At this time the trail is open. Expect closures of park shelters, playgrounds and certain facilities. Please prepare for sparse water and restroom options. Please do not congregate in groups and always observe healthy distancing.   Our Trail Partners

Trail Videos

To Learn about the next Moffitt Memorial Ride visit our Events Page.

 

Visit our Youtube Channel for more videos about the Ohio to Erie Trail at the LINK.

 

Family Bike Ride planned for Saturday, August 13 on Camp Chase

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther invites you to his Family Bike Ride on the new Camp Chase Trail.

Saturday, August 13 at 11 am

Hilltop YMCA, 2879 Valleyview Drive, 43204

Bring your bike and helmet and be among the first people to ride the new trail with Mayor Ginther. Also get the chance to enjoy outdoor activities, food and prizes.

The City of Columbus is proud to celebrate the nearly complete Camp Chase Trail, which runs through the Hilltop and stretches over 12 miles, from Big Darby Creek to the west side of the city. The trail will also be a key link of the Ohio to Erie Trail, spanning over 325 miles from the Ohio River to Lake Erie.

https://www.columbus.gov/FamilyBikeRide/

Fewer than 20 Spots remain in 2016
FirstMerit Towpath Century Ride

Towpath
Registration for the 7th annual FirstMerit Towpath Century Ride is open! This year’s ride will take place on May 14-15, 2016. Spots are limited to 125 bicycle riders, so sign up today! To learn how to register, volunteer, or pledge to a rider, visit the Towpath Century Ride website.

The FirstMerit Towpath 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.

First Merit Towpath Century Logo

 

Please contact Chelsea Skiba with any questions: (330) 374-5657, or cskiba@ohioeriecanal.org.

Towpath Trail 2016 Calendar

Upcoming events on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail:

2016 Events

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

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Events

FirstMerit Towpath Century Ride 2016

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.

visit the Towpath Century Ride website.

Adventure Cycling Southern Ohio Relaxed

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.

Trip Dates:
Jul 09, 2016 — Jul 15, 2016
Milford, OH

More at Adventure Cycling’s Website

Itinerary

Photo by Dennis Coello

Rails to Trails Sojourn Series coming to Ohio!

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)

Read all about the 2016 Sojourn Series