Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway


Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Cuyahoga
Length: 17 miles
Trail end points: 17288 Neff Road, Cleveland and Edgewater Dr & West Blvd
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6121444
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway Description

The Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway extends 17 miles along the city's Lake Erie shoreline, between the suburbs of Euclid and Lakewood. The bikeway has on-road sections, and the route is signed. The bikeway links many of the city's cultural sites with the university, parks, and urban neighborhoods. Highlights include Bratenahl Village, Collinwood, Edgewater State Park, nature preserves and stately old homes.

Parking and Trail Access

There are numerous access points and places to park along the Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway. For more information, visit the city's website.

Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway Reviews

Rode this trail completely for the first time. Great ride. N Marginal Rd that "Rio" complained abt was replaved in 2016. It was smooth sailing. I rode the trail from Edgewater Park to Euclid Beach. Great views of the lake. You bike pass the Rock Hall, Cleve Browns Stadium etc. The ride across the Detroit Superior Bridge was not intimidating at all.

The City of Cleveland recently repaved the portion of the trail between E. 9th and E. 55th street. There are still no bike lanes, but there are clearly demarcated sharrows and as a cyclist I feel pretty safe using that road. The Cleveland lakefront bike way still has a long way to go, but it deserves more than 1 star

City of Cleveland: Learn something from Chicago. This COULD be a great bikeway, but this is just another mistake on the lake. Negative stars!


If you're starting at the beginning of the east side, be prepared to ride through some ghetto. Minus 3 stars. It's good once you're in Bratenahl and all the way up to N. Marginal. Once you get to N. Marginal get ready to play a nice game of dodging massive potholes for many minutes. I would not advise even attempting to ride on this neglected road. Minus 3 stars. This is the worth "bike path" I've ever ridden on. I wish I could give this -1 stars

Rode on this today. It was quite awful. The trails portions were okay but the road portion were full of cracks, potholes, raised asphalt patches and lose gravel. A mountain bike with suspension and Kevlar tires would be advised. The lake is nice when you can see it but you mostly travel next to a multiple lane freeway or on downtown streets. Very noisy.

Excluding two very brief trails near the lake, this "bikeway" rides on Lakeshore Ave. and is VERY unsafe.

I tried this trail from the starting point per directions and there was a lot of construction going on, and after just a few miles there were no more signs telling me which way to go. Later I saw the trail downtown along the lakefront. Next time I go to Cleveland, I am going to park in that area somewhere and try again. Meanwhile, the signs at the other end telling one which way to go would sure help.

We started at the western end and rode through the park. That's it. After the park the riding in on city streets and not well marked either. Definately not friendly for trike riders.

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