Towpath Trail

Rides, Tours & Events

Tuesday Night Reser Road Rides March 27

Newport, KY - "...This ride is open to all road bikers including beginners, the only prerequisites being 1) you have a road bike 2) helmet and 3) lights. The route differs every week." more...

Cyclist Connection Ride March 27

Canal Winchester, OH - "Join 50+ members of Cyclist Connection for an out-and-back weekly ride from DogTap Columbus!" more...

Presentations From the 2018 Bike Summit


"The 2018 National Bike Summit featured a wide variety of sessions, including ones focused on Bicycle Friendly Businesses, Communities and Universities; diversity; events; tourism; organizational development; education and new developments..." more

The Cyclists Who Rides 20,000 Miles Per Year


"...For the past three years, she’s pedaled 20,000 miles every 12 months. Lael is the first to admit that such mileage is "kind of insane.'” more...

Richland Moves! Meeting March 27

Mansfield, OH - "...Topics will include Slow Roll Mansfield and South activities, plans for a Complete Street pop-up trial, Opening Day for Trails, Ride of Silence, Bike to Work week and plenty of summer activities..." more

Oakley Night at Paradise Garage March 27

Columbus, OH - "Oakley will be hosting a night of tech demos, free food, and drinks." more...

2018 Cleveland Slow Roll Schedule

Cleveland, OH - "...The 2018 Slow Roll Cleveland schedule is live!" more...

Towpath Times List of Events

NE OH - Read their latest newsletter.

An Introduction to Kidical Mass


Portland, OR - "Kidical Mass is one of my favorite things ever: riding bikes with my kids, hanging out with a bunch of fun families, and demonstrating the joy of biking for transportation..." more

CORA 2018 Annual Meeting March 25

Newport, KY - "It’s that time of year again! Time to gather with friends and hear about the progress we’ve made, what we’re all working on, and celebrate 2017 achievements!.." more

Discussing Biking & Bike Infrastructure March 21

Lakewood, OH - "Join the Lakewood Department of Planning and Development and Bike Cleveland at Around the Corner to discuss bike lanes in Lakewood and future plans to add connectivity." more...

Photos From the 2018 Bike Summit


"You can find all the #NBS18 photo albums at our Flickr site." more...

Adventure University Gear Swap & Expo March 24

Berea, OH - "Join Cleveland Metroparks for the Adventure University Gear Swap and Expo! Adventure University is a place for outdoor adventure seekers to meet, socialize, share, and learn about the outdoor pursuits we all love and enjoy..." more

Bike Camping 101 March 21

Cincinnati, OH - "...You will learn specifics about planning for the ride and camping by bike in general..." more

Upcoming Bike & Walking Events in Huntington


WV - "Here's a look at some upcoming spring bicycle rides and events." more...

Bike Lakewood Spring Social March 23

Lakewood, OH - "...Get to know other cyclists in Lakewood, talk about ways to advocate for safer cycling, and hear about what we have been planning for 2018!" more...

2018 Trans-Sylvania MTB Epic Cancelled

State College, PA - "With great regret and deep disappointment we are announcing that there will not be a Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic (TSEpic) in 2018..." more

Fatbike Rider Wins 1,000-Mile Race Among Mushers


AK - "Amid the pack of mushers racing into Nome on Wednesday afternoon, a man on a fat-tire bike pulled under the burled arch to win the 2018 Iditarod Trail Invitational." more...

Meet Author/Cyclist Mark Looney March 22

Lakewood, OH - "...In "A Path through Ohio," Looney cycles across Ohio via the Ohio to Erie Trail, a newly formed bicycle trail which links Lake Erie in the north with the Ohio River to the south." more...

Spring Workshop March 22

Cincinnati, OH - "Learn what you need to fix your bike up for the Spring! We will be covering all post winter maintenance needs!" more...

IMBA Uprising March 22-25

Bentonville, AR - "IMBA’s UPRISING is a two-and-a-half day, hands-on, collaborative summit among female mountain bike leaders from all across the U.S." more...

