Newport, Kentucky  Smart-guided Bikeway Tour Along and Over the Ohio River

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Newport, Kentucky Smart-guided Bikeway Tour Along and Over the Ohio River

Cross over Ohio River on Purple People and John Roebling Suspension bridges and alongside the river on Ohio River Trail 21 mile bikeway tour

By CycleNuts

When and where

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Starts on Saturday, December 31, 2022 · 1pm EST


CycleNuts Newport, Kentucky Smart-guided Bikeway Tour Along and Over the Ohio River 200 3rd St Newport, KY 41071

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Experience Cincinnati, Ohio by bike!

CycleNuts Selfie Cycling Tours

CycleNuts Selfie Tours tie together fun, interesting, scenic, historic, tasty, and refreshing points of interest along a bikeway focused tour route where you ride at your pace and your pleasure. You are the tour boss.

With these smart-guided bikeway cycling adventures you bring the bike and smart phone, and ​CycleNuts provides the Smart Guide. The Smart Guide gives you voice and visual turn-by-turn instructions along an expertly designed and tested tour route.

Do the tour solo or bring along your crew. Easily stop anywhere along the way to visit attractions or refreshments and the Smart Guide will continue the route from wherever you are when you are ready to roll.

Enjoy a 21-mile cycling adventure primarily on bikeways, including the Ohio River Trail and twice across the Ohio River on the historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge and the Purple People Bridge. The views of the river are picturesque, with lots of points along the way to snap selfies and pics of river boats, bridges, and city skylines.

The tour begins at Hofbräuhaus Newport the first authentic Hofbräuhaus outside of Munich, Germany (a CycleNuts tested and approved tasty spot). Eating and parking here are completely optional (of course). There are nearby parking lots and limited street parking. If you are planning on parking here, you may be able to with a reservation for dinner after your tour (completely at the discretion of the restaurant/parking staff).

Smart-guided route is 65% bikeway and comes with CycleNuts' 50% downhill guarantee. The route is level for the most part except for some ramps to the bridges crossing the Ohio River. Your bike's gears will only get a light workout. Sweating is optional. You set your own pace, starting time, and touring agenda with CycleNuts' expert smart-guided cycle tour.

Points of interest: Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio River, the Purple People Bridge, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, downtown Newport, a segment of the Ohio-to-Erie Trail that begins in Cincinnati, Ohio using parts of the following trails: Ohio River Trail and the Lunken Airport Bike Path. Included on the route is the Armleder and Lunken Connector Trail. Optional tasty spot is Hofbräuhaus Newport.

HERE'S THE PLAN: You bring the bike. Cycles the smart-tour guide! Via email you receive an expertly designed and tested tour route. Simply click on the emailed link and follow the expertly designed Selfie Tour route using your smart phone as your personal smart-tour guide for the Voice and Map guided turn-by-turn instructions.

  1. From your location simply click on link 1 provided by CycleNuts (using your cell phone) and follow the Google Maps directions to the starting spot;
  2. Unload your bike (if you transported it to the starting spot), or if you rode your bike to the starting spot then you are good to go;
  3. and then click on link 2 provided by CycleNuts and begin the tour (for more complex tours there may also be a link 3 or 4 to click on along the way as well as additional instructions).

WHERE TO RENT A BIKE: Bike rental options are provided in your ticket purchase confirmation email.


GET YOUR TICKET TODAY! - take note that the tour starting and ending times on the ticket are only a general guideline to give you an idea of how much time the tour may take at the minimum. Your time in the saddle, on the trail, and starting times are your call - it is your tour.

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In a nutshell - CycleNuts is an alternative cycle touring experience where seeing and socializing take emphasis over speed and (ugh!) sweat. Join along on bikeway touring adventures to destinations near and far as we strive for the

Goal: to create bikeway touring opportunities for cyclists of all types to enjoy together

Mission: to encourage casual cyclists and cyclists interested in casual cycling to tour together

Vision: a united cycling community that tours together on bikeway adventures for the holistic benefit of all

What to expect - Casual social cycle touring where exercise is optional, everybody finishes together, and nobody is dropped, abandoned, or left to fend for their self (unless they wish to be).

Expect a slow pace under 11 mph average with CycleNuts’ 50% downhill guarantee. Sweating is optional. Pictures, merriment, and other tourist activities heartily encouraged. Allow ample time for the nature of CycleNuts tours including

Trail-side breaks

Eating and drinking

Picture taking and posing

Pacing with the slowest riders

Looking at cool stuff along the way

And other sorts of tourist activities – as well as unforeseen detours, breakdowns, and delays of various sorts.

Helmets are not mandatory - CycleNuts tours give preference to bikeways - bicycle trails and protected bicycle lanes. Routes may include dedicated bicycle lanes on streets, bicycle ‘friendly’ streets, and of necessity, regular streets, parking lots, sidewalks, and unpaved trails. Darkness may be experienced on evening or early morning rides. Lights in good working order at all times on CycleNuts tours are a great idea – to be seen and to see!

SAG-free - CycleNuts tours, including travel and over-night accommodations, are self-supported with the slightest of guidance. SAG is not provided. Carpools and caravans are individual choices. Emergency road support – if necessary – may be a creative, collective group effort or you may need to fend for yourself. Be prepared with options.

Recommended Gear - A cycle (uni, bi, tri, tandem, E, recumbent, or cycle/trailer rig). Protective gear of your choice. ID. Front and rear lighting. Communication device. Spare tube. Patch kit. Air pump. Wrench kit. Cycle lock. Water. Energy bar. Funds for refreshment breaks and emergencies. Sun screen. Pest repellent.

Recommended Preparation – Pre-check (before you load that bike for transport to the starting spot) brakes, tire pressure, lights, and rideability. Consider what you are wearing on tour and what you may need for changing weather conditions.

​Yes – CycleNuts will offer cycling events in all four seasons – what else could be expected from CycleNuts?

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