NEW RIDE! Climate Ride Ohio spans 250 miles and explores the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country on and off of the Ohio to Erie Trail from the Greek revival Ohio Statehouse via Cuyahoga Valley National Park to the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland. Dreamed up nearly 30 years ago, the Ohio to Erie Trail route consists largely of rail trails and other multi-use trails and eventually will span more than 325 paved miles (from Cincinnati to Cleveland). We’ll explore some of its best sections, as well as discover a number of hidden gems off-trail, such as the beautiful Mohican River watershed, Mohican State Forest, and Ohio’s Amish country.
From the exciting trip start in Columbus near the state capitol to the triumphant arrival in the Forest City, Climate Ride Ohio will challenge, inspire, and surprise as you pedal and connect with thought leaders, advocates, and like-minded people dedicated to advancing sustainability.
On Climate Ride Ohio, you’ll spend four days cycling on a scenic journey that explores the back roads of the Buckeye State. You’ll discover inspiring scenery, stay at comfortable retreats and classic summer camps, visit one of America’s 61 National Parks, and experience the thrill of touring by bicycle with a community united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles – the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation.
During the trip, we’ll travel on some of Ohio’s multi-use trails (the state has more than 1,200 miles of trails!), riding past historic buildings, family farms, quaint villages, and verdant forests. We’ll also stay at an environmental education center right within Cuyahoga Valley National Park and spend the next morning exploring this surprising Park on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Evening programs and dynamic speakers combine with world-class cycling to make this charitable event exciting, informative, and fun.
Our professional Climate Ride staff takes care of all the details, so you can focus on riding the 50-70 miles per day of carefully-planned routes on scenic roads. It’s challenging yet achievable, and you have all day to make it to the next rest stop. Meals, snacks, bike support, luggage transport, and all of the logistics are included when you reach the fundraising commitment. On the road, the Climate Ride support team is always nearby to assist you, keep you happy and healthy, and make your ride worry-free and memorable. Bike rental options are available in Columbus.