Explore Covington by Bike.
Follow the map for a 10-mile, 5-mile or 2-mile ride around Covington, passing through diverse neighborhoods, past historic structures and along parks and green spaces. All three tours are perfect for a Red Bike rental at any of the Red Bike Stations listed on the map.
Points of Interest
1. Covington Farmers Market
Start at E. 3rd St. and Greenup at the location of the Covington Farmers Market, which is open every Saturday, May through October, from 9am-1pm. Also at this site is a Red Bike Station and a very bike friendly business, Roebling Point Books and Coffee.
2. George Rogers Clark Park
This quaint urban park overlooks the Ohio River and is a great location to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Historically, this was the area where George Rogers Clark trained militia as a high ranking soldier during the Revolutionary War.
3. Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood
This is the location of the original plats of Covington, first purchased in 1814 by the Covington Company. Today the neighborhood is home to beautiful historic mansions and significant homes like the Daniel Carter Beard House, Carneal House and the Amos Shinkle House.
4. Randolph Park
This Eastside neighborhood park is named in honor of Dr. James Randolph, who had a practice at 1039 Greenup. The first African American doctor on staff at St. Elizabeth, Dr. Randolph delivered the majority of African American babies born in Covington between 1922 and 1958. The park has an Olympic -size pool and is currently being upgraded.
5. Licking River Greenway
The Licking River Greenway and Trail broke ground in Covington in 2010 and to date has grown to a more than 2 mile multi-modal structure connecting the neighborhoods of Latonia, Wallace Woods, Austinburg, Eastside, and Historic Licking Riverside. There are 17 Artworks murals along the greenway with ‘energy’-inspired designs.
6. Meinken Field
This historic field recently underwent a major renovation thanks to MLB and the Cincinnati Red’s and a variety of private donations. Meinken Field had been owned and maintained by the City of Covington for more than 50 years but is now owned by Covington Independent Public Schools.
7. Latonia Elementary
One of two elementary schools serving Latonia. The school, its students and faculty recently partnered with neighborhood residents, Center for Great Neighborhoods, and the City of Covington to build the Latonia Community Park. The park provides opportunities for physical activity for all ages.
8. Bill Cappel Sports Complex
This greenspace located in the Latonia area of Covington offers five lighted softball and baseball fields and two soccer fields. There is also a zero-depth Water Park that is open to only residents with pool passes. A new BMX Track is being developed on the north side of
the park this year, at the former impound lot.
9. Ritte’s Corner
On Church Street you’ll pass Ritte’s Corner one block west at Decoursey Ave. This historic 5 points intersection was the center of a lively business district in Latonia, a neighborhood that was a separate city until its annexation in 1909. The intersection is still the home to many local serving businesses and the Korean War Memorial Fountain.
10. Holy Cross Church and School
Holy Cross is a historic church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington. The campus straddles Church Street with the sanctuary and rectory on the east side and elementary school, high school and former convent on the west. The church was completed in 1908. The complex was added to the National Register in 1986
11. Marge Schott – Unnewehr Boys and Girls Club
This community organization received support from the Marvin Lewis Foundation last year. 38 Bengals players and 150 volunteers constructed a community garden, play structure, walking path and helped with many other improvements.
12. Linden Grove Cemetery
This public cemetery opened in 1843. It’s 60 acres, in the midst of the urban core of Covington, comprise the 2nd largest green space in the city. Recent efforts by its board of directors and Friends of Linden Grove have dramatically improved its condition and accessible, making it a destination for enjoying nature and a valuable community asset.
13. Heimann Lumber Mill
Hellmann lumber products can be found in nearly every major church, home, institution, and long-time business in Covington. The historic building is bing renovated by the Center for Great Neighborhoods as a center for creative placemaking and community building efforts.
14. Orchard Park
This pocket park in the Westside has been developed by passionate citizens interested in community and urban agriculture with support from the Center for Great Neighborhoods. In addition to a Cov 200 mural, there are live chickens and an urban garden here.
15. Goebel Park
An iconic Covington Park, Goebel has been getting a lot of attention lately due to the citizen-led improvements by Make Goebel Great. Goats were recently located on the hillside to help clear some invasive species. A brand new playground was also recently installed.
16. Historic Downtown Covington
Madison Avenue was once the home to Northern Kentucky’s premier shopping and downtown celebrations. Several long-time businesses are still open and many new ones are opening every year. Today you’ll find diverse quality dining options, live music and wedding venues, some retail, and a slew of creative and professional offices as well as the Gateway Community & Technical College Urban Campus.