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Upcoming events

    • 05/27/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 9

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 05/28/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 150 W. Main St., New Albany, OH

    Thursday Evening New Albany Ride

    6 P.M. Class A,B and C

    The Cycling Club has partnered with C.O.P. to continue the Thursday night ride out of New Albany.

    The ride leaves out of the city limits of New Albany into the rolling terrain of the surrounding country communities. Your focus is on the safety of the ride, although we are focused on the safety of the ride, we enjoy pushing ourselves to improve upon our fitness. We have 4 ride groups; C Pace, B Pace, A Pace and A+Pace, that you can ride with. The A Pace groups will leave first followed by the B-Pace and then the C-Pace group.

    Ride Start Location:Heit Center,150 W. Main St. New Albany, OH 43054 http://tinyurl.com/ozqsn6p

    Rick Miller ricksbicycleservice@gmail.com

    • 05/29/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road
    Delaware County Friday Morning

    Fridays, 9AM, Class C,D  

    MUST BE 35 AND DRY AT 9:AM

    Tour flat Delaware County.  A social ride, no one dropped, 13-15 MPH average, 35-40 miles, brunch always.  Faster riders are expected to stop periodically to regroup.  Meet at 8:45, northern mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road 100 FEET NORTH OF CHESHIRE (20 minutes from Clintonville up I-71, W on RT-36 1 mile, S on Africa).http://tinyurl.com/mtha76r .

    Beth Caputo, biknbeddyATgmail.com,614/226-1339 voice and text

    Ben Slay, benslayAThotmail.com 614/371-4424

    Dick Seebode, 614/235.7669 or 740/201-3312

    • 05/30/2015
    • 7:45 AM
    • Clear Creek and Starner Rd.
    Happy Hilly Half Hundre, 50 miler Roving Ride.Saturday, May 30, Class A & B riders. Start time 7:45 a.m.Meet @ gravel parking lot @ Co. Rd. # 116 (Clear Creek Rd.) and Starner Rd. before 7:30 AM, we roll @ 7:45 AM. http://tinyurl.com/pu3ulnz. Brakes & drivetrain must work well, helmit required. Scenic hill ride with significant elevation changes. Plan to carry tubes, tools and a phone. Snacks, beverages (water & gatoraide) will be staged on route. Maps provided. No SAG. Call ride leader Jeff Stevenson (614) 562-1945 @ 6:00 AM on ride day for a Go/No Go decision based on actual weather conditions.
    • 05/30/2015
    • 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Hayden Run Road Trailhead

    Hilliard Der Breakfast - Saturdays 
    First ride - May 16
    8:00 AM  (arrive by 7:45) Class B, C  
    Meet in parking lot at Hayden Run Road Trailhead (adjacent to Heritage Trail)
    http://tinyurl.com/pjar4u3 . Ride to Der Dutchman for breakfast. After breakfast, ride from 30-40 miles. Directions: I-270 to US33/161 exit. West on 33/161 and exit at Avery Rd.  Left on Avery for 1.6 miles, Right on Rings, Left on Cosgray.  Right on Hayden Run (Giant Eagle at corner).  Trailhead is 0.8 mile on right.  
    Henk Colijn 
    614/306-1162
    Susan Shuter 
    614/441-2067
    Bernie Clear 
    614/403-7188
    Brian Richards 
    614/738-9195


    • 05/30/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Alum Creek State Park Beach
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2015 Rec Kayak Class #1

    Saturday, May 30th | 9am to 12pm
    Also available June 27th morning and afternoon,  and on August 8th 

    These classes are fun, 3 hour introductions to recreational kayaking taught by experienced and qualified instructors and assistants. 

    The class will be held at Alum Creek State Park Beach and will have a small instructor to student ratio to keep students safe and comfortable while learning.

    Dry land instruction will cover how to properly fit life jackets, proper paddle handling and fit, and how to outfit your boat for a comfortable paddling experience...plus many other boating topics or questions you may have.

    On the water instruction will cover strokes and the most important skill of all...how to stay upright!

    These classes will prepare you for paddling the many local reservoirs, ponds, and lakes in and around Central Ohio.  You'll be able to explore the many coves of Alum Creek State Park reservoir or discover the hidden fishing spots scattered along the Hoover reservoir shoreline.  Come learn the skills that can get you out on the water and back to shore safely.

    Cost: $20.00/Members -  $25.00/Non-Members

    Registration deadline: Friday May 22nd

    Location: Alum Creek State Park Beach.

    Google:   Alum Creek State Park Beach

    If the student is under 18 years of age, parental consent is required. Both the student and the parent/guardian will need to sign the Waiver & Medical forms.

    Questions? Debbie Goetz debrd4u@aol.com

    Cancellations which cannot be replaced and/or no-shows will not be refunded

    Please be sure to add announce@outdoor-pursuits.org to your non-spam list so you get information we send you about this event.

