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  • 13 Jul 2020 12:23 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    Windsday is officially returning this Wednesday, 7/15 as a trial run for our group rides . Changes center on working on pre-ride procedures to limit our exposure to coronavirus with minimal inconvenience. Here’s what we’re asking:

    1)    Use common sense - don’t come if you don’t feel good, or may have been exposed, or have recently recovered.

    2)    Please maintain 6 ft between each other prior to the ride. Either that or wear a mask. I will nag you if you’re too close because I’m that kind of person.

    3)    No pass around sign-in, it’s self-serve. The clipboards and sheets will be found in the back hatch of my car – silver Golf Sportwagen - or on the benches near the main entrance of Timberstone depending how many people come. Sign yourself in, and be sure to include a phone number. I’ll provide a pen, but you can bring your own if you like. Hand sanitizer is available after you sign in to limit virus spread. Expect a backup, so come a bit early.

    The waiver has added a section about accepting the risk of exposure to viral infections, bacterial infections and other communicable diseases and illnesses (at our insurance company’s request).

    4)    About 5 minutes before the ride, I’ll ask you to split into your groups with your ride leaders. This way we can judge how big our groups are for the night and make adjustments. Our objective is to keep groups at 10-12 and we may break into smaller groups as needed. Also it lets the leaders address their individual concerns.

    Hopefully, you find these reasonable. A list of Ride Risk Factors can be found here, please read it. And PLEASE be patient, this is a work in progress and we’re volunteers.

    Enough of this now. What about the ride? Windsday is a very flat ride through the open fields west of Sylvania. We start at 6:30 from Timberstone Jr High, 9000 W Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, OH 43560. Arrive at least 15 minutes before the ride so you’re ready to roll at 6:30. This Wednesday looks to be hot and breezy with temps in the low 90’s and moderate 8-10 mph winds from the south projected. In other words a typical Windsday.

    We have three different groups for your riding pleasure: the Fast & Furious led by Edgar Rapp averages 21 mph or better, the Reasonably Fast led by Jennifer Wiles averages 19 mph, and the Reasonable & Reliable led by Dan Riley averages 17 mph. Speeds within the groups vary depending on wind conditions, with slower speeds with headwinds and faster speeds with tailwinds. You should be able to maintain a rolling speed about 1 mph faster than the average. All three groups follow the same route, The first two groups will drop you if you can’t keep up. So if you get dropped, stop and wait for the next group to pick you up. The R&Rs try to be no drop, but we expect you to be reasonably able to keep up with us. Sorry, we don’t have a groups for a slower riders this year.

    Our route can be found here. You can download it to your bike computer and/or phone, or print out the cuesheet. Cuesheets will be available at the ride too.

    Come out and join us this Windsday, 6:30 at Timberstone JHS, and help us kick off official rides for the year!

    P.S. I need a ride leader for the F&F group, Edgar has a conflict that for Weds. Let me know if you can help.

  • 1 Jun 2020 6:34 AM | Daniel Becker (Administrator)

    The TAB Board of Directors voted and the majority decision is to suspend TAB group rides until the end of June. At that time, the board will again meet to determine club action going forward.

    While riding in June remember to follow and exhibit the safe guidelines and recommendations by the State of Ohio and the CDC.

    Please maintain social distancing, wear a mask to protect yourself and reduce the spread of Coronavirus Covid-19. 

  • 20 May 2020 12:31 PM | Daniel Becker (Administrator)


    TAB 2020 Membership Extension & New Member Offer

    Obviously, most of the benefit of your TAB membership is built around group riding and the associated socializing, both of which are currently risky. As a result, the TAB board has decided to extend the membership of all active members an additional year at no cost to you. For example, if your membership was due to expire January 31, 2021, it now will expire January 31, 2022. Considering the uncertainty of this riding season, we want to help ensure your membership in TAB is not diminished due to the virus.

    To check your membership status go to www.toledoareabicyclists.org and click on the Membership link.

    We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed of any decisions made by the TAB board. If you have any questions about this, contact Membership Director Rick Rump at tab.cycling@bex.net

    A Great Time to Join or Rejoin TAB

    TAB has been promoting group cycling in northwest Ohio for about 40 years, but our group rides are on a temporary hiatus, as we wait for a time when the risk of riding as a group is at a safer level. We soon hope to be able to resume our TAB rides in some fashion. In the interim, this seemed like an opportune time to make you aware of a special membership offer. 

    Two for One Membership Offer

    For whatever reason, you chose not to renew your membership or to join TAB. We’d like you to now join us as club members. To provide some encouragement, until June 30, we are offering you the opportunity to receive two years of TAB membership for the price of one year. In effect, $20 gets you a two-year individual membership and $30 provides you with a two-year family membership.

