Kreuzweg Cycling Pilgrimage through the Land of of the Cross Tipped Churches in West Central Ohio, USA.
Kreuzweg, a German word for "Way of the Cross" is a cycling pilgrimage in the Land of the Cross Tipped Churches in West Central Ohio. The logo with colorful cross arrows represents geographically and culturally the 5 "ways", varying from 20 up to 60 miles. The "ways" radiate from the village of Maria Stein, located at the heart of the Cross Tipped Church region.
If you can't join us in on any organized rides, the links to maps on this website can guide anyone to their own self guided pilgrimage any time of the year. So here we go...
On the heels of last years success riding in tandem with the New Bremen Pumpkin Festival we are excited about linking with two existing holiday cycling events in 2018 in Mercer & Auglaize County and giving riders a Kreuzweg experience option with these popular rides.
The St. Henry Steeple Chase on Sat. June 30 features a route with 7 historic churches. The Fryburg Mock Turtle Festival ride on Sat. Sept. 1 features 4 churches.
Cycling Pilgrims are invited to register for these rides and enjoy all the benefits the rides offer like T-shirts and snacks and more by electing to ride as a pilgrim group. We will be assured of a host to guide us through the church and stamps for the Kreuzweg passport .
Here's what one cycling pilgrim had to say about Kreuzweg
"The Kreuzweg bike tour was a one-of-a-kind family activity. The Churches were beautiful and it was an amazing way to spend a day touring, praying and having fun with our family. Even our eight-year-old daughter, who had just learned to ride a bike, was able to complete the 20-mile ride. We'll definitely be back next year!"
-- Tim Bete