    • 05/30/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/31/2015
    • Lake Hope State Park

    COP Camping Trip to “Lake Hope”

    May 30-31, 2015 9:00 am (weekend)

      Meet at 9:00am at central location in Columbus and carpool or follow as a group to Lake Hope.  1:15Min Drive to McArthur OH, upon arriving will drive thru park to identify campsite(s). Two tents per site, $18-22 per site non-electric vs. electric. 
       Plan will be arrive, select site, drive to Peninsula Trail close by and hike 3 mile easy-to-moderate scenic lakeside trail.  Then catch lunch at Lake Hope Lodge & 3pm check-in at campsite. 
       Dinner, evening & following day camping! 

       More detailed information to be provided at later date by Leader.  


    GROUP CAMPSITE RESERVED.  Up to 14 people.   To Split Cost, $5 / camper.  

    COP Members Only.

    Must RSVP by Friday May 22nd

    This event is setup for RSVP's via email to Camping leader Stephanie Card.

    No online register feature.


    Stephanie Card, 989/284-0328 

    stephanie.card AT outdoor-pursuits.org

    • 05/31/2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Cyclist Connection
    Canal Winchester
    Sundays, 8 AM. Class A, B
    No ride on May 3rd (TOP) and May 10th (TOSRV).  We return on May 17th at new start time of 8 AM.  Ride distances of 40-60 miles thru beautiful Fairfield County. Routes will get hillier as we progress into the season. Meet at Cyclist Connection Bicycle Shop, 200 Cemetery Road; Canal Winchester.
    http://tinyurl.com/qakdpss
    Rotating Leaders: Bob Allen, Brad Blair, Ric Noland,
    Tim Faigley tcfaigley AT 
    att.net

    • 05/31/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 06/02/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Meet in Pataskala, west end of parking lot by RR tracks, Rt. 310 (Main St)

    Tuesday Licking County-Pataskala Ride

    Tuesday 9 AM -  Class C     

    Average Speed is 13 MPH.  30+ miles.  No one dropped & faster riders WILL REGROUP - we stick together.  Cycle scenic rural roads, eat, socialize. Meet in Pataskala @ W end of the parking lot @ RR tracks (Rt. 310), 4 miles north of I-70 and 1/2 mile south of Rt. 16  http://tinyurl.com/lp2ncbo

    Steve Gassman:  sgassman AT columbus.rr.com614/309-7421

    Ben Slay:  benslay AT hotmail.com614/371-4424

    Bill Chronister:  wtchron AT gmail.com614/563-3268

    Dick Seebode:  740/201-3312 or 614/235-7669


    • 06/02/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Meijer Parking lot off of Diley Rd.

    Canal Winchester Tuesday Night Ride

    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM Departure, Classes A, B, C

    Flat to very hilly routes through Fairfield and Pickaway counties.  Distance is determined by daylight availability and will reach 50+ miles in summer for Class A. Meet at the SW corner of Meijers parking lot off of Diley road, just north of SR 33.  http://tinyurl.com/o5mc9nn . For routes - www.ridewithgps.com and keyword search for CWTNR

    Ric Noland – 614/833-2453 (no text) - ric AT cyclistconnection.com

    Steve Hewitt - stevehewitt AT gmail.com

    • 06/02/2015
    • 6:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Dublin Glacier Ridge Park

    Dublin Tuesday Night Ride:

    Tuesday, 6:15 pm. Class A, B

    Dublin Glacier Ridge Park. Based on routes by Steve Barbour, ride 20-45 miles from Northwest Columbus to Plain City, Delaware, Shawnee Hills and  points in between. Maps provided, routes change weekly. Check http://Bikerdudesworld.blogspot.com for updates and ride cancellations if weather is in question.  Follow 33/161 west to the 161/Plain City/Post Road exit. Turn right at the light and then immediately left on Hyland Croy Road. The Honda Wetland Education Area is 1 mile north on the left (7825 Hyland Croy Road). Do not use this entrance. The park’s main entrance is 2 miles further  north, at the roundabout, opposite Glacier Ridge Elementary School. The address is 9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City, OH 43064. We meet in the parking lot adjacent to the restrooms. http://tinyurl.com/nvxfmm5 Rotating Ride leaders and set routes this year!

    Roy Burnham 614/735-6420 roybikerdude AT gmail.com

    Bill Gordon 614/370-9121 gordonwj99 AT gmail.com

    • 06/02/2015
    • 6:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Heritage Park Metro Park on Hayden Run Rd adjacent to Heritage Trail.
    Hilliard Tuesday Night Ride

    Tuesday 6:15 pm _ Class B, C, D.

