Towpath Trail

Rides, Tours & Events


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

11/11/18

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

11/10/18

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

11/9/18

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

11/9/18

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

11/5/18

"...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

11/5/18

"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

11/4/18

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

11/3/18

"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

11/1/18

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

2018 Philly Bike Expo Report

10/30/18

Philadelphia, PA - "...Maurice and I drove into Philly with a few bikes in tow, plus some old copies of Dirt Rag to hand out..." more

Pumpkin Hustle Nov. 4

The Plains, OH - "The Pumpkin Hustle 5k walk/3k run will be on November 4th at the Eclipse Company Store..." more

Vet Rides Across the U.S. for Mental Health

10/29/18

"...he's cycling over 3,500 miles for a cause close to his heart." more...

Rowing Solo Across the Atlantic at 60

10/28/18

"Shirley Thompson is hoping to become the oldest woman to row solo across an ocean." more...

Road to Success Ride Nov. 3

Groveport, OH - "The Road to Success Ride is a family-friendly cycling and walking event that brings together participants of all ages, allowing them to share their love of bikes with orphaned children..." more

50K Glade Run Relay Run Nov. 3

Columbus, OH - "...This is a FREE, untimed fun run..." more

Friday Night Fall Ride Series Nov. 2

Columbus, OH - "...Join us as we make our way through downtown Columbus on a social ride to remember..." more

Roll: Pub Ride Nov. 2

Columbus, OH - "Join us on a bar hop on bikes around some of the best bars, breweries and food joints in Columbus..." more

Headlamp Bouldering Oct. 31

Grandview Heights, Oh - "...On October 31 at 7 PM, we're turning the lights out and the headlamps on for some spooky headlamp bouldering. Come feel the sensation of climbing in the dark." more...

FRTTI Volunteer Appreciation Bash Nov. 3

Norwalk, OH - "Annual volunteer appreciation for our trail maintenance, patrol volunteers, trustees/administration. Anyone who helped FRTTI achieve it's mission is encouraged to come out and eat, drink, and win door prizes..." more

Yay Bikes! Valet @ OSU vs. Nebraska Nov. 3

Columbus, OH - "Everyone knows you NEVER drive to an OSU football game!.." more

Kettering Man Finishing Cross-Country Ride

OH - "Earl McDaniel started seriously riding a bicycle just after Hurricane Katrina." more

Eating an Entire Pie During a Cyclocross Race

10/27/18

"Three racers kept crushing the file. Now, they must complete additional challenges during the competition." more...

Brothers Made History in Kona

10/27/18

"...After starting to train together after Louisville, the brothers were already dreaming about Kona and completed their first Ironman together in Wisconsin in 2013..." more

Memorial Ride for Fallen Rider

10/26/18

Phoenix, AZ - "This weekend marks one year since a Valley man, out for a bike ride, was hit by a car and killed while making his way down South Mountain." more...

Cycling Team Competes After Fires Destroys Their Bikes

VT - "The University of Vermont cycling team thought they'd have to pull out - but ended up placing third." more...

2019 Miami Valley Cycling Summit May 10

Miamisburg, OH - "The Miami Valley Cycling Summit, coordinated by Bike Miami Valley, aims to use the power of cycling to drive economic development in communities both large and small throughout the region..." more

Bike Stolen During Global Ride Attempt

"A hundred days into his journey, Charlie Condell, 18, realized his Cervelo had gone missing." more...

Zombie Roll! Oct. 30

Mansfield, OH - "It’s that time again! Get your best TWD face on, or your favorite Halloween garb, and meet at Cycling Sports Center as we ride about the east side of Mansfield and give their neighbors the chills..." more

Woman Completes Marathon Ride Across Asia

"A retired Rossland doctor has completed the bicycle trip of a lifetime, cycling the length of the ancient 'Silk Road' from China to Turkey." more...

Fall Foliage Tour Oct. 28

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...This casual tour will feature some beautiful Fall scenery as well as The Mohican Valley Trail..." more

Bike the Bridge 2018 Oct. 28

Detroit, MI - "...Join us on one of the most unique bike rides in the world! This is a once-a-year opportunity to ride across the international border between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario Canada..." more

2018 Philly Bike Expo Oct. 27 & 28

Philadelphia, PA - "The Philly Bike Expo is all about cycling, so ride your bike! FREE Indoor Bike Parking Provided by Neighborhood Bike Works." more...

