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  • 09/01/2023 3:31 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Important Message to All TAB Members

              Joe Peltier, leader of TAB’s Thursday 5fer ride, will be stepping down at the end of September, 2023 as “el capitan.” Joe has done an excellent job in keeping TAB’s most popular ride going, especially with issues that have occurred and through his injury. I am sure  TAB members are grateful for his leadership over the last 2 ½ years. Thank you Joe!

              Now would be the time for someone to step up to perhaps work with Joe for the last four 5fer rides of 2023 to get ready for the 2024 season. Let’s keep TAB’s most popular ride rolling.

              I hope to hear from you soon. Or…you can talk to Joe or any other member of the TAB board.

    Chuck Nicewonder

    TAB Ride Captain


  • 08/31/2023 8:46 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Just a reminder that TAB evening rides traditionally start at 6:00 in September. However, riders should check with individual rides and leaders to verify start times.

    Chuck Nicewonder

    TAB Ride Captain

  • 08/31/2023 5:59 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday August 29th recap

              The Speedtrap Ride brought thirty-two hardy cyclists to Elmore Tuesday night for a pleasant evening of riding.

              Scott Lang led his Ghost Pepper Riders to a 24.0 mph average! It’s one of the group’s fastest rides!

              Bob Kayden led a combined Cayenne Pepper Riders and Habanero Riders to a 22.0 mph average. This also is one of the group’s fastest rides!

              Todd Pollock led “a mix of eleven seasoned and new riders. They started at a conservative pace, but were all eager to pick up the tempo during the final ten miles resulting in an 18.1 mph average.”

                The Sweet Pepper Riders again split into two groups. Claude Watkins reported a 16.7 mph for his group. Marnie Arndt and Loren Moore rode to a 13.7 mph average.

              Several riders gathered after the ride inside the bike shop for drink and good conversation, and pizza from the Portage Inn!

              Pictured is Flatlander David Burris. He is not new to the Speedtrap Ride. However, he recently returned after a long absence!(a couple of years?)

              Please join us next Tuesday, September 5th, for the next edition of the Speedtrap Ride, as we ride the quiet country roads of Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood Counties. The high temperature next Tuesday is predicted to be 93 degrees, with sunny skies, a 5% chance of precipitation, and a SSW wind of 6 mph.  RIDE TIME WILL BE OUR REGULAR SUMMER RIDE TIME, 6:30 pm. Sunset will be at 7:59 pm, so slower riders should have lights, both front and rear. We will be celebrating Kathy Metzger’s birthday after the ride, so come and join us. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder

    Coming September 26th: Vintage Bike Night

  • 08/31/2023 10:48 AM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    Holy Toledo Batman!! What a night for a ride.  Start time temperature is predicted to be 72 with ENE winds at 7 mph, gusting to 15.  Looks like you will be working a bit on the return leg.

    We are on the short end of the summer season.  The sun is setting earlier every day.  Make sure you've equipped your bike with lights.  It will be dusk as we return to the park.  Be safe, make yourself as visible as possible.

    Remember, rides in September start at 1800 (6pm).  The earlier start time will take effect next Thursday, 9/7/2023

    Remember you can sign in electronically:


    Tonight's rides and ride leaders:

    Group 1 (Hot1) - Avg: 20-24+ mph, 26 mi:    Ben Groves

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

    Group 3 (Xtra Spicy/Hot 3) - Avg: 19-21+ mph, 26 mi:  Kris Jensen

    Group 4 (Bold Picante) - Avg: 19-21 mph, 26 mi: ? - Need a ride leader

    Group 5 (Spicy Plus) - Avg: 18-19.5 mph, 26 mi:  Keith

    Group 6 (Spicy) - Avg: 16-18 mph, 24 mi:  Dave/Mark

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

  • 08/31/2023 8:05 AM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    For this week's Spicy Adventure Ride, we wander through the roads of eastern Fulton and Western Lucas County and hit some of our favorite areas. Kris Jensen will be leading the ride on Saturday 8/26 @ 8am out of Secor Park. Rolling speeds 18-22, depending on group and wind. This is a no drop ride. Stopping at the Mallard Lake Area of Oak Openings, so be sure to bring snacks! 