    16 to 35 miles depending on ability and preference. New and beginning riders welcome. Meet in the parking lot of the Heritage Park Metro Park on Hayden Run Rd adjacent to Heritage Trail. Liability-release sign-in ends at 6:10.Directions: 270 to Tuttle Crossing Blvd exit. Go west until it dead ends at Wilcox Rd. Turn left onto Wilcox Road until it dead ends. Turn right onto Hayden Run Road, pass Avery Road, and turn left at the next stop sign; and follow on Hayden Run to Heritage Park Metro Park (parking lot is on right hand side of road). http://tinyurl.com/lz2g9aa .

    Joanna Pallos 614/832-2453 (No Text)

    Mark Shuter 614/625-3244

    Susan Shuter 614/441-2067

    Karl Litterer 614/266-5495

    Betty Cook 614/323-3582

    Paul Schopis 614/668-0524

    Mark Curtner 614/668-6606 (No Text)

    • 06/03/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Worthington Hills Park on SR315

    Wednesday Morning Ride Worthington.

    All Year 9AM Promptly. Class C,D.

    Meet at Worthington Hills Park on SR315. One mile north of I-270. http://tinyurl.com/kmz93sz .

    South end of the Olentangy Valley Shopping Center (former Worthington Hills Shopping Center). One mile north of Wilson Bridge Rd. This is the new north end of the Olentangy River Bike Path.Restaurant destination will be determined day of ride. Bring money for lunch. Approximately 25 mile ride. New and beginning riders welcome. We meet for breakfast, if we can’t ride due to weather.

    Gail Falkinburg, 614/861-4478

    • 06/03/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 06/03/2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • Alum Creek St Park Beach, North End

    Rafting 101

    Wednesday, June 3

    Learn the basics before you get on the river.  We'll go over what to wear and what to bring, helmets and PFD's, inflating the raft, how to paddle as a team and how to retrieve a swimmer.  This is a short evening of flat water instruction on Alum Creek Reservoir.

    Cost:
    $18 for members 
    $20 for Non-members

    Minimum of 3 students needed to make this class a go.

    AnnGerckens AT gmail.com  614/ 282-2781


    online registration cuts off at 11:59pm on Tuesday, June 2nd.

    • 06/04/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 150 W. Main St., New Albany, OH

    Thursday Evening New Albany Ride

    6 P.M. Class A,B and C

    The Cycling Club has partnered with C.O.P. to continue the Thursday night ride out of New Albany.

    The ride leaves out of the city limits of New Albany into the rolling terrain of the surrounding country communities. Your focus is on the safety of the ride, although we are focused on the safety of the ride, we enjoy pushing ourselves to improve upon our fitness. We have 4 ride groups; C Pace, B Pace, A Pace and A+Pace, that you can ride with. The A Pace groups will leave first followed by the B-Pace and then the C-Pace group.

    Ride Start Location:Heit Center,150 W. Main St. New Albany, OH 43054 http://tinyurl.com/ozqsn6p

    Rick Miller ricksbicycleservice@gmail.com

    • 06/05/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road

    Delaware County Friday Morning

    Fridays, 9AM, Class C,D  

    Tour flat Delaware County.  A social ride, no one dropped, 13-15 MPH average, 35-40 miles, brunch always.  Faster riders are expected to stop periodically to regroup.  Meet at 8:45, northern mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road 100 FEET NORTH OF CHESHIRE (20 minutes from Clintonville up I-71, W on RT-36 1 mile, S on Africa).Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike Parking Lot

    Ben Slay, benslayAThotmail.com 614/371-4424

    Dick Seebode, 614/235.7669 or 740/201-3312

    • 06/06/2015
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 3570 Coonpath Rd NW, Carroll, OH
    41st HOOT-Heart of Ohio Tour
    Saturday, June 6th . 7:30-9 a.m.  "Budget" Tour

    Confirmed - Gloryland Nazarene Church off Coonpath Road, Carroll, Ohio. Time to see trees and flowers in full bloom of Summer in the surrounding hills and farms around Lancaster and Fairfield County.  Scenic tour in the Lancaster and Fairfield county area. Roads will be marked and maps provided. 38-100 miles. Longer routes are hilly. 
    $5 Members, $10 Non-Member

    Al Moore 740/756-9218 & Donna Bush 614/506-8294 bikedonna@sbcglobal.net
    • 06/06/2015
    • 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Hayden Run Road Trailhead

    Hilliard Der Breakfast - Saturdays 
    8:00 AM  (arrive by 7:45) Class B, C  
    Meet in parking lot at Hayden Run Road Trailhead (adjacent to Heritage Trail) http://tinyurl.com/pjar4u3 . Ride to Der Dutchman for breakfast. After breakfast, ride from 30-40 miles. Directions: I-270 to US33/161 exit. West on 33/161 and exit at Avery Rd.  Left on Avery for 1.6 miles, Right on Rings, Left on Cosgray.  Right on Hayden Run (Giant Eagle at corner).  Trailhead is 0.8 mile on right.  
    Henk Colijn 614/306-1162
    Susan Shuter 614/441-2067
    Bernie Clear 614/403-7188
    Brian Richards 614/738-9195


