Ride Name: All Time Favorite Ride to Peninsula
Trail: Towpath Trail: Big Bend – Lock 29/Peninsula – Big Bend
Ride Type: Out and Back
Distance: 20.4 miles roundtrip
Turning north onto the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail from the Metro Parks Big Bend trailhead, you cycle thru Sand Run Metro Park approaching the Portaging Indian statue. Heading under Portage Path, you cruise past Liberty Commons and the composting plant (Hold your nose!) to the Botzum trailhead. Weaving through the woods along Riverview Road, you soon reach the serenity of the beaver marsh.
Continuing north, you pedal past Szalay’s Farm Market and the Hunt Farm trailhead. Chasing the Cuyahoga River, you ride along the deep lock at Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park. Now hugging the shore, you cycle across the Cuyahoga and past Lock 29 as you reach Peninsula. Turning your bike south, you trace your tire tracks to the Big Bend trailhead.
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.
Tonight’s ride travels at 10-12 mph and typically takes 2 hours including photo-ops and rest stops. The ride is rated for leisure cyclists who enjoy cycling 10-12 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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