Tuesday, Speedtrap Ride, Woodville
(6:30 through Aug. 31; 6:00 from Sept. 1 - 30)

The Speedtrap ride, a joint venture between TAB and the Flatlanders Bicycle Club is a social and scenic no-drop ride following much of the Portage River in Woodville and Elmore.  The ride originates at Elmore Cycle and Fitness in Elmore, Ohio, and there are two ride options.  

         The first option is the fast speed group led by the Flatlanders Mark Meiser. The route is approximately 23 miles and heads toward Pemberville before turning and heading back to Elmore. It stops and waits for the other group at a cemetery about half-way along the ride.  Although average speeds for the fast group exceed 20 mph, it is still a no-drop ride.  

         The second option is the medium speed group led by TAB's Chuck Nicewonder There are two options for this route - one takes a shortcut to make the ride 20 miles, and the other makes the ride 21 miles. The decision on which route to take is left up to the individual riders, and the ones who choose the longer route are quickly able to cover the gap to continue the ride as one group. They regroup with the fast group at the cemetery. This group rides an average speed ranging from 18 to 20 mph. 

         Both groups meet back in Elmore, and then some of us head down to the Speedtrap Diner after the ride for $1.25 taco night.  The Speedtrap Diner is a delightful place and worth a stop. True American kitsch.

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Address: 453 Maple St, Elmore, OH 43416

Elmore Cycle & Fitness

    Parking Option:  (Do not park in front of the Diner)
  • Ride starts out now from the bike shop in Elmore (Elmore Bike and Fitness) and checks for any riders at the Speedtrap Diner before crossing State Route 20. Please park to the right of the doors to the bike shop.
  • There is a park a couple blocks west of the bike shop. It is across the street from the past years' meeting point in Elmore.