    • 06/07/2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Cyclist Connection

    Canal Winchester
    Sundays, 8 AM. Class A, B
    Ride distances of 40-60 miles thru beautiful Fairfield County. Routes will get hillier as we progress into the season. Meet at Cyclist Connection Bicycle Shop, 200 Cemetery Road; Canal Winchester. http://tinyurl.com/qakdpss
    Rotating Leaders: Bob Allen, Brad Blair, Ric Noland,
    Tim Faigley tcfaigley AT att.net

    • 06/07/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 7494 Clark State Rd., Blacklick OH

    Group Riding Course
    Sunday, June 7, 1PM, 30 miles, All Class (at C or D pace)
    Start location is Jefferson Community Park, 7494 Clark State Rd, Blacklick, OH. http://tinyurl.com/pdsw8nd
    Prepare for GOBA (or any group ride), includes bicycle safety check, importance of communication, following signs and signals, announcing road hazards & other courteous practices for group riding AND tips on packing for GOBA! Bring water & a snack.
    Leaders: Tricia Kovacs and David Jeffords, 614-476-9093, pkovacsATatt.net

    • 06/07/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 06/09/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Meet in Pataskala, west end of parking lot by RR tracks, Rt. 310 (Main St)

    Tuesday Licking County-Pataskala Ride

    Tuesday 9 AM -  Class C     

    Average Speed is 13 MPH.  30+ miles.  No one dropped & faster riders WILL REGROUP - we stick together.  Cycle scenic rural roads, eat, socialize. Meet in Pataskala @ W end of the parking lot @ RR tracks (Rt. 310), 4 miles north of I-70 and 1/2 mile south of Rt. 16  http://tinyurl.com/lp2ncbo

    Steve Gassman:  sgassman AT columbus.rr.com614/309-7421

    Ben Slay:  benslay AT hotmail.com614/371-4424

    Bill Chronister:  wtchron AT gmail.com614/563-3268

    Dick Seebode:  740/201-3312 or 614/235-7669


    • 06/09/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Meijer Parking lot off of Diley Rd.

    Canal Winchester Tuesday Night Ride

    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM Departure, Classes A, B, C

    Flat to very hilly routes through Fairfield and Pickaway counties.  Distance is determined by daylight availability and will reach 50+ miles in summer for Class A. Meet at the SW corner of Meijers parking lot off of Diley road, just north of SR 33.  http://tinyurl.com/o5mc9nn . For routes - www.ridewithgps.com and keyword search for CWTNR

    Ric Noland – 614/833-2453 (no text) - ric AT cyclistconnection.com

    Steve Hewitt - stevehewitt AT gmail.com

    • 06/09/2015
    • 6:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Dublin Glacier Ridge Park

    Dublin Tuesday Night Ride:

    Tuesday, 6:15 pm. Class A, B

    Dublin Glacier Ridge Park. Based on routes by Steve Barbour, ride 20-45 miles from Northwest Columbus to Plain City, Delaware, Shawnee Hills and  points in between. Maps provided, routes change weekly. Check http://Bikerdudesworld.blogspot.com for updates and ride cancellations if weather is in question.  Follow 33/161 west to the 161/Plain City/Post Road exit. Turn right at the light and then immediately left on Hyland Croy Road. The Honda Wetland Education Area is 1 mile north on the left (7825 Hyland Croy Road). Do not use this entrance. The park’s main entrance is 2 miles further  north, at the roundabout, opposite Glacier Ridge Elementary School. The address is 9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City, OH 43064. We meet in the parking lot adjacent to the restrooms. http://tinyurl.com/nvxfmm5 Rotating Ride leaders and set routes this year!

    Roy Burnham 614/735-6420 roybikerdude AT gmail.com

    Bill Gordon 614/370-9121 gordonwj99 AT gmail.com

    • 06/09/2015
    • 6:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Heritage Park Metro Park on Hayden Run Rd adjacent to Heritage Trail.
    Hilliard Tuesday Night Ride

    Tuesday 6:15 pm _ Class B, C, D.

    16 to 35 miles depending on ability and preference. New and beginning riders welcome. Meet in the parking lot of the Heritage Park Metro Park on Hayden Run Rd adjacent to Heritage Trail. Liability-release sign-in ends at 6:10.Directions: 270 to Tuttle Crossing Blvd exit. Go west until it dead ends at Wilcox Rd. Turn left onto Wilcox Road until it dead ends. Turn right onto Hayden Run Road, pass Avery Road, and turn left at the next stop sign; and follow on Hayden Run to Heritage Park Metro Park (parking lot is on right hand side of road). http://tinyurl.com/lz2g9aa .

