Team Buckeye/Cycling Club Training Ride – May 17, 2014

Please join Team Buckeye and Cycling Club for the next joint Saturday training ride!  We had about 60 riders at our first featured ride on April 19, so let’s make this one even bigger!!!  New launch location is courtesy New Albany Parks & Recreation, for which we are grateful!

RIDER SUPPORT is provided by the roll: bike shop— please thank their team members and patronize their stores in Upper Arlington, Bexley and Polaris!!!

WHEN:  Saturday, May 17, 2014

LAUNCH LOCATION – NEW!  – This ride will launch from Bevelhymer Park, north of New Albany.  This is a beautiful 145-acre complex for sports and recreation.  Please park in the RED ZONE, 7875 Peter Hoover Road, New Albany, OH  43054, on the EAST side of the Park.  Restrooms are available a short distance away.

LAUNCH TIME: Arrive 7:30AM for 8:00AM launch.  Pre-ride briefing at 7:50AM by ride leaders.

DETAILS:  Maps will be distributed at the start of the ride.

This ride will have two routes from which to choose:

RIDE #1:  26 miles.  We will ride to Johnstown, taking the bike path to Alexandria and return.  This is a primarily flat ride on country blacktop and partly on blacktop bike path.  Restrooms and stores for water and snacks are available in Johnstown and Alexandria.  This is a “Club” ride, which means no minimum speed, and no one left behind!

RIDE #2:  45 miles.  We will ride to Granville via Johnstown, returning via a southerly route on Hollow Road.  This is also a primarily flat ride, all on country blacktop.  Restrooms and stores for water and snacks are available in Johnstown and Granville.

We will support a “B” pace ride group (which means a riding pace of 18 mph+), and a “C” pace ride group (which means a riding pace of 15 mph+).   “A” riders are welcome as a self-supported ride.

Please RSVP to teambuckeye@osumc.edu with the following information:

  • Name
  • Cell phone # (for last-minute changes due to weather, emergencies, etc.)
  • Ride route choice (#1 to Alexandria or #2 to Granville)

May is a wonderful month to get out and ride – please join us!!

WHAT TO BRING:  RIDING HELMET IS REQUIRED.  Additionally, please bring your water bottles, driver’s license or other ID, health insurance card, emergency contact info, cell phone, sunscreen and sunglasses/eyewear.

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Please take pictures on your phones before and after the ride, and email them to TeamBuckeye@osumc.edu – we want to post them!

Thank you, from your ride organizer, Larry Lewellen (614-580-5040)

GPX Files:

NewAlbany_Johnstown_Alexandria_26M

NOTE: please download the file, change the extension from “.doc” to “.gpx” before uploading to your computer/GPS.

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