Beacon Journal staff

CUYAHOGA FALLS: The National Park Service will close the Ira Trailhead for several hours this week for a major bicycle tour.


The popular trailhead, off Riverview Road north of Ira Road in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, will close at 8 p.m. Friday and remain closed until 1 p.m. Saturday.


The move will accommodate bicyclists on the Summer Tour of Metro Parks (STOMP) on the Towpath Trail.


Park visitors are asked to park at the Botzum, Hunt Farm and Indigo Lake trailheads, all of which are near the Ira Trailhead.


The Towpath Trail will remain open.