Areas Along Lexington Biking Trails
After passing through some winding wooded areas of the trail that offer a break from the sun, you’ll arrive at the village of Lexington. A growing community of families, Lexington offers small-town charms and cycling amenities right off the trail. Y-Not Cycling and Fitness offers bicycle sales & repair, group rides and events, bike rentals, as well as cycling apparel, accessories, and components you may need during your ride.
Lexington is a great place to stop for lunch or light refreshment. Nickel & Bean offers craft coffees, teas, smoothies, and in-house made baked goods in a beautifully restored brick building that dates back to the 1840’s. If your group can’t decide between a stop for food or ice cream, pedal over to the Cup & Cone Café for both! For dinner or a late lunch, try The Happy Grape (only open Saturdays for lunch) for delicious flatbreads, or try Lexington’s newest Mexican-Korean fusion dining experience, Tito’s Cantina & Grill.
Lexington has plenty of convenient and free trail parking, fully-plumbed restroom facilities and family-friendly public parks directly adjacent to the B&O Trail.
Where can I stay the night along the trail? Between Lexington and Bellville, Comfort Inn Splash Harbor and Quality Inn & Suites Mansfield/Bellville offer nearby access to the bike trail. These are great places to stay if you want to spend one day traveling the southern leg of the trail, and one day traveling north. Pause your long ride here and take the kids to play in the splash park at Comfort Inn Splash Harbor, or play a round of mini-golf at Der Dutchman Miniature Golf. This is also a great midpoint to refuel for the rest of your ride with hearty Amish fare from Der Dutchman Restaurant, or an overflowing locomotive basket of burgers and fries as you dine in a refurbished train car at Buckeye Express Diner.