Best Road Biking in Ohio

This list represents the most popular road biking in Ohio. Use this list to plan your next Ohio road biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Trailing Along the Little Miami


Southwestern Ohio is blessed with a Little Miami River. This beautiful peaceful river has long been a canoeist's delight, and it has been designated a national scenic river as well as an Ohio state pa…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Loveland, OH - Road Biking - 26 miles Best Trail in oh - Click to view allBestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Towpath Trek


Running through downtown Cleveland to Lake Erie is the Cuyahoga River, which gained notoriety in the 1970s, when it was so polluted it caught fire. Ohio has cleaned up the lake and the river since the…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Peninsula, OH - Road Biking - 14.5 miles
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#3. XYZ Ride


Here is an end-of-the-alphabet, out-and-back sampler of bicyclists' delights in Greene and Clark counties. X is for Xenia. In 1846 Xenia was the hub for the Little Miami Railroad Company, which conne…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Xenia, OH - Road Biking - 23 miles
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#4. Emerald Necklace


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 - 18.4 miles
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#5. Hocking Valley Choo-Choo


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 - 29.3 miles
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#6. Covered Bridge Ramble


In the United States, Ohio is second only to Pennsylvania in the number of covered bridges still standing. More than 130 of these unique structures can be found spanning streams on narrow country road…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Midwest"
Canal Winchester, OH - Road Biking - 33.7 miles
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#7. Bridges of Preble County


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 - 29.4 miles
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#8. Milling About Greene County


The allure of this ride is all in the name Greene County. Green it is, lush and full, and home to some of the best cycling in Ohio. This part of the county has a perfect mix of well paved, lightly tra…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Yellow Springs, OH - Road Biking - 21.2 miles
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#9. Ride Back in Time


This ride is a foray back in time, both literally and historically. The starting point, Greenville, played an important role in the settlement of the Northwest Territory, part of which eventually beca…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Greenville, OH - Road Biking - 32 miles
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#10. Teutonic Village Volksbike


Just south of downtown Columbus is one square mile of once-blighted inner city. In 1959 a movement started to renovated the solid brick houses that many persons believed needed the wrecking ball. In t…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Columbus, OH - Road Biking - 4 miles
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#11. Ohio's Interstate 1


Ohio's first "interstate highway" system was begun in 1825. It was more than 800 miles long, but the speed limit was only 4 m.p.h.-a limit you will easily, and lawfully, exceed-as you ride along. The…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Canal Winchester, OH - Road Biking - 23.4 miles
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#12. Castles and Caverns


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 - 9.2 miles
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#13. Lose Your Head in Marietta


Marietta was named after Marie Antionette, and like her, you too will lose your head looking at all the city's historic sites. The city in Ohio's and the Northwest Territory's first settlement; it was…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Marietta, OH - Road Biking - 6.2 miles
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#14. Cinnamon Bun Delight


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 - 31 miles
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#15. At Holmes with the Amish


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 - 28.1 miles
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#16. Hocking Hills Bike Hike


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 - 13 miles
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#17. Biking to the Beacon


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 - 18.5 miles
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#18. Wood Country Wander


As you gaze over the wooded banks of the Maumee River at Mary Jane Thurston State Park, it is hard to believe that during the heyday of the canals, the opposite bank was the site of a wild and crazy t…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Grand Rapids, OH - Road Biking - 23.6 miles
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#19. Blazing Through the Firelands


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 - 30.5 miles
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#20. The Lowdown on Upper Sandusky


This ride takes in the gently rolling lands along the Sandusky River and the nearly flat fields of corn and soybeans on what was once one of nine Indian reservations in Ohio. The reservation was hom…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Ohio"
Upper Sandusky, OH - Road Biking - 21.4 miles
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