Mountain Bike and Hiking Trails in Athens, Ohio

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    Cycle Path recommends wearing a helmet, obeying all I.M.B.A. rules and riding within your limits.

    Ride responsibly.

    The Athens Trail Network is multi-use. Know where you are allowed to be. (see our map)  Please obey the I.M.B.A rules shown below. (Click here for I.M.B.A. rules.)  Always yield to hikers.

    Months open to Trail Riding: Year Round

    Cost to Ride: Free

    Accommodations: Camping at Strouds Run State Park and several lodging choices in Athens.

    Athens To...
    Distance
      Charleston, WVa
    102 miles  
      Cincinnati
    155 miles  
      Cleveland
    200 miles  
      Columbus
    74 miles  
      Dayton
    135 miles  
      Detroit, MI
    259 miles  
      Huntington, WVa
    75 miles  
      Indianapolis, IN
    246 miles  
      Marietta
    49 miles  
      Parkersburg, WVa
    37 miles  
      Pittsburg, PA
    178 miles  
      Wheeling, WVa
    122 miles  

    Lake Hope State Park is only 30 miles away if you are looking for a fun weekend of mountain biking in Southeast Ohio

    Lake Hope To...
    Distance
    Athens, OH
    30 miles
    Charleston, WVa
    127 miles
    Cincinnati, OH
    134 miles
    Cleveland, OH
    208 miles
    Columbus, OH
    70 miles
    Huntington, WVa
    103 miles
    Parkersburg, WVa
    62 miles
    Marietta, OH
    75 miles

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    I.M.B.A. (International Mountain Bicycling Association)
    Rules of the Trail

    The way we ride today shapes mountain bike trail access tomorrow. Do your part to preserve and enhance our sport's access and image by observing the following rules of the trail, formulated by IMBA, the International Mountain Bicycling Association. These rules are recognized around the world as the standard code of conduct for mountain bikers. IMBA's mission is to promote mountain bicycling that is environmentally sound and socially responsible.

    1. Ride On Open Trails Only.

    Respect trail and road closures (ask if uncertain); avoid trespassing on private land; obtain permits or other authorization as may be required. Federal and state Wilderness areas are closed to cycling. The way you ride will influence trail management decisions and policies.

    2. Leave No Trace.

    Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Recognize different types of soils and trail construction; practice low-impact cycling. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage. When the trailbed is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

    3. Control Your Bicycle!

    Inattention for even a second can cause problems. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations.

    4. Always Yield Trail.

    Let your fellow trail users know you're coming. A friendly greeting or bell is considerate and works well; don't startle others. Show your respect when passing by slowing to a walking pace or even stopping. Anticipate other trail      users around corners or in blind spots. Yielding means slow down, establish
    communication, be prepared to stop if necessary and pass safely.

    5. Never Scare Animals.

    All animals are startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement, or a loud noise. This can be dangerous for you, others, and the animals. Give animals extra room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife is a serious offense. Leave gates as you found them, or as marked.

    6. Plan Ahead.

    Know your equipment, your ability, and the area in which you are riding -- and prepare accordingly. Be self-sufficient at all times, keep your equipment
    in good repair, and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. A well-executed trip is a satisfaction to you and not a burden to others. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.

    Keep trails open by setting a good example of environmentally sound and socially responsible off-road cycling.

     

     
     
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