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Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Bureau
131 W. Main Street
Loudonville OH 44842
419-994-2519
877-266-4422

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Loudonville-Mohican, Camp & Canoe Capital of Ohio.  Your visit includes two State Parks, Canoeing, Horseback Riding, Bicycling, Hiking, Fishing, Swimming and Tree Frog Canopy Tours zip line!  
Enjoy shopping and dining in our Historic Downtown.   Overnight at our Campgrounds, Motel, Bed and Breakfast, Cabins, Cottages, Luxury Lodge, even a Castle!

 

 
Ohio Ghosts
 
Ohio County Fairs
 
 
 
 
Ohio Lighthouses
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bicycling is becoming one the fastest-growing activities in the country and Northern Ohio has been keeping up the pace by boasting numerous bicycle trails for the weekend enthusiast, to enjoy a family ride and/or for the adventurous road warrior. Looking to challenge yourself? Why not check out some of our state park's dedicated mountain bike trails.

Join the thousands of riders who take to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park every year . The park offers a ride array of topography for the beginner to the more advanced. The scenery and wildlife makes every ride extra special.

 

     
   
 
LOCAL TRAILS AND VELODROME
 
 

Cleveland MetroParks
Cleveland Metroparks provides over 60 miles of shared-use, paved, all purpose trails for cycling, 

 
Cleveland Velodrome
5033 Broadway Ave., Cleveland, OH 44127
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Colonal Crawford Bikeway- Crawford County
 
 
Greenway Corridor Bike Trail (Route 84 & Liberty Street, Painesville 44077
Lake Metroparks 4.8 mile-long paved trail features a width of 10 feet allowing for two lanes of foot and bike traffic. Horses are also allowed to use the trail. Southern section connects with Geauga Park Bike Trail.
 
Lake County Greenway This 4.8-mile paved trail links the municipalities of Painesville, Painesville Township and Concord Township allowing visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of these communities in a safe environment. Travelers will cross two bridges and experience varied levels of terrain ranging from a 660 ft. elevation in Painesville to an elevation of 895 ft. in Concord Township click here to read more and download map.
 
 
 
Richland County B & O Trail
"The Richland County Park District also operates the Richland B&O Trail, a public rail-trail built on the abandoned B&O railroad line. The 18.4-mile trail connects Mansfield, Lexington, Bellville and Butler and is used for bicycling, walking, jogging, in-line skating and nature study."
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Sippo Valley Rail-Trail
Village Green Park, Freet St., Dalton 330-466-1580
The Sippo Valley Trail project included paving of an old Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad. Enjoy breathtaking views of eastern Wayne County on the 9.5-mile paved biking trail (2.5 miles in Wayne County). The trail also includes four bridges and an equestrian trail.
 
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Offers a $2 fare for bicyclists?


Whether you are a confident cyclist or a pint-sized learner with training wheels, you can ride your way to better health. Bike Aboard! allows cyclists to bike the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail in one direction and ride the train in the other. Summer schedule - trains operate Wednesday through Sundays through the end of October.
For complete information: www.cvsr.com/bikeaboard.aspx
 
 
BICYCLE LINKS
BICYCLE TOURS
Buckeye Country Roads Tours

Luxury bicycle tours showcasing the best of Ohio
Small groups, fine food and accommodations, beautiful scenery, full support

BuckeyeCountryRoads.com


BICYCLE RENTALS


Bicycle Rentals Now Available At Cleveland Metroparks CanalWay Center

Cleveland Metroparks CanalWay Center has acquired six brand-new bicycles. Each bicycle is available for rental daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The bicycles are Specialized, light trail bikes which can be adjusted to accommodate most adults and older children.

The rentals are $8 per hour and require a $200 hold on a major credit card (if the bicycle is returned before the end of the day, the hold will not appear on the card statement). Discounts are available for rentals longer than 4 hours. Each rental includes a helmet and bike lock.

CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East 49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights. For more information, call 216-206-1000.

 

BICYCLING EVENTS
March 29, 2014
(Erie County)

BICYCLE MAINTENANCE – Sat, Mar 29, 2pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room. Now's the time to get that old bicycle out of the back of the shed or garage and get it cleaned up and fix all those little things or big things you've been promising you'd do. A Metroparks staff member will show you how to change a tire or patch that leak and what to use to lube your bike and where to lube it. We'll go over what tools and other gear you'll need to do it right. Registration required please!

Erie MetroParks

3910 Perkins Ave.
Huron, OH  44839
419.625.7783
http://eriemetroparks.org

 


May 17, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Cyclists, sign-up for the ultimate tour of Cleveland Metroparks!

