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  • 04/07/2019 7:31 PM | Deleted user

    Twenty-one riders enjoyed perfect weather and a great ride down and back on the Towpath for the first Intro to Gravel Ride. One near miss of a suicidal squirrel is all I have to report. Greg, Chris, and I took off from Waterville to attend the Winter Warrior finale. Along the way we ran into John and Alan and had a short rendezvous with the Meanderers in Whitehouse. Great day to ride!


    The next Intro to Gravel ride leaves from Pacesetter on 4/20 at 9am. However, if you are up for a serious challenge, the Summer of Stupid opening day is riding Poto and DTE, same day, same time. Either way, you'll get a little dirty, and dirt is good.

    Nate


  • 04/02/2019 9:11 AM | Deleted user

    Greetings to all TAB Members and Friends,

    The month of April has arrived, and with it the start of TAB's warm weather rides. TAB's weekend rides begin this coming Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th. There are five regular TAB rides beginning this coming weekend.

    They are:

    1. The Meandering Group Ride, Saturday, at 9:00 from CycleWerks in Whitehouse.

    2. The Saturday Adventure Tour, Saturday, at 9:00 from Secor Metropark

    3. The New Gravel Series Ride, Saturday, at 9:00 from the Roche de Boeuf area of Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville

    4. The Sunday Breakfast Ride, Sunday, at 9:00 from Wildwood Preserve Metropark, and

    5. The Sunday Getaway Ride, Sunday, at 1:00, from the Monclova Elementary School.

    In addition, individual ride leaders will likely be sending out more details of their rides.

    If you haven't been riding during the winter, it's time to tune up your bike and get those wheels rolling!

    I hope to see you on the road!

     

    Chuck Nicewonder


  • 04/02/2019 8:42 AM | Deleted user

    From OBF…

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    On Tuesday, December 22, 2004, Governor Bob Taft signed the Share The Road license plate into law as part of House Bill 406. This law culminates five years of efforts by the Ohio Bicycle Federation (OBF) to create an auto license plate which will publicize the importance of motorists sharing Ohio's roads with bicyclists. Proceeds from the plate pay for publishing "Ohio Bicycling Street Smarts," a free booklet giving the Ohio law regarding cycling. The booklet and the "Share the Road" plate will be available after March 23, 2005.

    UPDATE - As of November 30, 2005, there have been 777 "Share the Road" license plates sold. A minimum of 1000 license plates must be sold by March 23, 2006, or the plate will be discontinued. Don't let the "Share the Road" plate go away! Spread the word to your cycling friends, and follow the steps below to get your plate!

    To get your Share The Road plates on the web (after March 23):

    1.     Go to www.oplates.com.

    2.     Click on "special plates."

    3.     Scroll to and click on "Share The Road."

    OR, pedal to your local deputy registrar!

    You may purchase a SHARE THE ROAD plate at any time during the year--even if you are not renewing your registration.   You would just pay the cost of the plate ($15.00) plus the transaction fee ($3.50).  If want to personalize your SHARE THE ROAD plate, this will cost up to $35 extra.

    Many individuals prefer to request the SHARE THE ROAD plate at the time of renewal.  A customer may renew their registration up to 90 days prior to the expiration date; for example, if my registration expires on June 30, I may renew as early as April 1.  You would request the SHARE THE ROAD plate and pay for your registration renewal at that time.  Visit www.ohiobike.org for more information.  
    Ohio Bicycle Federation Chair Chuck Smith said, "Share The Road license plates are a great way to show your belief in motorists and cyclists sharing the road for their mutual benefit." For more information, contact Chuck Smith at 
    chuck@ohiobike.org.


  • 03/25/2019 11:44 AM | Deleted user

    From Miss Linda, our BTTB Liason, for those Bike to the Bay Preppers out there.

    Use the code PromoTeamBTTBOH during registration for 25% off your registration fee.



    Bike MS: Bike to the Bay Ohio is coming up fast. Here’s your Bike MS checklist, to help ensure you’re prepared to have fun and pedal, pedal, pedal!
    1. Check out this important Safety Video about personal safety, group riding skills and cycling etiquette. Ride safely because there’s nothing like crossing the finish line and celebrating with your team!
    2. Visit the Ride Details page so you don’t miss out on any important ride day information!
    3. The Event Updates page has important information you may have missed.
    4.

