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.