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  • 05/13/2024 7:22 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday, May 14th

              The Speedtrap Ride, the best Tuesday night ride out of Ottawa County, will again, weather permitting, roll out from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio, tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14th, at 6:30 pm.

              Hopefully all five groups will ride:

    Scott Lang’s Ghost Pepper Riders, averaging 22+ mph

    John Del Toro’s Cayenne Pepper Riders, averaging 21 +/- mph

    Ken South’s Habanero Riders, averaging 20 +/- m ph

    The Jalapeno Riders, led by Ken Shaw and Andy Gundlach, averaging anywhere from 16 – 19 mph.

    And my Sweet Pepper Riders, those who would like to ride at a more casual pace.

              Showers are predicted for most of the day, with a 50% chance at ride time. However, that’s a 50% chance of no showers! Winds are predicted to be ENE at 9 mph, with a temperature in the mid to upper 60s.

              Pictured are some Jalapeno Riders on Alpe d’Elmore, July 12, 2022.

              The Speedtrap Ride travels on quiet country roads for 25 miles[22 miles for the slower groups]. Why not give it a try! Sign-in begins at 6:00 In front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 05/13/2024 4:15 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    This Windsday’s Ride will be our annual Ride to the Ride Of Silence. Meet us at Tam O Shanter, 7060 W Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, OH 43560 in the back parking lot at 6:00. We’ll ride up the University Parks trail to UT for the start of the ride. After the actual ride, we’ll head back up the trail to Tam O. Pace will be 15-17 miles an hour. Please wear your TAB gear to the ride. If you have a choice, bring your bike that’s best suited to city streets. To learn more about the Ride of Silence follow the link below:


  • 05/12/2024 3:04 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday May 7th recap

              With the threat and prediction of severe thunderstorms and a tornado watch, only seventeen hardy cyclists came to Elmore on Tuesday for the first official Speedtrap Ride of 2024.

              The regular groups did not ride out as usual. Most riders were from the Ghost Pepper Group, and those that did ride left early to hopefully beat the rain. Riding averages from 21.5 to 22.5 mph were reported.

              Hubert Backes and perhaps three others formed a slightly slower group. No report from that group.

              All riders returned to Elmore safely and reported only a few drops of rain. No real severe weather passed through Elmore.

              Pictured is Tim Michael’s Uncle Greg Smith, visiting from Alabama,  on his first Speedtrap Ride. Welcome Greg!

              Doug Metzger provided the picture of yours truly! Thank you Doug!

    After the ride, several gathered in the bike shop for a feast of pulled pork plus other treats, and to celebrate Nicole Reece’s birthday. Happy Birthday Nicole!

              The next chapter of the Speedtrap Ride will take place this coming Tuesday, May 14th. The long-range forecast calls for rain, but we’ll have to wait and see!

    Perhaps I’ll see you then.

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 05/09/2024 12:30 PM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    Mighty Cyclists,

    We had 50 intrepid riders show up for the inaugural 2024 Thursday 5’fer. 

    Group 1 (Hot 1) came in with an average of 24.8 mph and started the year off HOT

    Group 2 (Hot 2) had no average reported.

    Group 3 (Hot 3) came in with an average of 21.9 mph.

    Group 4 (Extra Spicy)/5 (Spicy Plus) combined came in with an average of 19.2 mph. 

    Group 6 (Spicy) rolled in with a 16.2 mph average.

    Group 7 (GLR): No reported average, had a mechanical (Broken Chain) to deal with but still returned with a positive ride report.

    Many thanks to Joe Connely for assisting the rider with the broken chain.

    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:  Leader Needed (Peltier to fill in for the month of May)

    ·        Expect rolling averages of 23 mph or more.

    o   No Drop

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

    ·        Expect Rolling averages of 22 mph or more.

    o   No Drop

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

    ·        Expect Rolling averages of 19 mph or more.

    o   No Drop

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

    ·        Expect rolling averages of 17 mph or more.

    o   No Drop

    Weather is a factor.  We’ll make the call by 5 pm.  Watch your email and the FB page for notifications.

    Please inspect your bike and equipment pre-ride.  Make sure you are ready for any contingency.

    No headphones.  If you can’t hear your fellow riders, that is a safety issue.

    Be safe, have fun.

