Events

  • June 1, 2019

    8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Canalway Partners' Cycle Canalway is a bike ride that takes place on the scenic Towpath Trail that travels through the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area during the peak of summer. Hop aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad while friendly train staff help load your bike on the train. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Summit Metroparks into the City of Akron.

    Choose the distance you are most comfortable with. Distances include anywhere from 5.25 to 27.50 miles. Once you get off the train, bike on the Towpath Trail back to where you will meet at Carriage Pavilion in the historic town of Hale Farm & Village. We will enjoy a country BBQ and musical entertainment by “Hey Mavis” that will tell the stories of the Ohio & Erie Canal era days.  Cycle Canalway participants can stay an enjoy a visit to Hale Farm & Village for an additional fee.  Hale Farm & Village is a living history museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society and is located on 90 acres in the Cuyahoga Valley with 32 historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, farming and early American craft and trade demonstrations including glassblowing, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, candle making, pottery, broom making and more!

    Participants begin their day by parking behind the Carriage Pavilion at Hale Farm & Village. (2686 Oak Hill Rd, Bath, OH 44210) Please check in at the registration table to receive your souvenir Cycle Canalway t-shirt.  Wrist bands will be given to those who opted to board the train.  Participants not boarding the train please start your ride at 9:30 am. Follow the signs and bike over to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad-Indigo Lake Train Depot. Volunteers and staff will provide assistance. We also provide a sag rider along the route to assist with minor bike maintenance needs that may occur.

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  • June 14, 2019 - April 1, 2019

    8:59PM-10:59PM

    See what goes bump in the night! Hit the Towpath with us to see the trail in a whole new light (or lack thereof). Ride goes to either Canal Fulton or Navarre as determined that night by the group. Ride is 16 miles and open to riders of all ability levels, with Ernie's Staff at the front and rear of the ride. ​ Meet at the shop to roll out, helmet, headlight, and taillight required!

  • June 16, 2019

    7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

    The second race in the Towpath Trilogy is the Towpath Ten Ten, a 10k & 10 mile race through the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area where nature meets industry. Runners park at Cinemark At Valley View and have less than a mile walk to their start line. 10 mile runners will start in Valley View and race on the Towpath Trail in the Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation and into the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 10k runners begin at Bacci Park in Cuyahoga Heights and run on the road for a short distance until making their way onto the Towpath Trail and through the Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Reservation.

    10 Mile runners will receive a medal. Runner photo awards will be given to male and female overall fastest in the 10k & 10 miler. Age division awards will be given to runners (3) deep in 11 different age groups. Stay for the post party which includes a hot breakfast buffet served by Quaker Steak and Lube, Great Lakes Brewing Company beer, entertainment and an awards ceremony.

    For more details and registration, go to https://towpathtrilogy.com/ten-ten/

  • June 21, 2019 - June 30, 2019

    various times

    Cleveland History Days kicks off on Friday, June 21st with a short opening ceremony and the Burning River Festival at the old Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island and concludes with the closing ceremonies on Sunday, June 30th at the 2nd annual Kupala Ukranian Heritage Festival in Tremont. There are a variety of events and activities planned for the duration that include the 40th annual Tri-C JazzFest, Blazing Paddles on the Cuyahoga River, Author’s Night at the Music Box Supper Club, a program about the 1995 Cleveland Indians at the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park, the annual tour of the Detroit-Superior Bridge, walking tours and bike tours throughout the downtown area and two open houses at Midwest Railway Preservation Society. The complete list of events is listed here.  Note – some details are still being ironed out, so check back.

    Cleveland’s history is America’s history. Predicted for greatness by George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. A city founded on the shores of Lake Erie. Shaped by a crooked Cuyahoga River that defined its identity and grew its wealth. A wealth fueled by the many immigrant groups that settled here. It is a city that emerged from the Gilded Age as a leader in policy and programs, building not only a great city but a greater civilization. This same river would catch fire on a hot summer day in June of 1969. It became a poster child of a national movement to save the environment. Today, industrial freighters share a clean Cuyahoga River with wildlife and recreational watercraft. Cleveland is writing a new chapter in its comeback story. Visit Cleveland History Days and explore a downtown of restored architectural wonders and a transforming river valley.

  • June 22, 2019

    7:30PM-9:00PM

    Check out the Tusc by the light of the moon, enjoy the tranquility of an evening on the water, and top it all off with great food by the fire afterward! Prices include the boat rental as well as hot dogs, salads, chips, s'mores, and drinks after! The 3-mile trip is $20/person, 6-mile $25/person, and the price is the same for canoes OR kayaks. Get signed up and launched any time between the 2 times above. And if the weather looks great try to get here early: we HAVE sold out in the past!

  • July 20, 2019

    7:30PM-9:00PM

    Check out the Tusc by the light of the moon, enjoy the tranquility of an evening on the water, and top it all off with great food by the fire afterward! Prices include the boat rental as well as hot dogs, salads, chips, s'mores, and drinks after! The 3-mile trip is $20/person, 6-mile $25/person, and the price is the same for canoes OR kayaks. Get signed up and launched any time between the 2 times above. And if the weather looks great try to get here early: we HAVE sold out in the past!

  • August 16, 2019

    8:32PM-10:32PM

    See what goes bump in the night! Hit the Towpath with us to see the trail in a whole new light (or lack thereof). Ride goes to either Canal Fulton or Navarre as determined that night by the group. Ride is 16 miles and open to riders of all ability levels, with Ernie's Staff at the front and rear of the ride. ​ Meet at the shop to roll out, helmet, headlight, and taillight required!

  • September 21, 2019

    7:25PM-9:25PM

    See what goes bump in the night! Hit the Towpath with us to see the trail in a whole new light (or lack thereof). Ride goes to either Canal Fulton or Navarre as determined that night by the group. Ride is 16 miles and open to riders of all ability levels, with Ernie's Staff at the front and rear of the ride. ​ Meet at the shop to roll out, helmet, headlight, and taillight required!

  • October 18, 2019

    6:42PM-8:25PM

    See what goes bump in the night! Hit the Towpath with us to see the trail in a whole new light (or lack thereof). Ride goes to either Canal Fulton or Navarre as determined that night by the group. Ride is 16 miles and open to riders of all ability levels, with Ernie's Staff at the front and rear of the ride. ​ Meet at the shop to roll out, helmet, headlight, and taillight required!

  • November 16, 2019

    5:07PM-7:07PM

    See what goes bump in the night! Hit the Towpath with us to see the trail in a whole new light (or lack thereof). Ride goes to either Canal Fulton or Navarre as determined that night by the group. Ride is 16 miles and open to riders of all ability levels, with Ernie's Staff at the front and rear of the ride. ​ Meet at the shop to roll out, helmet, headlight, and taillight required!

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