Be a part of thousands across the globe connected through the joy of bike travel! Bike Travel Weekend is a great opportunity to inspire, connect, and empower bike travelers everywhere — especially for their first overnights or weekend trips.
As part of Adventure Cycling's global effort, Maumee Valley Adventurers is organizing multiple bike routes that all lead to the Springbrook Campground in Oak Openings Metropark. Choose a route that works best for you, each led by an experienced tour leader, and join up to twenty-four other enthusiasts as we take over the group camping site at Springbrook. This event is for novice to experienced bicycle tourists. Note that helmets are required for all MVA bike rides.
FOR THE NOVICE - don't have much gear (or almost none)? If you have a sleeping bag, it may be enough. If you do not have a tent, you can choose to sleep under the stars. Bring something to eat that only needs hot water (provided by MVA).
FOR THE EXPERIENCED - well, you don't need any prompting. If possible, it would be great if you could be part of the demonstration to those less experienced. Have a cool stove? On your 2nd tent selection that is perfect? Part of this adventure is sharing with others and we hope you'll be our teacher.
STARTING LOCATIONS FROM THE SOUTH - Led by Nancy Beeman
Maumee 11:30 A.M. - Meet at the parking lot behind the Maumee Police Dept at 109 E Dudly at 11:30. The parking lot access is behind the PD, oﬀ John St. You can leave your vehicle there for one night. We will ride 15 miles to Whitehouse to pick up more riders.
Whitehouse 1:00 P.M. - Meet at the Wabash Cannonball Trailhead in Whitehouse at 1:00. You can leave your vehicle parked there for one night on Toledo or St. Louis Avenue. From there, the group will ride 30 mi in to Springbrook Camp sites. We will return via similar route.
STARTING LOCATIONS FROM THE NORTH - Led by Keith Webb
Sylvania Township 1:30 P.M. - Meet at Lowe’s parking on Central Avenue. You can leave you vehicle parked there for one night. The group will ride 6 miles to Secor Park and pick up more riders.
Secor Park 2:15 P.M. - Riders starting at Secor may leave vehicles parked for one night at the Visitor Center's lot. From there the group will ride 15 miles to Springbrook Camp site.
Total milage: 22 or 15 each day
Both directions - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39107416
RIDE YOUR OWN ROUTE
Riders who do not want to share the road with vehicles may opt to park in the Springbrook Campsite Parking Lot located about .25 mile east of Hwy 64 on Monclova Rd. You May leave your vehicle parked here overnight. You will have to ride a short distance on the road to get down to the bike path. There will be no leader for this ride. You may choose your own distance.
You can also opt to ride in to the campground on your own, arriving anytime after 3:00 P.M.
Springbrook Campground is a rustic campground with a vault toilet, a hand pump for washing, picnic tables and grills. There are no showers. Check in time is after 3:00 P.M. There are five (5) group campsites that can each accomodate five (5) tents. Registration is limited to 25 bike campers. As you can see on the campground map, all of the group campsites are close together. Please read the Metropark Camping Rules and Regulations before registering as we must follow all rules duing our adventure.
- MVA will secure and pay for the campsite rental
- Bottled water will be provide for drinking and cooking
- Gas camping stoves for boiling water (bring your own serving pot)
- Cooking and equipment demonstrations
- Did anyone say S'mores...
- Instant oatmeal, fruit for Sunday breakfast
Please contact Nancy Beeman at 419-481-2000 or Keith Webb at 567-703-6378