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Venture out on two wheels during May Bike Month!

Friday, May 1, 2020 by Wade Johnston

Typically we celebrate National Bike Month in Greater Cincinnati with a series of 50+ group rides and public events. COVID-19 has changed the way we’re able to celebrate this year. But don’t let the pandemic keep you locked in your house as the weather turns warmer!

Each Friday, we’ll be posting a fun way you can get out on your bike during May! Please note: we urge you to only participate in these activities solo or with your immediate household members. Here are some tips to stay safe on the trail during the pandemic.

Bike Commuting Resource Map

Cincinnati is closing several streets in downtown and OTR to make room for outdoor dining. Ditch you car and use your bike to patronize these local businesses!

Check out the online bike commuting map we built to help you plan your trip. It includes multi-use trails, on-road cycling infrastructure, bike share stations, bike shops, repair stations, restrooms, and water fountains!

Bike Month Scavenger Hunt

How well do you know our urban trail and bikeway network? Ride around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to solve these 30 riddles! Most of these clues can be solved on the trails, but a few will require venturing out on the streets to find.

If you need a clue, send us a note on social media @tristatetrails. If you think you’ve found them all, send us your answers to tristatetrails@greenumbrella.org. We’ll mail you a Tri-State Trails sticker!

Ride the CROWN

CROWN, the Cincinnati Riding Or Walking Network, is our vision to create a 34-mile urban trail loop around the City of Cincinnati. About 15 miles of the loop are already built, so why not ride them? Here are some curated rides to explore existing trails and bike lanes in the CROWN network.

CROWN the Queen Ride: 29 miles, with one big hill going into Uptown, best for experienced riders. Roughly follows the route for the planned CROWN urban trail loop along the Ohio River Trail, Canal Bikeway, Wasson Way, and Little Miami Scenic Trail. Two short treacherous stretches along US 50 through Mariemont and crossing the Beechmont Levee.

Mill Creek / Canal Bikeway Ride: 13.5 miles, mostly flat with some gradual grade changes. Follows trails and bike lanes with some segments riding on low traffic streets.

Uptown Connector Ride: 5.5 miles, moderately hilly. Follows bike lanes, low traffic streets, and shared use paths to explore routes that will connect Wasson Way to Uptown.

Ohio River Trail Kids Ride: 4 miles round trip, flat, all on trail. Option to add on 5 miles of Lunken trail. Perfect for a short ride with kids!

DIY Brewvolution Rides

If you love beer, this is the ride series for you. Jack Martin is compiling a series of rides to take you to almost every local brewery in town. Don’t forget your growler so you can bring some home!

Brewvolution #1 – the Anderson Ride: 38 miles, 7 breweries. Best for experienced riders.

Brewvolution #2 – the Healthy Ride: 31 miles, 6 breweries.

Brewvolution #3 – Over the West Side & Through the R: 36 miles, 7 breweries.

Brewvolution #4 – the Eastern Hills Ride: 33 miles, 8 breweries.

Find your own adventure

You can always check out all the trails and bike lanes in Cincinnati using our interactive Find A Trail map!

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