If you're familiar with the area you may know that Dublin is home to vibrant city centers, several incredible restaurants, an abundance of green spaces, the Scioto River, the Memorial Tournament, and the largest three-day Irish Festival in the world.
What you might not realize is that Dublin also has a well-connected 130-mile recreation path system, which highlights its celebrated characteristics. Whether you live in the community or you're in town for a visit, Dublin offers cyclists safety, convenience, functionality, and scenic paths to anywhere in the city. You'll find bike repair stations and ample bike parking - including covered parking at the new metropolitan library.
The City of Dublin is advocating for biking during National Bike Month. Bike to Work Week is May 17 to 23, and Bike to Work Day is May 21. With the weather getting nicer, it’s perfect timing to get out and start pedaling! Check out the full list of May events here.
Dublin is enjoyable for any type of cyclist. No matter what kind of rider you are, here are three places you should bike in Dublin.
Coventry Woods Park
The bike path at Coventry Woods Park is a hidden gem. It's tucked away in the Woods of Indian Run and Coventry Woods neighborhoods. The path through the woods runs along the North Fork Indian Run stream and has a serene vacation feel. The shaded trees along the path make it perfect for a warm-weather ride or a relaxing stroll. If green is your favorite color, this ride is for you.
Access Coventry Woods Park - West of Dublin Road via both the Emerald Parkway and Brand Road paths. Find the location here.
The Dublin Link
The Dublin Link is the longest single-tower, S-shaped suspension bridge in the world. The pedestrian bridge provides easy biking access to both Bridge Park and Historic Downtown Dublin - two of the most charming centers in Central Ohio. The bridge also offers scenic views of the Scioto River. Biking through Bridge Park you'll experience the energy of the thriving city center. While you're in the area, park your bike and stop in one of many local shops, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.
Access the Dublin Link from Bridge Park via the Riverside Drive path, or from Downtown via the Dublin Road path.
The Donegal Cliffs neighborhood is a versatile ride. The hills bring out your inner thrill-seeker on the way down, and a robust workout on the way up. This route yields all that Mother Nature has to offer: A diversity of trees, birds, deer, Scioto River access, and a large park with open green space. Carrigan Ridge Drive is just outside of Donegal Cliffs, lined with mature red maple trees - perfect for an early fall ride.
Access Donegal Cliffs via the Dublin Road path, two miles directly north of Downtown Dublin. Find it here.
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