Submitted by Denise Badgley, Craig Leach via Facebook
A suggestion is to use the OLAC marked road route between Broadmeadows Park on the Olentangy Trail and Cooper Park on the Alum Creek Trail. The 7.2 mile OLAC (Olentangy and Alum Creek Connector) is a signed route on low traffic residential roads, but there are 25 or more turns, so follow the signs.
Our Documents section has a 1 page OLAC map available for download. Both phase 1 and phase 2 are signed. Phase 2 is the south branch of the OLAC and matches the RWGPS file provided in the notes below.
[Thanks to Bike Commuting in Columbus fb page]
Olentangy Trail, Broadmeadows Park
Alum Creek Trail, Cooper Park
NB: From Confluence Park, take the Olentangy Trail North and go right (east) at the Broadmeadows bridge over the Olentangy River, then follow the OLAC to Cooper Park and go NORTH on the Alum Creek Trail.
SB: At Cooper Park leave the Alum Creek Trail and go toward Cooper Road to follow the OLAC signs west. When you reach the Olentangy Trail go SOUTH until it meets the Scioto Trail at Confluence Park go WEST on the Scioto Trail.
NORTHBOUND RWGPS - OLAC OLAC GPS
There are two options that are signed that split at Brittany Rd. This RWGPS takes the south one which joins the Alum Creek Trail further south of Cooper Park. It avoids riding on Cleveland Ave and is a nicer ride.
This route joins the Alum Creek Trail near Wingfield Street.
Location: 40.066053, -82.927817
Download the 1 page OLAC PDF OLAC 1 PG
OLAC 2 pg, of Phase 1 (North) only OLAC PDF
Although the OLAC option avoids the Alum Creek Bridge construction closure, there is a significant detour on the Olentangy Trail on the OSU campus using roads to go east of the Ohio Stadium (Horseshoe).
Here is a handy RWGPS for the OLAC for the 2.8 miles from Olentangy Trail to Roche Dr. and includes photos of the route signage.