From Bike Trails

Alum Creek Trail

Tom and I are back in Delaware and so we took some time to ride the Alum Creek Trail on Thursday and Friday.  We rode the north section on Thursday and the south section on Friday.  There is also a central section, but it is bookended by two unfinished bridges so we skipped that.  The …

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North Coast Inland Trail

Ah, the dog days of summer – when kids are back in school and this year Tom isn’t!  Which gave us time this week to ride for two days on the North Coast Inland Trail – two of the hottest days of the summer.  The North Coast Inland Trail is built on the abandoned roadbed …

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Thomas J. Evans Trail

“Over the river and through the woods . . .”  We didn’t find Grandmother’s house, but we did have fun riding on the Thomas J. Evans Trail from Johnstown to Newark, Ohio.  This trail is the eastern half of the trail that we rode previously – the Panhandle Trail – but I enjoyed this side …

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The Heart of Ohio Trail

The last time we were in Delaware we were so busy working at John and Jackie’s that we didn’t do any bike rides.  But the area around Columbus has a lot of wonderful trails so we set aside some time this week to ride.  We started with the Heart of Ohio Trail that runs from …

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The Panhandle Trail

Today is the most beautiful day in Zanesville.  It is September cool and clear with low humidity.  It doesn’t get any better than this for me – unless it was yesterday!  Yesterday was pretty much exactly the same.  A great day to ride and so we set off to Newark to ride the Panhandle Trail. …

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The Sippo Valley Trail

We have been enjoying rain almost every day, which makes us more thankful than ever that we don’t have a yard to mow.  Saturday we scheduled a bike ride with our friends Sandy and Eric Shaw.  We got to their house at 10 and the radar showed a certainty of rain within the next couple …

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Holmes County Trail

After the short ride on Sunday, Tom and I decided to take a longer ride on Monday, so we headed south to the Holmes County Trail.  Holmes County has the largest population of Amish anywhere in the world – 42% of the population are Amish, with the Amish expected to become the majority before the …

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Maple Highlands Trail

On Sunday Tom and I decided to ride the Maple Highlands Trail in Chardon.  Even though it is a drive from Akron, it sounded like a really nice trail.  The Maple Highlands Trail runs north and south of Chardon but the descriptions make it sound like it goes to Middlefield.  If it does, you have …

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The Towpath Trail North

Yesterday was such a beautiful day – sunny, no humidity, and about 70 degrees – that Tom and I decided to take a longer bike ride on the Towpath Trail.  We loaded up the bike and our gear and headed to downtown Akron.  We parked at the Cascade Locks trail head and headed north.  We …

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