"Ride the Emerald Rim"
Sat, May 17 at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation

Celebrate National Bike to Work Week immersed in nature as you pedal through the Emerald Necklace on a cycling adventure. Starting from the Chalet, choose a 20, 30 or 50 mile ride to discover the beauty of Cleveland Metroparks from Brecksville to Big Creek Reservation. After burning all those calories, enjoy the camaraderie of fellow cyclists as you enjoy a healthy lunch, slacklining, and disc golf. Participants will share the roadway and sections of All Purpose Trails. Routes vary in difficulty. Helmets required.

Cost: $20 Adults, $15 Children (ages 14-17) (includes lunch and t-shirt while supplies last)
Ages: 14 years & older with participating adult

For more information and to register, visit website




Buckeye Country Roads Bicycle Tours
Erie Shores and Islands Tour: June 6-12, 2014

7 days, 6 nights
Daily distance options: 30-60 miles
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2014

Luxury bicycle tours showcasing the best of Ohio
Small groups, fine food and accommodations, beautiful scenery, full support

Designed for the beachcomber in all of us, this tour explores Ohio's boating playground on Lake Erie. The islands, lighthouses, beaches and lakeside resorts provide the backdrop for this wonderful week on a bike. Come with us and explore Marblehead Peninsula, Catawba Island, Kelleys Island, Put-in-Bay, and the south shore of Lake Erie from Sandusky to Lorain. Visit Ohio's iconic lighthouses and maritime treasures, and ride where Commodore Perry refused to 'Give up the ship'! Extravagant lodgings, sumptuous meals, and lakeside vistas galore make this a trip you'll never forget!

For more information see website:
www.buckeyecountryroads.com



Buckeye Country Roads Bicycle Tours
Amish Country Adventure: July 13-19, 2014

7 days, 6 nights
Daily distance options: 30-50 miles
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2014

Luxury bicycle tours showcasing the best of Ohio
Small groups, fine food and accommodations, beautiful scenery, full support

We've extended last year's inaugural tour to spend even more time this year in Ohio's scenic Amish countryside. For hill and scenery enthusiasts who want the challenge of Ohio's beautiful rolling hills, this tour has it all: the finest accommodations, catered dinners, and vistas that inspire. Ohio's Holmes County boasts the largest population of Amish in the country. Journey through time with us as we sample the daily life and history of Ohio's Amish communities—but bring your climbing gears and your thirst for adventure.

For more information see website:
www.buckeyecountryroads.com


July 19, 2014

“How far will you go for the cure?  VeloSano features One-Day Rides that start and finish in downtown Cleveland on July 19, consisting of 25-miles, 48-miles, 62-miles (metric century) and 100-miles (century).  The Two-Day Ride starts in Cleveland and heads to Erie, PA, for a total of 110-miles, including an overnight stay on July 19.  The second day return options on July 20 are your choice of 120-miles or 63-miles back to Cleveland.  100% of dollars raised by participants will benefit cancer research at Cleveland Clinic.  Visit velosano.org for more details!”

 

August 16, 2014
(Ashtabula County)

Bridges & Vines Bicycle Tour United Way of Ashtabula County
2801 C Court, Ashtabula, OH 44004
440-998-4141

The Bridges and Vines Bicycle Tour is Saturday, August 16. Rides begin and end in Ashtabula County wine country. Rides of 12, 25, 39 and 62 miles over flat to rolling lightly traveled roads. Pass vineyards, ride over historic covered bridges and near the Grand River. Don't miss the event described as "simply beautiful". Register at United Way of Ashtabula County website.


September 6, 2014
(Summit County)

METRO BIKE RIDE
Time: 8 a.m. - Noon

Stay fit this summer while spending time with your family and helping the animals. Various route lengths will be offered. Addtional fundrasing is encouraged. Afterward join us for an after party and a day at the zoo.

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org

 


Buckeye Country Roads Bicycle Tours
Bridges and Buggies Tour: Sept. 18-22, 2014

5 days, 4 nights
Daily distance options: 35-60 miles
Registration Deadline: July 25, 2014

Luxury bicycle tours showcasing the best of Ohio
Small groups, fine food and accommodations, beautiful scenery, full support

Come enjoy the ambiance of two of Ohio's most luxurious and scenic state park resort lodges, The Lodge at Geneva State Park and Punderson Manor Lodge. These fabulous resorts will be home for 2 nights each as we explore the wineries of Ohio's most well-known wine country, the myriad covered bridges of Ashtabula County, the woodlands of Ohio maple syrup country, and northeastern Ohio's Amish communities, and you have a tour—or two—to tell stories about for years to come. Sign up for the Bridges portion or the Buggies portion (each offers 2 nights lodging and 2 days of cycling), or better yet, join us for the entire combined tour.

For more information see website:
www.buckeyecountryroads.com


To list an event, contact NorthernOhioTourism.com at 216.396.6400
or via email:
diane@northernohiotourism.com


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