Towpath Trail

Rides, Tours & Events

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

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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

300 U.S. Bike Shops Participate in Bike Shop Day


Brooklyn, NY - "Nearly 290 retailers from 47 states and seven countries have signed up to take part in the second annual Bike Shop Day, an event launched last year by Brooklyn retailer 718 Cyclery..." more

The Great Hopewell Road Dec. 6

Granville, OH - "...The Great Hopewell Road was a set of parallel earthen walls built by the Hopewell people who lived in Ohio circa A.D. 1- 400..." more

POHR Holiday Lights Ride & Social Dec. 4

Columbus, OH - "...This evening will be an opportunity for prior participants to reconnect, while inviting new potential riders and volunteers to learn more about the Pan Ohio Hope Ride." more...

Derr Road Improvement Meetings Dec. 5 & 6

Springfield, OH - "Take this opportunity to provide your input and comments regarding the Derr Road Corridor Improvement..." more

Holidayville at Johnny Velo Bikes Dec. 2

Columbus, OH - "...The ninth-annual HolidayVille, presented by T.Y. Fine Furniture, returns to Clintonville 12-4 p.m. Sunday, December 2!.." more

Sleigh Roll Dec. 1

Cleveland, OH - "...It's time to don your finest holiday apparel and join us for the fourth annual Slow Roll Cleveland winter SLEIGH ROLL." more...

Major Taylor Birthday Ride Dec. 1

Westerville, OH - "This year Trek Westerville has offered to host the ride from their location..." more

Local Bike Shop Day Dec. 1

Columbus, OH - "Come celebrate the annual Local Bike Shop day at your local, community based, and family owned, Johnny Velo Bikes..." more

WinterFest Dec. 1

Columbus, OH - "Join us for the second annual WinterFest, a celebration of giving featuring local and national musical acts, seasonal ales from hometown breweries and favorite dishes from Columbus food trucks..." more

Holiday Social: Bike Miami Valley Dec. 3

Dayton, OH - "Join cycling enthusiasts from all around the greater Dayton area for our year-end social!.." more

COMBO Annual Meeting Dec. 3

Columbus, OH - "It's time for our annual meeting - come make your voice heard while we enjoy Lineage's great beer!.." more

A Look at Cyclocross


OR - "...This season, I have been fortunate enough to be given access and opportunity to photograph cyclocross outside of Oregon..." more

Power Winter Training Kickoff Dec. 2

Bexley, OH - "This year we are starting our trainer season with a time trial and feats of strength. There will be a leader board with bracket style racing, as well as overall numbers." more...

Bike Cleveland Summit Recap


Cleveland, OH - "...With feedback gathered at the Strategic Summit, Bike Cleveland’s staff and board will be working through December to incorporate attendees thoughts into our final organizational strategic framework and developing our action plan..." more

New Solo Pan-American Ride Record


"On Saturday, Jonas Deichmann finished a 23,112 km unsupported ride from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina, setting a new solo Pan-American record...." more

Jingle Bell Run Dec. 1

Columbus, OH - "Be part of the largest holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere - and join the movement to conquer arthritis!" more...

Westgate Holiday Pop Up! Nov. 30

Columbus, OH - "...Third Way Cafe, Sarah Harste Weavings, Florish, and Clay Street Ceramics will be hosting a block wide pop up with refreshments, live music, and lot of unique gifts from our favorite local makers. Free to attend." more...

IMBA's Dirty 30


Bentonville, AR - "...the advocacy group's Dirty 30 anniversary celebration had a nice surprise waiting for them: more than a hundred miles of new trails that weren't around when they visited just two years earlier." more...

Reindeer Run Dec. 1

The Plains, OH - "The Reindeer Run is a wacky, fun-filled 5k featuring costumes, hot chocolate and of course, Santa! We're shaking things up a little this year. New venue, new time..." more

Bike Shop Day Dec. 1


NY - "Nearly 50 retailers have signed up to take part in the second annual Bike Shop Day, an event launched last year by Brooklyn retailer 718 Cyclery." more...

