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August, 2022

Monday
1
Brust Park
6:30 PM
Tuesday
2
Botzum Trailhead
6:00 PM
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18-mile loop through the valley from Botzum Trailhead. 14-16mph avg speed (moderate), road ride.

Dinner afterwards at Bricco.
Wednesday
3
Barlow Rd. Bike-n-Hike parking lot
9:00 AM
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Everyone,

For the Wednesday Morning Ride, August 3rd, we’ll be riding to downtown Ravenna with a rest stop at the Bean and the Baker. The route will be a combination of public roads and the Bike-n-Hike with flat to rolling hills. This will be an out and back route with a total distance of 34 miles. We’ll be leaving the Barlow Rd. Bike-n-Hike parking lot at 9:00 am. This is a group ride at a pace of 13 - 14 mph. We’ll regroup as needed. Like all ABC rides, this ride is for current members and first-time guest.

As always, helmets are required on all ABC rides. Also, no ear buds and no use of cell phones for talk, text, or music while riding. It is also advised during daylight hours to use a good tail light and headlight when riding on public roads. Please obey all traffic laws…safety is everyone’s responsibility. Also, make sure that your bike is properly maintained and is in good working condition.

Thanks, Phil

GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39563426
Wednesday
3
Revere Elementary School
6:30 PM
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Musketeers afterwards unless I get out voted for Mexican at Cozumel's

The weather will be hot and steamy so bring lots of water

As always, helmets are required on all ABC rides. Also, no ear buds and no use of cell phones for talk, text, or music while riding. It is also advised during daylight hours to use a good tail light and headlight when riding on public roads. Please obey all traffic laws…safety is everyone’s responsibility. First time non-club riders welcome but must join ABC club after for insurance purposes.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36941443 long 22 miles

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36941445 Medium 17 miles

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36941449 short 13.5 miles
Thursday
4
Deep Lock Quarry
6:00 PM
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ABC‘s Thursday Night Fast Ride returns on March 31, 2022. As part of our Thursday night format we will continue to focus on group etiquette, riding skills and safety, while riding at the advertised pace. The fast ride will be broken into the following 2 advertised paces of “fast” (A) and “moderate” (B). The 2 defined paces are:

TNFR A Average Pace: 19-22 mph
TNFR B Average Pace: 16-18 mph

The B group(s) will begin shortly after the A group(s) following the same route. As reference, the A ride attracts a collection of Category 3-5 racers. This doesn’t mean you have to race to participate in this ride. It is simply for perspective. Our routes typically include 2 climbs, averaging a total of around 1800 feet over 30 miles. Our ride lengths vary from 25 - 35 miles depending on the available evening daylight.

With 2 groups, we expect to attract riders with varying skills and abilities. As a cycling club, we want to focus on developing those skills. In the past, we have had riders join race teams from our fast ride as they continued to advance in their abilities. We continue to promote both the A & B rides as “no drop” rides. With this being said, we know that an "A" and "B" group is often not enough to accommodate the riders who attend. To support “no drop”, the ride leaders will specify the re-grouping point or points prior to each ride. If it is clear that either the A ride or the B ride must be further divided, the ride leader will state this at the regrouping point. We will try to maintain subgroups that will promote the group riding skills and no drop format. Don’t be afraid to go with the faster subgroup. However, if you are caught in the middle, ease up your pace and fall back to the group behind. Subgroups should check for other riders around them, particularly at the top of climbs and regroup by soft pedaling. No one will be left behind.
Friday
5
Abandoned church at the corner of Ridgewood & Medina Line Rd.
6:00 PM
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21-mile route through Wadsworth starting at the abandoned church at the corner of Ridgewood and Medina Line. Post-ride dinner and drinks at a mutually-agreed upon location.
Saturday
6
3100 Glenwood Drive Parking Lot https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40453179
8:30 AM
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Longer/Faster 43 miles 2408 ft 8:30 AM 3100 Glenwood Drive Reminderville
Hydration possible at 14 or 28 miles (Chagrin Falls)
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40453179

ALL RIDERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A HELMET WHILE RIDING. PLEASE NO USE OF EAR BUDS AND CELL PHONES WHILE RIDING. RECOMMEND USE OF REAR VIEW MIRRORS OR RADAR. RECOMMEND USE OF HEADLIGHT, TAIL LIGHT AND REFLECTORS. PLEASE OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS. COME RIDE WITH US AND ENJOY THE RIDE!
Saturday
6
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A shorter route, ~25 miles, consisting of country roads and the headwater's trail. The trail is UNPAVED but should be in slightly better condition than the Towpath. Refreshments in Garrettsville will be limited. Start time may be slightly delayed, probably 9:15 am. Riders who want a longer route can start at Hudson high school (2500 Hudson Aurora Rd, Hudson, OH 44236). Parking on the Stow Road side will be convenient. We MUST depart the longer route no later than 8:15 am. The longer route will be ~39 miles. This is the LONGER route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40454779
Rain is possible, ride cancellation will be posted on Friday 5pm if necessary.
Monday
8
Brust Park
6:30 PM
Tuesday
9
Botzum Trailhead
6:00 PM
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18-mile loop through the valley from Botzum Trailhead. 14-16mph avg speed (moderate), road ride.

