Showing posts from April 18, 2010 - Taco Truck Tour 2010 (and after party) This Saturday!

From the blog It’s coming up quickly, so we thought we’d provide a few updates and some advice on how to maximize your taco trucking enjoyment. First off, a big thanks to  Hal and Al’s  (on Parsons Ave) who have kindly offered to host an after party for the taco tour. For $8 you will get 4 different bottles of Mexican beer – Dos Equis Amber, Dos Equis Lager, Sol, and Tecate - in a Dos Equis bucket that is yours to keep. There will also be Jarritos Mexican sodas, for those who don’t want beer. Next item of business – unlike some of our events last year, there will  not  be a suggested donation for participation.  However, we will provide the opportunity to make donations to the Centro Esperanza Latina (Center for Latin Hope), which is a community development organization that provides a great number of invaluable services for the Latino community in Central Ohio. Preparation for the event is minimal, but there are a few things to keep in mind. First, the trucks only accept cash, so ple

Columbus' own Deutscher Radfahrer Verein, German Bicycle Club

From the website; Welcome to the Germania's Bicycling Club! My name is Stephen Schneider, a member here at the Germania and an avid cyclist since my teenage years.  A few seasons back, I started to lead bicycle trips around Central Ohio for our Germania members and friends to bring back the sporting aspect of our club's founders.  When the Germania was founded, the original members enjoyed singing and soccer as a way to bring their immigrant community together.  Well, almost 150 years later one still finds the singing portion of the Germania alive and well, but the soccer aspect is all but history.  So, I decided to bring a more contemporary sport back to the club, one in which all ages and skill levels could enjoy - cycling! For the first few seasons, I wanted to see how well the members enjoyed this new addition to the club's activities and found it quite well received.  Especially, since the main goal of each ride is to instill a sense of "Gemütlichkeit" a

Pedal power is fueling green awareness - CNN

(CNN)  -- From Detroit to Denmark, the power of the pedal is generating electricity and energy conservation awareness. At a homeless center in Michigan, residents work out on 10 specially outfitted bicycles that send power back into the building. Female inmates at an Arizona jail take turns on a stationary bike to power their TV to watch their favorite soap operas. And this week, an upscale Copenhagen hotel began offering free dinners to guests who sweat it out on power-generating cycles. The use of human muscle generates mere fractions of the power required to run these facilities. But the sparks of energy are also inspiring environmental consciousness, say green fitness enthusiasts. read more...

People for Bikes - Sign the Pledge!

We’re all united by a shared passion: bikes. Bikes keep us healthy, carry us from point A to point B, save us from high gas prices, and make our air cleaner and our roads less congested. Bikes fill our lives with adventure and excitement, relaxing our minds and energizing our souls. is dedicated to channeling that passion to improve the future of bicycling. Our goal is to gather a million names of support, to speak with one, powerful voice—to make bicycling safer, more convenient and appealing for everyone. Simply put, we believe that life is far more enjoyable when it’s experienced on two wheels. We believe that by coming together, we can make our world a better place to ride. the website

In the Saddle: Biking the Americas Q&A - from travel blog

Working in the travel industry, I have the privilege to visit, explore, and read about some of the world's great destinations. I also have the good fortune to meet the people out there experiencing the trips and places we love. Witness 25-year-old Chip Albright, a Van Wert, Ohio, native who has been traveling the world for over four years and is currently over halfway through his quest to bike the Americas from north to south. We caught up with Chip via email in Baja, Mexico, on his way north toward the U.S. border after over a year in the saddle. You can follow Chip's progress toward his final destination, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, at . read the interview here... ed. note: Why am I posting this? Because I work with Chip's brother. I got to meet Chip here in Columbus on his break a few weeks ago.

Tuesday Night Ride Report - 0420010

We had eleven show up at the start including two new riders. The cool story about the two new additions is they met on a Monday ride years ago (when the rides were actually a ride) and ultimately got married. But, they are frustrated by how the Monday rides are progressing and showed up to see what the Tuesday Night Ride is all about. We headed south from the park and rolled through town, jumping on the trail and headed down to Greenlawn. From there we made our way through the neighborhoods out to Demorest and ended at Big Run. There we raced up and down the hill a few times. The we headed north and ended up on Sullivant. From there we headed east and then took Souder up to the trail. From the trail we turned on 3rd and headed to Surly Girl. 24 miles total. No mechanicals. No much stopping, but a lot of riding occurred.

From the mailbag: Columbus Fitclique Rock and Ride Spinathon - May 8th

Columbus Fitclique:  We are our holding our second premier event- the Rock and Ride Spinathon in the Arena District May 8th from 7am-7pm.  100% of all proceeds go back to Nationwide Childrens Hospital- center for healthy weight and nutrition.  Sponsors include: Roll, NBC4, Muscle Milk, Nationwide, lululemon, and Matrix.....Matrix is debuting the new Johny G Krank cycle and will have a master instructor on hand ( from San Diego) to demo the piece and do fusion classes...we will also have kids activities from Follow Me and Roll- after party will be at Park Street Patio with MGD 64.  Monica Day is kicking off the event. Please get the word out about should be an amazing event. Fan Columbus Fitclique Rock and Ride Spinathon on Facebook to see details and a link that goes directly to the registration page on the NCH website. 

This Week in Bicycle Rides - April 19th

Tuesday Night Ride - 7pm start at Goodale Park - route changes weekly - Facebook page Taco Truck Bicycle Ride - Saturday April 24th - 3pm start at Goodale Park - Facebook page 36th Mid Ohio Century (MOC) - Sunday, April 25th 7:30-9 a.m. start - Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Let me know if there are any more I missed - Editor

Mark your Calendar - Pedal with Pete 2010 is August 14

Ride, for Pete's Sake   Saturday ,  August 14, 2010 Staging will be at the  Hilliard Heritage Middle School  Columbus, OH For more information  contact Cathy Levy    614-527-0202  Email: or check

Pedersen T-model Bike

From Pederson  We have been selling Pedersen bikes and accessories since 1991. Ever since we have been trying to integrate technical developments related to bikes in our work - with pleasure!  In 2002, we have relocated out frame production from Denmark to the Czech Republic. The Pedersen bikes are still assembled at the Roland Werk in Garrel, Germany. You will find products and news about the Pedersen bike on this homepage. Enjoy! the site is here...

SMIKE - The smart bike

SMIKE - the smart bike SMIKE, the first bicycle with a sidecar, is a novelty. The innovative bike tour was developed in Switzerland and is changeable as a chameleon. According to the principle of "two in one bike"  , a stable sidecar handles are attached to the bike with a few  . So you can easily transport your purchases to drive comfortably in pairs or alone into the countryside through the city. SMIKE is  TÜV-tested  , radwegtauglich, maneuverable, comfortable, practical and flexible - when you go Smike?  the homepage