Lake Trail Cleanup and Fix! March 18

Bethel, OH - "Due Flooding the lake trail is a total wreck. Let's Clean it up Saturday morning!.." more

2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn June 10-14

PA - "...Spend five days exploring more than 160 miles of this scenic and historic trail, and the vibrant towns it touches, with the people who know trails best..." more

Wayne National Forest Resource Management Plan Revision Meeting March 21

Canal Winchester, OH - "...The outcome of the revision will determine the Wayne's future, including whether parcels continue to be leased to gas and oil companies for unconventional fracking." more...

GarageSale/SwapMeet March 17

Canal Winchester, OH - "...On Saturday March 17th (St Patricks Day), we are once again opening our doors to some of the greatest deals all year..." more

Fatbike Racing in Alaska


"...I had no idea there were bison in Alaska but, like everything else, they were seemingly twice the size of their cousins in the lower 48..." more

Slow Roll Mansfield March 20

Mansfield, OH - "Attention Slow Roll Friends! We have some really exciting things planned for the upcoming season- FIRST: We are moving the DAY we ride! We will now roll on TUESDAY..." more

COMBO Board Meeting March 20

Columbus, OH - "Join us at the Trek Store of Dublin and see what COMBO has in the works." more...

10th Annual Epic Ride From Brooklyn to Queens July 21


NYC - "It’s time to gear up for the 10th anniversary of the Epic Ride, a 40-mile dash across two boroughs that showcases the potential of the in-progress Brooklyn Greenway. Registration for the summer event is now open." more

DIY Wrenching Class March 20

Cleveland, OH - "Learn how to be self-sufficient and avoid delays by fixing your own flat. We’ll teach you which tools and supplies you’ll need to carry for a quick repair when you’re out on the road." more...

Tuesday Night Ride March 20

Cincinnati, OH - "...Geared towards intermediate riders, the ride will start on the bike trail and head towards Milford." more...

Barry Dana’s 2-Day Wilderness Run


"The idea to run the 100-Mile Wilderness section of Maine’s Appalachian Trail in under 48 hours didn’t come about because of any contest..." more

Pro Cycling's Virtual Revolution

"Someday in the not-too-distant future, the world’s premier cycling races are held inside arenas packed with screaming fans. The cyclists do not travel an inch on their bicycles — instead, they pedal invisible miles on a stationary trainer..." more

Ohio Bicycle Expo & Swap Meet March 18

Hilliard, OH - "It’s time to clean out your garage, basement, house, or even shop! Or perhaps it's time to add something vintage to it..." more

Hueston Woods Trail Day! March 18

College Corner, OH - "Hueston Woods MTB Trails are all volunteer built and maintained! Come out and help the trails you ride!" more...

Ladies MTB Maintenance Clinic March 18

Cincinnati, OH - "It's warming up- make sure you're ready for the season! Join Rachel for this women's mountain bike-specific maintenance clinic, which will cover trailside tips and basic bike care." more...

Trail Walkers head to Quail Hollow March 17

Hartville, OH - "The Portage Trail Walkers will hike at 9 a.m. March 17 at Quail Hollow State Park..." more

Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade March 17

Cleveland, OH - "Join Bike Cleveland as we bring back an old tradition of 'pedaling' in the Cleveland Saint Patricks Day Parade!" more...

St. Patrick's Day Block Party March 17

Columbia, Twp., OH - "...Proceeds from the event will be used to help complete the Little Miami Scenic (bike) Trail between Terrace Park, Mariemont and the Murray Avenue Connector at Madison Place in Columbia Township." more...

City Encouraged to Kick in $200K for Mass Bike Rides


CAN - "...[The two rides are] expected to draw a total of 10,000 participants this year." more...

