Destination Ride #3 is coming June 10th
By Jennifer Altherr and Amy Copeland
Building on the excitement of the first two destinations rides Jennifer and I are happy to announce plans for ride #3 in the series, and are happy to announce that Phil Snider will be joining us in hosting this ride. On Saturday June 10th we will celebrating the 20th anniversary of the clubs first tour to the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen OH, with a redo using the original 40 mile route starting and ending in Neptune OH, and the addition of a 28 mile MTB route using the Miami and Erie Towpath/Buckeye Trail beginning and ending on the north side of St Mary’s OH. This will allow both our road friends and MTB/Urban exploring friends to do part of the route together including a great view of Grand Lake St Mary as well and the museum and a lunch in New Bremen.
There will be an initial meet up point in the shopping center parking lot of 469 Sports and Spirits at 1310 Minnich Rd just south of Highway 930 in New Haven. Please arrive by 7:45 so we can arrange our car pools and be on the road by 8:00.
The 40 mile road group led by Phil Snider at a D/E pace is targeted to arrive at the park in Neptune, Ohio on 197 just south off Highway 33 about 9:00 to prepare to ride.
The 28 mile mountain bike group will drive to the Noble Township Community Center 16586 Co Rd 66A just north of St Mary’s with a targeted arrival time of 9:15.
Using the clubs new Life 360 app circle we will be able to track each groups progress and hopefully meet up near St Mary’s and share some time on improved trail together before splitting off again on the way to the Museum and lunch in New Bremen.
The two groups will depart New Bremen together on some group road miles to take in a view of the Grand Lake St Mary’s where they will once again diverge to continue to their respective starting points.
- The road group will also enjoy several miles of improved trail
- The MTB group will take in 4+ mile of trail designated rugged grass field terrain, be prepared for a workout or cut off onto the road riders route and a few extra miles, but miss several historic canal locks.
- Museum admission is $3 adult/ $2 senior. Don’t forget money for lunch, sunscreen and a bike lock if possible.