The Firelands Fall Foliage Flat 40 Oct. 27

Norwalk, OH - "Come join us for a fall gravel tour on the North Coast Inland Trail with Firelands Rails To Trails Inc!.." more

Cleveland Velodrome Ride Oct. 27

Cleveland, OH - "On Saturday, Oct 27th join students and staff of John Adams High School on a casual, 10 mile neighborhood bike ride to the Cleveland Velodrome!.." more

Hocus Pocus Trick-Or-Treat Trail Oct. 27

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...We are excited to host the park's first Trick-or-Treat event and are very pleased that so many businesses and organizations are participating..." more

Presenters Educate on Cycling Tourism at Binational Summit

10/21/18

Ontario, CAN - "The 1000 Islands International Tourism Summit explored many topics Thursday, but one stood out: cycling tourism." more...

Kids & Family Ride at MoMBA Oct. 24

Dayton, OH - "Social ride for young riders and families as an introduction to the fun sport of mountain biking..." more

Fastest Woman to Bike the Globe

10/19/18

"Jenny Graham finished her 18,400-mile bike trip in just 124 days." more...

Full Moon Ride Oct. 24

London, OH - " Learn more.

Webinar: Complete Streets Course Overview Oct. 24

"...The 45 minute webinar will highlight central themes and important information that the course covers..." more

Interbike Reports Attendance Drop

10/18/18

CA - "...While the show reports that retail buyer attendance was down about 28 percent, it said exhibitors remarked that although traffic was lighter than expected, the quality of the retailers they met with was high." more...

Community Garden Volunteer Day Oct. 20

London, OH - "Volunteers are needed to enhance the appearance at the Prairie Grass Trailhead behind the Senior Center..." more

Random Acts of Brightness Oct. 19

Cleveland, OH - "Lightless riding is risky, and whether people are simply unaware or they cannot afford lights, we want to be sure that they are covered. That’s why, every year in the Fall as the days get shorter, we hold Random Acts of Brightness." more...

Little Darby Cleanup Day Oct. 19

Pleasant Twp., OH - "...join us for an invasive species removal..." more

Fundraiser for Mohican Bike Repair Stand

Loudonville, OH - "Raising money to purchase a bicycle repair stand and donate it to the Mohican-Malabar bike club. Plan is to install at the start of the Mohican Mountain Bike trail at Mohican State Park..." more

Day Before Full Moon Night Ride Oct. 23

Lexington, OH - "...The ride will be all on the B&O trail..." more

Yay Valet @ Columbus Marathon Oct. 21

Columbus, OH - "You're already running a marathon, why not add a few miles on the bike to make it a duathlon?.." more

Trees of the Trail Oct. 21

Corwin, OH - "Take a walk along the Scenic Little Miami River with a Park Naturalist to experience the trees in their autumn splendor..." more

Evening Bike Ride Oct. 20

Xenia, OH - "Enjoy a free evening bicycle ride escorted by Greene County Parks & Trails Trail Sentinels beginning at 7pm..." more

Records Broken at Ironman World Championships

10/14/18

"Daniela Ryf and Patrick Lange made history in the ultimate endurance test." more...

Knox Kane Rail Trail Grand Opening Oct. 19

PA - "...Attendees at the Knox Kane Rail Trail grand opening on Oct. 19 will get to the see a roughly 4-mile portion of the former Knox-Kane Railroad path, now ready for travelers..." more

Coffee with Catherine Oct. 18

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

Knox Woods Dedicated into Old-Growth Forest Network

10/11/18

Mt. Vernon, OH - "On Thursday, Knox Woods became the 83rd forest in the country to be dedicated into the Old Growth Forest Network. It joins 11 other old-growth forests in Ohio as members of the network." more...

Design: Rolls Oct. 14

Columbus, OH - "Join fellow design and architecture lovers for a bike tour Sunday 1pm-4pm and celebrate Design Week 2018." more...

Fall Color Hike Oct. 13

Howard, OH - "...Join the Park District on a hike 1.5 mile hike through the 25.5 acre park..." more

Wendy’s Walk/Run 5K Oct. 13

Jewett, OH - "...The 5/K takes place at the Conotton Creek Trail in Jewett to raise funds for local women fighting cancer..." more

Last Loop on the Route! Oct. 16

Mansfield, OH - "This will be the last downtown located ride for the season. Tradition is to start the season on the Bike Route, and so we will have one last go round toward the end..." more

ToleGO! Bike Share Starts Oct. 16

Toledo, OH - "...Toledo residents and visitors will have access to 100 bikes at 17 hubs within the city, available for use 24 hours a day..." more

Happy Trails Day 2018 Oct. 13

Athens, OH - "Experience something new. Hike, bike, kayak, canoe, ride or run the trails of Strouds Run State Park. Experts and enthusiasts will be on hand to introduce you to new activities and places at our first annual Happy Trails event." more...

