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Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

A bikeway and a path through history…
Start at the Bikeway in Athens, in front of the Athens Community Center on East State Street, and you’ll pass Ohio University’s campus and then disappear into the serene woods along the Hocking River leading you all the way to Nelsonville.

The 21-mile Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is named in honor of the first inhabitants of this southeastern Ohio region. “Hockhocking,” which means “bottleneck” or “twisted,” was the native Shawnee name for the Hocking River; “Adena” reflects the history of the Adena Indians who lived in the Hocking Valley more than 2,000 years ago. Bike path map

Locations to rent a bike -

Book a Bike – Bikes available to borrow at the Athens, Nelsonville and The Plains Library branches.

Rocky Boots Outdoor Gear Store, 45 E. Canal St., Nelsonville – bike rentals available.

Black Diamond Bicycles, Bike rentals available by the hour or for a full day. Buggy rentals also available.

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