August 24, 2015
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In This Issue
Events at a Glance:
  • Fall Date TBD:  Dedication/Ribbon Cutting on the newest segment of Camp Chase Trail

Celebrate 25 years of the Ohio to Erie Trail
Celebrate the 25th year of the Ohio to Erie Trail by bicycling the route from south to north, September 12 to 16, 2015. The ride is limited to 12 riders, so register early. 

This is a charitable ride and each rider donates $500 to the Ohio to Erie Trail to participate. Riders will be responsible for the cost of their own meals and lodging. Rooms are being held in each of the overnights.

Start: Saturday, 9/12, downtown Cincinnati
Overnights: Cedarville, Columbus, Millersburg, Massillon
End: Wednesday, 9/16, downtown Cleveland

Riding: 5 days; 30-75 miles per day; more than 80% on path, the rest on surface streets

Includes: Luggage sag and mechanic

For more details, send an email to ohiotoerietrail at gmail dot com.


Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails (FMCPT) ride the Ohio to Erie Trail


A group from FMCPT rode the Ohio to Erie Trail from Cleveland to Cincinnati on August 15-20, 2015.  Here are 2 facebook albums of photos from the Franklin County segments (using the Alum Creek Trail on the NE part).  

Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails have a dozen+ folks riding Cleveland to Cincinnati this week. These photos are from the Alum Creek Trail section in Westerville and Columbus

Posted by Ohio to Erie Trail on  Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails are riding Ohio to Erie Trail, NE to SW. Today they are riding downtown Columbus to Cedarville

Posted by Friends of the Camp Chase Trail on  Wednesday, August 19, 2015  
Camp Chase Trail - Current PROGRESS

8/24/5:  The trail is now paved to Hall Road but not open yet between Galloway Road and Hall Road, which includes the Norton Road crossing.   The bridge over I-270 was placed early on Monday April 27 but is not open to use yet.    We will let you know when both these trail segments are open for use and we hope to have a dedication ceremony.    

Additional Construction:  Work has begun west of N. Hague Ave. in the Hilltop/Valleyview area.  A retaining wall is being installed currently. 

To access the open parts of the Trail, the best place to access the trail and park a motor vehicle is at the Trailhead in Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park 8465 Alkire Road, GIS: 39.893428, -83.215835 Google Maps Link

Photos of the Camp Chase Trail Construction are on the Facebook page along with the new highway bridge.   Camp Chase Trail Map (2 page pdf) showing the section open to Galloway:  MAP LINK  and visit for the online map of Camp Chase Trail. 


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The Ohio to Erie Trail is now on Twitter!   @OhiotoErieTrail  Tag with  #OhiotoErie  
Ohio to Erie Trail

Update from the Ohio to Erie Trail President:

From OTET President - we have some exciting projects in the works to help everyone who plans to do an adventure on the Ohio to Erie Trail. Several new way-finding signs have been installed. We already offer the OTET biking jersey and it is great looking. We have the set of four maps that cover the 300+ miles that can be ordered and a new pamphlet and a new OTET logo sticker will soon be available for people to remember their time on the Trail. A new web site is being developed that will be smart device compatible and very user friendly. It is to go live in September!

Always remember to check the website for Trail updates even when you purchase the maps! - Tom Moffitt

Akron Area:  Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath News:

Ohio to Erie Trail - West Columbus Road Route: While the Camp Chase Trail is still being constructed, the Ohio to Erie Trail strives to provide a road route for people to connect from the current trail end in Galloway to the Scioto Greenway Trail Connector Bridge.  The 2012 printed map instructs people to use Broad Street, but as you may know, until October of 2016, West Broad Street will remain under major construction West of I-270. These conditions make an already challenging connection nearly impossible.  The leadership at the Ohio to Erie Trail is providing the following alternative route (Going from SW to NE approximately 9 miles):

Start: Camp Chase Trail end at Galloway Road

  • proceed North on Galloway Road

  • East on Hall Road [heavy traffic]

  • North on Norton Road

  • East on Sullivant Ave.

  • North on Georgesville Road [heavy traffic]

  • East on Sullivant Ave

  • North on Demorest Road where it joins the Westgate Bicycle Blvd  [Follows signs and sharrows]

  • Travel from S. Westgate to N. Westgate by crossing Broad St with a half block jog.

  • Continue on N. Westgate Ave where the Westgate Bicycle Blvd ends and becomes the Steele Ave Bicycle Blvd.  

  • Proceed East on the Steele Ave Bicycle Blvd

  • North on Eureka Ave

  • East on Valleyview (which becomes Highland then Harper)

  • Finish:  McKinley Ave (Start to Finish is It is 9.17 miles)

Cross McKinley Ave and enter the Scioto Greenway trail via the Hilltop Connector Bridge, at the end of the connector bridge go LEFT at the fork to follow the Scioto Greenway Trail toward downtown where you connect to the Northbound Olentangy Trail at the Confluence (The Boathouse).



Photo Credit: Matt Goodman
Photo Credit: PJ Haydocy

This trail bridge over I-270 was installed by the Metro Parks Contractors the morning of April 27. It will open for use later in 2015. Posted by Friends of the Camp Chase Trail on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Our group has not established itself as a 501(c)(3) yet, so we direct you to these charitable organizations supporting our initiatives. Please consider supporting one or more.
Rails to Trails Conservancy


Friends of the Hilltop  

(under "Other" write "Camp Chase Trail Support")

Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails

Ohio to Erie Trail


The work of each of these groups has a positive impact on the Camp Chase Trail. 

Steering Committee

Friends of Camp Chase Trail (Steering Committee)

  • Dana Foreman - Franklinton Cycleworks

  • Chris Haydocy - Haydocy Automotive Group

  • Kathy Hoke - West Side Community Leader

  • Vince Nobel - Westgate Resident, Photographer, Teacher

  • Jodie Smith - Recreational Rider

  • Jody Dzuranin - Ohio to Erie Trail Website Editor

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Camp Chase Trail Maps
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Ohio to Erie Trail Guide and Maps
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