People Cycling Rides

Heart of Ohio.

This is a Approved Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Rick Gallo
Tour Dates
Start Location
Cincinnati, Ohio
End Location
Cleveland, Ohio
Cost (est.)
$1435 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$735 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
47 mi / 76 km
Avg. Elevation
750 ft / 229 m
Ride Description

                               Heart of Ohio: Cincinnati to Cleveland

                Pedal thru the State of Ohio: From the Ohio River to Lake Erie

We start this ride description with a shout out to the Ohio to Erie Trail Fund – the non-profit organization whose vision in the early 1990’s was to have a recreational path from Cincinnati to Cleveland using former railroad and canal corridors. Their hard work has resulted in this trail. The work of their 14 member board (with many others who have served since 1991) enables us to enjoy a bike tour that has 281.8 (86.4%) of the 326 total miles on separate, designated trail way, with 44.2 miles (13.6%) on separated streets and roads. About 300 miles is on pavement with the non-paved segments on hard-pan (a very fine crushed limestone mixed with clay: easily pedaled with a road bike). For more information about the OTE Fund, see:

Our bicycling will start at the southern end of the trail, at the J.A. Roebling Bridge in Cincinnati. Prevailing winds are out of the southwest. Folks have the ability to dip their rear tire in the Ohio River at the Public Landing by the Heritage Bank Center (next to the G… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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