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The Creekside Trail is part of the Miami Valley Trail network. The trail runs from Xenia Station in Xenia to the Eastwood Metro Park in Dayton. In Greene County, it is called the Creekside Trail, in Montgomery County it is called the Creekside Recreational Trail. This segment is 17.2 miles long and runs East to West along Route 35 for most of its length. The trail is maintained by Greene County and Montgomery County. The entire length of the trail is paved with very little grade. The trail follows railroad right-of-ways that were converted to trails.
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In Beavercreek, there are several places to park along the trail. You can view the available map to find the official parking areas for Creekside Trail. You can also use this map to find walking or bike access to the trail. The “P” symbols designate parking, the bike symbol designates walking or bike access. The trail can also be access at all crossroads.
To report maintenance needs along Creekside Trail, send an email to Creekside Trail Maintenance with specific maintenance information. The information will then be sent to the proper authorities. Please be as specific as you can about where the issue is and what needs to be done.
The Miami Valley Rails Trails organization has the most up-to-date information about the trail network and plans.
Beavercreek has a long-term plan to mark routes that have fairly low volumes of vehicle traffic and having fairly good visibility to vehicle drivers for bikers and pedestrians using the routes for bicyclists to use to get around in Beavercreek. There are two routes that are marked, with others planned. View a map online.
Beavercreek's Bikeway and Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Committee does not organize rides. There are several organizations in the area that sponsor group rides. One of the most comprehensive list of organized rides can be found on the Dayton Cycling Club webpage.
Assuming you have a mobile phone (there are no pay or fixed phones along Creekside Trail), you should call 911 and report your position as accurately as possible.
There are water fountains at Fifth Third Gateway Park and parking lot along Factory Road. Please note these fountains are turned off in late fall through early spring.
You can find more information on laws governing the use of bicycles on roadways at the following sources:
You can register you bicycle with the City of Dayton on their Police Bicycle Registration website.
The following locations have bicycle racks available to the public:
You can send an email to the Bikeway Advisory Committee for route, project, sign suggestions you may have to improve the trails or signage concerning the trails.
The Beavercreek Bikeway and Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Committee meets monthly and you are invited to attend any of those meetings and provide input at that time.Other biking organizations in the area include: