Ohio Motorcycle Roads and Trips

The Buckeye State offers a top quality collection of popular motorcycle roads and destinations among Midwestern states. Southeastern Ohio (OH) in particular is a motorcycle riding paradise filled with quaint country towns, hills, & twisty roads, many offering river hugging journeys. The northeastern portion of the state offers access to the 11th largest fresh water lake in the world - Lake Erie - with its 262 miles of Ohio shoreline. The rest of the Ohio offers motorcycle rides meandering through classic portraits of Midwest Americana.




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October 11, 2014
This route is within the Wayne National Forrest. As such it is very rural and has few if any services along the...
This route is very twisty with lots of elevation changes especially near the southern end when it is a continuous drop down...
Beginning in Woodsfield Ohio take Route 800 south about 3.5 miles to Ohio 255. Take Route 255 southeast all the way to...
December 25, 2013
This road goes through several small towns. It winds through many hills and has some entertaining views. Pretty much one of the...
The road quality is above average in most spots. Some gravel spots coming off of people's driveways are to be watched, but...
Make a right onto Dalzell Road after passing through Whipple, OH on Route 821. Follow Dalzell Road to Ohio Route 556.
May 10, 2013
starts with rocky outcroppings over hanging the roadway, through winding hills and farmlands.
average road surface conditions. No real twisties but nice turns all along the route.
Route starts just south of Killbuck, Ohio, off of US 62. SR 520 turns north only from US 62. 520 goes into...
March 7, 2012
No big vistas along the main route (there are some killer ones on the gravel back roads), but the cool forests and...
Just paved! (Summer of 2010)
St Rt 278 is a fairly small road in Southeastern Ohio. It is an interconnecting route between St Rt 50 and St...
January 1, 2007
Hill-top prairies, small streams, remnants of the mining industry and lots of wildelife along the way.
Nice elevation changes, lazy sweepers, killer switch-backs that will test your skills. If you're a first-timer, best to head south from Cadiz,...
Start in Cadiz, OH (about 50 miles southwest of Steubenville ... see the online map) and simply head south on Rt. 9...
May 1, 2004
Scenery runs from low land dairy and beef farms to rough hilly valleys of southeast Ohio typical of the Ohio River valley....
The northern section (north of the town of Cadiz) of this route is comprised mainly of sweepers ... pavement is good, some...
Start by finding State Rt. 9 in Downtown Salem Ohio. Salem Ohio is about 35 miles south east of Akron Ohio. Take...
July 1, 2007
Hidden in the southeast corner of Ohio, just north of Wayne National Forest, you'll find a fantastic ride through the deep woods....
There are practically no flat spots on this one. There are turns as tight as 15 mph; I took them at 30,...
Start by getting yourself to Hannibal, OH. From their just take Ohio Rt 536 east to the end point of Ohio Rt...
April 23, 2012
This route starts in Heartland farms full of golden wheat and green grass, takes a dive into the deep green of Hocking...
This route begins in soft swelling, wide turning farmland south of Urbana, and turns into a twisty green cavern as it winds...
Begins by taking route 56 off of Route 4 just south of Urbana, OH, and ends in Athens, OH
May 16, 2011
TSR 41 has lots of twisties and sweepers, with some really nice hills to boot.
SR 41 has been newly paved from Greenfield to Bainbridge. The rest of the route is well maintained, little to no gravel...
Pretty easy to find and follow. Just get yourself to the route's starting point in Greenfield, OH (about 60 miles east of...
February 1, 2004
Great southern Ohio route with scenery that ranges from dairy farms, rolling hills, river crossings, and dense forests. A Fall run would...
Road quality is excellent - much of the roads have been recently re-surfaced. Lots of rolling hills with gradual twists and turns....
About 60 miles southeast of Columbus, you'll find Burr Oak State Park (near Glouster Ohio). Start at Burr Oak State Park and...
May 1, 2009
This route travels through beautiful southeast Ohio hilly scenery and includes several nice Cliffside areas as the road follows a nice river....
You'll travel through some very nice "S-curve" elevations. Some curves are decreasing radius so be careful! VERY CURVY! I have ridden Rt...
We followed 26 up from Marietta, OH. Left 26 at Rt 800 in Woodsfield because it was getting dark. Rt. 800 is...
May 16, 2011
Most of SR-374 is tree lined and surrounded by hills. Much of the road runs through Hocking Hills. The road is very...
Most of the road is well paved. Watch for a small amount of stones and possibly leaves/branches from the trees that overhang...
SR374 dead ends at US33 in the North and SR56 in the South. I normally get on from SR56 and drive North...
June 1, 2007
A run through some of the twistiest roads in northeast Ohio all the while traveling through the sandstone hills of Jefferson County...
It's an excellent road that is clean for the most part and traffic is light. It is an EXTREMELY technical road that...
Start in a town called Leesville Lake Park, OH (see online map) and simply head east-northeast on Rt 164. You'll pass through...
February 1, 2007
Great scenery small towns with great people. County with the most covered bridges in Ohio ... a camera is a necessity! Mike...
All 2 lane roads but not much for turns. Scenery makes up for it.
This trip is very easy to explain. Just start in the town of Garfield, OH (near Salem, OH) and head north on...
August 1, 2006
Beautiful isolated farms with rolling hills. You'll be driving next to and through some of the Wayne National Forest.
Lots of very challenging twisties. Roads line the crests of rolling hills ... an amusement park for sport and sport touring bikes....
Not too hard to find. Just south of Zanesville, OH is the very small town of Brush Creek, OH. Just get yourself...
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Checkout Upcoming Motorcycle Events in Ohio

