Ridgetop Ramble February 21


Join us for the 3rd annual Ridgetop Ramble through Shawnee State Forest. Corner, climb, and descend your way along the forest roads of Shawnee State Forest, the little mecca of gravel roads in Southern Ohio. We have two routes planned for this year with distances of 43 and 23 miles. Both rides feature mostly gravel roads, paved roads, and logging roads (less maintained than the normal gravel road, with more dirt/mud). There are no opportunities along this route to refuel water or food - come prepared! 

For this route we will be providing a map/cue sheet as always. We encourage riders to partner up with a group or another rider of similar pace, follow the map, and do your own ride whether that is a casual tour that includes a lot of stops for photo ops, or racing your friends to the top of the next climb. 

Ride start time and location: Saturday, April 4 at 10:00 AM from Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center. For directions, click here.

43-Mile GPS Route: Click here. 

23-Mile Alternative GPS Route: Click here.

Route Cue and Map: Click here!

Lodging: Click here.


This ride is 100% free and self-supported which means we are not offering any form of ride services or sag. By voluntarily joining us on this ride you are acknowledging that you are fully responsible for yourself and your bike. If you cannot complete the ride, be prepared to self-rescue or to navigate your way back. We highly recommend bringing a friend to ride with.

Lastly, Shawnee State Forest is very remote with limited to no cell service, and no opportunities to refuel on water and food. Riders should come prepared with enough food and water for the entire ride.