We will meet at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway Akron Northside Station, 27 Ridge St., Akron, OH 44308 at 10:30 a.m. The train leaves the station at 10:55 a.m. We will arrive at the Rockside Station at approximately 12:30 p.m. There are some good restaurants nearby for lunch. After lunch, we will ride south through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Along the way, there will be places to stop and explore and grab a snack. The length of the ride will be approximately 21 miles back to the Rockside Station. Fee for train is $5, preferrably in cash.
Bike Your Park Day is a worldwide event created by Adventure Cycling. For more information follow this link:
R&R (Ride and Return), TNT (Tag and Tour), SOL (Short One-way Loop, under 20 miles), LOL (Long One-way Loop, over 20 miles), JellyRoll (Short, slow, casual social tour, under 10 miles), Dirty Tour (Dirt Path/Mountain Bike/Single Track), DT (Day Tour, 8 hours or more), DNA (Date Night Activities), Sunday Social, There & Back, Trailer Tots & Tikes on Bikes, ET (Evening Trail), and OT (Overnight Tour).
In a Nutshell: Tours may begin and end, or drop in midway at a point of interest serving food and refreshment. The pace will be at a comfortable casual speed (determined ‘comfortable’ to fit those attending – nobody is dropped, abandoned, or left to fend for their self (unless they wish to be). Occasionally, a tour may split midway to accommodate riding speeds and schedules of attendees. Emergency road support – if necessary — will be a creative, collective group effort.
Goals: To explore and enjoy as a group the sites and flavors of neighborhoods, communities, and regions; Increase cycling awareness and appreciation in society; Interrupt the doldrums of the week with a pleasant cycling activity; Get a bit of exercise, have fun, socialize, and smile.
Recommended Gear: A cycle (uni, bi, tri, tandem, or cycle/trailer rig). A helmet. Front and rear lighting. Communication device. Spare tube. Water. Energy bar. Cycle lock. Funds for refreshment breaks. Warm and weather protective clothing – including protection for feet, hands, head, and face for the colder seasons.
Recommended Preparation: Always check your brakes, tire pressure, and lights prior to any ride. Tours may include bicycle trails, dedicated bicycle lanes on streets, bicycle ‘friendly’ streets, and at times of necessity, regular streets, parking lots, sidewalks, and dirt paths. We may experience darkness on evening or early morning rides as the days grow shorter. As well, consider what you are wearing and what you may need for changing weather conditions such as heat, cold, rain, sleet, and/or snow during a riding event.
Yes – we will offer cycling events in all four seasons – what else could be expected from CycleNuts?