Want to report a trail problem or get more information on a closed bikeway section? Contact the trail manager(s).
Here are some tips on how to get in touch.
Go Straight To The Source
Phoning the city, county or village offices where the trail resides should reveal a contact, though you may get passed around a bit before you find the right person or department. Simply ask, "Can you put me in touch with the person or department that oversees the trail?"
Keep in mind that if a bikeway is long enough, managerial duties may pass between county, city or township offices. So if you want to report a hazard you observed on the trail, for example, you'll want to find the right overseer for that particular section. Generally, if you manage to reach any of the involved parties, they will direct you to the appropriate person(s).
Contacting Them Online
Finding managers online requires a similar approach. Do a search for the city, county or village offices where the trail resides. Then look for "parks department" or "recreation pages" for trail info or the parks department.
Unless a trail website is run by those that actually oversee the trail, you will not find a manager there. Ohio Bikeways hosts a number of trail pages, but we do not manage or maintain any trails.
To find the manager(s), follow the instructions listed above.
Spread The Word
After you've contacted a trail manager to report a problem or get some information, share it with others! Click the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of any Ohio Bikeways page to share your information with other trail users.
Help Out Your Local Trail
Did you know that many Ohio trails utilize volunteers? You might consider contacting your local trail managers to learn if they could use a helping hand!