Great Rides Cincinnati – Bike Rides for Everyone

As a cycling destination, Cincinnati is expanding by leaps and bounds.

If there’s one word to describe Cincinnati’s cycling vibe, it’s this: growing. Already a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community, Cincy has around 60 miles of bike lanes and shared-used pathways, including the 70-plus-mile Little Miami Scenic Trail, a crown jewel which follows the bends of the Little Miami River through the southwestern Ohio countryside.

Exciting projects are the works. A connected system of trails dubbed CROWN (Cincinnati Riding or Walking Network), which will link over 50 communities, from Northside to Madisonville, Lunken, and Lower Price Hill. And the 23-mile Ohio River Trail, connecting neighborhoods to lovely riverfront parks. And the Queen City–South Mill Greenway, reaching from the Hamilton Country Fairgrounds to the Ohio River.

Not enough? Local groups like the Cincinnati Off Road Alliance are planning a new MTB skills park in Mount Airy, already home to four miles of fun loops, waterfalls, and drainages. If cross-country is your jam, head for Mitchell Memorial Forest, where an intermediate and an advanced loop both have decent flow (and a few fun rock gardens).

Though gravel is harder to come by, the dirt roads from Lake Erie south to Shawnee State Forest are decent. But you can get a true offroad fix with events like the Cincy3 Cyclocross Festival, one of the oldest ‘cross races weekends in the Midwest. Rumor has it that the Cincinnati Cycle Club has been around since 1880

Triple Dot Orange

Distance: 36.8 mi
Loveland, OH

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Loveland Loop - Long

Distance: 43.3 mi
Blue Ash, OH

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Blue Ash Sunday Ride

Distance: 19.3 mi
Blue Ash, OH

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Caesar Creek State Park

Distance: 15 mi
5563-5679 Harveysburg Rd
Waynesville, OH 45068

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Devou Park

Distance: 10 mi
Devou Park Hiking/Biking Trailhead Deverill St, Ludlow, KY 41016

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East Fork State Park

Distance: 10 mi
3294 Elklick Rd
Bethel, OH 45106

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England Idlewild

Distance: 10 mi
5550 Idlewild Rd
Burlington, KY 41005

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Harbin Park

Distance: 6.5 mi
William Harbin Park 1300 Hunter Rd Fairfield, OH 45014

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Hueston Woods State Park

Distance: 22 mi
6301 Park Office Rd
College Corner, OH 45003

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Landen Deerfield Park

Distance: 3.5 mi
2258 US-22
Maineville, OH 45039

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Milford Trails

Distance: 2.5 mi
Terrell Park Trailhead
130 Longworth St
Milford, OH 45150

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VOA Park Ride - Long

Distance: 4.6 mi
Warren County, OH

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Little Miami Scenic Trail

Distance: 8.1 mi
Loveland, OH

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Livingston Loop

Distance: 5.7 mi
The Village of Indian Hill, OH

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Armleder Memorial Park

Distance: 3.2 mi
Cincinnati, OH

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Little Miami Scenic Trail - Long

Distance: 8.7 mi
Clermont County, OH

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MetroPark Ride

Distance: 10 mi
Butler County, OH

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VOA Park Ride

Distance: 3.6 mi
Butler County, OH

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