The Lakefront Bikeway spans the entire length of Cleveland’s 17-mile Lake Erie shoreline from the City’s eastern border with Euclid to its western border with Lakewood. The Bikeway consists of both off-road and on-street paths. There are some sections where the path leaves the water, and there’s also some construction. Highlights of the route include Cleveland’s best architecture as it passes through traditional neighborhoods such as Collinwood to suburban Bratenahl as well as the scenic Edgewater State Park and the stately old homes along Edgewater Drive. A few notes on some of the best sections, west to east:
Edgewater Park Area. Miles 0-1. Great first mile in the park and along the water.
Downtown. Miles 3-5. Cool section over the water near Tower City and in The Flats. Do a loop around First Energy Stadium and a nice section around Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
55th St. Marina to Eddy Rd. Miles 7.5-10.5. Good off-road water section here.
Lakeshore Blvd./Collinwood. Miles 11-14.5. Along Lakeshore Blvd. Nice homes and area, but not right on the water.
Add-On: West of Edgewater Park is a lovely residential area near the lake. Run on Edgewater Dr. & Lake Ave.
Video Tour: Downtown Waterfront Highlights (31 min.) virtualfitnesstv.com
- Entire path is 14 miles. Dowtown Section is 5 miles one-way. Edgewater Park is 2.5 mile loop. See our notes on best sections
- Euclid or Lakewood; for Downtown route start at W 3rd St Light Rail Station; for Edgewater loop start at park parking lot