Dinner afterwards at Bricco.
Wednesday
10
Barlow Rd. Bike-n-Hike parking lot
9:00 AM
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Everyone,

For the Wednesday Morning Ride, Aug. 10th we’ll be riding to the Tallmadge Circle with a rest stop at a local venue. The route will be a combination of public roads and the Stow Bike-n-Hike and the Freedom Trail with flat to rolling hills. This will be a loop route with a total distance of 32 miles. We’ll be leaving the Barlow Rd. Bike-n-Hike parking lot at 9:00 am. This is a group ride at a pace of 13 to 14 mph. We’ll regroup as needed. Like all ABC rides, this ride is for current members and first-time guest.

As always, helmets are required on all ABC rides. Also, no ear buds and no use of cell phones for talk, text, or music while riding. It is also advised during daylight hours to use a good tail light and headlight when riding on public roads. Please obey all traffic laws…safety is everyone’s responsibility. Also, make sure that your bike is properly maintained and is in good working condition.

Thanks, Phil

GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39454077
Wednesday
10
Revere High School
6:00 PM
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Pleasant 19.5 ride through the Hinckley Metropark and Richfield. Average speed 14-16mph. Dinner at Musketeer‘s after.
Thursday
11
Deep Lock Quarry
6:00 PM
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ABC‘s Thursday Night Fast Ride returns on March 31, 2022. As part of our Thursday night format we will continue to focus on group etiquette, riding skills and safety, while riding at the advertised pace. The fast ride will be broken into the following 2 advertised paces of “fast” (A) and “moderate” (B). The 2 defined paces are:

TNFR A Average Pace: 19-22 mph
TNFR B Average Pace: 16-18 mph

The B group(s) will begin shortly after the A group(s) following the same route. As reference, the A ride attracts a collection of Category 3-5 racers. This doesn’t mean you have to race to participate in this ride. It is simply for perspective. Our routes typically include 2 climbs, averaging a total of around 1800 feet over 30 miles. Our ride lengths vary from 25 - 35 miles depending on the available evening daylight.

With 2 groups, we expect to attract riders with varying skills and abilities. As a cycling club, we want to focus on developing those skills. In the past, we have had riders join race teams from our fast ride as they continued to advance in their abilities. We continue to promote both the A & B rides as “no drop” rides. With this being said, we know that an "A" and "B" group is often not enough to accommodate the riders who attend. To support “no drop”, the ride leaders will specify the re-grouping point or points prior to each ride. If it is clear that either the A ride or the B ride must be further divided, the ride leader will state this at the regrouping point. We will try to maintain subgroups that will promote the group riding skills and no drop format. Don’t be afraid to go with the faster subgroup. However, if you are caught in the middle, ease up your pace and fall back to the group behind. Subgroups should check for other riders around them, particularly at the top of climbs and regroup by soft pedaling. No one will be left behind.
Saturday
13
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Formerly Maumee Area River Ride. Sponsored by Toledo Area Bicyclists
Saturday
13
Seville, Parking Lot next to Post Office, E Market St https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35167550
9:00 AM
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48 miles 1600 feet https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35167550
Route/GPS updated 8/10 (Bill Brannon suggestion)
This was also one of Joe Sarley's favorites.
Meeting point is the parking lot next to the Seville Post Office. Hydration in West Salem 32 miles (alternate opportunities at miles 5 and 41).

Helmets are required on all ABC rides. No use of earbuds or cell phones while riding. Rear view mirror, tail light, and headlight are recommended for safety. This route is for ABC members and first time guests.
Saturday
13
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Route is 26 miles; mostly towpath and freedom trail. Route contains some UNPAVED trails. This will be essentially an out and back course with a slightly different paths through Akron. START TIME will be 9:30 am this week. Refreshment stop likely in Tallmadge circle area (lots of options).
Monday
15
Brust Park
6:30 PM
Tuesday
16
Botzum Trailhead
6:00 PM
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18-mile loop through the valley from Botzum Trailhead. 14-16mph avg speed (moderate), road ride.