2015-09-12 : 2015-09-12

2015 Ride with a Mission Motorcycle Rally/Fundraiser

The City Mission, for 105 years, has been providing help and hope to all people through the transforming power of God’s love, will hold its third annual "Ride with a Mission” motorcycle rally and fundraiser on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The non-freeway ride will begin at The City Mission’s Laura’s Home in Westpark, and take place in and around Greater Cleveland concluding at the Mission’s main campus at 5310 Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland. An event T-shirt, raffle prizes, a meal and more await all riders and passengers!

2015-09-03 : 2015-09-07

Easyriders 2015 Chillicothe Rodeo

The 2015 Easyriders Rodeo Tour Invades Chillicothe, OH Thursday September 3rd Through Monday September 7th At The Ross County Fairgrounds! The Wildest Motorcycle Action & Party In North America Featuring Motorcycle Rodeo Action, Weekend Camping, Non-Stop Live Concerts , Celebrities, Bar Stool Racing, Ride In Bike Show, Trophy Girl / Wet T-Shirt Contests, Motorcycle Exhibits, Used Parts Corral, Unlimited Food & Beer & More! Party With Us For One Day Or Bring Your Tent & RV & Party With Us All Weekend Long As We Entertain You With The 1,000 LB Sled Pull, Barrel Races, & Of Course The Best Motorcycle Action & Party Known To Man! Interested Vendors, Complete Event Details, & More Go To www.EasyridersEvents.com Or Call 800-962-9857

2015-08-15 : 2015-08-15

3rd Annual Benefit Poker Run for the Greater Cleveland Fisher House

Rolling Thunder, Inc. Ohio Chapter 8 is presenting their 3rd Annual Benefit Poker Run for the Greater Cleveland Fisher House. Registration begins at 9:00 at Century Harley-Davidson where breakfast will be provided. The first bike out is at 10:00 and the last bike should be in by 5:00. Cash payout to the top five hands. There will be basket raffles, 50/50 raffles, vendors, DJ and a car show. Cash donation of $20 per bike/car and $5 for each additional passenger. Ride will take place rain or shine. For more information contact Diana Ward at (216) 554-0888. Vendors are welcome.

