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Back Roads and Beaches Bike and Multi-Sport Route

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Address: 8025 Leavitt Rd., Amherst, OH 44001
Phone Number: +1 800-334-1673
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Description: North Central Ohio. Miles of rolling, rural roads with beautiful scenery...
North Central Ohio. Miles of rolling, rural roads with beautiful scenery ranging from pastoral farmland and forest to nautical Lake Erie shoreline. Route highlights local history (Underground Railroad), culture, arts and healthy food options. Four wineries along the route. Route covers several small towns in Lorain County including Oberlin, Wellington, Vermilion and Avon Lake. Combine biking with a kayak trip on the Black River, hiking at Findley State Park.
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Mixed experience between the back roads and beaches

I don't recommend relying on just the map provided in the Back Road and Beaches Bike Route brochure. It's not properly to scale and misses several intersections. The southern part... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Derek M
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Painesville, Ohio
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Painesville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I don't recommend relying on just the map provided in the Back Road and Beaches Bike Route brochure. It's not properly to scale and misses several intersections. The southern part of the route is enjoyable, but easy to get lost on due to severe lack of signs along the route and especially at intersections. Fortunately, if you do get off... More 

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South Charleston, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Several detours we had to work around and path is marked somewhat average, have to really watch where you are going. Scenery is excellent.

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BRAB_LC, Manager at Back Roads and Beaches Bike and Multi-Sport Route, responded to this review

Thanks for the review of the Back Roads and Beaches bike route. You are right, there was a major detour during 2013 as the historical Dean Road bridge was repaired. The good news is that the bridge is now repaired and usable by cyclists, making that beautiful Vermilion Rd. crossing again accessible. We also provide detailed maps for cyclists wanting... More 

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