COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — This is your spot for biking weather information updated weekly and trail reports. Please send your pictures of trail conditions to crosi@wcmh.com.

Forecast from Storm Team 4

Thursday: Low 38, High 55. Rain 20%. Wind 10 mph.

Friday: Low 35, High 47. Rain 70%. Wind 9 mph.

Monday: Low 52, High 66. Rain 10%. Wind 9 mph.

Tuesday: Low 52, High 71. Rain 30%. Wind 3 mph.

Wednesday: TBD

Trails Report

At the Audubon Park, the trail has re-opened north of the park building, all the way through to the Scioto Mile.

A portion of the Olentangy Trail from Third Avenue to Goodale Boulevard will be temporarily closed from December 2021 through March 2022 due to construction impacts, said the Central Ohio Greenways website. Look out for the signed detour route posted which allows access to the trail north and south of the construction via the Harrison West neighborhood.

According to Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Bicycling, from March 14 the lower Olentangy Bike Trail will be closed between the French Field House and Ohio Stadium for about a week. Detour to the upper trail, crossing Woddy Hayes Drive. Detour signage and temporary lighting will at the Woody Hayes Drive crosswalk.

You may need to take alternate routes as improvements are made to the Olentangy Trail and boring takes place at Clinton-Como Park, Northmoor Park, on the properties for Kohl’s and Ohio Health, and in the wooded area near West North Broadway’s State Route 315 entrance ramps, according to the city website.

Please send your pictures of trail hazards via email to crosi@wcmh.com. After completion of a photo release form, I will post a selection to the site.

Helpful Links

Ride of Silence: Wed. May 18, honors those killed on Ohio roadways in 2019, 2020 and 2021. This is the 20th anniversary for the event.

Yay Bikes: Bike rider advocacy group.

Bike Commuting in Columbus: Facebook group.

City of Columbus Biking: Maps and routes, bike lanes, bike parking, and how to use turn boxes.

Columbus Metro Bike Map: App and PDF versions available.