Wayne National Forest Run + ADD NEW ROUTE
39 in Ohio Ohio100 Miles
By Dean Roberts
on February 1, 2004
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About 60 miles southeast of Columbus, you'll find Burr Oak State Park (near Glouster Ohio). Start at Burr Oak State Park and take Rt 78-NE to McConnelsville. From there take Rt-60 southeast to Marietta. In Marietta, pick-up Rt-550 west to Athens. In Athens, get on Rt-13 north and take this back to Burr Oak State Park.
Great southern Ohio route with scenery that ranges from dairy farms, rolling hills, river crossings, and dense forests. A Fall run would be incredible!!! Great stops in historic small towns with much history and very well kept. Midway point is Marietta - incredibly scenic town along the Ohio River (perfect lunch stop).
Road quality is excellent - much of the roads have been recently re-surfaced. Lots of rolling hills with gradual twists and turns. Mostly state routes - not much traffic during weekdays. Be careful, some of the twists and turns come over the hilltop peaks with some blind spots - great for kick-starting the ole pumper.
Very good roadside amenities. Many nice towns - will take you back to an era gone by. Enough small roadside rest stops to tap the kidney and loosen the legs (as well as take pictures). Most likely, you'll meet other bikers on the way.
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