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Columbus, OH Routes & Riding Groups

Old 06-30-20, 10:08 PM
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Columbus, OH Routes & Riding Groups

Looking for some guidance:

I recently moved to Columbus, OH and am looking for some 20-40 mile route suggestions. I have used the Olentangy and Scioto Trail systems but find them to be a bit too crowded at times. Does anyone have suggestions on safe roads to use that may get me a bit out of town? I live between Downtown and Ohio State and am open to roads/trails/paths etc.

Riding clubs/groups would also be appreciated. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by John9 View Post
Looking for some guidance:

I recently moved to Columbus, OH and am looking for some 20-40 mile route suggestions. I have used the Olentangy and Scioto Trail systems but find them to be a bit too crowded at times. Does anyone have suggestions on safe roads to use that may get me a bit out of town? I live between Downtown and Ohio State and am open to roads/trails/paths etc.

Riding clubs/groups would also be appreciated. Thanks!
Two good resources to find the most traveled roads by cyclists:

Strava Global Heatmap

RideWithGPS Route Finder

I've used both with great success when planning a route in an area I've never been to.

Good luck!
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Try Trail Link. It lists all the bike paths in Ohio and is very useful for finding new trails. There are a ton of nice trails in Central Ohio. I live in Columbus and have ridden many of them. You are right though, the Olentangy Trail is probably the busiest. You could always try the Southern half of the Alum Creek Trail. It’s definitely not as busy as the Olentangy.
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