is the bicentennial year for London, Ohio, the county seat for Madison County. To help celebrate the event, various activities are planned throughout the year, especially over the Fourth of July weekend. The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails will sponsor a family bicycle tour from London to Brighton. This fun ride will start at Cowling Park on Main Street and Park Avenue from 7-9 a.m. on Saturday, July 2nd. It will follow rural roads through the mostly flat to slightly rolling hills, past many farms and scenic countryside. Take your time and enjoy the sites along the way, such as the London State Fish Hatchery. Rural Brighton, Ohio, is a bit more laid back than its namesake in England, but enjoy the rest and refreshments when you arrive. The return trip to London will be by a different route to keep your adventure interesting. There are stops at various activities, including the Madison County Historical Society and the quilt display at the First Presbyterian Church. At the end of the ride, there will be food vendors in the cool shade at Cowling Park. Your total round-trip will be about 28 miles, should you decide to include the rural Brighton loop.
Click here for a map of the 13.1-mile tour.
Click here for a map of the 28.6-mile tour.
Click here for a detail map of downtown London.
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London to Brighton Bicentennial Bicycle Tour
Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails
P.O. Box 308
London, Ohio 43140