Hilltop - W. Broad Street Project Public Meeting Nov. 29

Columbus, OH - "...The goal of the planning process is to design a reimagined West Broad Street that has increased functionality, improved mobility, and enhanced character for the community." more...

QCB Holiday Party & Meeting Nov. 28

Cincinnati, OH - "This month we will be kicking off our Bike Month planning efforts. Join us to help brainstorm event ideas..." more

FLMSP Event Planning Group Nov. 27

Loveland, OH - "...Do you want to be involved in planning fun trail events? " more...

Give Two on #GivingTuesday Nov. 27

Columbus, OH - "...Please choose the Ohio to Erie Trail Fund in the Giving Store #5387..." more

Hike the 330 Nov. 24

Akron, OH - "On November 24, Pokémon GO Trainers and Ingress Agents will take to a mile-long stretch of Akron's Towpath Trail as part of 'Hike the 330'..." more

Steve Cannon Talks Iditarod Trail Bike Race


"It's the same route the dogs run, only Steve Cannon will be powering through it with his own two legs and on two wheels..." more

Shaker Square Plan Input Sought

Cleveland, OH - "As Shaker Square approaches its 90th birthday, local organizations have teamed up with national consultants to reposition the area for the next ninety years. Your input is being sought to better understand how the Square is being used today and how it can be improved upon going forward." more...

2018 Seattle Cranksgiving Sets Record


WA - "Seattle’s Cranksgiving 2018 hit a new record Saturday, with 150 riders donating an astounding 1,713 pounds of food to Rainier Valley Food Bank." more...

Bike Valet @ OSU vs. Michigan Nov. 24

Columbus, OH - "...Everyone knows you NEVER drive to an OSU football game! Bike there instead! Our valet is right on the bike path..." more

Cyclist Killed on Cross-Country Charity Ride


"A beloved cyclist was killed this week during a cross-country charity ride to raise money for childhood cancer research." more...

2018 Dirty Dozen Bike Ride Nov. 24

Pittsburgh, PA - "The 36th Annual Dirty Dozen Bicycle Ride up 13 of the Pittsburgh area's steepest hills." more...

Opt Outside on Black Friday! Nov. 23

Columbus, OH - "People are choosing to #OptOutside on Black Friday! We encourage you to visit the Camp Chase Trail and the Ohio to Erie Trail or really anywhere outside!.." more

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Roll! Nov. 22

Monroeville, OH - "Join us for a Thanksgiving Morning slow roll on the Firelands Inland Trail in Monroeville..." more

Chase Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Nov. 22

Upper Arlington, OH - "...This family tradition has been recognized by Runner's World Magazine as one of the nations "Best Hometown Favorite" holiday runs." more...

Black Friday Ride 2018 Nov. 23

Upper Arlington, OH - "...Join us to share cycling camaraderie and the remaining late colors of CBus autumn. We will be highlighting some of Central Ohio’s glorious features." more...

Black Friday Full Moon Ride Nov. 23

Hilliard, OH - "This will be our last regular Full Moon Ride for 2018..." more

Fun Run Nov. 22

Millersburg, OH - "How about a little run on the Trail before your turkey dinner?" more...

Ciclovia Sundays in Bogota

COL - "Every Sunday, Bogota’s main highways and streets are taken over by cyclists and it has been this way since 1974." more...

Bike Cleveland Geared up for a Big November


Cleveland, OH - "...the cycling advocacy group is in the midst of a busy month with its 2018 Strategic Summit and Cranksgiving Cleveland events." more...

Heart of Ohio Trail Board Meeting Report

Centerburg, OH - "Despite the change in the weather, The Heart of Ohio Trail Board had good attendance at their Annual Meeting last night..." more

Mohican Area Gravel Grinder Nov. 17

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

Night Hike Nov. 20

Granville, OH - "Join us for a family night hike along the paths and trails of the park district highlighting the flora and fauna of Licking County..." more

World Day of Remembrance Nov. 18


Seattle, WA - "... Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is hosting Seattle’s memorial for World Day of Remembrance Sunday at the Impact Hub in Pioneer Square." more...

