This ride is easy to remember, considering you’re on the same stretch of roadway for about 30 miles—Route 555, more commonly known as The Triple Nickel ride. This stretch of twisting road takes you through rural Ohio, south of Zanesville, where you’ll enjoy sprawling farmland, rolling meadows, and crisp country air surrounding you. The best part about this ride is that it’s isolated, which is why so many riders are drawn to Route 555 when all they want to feel is the wind whipping through their helmet. If you want to let go and enjoy the scenery, this ride is for you. So open up your Thirsty Biker app, and let’s get ready to enjoy a serene ride through rural Ohio. In episode 41 of the Thirsty Biker Chronicles, we’re taking on The Triple Nickel, rollin’ down Route 555 for a ride that’s unlike the rest.

Must-See Stops

Riverside cafe

Our first stop is in Zanesville at Putnam Tavern, where you’ll find home-cooked favorites, like meatloaf, wings, country-fried steak, and more delicious down-home dishes. They’re always celebrating something at Putnam Tavern, whether it’s a holiday or a local’s birthday, so join in on the celebration and enjoy some ice-cold refreshing beverages while you’re at it. Our next stop takes us to the appropriately named Triple Nickel Saloon, where you’ll find plenty of fellow riders waiting to talk about the next epic ride. Triple Nickel Saloon is the ultimate meeting place for bikers from all over, from outdoor seating to a well-stocked bar, plus plenty of parking for motorcycles.

Once you’re finished resting and sharing riding stories, head to the Riverside Café for food, drinks, and regular entertainment, including bike nights, camping trips, and more fun activities for patrons to enjoy. There’s always something going on, from cornhole tournaments to chili cook-offs at Riverside Café. When you’re ready to hit the road, continue south on Route 555 toward Chesterhill to explore the local state parks, wineries, and historical landmarks. Take a detour to a local brewery or go horseback riding and tour a nearby ranch. This area is filled with things to do and is especially enjoyable for history buffs.

The Ride

Triple Nickel ride map

When you’re ready for a challenge on the road, you’re ready for the Triple Nickel ride. From the isolated ambiance surrounding you to the sharp curves of the road, Route 555 is best explored by experienced riders. Novice riders will surely need to travel with riders who are well-versed in challenging terrain for this one. Autumn is a beautiful time of year to explore this area, but be careful and check the weather first to ensure it’s safe for riding. You’ll sink into the feeling of the ride through Route 555. With the unbelievably calm atmosphere and picturesque landscape around you, this ride is best when you want to escape it all. So, Thirsty Bikers, are you ready to take on a one-of-a-kind ride? Then, fire up your Thirsty Biker apps, and let’s get ready to take on the twisties of Route 555.

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