July 12, 2010

A Day on the Loveland Bike Trail

Saturday morning was a beautiful day in the 'Nati so I dusted off my bike and headed out for a ride along the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. My running buddy and I met up in historic downtown Loveland for our jaunt north towards the town of Morrow. The portion of the trail we road covers 13.2 miles. We enjoyed a nice leisurely ride out the 13 miles and stopped off at a very cute ice cream shop called Miranda's. This is a great place right off the bike trail that offers ice cream, BBQ sandwiches, and a restroom - which is very nice! We enjoyed our sweet treats and took a break from the bikes for a few minutes to soak up some of the gorgeous sunshine the day was offering. The fine folks at Miranda's also put out a huge jug of ice water for local bikers to use when they stop at their restaurant. Thanks Julie for introducing me to Miranda's - I'd definitely recommend checking it out if you find yourself cruising along the bike trail in Morrow.
After our stop, we snapped a self portrait and headed back south for the 13.2 mile return trip.
We wrapped up the day with a stop for beverages and lunch at Paxton's bar and grill back in Loveland. Paxton's is right on the main street off the bike trail and offers a nice selection of "bar food" to snack on after a day of exercising. And nothing beats a hot day on the bike trail like a huge glass of water and a pint of Bell's Oberon Ale - d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!
All in all, a great day spent enjoying the summer weather in Cincy & a fun day out on the Dolce.

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