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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Schnormeier Garden Ride is Saturday, June 8, 2013 #letsride

• 8:00AM from McNamara Park [Map here]
• 9:30AM From Centerburg. Start time is approximate. Wait until the McNamara Park group arrives.

This is a casual ride to the beautiful garden estate of the Schnormeier's in Gambier, Ohio. The gardens, waterfalls, and sanctuary houses are situated on 75 beautifully landscaped acres and are open to the public for only 5 days a year! 

There are 2 ride options with access to food and water at Centerburg and Mt. Vernon. It will be a mix of road and paved trail riding. On Downing Rd. there is .7 miles of gravel which is doable on narrow road bike tires but you may choose to walk your bike for a short bit (only on the Option 1 route). There is also a very short bit of the Heart of Ohio Bike Trail this is unpaved but is doable on narrow road tires. The route is mostly flat with two short, steep climbs one mile from the destination. Lunch stop is planned after the visit to the gardens in Mt. Vernon at the Southside Diner (only one mile off route) in Mt. Vernon. We'll probably spend 1 1/2hrs at the gardens.

It is recommended that riders carry water, snacks, and spare inner tubes. There is no sag for this ride! Riders ride at their own risk.

Option 1: 84miles. Meet at McNamara Park and launch at 8:00AM. Meet up with second group in Centerburg which is a snack stop.

Option 2: 42miles. Meet at Heart of Ohio trailhead in Centerburg, Ohio ready to launch approximately at 9:30AM but wait for the group that starts earlier at McNamara Park


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