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  • 06/05/2022 5:20 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 7th

              The Speedtrap Ride is a 25-mile bike ride(22 miles for the slow groups) that takes place every Tuesday through September. We roll out at 6:30 pm from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio. The ride is co-sponsored by the Toledo Area Bicyclists(TAB) and the Flatlanders Bicycle Club of Fremont.

     There are five groups, each riding at a different speed. Scott Lang leads the Ghost Pepper Riders. That group usually averages 22+ mph. Are you up to the challenge!? Bob Kayden leads the Cayenne Pepper Riders at a slightly slower pace, 21+ mph. Doug Kilpatrick takes out the Habanero Riders and usually returns with a 20+ mph average. Todd Pollock leads the Jalapeno Riders with an average of 16 – 19 mph. I take out the Sweet Pepper Riders, any who would like to ride at a casual pace.

    Come on out to the Speedtrap Ride and spice up your training! You’ll ride some quiet country roads with very little vehicular traffic. In addition, you’ll ride with and meet some great people, too!  After the ride, several riders(and often non-riding spouses and friends) gather for drink and good conversation(and sometimes food, too!)

    This coming Tuesday, June 7th, will have favorable riding conditions: temperatures in the low 70s, only a 15% chance of rain, and NW winds at 10 mph. It's also Tandem night. Get out those tandems, lube those chains, and bring your riding partners!

    Sign-in begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder

    Pictured are regular riders John and Michelle Del Toro, as they appeared on August 13, 2019

  • 06/03/2022 1:30 PM | Douglass Kilpatrick (Administrator)

    This Sunday we will be at Island Lake Recreation Area in Brighton, Michigan riding the mountain bike trails.  Meet at the Mountain Bike Trailhead and plan on rolling out at 8 am.  Chrissy Sarns will be there along with Chris Murray to help show you the way.  Don't be shy and come give it a try!!

    If you are unsure check out the link with some information about the trail below.


  • 06/03/2022 9:24 AM | Ronnie Wells

    We will ride from Whitehouse starting across from Cycle Werks at 6:30. If there are enough riders we will have 3 groups 20+ mph, 18-20 mph and 14-16mph. If we do not have enough we will combine the 2 faster groups and try and keep it under 21 mph. Weather looks a little threatening so watch for cancelations here by 5:30 Monday. Hope to see you then.

  • 06/02/2022 10:11 AM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday, May 31st recap

              The Speedtrap Ride brought twenty-six cyclists to Elmore this past Tuesday for its latest chapter. Warm temperatures, no rain, and favorable winds made for a great ride.

              Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported a riding average of 22.3 mph. Doug Kilpatrick led a combined Cayenne Pepper/Habanero Group and reported a 21.5 mph average. Jeremy Sneath, substituting for Todd Pollock, led the Jalapeno Riders and reported a riding average of 18.2 mph. Claude Watkins, Ron Berry, and I formed the Sweet Pepper Riders. We rode at a conversational pace not even thinking about our speed. Becky Kayden and Audrey Schnabel rode down the North Coast Inland Trail and back.

              On a personal note, I felt more comfortable on my bike than I have in a long time!

              Pictured Is Rob Golden, co-owner of Spoke Life Cycles. Thank you Rob for allowing this ride to be staged at the bike shop!

              Also pictured is Scott Lang, Ghost Pepper Rider leader, who has been featured in these posts several times. This time,  though, we celebrate Scott on riding his 200th Speedtrap Ride. Congratulations, Scott, on this milestone, and hopefully we’ll see you ride your 300th in a few years!

              Next Tuesday, June 7th, is Tandem Night. For all of you tandem riders, it will be your night. Get those tandems out, lube those chains, and bring your riding partner! The weather is predicted to be milder with a high temperature is the low 70s. Sign-in begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop, and we roll out at 6:30. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder



  • 06/02/2022 9:26 AM | Douglass Kilpatrick (Administrator)

    This weeks edition of the Saturday Adventure ride will depart from Cyclewerks in Whitehouse at 8 am.  The route will be 42 miles wandering around Perrysburg and Maumee with a quick stop at Sidecut for water and restrooms. The rolling speeds will be between 18 and 20 mph with final average speed between 16 and 18 MPH.