    Joanna Pallos 614/832-2453 (No Text)

    Mark Shuter 614/625-3244

    Susan Shuter 614/441-2067

    Karl Litterer 614/266-5495

    Betty Cook 614/323-3582

    Paul Schopis 614/668-0524

    Mark Curtner 614/668-6606 (No Text)

    • 06/10/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Worthington Hills Park on SR315

    Wednesday Morning Ride Worthington.

    All Year 9AM Promptly. Class C,D.

    Meet at Worthington Hills Park on SR315. One mile north of I-270. http://tinyurl.com/kmz93sz .

    South end of the Olentangy Valley Shopping Center (former Worthington Hills Shopping Center). One mile north of Wilson Bridge Rd. This is the new north end of the Olentangy River Bike Path.Restaurant destination will be determined day of ride. Bring money for lunch. Approximately 25 mile ride. New and beginning riders welcome. We meet for breakfast, if we can’t ride due to weather.

    Gail Falkinburg, 614/861-4478

    • 06/10/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 06/11/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 150 W. Main St., New Albany, OH

    Thursday Evening New Albany Ride

    6 P.M. Class A,B and C

    The Cycling Club has partnered with C.O.P. to continue the Thursday night ride out of New Albany.

    The ride leaves out of the city limits of New Albany into the rolling terrain of the surrounding country communities. Your focus is on the safety of the ride, although we are focused on the safety of the ride, we enjoy pushing ourselves to improve upon our fitness. We have 4 ride groups; C Pace, B Pace, A Pace and A+Pace, that you can ride with. The A Pace groups will leave first followed by the B-Pace and then the C-Pace group.

    Ride Start Location:Heit Center,150 W. Main St. New Albany, OH 43054 http://tinyurl.com/ozqsn6p

    Rick Miller ricksbicycleservice@gmail.com

    • 06/12/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road

    Delaware County Friday Morning

    Fridays, 9AM, Class C,D  

    Tour flat Delaware County.  A social ride, no one dropped, 13-15 MPH average, 35-40 miles, brunch always.  Faster riders are expected to stop periodically to regroup.  Meet at 8:45, northern mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road 100 FEET NORTH OF CHESHIRE (20 minutes from Clintonville up I-71, W on RT-36 1 mile, S on Africa).Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike Parking Lot

    Ben Slay, benslayAThotmail.com 614/371-4424

    Dick Seebode, 614/235.7669 or 740/201-3312

    • 06/12/2015
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • 06/14/2015
    • 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Leaving from Columbus, OH
    Class 3+ paddling on PA favorite.  If  you  graduated  from  KII  School  and  want  to test  all  of  those  new  boating  skills  out,  or  you  just want  to  paddle  a  beautiful  western  Pennsylvania river, this two-day trip may be for you. The Lower Youghiogheny  River  in  Southwestern  Pennsylvania is  a  beautiful  tributary  of  the  Monongahela  and  at 2ft on the gage is mostly class III with a couple of class III+ rapids thrown in for fun. We normally stop below Swimmers rapid to eat lunch, relax or play on the flat spinning wave. 
    We’ll most likely stay at the Ohiopyle campground, though this could change. (We’ll provide directions closer to the trip date). Plan on bringing lunch for both  days  on  the  river.   Breakfast  and  dinners  will be eat in or eat out depending on your preference/
    budget.  The  weather  in  June  is  mostly  warm  but storms can be unpredictable and bring much cooler temperatures, so be prepared to layer for a variety of conditions.  Mark Noltimier  noltimier(AT)guildassociates.com or mark.
    Noltimier(AT)att.net Phone: 614/258-2819 Cell: 614/557-6098
    • 06/13/2015
    • 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • YMCA, 470 W. Church St., Newark

    Blue Jay Ride Roving Ride
    June 13, 2015.  8:00 am departure
    A,B,C+ experienced riders.  YMCA, 470 W. Church St., Newark OH. http://tinyurl.com/ltcf6fc. We will gather and leave from the East side of the building.  This is a hilly route with approximately 6,000’ of climb in
    60-70 miles, with an optional 20 mile hilly addition.  Come out for something different and ride in Licking and Muskingum counties!  Maps will be available and we will have GPS routes posted closer to the ride date,
    keep updated by checking Mark’s Cycling Blog, www.granvillebike.com/marks-cycling-blog.  Limited water and food on ride, main stop is at mile 35 in Zanesville, possible water around mile 10 at Flint Ridge, please come prepared.  Restrooms are available at the start. Mark Wilson, markmwilson1AT aol.com or Cindy Berard, berard1 ATroadrunner.com

    • 06/13/2015
    • 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Hayden Run Road Trailhead

