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I Want to Ride My Bicycle: On the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail!

July 12, 2017- Enjoy a day of outdoor fun and bike your way through Summit and Stark Counties along the Ohio & Erie Canal on Saturday, August 12th. Ride the Towpath Trail on either a 32-mile, 16-mile, or 8-mile round trip adventure for all ages!

Whether you are looking for a leisurely, short bicycle ride or an early morning ride to get your blood pumping, this a trip that everyone in your family will enjoy! The Tour du Towpath will take place August 12th and will take you on a round trip adventure along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. All routes begin at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center and riders can choose from an eight, 16, or 32-mile bicycle ride. Where particpants will travel between Massillon and Barberton. All participants will enjoy a cookout at St. Helena Heritage Park in Canal Fulton from 11AM until 1:30PM, including pulled pork, chips, fruit, drinks and dessert. Enjoy dulcimer music provided by Kathy Miller while you are enjoying the picnic and even try playing the instrument yourself! Sign-up by July 24th and receive a FREE t-shirt! All participants will receive goodie bags, water stops along the trail, raffle giveaways, and more!



Registration for adults is $30 and for youth 12 and under $10. Whole family want to participate? The Family Package is $60 and includes 2 adults and 2 youth. Additional youth in the family pack are $6. Members of the Ohio & Erie Canal Coalition can participate for $25. Register online here today! 



About the Routes:




  • 32 MILE | This 32-mile tour is designed to explore the Towpath Trail in Stark and Summitt counties, Starting at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center, you will ride south to Lake Avenue Trailhead in Massillon. Return to the Canal Fulton Pavilion (St. Helena Heritage Park) for a water stop and continue north to Vanderhoof. (Registration will begin at 8AM)

  • 16 MILE | This 16-mile tour travels south along the Tuscarawas River to Massillon and back. Starting at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center you will ride south to Lake Avenue Trailhead in Massillon and return to the Canal Fulton Pavilion (St. Helena Heritage Park). (Registration will begin at 9AM)

  • 8 MILE | This 8-mile tour is designed for families. Starting at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center you will ride north to the village of Clinton and return to the Canal Fulton Pavilion (St. Helena Heritage Park). (Registration will begin at 10AM)



After your ride, make sure to go out and explore everything there is to do in Canal Fulton—from yummy ice cream, history, shopping and art galleries—this is one community that you will not want to leave!

Allison Rowe

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Allison Rowe is the Marketing Coordinator for Visit Canton.  She enjoys shopping, spending time with friends & family, going to concerts, and watching football!  Allison can be found trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and hanging out at Canton First Fridays.

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