Ages: 14 years & over with participating adult
Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow cyclists during your 20, 30, or 50-mile ride and as you enjoy a healthy lunch, try slacklining, and play disc golf. Participants will share the roadway and sections of All Purpose Trails. Helmets required. All riders must check in and leave the Bonnie Park by 9:30 a.m.
Fee includes lunch and t-shirt while supplies last. To guarantee a shirt, register by May 6. Registration after May 6 is $30.00. Online registration closes at noon on May 16. Day of registration available space permitting.
*All routes are self-supported with aid stations along the way. Participants should bring the following as a minimum:
- Water bottles
- Tire repair kit
- 10 Rules/Etiquette of Ride the Emerald Rim
- City Flats (20-miles) - flatter than the Rolling Rural route, but still has a small hill. Map coming soon.
Ride along Valley Parkway from Bonnie Park on either the road or All Purpose Trail (APT) to Rocky River Reservation. Immerse yourself in nature as you ride along one of the most active wildlife corridors in Cuyahoga County and pass by Wallace Lake. This will be an out and back route, so once you reach the aid station, take a break and head back to Bonnie Park for lunch.
- Rolling Rural (30-miles) - for the hill climbing fanatics, not the faint of heart.
Experience the highs and lows of the tour as you traverse from Bonnie Park to Brecksville Reservation and back along scenic Valley Parkway. Riders can travel on the road or All Purpose Trail (APT) until Ridge Road where the APT ends. Riders must ride a section of road that requires basic cycling skills until they cross Brecksville Road where an aid station will be waiting. Riders will be able to catch their breath riding downhill to Chippewa Creek Drive, which results in a climb to the Nature Center. A left on Meadows Drive will be a slight relief as a series of uphills and downhills results in a nice flow and rewarding scenic ride until you return to Valley Parkway. A climb is demanded before you can rest your weary legs at the aid station one last time before riding back to Bonnie Park for lunch. The Rolling Rural route isn’t completely relentless - the last 5 or so miles are comparatively flat.
- Long Haul (50-miles) - for the ambitious, go-getter.
Combine the thrills of the Rolling Rural with the City Flats in the Long-Haul route. Riders will complete the Rolling Rural route followed by the City Flats with the option to eat lunch in-between the two routes or at the end of the ride. Riders must return to the Chalet no later than 4 p.m. Riders enjoying lunch in-between routes need to check-in at the end of the tour, so we know you have safely returned.
By registering, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the cancellation policy
- Program fees and deposits are not refundable or transferable unless Cleveland Metroparks finds it necessary to cancel a program. Participants assume risk of all changes in personal health and affairs.
If Cleveland Metroparks cancels a program, the cancellation will be posted on the registration page for that program. For programs other than races, participants will also be notified by e-mail and/or phone.
General Essential Eligibility Criteria that all participants must meet for this program. A participant….
- …must meet minimum age and pre-trip meeting requirements for each individual program.
- …must meet program fee requirements for each individual program.
- …must be able to remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed in order to avoid environmental injuries such as hypothermia, heat-related illnesses, sunburn, and frostbite.
- …must refrain from use of alcohol and tobacco before or during outdoor recreation activities and any illegal drugs throughout the duration of a program.
- …must be able, either alone or with the aid of a personal care attendant, to manage, administer and protect any prescription medications currently prescribed to him or her. All medications, including over-the-counter medications shall be declared in medical history section of the registration form.
- …must be able, either alone, with the aid of an augmentative communication device, or a personal care attendant to follow directions and communicate needs.
- …must not exceed manufacturers’ maximum recommended weight limit for equipment being used.
- …must be able to manage personal mobility either alone, with a reasonable amount of assistance, with the aid of a personal care attendant, or with adaptive equipment.
- …must be able to independently wear and maintain wearing all safety equipment correctly including but not limited to a helmet.