    Joe and Vince

  • 05/09/2024 10:41 AM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    This week’s Adventure Ride has us traveling W and S from Secor Park to visit beautiful downtown Swanton before arriving at Delta for our rest break. After that we’ll sweep NE back to Secor.

    Meet us this Saturday, at Secor Park, 8:00. As usual, it's 18-20 rolling speed, but we will adjust for the group. This is a no drop ride. The weather says a good chance of rain so check back in case of a cancellation.


  • 05/08/2024 7:46 PM | Jodie Petcoff (Administrator)

    CANCELLED due to weather.... sorry everyone!! 

    Weather doesn't look too promising, but in case the forecast changes the Meanderer's will roll this Saturday, May 11th out of Whitehouse at 8a. Meet up in the parking lot across from Cycle Werks so that we can adventure out for a 27-mile loop that runs through the Oaks and out to the Fraker Mill Covered Bridge. Bring hydration and a snack for our rest stop break. 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. Check back here to confirm if we've had to cancel or if we are rolling!

    Also, don't miss out on your chance to get your Hubert T-shirt. Here's the link in case you lost it!! https://www.toledoareabicyclists.org/Hubert-T-shirt

  • 05/07/2024 11:45 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    It looks like a “wind-erful” evening for riding. Warm temps in the mid to low 70’s with moderate winds out of the WNW @ 9 mph decreasing to 5 mph. Two groups - Edgar leads  21+ group, Dan leads the 18-20 group. Rolling speeds vary with the winds but typically run 1-2 mph above avg speeds.

    The ride starts at:

    Central Trail School, 4321 Mitchaw Rd, Sylvania

    Still looking for a leader for a17-18 mph group Talk to Edgar Rapp or me if you’re interested!

  • 05/06/2024 8:43 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday May 7th

              The Speedtrap Ride kicks off the official 2024 season with its first ride tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7th, at 6:30 pm from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio.

    There will be five groups riding out.

              Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders over a 25-mile course with a riding average of 22 to 23+ mph.

              John Del Toro will take out the Cayenne Pepper Riders at a slightly slower pace(maybe) 21+ mph. John is pictured with wife Michelle. Bob Kayden has retired as Cayenne Pepper Leader. Thank you Bob for all your years of leading.

              Ken South will lead the Habanero Riders at 20 mph

              Andy Gundlach and Ken Shaw will be co-leaders for the Jalapeno Riders at 17 – 19 mph.  Todd Pollock has retired as Jalapeno Leader. Thank you Todd for all your years of leading.

              I will be there to guide anyone wishing to ride at a casual pace.

    Some averages may be higher for those who have been riding all winter, and some averages may be lower for those just beginning their season.

              The weather forecast calls for a temperature in the low 70s at ride time. However, there is a 70% chance of thunderstorms.

              After the ride, there will be a barbecue meal to celebrate the start of the season. If you plan to attend, please bring a side dish to share. If there is no ride because of rain, the barbecue meal will still take place.

              Sign-in for the ride begins at 6:00 pm. I hope to see you then.

    Chuck Nicewonder



  • 05/02/2024 8:11 PM | Jodie Petcoff (Administrator)

    The Meanderer's roll this Saturday, May 4th from Ottawa Park at 8a. Meet up in the parking lot by the police museum so that we can adventure out for a 27-mile urban Tour de Toledo (route courtesy of the The Commuter Project Toledo & B Team Bike Club) which will include places like Wildwood, Olander, Sylvania, McGregor, and the Chessie Circle Trail (there are some pretty sweet murals too). Bring hydration and a snack for our rest stop break. Meanderer's meander so you can expect rolling speeds of up to 15-17mph, but I expect the ride overall to be slower than normal because of all the stopping and going that is associated with an in-town adventure. This is a NO DROP ride that will only go as fast as 100% of the attendees can manage. We hope you come out and try something new with us this week!!

    Toledo Police Museum: 2201 Kenwood Boulevard Toledo, OH 43606

  • 05/01/2024 9:58 AM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    Windsday starts Wednesday May 1st, 6:30pm.

    We have two groups:

    Edgar Rapp leads a 21+ mph group 

    Dan Riley leads a slower group 18-20 mph

    We’d love to have a 16-18 mph group, but need a leader. Let us know if you’re interested.

    Same route as of August 2023


    Wind W@13mi, sunny and 74F


    Central Trail Elementary

    4321 Mitchaw Rd

    Sylvania, OH 43560


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