Bikes & Hikes


Shaker has been designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists and its Bicycle Friendly America program. Only 13 Ohio communities have achieved this distinction.

Where to Walk and Ride

Everywhere! There are approximately 200 miles of sidewalks and neighborhood streets with low speed limits provide numerous opportunities for all skill levels. View the illustrated map (PDF) of Shaker's great outdoors chock full of places to go for fun and exercise. Also view the City's collection of self-guided City tours, which can be done on foot or by bike.

The below are the City's multipurpose paths, designed for runners, walkers and cyclists:

Fanrnsleigh Rd. Multipurpose Path & Warrensville Center Rd. Multipurpose Path

Runs along the north side of Farnsleigh Rd. through the Van Aken District with connections to a one-mile multipurpose path on the east side of Warrensville Center Rd. from the City's southern border to Thornton Park, providing an easy way to traverse a busy section of roadway in the Van Aken District. These paths will be connected to the new Van Aken Bikeway.

Horseshoe Lake Park Trail

Trails in and around Horseshoe Lake Park total 1.3 miles. A combination of paved, gravel and boardwalk trails are located at the center of the park. A paved trail leads from the center of the park, along South Park Boulevard and over the dam; this trail connects with the 1.4 mile Cleveland Heights trail along North Park Boulevard. Note: The connection between North and South Park boulevards, on the west side of Horseshoe Lake, is closed until the Doan Brook Restoration Project is complete.

Central paved path provides ADA access to the following:

  • Natural Playground
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Pavilions
  • Restrooms
  • Tree House

Lake-to-Lakes Trail

Five mile paved trail begins at Horseshoe Lake Park dam and connects to Lake Erie / Gordon Park along North Park Boulevard, Fairhill Road, Stokes and MLK Boulevard includes:

  • Bike Racks
  • Bike Repair Station
  • Doggie Waste Bags
  • Garbage Cans
  • Maps

Library Loop Path

Half - mile paved loop path travels around the Main Library, Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, Sunrise Assisted Living and Around the World Playground and includes mileage markers. Access the trail from the parking lot at 3450 Lee Rd.

Shaker Median Trail

Mile and a half paved trail runs along the south side of the Shaker Boulevard median between Warrensville and Sulgrave. Connects to 1.5 miles of paved trails in Beachwood and Pepper Pike and provides ADA access to the following:

  • Benches
  • Doggie Waste Bags
  • Garbage Cans
  • Mileage Markers

Southerly Park Fitness Trail

Includes 14 fitness stations. Access Southerly Park at the corner of South Park Blvd. and S. Woodland Rd.

Thornton Park Loop Path

Quarter mile packed gravel trail loops around the swimming pool and playground. Access the trail at Thornton Park (3301 Warrensville Center Rd.).

Ride on the Road

The citywide Bike Route Plan (PDF) identifies a network of on-road bike routes that connect major points of interest in the City, such as parks, schools, and shopping areas.


Children under the age of 14 are required to ride their bike on the sidewalk. Persons 14 years of age and older may operate a bicycle on the roadways. Every person operating a bicycle upon a sidewalk shall yield the right of way to all pedestrians.

Residents are encouraged to obtain a bicycle license from the Police Department. Bike helmets are required for all riders over the age of 5.