Showing posts from May 18, 2008

White Castle Hamburger Rally - Monday May 26 6PM

White Castle Columbus Slide - Gastric Century Start Time: Monday May 26th 6PM - (Chance of thunderstorms, but temps in the 60's) Start Location: 15th and High Street Purpose: To ride to all 13 White Castle Restaurant locations in Columbus within the beltway. Due to time constrains we felt dropping the 6 locations outside the beltway would be beneficial to our beltline. Please bring a digital camera or cell phone with camera. I may have people photograph locations as proof. Prizes (courtesy of Genuine Innovations ) will be handed out. See map below and tentative route further down page. To be fair when awarding prizes I think it makes sense that we all ride as a group to each of the locations. This is a fun ride and I have not decided how we will hand out prizes yet, so we may have prizes for most burgers eaten at one stop or over the whole evening. Please stay tuned and I will post more info when available. View Larger Map 2725 N. High St. Columbus, OH , 43202 354

Three "Ghost Bikes" have appeared at sites where cyclists were killed by motorized vehicles.

Three "Ghost Bikes" have appeared at sites where cyclists were killed by motorized vehicles. The appearance of these GHOST BIKES on the eve of the Ride of Silence, are a visual reminder of the carnage that cyclists face while trying to maintain their rightful place on the public roadways. More info at Consider Biking

Bicycle Film Festival - Not coming to Columbus

Get there if you can. If not, here is the site... About BFF The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates the bicycle. We are into all styles of bikes and biking. If you can name it-Tall Bike Jousting, Track Bikes, BMX, Alleycats, Critical Mass, Bike Polo, Cycling to Recumbents- we've probably either ridden or screened it. What better way to celebrate these lifestyles than through art, film, music and performance? We bring together all aspects of bicycling together to advocate its ability to transport us in many ways. Ultimately the Fest is about having a good time. We have been fortunate enough to include works of established artists such as Jorgen Leth, Mike Mills, Jonas Mekas, Blonde Redhead, Swoon and Michel Gondry among others as part of our programming. Many of the artists who have participated in the Bike Film Fest such as Nick Golebiewski, the Neistat Brothers and Lucas Brunelle are gaining more and more re-cognition for their work. Sign up for the email list or just come out and en

5/19/2008 Ride Report

It rained. I am sick of riding in the rain. Therefore, I did not ride. Plus, I was in a bad mood. And not because I didn't get to ride in the rain.

Illumiquest website

I met Giles at the Bike Art show on Saturday. He was taking pictures of cyclists with their bikes. Check out his gallery of photos on his website,

Bike the C-Bus is scheduled for August 23

Bike the C-Bus Bicycle Tour The Long Street Tour's “Bike the C-Bus” is a fun way to get fit and check out a few of the neighborhoods in and around Columbus, while riding along side Mayor Michael B. Coleman. Experience segments of the King Lincoln District, Downtown, Short North Arts District, Italian Village, University District, Harrison West, Victorian Village, Arena District, Franklinton, Brewery District and German Village. The entire ride will cover approximately 30 miles and will feature stops that highlight change that is occurring in our neighborhoods. Each stop will be sponsored by businesses and community groups and provide snacks, drinks and entertainment for the riders. The ride is configured to allow cyclists to complete segments if they do not feel comfortable riding the entire route. The ($25) registration fee includes an official 2008 “Long Street Tour” jersey and wristband along with drinks and food at designated rest stops. Our goal will be to make “Bike t

Pedal Pittsburgh 2008 Ride Report

I trekked over to Pittsburgh to ride Pedal Pittsburgh. 58 miles through the scenic and challenging hills. We averaged 11mph, but much of the ride is either climbing or riding through stop and go traffic on city streets. We started at Station Square and there were not many people. I don't think more than a few hundred people showed up. because it was cold, rainy and gloomy. First 10 miles or so it rained pretty steady. Some highlights of the ride... Riding downhill in a downpour with loose brakes and steel rims (Not me!) Jonny and his clipless pedals sticking or unsticking. Being chastised by a policewoman for not yielding to oncoming traffic The rain - shoes filled with water Brakes being repaired at Children's Museum stop (Not me!) The many climbs to the parks Mt. Washington overlooks We passed some really cool architecture and neighborhoods. Hot Metal Pedestrian Bridge East Allegheny Commons North Side and the Stadiums Children's Museum Rialto Street - pa