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  • 08/31/2023 5:51 AM | Jodie Petcoff (Administrator)

    The Meanderer's are rolling out of Whitehouse this Saturday Sept 2nd at 8a for a 40-mile loop down to Liberty Center, past Field of Dreams, and a fun little dip & curve in the road before our return through Oak Openings. Hydration and a snack (or some $$ for Grandma's) are a must for our 13-15mph paced route that is adjusted based on the abilities of the group that shows up to ride. We hope you'll join us to go ride bikes on our first weekend ride of September!!

  • 08/30/2023 9:38 AM | David Barret (Administrator)

    From Shannon Yocom:

    The ride started out in the sun and perfect warm fall like weather. Winds were almost non-existent. Just past the half way point dark clouds from the NorthWest were moving in, and blowing right in our faces. For a few miles it rained. For a few more miles the rain stopped but constant road spray and puddles turned us into sponges. At the end of the ride a few of us posed for a pic under the rainbow! We managed a 20.9mph average.

  • 08/29/2023 10:57 AM | David Barret (Administrator)

    To TAB Club Members:

    You’re probably aware of a discussion that’s been going on about multiple group pages where TAB has been posting, for example, many of our ride leaders post to the TAB Members Only Discussion Group, as well as the Northwest Ohio Bicycling Enthusiasts page, and there’s been some confusion on where people should go to get information on group rides and other TAB specific topics.

    The TAB members Only Discussion Facebook group is a PRIVATE group, and so, you have to know the name of it to even find it in a search, and then someone has to admit you to the group. So… in an effort to simplify things, The TAB Executive Board has authorized the creation of a new group page called “Toledo Area Bicyclists (TAB).” The link to the group is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1815214662283217/  This new group is an OPEN group, anyone can search for it and find it, you don’t need permission to join. Going forward, our Ride Leaders and Members of the TAB Executive Board will post to this page and our main website, https://www.toledoareabicyclists.org/   (under the LATEST NEWS tab).

    Ride Leaders: Please begin posting your ride information to this new group. You may continue to post to the “TAB Members Only Discussion Group” for a short time, however, after a few weeks, this group will be discontinued. You may also post directly to the TAB Website under the LATEST NEWS area.

    I know this is confusing, hopefully with the new page, things will be a little clearer. Also, please be respectful in any posts you create or when replying to others. Thank you all for your patience. AND… Lets get riding, we still have some Summer left.

    On Behalf of the TAB Executive Board…

    David J. Barret

  • 08/28/2023 7:19 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday August 29th

              The Speedtrap Ride will hold its next edition tomorrow, Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30. Cyclists will roll out from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio.

              Scott Lang will again lead the Ghost Pepper Riders. If you ride in his group, expect to average 22 to 23+ mph.    Are you up to the challenge??!!

              Bob Kayden is back and will lead the Cayenne Pepper Riders at a slightly slower pace, 21 to 22+ mph, or maybe NOT slower than the Ghost Pepper Riders!

    That group has been riding fast lately!

              Tony Mazurek and Ken South are co-leaders of the Habanero Riders. Their group  originally averaged 20 to 21+ mph. However, they have been riding faster, too!

              Todd Pollock should be back to lead the Jalapeno Riders at anywhere from 17 to 10 mph.

              I plan to ride out with the Sweet Pepper Riders. In the last few weeks the group has split into two. Last week the faster averaged 17.6 mph.

              The weather forecast indicates partly cloudy skies, a SW wind of 6mph, and a temperature in the upper 70s.  There is only a 10% chance of rain at ride time, but that jumps to 56% at 8:00.

              After the ride, a pizza party is planned. Why not come out to Elmore and enjoy some quiet country roads, the company of some great people, and pizza after the ride! Sign-in begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then!

              Pictured is Flatlander and perennial Speedtrap Rider Dan Willis, as he appeared September 22, 2022.

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 08/24/2023 4:00 PM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    8/24 5'fer is cancelled due to the Excessive Heat Warning and the incoming severe weather.  

    From 13ABC, "The sunshine and heat will return this afternoon. However, highs won’t be as hot as forecast in previous days. Highs are expected to reach the low 90s with a heat index reaching 100 to 105 today. That will be hot enough to fuel another round of storms tonight that may be strong to severe between 7pm and 2am. That line of storms has a high potential of leading to wind damage, more flooding rain, and possibly a tornado."

    If you still want to ride, that will be an individual decision. There will be no TAB support this evening

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