Get ready for exciting bike rides along the Towpath Trail with breathtaking views of where history meets industry and nature. Cycle Canalway returns with more exciting bike rides along the Towpath Trail. The FREE event series offers 13 self-guided leisure bike rides for ALL experience levels!

Registration for Cycle Canalway is OPEN! Upon registering you will be e-mailed a link allowing you to download the Adventure Guides and Mapped Rides.

May 27, 2021 – June 29, 2021 (participate on your own schedule).

Adventure Guides & Mapped Rides – We did all the work, so all you have to do is pedal and enjoy the sights. When you register, you’ll get free access to our “Adventure Guides” and mapped rides.

The adventure guides include everything from directions and where to park, to mileage and terrain, descriptions and links to the incredible historic and natural sights you’ll experience, activities you can enjoy on the trail, and a guide to nearby attractions. We even have special Cycle Canalway coloring pages for the kids!

Cycle Canalway Adventure Guides are sorted by experience level from short and easy rides to daylong adventures.

  • Joyrides – Family-friendly or beginner bike rides. (Under 10 miles)
  • Jaunt Rides – Regular cyclists (10-20 miles)
  • Journey Rides – Experienced cyclists seeking an enhanced ride (20-30 miles)

Chance to Win Prizes — Complete one or more rides between May 27 and June 28. When you share your photos with us on social media using the hashtag #CycleCanalway (make sure your post is set to public so we can see it!), you’ll be automatically entered to win a weekly prize package. New prize packages and previous weeks winners will be announced every Wednesday on Canalway Partners’ website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Cycle Canalway Bike Tune-A-Thon

Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021 (postponed from Saturday, May 29, 2021 due to weather)

Time: 10 am – 12 noon

Location: Hart Crane Park

Canalway Partners is helping get your bike ready for a summer of safe riding on the Towpath. Join us in Hart Crane Park for our Cycle Canalway Bike Tune-A-Thon. 

Bicycle mechanics from Ohio City Bike Co-op will be on site providing complimentary bike safety inspections and minor small part repairs. One bike per person, please.

Need a helmet? We’ll have a limited supply of free bike helmets, compliments of Put A Lid On It! First come-first served, so get there early.

Cycle Canalway – Sunday Social Rides

Sundays at 12 noon

Dates: June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27

Join us on Sundays during the month of Cycle Canalway for guided social group rides. Each week we’ll have a special guest host from the cycling community leading the ride. Ride themes and meeting points will vary. Each ride will start at Towpath trailhead in Cuyahoga County.

For ride details and registration links, click here

If you’re new to riding on a shared-use trail, these kids have a few tips for you! 

Check out the FOX 8 News in the Morning Segment on last year’s event!

Cycle Canalway, a program of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, is brought to you by Canalway Partners with generous support from Cargill.

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