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DGoeder 01-08-12 01:57 PM

Where to ride? (near Toledo)
 
Does anyone have suggestions for good road paths I should check out near Toledo, OH?
I just started riding last summer and I found a couple routes I liked. Just wondering what else is out there as Toledo doesn't seem to be all that bike friendly just yet.

lopek77 01-08-12 08:36 PM

Wabash Cannonball Trail ( South and North fork ) Very nice trail, long ( north fork ) . South fork and north fork are nicely paved for many miles, but if u want to go to the end, make sure you have a good suspension bike... hybrids are ok...
This trail starts near Maumee, OH their website here http://www.wabashcannonballtrail.org/
Have fun!

DGoeder 01-10-12 07:19 PM

Thanks. My in-laws live in one of the neighborhoods that the paved sections pass through, so I did ride that a bit. I thought it was really a nice ride.

ponzini 01-15-12 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by lopek77 (Post 13693820)
Wabash Cannonball Trail ( South and North fork ) Very nice trail, long ( north fork ) . South fork and north fork are nicely paved for many miles, but if u want to go to the end, make sure you have a good suspension bike... hybrids are ok...
This trail starts near Maumee, OH their website here http://www.wabashcannonballtrail.org/
Have fun!


This is one i want to try this year. Trek Navigator ok for this?

redneckwes 01-16-12 01:43 PM

I'd like to try the paved sections this year, I don't do gravel if I can avoid it. :D

dsheldo 02-23-13 08:54 AM

Really, anything to the west is pretty decent riding. Lots of long, open roads with very little traffic. You can spend all the time you want meandering around the Swanton/Oak Openings area.

As for just paths, the University Trail between UT and Sylvania is okay.

rm -rf 02-23-13 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by dsheldo (Post 15307523)
Really, anything to the west is pretty decent riding. Lots of long, open roads with very little traffic. You can spend all the time you want meandering around the Swanton/Oak Openings area.

As for just paths, the University Trail between UT and Sylvania is okay.

Country roads are great for riding. Avoiding the main roads, there's usually very little traffic. And on the flat, straight roads near Toledo, drivers can easily pass you. Try a ride with few turns, so it's easy to navigate, and plan to stop at a small town near the halfway point.

Google Maps will show trails if you select Bicycling from the top right pulldown list. Dark green lines are bike trails. Zoom way in to a trail, and it shows the trail name on the green line.

Here's Google Maps bike trails near Toledo

freedomrider1 02-23-13 03:37 PM

Also you can look at the Toledo Area Bicyclist web page.There are many supported rides through the summer in the area also.


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