A mountain bike trail is set to open in June at the Royalview Picnic Area in Strongsville.
The 8-mile trail winds through the woods and offers great views of Royalview Creek, according to the Cleveland Metroparks.
Beginners will find the trail smooth and easy to maneuver, with short and long rides. More experienced riders will enjoy the flowing single track up and down the ravines, according to a new release.
The natural-surface Royalview Trail is being built by Cleveland Metroparks, the Student Conservation Association and hundreds of volunteer hours from the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA), with funding from Cleveland Metroparks Emerald Necklace Fund.
You can celebrate the opening weekend of the trail with the Royalview Mountain Bike Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 17.
The expo will offer instructions for new bikers and advice for experienced riders.
The event will also feature clinics for beginners, group rides and deomonstrations, in addition to a clinic for kids 8 and older. Bring a bike, and helmets are required.
Royalview Picnic Area is on Royalview Lane in Mill Stream Run Reservation, off Valley Parkway, just south of Royalton Road/Route 82 in Strongsville.
Suggested parking for the event is along Royalview Lane and at the nearby Chalet Recreation Area. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Chalet Recreation Area.
For more information, call 440-526-1012 or 440-734-6660 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.