The Rubber City Meltdown

DATE TBD - potential new hotel construction on course

The Rubber City Meltdown

"The Akron Cycling Festival is about one simple, single step that could change the nature of our society - abandoning our automobiles and cycling instead."

The Festival is about exploring the vast resources available right outside our front doorstep and exploring the bike friendly City of Akron. It's about mapping out a family friendly route on the famous Tow Path Trail. Biking the blue line - a 25 mile scenic course through Akron and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It's about group rides on the Tow Path Trail and boarding the train on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for your return to the Northside. It's about hearing the sights and sounds of short course criterium racing. It's about participating on the way to your finish line and being a spectator cheering others on to their destination. It's about finishing off the day with the culture of the Akron Art Walk. It's about the cultural center of the Northside - the Heart of the Akron Cycling Festival.

The Akron Cycling Festival is a way to showcase two of Akron's great assets: strong neighborhoods and a energized bicycling community. We hope to continue to increase community awareness not only on the importance of walking and biking but also the convenience and high quality of life you can enjoy in the beautiful neighborhoods near downtown Akron.


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Rubber City Meltdown Criterium Race Criterium racing in downtown Akron returns. This one mile course has a little bit of everything, ups, downs, turns, speed, hurt, pain, joy and everything inbetween. All on a closed circut around the new Northside Lofts next to Car Gear and Luigi's.

The Blue Line Tour Tour downtown Akron and the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park including part of the Towpath Trail. The 23.5 mile course is a rolling, scenic tour of some of Akron's most beautiful destinations and winds through diverse neighborhoods, city highlights and historical landmarks throughout Akron.

Rail to Trail Adventure Experience the ultimate family adventure. Meet in the Northside Neighborhood and bike to downtown Peninsula. Upon arrival board the train and enjoy a ride back on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in time to watch the Rubber City Meltdown criterium race.

The Rubber City Meltdown


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