Where the river burned… A historical bicycle tour

Sunday, July 2, 2023

1:00pm – 4:00pm


Thanks for your interest in touring with the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op to visit spots where the Cuyahoga river burned, and other sites of historical interest. Here is some info that will help you enjoy our tour.
We are excited to offer this wildly popular tour as part of Cleveland History Days, an annual celebration of the rich history of our hometown. The Ohio City Bicycle Co-op is located in the Flats, near Merwin’s Warf and Rivergate park Metroparks Reservation– if you GPS to 1779 Merwin Avenue, you will see our sign by the gate to our lot.
The ride will depart from promptly at 1pm, and should return to by 3pm. (We will ride at the pace of the slowest riders, so may be later than expected.) The route will be about 13 miles, with some gentle climbs, and is mostly on city streets, with as much of the new Towpath Trail as possible included. There will be brief stops for interpretive discussion and restrooms along the way. Traffic will be light, but everyone is expected to ride legally, and helmets are required (we have some for loan if needed).