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“Bike Aboard!” on the Towpath Trail

“Bike Aboard!” is a program offered by the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad where bikers riding the Towpath Trail through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park can catch the train one way for three dollars. Early in the summer Aryn and I had been trying for several weeks to make this trip and mid July we finally had a break in the weather and schedules that made it possible. We started later in the afternoon and the original plan was to bike 26 miles from Rockside Road to the Akron North train station where we would catch the last train of the day back to our car. My warning to her was the 26 mile ride immediately becomes a 52 mile ride if we miss that train. She did not seem to mind but I was not too excited about this prospect and our time was tight.

Arriving we found the Lock 39 parking lot on the south side of Rockside Road was packed but the lot on the Northwest corner of Continue reading “Bike Aboard!” on the Towpath Trail

Biking the North Chagrin Reservation

The blog is named Walk ~ Pedal ~ Paddle and by the looks of it I have not done much pedaling.  Truth be told, I’m out frequently but 99% of the time I’m either riding around the streets of Painesville or riding the Greenway Corridor from Painesville to Concord.  Part of the reason is the wife recently Continue reading Biking the North Chagrin Reservation