Showing posts from October 16, 2011

WAC considers the endorsement of bicycle hub

WAC considers the endorsement of bicycle hub (by Sandi Latimer, staff writer - October 20, 2011)  The Westside could receive a bike hub on the multi-purpose trail between Cleveland and Cincinnati. The hub would be a location bicyclists or walkers can park vehicles or congregate. Chris Haydocy, an advocate for the Westside, shared a market study with the Westland Area Commission (WAC) Oct. 19. He said the study recommends participation in the Central Ohio Greenways Project. This project focuses on a paved trail that stretches 300 miles from Cleveland to Cincinnati. The trail would come from southwest Franklin County and run through the Westside and north to Worthington. Haydocy requested for WAC to write a letter of endorsement for the bike hub. WAC member Ashley Hoye said he wanted to know the trail route before he makes a decision on supporting it. WAC President Linda Pitts said she would do some research and bring the question of support up at the Nov. 1

Top 10 Bicycle Movies [via Momentum Planet]

Courtesy of Artist StellaMe created this portrait of Breaking Away’s main character Dave Stoller (played by Dennis Christopher) using a mosaic of stills from the film. By Gabby Korcheva Our top 10 bicycle movies span the genres and styles: from classics to contemporary blockbusters and a recently released documentary; from informative to inspiring and heartwarming. How did we single these out? All were produced and set in North America, and all feature memorable bike scenes. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) embarks on a nationwide search for his beloved bike after it is stolen while he was visiting his friend Dottie (Elizabeth Daily). Rad (1986) Cru Jones (Bill Allen), a young BMX rider who lives in a small town with his mother and sister, is faced with a tough decision: qualify for the Helltrack, one of the largest BMX events, or take the SATs and apply to college in this classic coming-of-age story. Quicksilver (1986)

October 22,23 Weekend Rides!

Circleville Pumpkin Festival Ride 2011 Time Saturday, October 22 ·  8:00am  -  5:00pm Start Location Goodale Park Park and Buttles Columbus, OH For Columbus Rides Bikes! More Info Ride from Goodale Park in Columbus to Circleville, OH for the 2011 Circleville Pumpkin Festival via the TOSRV route. We will return mid afternoon. The route is 31 miles one way. [Facebook Event] Sunday, October 23 - 2011 Columbus Fall City Ride by Cowtown Cycling Group   Meet at 11:00 am at the ball diamond in Whetstone Park next to the bike trail, just south of the foot bridge that crosses the Olentangy River and Route 315. See Map   This will be a no drop, casual city ride which will take us through two of Clintonville's scenic ravines, the North Olentangy Trail, OSU campus, Victorian Village, the North Market, Franklin Park, German Village, the South Olentangy Trail, and downtown Columbus.   Don't forget to bring a lock. We will be stopping at various locations t

Interbike 2011 - Continental Urban Bicycle Tires


Interbike 2011 - Continental Mountain Bike Bicycle Tires


Interbike 2011 - Continental Road Bicycle Tires


Mountain bike trail opening at Chestnut Ridge

Mountain bike trail opening at Chestnut Ridge Enlarge Image HELPFUL LINKS Corrections Lottery Obituaries Weather THE CITY BLOG More on the moratorium The storefront gambling moratorium would last 180 days. NEIGHBOR NEWS BLOG Public invited to Octagon Earthworks on Sunday The Octagon Earthworks in Newark will be open to the ... By   Mark Ferenchik The Columbus Dispatch   Saturday October 15, 2011 6:39 AM Comments: 3 ShareThis Metro Parks’ first mountain bike trail opens on Sunday, a 71/2-mile route in Fairfield County that was built with the help of a local group. The Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization’s members volunteered to work on the trail at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park. The group first asked Metro Parks to build a trail more than a decade ago. “It’s huge,” said Brian Adams, liaison to Metro Parks for the biking group and president of the Ohio Mountain Bike Association. The only oth