Once again I just wanted to throw out an open invite to readers who are in, or may find themselves in, the Cleveland area Sunday October 26th. Myself and a few friends will be doing a ride along the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Sunday, October 26. Bring your cameras, as the leaves should be changing, and it should make for great photo ops.
We will have three locations to leave from, so distance and time will vary. The long ride will leave from the Rockside station at 7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44131. I'm guessing we'll leave at about 10:00am and go south bound on the 20 mile trail (paved, and packed crushed limestone, I've seen people do road bikes, I prefer something more burly) south toward Akron. We will stop off to pick up more riders along the way and take a break for lunch and, very likely, a couple of beers at the Winking Lizard in Peninsula. If you want to ride back, you can take the trail back north to Rockside. Total distance will be from about 10-40 miles depending where you start and if you finish the trip riding or on the train.
Oh, yeah! If you don't want to ride back, want to have a cool train ride, or just enjoy a couple too many beers, you can hop a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The Scenic railroad will allow you to ride aboard the train for only $2, one way, with a bike. The usual fare is $15, so this is a deal, and ordinarily you can't bring your bike.
If you are interested in coming, comment here, or contact me via the "contact me" button on the top of the right hand sidebar. I'll get with you on directions and the like.
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