128 Second St. NW, Barberton, OH 44203

Finding new places to ride

by Ruth Kaser for Cycling Articles

We know it as the TowPath Trail, but did you know that the Ohio & Erie Towpath trail is a segment of a cross state bikeway? It is not continuous as there are some segments missing, and it is about 85% paved.

There is an overview of the trail on the map section of the Ohio Bikeways website. The Ohio Bikeways website describes the trail as follows: the Ohio-to-Erie is a 325-mile cross state bikeway that extends from the Ohio River in Cincinnati, through Columbus and on to Lake Erie at Cleveland.The trail uses a number of different trail segments to complete its extended journey.

The 329.7 mile trail is the subject of a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch. The columnist, Steve Wartenberg rode with Jerry Rempelt, executive director of the O to E Trail Fund. Their ride was from Centerberg to Mt. Vernon Ohio, a 60 mile distance.

Recently Don and I had an opportunity to speak with a cyclist that had started his ride in Gambier Ohio and was riding north to Cleveland by the days end. His stop off the trail in Barberton was due to a needed repair to his bicycle.

Please take pictures and share them with us if you ride any parts of this trail.

Back to Top