World's Largest Fatbike Race Report


WI - "It was a perfect morning under blue skies at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead Saturday, March 10, as approximately 800 riders from 16 states and two countries rolled their way through the north woods..." more

Taste of Tusc March 16

New Philadelphia, OH - "...All funds raised benefit the development of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, Towpath Trail, and connector trails..." more

Tuesday Night Reser Road Rides

Newport, KY - "...This ride is open to all road bikers including beginners, the only prerequisites being 1) you have a road bike 2) helmet and 3) lights. The route differs every week." more...

Women’s Tour Nearly Triples Prize Money


"The race’s price purse will increase from £35,000 to £90,000..." more

On Road Bike Incident Clinic March 16

Cincinnati, OH - "Have you had close encounters of the scary or dangerous kind with dogs, while riding?.." more

Leave No Trace Seminar March 13

Columbus, OH - "We will be hosting a series of community education on the use of the outdoor ethics principles developed by The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics..." more

Things-to-Do Around Buckeye Lake & Central OH

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Ride Leader Training March 15

Cincinnati, OH - "...The Cincinnati Cycle Club (CCC) and Ohio Bike Federation (OBF) are inviting Ride Leaders and Potential Ride Leaders for the 2018 season, consider attending a Ride Leader Training..." more

Vet Trekking 13,000 Miles for PTSD Awareness

"...Since Nov. 21, 2016, the Ohio native has been hiking to the four corners of the continental U.S. to raise awareness about suicide among veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)." more...

American Breaks Track Record

Netherlands - "Chloe Dygert broke the women’s individual pursuit world record twice in winning at the world track cycling championships Saturday." more...

Thing-to-Do This Week in NE OH


NE OH - Check out these outdoor activities.

Spring Anticipation Hike March 11

Hinckley Twp., OH - "...Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis for a hike on the Hinckley Lake Loop trail as we look for signs of spring." more...

Yoga & Bike Maintenance Clinic March 10

Columbus, OH - "...the Lady Gnar Shredders are hosting another great yoga/bike maintenance clinic!" more...

SPUN Bicycles 5 Year Anniversary Party! March 10

Cincinnati, OH - "...Come out and celebrate our five year anniversary!.." more

Distillery to Host First US ‘Cycle Speedway’


MN - "...An upstart craft distillery in Minneapolis will be the first in the U.S. to offer a British form of bike racing to all its patrons." more...

World's Largest On-Snow Race March 10

Cable, WI - "The world’s largest on-snow fat bike race, the Fat Bike Birkie, will be held March 10 at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, Wisconsin." more...

Year of Yay! Wine - March 10

Columbus, OH - "This month we'll be riding to Camelot Cellars Winery, Signature Wines and Brothers Drake Meadery..." more

Tour de France to Fire Podium Girls


"The Tour will become the second Grand Tour race to ditch the controversial tradition." more...

Towpath Tappening March 8

Cleveland, OH - "...Canalway Partners will be making some exciting announcements about Towpath Trail updates, National Heritage Area happenings and exciting new 2018 events!" more...

Try a Temporary Transportation Project Workshop March 8

Cleveland, OH - "...Does your community have a resurfacing project, a gap in your biking network, or a safety issue for bikes or pedestrians? Want to learn how this resource can help plan, engage the community, or get feedback?" more...

TOSRV Registration is Open

Columbus, OH - Ride the Tour of the Scioto River Valley May 19-20. Registration Info.

Miami 2 Miami Connection Open House March 8

Hamilton, OH - "...the Miami 2 Miami Action Plan, a multi-jurisdictional effort to connect ou region's two longest multi-use trails, the Little Maimi Scenic Trail and Great Miami river Trail..." more

Basic Bicycle Repair & Maintenance March 7

Springboro, OH - "The City of Springboro and its Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) welcome Otto Bohn, owner and operator of Spoken Bicycles in Middletown for a class on Basic Bicycle Maintenance & Repair..." more

Army Organization Pushes Wellness 1 Pedal at a Time

MD - "...Larry Friedman, business manager for CMA’s Recovered Chemical Materiel Directorate, gathered with 12 cyclists -- half of whom are fellow U.S. Army civilians -- and pedaled 445 miles last fall..." more

2018 Cheviot Slow Ride Schedule

Cheviot, OH - View the 2018 ride schedule.

