NOTE: This tour is largely outdoors and can be done safely with social distancing and proper safety precautions throughout. Do not hesitate to bring a mask if you wish.
Outdoor Pursuits has partnered with the Green Lawn Cemetery Association to provide guided tours of the Green Lawn Cemetery. The bike tour is narrated by naturalist and historian Randy Rogers. It’s a great way for the casual cyclist to experience the rich history contained in this large, iconic cemetery.
The tour will start and end in front of Green Lawn Abbey, a short distance from the cemetery.
Green Lawn Cemetery is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Ohio. The cemetery represents a vast treasure, encompassing over 200 years of history and is the resting place of many prominent residents of Columbus. The tour will stop at several locations for informative discussions of notable graves, monuments, family mausoleums, and the Huntington Chapel, to name a few. The cemetery is also home to 150 species of trees and several state champion trees, as well as a recognized bird sanctuary.
Columbus Outdoor Pursuits can provide easy-to-ride cruiser-style bikes and helmets, or you can bring your own bike and helmet (please indicate on registration). Please allow approximately 2 hours for the entire visit. Free parking at Green Lawn Abbey, 700 Greenlawn Avenue – the tour departure and arrival point. If the weather conditions do not allow a safe trip, we will reschedule or give you a full refund.
A portion of your registration fee goes to the Green Lawn Cemetery Association.