Looking for loop rides off the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

After an amazing Ohio Brew Week I decided to pedal off a few of the pints I sampled. So I hit the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway for biking without the brew. You can do that. And it’s a blast. I biked from Athens Near Eastside neighborhood up to the Eclipse Company Town, taking time to enjoy …

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Paving project to close section of Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

  Thanks to a tweet from Athens Bicycle Club, we discovered the City of Athens plans to close a section of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway from the Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Stimson Avenue Bridge on Thursday and Friday (July 27-28). They plan to reopen this stretch on Saturday, July 30, according the the city’s …

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Ohio’s Best-Kept Bikeway Secret

The beers of Multiple Brewing

Out of all the Ohio bikeways, there’s one that’s off the beaten path, perfect for communing with nature, and easy enough for even the most die-hard anti-exercising souls among us. It’s the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway between Athens and Nelsonville — about 21 miles long. But the beauty of it is that it can be as …

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Detour to Jackie O’s Taproom

The spur that runs to Stimson Avenue and Jackie O's Taproom has been closed during work on the roundabout.

  UPDATE 9/21/17: The work here is largely completed and there no longer is a need to detour. Just use the spur near the Stimson Bridge to ride up toward Sonic (the black line on the map above). And be careful. Many drivers are unfamiliar with roundabouts, so don’t assume they know what they’re doing …

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A Lunch Ride to The Eclipse and Little Fish’s Cajun Clucker

Eclipse Athens Ohio

The calendar claimed it was July 9, but it felt more like a cool, sunny autumn day — perfect for a ride on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway. We set off from our house in Athens’ Near Eastside neighborhood and were confronted with a somber scene at White’s Mill, where workers were trying to recover the …

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4 Ways to NOT Be a Bozo on the Bikeway

Bike safety tips: try the ginger ale instead of beer

#1 Don’t Overindulge It’s important to remember that drunken driving is dangerous and stupid, whether you’re driving a car or pedaling a bicycle. If you’re visiting the breweries, here are a few bike safety tips that will allow you to sample the beer without turning into Bozo on a Bike. Know your ABV. Many craft …

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Where to Park, Pee, Eat, and Sleep

Parking on the Bike Path There are several parking options when you want to explore the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway. The most obvious is to park at one of the breweries and use that as your home base for exploration. Each brewery has parking though Jackie O’s Taproom can be tight (Don’t park in the Sonic …

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Tips for People Who Seek (Fun) Accessible Trails

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is wheelchair accessible

If you’re looking for accessible trails to experience the great outdoors — and craft beer — the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is a grand bet. It’s a glorious way to get from one brewery to another; enjoying the luscious scenery around Athens, Ohio, while rolling along in your chair. We love riding the trail with our …

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A Spur-by-Spur Guide to the Athens Bike Path (and the BEER)

Each brewery has its own spur  from the Athens bike path — Hockhocking Adena Bikeway —  but they’re not always clearly marked. You need to know where to turn (or at least where to start looking for the spur). Below are detailed directions to find for each spur on the Athens bike path, whether or …

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How to Not Get Lost on the Athens Bike Path

Heading west on the bikeway (toward the Plains), this is the view of the Currier Street spur (on the right) merging into the bikeway. The Currier spur can be used to get to West End Cider House.

Don’t worry, it’s a bit tough to actually get lost on the Athens (Ohio) bike path. We’ve never run into someone hopelessly adrift, we have run into lots of folks wondering “how far is X, Y, or Z.” That’s what this guide is for. To help you navigate on the spot. How to Spot the …

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