This is one of the most scenic and most challenging rides in the Athens area. It is an undulating 63 miles with a section along the ridge above the South edge of Burr Oak Lake. Follow the above link for detailed information on this epic ride.
There are five separate self guided tours from 25 to 100 miles through the rolling hills of Athens, Vinton and Meigs County. This makes for an excellent ride that you can adjust shorter or extend on the fly.
It is especially scenic in the springtime through the budding dogwood, redbud and wildflowers.
Local artist and cycling enthusiast, John W. Lefelhocz has created three self guided bike routes that travel past fifteen of the twenty-one Quilt Barns of Athens County.
The three routes vary in difficulty and length. The 30 mile “Chain Stitch Loop” has two larger climbs and many smaller climbs. The 40 mile “Two Tired Loop” isn’t very hilly until the last 15 miles. And the 66 mile long “Granny Gear Loop” is very hilly for the first 30 miles, but finishes on the flat Hockhocking Adena Bikeway for the last 16 miles.
Cycle Path recommends wearing a helmet, obeying all traffic laws, and riding within your limits.