Road Rube Rides
Bowling Green to Port Clinton on 105
Distance: 35 miles
Time: 48 minutes
Bowling Green to Port Clinton follows the river and through the woods (and fields)
Take 105 heading east out of Bowling Green which turns into 163 in Oak Harbor through to Port Clinton on Lake Erie. The road is mostly in decent shape aside from a couple stretches of relatively rough road, but nothing that’s really bad. The good sections of road are very good.
105 and 163 runs along Portage River. There aren’t many views of the river, but the road follows the river and that makes the ride fun. The road weaves nicely through farms and fields and some small groves of trees. It’s a 55 mph speed limit and there a few curves that slow you down a little, but most of the ride can be taken at speed.
The Bottom Line
It’s not one of those rides that you’ll rave about at the end of the day, but it’s definitely worth riding on a sunny afternoon.