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Bicycling is one of the most popular and fastest growing outdoor activities in America, and the Metroparks are prime pedaling destinations. Most Metroparks have all-purpose trails, bike-pedestrian paths or bike trails. Some parks connect to regional trails for longer two-wheel adventures.
In addition, Metroparks is a participant in Bike Month each May, and partners with Maumee Valley Adventurers to sponsor two annual bike tours: The Metroparks Tour in July and the Tombstone Tour and Family Haunted Ride in October. Watch the program calendar for these other bicycling-related events.
The Towpath Trail connects three Metroparks along the Maumee River: Farnsworth, Bend View and Providence. 8 miles.
The University/Parks Trail connects the University of Toledo with Wildwood Preserve and continues to King Road in Sylvania. 6.3 miles.
The Wabash-Cannonball Trail connects Side Cut, Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Oak Openings Preserve, among other attractions. It is the region's longest off-road bike trail. North Fork: 9 miles paved; South Fork, 10 miles paved.
The Chessie Circle Trail connects North and South Toledo, numerous schools and other places of interest along a former rail line.
Northwest Ohio is not known for hills, but a singletrack trail at Oak Openings Preserve delivers thrills for mountain bike fans. The Beach Ridge Trail is being built by volunteers, with new sections opening as they are completed. The entire 11-mile trail is now open, with challenging bridges and other obstacles along the narrow, scenic path.
Bike Fixit Stations
Self-service bicycle repair stations are available in five locations in the Metroparks, courtesy of local bicycle organizations.
Each Fixit station, manufactured by Dero, includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. The tools and air pump are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments.
- McCord Road parking lot at the University/Parks Trail in Sylvania
- Metz Visitor Center at Wildwood Preserve
- Silver Lake area at Side Cut Metropark in Maumee
- Towpath trailhead at the boat launch entrance to Farnsworth in Waterville
- Keener Road Park along the Wabash Cannonball Trail in Monclova Township
- Fallen Timbers Battlefield
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Join Metroparks and numerous other local organizations in May and celebrate Bike Month the way it was intended to be celebrated - on two wheels.
Volunteer and donate to make an 11-mile singletrack trail for mountain biking a reality at Oak Openings Preserve.
Metroparks will hold a public open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, at Secor Metropark to share preliminary plans for the park district’s first single track bicycle trail. The trail will be built at Oak Openings Preserve with the help of volunteers. A single track is a narrow trail for mountain bikes.
After NBC24 reported on Kyle Kwiatkowski's quest to win an adapted bike, Kyle's aunt Teresa Nye went to work recruiting the help of military friends and local organizations. Metroparks and the Axemen motorcycle club of Toledo were among those who helped spread the story through Facebook.