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Towpath Trail: CVSR Northside Station to CVSR Rockside Road Station - 34.3 Miles

Ride Name: 38 – Bike Aboard! Leaving Northside Station: Destination Rockside Road
Trail: Towpath Trail: CVSR Northside Station to CVSR Rockside Road Station
Rating: Intermediate
Ride Type: Out and Back
Distance: 34.3 miles

We are riding the rails to start today’s ride. We board the 10:40 a.m. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train at Akron’s Northside Station. The train station is on Furnace Street just off North Howard Street close to the Mustill Store Trailhead. We will ride the train to its northernmost point, the Rockside Road Station.

We begin cycling south through the open valley along Canal Road with the canal on our left and the river on our right. We enter the woods on our way to Brecksville where we will take a break at the Station Road trailhead. Entering the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, we cycle through the remains of the paper factory at Jaite and take another break at the Boston Store Visitor’s Center. Our final leg into Peninsula takes us under the high-level bridges of I-80 and I-271. Cycling across a meandering boardwalk, we approach Peninsula and the Winking Lizard for lunch.

After lunch, we continue our ride south along the Cuyahoga River passing Deep Lock Quarry and Szalay’s Farm Market before reach the Beaver Marsh and a well deserved break. Passing through the woods, we cross Ira and Bath Roads before cycling into Akron. The portaging Indian statue guides us through Sand Run and Cascade Locks on our way to the ride’s end at Mustill Store.

Out and back rides are designed with the intermediate and advanced cyclist in mind. These rides cycle out of a trailhead to a set destination, typically 8-10 miles away. After a break, the riders cycle back to the departure trailhead. 

This ride travels at 11-13 mph. The ride is rated for leisure cyclists who enjoy cycling 11-13 mph on flat trails with an occasional hill or elevation gain. The trail surface is mixed with areas of both asphalt and packed limestone. It is relatively flat with some moderate elevation changes. The ride should be a comfortable ride for the intermediate cyclist.

This ride is on the calendar of the Spin-off Cyclists . We encourage you to join us on this and other rides. We are a group of cyclists of all ages and abilities who cycle the trails of Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas for fun, health and friendship.

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  • Tom B.

    Running late coming back from Hilton Head. Getting home too late. Hate to miss one of my favorite rides but suspect I will be pretty tired.

    September 14, 2013

  • Paula B.

    So very sorry to miss this ride!! Unfortunately it is my Sunday to be "on call". Have an awesome ride everyone!!!!

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would rather go from the Rockside Rd Station to the Northside Station

    August 25, 2013

    • Ken D.

      David you can wait for them at Rockside ride with them to norhtside and then take the train back or you can pedal back with me if you want the extra mileage, but I will be stoping at Boston Mills.

      August 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I live in Mentor, so when I ride on the Towpath Trail, I usually start at Rockside Road or the Brecksville Station

      August 26, 2013

  • Ken D.

    I plan on parking at Boston mills and meeting you either on the train or at Rockside stations. Riding with you and then pedaling back.

    August 26, 2013

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