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  • 2 May 2019 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dan Riley's Windsday™ went off with a bit of the expected wind but without a hitch. That signals the beginning of our summer schedule. We have rides every single day of the week with multiple groups in many of them to provide as many options as possible. Check the Club Rides tab for the schedule, location, and various groups. Also, with Spring weather you will want to check the Latest News tab before heading out. Welcome back weekday rides; how we have missed you!

    -Ron Schieb


  • 1 May 2019 5:33 PM | Daniel Riley

    I’m NOT canceling Windsday tonight, but I’m not wild about the conditions. Roads are still wet. We can decide what to do - ride, go for a beer - when we get there. 

  • 30 Apr 2019 11:35 AM | Nathan Burks

    This Saturday, the 3rd ride of the Gravel Series takes us to Original Gravity Brewing in Milan, MI. Arrive early for a cup of coffee at Milan Coffee Works. The route for this week is a relatively easy, flat 27 miles. We'll be back in time for lunch at OG.

    9am route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28989343

    If you're in for some bonus miles, bring your blinkies and meet me at 7am for about 20 miles of early morning gravel.

    7am route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29037395

    Nate


  • 29 Apr 2019 9:58 PM | Daniel Riley

    Welcome back to a new year of TAB evening rides! Come start your season with us this Wednesday. If the rains hold off, you’ll get to experience a classic Windsday challenge - temps in the low 70’s with 12-15 mph southwest winds.  We have a speed for most riders - Edgar with the Fast & Furious at 21+ mph avg, Jenifer with the Reasonably Fast at 19 mph avg, and Dan with the Reasonable & Reliable at a 17 mph avg. 

    And new this year, we’ve added one more group - the Relaxed ride with a 14-15 mph avg, led by new leader Rocky Roemer. I’m really excited about our new addition. If you wanted to join us but didn’t think you could keep up, now you can!

    Meet us at Timberstone Jr High at 9000 W Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, OH 43560. We leave at 6:30 sharp so come early and ready to ride hard!  In case of a weather cancelation, I will post or email by 5:30. So if it looks iffy, check first before you come.

    Route preview

    Relaxed - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29673630 

    All others - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29853238

  • 29 Apr 2019 5:31 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Greetings to all TAB members and Friends,

            Spring is here, and TAB's warm weather riding season is in full swing starting this Wednesday, May 1st, The following rides will begin this week and next:


    Wednesday May 1  * The Windsday Ride from Sylvania at 6:30 pm


    Thursday May 2     *  The 6fer Thursday Ride from Side Cut Metropark at 6:30 pm


    Friday May 3         

    The Friday Coffee Club Ride from Whitehouse at 9:00 am


    Monday May 6            

          The Monday Bedford Ride at 6:30 pm

           The Monday Whitehouse 4fer Ride at 6:30 pm


    Tuesday May 7      

     The Old 24 Breakaway Ride from Whitehouse at 6:30 pm

         The Speedtrap Ride from Elmore at 6:30 pm

        The Oak Openings Mountain Bike Ride at 6:30 pm 


    You will find more information concerning these rides on TAB's website:

    www.toledoareabicyclists.org, and ride leaders will most likely be sending announcements about their individual rides.


    So if you haven't done so already, get your bikes tuned up for a great riding season! I hope to see you on the road!


    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 28 Apr 2019 12:02 PM | Daniel Riley

    …in the wrong direction. The Adventurers had a true adventure Saturday. Even though it was cold, it was sunny and 11 riders came for the ride with Lindsay Rausch speeding through Secor Park to join us at the last minute. Turns out that there was an accident that closed 475, and 4 riders were caught in the shut down. With no idea when they could get there, we sadly had to leave them behind. But we invited 3 Plus 5 riders at Secor Park to join us. 

    We needed them, as the whole first half route to Blissfield was into the 10 mph northwest wind. As usual, the group worked well together, and we made slow but steady progress, arriving at the Blissfield Coney Island for breakfast. The owner greeted us with a smile and a hearty “You made it!”. The Plus 5 riders bade us farewell and travelled on. 

    As we settled in for breakfast, (which was delivered quickly), the four delayed riders (Larry and Diane Dunbar, Marty E and Joe Peltier) arrived after chasing us down to bring us up to fifteen riders. Our return route went smoothly. While we were hoping for a good tailwind, the wind started to shift just enough to make the group work. But we all arrived safely back at Secor Park. Consensus was it was a good route on good roads and we had a good ride.

    Join Debbie next week at 8:00 at Mallard Lake in Oak Openings for a 40 mile cruise to Grand Rapids and back. We hope to see you there!

  • 28 Apr 2019 8:57 AM | Daniel Becker (Administrator)

    due to lack of interest today’s breakfast Ride is canceled. 

  • 26 Apr 2019 8:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have a 25-mile route ready to roll next Friday, May 3rd to coincide with the Red Bird Arts District Sylvania Art Walk. We will leave from Maplewood Elementary (6769 Maplewood Ave, Sylvania OH 43560) at 5:30pm.  16-18 mph avg. Join us!

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29789688


  • 25 Apr 2019 10:31 AM | Daniel Riley

    This Saturday’s Adventurer’s 40 mile ride will take us to the lovely village of Blissfield for a breakfast stop at a riders favorite - Blissfield Coney Island. Our stop will be at mile 25, so we’ll arrive about 10:30. On the way we’ll visit Metamora, and breeze through the outskirts of Ottawa Lake. You ask “But how about those Michigan roads?” The roads are mostly good with the exception of Beamer Road into Blissfield. 

    We’ll start at 9:00 sharp from the Secor Park Nature Center/Center for Photography. Weather is predicted to be clear, but cold, with temps starting in the low 40’s moving up into the 50’s. (This is what I get for going south for vacation!) Winds? It’s a Dan ride, so of course there’ll be winds - 10 mph out of the WNW - so we can practice working as a group. I’d like to keep us close to a 17 mph average but we’ll see how things work out. You view the route and download a GPS file at:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27264091

    Hope to see you this Saturday!


  • 25 Apr 2019 8:01 AM | Rick Metcalf

    One week, 7 days, 179 hours from now.......5fer Thursday returns. The park will be open, the road will be repaved, the fun will be back! Veteran ride leaders, Matt Cleland, Tim Eckel, myself, Tony Mazzullo and Jodie Petcoff welcome new GLR leader John Caldeen and all of you to another fantastic cycling season.

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