Join CAMBA for our Fall trip to Lake Hope State Park during the weekend of September 28-30. Lake Hope is located outside of Athens, OH and is home to some of the best singletrack in Ohio. This trail is suitable for most abilities, so don’t be shy!
As always we’ll ride in groups of varying experience and skill levels led by CAMBA leaders. The hard core crowd can easily get in 30+ miles, while beginners can ride as little as a few miles since there are plenty of points to bail out and head back to camp. CAMBA has reserved the group campsite #118 (same as last year) for Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29. Some people will arrive Friday night and others Saturday morning. Camping is free.
Date: Fri. Sept. 28 – Sun. Sept. 30
-Saturday at 11 AM sharp we leave for the group ride. Distances will vary by ability.
-6-8 PM Dinner at the campground. BYO food and drink.
-8PM-??? Hanging out by the fire
-9 AM Sunday another group ride!
What to bring:
-Tent and camping gear. It’s normally pretty chilly at night, so pack accordingly.
-Bring your own food and drink for dinner. There will be some grills available, bring your own charcoal
-Warm riding clothes and rain gear. Weather may be chilly and/or wet.
-Lots of food and water for the trail.
-Always be prepared for epic rides: extra tubes, mini-pump, tools, etc.
Directions: Take Interstate 71 South to Columbus. When you reach the first intersection of the 270 outerbelt, take it east. Continue on 270, which will head south, until you reach Route 33. Take Route 33 east to Nelsonville and State Route 278. Take 278 South to Lake Hope State Park. (Driving time approximately 3.5-4.0 hours) Note: there are other ways (e.g. I-77 to SR 50) of getting to Lake Hope that may be faster, depending on traffic around Columbus. Consult your favorite electronic mapping device for alternatives.
We’re going to be in the campground at a group site. The campground connects to the trails. We are at campsite numbers 114. This is in the main campground, so just follow the signs. If heading South on 278, take the first right as you see the sign announcing Lake Hope State Park. You should pass a campground office not long after turning off 278.
Go to http://www.lakehopestatepark.com for a map of the park.