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Friday, September 7, 2007

Columbus Bicentennial Bikeways Master Plan Workshop

Hello to all,

The City of Columbus will be a holding a public meeting September 26, 2007 to discuss the ongoing Bicentennial Bikeways Planning efforts. The study will include an assessment of current conditions and identify potential improvements for implementation. The public meeting will be interactive, providing an opportunity to hear background information on the study, review data collected on existing conditions, and offer the public an opportunity to provide input and comments.

The public meeting is scheduled as follows:
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Cyclist “Happy Hour” 4-5 p.m.
Place: The Pavilion at North Bank Park Directions
Please join us! For more information, please visit the project web site http://www.altaplanning.com/columbus/
The current project newsletter is available by clicking the following link.
It is designed to be able to print and post for review and notice by interested groups.
http://www.altaplanning.com/columbus/ColumbusNewsletterSummer07.pdf
Parking for this event has been arranged after 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Atlas Blueprint located at 374 W. Spring Street at the corner of Spring & Hanover Streets.

We look forward to you insight and valuable input on this important transportation project. Please feel to share this information with your employer or other interested parties.

If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 645 - 7488 or email me at srtweed@columbus.gov.



Steve Tweed
Project Manager

City of Columbus
Public Service Department
Transportation Division
Planning & Programming
645-7488
srtweed@columbus.gov

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Millersport Corn Festival Ride Report

Saturday September 1

My friend Kevin came over from Pittsburgh to ride. The route was announced as 50 miles but it ended up being 45. We started at the Bloom Carroll High School in Carroll Ohio and headed east on Carroll Eastern Road. We then turned north and stair stepped through the cornfields. After we emerged from the fields Buckeye Lake appeared on the horizon. We rode the southern shore past houses and a park and ended up at the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival (www.sweetcornfest.com). As we were pulling up to the festival the bell started to ring announcing that the corn was ready. They do it right at Millersport. They have an automatic husking machine that spits out gobs of corn. After a few pieces of corn and a sandwich we headed back to the high school back through the cornfields. Beautiful weather. Great people. Good food.

It always amazes me the people you meet on a ride. Kevin kept up with a faster group and when I caught up to him I was introduced to Andrew. Kevin started chatting with him and found out he is from Pittsburgh (of all places). Small world indeed.

September 3 Ride Report

All I can say for this edition of the ride was the three stops for flat tires killed the momentum. We lost more than two thirds of the riders by the time we got to the High Beck.