Franklin Blvd Public Meeting March 6

Cleveland, OH - "[This is the final public meeting regarding the] study into Franklin Boulevard and how traffic calming methods could be implemented to help improve the busy street for residents, pedestrians, and bicyclists that use the popular east-west corridor..." more

Trail Walkers to Hike on Towpath

Peninsula, OH - "The Portage Trail Walkers will hike at 9 a.m. March 3 north on the towpath from Ira Road." more...

Cuyahoga Greenways Online Survey

Cuyahoga County, OH - "Cuyahoga Greenways is a joint effort between County Planning, Cleveland Metroparks, and NOACA to build an interconnected system of greenways and trails that link neighborhoods, parks, and public transportation, and create a comprehensive countywide active transportation network." more...

Racers Use Bike Paths to Avoid Cobbles


BEL - "UCI commissaires have expressed their frustration at riders avoiding the cobbles by riding on cycle paths and pavements on the opening weekend of the cobbled Classics in Belgium." more...

Watch Strade Bianche March 5

Columbus, OH - "...Roubaix has cobblestones, De Ronde has bergs, and Strade Bianche has Tuscany’s white dirt roads..." more

Cincinnati Cycle Club E-Newsletter

Cincinnati, OH - Read the latest edition.

Hundreds Take to Rail Trail for Duathlon


NZL - "...About 240 people competed in the duathlon along the cycle trail from Clyde to Middlemarch." more...

Velo Cirque Report


Portland, OR - "...Held at Velo Cult on Saturday, the show was open to anyone with a story to tell about their classic or custom bike — whether they built it or not..." more

Bike Euclid Meet-n-Greet March 3

Cleveland, OH - "...Get to know other bicyclists in our area, events planned for 2018, and how you can help..." more


"Every year, I find myself staring down the barrel of my telephoto lens in a convention center, documenting some of the year’s finest bikes..." more

North American Handmade Bicycle Show Report

Hartford, CT - "Last weekend’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) was a great success by all accounts..." more



D.C. - "If this is your first Summit, if you have questions about lobbying, or just want to brush up on best practices, watch this webinar. We will talk you through what happens in Bike Summit lobby day and how you can make the most of your meetings."

2018 National Bike Summit March 5-7

D.C. - "This schedule is in progress, with new events and speakers being added every day..." more

Impromptu Ride! Feb. 26

Lexington, OH - "Impromptu Ride! The weather is promising so let’s go hit the trail..." more

Mohican Sticky Gravel Grinder Feb. 25

Danville, OH - "Meet at the Kokosing Gap Trailhead around 945am to roll at 10am..." more

Spring Kick-Off Party March 2

Rocky River, OH - "Break out of the winter doldrums and get ready for the Spring bicycling season!.." more

Cyclist 'Chris-Crosses' America

"Chris Brown spent 52 days and more than 3,000 miles biking across the country, raising $3,500 in the process." more...

Mayfield Rd Plan Public Workshop Feb. 27

South Euclid, OH - "The cities of South Euclid, Lyndurst, and Mayfield Heights are collaborating with the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency and other regional agencies to study the future of the Mayfield Road corridor..." more

Two-Tired Tuesdays at Devou Feb. 27

Covington, KY - "...Beginning November 6 and every following Tuesday, until the end of February, join local mountain bikers on a night ride through the Devou Park trails..." more

Couple Bikes 10,000 Miles to Watch Olympian Son


"It took a year for the father and stepmother of Mischa Gasser, a freestyle skier and finalist in the men’s aerials, to bike most of the way from Switzerland to South Korea." more...