    To join, go to www.toledoareabicyclists.org and click on the Membership link. We hope you will join us.

    If you have any questions, please contact Membership Director Rick Rump at tab.cycling@bex.net. Be cautious and stay safe as you ride our roads.

  • 20 May 2020 11:38 AM | Daniel Becker (Administrator)

    11th Annual Toledo Ride of Silence will be a virtual event

    Reminder that this year’s Ride of Silence on May 20 will be a virtual ride. More details are here. As always, thanks to Keith Webb and We Are Traffic for organizing this event. This is the 11th annual ride to remember those injured or killed while cycling on the public roadways.

  • 19 May 2020 3:31 PM | Daniel Becker (Administrator)

    Practice Social Distancing While Cycling With the conflicting advice of what you should and shouldn’t be doing while exercising outdoors under shelter-in-place orders, doing the right thing can be confusing for cyclists. While the CDC recommends staying six feet away from others when you head outdoors, there has been talk within the cycling community that more distance is needed because of the higher rate of speed, resulting in an increased likelihood that air particles can be spread to others. 

    How to Practice Social Distancing While Cycling

  • 7 May 2020 1:30 PM | Daniel Becker (Administrator)


    The 11th Annual Toledo Ride of Silence will be a virtual event with a program live-streamed at 6:45pm to remember those injured or killed while cycling on the public roadways. While we will not gather as planned due to the impacts of COVID-19, we encourage TAB membership to ride alone or with family on a route of your choosing!


  • 28 Apr 2020 12:35 PM | Daniel Becker (Administrator)

    TAB Covid-19 Update for May 2020

    All May 2020 TAB Group Riding is cancelled.

    Unfortunately, TAB cannot launch our Club Group Riding Season like we would all want. We cannot gather at this time.

    As the soon as we can safely gather and not be in harm’s way of the disease, and not contribute to its spread, we will resume our ride season together.


    The Board will keep you informed as we see the situation change and hopefully change for the better.

    We must stand firm in our commitment to stop the Pandemic.

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

    TAB Board of Directors

  • 27 Apr 2020 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The current situation has affected us all and it has been a challenging spring for everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic brings with it the uncertainty of what to expect this summer. While MARR is still several months out, the planners of the event had to make some very difficult decisions now.

    We want to bring our members and the bicycling community the best possible experience. With the health and safety of the riders and our generous volunteers in mind, your MARR team and the TAB board of directors have decided to cancel MARR 2020, previously scheduled for August 8.

    If you’ve already registered, your fees will be returned to you.

    We appreciate your understanding and support while safely waiting to resume to a time when we can all be together. Watch for news and updates on our website and our Face Book pages.

    Our best wishes to you and your families. Stay healthy.

    -Nancy Beeman, MARR Chair

  • 10 Apr 2020 6:27 PM | Nathan Burks (Administrator)

    This virus situation is a stark contrast to just a month ago when we held what would be the final Winter Warrior Challenge ride of the season. I am really missing the comraderie and adventures. And the prize drawings. Let's face it, it was really cool to win a pint glass with the blue bearded face of one of my favorite dudes on it. Speaking of Justin, he and I are offering up a challenge to you all with a weekly prize drawing. We want to encourage folks to ride safely, avoiding COVID-19, and help to avoid the COVID-19 pound weight gain. Each Friday I'll post the challenge of the week. Complete the challenge and take a selfie as proof (rules below). Winner will be announced on the following Sunday morning.

    For the folks who are sheltering in place or self-isolating, indoor rides count too. Take a selfie on your trainer wearing a mask and helmet.

    The first challenge is predictable: Ride to a bike shop. The more bike shops you visit, the more entries you earn. Justin has some Fabric goodies as the first weekly prize.

    Here are the rules:

    1. Ride alone or with a housemate.

    2. Take a selfie at one or more of the landmarks for the week.

    3. You must be wearing a mask or other face covering with your bike and the landmark in the background.

    4. Each selfie at an additional landmark counts as an additional entry for the week.

    5. Share publicly to Facebook or Instagram with #ridesafe419. If not on social media, send your selfie to ridesafe419@gmail.com.

    6. Winner will be drawn on the following Sunday morning.

    Please share with friends or anyone you know who is not on social media. Ride safe, ride alone while riding together, and always have fun!

    You can earn additional entries if there is something notable about your ride (like riding in the rain or at night) or by paying it forward by purchasing a gift card or donating a prize for the following week. Hooking us up with local businesses that would like to participate gets you an entry as well.

    Please share with friends or anyone you know who is not on social media. Ride safe, ride alone while riding together, and always have fun!

    Nate Burks



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