    Check out the Routes and Maps to help ensure you are ready to ride on event day!


    See you at the starting line!


  • 03/22/2019 10:11 AM | Deleted user

    This from our friends at NORTA:


    Northwestern Ohio Rails to Trails Association

    Wabash Cannonball Trail

    "Twenty five years ago, on March 24, 1994, the Wabash Cannonball Trail was born.  Representatives of Norfolk and Western Railway and the six purchasing partners (Toledo Metroparks, Lucas County, Maumee, Whitehouse, Wauseon, and NORTA) gathered in a room at TMACOG offices in Toledo, to sign the massive volumes of paperwork needed to transfer ownership of 64 miles of the former railroad corridor property.

    Northwestern Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association (NORTA) needed only 2 days to clean up 2.5 miles on the South Fork in order to declare that section of trail open for business!  A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held on April 2, 1994, at that site in Colton, Ohio.

    On Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 10:00 am, we will commemorate the 25th anniversary of that event, at the site where it all began.  Please join us in Colton for a few words, refreshments, and a stroll on the Wabash Cannonball Trail."


  • 03/15/2019 3:15 PM | Deleted user

    The full schedule for Hunt 4 Bigfoot rides is now posted. Check the calendar and come on out for some after-dark MTB!


  • 02/24/2019 8:21 AM | Deleted user

    Registration is now open for MARR! Did you know we've changed the name?! MARR is now the Maumee Area River Ride! Register early to avoid higher costs. Early registration helps with with planning the catered lunch - and ordering beer, too!

    TAB Members will receive 10% off of their ONLINE registration (you may need to log in to the web site).

    We can't pull this off without your help! Please consider volunteering on the day of the ride. And spread the word - let's make this a bigger MARR than ever!

    -2019 MARR Co-Chair Nancy Beeman


  • 02/22/2019 3:46 PM | Deleted user

    Coordinator and Ride Leader Nate Burks has been busy preparing for our new gravel series. He is getting ready to begin distributing PR materials to promote the events, which will take place on certain Saturdays beginning in April.

    Attached is the series flyer for your perusal and sharing.


  • 01/30/2019 11:29 PM | Deleted user

    Metroparks Toledo's Jerri Fink advises that After-Hours Commuter permits have arrived. Per Jerri, if you have submitted an application your permit should be in the mail this week. Not sure what effect the weather will have on delivery dates but start looking for them soon.

    If you have not yet filled out an application and would like a permit you can access it from the link below. Happy Riding!

    2019 Metroparks After Hours Permit.pdf


  • 01/21/2019 12:03 PM | Deleted user

    Gravel guru Nate Burks has released the tentative schedule for his new 2019 TAB Gravel Series. Per Nate, this ride is for experienced and novice alike. "If you are new to gravel, this series is designed to take you from short and flat to long and hilly over the course of ten rides. These are "no rider left behind" rides with frequent regrouping."

    Nate adds, "There are many advantages to riding roads less traveled. Riding gravel is a great way to increase leg strength and endurance. You are guaranteed to see fewer cars. We will encounter roads with varying terrain, hills, the occasional closed road or bridge, and sometimes dogs and livestock. You will never be bored." 

    The ride schedule has been added to the calendar along with starting points and route info. These rides are scattered throughout the summer calendar so check dates and times to ensure you don't miss out.

    04/06 - Waterville Towpath

    04/20 - Pacesetter

    05/04 - Original Gravity 27

    05/18 - Wauseon Warmup

    06/01 - Original Gravity 37

    06/29 - Pacesetter Blissfield

    07/13 - Chelsea Waterloo 36

    07/27 - Forest View Lanes

    08/17 - Tecumseh Brewing

    08/31 - Chelsea Waterloo 51

    09/07 (Bonus Epic Ride 1) - 70MilesAGravel (71.6 miles)

    09/21 (Bonus Epic Ride 2) - SLAFALA (80.6 miles)

    09/28 (Bonus Epic Ride 3) - Morenci Gravel 100 (103.3 miles)

    10/05 (Bonus Epic Ride 4) - Loudonville ExGravelGanza (71 miles)

    Look for more information as the season approaches.

    Thanks Nate!


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