Years Day Ride Jan. 1

Mansfield, OH - "...64 Main St, Mansfield, OH..." more

2019 GOBA Early Registration Discount

OH - "Register by December 31 to get the early-bird discount!" more...

The Self-Navigation Dilemma


"With more and more gravel events showing up on the calendar, it’s high time we had a thorough discussion on the somewhat controversial issue of course signage and self-navigation..." more

New Years Day Bike Polo Jan. 1

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

Scioto Trail Gravel Grinder Dec. 30

Franklin Twp., OH - "Let’s ride gravel at Scioto Trail State Park. Are you a beginner or looking to find out if gravel is something you want to try? Join us for this ride..." more

Mohican Area Gravel Grinder Dec. 29

Danville, OH - "Let's ride gravel in the Mohican area. Meet at the Kokosing Gap Trailhead..." more

Slow Roll: Last Ride of 2018 Dec. 31

Cleveland, OH - "...Join us New Year's Eve in The Flats for a loop around the city's hidden center, in and out of industrial valleys and over long-forgotten canals and bridges." more...

Winter Trainer Nights Dec. 30

Bexley, OH - "...Join us for this free trainer session and beat those Winter blues." more...

The Big Explore Dec. 29

Columbus, OH - "As The Columbus Foundation marks its 75th anniversary, we're excited to invite YOU to The Big Explore to experience some of the best our city has to offer—on us!" more...

Winter Trainer Nights Dec. 27

Bexley, OH - "Roll:Fast is headed indoors for the Winter. Join us for this free trainer session and beat those Winter blues." more...

2019 Fat Bike World Championships


"...Crested Butte’s favorite winter event is back January 23-27, 2019 and promises to be even better than before..." more

Zwift Creates Pro Cycling League

"The four teams and counting will compete for the first time live in January." more...

2019 Funk Bottoms Gravel Registration Opens

Glenmont, OH - "Now in its 9th year, Funk Bottoms Gravel will once again challenge cyclists to Ohio’s Toughest Gravel Grinder." more...

Winter Solstice Hike Dec. 21

Galloway, OH - "Enjoy a 2-mile, lantern-lit hike through the woods on the longest night of the year." more...

2019 Moffitt Memorial Ride Registration Opens

Cincinnati, OH - "The annual Moffitt Memorial Ride registration is now open. Official registration must be completed to hold your spot [for the Sept. 7th ride]... more

2018 Cyclocross Nationals Report


Louisville, KY - "Katie Compton and Stephen Hyde defended their championship jerseys in a cold, damp Louisville." more...

Holiday Party Open Shop Dec. 22

Columbus, OH - "...FCW will celebrate the Holidays with a holiday themed Open Shop. We'll have food, beverages, music, bad holiday sweaters, decorations and all kids bikes will be 20% off..." more

5k Run Celebrates Completion Of Lakefront Trail Separation


Chicago, IL - "...The fun run honored the completion of the Lakefront Trail Separation project, which was headed by the Chicago Area Runners Association and the Active Transportation Alliance..." more

2018 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

Paradise Garage Tuesday Trainer Night Dec. 18

Columbus, OH - "We have several trainers to borrow, on a first come first serve basis..." more

Team Sky Loses Its Sponsorship


UK - "British broadcaster Sky will end its partnership with the cycling team after the 2019 season." more...

Vintage Bike Sale! Dec. 18

Columbus, OH - "...We've got dozens of as-is vintage bikes we're selling at ridiculously low costs. Chicago made Schwinns, English made Raleighs, and bikes from Europe..." more

St. Louisville Gravel Dec. 16

Saint Louisville, OH - "Meet at Shelby Park in St. Louisville, OH and ready to roll out at 10:00AM..." more

Fire and Ice Event Shines Brightly


Howard, OH - "...Close to 2,000 people attended the display of luminaria throughout the park and warmed to the roaring bonfire and hot chocolate that was served." more...

Kokosing Gap Trail Celebrates 30 Years

Mt. Vernon, OH - "The Kokosing Gap Trail Board of Trustees recognized its 30th anniversary at a recent dinner at The Alcove Restaurant, with three of the founding members in attendance." more...

Colorado Classic Cancels Men's Field for 2019


CO - "The Colorado Classic will cancel its men's field in 2019, becoming the country's sole women's-only race on the UCI calendar." more...

