Bicycles are more welcome now than ever in your Geauga Park District. After evaluating trail conditions for suitability for bicycles, the Board of Park Commissioners has decided on July 12 to expand access to bicycles on the trails in the following parks: Orchard Hills Park, Observatory Park, Frohring Meadows, Chickagami Park, Headwaters Park, Beartown Lakes Reservation, Sunnybrook Preserve and The Rookery.

Selected parks were chosen for their accessible aggregate and asphalt trails, Executive Director Tom Curtin said. However, pedestrians will continue to have the right of way on these trails, and bicyclists must yield to all others (skaters, walkers, etc.) while biking in a controlled, responsible manner.

Bicyclists must also travel no more than two abreast, keep right except to pass with caution, announce their passing so as not to startle others, and move off trails when stopped.

Signage with this trail etiquette will be added soon to the pergola at each of the above parks.

All bike-friendly trails are open only to non-motorized forms of transportation, with the exception of motorized wheelchairs, which are permitted. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.