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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Head to Toledo for 23rd METROPARKS TOUR on Saturday, 7/16

THE METROPARKS BICYCLE TOUR offers you the opportunity to visit up to four scenic, wooded, Toledo Metroparks and view the historic Maumee River. There are four routes: a fifteen mile route through Oak Openings; a 31 mile route to Fallen Timbers Monument, plus Oak Openings and Farnsworth Parks; a 62 mile route which also goes to Secor Park; and a 100 mile route which visits the same parks as the 62 mile loop, plus the scenic roads of Fulton County. Maps and marked routes with pavement arrows. SAG service for emergencies or non-repairable breakdowns.

Where: Tour will begin and end at Fallen Timbers Middle School at 6119 Finzel Rd. in Whitehouse, Ohio . (FROM SOUTH) Head north on I-75 to I-475 north, exit on US-24 toward Waterville, Ohio, turn right at first traffic light onto Dutch Rd., Take Dutch Rd. to end and turn right on Finzel Rd., school on right 1 mile ahead. (FROM NORTH) Head south on US-23 to I-475 south, exit on US-24 toward Waterville, Ohio, turn right at first traffic light onto Dutch Rd., Take Dutch Rd. to end and turn right on Finzel Rd., school on right 1 mile ahead.

When: Registration will be open at 7 AM to 10 AM. on Saturday, July 16, 2011. Longer distance riders should start early.

Food: Snack stops on all routes. Lunch for 100 mile, and 62 mile and 31 mile riders only in park along he beautiful, tranquil Maumee River.

Children: are encouraged to participate to the extent of their abilities. All riders under the age of 18 must have a release form signed by parent or guardian. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Lodging: Upon request a list of area overnight accommodations will be provided.

Helmets: All riders are reqired to wear an ANSI/Snell/CPSC approved helmet while riding.

Safety: Ohio law regards the bicycle as a vehicle. The same rules apply to a bicyclist or a motorist. This means riding WITH traffic, stopping at all stop signs and red lights and giving hand signals to indicate turns. Be courteous to motorists and move to the right in single file to permit vehicles to pass. Safety is your own responsibility.



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