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Canal Bike Ride

This will be a relaxed ride (averaging 11-12 m.p.h.) along the paved all-purpose trail that goes along the Ohio & Erie canal north of Rockside Road up to Harvard Road and back.

Total mileage will be 12-14 miles, with the option of additional miles on either end of the trail. The only "hilly" parts are the two bridges that take us over Grainger and Warner Roads, and there is also a hill if we check out the Canalway Visitor Center area.

Although not far from the city and industry, you will be amazed at how much wildlife you will see if you really look.

The lock 39 trailhead parking lot is located on the south side of Rockside Road, just west of Canal Road. Click on Lock 39 above for mileage and directions.

Here's a tip: To avoid horrific rush hour traffic on I-271 or 480, click on Lock 39 Trailhead and "get directions," then click "show options" and check the Avoid highways box. The mileage will be longer, but less frustrating.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed my first ride with the group, the 'Tour de Tremont' hope to do it again

    June 6, 2013

    • Lynda

      2nd Tour de Tremont: July 2!

      1 · June 6, 2013

  • Mark L

    That was a nice ride. I would do it again.

    June 6, 2013

    • Lynda

      July 2nd.

      June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The towpath extends north from Independence, through railroads and the Hidden Valley, to Tremont, by way of a secret passage.

    2 · June 5, 2013

    • Mickey L.

      I would like to do it again. July 2nd looks good right now.

      1 · June 6, 2013

    • Lynda

      Ok, we're on! Check the calendar..

      June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to see everyone

    June 6, 2013

  • Mickey L.

    Was really fun with a lot of twists and turns to the evening!

    1 · June 5, 2013

  • Lynda

    Thanks, everybody - That was FUN!

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, I was reminded I am to hike tomorrow evening, I hope to catch up with this group soon.

    June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have not rode with your group yet, normally I ride Thursday with Moses group but I think it is calling for rain. So is Scott saying it is an additional 6 1/2 miles beyond what Lynda has added at the most 14 miles. Just want to make sure I can keep up with all of you. Pizza sounds really good...LOL!!

    June 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you do the ride to Edison's for pizza (It's right next to Edison's bar so anyone wishing to also partake in a bevie with their slice, you can!) the total mileage for the trip will be about 18.5 miles instead of the original 12-14 miles. In case I can't make it, this is the route... http://www.mapmyride....­

      June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live right near Canal & Rockside in Valley View and have done this route many times. One thing we like to do is to ride beyond the Harvard Ave. trailhead, down through Steelyard Commons, up to W. 14th St and into Tremont. We stop at Edison's on Professor Rd. for a slice of the best pizza in Cleveland! This adds about 6-1/2 miles total (and one short hill up Quigley) for the trip but the pizza makes it worthwhile... and then you can ride it off, so no guilt!

    1 · May 30, 2013

    • Mark L

      I would be up for that if everyone else is

      1 · May 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would love to join you, but I won't know if I can make it until Wednesday. Let you know then...

      1 · June 4, 2013

  • DickK

    I am hoping to make it. I will try to commit by late tomorrow.

    1 · June 2, 2013

    • DickK

      Well, looks like I will NOT be able to make it afte rall. Darn!

      June 4, 2013

  • Todd

    Lynda, I am signed up however a slight possibility I may get pulled away for work. I want to be there for the ride. Should be great.

    1 · May 25, 2013

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