Bike Aboard Tour – Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad – Ohio – 27 trail miles
A train ride – a gorgeous National Park – a scenic trail – and a river alongside most of the way. Toss in a couple of tasty stops = Fun!!!
Trains are fun! Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad – Ohio
On the Bike Aboard Tour our bikes get loaded with us at one end and we go for a train ride to the other end, where we get off and bike back – Fun!
The 27 mile return ride is along the historic Ohio-Erie canal on the towpath trail, which is mostly crushed stone (messy but hard enough for road bike tires). Refreshment stop(s) along the way.
Train ride is paid at time of loading – $5 – arrive early – train leaves at 1:00 PM sharp!
Points of interest: CVSR, scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio-Erie Canal and locks, Cuyahoga River, and downtown Akron.
STARTing spot and tasty midway stop details are revealed when you click on the large checkmark at the top of the page. That will happen every time you click on it.
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IMPORTANT! CycleNuts tours are limited to 50 participants. All participants are to be members of CycleNuts – either annual, trial or members for a day. New memberships available at JOIN http://CycleNuts.link
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult with a completed Minor Indemnity Agreement found at http://CycleNuts.link
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CycleNuts is an alternative cycle touring experience where seeing and socializing take emphasis over speed and (ugh!) sweat. Join along on bike-way touring adventures to destinations near and far. Expect a slow pace under 11 mph average with CycleNuts 50% downhill guarantee. Pictures, merriment, and other tourist activities heartily encouraged.
CycleNuts in a nutshell
• Goal: to create bikeway touring opportunities for cyclists of all types to enjoy together
• Mission: to encourage casual cyclists and cyclists interested in casual cycling to tour together
• Vision: a united cycling community that tours together on bikeway adventures for the holistic benefit of all
What to expect – Casual social cycle touring where exercise is optional; everybody finishes together; and nobody is dropped, abandoned, or left to fend for their self (unless they wish to be). Allow plenty of time from your schedule for the nature of these tours: pacing with the slowest rider, picture taking, looking at cool stuff along the way, eating and trail-side breaks.
Helmets are not mandatory – CycleNuts tours give preference to bikeways – bicycle trails and protected bicycle lanes. Routes may include dedicated bicycle lanes on streets, bicycle ‘friendly’ streets, and of necessity, regular streets, parking lots, sidewalks, and unpaved trails. Darkness may be experienced on evening or early morning rides.
SAG-free – CycleNuts tours, including travel and over-night accommodations, are self-supported with the slightest of guidance. SAG is not provided. Carpools and caravans are individual choices. Emergency road support – if necessary – may be a creative, collective group effort. Or, you may need to fend for yourself. Be prepared with options. State in comments if interested in forming a carpool, caravan, or sharing overnight or travel accommodations.
Recommended Gear – A cycle (uni, bi, tri, tandem, E, recumbent, or cycle/trailer rig). Protective gear of your choice. ID. Front and rear lighting. Communication device. Spare tube. Patch kit. Air pump. Wrench kit. Cycle lock. Water. Energy bar. Funds for refreshment breaks and emergencies. Sun screen. Pest repellent.
Recommended Preparation – Pre-check brakes, tire pressure, lights and ridability.