Dinner afterwards at Bricco.
Wednesday
17
Barlow Rd. Bike-n-Hike parking lot
9:00 AM
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Everyone,

For the Wednesday Morning Ride, August 17th, we’ll be riding to Twinsburg with a rest stop at Subway. The route will be a combination of public roads and the Bike-n-Hike with flat to rolling hills. This will be a loop route with a total distance of 33 miles. We’ll be leaving the Barlow Rd. Bike-n-Hike parking lot at 9:00 am. This is a group ride at a pace of 13 - 14 mph. We’ll regroup as needed. Like all ABC rides, this ride is for current members and first-time guest.

As always, helmets are required on all ABC rides. Also, no ear buds and no use of cell phones for talk, text, or music while riding. It is also advised during daylight hours to use a good tail light and headlight when riding on public roads. Please obey all traffic laws…safety is everyone’s responsibility. Also, make sure that your bike is properly maintained and is in good working condition.

Thanks, Phil

GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40527553
Wednesday
17
Revere Elementary School
6:00 PM
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Route through some of the beautiful Richfield neighborhoods with a climb up Shaw. Promises to be gentler than last week.
Thursday
18
Deep Lock Quarry
6:00 PM
More Info
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ABC‘s Thursday Night Fast Ride returns on March 31, 2022. As part of our Thursday night format we will continue to focus on group etiquette, riding skills and safety, while riding at the advertised pace. The fast ride will be broken into the following 2 advertised paces of “fast” (A) and “moderate” (B). The 2 defined paces are:

TNFR A Average Pace: 19-22 mph
TNFR B Average Pace: 16-18 mph

The B group(s) will begin shortly after the A group(s) following the same route. As reference, the A ride attracts a collection of Category 3-5 racers. This doesn’t mean you have to race to participate in this ride. It is simply for perspective. Our routes typically include 2 climbs, averaging a total of around 1800 feet over 30 miles. Our ride lengths vary from 25 - 35 miles depending on the available evening daylight.

With 2 groups, we expect to attract riders with varying skills and abilities. As a cycling club, we want to focus on developing those skills. In the past, we have had riders join race teams from our fast ride as they continued to advance in their abilities. We continue to promote both the A & B rides as “no drop” rides. With this being said, we know that an "A" and "B" group is often not enough to accommodate the riders who attend. To support “no drop”, the ride leaders will specify the re-grouping point or points prior to each ride. If it is clear that either the A ride or the B ride must be further divided, the ride leader will state this at the regrouping point. We will try to maintain subgroups that will promote the group riding skills and no drop format. Don’t be afraid to go with the faster subgroup. However, if you are caught in the middle, ease up your pace and fall back to the group behind. Subgroups should check for other riders around them, particularly at the top of climbs and regroup by soft pedaling. No one will be left behind.
Tuesday
23
Botzum Trailhead
6:00 PM
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18-mile loop through the valley from Botzum Trailhead. 14-16mph avg speed (moderate), road ride.

Dinner afterwards at Bricco.
Thursday
25
Deep Lock Quarry
6:00 PM
More Info
Less Info
ABC‘s Thursday Night Fast Ride returns on March 31, 2022. As part of our Thursday night format we will continue to focus on group etiquette, riding skills and safety, while riding at the advertised pace. The fast ride will be broken into the following 2 advertised paces of “fast” (A) and “moderate” (B). The 2 defined paces are:

TNFR A Average Pace: 19-22 mph
TNFR B Average Pace: 16-18 mph

The B group(s) will begin shortly after the A group(s) following the same route. As reference, the A ride attracts a collection of Category 3-5 racers. This doesn’t mean you have to race to participate in this ride. It is simply for perspective. Our routes typically include 2 climbs, averaging a total of around 1800 feet over 30 miles. Our ride lengths vary from 25 - 35 miles depending on the available evening daylight.

With 2 groups, we expect to attract riders with varying skills and abilities. As a cycling club, we want to focus on developing those skills. In the past, we have had riders join race teams from our fast ride as they continued to advance in their abilities. We continue to promote both the A & B rides as “no drop” rides. With this being said, we know that an "A" and "B" group is often not enough to accommodate the riders who attend. To support “no drop”, the ride leaders will specify the re-grouping point or points prior to each ride. If it is clear that either the A ride or the B ride must be further divided, the ride leader will state this at the regrouping point. We will try to maintain subgroups that will promote the group riding skills and no drop format. Don’t be afraid to go with the faster subgroup. However, if you are caught in the middle, ease up your pace and fall back to the group behind. Subgroups should check for other riders around them, particularly at the top of climbs and regroup by soft pedaling. No one will be left behind.
Saturday
27
Bike Cleveland "Fundo"
Saturday
27
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Our Holmes & Wayne County ride event will be held Saturday, August 27th at Wayne County Fairgrounds. Visit our website: www.btcbenefit.org
Tuesday
30
Botzum Trailhead
6:00 PM
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18-mile loop through the valley from Botzum Trailhead. 14-16mph avg speed (moderate), road ride.

Dinner afterwards at Bricco.

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