Riding From Alaska to Argentina


"...Their favorite stretch so far? That would be the Denali Highway in Alaska..." more

Belpre Multi-Use Trail Committee Meeting Nov. 19

Belpre, OH - "Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 19, at 6pm at the Belpre Chamber of Commerce Building, 713 Park Drive, Belpre, OH." more...

Taylor Road Corridor Study Public Meeting Nov. 15

Cleveland Heights, OH - "The Taylor Road Corridor Study will help the cities of Cleveland Heights and University Heights identify ways to make Taylor Road safer and more desirable for people who walk, bike, and take public transit..." more

Gravel, Gears & Grit - 200 Miles on a Bike

Cincinnati, OH - "You read that right. 200 miles pedaled on a bicycle in a gravel cycling race (a.k.a. Gravel Grinders) called the Michigan Coast to Coast..." more

Cycling the Olympic Discovery Trail

CAN - "'Where are you headed today?' the U.S. border agent asks, looking slightly amused, as I stand in cycling gear holding three passports at the Coho ferry terminal in Victoria." more...

2019 Bike Summit Speaker

D.C. - "...Sharing space with cars on the road is challenging. Cars aren’t human-scale and they are in a sense ‘inhuman’ because we have less empathy for pedestrians while in one..." more

Feedback Sought on Rec Area


Columbus, IN - "...Officials are looking at developing a 5-acre tract of land just south of the Columbus Municipal Airport terminal building known as the Bakalar Green..." more

Columbus Tweed Ride Nov. 17

Columbus, OH - "Are you ready for the 6th Annual Columbus Tweed Ride? Well birds and blokes, get your vintage bicycle polished up and your tweed pressed!" more...

Cranksgiving Cleveland Nov. 17

Euclid, OH - "...Bike Cleveland and BIKe Euclid are hosting Cleveland’s seventh-annual Cranksgiving, a food drive by bicycle that begins and ends at the Euclid Hunger Center..." more

4th Saturday Camp Chase Trail Clean Up Nov. 17

Columbus, OH - "Please plan to join us for our 4th Saturday trail clean up! Our main goal is to clean up and maintain the Camp Chase Trail." more...

Project Zero Health Expo Nov. 17

Galloway, OH - "Come join our communities third health expo. This health fair will provide basic information about preventive health care and fitness..." more

Mountain/Fat Bike Urban Assault Nov. 16

Columbus, OH - "...We will be making frequent stops to partake in the fun of urban mountain/fat biking..." more

Round the World Bike Relay


CAN - "Bike Jamboree is a Polish project that aims to bike 35,000 km and through 21 different countries." more...

Roll: Flat Repair Clinic Nov. 13

Bexley, OH - "Every wonder what it takes to change a flat, need the tools to do it or just want to brush up?.." more

Vet Completes Appalachian Trail, Raises ~17K


NC - "...At Springer Mountain, Georgia on March 27, Fallin started up the nearly 2,200-mile trail on a mission to raise awareness and money for the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund..." more

Blaze Fundraiser: Pizza! Nov. 13

Columbus, OH - "Support OSU Cycling with your pizza purchase on Tuesday November 13th at Blaze on High!.." more

Cyclocross a Spectator Sport in Northampton


MA - "It’s dusk in Look Park, and in the fading light, a crew of college-age volunteers and aspiring cyclists are blazing a trail through a wooded hill..." more

Heart of Ohio Trail Meeting Nov. 15

Centerburg, OH - "The Heart of Ohio Trail Board invites you to attend their Heart of Ohio Trail Friends Annual Meeting..." more

A-B-C's of Winter Cycling Nov. 15

Beachwood, OH - "...Join us as we learn our A-B-C's of Winter Cycling with 26 tips and lessons that will make cycling fun and safe..." more

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Advisory Committee Meeting Nov. 15

Athens, OH - "...Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have a question, issue, or are potentially interested in participating, please attend a meeting and join the conversation..." more

Registration Opens for 5 Boro Bike Tour

NYC - "Registration opens November 14." more...

FLMSP Monthly Meeting Nov. 14

Maineville, OH - Learn more.

