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  • 06/18/2024 3:29 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    It'll be a hot time this Windsday (and sweaty too!). Temps are expected to be in the mid-high 80’s, which is better than the mid 90's projected for midday. But our advantage is that mild S winds are projected - 5 mph or less. Expect average speeds to be in the low end of the ride's target range - at least for my group! Be sure to bring lots of water/hydration mix, this ride has a cover of two bottles minimum

    Meet us at Central Trail School, 4321 Mitchaw Rd, Sylvania. Our 2 groups leave at 6:30, with Edgar leading his 21+ avg speed group and Dan leading the 18-20 crowd. Hope to see you there!

  • 06/17/2024 1:16 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 18th

              The Speedtrap Ride will hold its next chapter tomorrow, Tuesday, June 18th, Cyclists will depart Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio, at 6:30 pm.

              Scott Lang will be on hand once again to lead the Ghost Pepper Riders, likely averaging 23+ mph. Are you ready!!

              John Del Toro should be back to lead the Cayenne Pepper Riders at a slightly slower pace, 21+ mph.

              Ken South will take out his Habanero Riders. His group usually averages 20+/- mph.

              Ken Shaw will lead his Jalapeno Riders. Riding averages for his group range anywhere from 16 to 19 mph.

              I plan to ride out with the Sweet Pepper Riders, those who would like a more casual pace. Averages are usually around 15 mph.

              At ride time the temperature is predicted to be 90 degrees, with a mild south wind. There is only a 15% chance of any precipitation.

              I hope to see you in Elmore, where a lot of great people ride a 22 or 25-mile course with little vehicular traffic. Why not give it a try and see why many keep coming back? Sign-in begins at 6:00 pm in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then.

              Pictured is all around TAB rider and Habanero leader, Ken South, as he appeared July 26, 2022.

    Chuck Nicewonder


  • 06/17/2024 10:53 AM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Portage River Tour - Sunday June 23rd - No official TAB ride

    This is just a reminder that there will be no official TAB ride this coming Sunday, June 23rd. Maumee Valley Adventurers is hosting the annual Portage River Tour, and it has been TAB's policy for some time to support MVA and the organization's invitational rides.

    The ride begins at Woodmore High School in Elmore, Ohio,

    and there are four routes, 10, 31, 62, and 100 miles.

    You can register for the Portage River Tour online until midnight Friday, June 21st, at the cheaper rate.

    I hope to see you on the road!

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 06/16/2024 3:14 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Fourth of July Freedom Ride

    TAB's Fourth of July Freedom Ride is a little over two weeks away. Riders will depart the Mallard Lake Area of Oak Openings Preserve Metropark at 8:00 am and ride to Morenci, Michigan and back. The picnic shelter at Mallard Lake has already been reserved for TAB.

    TAB will be collecting donations for the Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center. Our own Doug Kilpatrick has found this organization extremely beneficial in his recovery and he highly recommends that TAB support this organization.

    However, RIDE LEADERS ARE STILL NEEDED!!! There will be a 20+ mph group, an 18 - 20 mph group, and a 16 -18 mph group. If you are willing to lead, please let me or any TAB board member know. I hope to hear from you soon! https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40033979

    Chuck Nicewonder

    Freedom 100


    Freedom 100

  • 06/13/2024 3:22 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    We’re heading east for our ride this week. We’ll leave from Glass City Metropark heading north east through some of the industrial sections, swing by the burg of Harbor View, and continue on by the bay. A quick dash through Maumee Bay State Park then on to Metzger Marsh and a rest stop with a view. From there, we'll head back west and ride through Pearson Metropark before we return to Glass City.

    Last time out, bathroom facilities were available at Metzger. But be sure to bring enough water. Also expect some rough roads as we leave and enter Toledo.

    We leave from Glass City Metropark at 8:00. Use the northernmost entrance by the Museum of the Great Lakes, and meet in the lot there. The park has quick access from I-280. As usual, it's an 18-20 rolling speed, but we will adjust for the group. This is a no drop ride.


  • 06/13/2024 10:37 AM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    Mighty Cyclists,

    It’s a great day to ride a bike!!! Post time weather looks to be HOT. 90 degrees with winds out of the SW at 14 mph gusting to 17. The humidity will be 33%, making this close to a “dry” heat.

    We start at 630 pm. Please be ready and congregated by 625 pm for announcements and ride leader introductions. We meet at the Silver Lake parking lot at Side Cut park.


    Hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate.

    Safety, Safety, Safety. With hot temperatures, the potential for angry drivers increases. Be aware, keep your head on a swivel, and ride safely. Don’t cross the yellow line, keep the double pacelines on the right half of the road and communicate!

    Our next organized ride will be our annual July 4th Freedom ride. Chuck Nicewonder is again the organizer, and we will be departing from the Mallard Lake area at Oak Openings. This is another great ride and Chuck will need help to pull this off. Chuck will be sending emails and posting on the TAB Facebook page as the day approaches.