    Hilliard Der Breakfast - Saturdays 
    8:00 AM  (arrive by 7:45) Class B, C  
    Meet in parking lot at Hayden Run Road Trailhead (adjacent to Heritage Trail) http://tinyurl.com/pjar4u3 . Ride to Der Dutchman for breakfast. After breakfast, ride from 30-40 miles. Directions: I-270 to US33/161 exit. West on 33/161 and exit at Avery Rd.  Left on Avery for 1.6 miles, Right on Rings, Left on Cosgray.  Right on Hayden Run (Giant Eagle at corner).  Trailhead is 0.8 mile on right.  
    Henk Colijn 614/306-1162
    Susan Shuter 614/441-2067
    Bernie Clear 614/403-7188
    Brian Richards 614/738-9195


    • 06/13/2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 06/14/2015
    • Lake Findley State Park, Ohio

    COP Camping Trip to Lake Findley State Park


    June 13-14, 2015 10:00am

      Meet at 10:00am at central location in Columbus (near I-71) and carpool or follow as a group to the park. Northeast of Columbus, 1:30Min Drive to Wellington OH, plan will be to reserve “Group Site” in non-electric prior to date. But flexible based on interest of those attending (can do electric/non-electric sites for 2-tents per campsite).  Plan will be arrive and enjoy the park, 3pm check-in at campsite.  Lake Findley has a wonderful lake for kayaking/canoeing (electric motor & paddle only lake), lovely campsites in the tall pine tree areas, including hiking trails, bike paths, beach and concession/rental stand.  If have kayaks/canoe definitely bring along!  
    COP Members Only.  

    RSVP by Friday, June 5th to
    Stephanie Card
    989/284-0328  or
    Stephanie.Card AT outdoor-pursuits.org


    • 06/14/2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Cyclist Connection

    Canal Winchester
    Sundays, 8 AM. Class A, B
    Ride distances of 40-60 miles thru beautiful Fairfield County. Routes will get hillier as we progress into the season. Meet at Cyclist Connection Bicycle Shop, 200 Cemetery Road; Canal Winchester. http://tinyurl.com/qakdpss
    Rotating Leaders: Bob Allen, Brad Blair, Ric Noland,
    Tim Faigley tcfaigley AT att.net

    • 06/14/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 06/16/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Meet in Pataskala, west end of parking lot by RR tracks, Rt. 310 (Main St)

    Tuesday Licking County-Pataskala Ride

    Tuesday 9 AM -  Class C     

    Average Speed is 13 MPH.  30+ miles.  No one dropped & faster riders WILL REGROUP - we stick together.  Cycle scenic rural roads, eat, socialize. Meet in Pataskala @ W end of the parking lot @ RR tracks (Rt. 310), 4 miles north of I-70 and 1/2 mile south of Rt. 16  http://tinyurl.com/lp2ncbo

    Steve Gassman:  sgassman AT columbus.rr.com614/309-7421

    Ben Slay:  benslay AT hotmail.com614/371-4424

    Bill Chronister:  wtchron AT gmail.com614/563-3268

    Dick Seebode:  740/201-3312 or 614/235-7669


    • 06/16/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Meijer Parking lot off of Diley Rd.

    Canal Winchester Tuesday Night Ride

    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM Departure, Classes A, B, C

    Flat to very hilly routes through Fairfield and Pickaway counties.  Distance is determined by daylight availability and will reach 50+ miles in summer for Class A. Meet at the SW corner of Meijers parking lot off of Diley road, just north of SR 33.  http://tinyurl.com/o5mc9nn . For routes - www.ridewithgps.com and keyword search for CWTNR

    Ric Noland – 614/833-2453 (no text) - ric AT cyclistconnection.com

    Steve Hewitt - stevehewitt AT gmail.com

    • 06/16/2015
    • 6:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Dublin Glacier Ridge Park

    Dublin Tuesday Night Ride:

    Tuesday, 6:15 pm. Class A, B

    Dublin Glacier Ridge Park. Based on routes by Steve Barbour, ride 20-45 miles from Northwest Columbus to Plain City, Delaware, Shawnee Hills and  points in between. Maps provided, routes change weekly. Check http://Bikerdudesworld.blogspot.com for updates and ride cancellations if weather is in question.  Follow 33/161 west to the 161/Plain City/Post Road exit. Turn right at the light and then immediately left on Hyland Croy Road. The Honda Wetland Education Area is 1 mile north on the left (7825 Hyland Croy Road). Do not use this entrance. The park’s main entrance is 2 miles further  north, at the roundabout, opposite Glacier Ridge Elementary School. The address is 9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City, OH 43064. We meet in the parking lot adjacent to the restrooms. http://tinyurl.com/nvxfmm5 Rotating Ride leaders and set routes this year!

