Professional and novice bikers alike enjoy Athens County’s endless winding roads. With very little vehicle traffic, the back roads are especially appealing to cyclists. Enjoy hours of riding in the scenic hills, where you may spot wildlife, wild flowers, and even a historic quilt barn or two.

Strouds Run State Park

Strouds Run offers campers a family camp area with sites for tents or trailers with a 150-person capacity. Several mounds and ancient fortifications were found in this area by early settlers telling us that the Adena Indians once lived here.

Wayne National Forest

The Wayne National Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio. In the heart of the heavily populated midwest, this small National Forest covers a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills.

Ohio Bicycle Federation

The Ohio Bicycle Federation is Ohio’s statewide advocacy organization dedicated to improving Ohio bicycling through legislation, education, and sharing ideas.

Local Bike Shops

Whether you’re in the market for a new bicycle, need a tune-up or repair, or just want to check out the latest cycling gear, visit one of Athens’s cycle shops today.

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is such an incredible experience that people drive from all over Ohio and the region just to ride it. The Bikeway’s low grade makes for an easy, relaxing 21-mile ride and the scenery is unforgettable.

Mountain Biking in Athens

With challenging hills and abundant forests, the Athens area attracts mountain bikers from all over Ohio and beyond. A city park, two state parks, and a national forest offer mile upon mile of trails of varying difficulty levels for beginner and advanced cyclists alike.

Hocking Hills State Park

The scenery is simply dazzling: deep craggy gorges carry hikers down hundreds of feet along gorgeous scenic trails; waterfalls cascade over soaring ledges.

Hocking Hills Adventure Trek

All treks are led by expert guides. Exploring nature with a professional guide is a completely different kind of experience.

Sells Park

When you arrive at Sells Park, a small pond greets you after you walk up an easy hill. Benches tucked away in the trees give you the perfect spot to pause for some reflection.

Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures

Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures offers guided rock climbing and rappelling trips, canoe and kayak wildlife tours, and custom mountain biking and pedal and paddle trips.

Lake Hope State Park

Lake Hope State park is truly a nature lover’s dream; in the forest-draped hills, the observant visitor can discover the abundant natural resources of this wild and scenic park.

Tar Hollow State Park

At Tar Hollow State Park, explore the twisting park through 2.5 miles of mountain biking.