More Clark County Kids will get Bikes


Clark County, OH - "The Springfield Salvation Army teamed up with local companies in a new campaign aimed at providing children in low-income homes with new bicycles for Christmas." more...

2018 Holiday BRIGHT Ride Dec. 15

Cincinnati, OH - "Let’s light things up around town - with our bikes!" more...

Wreaths Across America Dec. 15

Columbus, OH - "...wreath laying ceremony..." more

Saturday Hike – Infirmary Mound Park Dec. 15

Granville, OH - "...This month we will be exploring Infirmary Mound Park..." more

2018 Christmas Lights Ride Dec. 13

Lexington, OH - "Taking a slow roll on our bicycle to see all the great Christmas Lights of Lexington..." more

Honoring Our 2018 Community Ambassadors


Philadelphia, PA - "...After seven months of community outreach and group rides, we joined our ambassadors for a closing celebration at the recently opened Discovery Center in East Fairmount Park..." more

Family Holiday Story Night & Walk Dec. 14

Granville, OH - "...Spend a special evening with us as we read The Night Tree by Eve Bunting... We will then make our own decorations and travel into the park to decorate our own wildlife tree..." more

Bike Fest Sedona

AZ - "Sedona, Arizona is an ideal winter mountain bike destination. With sunny skies and hundreds of miles of trails, including some of the most technical in the country..." more

British Cycling Virtual Reality Event gets Green Light

UK - "British Cycling is to take its search for the next Geraint Thomas or Victoria Pendleton into people’s homes with the launch of a new virtual reality championship..." more

A Date With Your Bike Dec. 13

Columbus, OH - "Learn how to assess your bike, prevent costly repairs, fix a flat, check for safety, understanding cleats and pedals; and enjoy some beer and wine in a fun atmosphere..." more

Bike Springfield Social/Dinner Meeting Dec. 13

Yellow Springs, OH - "...[to] All interested cycling enthusiasts." more...

Coffee with Catherine Dec. 13

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

Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk Dec. 13

Columbus, OH - "Don’t miss this annual Winter favorite!.." more

Ray Keener says Bike Industry is Dinged, not Busted


"Wow, and we thought the ASE and Performance bankruptcy was a big deal..." more

2019 Interbike Show Cancelled


CA - "Emerald Expositions has canceled the 2019 edition of the Interbike trade show, saying the event might return in a more modest format in 2020..." more

Related: 'Interbike Died an Unnecessary Death' more...

Cuyahoga River Water Trail Open House Dec. 12

Akron, OH - "The Cuyahoga River Water Trail, a collaborative project organized by more than 25 groups, has scheduled an informational event for Wednesday, Dec. 12." more...

Tuesday Trainer Night Dec. 11

Columbus, OH - "...We've moved our Paradise Garage Trainer Nights to Seventh Son for the month of December!.." more

Volunteering with FOWP! Dec. 9

Columbus, OH - "Are you curious about the mission of Friends of Westgate Park? Perhaps you are looking for more ways to get involved in your community? Well, now is your chance!" more...

Why Women's Cyclocross is Outshining the Men

"...One race was suspenseful to the finish, with a surprise winner taking the biggest victory of her career. The other race was over before it started..." more

Cyclebrate 2 Dec. 7

Cleveland, OH - "Celebrate with the Northeast Ohio Bicycle community while OCBC fundraises to keep the lights on over the winter season..." more

Preparing for Winter Riding Dec. 8

Columbus,, OH - "Preparing for Winter Riding will help you continue to ride through the worst weather that Ohio has to offer..." more

Food For The Hungry Drive Dec. 8

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...Collection points will be held all over the county in places such as Walmart, Aldi, Rural King, Kroger, Lanning’s, Baker’s IGA, and The Village market." more...

West Broad Street Litter-Pickup! Dec. 8

Columbus, OH - "Please join us as we do a quick pick up to get Broad Street cleaned up for the holidays..." more

Tuesday Trainer Night w/ Seventh Son Dec. 4

Columbus, OH - "...We're excited to move from the shop to a new locale: Seventh Son's upstairs tasting room!" more...

Fire and Ice Dec. 8

Millwood, OH - "Make plans to join Knox County Park District for the 5th annual, spectacular and magical event! Over 600 luminaries will light your paths to Honey Run Waterfall and the Kokosing State Scenic River..." more

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