Cycling is one of the most popular and fastest growing outdoor activities in America, and the Metroparks of the Toledo Area 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.
The Towpath Trail connects three Metroparks along the Maumee River: Farnsworh, 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 single track trail at Oak Openings Preserve delivers thrills for mountain bike fans. The Beachridge Trail is being built by volunteers, with new sections opening as they are completed. More than half of the 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.
-McCord Road parking lot at the University/Parks Trail in Sylvania
-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