2015-08-09 : 2015-08-09

13th Annual 2015 SE Ohio Motorcycle Ride

Where: Best Western. 4929 East Pike Zanesville, OH 43071 (740) 453-6300 I-70 exit 160. Escorted SE Ohio Ride on Saturday Starting at 9:15 AM from the Best Western parking lot, We will be ending up back at the Best Western also. Be gassed up and ready to go by 9:00, short meeting at 9:05 and leaving promptly at 9:15 AM. We are expecting to be back at the Best Western around 5:30 PM Saturday evening. Friday Night: We will have a meet and greet starting at 7:30 PM Friday night at the Motel. We will have pizza and snacks for everyone. There will be door prizes to be given away. The Friday Night Car show at Denny's Diner across the street from 6 PM until about 8:00 PM is a must see. In addition to the Main Escorted Ride on Saturday. Wednesday through Friday: Self Guided Rides. We will have ride maps available. Click here to see all of the additional suggested rides. There are lots of great roads and routes to take. Come a few days early and ride. We will be at the motel starting Wednesday. There will be lots of people around at the motel for socializing in the morning and later in the afternoon every day. If you have a Spyder, try the Friday Spyder Guided Rides. Saturday Ride Description: Leisurely ride from Zanesville going East, through scenic winding back roads at times following a few rivers and lakes. Route will go around Seneca Lake & Dam, Wayne National Forest and along the Ohio River. Ending up in New Martinsville, WV for lunch at Quinet's Court Restaurant. The Court Restaurant has a home made lunch buffet (with home made deserts) for appx. $10.95, you can also get just the salad bar. We will have a private area set aside for our group. From there we will ride South along the Ohio River, then West into the National Forest on 260. Everyone is encouraged to only ride at their own pace through the curves. Then route 26 through the forest to the North side of Marietta, we will stop at a covered bridge on route 26 to give everyone a little break. Route from the Covered bridge South on Route 26 will be at your own pace, anyone wishing to ride at a faster pace will leave first. There will be lots of great curves and scenery to enjoy in this section ending up just north of Marietta. After taking a bypass on the north side of Marietta we will then take route 60 a short distance to the gas stop then up along the Muskingum River all the way back to Zanesville. Planned stops in this portion, Muskingum River locks #8. There is very little traffic on these roads on Saturday, making this a very enjoyable ride. This will be a 217 mile (total) ride. We will make appropriate gas and rest stops. There will be plenty of time for socializing. This is a good opportunity to take a nice ride, meet some new people, and possibly get away for a couple of days. Everyone is welcome, no matter what you ride. Best of all, this ride is free and does not cost anything except food and gas. If you only want to do the portion of the ride in the morning to the restaurant or the second half of the ride from the restaurant back, that is fine. We will be at the Court Restaurant at approximately 12:30 PM. In addition, see the SE Ohio Motorcycle Ride Guidelines Page. What to expect: A nice ride through some very scenic and even somewhat challenging roads. A great time and a chance to meet old friends and make a few new ones. Single riders are welcome (Male and Female), you will find this to be a very social ride and group. Do not worry about coming alone and not knowing anyone, that will change pretty quickly. We will block intersections. We also have people flagging at intersections that we can not block. All bikes are welcome, Teresa does ride in the back with a radio. There are also several clubs and many individuals that participate, so you will most likely see quite a few different bikes. We do go across the bridge into West Virginia for lunch, so helmets are required for this portion of the ride. The 2014 SE Ohio ride went very well. We had a good mix of bikes and another great day. The restaurant could not have been better. This will be our 13th year hosting this event and with the addition of Self Guided Rides again in 2015, we plan on making 2015 the best yet. Contact: Teresa or Rick from Value-Accessories with any questions. E-Mail: valueacc@valueaccessories.net 440-259-4793 Motel: We have reserved a block of rooms for Wednesday through Saturday nights at the Host Motel, Best Western, 4929 East Pike, Zanesville, OH (740) 453-6300. Call and reserve for whichever nights that you plan on staying. Very nice rooms and some good parking lot socializing. You must give them the reservation number # B508Wiles#9, when making reservations. You will need to give them a credit card number to hold a room for you. The Saturday ride starts and ends at this motel. The meet and greet along with parking lot socializing on Friday night will also be at the Best Western. The rooms are discounted for this event, $65.99 plus tax a night, (two Queen Beds or one King , up to 4 persons per room). If you need a smoking room you will need to tell them when making reservations. Please book early if you are planning on going, the motel does fill up. Mention Group rate, # B508Wiles#9, for the group discount. The motel does have an indoor pool, internet and an included breakfast. They will have a hose outdoors to wash bikes as well as rags. They are very accommodating for bikes. You must make the reservations by 7/24/14 to get rooms in the reserve block. When the Best Western fills up, the Zanesville Super 8 is offering the same rate for all of our guests. Call the Super 8 at 740-455-3124.

2015-08-01 : 2015-08-01

3rd Annual Compassion in Motion Charity Ride

Charity Ride to benefit Wags 4 Warriors, a non-profit service dog organization in Brecksville, OH. They unite veterans whom upon returning home from war suffer with PTSD or TBI with an appropriate dog, and provide all of the training, equipment and support for the dog to become the veterans service dog at NO COST to the veteran. The ultimate goal is for the service dog to take away the struggle the veterans face everyday. The ride will be through scenic NE OH (80-100 miles & stop), will include lunch after the ride. Riders $25 & Passengers $10. DJ, Raffes, 50/50, Music, Door prizes and more. Registration starts at 9:30 and kickstands up at 11:30. Saturday August 1st, Rain date August 2nd To donate, sponsor or volunteer, call Karen at 330-940-2129 Come support our Hero's & their companions!

     

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