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Freedom Trail Bike Ride
October 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
COA Summit County Freedom Trail Ride
Saturday, October 6 @ 11:00 am
We will start in Tallmadge, OH (near Kent, OH) Meet at HYPERLINK “https://www.summitmetroparks.org/freedom-trail.aspx” Middlebury Trailhead
1765 Northeast Ave., Tallmadge, OH, (corner of Middlebury Rd and Rt. 261) There should be plenty of parking. Porta-potty is at the trailhead and there are also restrooms at Lions Park ½ way through the trip.
15-20 mile ride (round trip) on paved, mostly wooded, path adjacent to abandoned railroad. Trail is rather new. We will ride on phase 2 and phase 3 of the trail which is complete, and then continue onto phase 1 as far as we can go till it stops, then return.
There are 3 or 4 busy roads to cross. Be extremely careful before deciding to cross as the cars are going fast and do not stop! Cars don’t seem to be as friendly south of Cleveland. Please be very careful at these intersections.
Directions to trailhead:
From Cleveland: 480 to 271 south to route 8. Take Route 8 to Howe Ave then go east to Rt. 261 (Northeast Ave), until you reach the trailhead at 1765 Northeast Ave. total drive time about an hour.
From Akron (get to Tallmadge Circle any way you can). Uually from Goodyear heights take Eastwood Ave. then Eastland Ave. to Northeast Ave until you reach 1765 Northeast Ave.
Another way from Akron: take I76east to Rt 91. Rt. 91 to Tallmadge circle, then take Northeast Ave. to the trailhead. Total drive time about 30 minutes.