Gears for Good Ohio "Family-Friendly" Ride
Gears for Good charity bikes rides raise awareness and funds for families living with bleeding disorders. All funds raised by riders on this day go to support Hemophilia Federation of America’s Helping Hands and NOHF's financial assistance programs. Both of which support families with urgent funding to assist with basic living expenses such as housing, transportation, and utility bills.
BEGINNING AND ENDING LOCATION:
Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail
Station Road Bridge
13512 Station Road
Brecksville, Ohio 44141
GPS Coordinates: (81° 35.281’W) (41° 19.141’ N)
The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a National
Heritage Area – celebrating the rails, trails, landscapes, towns and sites that
grew up along the first 110 miles of the canal that helped Ohio and our nation
grow. The ride will take place during peak color - come enjoy the beauty of fall in the Cuyahoga Valley!
This one-day ride is made more family-friendly with Bike Aboard!
Enjoy this unique option of our Northern Ohio Gears for Good ride. The Bike Aboard! option allows riders to choose the length of their ride on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Train in one direction and ride the train back in the other. Bring your bike aboard and train back to your destination while enjoying the beautiful scenery of our National Park system. Riders will receive two train tickets and a timetable at the beginning of the event.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Choose a minimum of 5-mile or maximum 50-mile ride on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail with lunch on the trail. The Bike Aboard! option will be available to all riders who wish to ride a portion of the trail and train back to the finish. *Water and snack stops will be along the route.
Post Ride BBQ at the Finish Line
At the conclusion of Saturday’s ride, everyone is invited to join us for the Post Ride BBQ. Local chef, Andrew Newman, will help celebrate your accomplishment by preparing a delicious BBQ.
Riders choosing any portion of the 40 mile ride, will have access to the Bike Aboard! train at six different trailhead stops. For those riders who plan to participate in the FULL 50-mile ride, there is NO train service south of the Mustill Store trailhead in Akron. Your turnaround will be at the Willbeth Road trailhead 5 miles south of Akron. There will be a water stop at the turnaround to help start your return trip.