Join Date: Oct 2010
Bikes: A Homer Hilsen and a bunch of pretty much worthless crap
Cleveland and Erie-Ohio Canal (Cuyahoga National Park) - Labor Day
Last time I went to Cleveland I went for one night, and ended up staying for three because I had so much fun. I did some pretty mellow riding around the city, but I'm looking to expand my horizons a bit. What I have in mind right now is to stay downtown all 3 nights and ride around town and some daytrips in the 40 or less mile range. Emphasis should be on fun, scenery, and relaxation as opposed to physically challenge.
For a daytrip I'm thinking of an early start Saturday or Sunday from downtown, riding to Rockside station in Cuyahoga National Park, taking the train all the way to the end of the park (Botzum station) and riding the length of the park back to Cleveland.
A few questions for anyone in the know....
- Is the trail itself too crowded on the weekend (especially long weekends) to really have a relaxing, enjoyable time? I know it's subjective, but I think we all have some idea how busy is "too" busy.
- Is the train likely to be so crowded that I shouldn't count on being able to get on? Are some stops better than others in this regard?
- Another possibility would be an overnight out and back. Any suggestions on where to stay (either camp or hotel)?
- Any other suggestions for good rides?