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The Great Miami River Bikeway
The Great Miami River Bikeway began in 1976 with the construction of an 8-mile loop in downtown Dayton. The bike trail extends from the southern tip of Franklin in Warren County north through Dayton in Montgomery County and continues further north to Piqua in Miami County. Bikeway users have an uninterrupted 63 miles of paved trail along the Great Miami River.

ALERT: The Great Miami River Bikeway in downtown Dayton is closed between Fifth Street and RiverScape for I-75 bridge construction until 2017. The right bank of the bikeway is closed between Fifth Street and Riverside Drive. On-street detours make use of Dayton's bike lanes and share-rows. Users should study available detour maps, watch the signs closely and proceed with caution.

Along the Great Miami River Bikeway, users pass numerous parks, historic sites, nature areas, amenities and attractions, including:

Crain's Run Nature Park

Rice Field

K Station

Carillon Historical Park

Sinclair Community College

RiverScape MetroPark

Deeds Point

Island MetroPark

Taylorsville Dam and MetroPark

Excellent fishing spots

The trail north of Helena Street is managed by Five Rivers MetroParks.

The Wolf Creek Bikeway
The Wolf Creek Bikeway begins at the confluence of Wolf Creek and the Great Miami River near Third Street in downtown Dayton. It passes within a block of the historic Wright-Dunbar Village and Aviation Heritage sites. Three segments of the bikeway are completed; a fourth is planned by the City of Trotwood. When the fourth section is complete, this trail will extend unbroken west to the Montgomery County line. The bikeway is managed by Five Rivers MetroParks.

The Stillwater River Bikeway

The Stillwater River Bikeway follows the Stillwater River from Dayton's Triangle Park and DeWeese Parkway Park. It passes through Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark and ends at Sinclair Park on Shoup Mill Road. Another segment is open from Englewood MetroPark to Heathcliff Road. The bikeway is managed by MCD to Siebenthaler Avenue and by Five Rivers MetroParks north of Siebenthaler.

The Mad River Bikeway
The Mad River Bikeway follows the Mad River 2.3 miles east from downtown Dayton to Eastwood MetroPark, where bikeway users can either pick up the Creekside Trail to Xenia or follow the trail to Huffman Dam. A half-mile trail, extending from Keowee Street at Point Park to Webster Street, follows the river's right bank.*

Each of these bikeways follows river floodplains, and sections may be impassable during periods of high water.


**The right and left banks are determined as if you are headed downstream.

 

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