Eddy’s Bike Shop has chalked up its share of local and national accolades. Opened in 1940, father and son Jim and Jimmy Ruggles are its third-generation owners.
Employees like Zac Waugh, Eddy’s service manager, know bikes and their trails. For safe, family-friendly rides, head to North Chagrin Reservation with its scenic trails leading to River Road. More experienced riders should check out South Chagrin Reservation, which offers a different experience with rising parkways and options for side excursions on its hiking trails.
A little farther east, Waugh likes Chapin Forest Reservation at Lake Metroparks. The trails have a bit more crushed limestone and gravel and boast a scenic overlook of the area, as well as views of Downtown Cleveland.
Waugh says bike enthusiasts should consider joining touring clubs, such as Cleveland Touring Club or the Cleveland Triathlon Club. For a fun, midweek bike ride he invites everyone to Eddy’s Taco Tuesdays ride. Meet at the shop at 6:30 p.m., bike to Barrio in Willoughby, grab dinner and bike back to the shop.
2830 Bishop Road, Willoughby Hills, 440-943-2453, eddys.com