East Ohio Border Tour

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State: Ohio
Date Submitted: June 1, 2007
Submitted by: Sandman/mobile/images/icons/
Motorcycle Road Length: 29 Miles

Written Directions

The directions for this route are easy to follow as all you need to do is start in Calcutta, OH and head north on Rt 170 up to the Poland, OH area.


Take a scenic joyride thru the woods, and maybe stop at a couple of overlooks. The best section of this road starts going out of Calcutta, Ohio. It is a state route that has excellent surface and the turns give this an almost gives a 'tail of the dragon' feel, and in the fall, the foliage is great! There are a couple of overlooks u could pull off at and enjoy the scenery. This route will basically 'bottom out' at Poland, Ohio. Be aware that Poland is notorious for being a speed trap. This is a road that is popular with cruisers and touring bikes and it is a ride not to be missed in the fall!!

Road Quality  

Top notch pavement. This road can be ridden as 'hot' as 60 mph; but is also popular with cagers in the fall especially. The curves are mainly of the sweeper variety. I can take them at 60 mph on a Sportster. I cant remember which towns, but u will eventually run into some railroad tracks. 1 in particular, is a dual set of tracks that will put a hurtin on a bike if hit fast. Take any and all train tracks gently, and u'll save the scoot.

Roadside Amenities  

This road will pass thru a few towns along the way. If followed long enough, u will end up in Poland, Ohio. The small towns u will ride thru include Federicktown, New Middleton, and East Palestine.

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Reviewed by Wrathchild on April 30, 2016
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Creator: Wrathchild
motorcycle_year: 2006
motorcycle_make: Yamaha V Star 1100
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: I usually start this ride in Poland. As has already been mentioned, Poland is a speed trap. New Middletown isn't much better. Nice gentle sweeps with some great scenery on the northern half until about East Palestine. From East Palestine on down to Calcutta it gets a bit more technical. Pay attention to signs - there are a few curves south of Negley that will put your heart in your throat if you're not careful.
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Reviewed by pghlivekid on July 18, 2014
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motorcycle_year: 2011
motorcycle_make: HD
Comment: The best part of the road is on the Calcutta side. It starts at Bruster's Ice Cream. The pavement is good, the road's curves are awesome.
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Reviewed by Guest on August 9, 2010
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Creator: HDSportsterRider
Comment: I just rode this section this past weekend, all the curves are just north of Calcutta and thats it... Only one scenic look out which is pictured above ... the road was nice and very light on traffic
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Reviewed by Guest on July 8, 2008
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Creator: rmcguire421
motorcycle_year: 2006
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: Good roads and thing to see along that ride. Fredricktown has alot of intresting sites. But you need a pass to get in to see most of it. If your not from this area...not far fron this route is Beaver Creek state park. Look it up and ride in from the south not the north side. The last I was on that road it was pretty bad...for even a truck.
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Reviewed by Guest on May 27, 2008
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Creator: clutch564
motorcycle_year: 2000
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Sport
Comment: Very Good road! Best I have seen in eastern OH.
I took a trip from Erie, PA to Wheeling , WV last weekend and specificly road over to OH to check this one out. Good pavement and NICE TURNS (especialy for my CBR) ! I thought I was in heaven... untill I reached West Virginia, then I realized it was just purgatory. I will now be taking this road when I go south through OH ! Thanks!
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Reviewed by Guest on April 3, 2008
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Creator: Coop
motorcycle_year: 2006
motorcycle_make: Yamaha
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: 170 from Poland to East Liverpool is an excellent ride!
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