    MARR is also fast approaching and will be held on August 10, 2024. You can find all the details at https://www.toledoareabicyclists.org/MARR It’s not too early to think about signing up to ride. More importantly, we need an army of volunteers to make this ride happen and be successful. Co-chairs Dave Barret and Kenneth Shaw will be reaching out and asking for volunteer help. Spread the word and make some time to help out the cause.

    Tonight’s rides and ride leaders:

    Group 1 (Hot1) - Avg: 23+ mph, 26 mi: Eric Wharton

    Expect rolling averages to be 28 mph or more.

    Group 2 (Hot2) - Avg: 21-23 mph 26 mi: Tim Eckel

    Expect rolling averages of 25 mph or more.

    Group 3 (Hot 3) - Avg: 20-22 mph, 26 mi: Kris Jensen

    Expect rolling averages of 24 mph or more.

    Group 4 (Xtra Spicy) - Avg: 19-21 mph, 26 mi: Keven Sommerville and Joe Peltier to co-lead

    Expect rolling averages of 23 mph or more.

    No Drop

    Group 5 (Spicy +) - Avg: 18-20 mph, 26 mi: Keith Meredith

    Expect Rolling averages of 22 mph or more.

    No Drop

    Group 6 (Spicy) – Avg: 16-18 mph, 26 mi: David Barret and Mark Maxwell

    Expect Rolling averages of 19 mph or more.

    No Drop

    Group 7 (GLR) - Avg: 14-16 mph, 20 mi: John Galdeen

    Expect rolling averages of 17 mph or more.

    No Drop

    Be safe, have fun.

    Joe and Vince

  • 06/12/2024 5:51 PM | Jodie Petcoff (Administrator)

    The Meanderer's will roll this Saturday, June 15th out of Glass City Metropark at 8a. Meet up in the parking lot near the skating ribbon and the National Great Lakes Museum to adventure out for a 32-mile loop that will run us out to Maumee Bay State Park, Howard Marsh, and Pearson Park as we return to the start. Bring hydration and a snack for our quick brwakat Howards Marsh. Meanderer's meander so you can expect rolling speeds of up to 15-17mph, but this is a NO DROP ride that will only go as fast as 100% of the attendees can manage. We hope you'll come out and ride bikes with us this week!!

    1521 Front St, Toledo, OH 43605

  • 06/12/2024 10:30 AM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 11th recap

              The Speedtrap Ride, one of America’s great Tuesday night rides, brought forty-two hardy cyclists to Elmore last night to ride in almost perfect weather.

              Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported a riding average of 23.4 mph for his group.

              Doug Metzger, filling in for John Del Toro, reported 21.5 mph for his Cayenne Pepper rider group.

              Ken South, leader of the Habaneros, and his two companions dropped back to join the Jalapenos, led by Ken Shaw. Joe Peltier from that group reported a riding average of 17.8 mph.

              Claude Watkins of the Sweet Pepper Riders reported a 15-mph average.

    Pictured is Colleen Hickey(Flatlanders jersey) who rode her first Speedtrap Ride in five years.[Her first was August 13, 2019]. Also pictured is Heather Swander on her first Speedtrap Ride. Welcome Colleen and Heather!

              Although Scott Lang’s birthday was actually last week, many gathered after the ride to celebrate and  to honor Scott’s 250th Speedtrap Ride. Congratulations Scott!

              Please join us next Tuesday, June 18th, for the next chapter of the Speedtrap Ride. The long-range weather forecast calls for a high  temperature of 96 degrees, a SW wind of 11 mph, and a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms late in the day. [That means 60% chance of no thunderstorms!]

              I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder




  • 06/11/2024 8:59 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    What’s in store for this Windsday? Warm temps in the low 80’s, wirth moderate breezes from the SW at 5-8 mph. In other words a beautiful evening to cruise through the fields with Edgar and me.

    Meet us at Central Trail School, 4321 Mitchaw Rd, Sylvania. Our 2 groups leave at 6:30, with Edgar leading his 21+ avg speed group and Dan leading the 18-20 crowd. Hope to see you there!

  • 06/10/2024 6:59 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 11th

              The Speedtrap Ride, the best Tuesday night ride out of Ottawa County, will roll out again tomorrow, Tuesday, June 11th, at 6:30 pm from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio.

              The weather prediction for tomorrow at ride time calls for partly cloudy skies, a temperature in the low 70s, an east wind of 7 mph, and no chance of rain.

              Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders over a 25-mile course, and will likely average 22 to 23+ mph. Are you ready for the adrenalin rush?!

              John Del Toro will take out his Cayenne Pepper Riders over the same course at a slightly  slower pace: 21+ mph.

              Ken South will be back to lead his Habanero Riders, averaging about 20 mph.

              Ken Shaw and his Jalapeno Riders may ride a slightly shorter course, averaging 16 to 19 mph.

              I plan to go out with the Sweet Pepper Riders, those who would like a more casual pace.

              Come out to Elmore and see why cyclists have liked the Speedtrap Ride. Spice up your riding schedule on some quiet country roads with great people. Sign-in begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then.

              Pictured is regular Speedtrap Rider Jill Simpson, as she appeared August 16, 2022.

    Chuck Nicewonder

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