Northwest Ohio is not far away from a lot of very cool places to ride.
Adventure out and check out some new places, here are a few:
Chelsea, MI. About a 1.5 hour drive from Toledo.
DTE Foundation Trail system is over 20 miles of purpose built "flow" trails. This trail system offers 4 loops of progressively increasing difficulty. The Green loop is ideal for beginners. The Sugar Loop offers challenges even for experienced riders. Michigan Recreation Passport required (pay to park, annual or day pass)
Brighton, MI. About a 1.5 hour drive from Toledo
Island Lake contains two distinct loops totaling roughly 14 miles. The trails are rated beginner to intermediate. The map and signing are easy to follow. Michigan Recreation Passport required (pay to park, annual or day pass)
Pinckney, MI. About 1.5 hr from Toledo
The Potawatomi Trail is located in the Pinckney Recreation Area. The 17 mile trail is a mix of technical roots and rocks with sections of smooth flow riding. Plenty of climbing so bring your climbing legs. Michigan Recreation Passport required (pay to park, annual or day pass)
New Boston, OH. About 2 hours drive from Toledo
The East Rim Trail is located in the Cuyahoga National Park very close to I-80. It is roughly 9 miles and includes technical and flow features.
Lewis Center, OH (near Columbus). About 2 hr drive from Toledo.
Alum Creek S.P. has 3 individual Trails, A beginner loop (2 miles), P1 (6 miles) and P2 (5 miles). The beginner loop features a fun skills park called Gnomewood. P1 & P2 are intermediate level technical trails. The park surrounds a Alum Creek reservoir and also features camping, fishing, boating and a beach.
Loudenville OH. About 2.5 hr from Toledo.
Mohican is a long (over 20 miles) and challenging trail with roots, rocks and challenging climbs. It gives riders a chance to take in one of the most beautiful areas of the state while testing their mettle. The park also features camping, fishing and hiking.