Advocates Rally to Save Bike Lanes


Portland, OR - "...The saga on this street (which we’ve been reporting on since 2015) has opened up an important debate over whether narrow bike lanes are better than no bike lanes at all..." more

PG Thursday Trainer Night Feb. 22

Columbus, OH - "This week we are dusting off Dan's vinyl collection. Everything from Old School Hip Hop, 90's House, Disco, Baltimore Club, Dub, and 90's Hardcore." more...

Watch Het Nieuwsblad Feb. 26

Columbus, OH - "Come watch the start of the 2018 cobbled classics season - Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. The as live race coverage will be shown Monday, February 26 at 6:30 PM..." more

State-Wide Challenge gets People Outdoors


SC - "The Palmetto Challenge inspires teams of two, three or four to hike or bike as many miles as possible between March 5 and April 23 on the state’s trails, greenways and sidewalks." more...

Record Turnout for Fat Tire Event

Silver Lake, WI - "...A record turnout of approximately 150 fat-tire bikers took advantage of near-perfect conditions for the annual Fat Abominable Snowbike Scramble on Saturday..." more

Hiker Bags "Triple Crown"


"When most folks hear the term “Triple Crown” they immediately picture big hats, mint juleps and thoroughbreds. For hard-core backpackers it means America’s three longest hiking trails..." more

Cleanup on Camp Chase Trail Feb. 24

Columbus, OH - "Please join us for this month's 4th Saturday Cleanup which will focus on the Camp Chase Trail's Greater Hilltop segment between Eureka Ave and S Sylvan Road." more...

Tour of Alberta Cancelled


CAN - "The five-year-old Canadian race couldn't raise the funding it needed to continue." more...

Slow Biking is a Competitive Sport

"...It is not exactly as exciting as the Tour de France but, as they say in the video, "It's still very exciting..." more

Bike Race Goes Through Someone's House


"This year's Rock Cobbler, a notoriously challenging cyclocross race, took its riders through some unusual terrain." more...

Tour de Palm Springs Turns Deadly


CA - "A driver reportedly topping 100 mph struck two riders at the charity bike race, killing one and badly injuring the other." more...

Bike Smarts February - Bike Adventures Feb. 20

Cleveland, OH - "... Bicycle touring can be as simple as a weekend jaunt or as monumental as an around-the-world adventure. Learn valuable information to make your trip memorable." more...

Tech Tuesday: Free Clinic Feb. 20

Loveland, OH - "Join the Crew at the Loveland store every Tuesday for a free tech clinic. Matt, manager, will be running through various ways to make you more confident with your bike..." more

COMBO February Board Meeting Feb. 20

Columbus, OH - "Join us for our February Board meeting and find out what we have planned for our new and existing trails." more...

Bicycle Maintenance Class Feb. 18

Milford, OH - "...We will cover topics such as maintaining proper air pressure, wheel removal, flat tire repair, proper cleaning and lubrication. We will also cover how to check the shifting and braking mechanisms before each ride..." more

Two-Tired Tuesdays at Devou Feb. 20

Covington, KY - "...join local mountain bikers on a night ride through the Devou Park trails..." more

Bike School: Headsets Feb. 19

Columbus, OH - "Headsets don't need a lot of maintenance, but a bad headset can cause serious problems..." more

How You Win a Legendary Urban Downhill


"The wild street riding competition blew everyone's minds once again." more...

Winter Bike Talk Feb. 19

Springboro, OH - "Steven Magas is known as Ohio’s 'Bike Lawyer'..." more

Bike to Hike Feb. 17

Columbus, OH - "...Meet at the SE parking lot of Franklin Park Conservatory to ride the Alum Creek Trail to the 45th Annual Winter Hike Series at Three Creek Metro Park." more...

Mitchell Forest Trail Work Session Feb. 17

Cleves, OH - "Hey we have some work to do to get the trails better than they were last year..." more

E-Bike Panel at Upcoming Bike Summit


"...With more people using e-bikes to replace vehicle trips and augment existing bicycle trips comes many questions and challenges. What are e-bikes? Is this a trend? Are the bikes or motorcycles? Who is using them? Where are they allowed? Public sentiment is strong in either direction and the e-bike panel at the National Bike Summit will seek to answer a few of those questions and foster dialogue between advocacy and industry." more...

