Mad Anthony River Rally is now:
Maumee Area River Ride (MARR)
Saturday, August 8, 2020 • Whitehouse, Ohio
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The Maumee Area River Ride (MARR) will, again, dedicate proceeds to the Northwestern Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association (NORTA). In the past few years, cycling of all types in NW Ohio has enjoyed an enthusiastic surge in participation. The NORTA supported trails in our area are well used and greatly appreciated by walkers, runners and cyclists alike. MARR is proud to demonstrate our support for future trail development and affirm the Toledo Area Bike Club's mission of promoting and enhancing safe bicycling in Northwestern Ohio.
Please CLICK HERE if you are interested in sponsoring MARR (see below for list of sponsors).
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* Catered lunch at the end of the ride!
* BEER! Beer here! Did we say BEER?!
* 3 smooth and scenic road routes!
* 1 multi-surface route!
In 2019 we straightened out the routes and expanded the geographic area. Riders loved the new routes, so we're leaving them the same!
MARR routes take cyclists on good roads along the scenic Maumee River, as well as inland for magnificent and expansive country views. Pedal through quaint small towns and beautiful parkland. SAG support along all routes, and rest stops offering tasty snacks. After the ride, relax with your friends while enjoying cold beer from Earnest Brew Works and a delicious lunch catered by City Barbecue.
MULTI-SURFACE OPTION We added dirt to the ride!! You'll ride the tow path, following the remains of the Miami and Erie Canal. Ride past The Volunteer, a working replica of one of the old canal barges. Meet Molly and Sally, the mules who tow the Volunteer through the manually operated locks. And take a few minutes to explore the historic Isaac Ludwig Mill.
You'll share one riverside rest stop with road riders along the way and return for lunch via some paved surfaces and the grassy South Fork of the Wabash Cannonball trail.
* Some sections of the trail are very rough. MTB or fat tires recommended! *
Camping Contact Metroparks Toledo for a spot at White Oak Campground in Oak Openings Preserve. The campground is three miles from the ride start.
Hotels The nearest hotel to Whitehouse is The Staybridge Suites located at The Shops at Fallen Timbers, 2300 Village Dr, Maumee, OH, approximately seven miles (a straight shot down the bicycle path) from the ride start.
Dreading a long, stinky drive home? Never fear! We've got you covered there, too. Post-ride showers available until 5:00pm at Cyclewerks! (Bring your own soap and towel).
We're offering jerseys this year! Please watch here, or the MARR Face Book Page for notices regarding the opening of the store!
(TAB members will receive 10% off of online registration)
$35.00 thru July 14
$45.00 July 15 - Aug 4
$60.00 Aug 5 - 8 (day of ride)
** Please help us to plan for our luncheon by registering early! **
Friday, Aug 7, 5:00 - 7:00. Packet pick-up ONLY will be held at Cyclewerks, 6760 Providence St, Whitehouse, OH.
NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
Saturday, Aug 8, 6:30am - start time. Registration and packet pick-up will be held at the pavilion in Whitehouse Park, 6751 Providence Street, Whitehouse, Ohio.
Registration packets will contain your wrist band (needed for lunch!) and 1 beer (or beverage) ticket per rider, route maps, coupons and other offers from our sponsors.
* YOU MUST SHOW YOUR ID TO ENTER BEER GARDEN *
It is recommended that riders begin riding at the suggested times:
102 mile ride begins 7:00
65 mile ride begins 7:30
32 mile ride begins 8:30
32 mile MULTI ride begins 8:30
Rest stop hours:
#1 Providence Dam 07:30 - 11:00
#2 Napoleon 08:00 - 12:00
#3 Wauseon 09:00 - 2:00
#4 Fraker Mill 10:00 - 3:00
Lunch in Whitehouse open from 11:00 - 4:00
Course closes at 4:00. A SAG ride to the finish will be offered to any riders still on the course. Riders who choose to continue should understand that they do so unsupported.
Click below to register on-line.
Click below to print or download a paper form.
In addition to the maps that you will receive at registration, we encourage you to download the .gpx files from the links below to your Garmin or other device!
All rides begin and end at Whitehouse Village Park, 6751 Providence Street, Whitehouse Ohio.
Add your business to our growing list of MARR sponsors! Thank you for your support in making MARR a great event! CLICK HERE