Ohio Bike Route 1
Cincinnati - Columbus, OH
Miami Valley Bike Trails, OH
June 12-16, 2023
Co-Trip Leaders: John South and TBD
Type of Trip: Biking/Camping
Trip Cost/Deposit: $330/$165
Cancellation Date and full payment: May 1, 2023
Wilderness Level: 2
Trip Difficulty: Moderate; 12 mph, 158 total miles, 38 miles one day max; Rail to Trails, wider tires
Group Size: 8/6 Maximum/Minimum
Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment
Level 2: Primarily applies to trips in which we carry only day packs. In one day, we can hike up to 9 miles and 4500 feet of elevation gain on maintained trails, or up to 7 miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain on more rugged, less-maintained trails. For a Level 2 trip you should be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles in a day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a light day pack. If a backpacking trip has a Level 2 rating, it means the distances are 2-4 miles with little elevation gain/loss.
Level 3: Applies to backpacking trips in which we hike with 25-35 pound backpacks. In one day, we can hike up to 7 miles and 3000 feet of elevation gain on maintained trails, or up to 5 miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain on more rugged trails. For a Level 3 trip you should be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles in a day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 25-pound backpack.
Adults Only; High School Youth OK with leader approval
While considering your participation in CIWC trips, be aware that some trips will involve shared transportation, lodging, and other activities. Each participant is encouraged to evaluate your comfort level with such arrangements based on your health condition, vaccination status, and unknown COVID positivity rates at the time of the trip. Members are encouraged to review the COVID waiver as a part of this evaluation.
Enjoy 5 days of bicycling on the Ohio to Erie Trail across the State of Ohio. We will begin the trip in Cincinnati and end at Columbus, Ohio. The route extends to Lake Erie but we can complete that on a second trip. The initial part of the trip follows the Little Miami River and the second follows a rail trail. 98% of the miles will be ridden on paved bike paths. We will camp along the route.
Ft Ancient is on the route on the second day; Explore North America’s largest ancient hilltop enclosure earthwork. We will devote the third day by riding to the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base- a fantastic aero exhibit.
Experience a trail-side primitive camping site at London, Ohio and riding into a major metropolitan area on our final day. Camping gear, clothes and food will be transported by car to each night’s stop. Four breakfasts and four dinners will be provided along all transportation and camping reservations. Transportation that is provided will be by private vehicle. Lunch and meals while traveling to Cincinnati and back from Columbus are on your own.
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All trip participants must fill out and submit a CIWC Medical Form and Long Waiver Form.
Effective on all trips, there will be a $50 non refundable registration fee. This fee will be assessed to those who sign up for a trip, get on the roster and then later cancel. Even cancelling before the cancel date. Those who never make the active roster (i.e. those who stay on the waitlist) will NOT be charged the $50 cancellation fee.