OHIO, USA — Ohio is filled with many different hidden gems, one of those being the plethora of bike trails in every county. That's our focus for this week's GO-HIO.
Before we hit the trail, it’s always important to make sure we have the right tools and safety gear. To help us out with that, our friends over at Mountain Run Cycles gave us a few tips.
- Always ride with a helmet.
- Make sure to pick up a tire patch kit and extra tube, just in case you have a flat while out on a trail.
- Have a few flashing lights on the front and back of the bike to ensure others can see you.
Now that we have our ‘bike first aid kit’ the first trail is nestled in the woods of Geauga County, the Maple Highlands Trail.
This 44-mile-long trail stretches from Middlefield all the way along Route 44 to Concord. This trail is completely paved and has a few hills here and there, but is mainly flat. Along the ride you will twist through the woods, also taking you trough the middle of Chardon.
Address: 12700 Chardon-Windsor Rd, Chardon, OH 44024
Next on our bike ride is just a little further east, the Western Reserve Greenway Trail. This trail stretches all the way through Ashtabula and Trumbull counties. This one is completely paved and also mainly flat. Here on this trail you will get some amazing sights of nature as well as a wooded canopy above to keep you cool. For more info on this trail click here.
Finally, we're exploring the Ohio and Erie counties Tow Path. This trail is more than 100 miles long and takes you all the way from Cleveland to just south of Akron. You will ride along many different rivers, which offer some amazing sights as well as a few covered bridges. This trail is both paved as well as crushed limestone. For a full list of information on this trail click here.