GETTING AROUND COLUMBUS ON FOOT AND BY BIKE
The People Trail system, more than 27 miles and counting, takes you over the river, through the woods, and under the interstate. Along the river, you’re likely to see a blue heron in flight. Along the western stretch of trail, you’ll notice butterflies inhabiting the wildflower gardens along State Road 46. As you journey westward, two tunnels take you safely under Interstate 65. The trail system takes you through the natural beauty of several parks, past significant modern architecture and through quaint residential areas.
Columbus by bike maps are readily available and free! The handy pocket map is found throughout the community, including The Visitors Center and local bicycle retailers. The People Trail, side paths, bicycle lanes, preferred bicycle routes, difficult connections, trail parking, and bike repair stations are all displayed.
GRAB A B-CYCLE
BIKE AND GO!
Find out how you can get around Columbus on a B-Cycle bike.
Columbike is a next-generation bike-sharing program, available for both residents and visitors. It is a zero-hassle, zero-emissions way to get around town.
Imagine a bike that is always ready to ride, where and when you want to ride it. The tires are always inflated and the chain is never rusty. A bike with a basket to carry your knapsack. A bike with front and rear lights and a bell, that fits people tall and short. A bike that’s there when you need it, and gone when you don’t.
Anyone with B-Cycle membership in a B-Cycle city, such as Miami, Denver, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis can use their membership card when visiting those cities to just check out a bike and go!
BEST BIKE RIDE
According to Bicycling magazine, a 55-mile bike route that is the best in the state starts right here in Columbus! The magazine says:
- “I’ve ridden in nearly all corners of Indiana and 23 other states, and my favorite ride is from Columbus heading west into the hills. You can ride 50 miles and see 10 cars total, and you can start and finish at Dag’s, a great ice-cream shop with unique flavors. Try persimmon, heavenly hash, or a concoction called coffee and brownies.” – Connie Szabo Schmucker, advocacy director for Bicycle Garage Indy.
Columbus was cited as one of Indiana’s seven bike-friendly communities by The League of American Bicyclists. The Bicycle Friendly America program recognizes communities that actively support bicycling.