Mountain Bike America: Ohio Guide Book

by Adam Vincent (The Globe Pequot Press)
Mountain Bike America Ohio  by Adam Vincent

244pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762706996

From the vast flatness of the Northwest to the foothills of the Appalachians in the Southeast, and from scenic overlooks of the Ohio River in the Southwest to vistas of Lake Erie in the Northeast, Ohio offers much for your eyes to behold. These visions are most appreciated and remembered as you whip across smooth singletrack, surge down steep valley walls, and crank up never-ending hills that comprise the mountain biking terrain in the Buckeye State. Let Adam Vincent, an Ohio native and seasoned cyclist, take you on off-road tours that you will not likely forget. From this book you can expect comprehensive trail descriptions, from beginner to advanced, GPS-quality, digitally designed relief maps detailing each ride and accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each ride. Detailed mile-by-mile directional cues are also provided with difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail contacts, and much more.

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Trails from the "Mountain Bike America: Ohio" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 30.
... Preview: Alpine Valley is home to some of the most technical mountain bike terrain in Northeast Ohio, offering approximately six miles of challenging grassy trails and ski slope hills. Rocks, roots, and mud c ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Chardon, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: When it's dry, Alum Creek and its network of trails provide a fun, fast, and twisty ride through the woods of central Ohio. There are no major climbs - a good thing for beginning cyclists - but there ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Delaware, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: For the most part, the trails that make up this ride at Atwood are very easy to navigate. They form two rough circles on a ridge overlooking the lake and are well marked. Other than the long initia ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Carrollton, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.9
... Preview: Bear Creek is home to a patchwork of trails stretching from the south side of Canton to the small town of Bolivar. There are three different sections of trail described below. The north section is the ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Canton, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.3
... Preview: The dramatic landscape of this area in Eastern Ohio makes for both good scenery and good riding. The trails of Beaver Creek State Park follow the contours of the valley, from the creek to the ridges a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
East Liverpool, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.3
... Preview: Though the ride listed here is only three miles long, there are about 15 miles of trails at Bob Evans Farm, and all are open to mountain biking. The climbs are often steep, but the descents and fast r ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Rio Grande, OH - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The trails at Caesar Creek are typical of Ohio singletrack riding. They're generally tight and twisty and come with lots of downed logs and roots. Plenty of technical challenges await cyclists in the ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Waynesville, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The Marietta Unit of the Wayne National Forest is one of the most isolated and wild areas of Ohio, a fact that may explain why it remains relatively undiscovered by mountain bikers. But singletrack ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Marietta, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: Off-road cyclists will encounter few technical obstacles while riding the mountain bike trail at East Fork State Park. Riders probably won't even hit any ruts as the trail is so well maintained. The ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Bethel, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: This ride, boasting great scenery with wildflowers and a wildlife refuge, is a wonderful place to take a beginner on his or her first ride in the dirt. The trails, like the atmosphere of the park, ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Wellington, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: The Hanging Rock trails are more conducive to trail riding than those at Pine Creek because of the many interconnected loops and better facilities. There are about 26 miles of trails here but the leng ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Ironton, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.9
... Preview: Hueston Woods State Park is a popular retreat for mountain bikers from Dayton and Cincinnati. While only about five miles of trails within the park are designated for mountain biking, there is plenty ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
College Corner, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Most of the trails at Jefferson Lake State Park are multiple-use and probably see more horses than bikers. The wider bridle trails are sometimes muddy in the low sections but are in pretty good shape ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Wintersville, OH - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: Kelleys Island is not really a mountain bike destination. The trails here are limited in both length and technical obstacles. But bikes are the best way to get around the island, so why not explore th ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Marblehead, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: With its fast and scary descents and steep, hallucination-inducing climbs, the Long Ridge Trail leaves many riders with their heads spinning. The trail never looks the same and is one of the most diff ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Nelsonville, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.1
... Preview: This trail, not far from Cleveland, may be short, but it's also a lot of fun. After a quick warm-up on the road, you'll turn onto the trail for a twisty ride along excellent singletrack. There are ple ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Chardon, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: The trails at Mary Jane Thurston State Park are relatively easy due to the flat terrain bordering the Maumee River. Almost all of the trails follow North Turkeyfoot Creek or the Maumee, so be sure ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Napoleon, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Don't expect a lot of climbing on this trail system. There is only a 15-foot elevation change in the entire Maumee State Forest. Riders can expect fast, sandy trails that are fairly wide because of th ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Whitehouse, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Because it's a racecourse, the trail at Mickey's Mountain is very fast. But it's also quite technical in places. There are more than 1,700 feet of climbing per lap and many of those climbs are extreme ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Hopedale, OH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This ride starts out with a steep climb on a gravel road, but quickly becomes fast and fun when it tops out on a ridge. There are several fast singletrack sections that thread tightly through the tree ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Loudonville, OH - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.6