Next Event Date: September 21, 2019
The Cleveland Clinic Akron General Towpath 50 is a bicycling fundraising event, organized by the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, to raise funds for the continued development, maintenance and activation of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, Towpath Trail and connector trails. Individuals and families will ride 50 miles on the Towpath Trail, raising a minimum of $50 in pledges, with premiums for cyclists raising $100 and $300 or more. The bicycle ride includes SAG-support, healthy water stops, and an after party with food, drinks and live entertainment. The ride starts and ends in Lock 3; with a turnaround at Crystal Springs Trailhead.
In the inaugural Towpath 50, more than 110 cyclists rode from Akron to Massillon and back, then celebrated in Lock 3 Park with live music from RoxxyMoron, food, and games. The riders raised more than $20,000 for the continued development of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, connector trails, and public spaces!
To learn more about the event, please visit the official website here. Registration for the 2019 Towpath 50 ride will open in April of 2019.