Cycling the Pacific Coast Web Event Feb. 15

"Is a long-haul tour along the ocean in your plans for this year?.." more

Update Medina & Lorain County Bike Maps Feb. 12 & 15

Cleveland, OH - "...Next week, NOACA will host public meetings to help inform the new maps for Medina and Lorain counties. The meetings are open house style, so people can stop by even if they can't attend the whole meeting." more...

Pancake Breakfast Feb. 10

London, OH - "...All proceeds will be shared by the Madison County Senior Citizens Center and the Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails..." more

Pro Cycling's 1st Official E-Bike Races


"The European Cycling Union will add a circuit for e-road and e-mountain bikes in 2019." more...

2018 North American Handmade Bicycle Show Feb. 16-18

Hartford, CT - "The largest and oldest handbuilt bicycle show in the world. We are a space for the sharing of ideas and innovation, promoting custom bicycles and the companies that support the market..." more

Towpath Century Ride to Feature 3 Generations


Akron, OH - "...This year, the 9th annual ride will be not only memorable, but historic for the Read family, whose patriarch, Roger Read, is also a founder of the annual ride." more...

Great Bike Rides are Money-Makers


"I stayed up past midnight the other day so that I could register early – one minute past midnight on Jan. 29 – for the annual Biking Across Kansas bicycle ride. The BAK is the second oldest cross-state bicycle ride in the country..." more

Winter Walk Feb. 11

Mt. Vernon, OH - "Our "First Day Hike" was a success and many of the participants asked us to plan more winter walks... so, we did!.." more

A Conversation on Planning & Design Feb. 8

Akron, OH - "...join us for a community conversation with New York City Parks & Recreation Commissioner Mitchell Silver on the importance of planning and design of our civic commons spaces..." more

Mappy Hour Debuts for Cleveland Adventure Lovers


Cleveland, OH - "...Mappy Hour, a new network of adventure and travel enthusiasts passionate about the outdoors, maps, guidebooks, and physical activity..." more

FCW Bike School: Brakes Feb. 10

Columbus, OH - "Our partners at Franklinton Cycle Works offers bike maintenance courses, collectively known as FCW Bike School, for adults and teens 16 and older..." more

Year of Yay! Winter Sports Feb. 10

Columbus, OH - "...Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests..." more

KY House Transportation Committee Feb. 6

Frankfort, KY - "HB33 (safer passing law for bicycles) is posted in the House Transportation Committee and is expected to be heard this coming Tuesday at noon in Rm 149, first floor, capitol annex..." more

Winter Social at Village Bicycle! Feb. 9

Bay Village, OH - "...Come partake in some awesome sled riding, enjoy some fatbike frolicking, and stuff your face with hot mac-n-cheese, warm cider and more!" more...

The Adventure Summit Feb. 9-10

Dayton, OH - "The Adventure Summit is the area’s premier outdoor adventure exposition that will focus attention on Dayton as the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest. The event is free and open to outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and interest levels." more...

Big Walnut Trail Input Meeting Feb. 7

Whitehall, OH - "...City leaders are seeking public input on placement of a potential new section of the Big Walnut Trail at an open house set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Whitehall City Hall, 360 S. Yearling Road." more...

Dominic's Wheel Maintenance Class Feb. 7

Cincinnati, OH - "Spun Bicycles welcomes you to this free class by Dominic where he will cover basic wheel fundamentals, general up-keep and maintenance..." more

Buckeye Cyclist Wins Cyclocross National Championship

Bike School: Wheel Building Feb. 5

Columbus, OH - "Wheel building is often regarded as some secret art form only a few very advanced bike mechanics can master..." more

2018 Great Cycle Challenge!

"Challenge yourself to get on your bike this June and clock your miles over 30 days in the 2018 Great Cycle Challenge!" more...

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