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Friday, September 17, 2010

COP-Tour of Hocking Hills - Saturday September 18, 2010

Date: Saturday September 18, 2010
Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Notes: 20th Annual Tour of Hocking Hills - Budget Tour
Saturday, September 18th 7:00-9 a.m.
Circleville High School. Roads will be marked and maps provided. All options are hilly. Tune-up for Columbus Fall Challenge 75-100 miles. Budget Tour. $2 member, $4 non-member.
Peggie Shaw peggie17 AT yahoo.com
Mitch O'Donnell goodjohan@yahoo.com

Hilltop area Critical Manners bike ride - Sunday, September 19th

Name of the event: Hilltop area Critical Manners bike ride
Purpose: Tour the bike routes (mostly on the road) through the Hilltop
neighborhoods, including the the Steele bike boulevard, Hilltop
connector to future Scioto bridge, Sullivant Trace trail, and low
traffic neighborhood streets. Critical Manners is a peaceful, purposeful
and respectful bike event where cyclists obey all traffic laws and do
their best to share the road effectively with all other vehicles and
pedestrians.
Date: Sunday, September 19th
Start time: 2PM
Estimated end time: 4 PM
Starting and ending location: Westgate Park parking lot next to
recreation center 455 S Westgate Ave
Route length: approximately 11 miles at easy pace with occasional stops
Ride leader: League of American Bicyclists instructor Tricia Kovacs
pkovacs@att.net 476-9093
Route map: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Hilltop-Tour
(subject to change at the whim of the ride leader)
Note: Tricia strongly encourages participants to wear a helmet for safety

Bicycles offer a lifeline in rural Zambia - CNN

Tuesday Night Ride Recap - 09/14/10

Highlights
Close to 30 riders
Hayden Run Falls
Antrim Park
High Street
27 miles
Great weather
Tip Top for food/drink
Someone forgot their key and locked to my bike.
Someone else can pick locks and freed my bike. (Thanks Jay!)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tour de Cause - From the mailbag

Web Site tourdecause.org.
Not up to date with the 2011 stuff.

The Tour De Cause 2011 will be July 17th.
Starting and returning Ohio University Lancaster.
Start time 7:00 AM
Routes of 10, 25,40,60 and 100 miles.
Full support ride  with lunch, food supplied rest stops and food at the end.
Entertainment at OUL on your return.
Money raised will support the Fairfield County Recovery Center in drug treatment, drug awareness and support.

Fall Leaf Tour October 16th - From the mailbag Crook's Cycle Right

I road this route on Sunday and it winds around the Wayne Natl. forest on great roads with spectacular views. Part of this route also in on the "Rim of the World" route.

October 16th a group of my relatives will be providing rest stops, route support and sag for donations.
http://beta.mapmyride.com/route/detail/22814664/

We are also mapping a shorter route for folks that don't want to go 67 miles.
This is hilly, however I was surprised by lack of really challenging hills - there is one really hard one with many long gradual climbs that take you up for a great view of the forest. If you did Pelotonia 102 , you can do this ride. If you did Pelotonia 40, you will be able to do the short route.

Look forward to riding with you in Oct.
John

Tuesday Night Ride Recap - 09/07/10

Highlights

18 riders. 

A few sprinkles, but no rain. 

Tailwind out to airport. 

Rollercoaster road

Back to OTE for pizza at Yellow Brick Pizza.



Sunday, September 12, 2010

George Uh Palooza 09122020

Highlights
Ride was organized by another George
50 miles
Averaged 17mph
10mph+ headwinds
Rode with 10+ people from Hilliard to northwest and back

COP Covered Bridge Tour 09112010

Highlights
Rode with Mitzy
Brett did century and Tim and Bill did 70
50 miles
Averaged 16mph
1000 ft climbing
Canal Winchester northeast to Millersport