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Thursday, May 22, 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.

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2725 N. High St.
Columbus, OH , 43202

3540 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH , 43228

1111 S. High St.
Columbus, OH , 43206

965 N. High St.
Columbus, OH , 43201

1435 E. Dublin Granville Rd.
Columbus, OH , 43229

1080 S. Hamilton Rd.
Columbus, OH , 43227

4525 Kenny Rd.
Columbus, OH , 43220

2333 Morse Rd.
Columbus, OH , 43229

1025 Alum Creek Dr.
Columbus, OH , 43209

1555 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH , 43222

1550 Hilliard-Rome Rd.
Hilliard, OH , 43026

5875 Scarborough Blvd.
Columbus, OH, 43232

6791 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH, 43213

1617 Holt Rd.
Columbus, OH, 43228

3615 S. High St.
Columbus, OH, 43207

1620 Stringtown Rd.
Grove City, OH , 43123

801 E. 5th Ave.
Columbus, OH , 43201

405 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH, 43215

3751 S. Hamilton Rd.
Columbus, OH, 43232

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 enjoy our 8th Annual Bicycle Film Festival.

Thanks.Brendt Barbur
P.S. bikes rule

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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.

Monday, May 19, 2008

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 the C-Bus” into the region's premier cycling event celebrating design, health & fitness, and urban lifestyles. “Bike the C-Bus” is considered a ride and not a race and will offer a variety of course options to accommodate everyone from recreational riders to hard-core fitness enthusiasts.

The sites....
Long Street Tour
Bike the C-Bus

Of course, I am involved in the planning of the ride as well as a few others. So we expect everyone to come out and support our ride and see Columbus and the different initiatives taking place in the city, plus pro cycling races in the King Lincoln District.

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 - part of the Dirty Dozen - we rode the top of the street
Riverview Park
The Cork Factory
The Pittsburgh Zoo
Highland Park
Fairfield Apartments
Shenley Park
South Side / Carson Street
Mt. Washington