    Roy Burnham 614/735-6420 roybikerdude AT gmail.com

    Bill Gordon 614/370-9121 gordonwj99 AT gmail.com

    • 06/16/2015
    • 6:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Heritage Park Metro Park on Hayden Run Rd adjacent to Heritage Trail.
    Hilliard Tuesday Night Ride

    Tuesday 6:15 pm _ Class B, C, D.

    16 to 35 miles depending on ability and preference. New and beginning riders welcome. Meet in the parking lot of the Heritage Park Metro Park on Hayden Run Rd adjacent to Heritage Trail. Liability-release sign-in ends at 6:10.Directions: 270 to Tuttle Crossing Blvd exit. Go west until it dead ends at Wilcox Rd. Turn left onto Wilcox Road until it dead ends. Turn right onto Hayden Run Road, pass Avery Road, and turn left at the next stop sign; and follow on Hayden Run to Heritage Park Metro Park (parking lot is on right hand side of road). http://tinyurl.com/lz2g9aa .

    Joanna Pallos 614/832-2453 (No Text)

    Mark Shuter 614/625-3244

    Susan Shuter 614/441-2067

    Karl Litterer 614/266-5495

    Betty Cook 614/323-3582

    Paul Schopis 614/668-0524

    Mark Curtner 614/668-6606 (No Text)

    • 06/17/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Worthington Hills Park on SR315

    Wednesday Morning Ride Worthington.

    All Year 9AM Promptly. Class C,D.

    Meet at Worthington Hills Park on SR315. One mile north of I-270. http://tinyurl.com/kmz93sz .

    South end of the Olentangy Valley Shopping Center (former Worthington Hills Shopping Center). One mile north of Wilson Bridge Rd. This is the new north end of the Olentangy River Bike Path.Restaurant destination will be determined day of ride. Bring money for lunch. Approximately 25 mile ride. New and beginning riders welcome. We meet for breakfast, if we can’t ride due to weather.

    Gail Falkinburg, 614/861-4478

    • 06/17/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 06/18/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 150 W. Main St., New Albany, OH

    Thursday Evening New Albany Ride

    6 P.M. Class A,B and C

    The Cycling Club has partnered with C.O.P. to continue the Thursday night ride out of New Albany.

    The ride leaves out of the city limits of New Albany into the rolling terrain of the surrounding country communities. Your focus is on the safety of the ride, although we are focused on the safety of the ride, we enjoy pushing ourselves to improve upon our fitness. We have 4 ride groups; C Pace, B Pace, A Pace and A+Pace, that you can ride with. The A Pace groups will leave first followed by the B-Pace and then the C-Pace group.

    Ride Start Location:Heit Center,150 W. Main St. New Albany, OH 43054 http://tinyurl.com/ozqsn6p

    Rick Miller ricksbicycleservice@gmail.com

    • 06/19/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road

    Delaware County Friday Morning

    Fridays, 9AM, Class C,D  

    Tour flat Delaware County.  A social ride, no one dropped, 13-15 MPH average, 35-40 miles, brunch always.  Faster riders are expected to stop periodically to regroup.  Meet at 8:45, northern mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road 100 FEET NORTH OF CHESHIRE (20 minutes from Clintonville up I-71, W on RT-36 1 mile, S on Africa).Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike Parking Lot

    Ben Slay, benslayAThotmail.com 614/371-4424

    Dick Seebode, 614/235.7669 or 740/201-3312

    • 06/20/2015
    • 12:00 AM
    • 06/27/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • GOBAVille

    The Return of the New GOBA Towel Service, 

    brought to you by Columbus Outdoor Pursuits.

    $20 in Advance until June 12, Register here online.

    $25 at GOBA Information Booth starting June 20 (Cash Only) - see Mary

    Fees include Ohio Sales Tax.

    This year, the Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Team that stepped up to bring the last minute GOBA towel service, in 2014 is back.

    You will find us every day near the Shower Trucks.

    This year we will have wrist bands for all paid registrants.

    Towels only available at the Towel Booth.


    The towel service is run by volunteers.

    GOBA was created and is still maintained by Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 

    All Proceeds go to further education in outdoor activities.

    Check out Outdoor-Pursuits.org/Calendar for other activities.


    *** Before signing up, Please note ***

    We will not be able to give refunds.

    We guarantee we will be providing this service to GOBA Riders!

    • 06/20/2015
    • 12:00 AM
    • 06/27/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • GOBAVille

    The towel service is run by volunteers.

    We have 3 areas we need volunteers

    - Shift at the booth

    - Setup/TearDown

    - Laundry


    GOBA riders may volunteer too.


