Biking in Columbus

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Hang Up the Keys, Take Out the Bike

Biking more and driving less is good for your body. It helps prevent overweight and obesity, as well as the health conditions associated with them. Biking is good for your heart and muscles, helps you manage your weight, and gives less impact on joints than other types of exercise.

Many people also feel biking is a great way to relax or spend time with family being active together. Biking is also good for our environment, reducing air pollution.

People who bike to work report... 

  • a higher level of energy, and being more productive at work,
  • feeling less stress
  • saving money from buying less gas
  • feeling good about having a positive impact on the environment

Columbus is a Biking City

There are designated bike paths in and around Columbus that provide wonderful local scenery and a safe route to travel on your bike. Plan a route to work or just for a weekend ride at

Columbus Metro Bike Map - Mid-Ohio regional Planning Commission

Upcoming Events

Bike to Work Day – May 16, 2014

National Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 16th! Join Bike to Work Day, on Friday, May 16 rain or shine by riding into downtown along one of seven pre-planned routes described below and mapped here  (open using Chrome). Each group ride will end at Columbus Commons for breakfast, awards, booths, and networking at 8:00AM. Mayor Michael B. Coleman will ride with the group that has the most committed rider - More at

Mayor's Twilight Ride -  July 11, 2014

Join Mayor Michael B. Coleman and other home town celebrities for an evening of bicycling through the heart of Columbus on Friday, July 11.  Hop on your bike, grab your bike light and helmet and don’t miss Columbus’ finest evening ride. The 20 mile route will be the best tour of Columbus on two wheels! -a unique tour takes riders through the vibrant downtown area, and views of parks, city landmarks, and a wide variety of architecture in scenic neighborhoods.

For More Information on Biking in Columbus

  • Get Active Columbus 
    Columbus resources, activity calendar, and local celebrity fit tips
  • Central Ohio Greenways 
    Extensive network of recreational trails along our most valuable natural resources
  • Columbus Bikeways Plan
    Columbus' plan to shift 10% of the city’s transportation to bicycling, walking, transit and other transportation options