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Friday, August 1, 2008

WAD Bikeway Meeting Scheduled

The WAD Bikeway application for federal funding through MORPC is IN.

Next Meeting:

Monday, August 4th, 2008, 7:00pm
Linden Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library
2223 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

Cleveland@Kohr

Directions:
Exit I-71 at Hudson St
Go east
RON Cleveland - go one block
RON Kohr
Library parking lot on left

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

From the mailbag: A new framebuilder opening up shop in Columbus

My name is Adam. I run a bike based website right now here in Columbus. Stanridgespeed.com. Just wanted to let you know I quit my full time job recently and am headed out to Oregon to NBI to learn frame brazing. I have a pretty knowledgeable background when it comes to mechanics having worked on a SCCA racing team.

In February I will launch a new website and begin running my own handmade bike company here in the city with the hopes of having 5 complete frames and two complete bikes in the late spring of 09. I'm really excited and am following my passion. I'm not going to get rich however, I'll be happy as hell! I'll keep you posted!

Thanks Ray,

Adam Eldridge

Property owner stages showdown with paving crews on bike trail


BY JOSH JARMAN
The Columbus Dispatch

HEATH, Ohio — A property owner along a controversial bike trail in Licking County staged a showdown with crews paving the path this morning.

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Bike the C-Bus is scheduled for August 23 - Updates

We should have updated brochure for the ride later this week. The route has been updated and it should be available on the website for download later today. We have added some sponsors as well. Check out the website, www.bikethecbus.com for more details.

We are still looking for sponsors. Rest stop sponsors, paid sponsors and in-kind services are needed to make the ride successful. I hope everybody can come out and ride as well.

If you haven't joined Consider Biking you may want to consider riding the Bike the C-Bus. Why do I say that? Because with your ride registration fee you get a $15 dollar day of discount toward a Consider Biking membership. Check out their site for more details, www.considerbiking.org

A coupon is on Bike the C-Bus website that gives a FREE child's registration with a paid adult registration. Again, check out our site.

Thanks

Ray

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

7/28/2008 Ride Report

Can anyone post a comment as to where the ride route went?

I rode with a group of about ten of us who went west to the Mound and quarry. Then southwest toward the hilltop. We rode through Franklinton and turned south. We ended up on Greenlawn, turned east and north on High to the High Beck. 21 miles total.

Critical Mass Bicyclist Assaulted by NYPD

Monday, July 28, 2008

COP 22nd Ride The Darby

Date: Saturday August 2, 2008
Time: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Buckeye Grove Shopping Center
Street: Corner of Hoover Road and Route 665
City State Zip: Grove City
Phone: Dave Knight 614-284-4087 horshoo38-cop(at)yahoo.com; Jack Hornsby 614-877-3085 jackhornsby(at)cs.com
Notes: Registration/Sign-up: 7:00-9:00 AM. Parking in north east corner of Buckeye Grove Shopping Center parking lot only. Scenic routes along the Big Darby watershed are being planned with multiple mileage options from 30 to 100 miles. Plan lunch at the Harrisburg Homecoming Festival. Budget tour. $2 members, $4 nonmembers.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Team Hoyt

Very inspirational website and video.

Legally Speaking with Bob Mionske - When justice fails

Nineteen-year-old Autumn Grohowski was on her cell phone with her dad, just letting him know she would be home soon. It was June, a summer night in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and Autumn was approaching the trail she would take home. She was on her bike, and mindful of her safety, so she kept the call short — she told her dad “I don’t want to be killed by a car, so I don’t want to talk on the phone on the way home.”

Those were her last words.

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I was deeply saddened when I read this....

ODOT Bicycling Site

2008 Bicycle/Pedestrian TRAIL NEWS


The “Central Ohio Bicycle Route Guide” is a double-sided 18-page map set showing roads within a 50 mile radius from the center of Columbus. Scale is 1" = 1.5 miles, with larger scale for the metropolitan area. Cost is $16.02 (sales tax included) per set. Make checks payable to Columbus Outdoor Pursuits and send it to Maps, Columbus Outdoor Pursuits, 1525 Bethel Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43220. See their website, http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/main/forsale/forsale.htm for more information.