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.