Short Bike Rides in Ohio Guide Book

by Kay Wert Minardi (The Globe Pequot Press)
Short Bike Rides in Ohio  by Kay Wert Minardi

220pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762702133

A well-researched guide to 37 rides throughout Ohio. Each ride has mile-by-mile directions, narrative descriptions with historical data, ride length, safety tips, food & facilities, and points of interest. The rides range from 6 to 30 miles long and most visit one or more historic or natural sites along the way.

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Trails from the "Short Bike Rides in Ohio" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 37.
... Preview: Imagine yourself to be Colonel Henry Bouquet. It is 1764, and you've come to the Ohio Country to demand the release of captured white civilians. You would rather awe the Indians than fight them. So wh ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Coshocton, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9.9
... Preview: TOSRV, the Tour of the Scioto River Valley, is a two-day 210-mile-long bike tour that happens every Mother's Day weekend. Curiously enough, it started in 1962 as a father-and-son outing. More than thi ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Waverly, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.8
... Preview: No, this is not a mud-biker's dream ride; instead, it is a pleasant jaunt through a small region of Ohio with a unique soil that is excellent for growing vegetables. "Muck" is a black nutrient-rich so ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Willard, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 24.1
... Preview: Here's a taste of Licking Country dedicated to the cyclist who believes a bike ride without ice cream is not much of a ride. This sweet ride includes a rainbow of the features cyclists like most. Quie ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Saint Louisville, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.7
... Preview: No need to count yourself lucky to see one or two horse-drawn buggies on this ride. Holmes County has more Amish people than Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In fact it has the largest concentration of ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Sugarcreek, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28.1
... Preview: Say "Prosit!" to cycling in west-central Ohio, where at the right time of year you can sample German culture at one of the largest Oktoberfests for miles around. Germans fleeing religious persecution ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
New Bremen, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: The Marblehead Peninsula, with its great access to Lake Erie and its islands, is a beacon to thousands of vacationers every year. As a cyclist, you, too can follow the light to Ohio's North Coast. I ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Marblehead, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18.5
... Preview: This ride takes you over beautiful scenic roads through flat to gently rolling countryside and the towns of Monroeville, Norwalk, and Milan (Milan is the longer loop). It is an easy ride that will req ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Monroeville, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 30.5
... Preview: The area is beautiful and hilly, and at that time was pretty isolated. This route stays in the valley, paralleling creeks, and away from most difficult hills. The state park itself has a lot to see. T ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Lucas, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.4
... Preview: Preble County has escaped the urban sprawl that has overtaken many Ohio counties. It lies placidly on the Indiana border while life whizzes by at 65 m.p.h. on Interstate 70. Preble County's misfortune ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Eaton, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 29.4
... Preview: Many of the roads on this route are unpaved and every creek seems to be spanned by a picturesque covered bridge, so it is easy to believe that you've been transported back in time. This ride is best m ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Conneaut, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.5
... Preview: West Liberty is a sleepy little village between Urbana and Bellefontaine on U.S. Highway 68. It is nestled in an area of Ohio that is not too flat and not too hilly, a region the Shawnee Indians calle ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
West Liberty, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: This is a ride for the cyclist who rides to eat and eats to ride. Columbus-area bicyclists ride to Plain City on Saturday mornings just to partake of the generously portioned meals at the Dutch Kitche ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Plain City, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 31
... Preview: How can this be a cross-state challenge when starting from Steubenville, Ohio is 230 miles across? The answer is that to the east, West Virginia is only 5 miles wide. This ride starts in Ohio, cros ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Steubenville, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.3
... Preview: This ride may well be the jewel combining, as it does, big-city hustle with country quiet. This route is a loop that includes some non-parkway streets. You'll pass through suburban residential areas ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Berea, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18.4
... Preview: A short blast of a ferry horn will signal the start of your visit to two of Ohio's fifteen Lake Erie islands. A mixture of natural and commercial attractions awaits you on Kelleys Island, the largest ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Kelleys Island, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16.6
... Preview: Perhaps the first thing that strikes most visitors to northwestern Ohio is the virtually flat, nearly treeless expanse. When the first European settlers saw this area, it was much more forebidding. Wh ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Wauseon, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 24.1
... Preview: You will be happy to give more than your name, rank, and serial number by the time you're done with this fun-filled ride. Three wineries, an old-time soda fountain, swimming in Lake Erie, a lively sum ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Geneva, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28.7
... Preview: While cycling in hiking boots is not always recommended, if you don't bring walking shoes on this ride, you will miss the point entirely. Hocking county has the most spectacular scenery in Ohio. Some ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
South Bloomingville, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: Here's a chance to "ride the trails" of the past and the present on the same day. This ride through the hill country of southeastern Ohio needn't put off novice cyclists, because it includes a new-in- ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Athens, OH - Road Biking - Trail Length: 29.3

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