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Bike Trail Etiquette (PDF)

In 1855, it was the Columbus and Xenia Railroad. For over 125 years, it was part of the Pennsylvania Railroad's main line from New York City to St. Louis. Today it is known as Route 1, the Greene County section of the 300-mile Ohio to Erie Trail (240 miles complete). The trail passes mainly through open farmland, although much of the trail is lined with scrub bushes and low trees which can provide a welcome windbreak.

Xenia Station

From Xenia Station, riders can safely cross S Detroit Street (U.S. 68 and State Route 380) at Miami Avenue, ride north just 150 feet to right on Hill Street, then immediately left onto the well marked asphalt trail. From there, the trail makes a gradual ascent for approximately 3 miles, crossing Columbus Street, Jasper Road, Old U.S. 35, to Bickett Road.

U.S. 35

From Old U.S. 35 all the way to Cedarville, riders may spot deer, racoon, coyote, and a plethora of bird and wildflower varieties. At the 4.19 mile mark, riders can take the short Wilberforce Switch Trail (Dr. Vivian F. Lewis Memorial Trail) to the campus of Central State University.


Entering Cedarville, riders have many options for facilities at local restaurants, Cedarville Community Park and Massie Creek Park at the Barber Road Spur. Four and a half miles further takes riders to the Clark County line, then to South Charleston, London and beyond.
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