Stark Parks Public Meetings Oct. 11 & 15

Stark County, OH - "...Public input and feedback is compiled into a Five Year Plan that helps guide priority projects and goals. The next Five Year Plan will cover 2019 to 2023..." more

100+ Riders Participate in Interscholastic Cycling League Race

10/8/18

Lost Creek, WV - "...The league is in its first year, and over one hundred riders showed up to join in the race." more...

Mobility Week Detroit Oct. 7-12

MI - "Through a series of curated events, Mobility Week aims to showcase Detroit as a hotbed for the technology and innovation that is changing the way the world moves..." more

Swenson Survives Flat-Fest

10/7/18

AR - "...Sunday’s Oz Trails Off-Road was less a battle between riders and more a fight with the elements..." more

Bike Valet @ OSU vs. Minnesota Oct. 13

Columbus, OH - "Everyone knows you NEVER drive to an OSU football game! Bike there instead!.." more

Harvest Moon Festival Oct. 13

Granville, OH - "Join us for our 6th Annual Harvest Moon Festival. Bring your family to experience what life was like back in the 1840’s and celebrate fall with us..." more

Berea Harvest Fest Oct. 13

Berea, OH - "Berea's annual Harvest Fest comes to Coe Lake Park on Saturday, Oct. 13." more...

Streets Alive in ATL

Atlanta, GA - "...As usual, the festival rallied droves of cyclists, rollerbladers, strollers, and pedestrians, although, this time around, well over 100,000 people showed up for the afternoon extravaganza." more...

Believe It or Not Ride Oct. 13

Columbus, OH - "This month Meredith Reed will be taking us on a BELIEVE IT OR NOT–themed ride with the following stops..." more

Free Bike Parking @ Yellow Springs Street Fair Oct. 13

Yellow Springs, OH - "Ride your bicycle to Yellow Springs with some friends and we'll provide the bike valet parking for FREE!.." more

UCI's New BMX Pedal Rule

10/5/18

CH - "...Under a recently announced UCI rule that takes effect Jan. 1, all racers under 13 are banned from using clipless pedals in BMX races." more...

Bike/Hike the Handle Oct. 11

Springboro, OH - "The City of Springboro is partnering with our friends at Crooked Handle Brewing Company for a 10-mile ride and 4-mile walk..." more

Knox Woods Nature Preserve Dedication Oct. 11

Mt. Vernon, OH - "Join the Knox County Park District for the dedication of Knox Woods State Nature Preserve into the Old Growth Forest Network..." more

Metroparks Fall Programs Series

10/5/18

Ashtabula County, OH - "The Ashtabula County Metroparks is hosting a series of hiking, safety and informational programing throughout the month of October." more...

Registration up 17% for Philly Bike Expo

10/4/18

PA - "As of Oct. 1, exhibitor registration for the Philly Bike Expo is up 17 percent, and the annual trade and consumer festival has sold 250 percent more tickets than at the same time last year as this year's edition approaches on Oct. 27 and 28." more...

Hand-Cyclist Training for Record Ride

10/3/18

"On a sun-splashed September day, Attila Domos rides endless laps on his hand cycle at the Bud Harris Cycling Track in Highland Park..." more

T.H.E. Trail Summit Oct. 10-12

Fruita, CO - "Local retailer Over the Edge Sports and the City of Fruita are hosting a three-day meeting here in October devoted to trails-based economic development." more...

Prospect Park Ride - Take 2 Oct. 9

Mansfield, OH - "This ride starts at Prospect Park continuing our theme of visiting various Mansfield neighborhoods." more...

Valverde Clinches Road Worlds Victory

10/1/18

"The 38-year-old spaniard, who placed runner-up in 2003, finally wins the rainbow jersey." more...

Anna van der Breggen Wins Her First World Championship

10/1/18

"The 28-year-old dutch rider made a long solo breakaway to finish 3 minutes ahead of Amand Spratt at road worlds." more...

Towpath Marathon Oct. 7

Peninsula, OH - "Described as 'one of the most beautiful race courses in America' by Runner’s World magazine, the Towpath Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k showcases breathtaking segments of the historic Towpath Trail on a flat, fast, and forgiving course located between Akron and Cleveland..." more

Darby Creek Day Oct. 7

Galloway, OH - "Enjoy seining, noodling for mussels, canoeing, fly-fishing, live animals and more along the Big Darby Creek..." more

Simon Kenton Pathfinders Meeting Oct. 4

Urbana, OH - "October meeting of the Simon Kenton Pathfinders is this week, Thursday, October 4th at 7 p.m." more...

Williams County Transportation Plan Meeting Oct. 4

OH - "...the public meetings will give residents the chance to share their visions for active transportation in Williams County..." more

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