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Summit Bike & Hike: Route 303 r/t Hudson/Judson (Franklin Township)

Ride Name: Cycling the Ghosts of the Railroad
Trail: Summit Bike & Hike: Route 303 r/t Hudson/Judson (Franklin Township)
Rating: Intermediate
Ride Type: Out and Back 
Distance: 16.0 miles roundtrip

Cycling from the Metro Parks Route 303 Bike & Hike trailhead, you turn right and find yourself on the old Akron, Bedford & Cleveland (ABC) Railroad bed passing through northern Summit County. Riding east through Hudson crossing under Darrow Road, you enter Stow and hear the barks coming from Bow Wow Beach. 

The Summit Hike and Bike becomes the Portage Bike and Hikes as you cross Spell Road. The trail becomes very scenic as it enters Portage County. At the trail end at Hudson and Judson Roads, turn your bike around and head back to the Route 303 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.

By accepting this Spin-off Cyclists Bicycle Club event’s RSVP and attending this event, I have read and voluntarily agree to the RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. I further agree that no oral representations, statements or inducement apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT AND RELEASE.

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  • Kenny D.

    Four of us rode and had a great ride .

    2 · April 30, 2014

  • Carol

    Sorry -- I headed out but had a little trouble locating the trail head. Now I know where it is for the next time ... and maybe there will be better weather.

    April 30, 2014

  • Jerry

    Count me ouy..Sorry sounded like a great ride...:-) Next time:-):-):-):-)

    April 30, 2014

  • Kristiina

    I'm still riding

    April 30, 2014

    • Kristiina

      Rain's over and it's not too cold :)

      April 30, 2014

  • Brett B.

    Not cancelling, but I am not going. Cold, damp, and wet slick paved trail = not for me.

    April 30, 2014

  • David K

    Sorry, count me out.

    April 30, 2014

  • Greg M

    The rain is forecast to end just about the time this starts.

    April 30, 2014

  • Carol

    The weather is not cooperating. Are we still going?

    April 30, 2014

  • Brett B.

    Looking very iffy with the rain...

    April 30, 2014

  • Kimberly N.

    Hi everyone! Can someone tell me where a bike shop is in Akron? I beed to get my tubes changed in my road bike (too lazy to do it myself lol) googlemaps on my phone isnt really bringing up any bike repair places.

    1 · April 28, 2014

    • Greg M

      Eddy's Bike Shop is in Stow and Montrose. Blimp City is on Merriman Road in Akron. Century Cycles is in Peninsula.

      April 28, 2014

    • r-d bike s.

      And R-D Bike Shop is in Barberton, just off of I-76

      April 28, 2014

  • r-d bike s.

    Hello Kimberly, it depends where you are in Akron- 2 of the Spin Offs Sponsoring shops can be near by-see the left panel of this website. Ruth the R of R-D Bike Shop

    April 28, 2014

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