  • 06/02/2022 8:13 AM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    Good Day Mighty Cyclists, 

    I hope everyone enjoyed themselves over the past Memorial Day weekend.  

    The weather is cooperating with us today.  Temperatures will be cool and comfortable this evening.  We should have conditions for a great ride. 

    One note, our ride leader for Spicy Plus is out for the month of June.  We could use someone to step up and lead that group of fine cyclists.  If you're interested, let me know (419-376-8347 or jpeltier823@gmail.com) 

    Don't forget that you can register on line!  The link and instructions are below.  So, do yourselves a favor and avoid the clipboard. 

    Rides, average speeds and ride leaders: 

    Group 1 (Hot1) - Avg: 20-23 mph, 26 mi:    Phil Carroll

    Group 2 (Hot2) - Avg: Less hot than Hot1 26 mi:   Tim Eckel

    Group 3 (Xtra Spicy) - Avg: 19-21 mph, 26 mi:  Doug Kilpatrick

    Group 4 (Spicy Plus) - Avg: 18-19.5 mph, 26 mi:  **** NEED A LEADER ****

    Group 5 (Spicy) - Avg: 16-18 mph, 24 mi:  Jodie Petcoff

    Group 6 (GLR) - Avg: 14-16 mph, 20 mi:  John Galdeen


    For your convenience, on line registration for our Thursday rides will now be available.  Follow this link: 


    For each ride scheduled, registration will open 4 days prior to the ride and will close at 2:30pm on the day of the ride.  This will give me time to download the data and print hard copies to bring to the park.  The process is fairly seamless.  Click on the date of the ride and our event will pop up next to the calendar.  Click on the "Register" button, follow the directions and prompts and you will be registered! 



    Joe "El Capitan" Peltier

  • 06/02/2022 5:00 AM | Jodie Petcoff (Administrator)

    The Saturday, June 4th Meandering Ride will take us for a 35mile loop to the South through Tontogany and Grand Rapids before we turn back for Whitehouse. Come meet Roger and I in Whitehouse (across from Cyclewerks), we depart at 8a, with hydration and a snack to enjoy during a quick stop during our ride. Overall ride average usually ends up between 13-15mph, but we adjust the pace based on who shows up to enjoy a ride in Northwest Ohio!

  • 05/31/2022 11:00 PM | Jenifer Wiles (Administrator)

    The Old 24 Ride was another successful ride with an average of 20.7 over our 28.5 mile route. We had a group of 4 riders battle a heavy 15 mph SW wind. I believe my 16 closest friends from last week were recovering from the Memorial Day ride. No ride picture this week due to my camera man taking the day off. See y’all next week on Old 24.

  • 05/30/2022 8:50 PM | Jenifer Wiles (Administrator)

    Come join me Tuesday, May 31st for a ride out Old 24. We will depart CycleWerks in Whitehouse at 6:30 pm. The route is 28.5 miles with an average between 19-21 mph. 

    Old 24 Route

  • 05/30/2022 6:02 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday May 31st

                The Speedtrap Ride, one of America’s great Tuesday night rides, will roll out once again tomorrow, May 31st, from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio, at 6:30 pm. At ride time the temperature will be 90 degrees, with no rain, but a southwest wind of 13 – 15 mph, diminishing as the evening progresses/

              Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders and expects his group to average 22+ mph.  Bob Kayden will take his Cayenne Pepper Riders out over the same 25-mile course and will likely average slightly less, 21+ mph. Doug Kilpatrick and his Habanero riders are likely to average 20+ mph. Todd Pollock will lead the Jalapeno Riders out over the same course and average 16 – 19 mph. I will take out anyone who would like to ride a more casual ride on a slightly shorter 22-mile course.

              The southwest wind should make the return-to-Elmore portion of the ride most enjoyable. Riding averages may be higher than normal because of it. Also because of the warm weather, several riders may gather after the ride in front of the bike shop for drink and good conversation.

              Pictured are regular Speedtrap riders Doug and Kathy Metzger as they appeared on June 26, 2018.

    Sign-in for the ride begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop, and we roll out at 6:30 pm. I hope to see you then.

    Chuck Nicewonder

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