Cycling in the Mid-Ohio Valley
The Marietta area is home to quality road and mountain biking and we are happy to provide information about local cycling opportunities to our customers. Stop in to see our massive regional trail map, or pick up route directions for road and trail rides. Check out links below to connect with local cycling clubs and events.
Marietta City Trail Network
Starting downtown, check out our local Marietta City Trail Network!
With nearly 30 miles of groomed singletrack, it's the perfect place to ride for an hour after work, or for a full day of exploration. Also, check out the dirt jumps and paved pump track at Gunlock Park!
Wayne National Forest - Marietta Unit
The Marietta Unit of Wayne National Forest is home to 80 miles of rugged backcountry terrain, all a short drive from Downtown Marietta!
Located along Rt 50 near Parkersburg and a short drive from Downtown Marietta, Mountwood Park is home to 30 miles of beautiful singletrack!
FOR REGIONAL TRAIL MAPS, DOWNLOAD THE MTB PROJECT APP, OR ZOOM IN ON TRAIL AREAS IN MAP BELOW:
Clubs and Events:
River Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA) hosts regular group rides, annual races, and is the leading force behind trail building in the region. Check out their website for information about upcoming events, where to ride, or how to join the organization.
The Marietta Rowing & Cycling Club (MRCC) is local group of cyclists, rowers, and paddlers. Check out their website or facebook page for information about MRCC events.
The Blennerhassett Bicycle Club (BBC) is a Parkersburg, WV based group comprised of road cyclists of all ages and skill levels. The BBC promotes community, social, training & competitive bicycling events as well as supports bicycle advocacy & charitable programs in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Check out their website or Facebook group for weekly group rides.
A celebration of paddling, road & mountain biking, fine local ales and grooving music in the states #1 destination for outdoor adventure: Marietta, Ohio!
Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival is held the second weekend in August. This year's festival is August 8th-11th, 2013 in Historic Downtown Marietta, Ohio.
Also check out the RTA facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RTAfest/