Athens to extend Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

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ATHENS, Ohio (WTAP) The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway stretches from Nelsonville through downtown Athens past Ohio University.

Now there are two projects in the works to extend it even further.

One of those projects is a bikeway spur that will connect the bikepath to Columbus Road.

That project is expected to be finished in 2017.

The second project is an extension of the path. A mile and a half will be added on the east end.

It will run in front of Holzer Clinic and connect with Canaan Road. That project is expected to be finished in 2018.

The city says the path is a well-utilized resource in the community.

"Families love it, like I said, tourists love it. It gets really well used by our university students. We feel like, as much as we can, contribute to projects that encourage walking and biking. That's also a positive in the health spectrum," says Athens County Planner Miranda Kridler.

The bikeway spans 18 miles long and has many points of interest along the way.

If you don't own your own bike, there are even several places around the Athens area that you can rent a bike for a day.

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