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Join 300 bicyclists for a cruise along the Maumee River and nearby towns in low-traffic, nearly flat northwest Ohio. Well-marked routes, SAG support, and thoroughly stocked rest stops will make your ride a pleasure. Finish with a box lunch — and even a beer, if you like at the Whitehouse Inn just a block from the finish line.Check out our Face Book Event. For regular updates, please LIKE and SHARE. Help us spread the word!
MARR 2021 FEATURES
** Box lunch from the historic Whitehouse Inn. Dine under the tent or take it with you.
** BEER or soft drink included.
** Choose from four different routes, including a gravel route.
** All Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be followed.
Experience Northwest Ohio like never before!
With miles of flat roads ahead, we know how you love to put your head down and just GO! So we've straightened out the routes and expanded the geographic area. With luck, you'll catch an awesome tailwind!Routes will 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, pick up your box lunch at the historic Whitehouse Inn. Enjoy a beer (or soft drink) under the tent with your friends, or take your lunch with you to enjoy later.
GRAVEL OPTION We've added dirt to the ride!! Gravel riders will 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.
Gravel riders will share one riverside rest stop with road riders along the way and return for lunch via the 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).
Join Tab prior to registering to save $5 and to enjoy club rides.
*Please help us plan for our luncheon by registering early*
Friday, Aug 13, 4:00 - 6:30. Packet pick-up ONLY (NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION ON FRIDAY NIGHT) will be held at Cyclewerks, 6760 Providence St, Whitehouse, OH.
Saturday, Aug 14, 7am - 8:30am. Registration and packet pick-up will be held at the pavilion in Whitehouse Park, 6751 Providence Street, Whitehouse, Ohio.
Each rider will receive a map and a wrist band, which you will need for rest stops and lunch. Beverage tickets will be handed out when you pick up lunch.
ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR FACE MASKS AT PACKET PICK-UP, REST STOPS, AND WHEN PICKING UP LUNCH. Face masks are not required while riding. Volunteers and riders will appreciate your cooperation.
Recommended ride start times:
102 mile ride begins 7:00
65 mile ride begins 7:30
32 mile ride begins 8:30
32 mile GRAVEL ride begins 8:30
Rest stops 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 at Whitehouse Village Park, 6751 Providence Street, Whitehouse Ohio.
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