Starting Monday May 9, 2022, and lasting approximately 8 months, the Little Miami Scenic Trail will be closed at Grandin Road for a project to replace the King Avenue bridge, add a roundabout, and realign the Trail itself. The Warren County Engineer’s office announced the specific date for this closure on April 28, 2022. There will be no detour for this closure. Visit MiamiValleyTrails.org for details. https://www.miamivalleytrails.org/little-miami-scenic-trail-closed-grandin-road
5/16/22 – The Ohio to Erie Trail Interactive Map provides an option for going around the Little Miami Scenic Trail closure in Warren County.
For the Ride with GPS instructions for the Grandin Road Construction Optional Street Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39462376 Road route from Foster’s Park Trailhead to South Lebanon Trailhead
The closed portion of the Towpath just south of Ernie’s Bike Shop in Massillon has been extended. The trail is now closed from Lake Avenue to the Tremont bridge. Ernie’s Bike Shop has provided a bypass route suggestion. Go to: https://www.erniesbikeshop.com/towpath for route and map.
If you have questions about navigating this part of the trail, stop by the bike shop at 135 Lake Ave NW, Massillon, OH 44647 or call 330-832-5111. Read more at https://www.erniesbikeshop.com/towpath where you can Download Printable Directions.
To Learn about the next Moffitt Memorial Ride visit our Events Page.
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Pedalshift Podcast about the Ohio to Erie Trail
The Pedalshift Project 157: Bicycling the Ohio to Erie Trail
The Ohio to Erie Trail spans 326 miles diagonally across Ohio, linking up Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland and everything in between. On this episode, we chat about the trail and the experience biking across Ohio!
Host Tim Mooney interviews Lisa Daris and Jody Dzuranin on this virtual visit to the Ohio to Erie Trail at https://pedalshift.net/157
Give Two on Giving Tuesday
Give Two on Giving Tuesday!
November 27 is #GivingTuesday, when you make a gift to any two nonprofits in The Columbus Foundation’s Giving Store, you’ll receive a $20 Charitable Gift Card in return! It is redeemable at any of the 1,000+ nonprofits in The Giving Store, a Charitable Gift Card makes the perfect gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season.
The Ohio to Erie Trail Fund Board is please to introduce Lisa Daris of Columbus as the new part-time Executive Coordinator. Lisa will handle the day to day operations of the organization and report to President Moffitt and the officers.
She has extensive experience in the corporate world as well as with non-profit organizations. Her accomplishments include serving on the Community Advisory Committee for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s transportation department. She is also on the board of FLOW (Friends of the Lower Olentangy), chairs the Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Boating Program and is the founder of SLOW MONEY, a non-profit organization that focuses on peer-to-peer principle based lending. In addition she has her own seasonal kayaking company, Olentangy Paddle. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University.
Lisa brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and activism to the organization and the Board is pleased to welcome her to this new role.
Lisa Daris , Ohio to Erie Trail Fund Executive Coordinator
“It is the perfect end of summer bike tour! A ride fully supported with a great group of riders and with who has to be the best equipped mobile bike mechanic in Ohio. The 2015 tour was a fantastic experience!” says Terry Kassnel of Loveland after his ride with OTET this past September.
Upcoming events on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail:
Taste of Tusc: Friday, March 18 Healthy Steps: April 4-30 Canal Cleanup: Saturday, April 23 FirstMerit Towpath Century Ride: May 14-15 Canal Boat Captain’s Ball: Friday, June 10 Canoe Adventure: Saturday, July 16 Cargill Canal Cleanup: Friday, July 22 Knock Trash Out of the Canal!: July 23 Tour du Towpath: Saturday, August 13 Towpath Classic: Friday, August 19 Goodyear Towpath Trek: September 1 – October 31 Bike & Brew: Saturday, October 1 Fishing Derby: Wednesday, October 5 Dominion Canal Cleanup: Saturday, October 15 Trash ‘n’ Treat: Saturday, October 22 Lockheed Martin Towpath Freedom 5K: Saturday, November 5
Registration for the 7th annual FirstMerit Towpath Century Ride is now open to the public! This year’s ride will take place on May 14-15, 2016. Spots are limited this year to 125 bicycle riders and with more than 70 spots already reserved, sign up today! To learn how to register, volunteer, or pledge to a rider, visit the Towpath Century Ride website.
The Century Ride offers participants a unique experience to see the entire length of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, while raising money to benefit the continued development of the Towpath Trail. Bicyclists travel 101-miles in either one or two days in a fully supported ride. The first Towpath Century Ride, held in 2009, supported only 17 riders who raised $22,000 for the Towpath Trail. Growing quickly over the past seven years, 117 riders participated in 2015, raising more than $143,000 for the cause.
You say you’re a cyclist who prefers getting off the highway and into the peace and quiet of a tree-lined, riverside rail trail? Then this fully supported and catered weeklong tour may just be your ticket to ride.
First off, we’ll traverse the Little Miami Scenic Trail, considered the crown jewel of Buckeye State rail trails. The seventy-five mile paved path links the eastern edge of Cincinnati with Springfield, situated a dozen towns and four counties to the north. Stately communities, picturesque state parks, a variety of wildlife habitats, and bridges, both old and new, are ours to behold as we roll along the gentle trail.
Additionally, we’ll take on the Ohio to Erie Trail, which, when completed, will link the major cities of Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland. The route takes in portions of Adventure Cycling’s Underground Railroad Bicycle Route, where we’ll visit Wilberforce, home to the oldest private African-American college in the U.S.
Since 2001, thousands of trail lovers have participated in Rails to Trails Conservancy’s sojourns—and experienced firsthand the power of trails, from the incredible scenery and history to the powerful impact they have on surrounding communities.
This year, we’re excited to announce a major expansion of these incredible rides.
Join Rails to Trails on the 2016 Sojourn Series—four world-class biking events that highlight the best of rail-trails and greenways across the United States which includes Ohio:
September dates TBA 2016: Ohio Rail-Trail Sojourn—Cleveland to Columbus on the Ohio-to-Erie Trail (final dates to come; registration opens March 2016)