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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tuesday Night Ride Recap - 07/27/10

20+ people
26 miles
Hills Market destination

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Team Speranza Spin-a-thon - From mailbag

A team of cyclist is preparing for Pelotonia - all are doing the 102 mile route to Athens. 
Spin-a-thon this weekend at Cyclist Connection in Canal Winchester. Starting at 5 PM Friday, they will be spinning until 5 PM Saturday. 

Pelotonia training rides (and non Pelatonia riders) starting at 8 AM Saturday. I will lead one of the rides helping with climbing technique as we hit the hills. 

All are welcome, the more the merrier!

See you there, 
John Crook
Crook's Cycle Right

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Helmet rule likely to go on Bexley's books - Columbus Local News

By LAURA ENGLEHART
Published: Monday, July 26, 2010 4:53 PM EDT
Bexley city officials are expected to impose a new law next week that would fine parents if their children are riding a bicycle in Bexley without a helmet, but not all officials agree they should intervene.

The city proposed an amendment last month to its bicycle and motorcycle laws that would require children under 16 to wear a helmet while operating a bicycle on a city street, sidewalk or alley.

Parents of children caught riding without a helmet would pay a $25 fine; however, the offense would not be considered criminal, according to the proposal.

City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed amendment at its Tuesday, July 27 meeting with a unanimous recommendation from Safety Committee members to approve the new rules.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Dylan's Solo Ride

GO: Sierra Nevada Ride from DJ Menges on Vimeo.

reTAGit's Annual Bicycle Sale - Commercial Auction

Sunday August 8, 2010 8:00 PM in Columbus OH, USA 43201

DescriptionreTAGit's Annual Bicycle Sale
Internet Only Auction Begins: Now 
VIEW BIKES HERE
Ends: August 8th at 8pm EST 
Location: 1123 Goodale Blvd. Columbus, OH 43201 
 Highlights:Whether you ride with your kids, pedal to work, or joy ride on trails bicycling is fun.Each year reTAGit makes several hundred used bicycles available for purchase in our annual bicycle auction.This year there are over 150 bicycles of all different type, shape, size and condition. There are road bicycles, Mountain, BMX, Vintage, Youth and even some rare finds.Come out to the pre-view on Saturday and have a look find the one you like and place your bid. If you can get dad to lend you his tools many of these bicycles just need some minor adjustments. A portion of the proceeds goes to "Third Hand Bicycle Co-op 174 East Fifth Ave. Columbus, Oh 43201 
INSPECTION: Saturday Aug 8th 12 noon to 5pm Local Time 
Free Hot Dogs and Soda 
REMOVAL: Sunday Aug 9th 11 am to 4 pm Local Time No Exceptions 

Bikes and Cars: A Lesson in Los Angeles - NYT

Bikes and Cars: A Lesson in Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles on a jaunt earlier this month.City of Los AngelesMayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles on a jaunt earlier this month.
Green: Living
Attending the Copenhagen climate conference last December, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles had a revelation: his own city needed to do more to promote bicycling as a clean form of transportation.
“I’ll tell you what I came away with: that in the area of bicycling, I’ve got to do a better job and the city’s got to do a better job,” Mr. Villaraigosa told Southern California Public Radio.
Last weekend, however, the mayor learned a tough lesson about urban cycling firsthand: cars and bikes don’t mix.

23rd Ridge Runner Ramble - Saturday, August 14th

New Albany Elementary School, 87 N. High Street, New Albany. Roads will be marked and maps provided.  Short route has three hills; longer routes have many more. Ride the ridges on routes of 31/52/85/100 miles. Budget Tour. $2 member, $4 non-member.

Joanna Pallos jootbuck AT aol.com 614-868-6875
Tom and Debbie Davis bikeus700x23 AT columbus.rr.com 614-296-9981
Mark Curtner mcurtner AT columbus.rr.com

24th Ride The Darby - Saturday, August 7th. - 7:00-9 a.m. start

Saturday, August 7th.  7:00-9 a.m.
Buckeye Grove Shopping Center at the corner of Hoover Road and Route 665, Grove City, OH. Parking in northeast corner of lot only. Scenic routes along the Big Darby and nearby watersheds Roads will be marked and maps provided. Flat to rolling mileage options from 30 to 100 miles. Budget Tour. $2 member, $4 non-member.
Dave Knight 614-284-4087 horshoo38-op AT yahoo.com
Jack Hornsby 614-877-3085 jackhornsby AT cs.com

Granville Ride Recap 07252010

Highlights
4 riders to start, Adam DNF because of heat sickness
63 miles
16.4mph average
2100 feet climbing
Stopped in Granville for a rest break