We had road bikes and were worried about riding the towpath - with the exception of a few short muddy paths, the path was well packed tailings fine for any bike. We parked at the north end of the park off Rockside road and headed south to the Canal Visitor center (closed for renovations). Round trip was about 10 miles. You hit lock #39 about a mile from the parking lot (headed south) - in pretty bad shape. You pass a couple of other canal historical markers along the way before you get to the visitors center where there is a lock with what looks like working gates. The visitors center is just a couple of blocks from the train stop (trains run several times a day - riders can catch the train one way for $3, runners $9 - schedule at http://www.cvsr.com). There is also an extensive paved bike path system that looks terrific - we hope to get back and explore more!
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