- Distance: 44 miles
- Surface: pavement
- Elevation gain: 3,200 feet
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We created the Peninsula - Medium Hill Climb Challenge because many people wanted to ride further than the Short Hill Climb Challenge, but weren't up for the full Extreme Hill Climb Challenge. The 44-mile route takes you up and down some of the steepest hills in the mostly southern half of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and surrounding areas.
Since parking space at our Peninsula store can be limited, the starting and ending points for the route are at the Lock 29 Trailhead, located on Mill Street.
PLEASE NOTE: As of November 21, 2020, Akron-Peninsula Road is CLOSED just south of State Route 303 (Main Street). This route does not provide a detour. Do not ride through the closed area.
Your use of this route information indicates your acceptance of all responsibility for its use. Ride safely, legally, and responsibly, and respect private property. Accessibility and suitability of roads and trails may change due to factors beyond our control; check local conditions before proceeding.