Coffee with Catherine Nov. 14

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

Honor Ride - 100 Years Nov. 11

Columbus, OH - "We will be riding Sunday morning November 11th in honor of all the veterans who have served. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WW 1 and the creation of Veterans Day..." more

Owl Walk Nov. 11

Galloway, OH - "Walk 2 miles along the creek and try to call in owls..." more

2018 TransAtlantic Way Race

Wayne Onward Meetings Nov. 13 & 15

Wayne County, OH - "Here is a great opportunity for you to listen, learn and share your ideas about the future of Wayne County by giving input that may affect the Comprehensive Plan..." more

Muskingum Twp. Trail Corridor Study Meeting Nov. 13

Marietta, OH - "Muskingum Township is studying corridors for the multi-use trail that will connect Devola and Marietta. The township will host a public meeting to present the corridor paths and provide an opportunity for public comment..." more

FLMSP Event Planning Group Nov. 13

Maineville, OH - "Do you love the [Little Miami Scenic Trail]? Do you want to be involved in planning fun trail events? Please come to meet other trail lovers and share your ideas." more...

Franklin Blvd. Traffic Calming Meeting Nov. 13

Cleveland, OH - "The NOACA project team will present final recommendations to calm traffic along Franklin Boulevard including a brief overview of the City of Cleveland's temporary traffic diverter demonstration." more...

On the Sunset of the Sojourn Series


"...Since 2001, RTC has been leading these special bike tours on iconic trails in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Florida, New York, Maryland, New Jersey and Washington, D.C..." more

1,000K Journey Honors WWI Cyclists


"These Australian cyclists are retracing the western-front route 100 years later." more...

Bike Cleveland Strategic Summit Nov. 11

Cleveland, OH - "It's time for you to get engaged and help determine the future priorities of Bike Cleveland!.." more

No Vet Alone Plan Veterans Weekend Rides

CA - "...The group is hoping to enlist more bike shops to host events, which mark the 100th anniversary of the holiday." more...

The 2019 Giro d’Italia Will Thrill Cycling Fans

"With its new route unveiled, the sport's hardest Grand Tour lives up to its reputation." more...

2018 Cranksgiving Columbus Nov. 10

Columbus, OH - "Please join us for the Columbus edition of Cranksgiving, a food drive on two wheels! Started in 1999 in New York City, Cranksgiving is a celebration of cycling and charity that now has events around the globe." more...

Year of Yay! Veterans Ride Nov. 10

Columbus, OH - "This month Vonjia Shannon will be taking us on a VETERANS–themed ride..." more

Towpath Freedom 5K Nov. 10

Akron, OH - "The Lockheed Martin Towpath Freedom 5k is a family-friendly run/walk to commemorate the completion of the Towpath Trail in Summit County and to honor our military veterans..." more

EDventure Night Ride #2 Nov. 8

Galena, OH - "One lap around P2. Ride will start at 7 PM..." more

Ontario MTB Enthusiasts Gather


CAN - "...About 25 trail developers brought their expertise to a day-long gathering Sunday at the T.B. Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre. The idea was to share best practices and success stories to help communities across the province in building their mountain bike trail systems." more...

An Introduction to Triathlons Nov. 6

Columbus, OH - "...Join us on Tuesday, November 6th at 6:30pm for this FREE, informative session where Mari will share the essentials for getting started in triathlon..." more

A Man & His Dog: 5,000 Miles Across the Country


"If you’re going to ride across the country, the company you choose to keep can make or break the trip." more...

Bartender Bicycle Ride Across Italy

ITA - "We got one of the bartenders participating in this year’s Martini & Rossi La Classica to keep a diary for us of his experience." more...

E-Bike Chatter Dominates Cycle Show


Taipei, Taiwan - "E-bikes and their future in the global marketplace is dominating most discussions at Taipei Cycle as suppliers and government officials look to the future." more...

Slow Roll Impromptu Rides

Mansfield, OH - "Impromptu Ride season is now upon us! Yes, many of us still ride the rest of the year in various weather conditions on a more random basis..." more

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