    GOBA Towel Service Hotline:

    614.681.GOBA (4622)




    • 06/20/2015
    • 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Hayden Run Road Trailhead

    Hilliard Der Breakfast - Saturdays 
    8:00 AM  (arrive by 7:45) Class B, C  
    Meet in parking lot at Hayden Run Road Trailhead (adjacent to Heritage Trail) http://tinyurl.com/pjar4u3 . Ride to Der Dutchman for breakfast. After breakfast, ride from 30-40 miles. Directions: I-270 to US33/161 exit. West on 33/161 and exit at Avery Rd.  Left on Avery for 1.6 miles, Right on Rings, Left on Cosgray.  Right on Hayden Run (Giant Eagle at corner).  Trailhead is 0.8 mile on right.  
    Henk Colijn 614/306-1162
    Susan Shuter 614/441-2067
    Bernie Clear 614/403-7188
    Brian Richards 614/738-9195


    • 06/20/2015
    • 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Berne Union High School, 506 North Main Street, Sugar Grove, OH 43155

    10th Annual Hocking Hills Honeysuckle Tour-(Saturday Roving Ride)

    Saturday, June 20th, Start Time:  8:30 a.m. Class A, B & C. 60 miles. Please note later start time to allow travel to start. Starting Point: Berne Union High School, 506 N Main St, Sugar Grove, OH 43155 http://tinyurl.com/pasqvff  Directions: From I-270, take U.S. 33 east toward Lancaster (use U.S. 33 By-pass). Go about 34 miles to left turn at the light onto Sugar Grove Road SE/CR-65 which becomes S. Main Street. Street bears to the left.  School is on the right at the end of town.  Maps will be provided. No fee.  Southern Fairfield County into Hocking County: Pump Station, Cantwell Cliffs,  Savings Hollow, Goat Run Honey Fork, Calico Ridge, Nickel Plate and Walnut-Dowler. First climb is Pump Station - great Pelotonia training ride! Lunch stop is the "Washboard Festival" in Logan. Contact: Steve Hewitt 614/323-1030 stevehewitt AT gmail.com

    • 06/20/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • TBD
    Mad River day trip
    Saturday, June 20 9AM (Quietwater)


    A cool, shady trip on a hot day. Urbana, OH area. Kid/family friendly canoe/kayak  local day trip suitable for most boats and paddlers.

    Perfect opportunity to spend a day outdoors enjoying the scenery and getting some exercise.  .  Bring your own lunch to eat on the river.  Cost could include any equipment rental charges and sharing in the transportation. Dublin meeting point will be provided when you register.  Prefer email as method of contact.

    AnnGerckens AT gmail.com  614/ 282-2781

    • 06/20/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06/27/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • TBA

    www.GOBA.com

    GOBA 2015- 27th Annual Tour
    Start 06/20/2015  12:00 noon
    End 06/27/2015  4:00 PM

    Saturday-Saturday

    Van Wert-Bluffton-Defiance-Bowling Green-Ottawa-Van Wert

    GOBA DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!

    Registration for the 2015 Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure is open until 5 pm, Wednesday, May 27.

    Cancellation deadline is May 20,by certified mail.

    http://www.GOBA.Com



     

     

     

     


    • 06/21/2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Cyclist Connection

    Canal Winchester
    Sundays, 8 AM. Class A, B
    Ride distances of 40-60 miles thru beautiful Fairfield County. Routes will get hillier as we progress into the season. Meet at Cyclist Connection Bicycle Shop, 200 Cemetery Road; Canal Winchester. http://tinyurl.com/qakdpss
    Rotating Leaders: Bob Allen, Brad Blair, Ric Noland,
    Tim Faigley tcfaigley AT att.net

    • 06/21/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 06/23/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Meet in Pataskala, west end of parking lot by RR tracks, Rt. 310 (Main St)

    Tuesday Licking County-Pataskala Ride

    Tuesday 9 AM -  Class C     

    Average Speed is 13 MPH.  30+ miles.  No one dropped & faster riders WILL REGROUP - we stick together.  Cycle scenic rural roads, eat, socialize. Meet in Pataskala @ W end of the parking lot @ RR tracks (Rt. 310), 4 miles north of I-70 and 1/2 mile south of Rt. 16  http://tinyurl.com/lp2ncbo

    Steve Gassman:  sgassman AT columbus.rr.com614/309-7421

    Ben Slay:  benslay AT hotmail.com614/371-4424

    Bill Chronister:  wtchron AT gmail.com614/563-3268

    Dick Seebode:  740/201-3312 or 614/235-7669


    • 06/23/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Meijer Parking lot off of Diley Rd.

    Canal Winchester Tuesday Night Ride

    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM Departure, Classes A, B, C

    Flat to very hilly routes through Fairfield and Pickaway counties.  Distance is determined by daylight availability and will reach 50+ miles in summer for Class A. Meet at the SW corner of Meijers parking lot off of Diley road, just north of SR 33.  http://tinyurl.com/o5mc9nn . For routes - www.ridewithgps.com and keyword search for CWTNR

    Ric Noland – 614/833-2453 (no text) - ric AT cyclistconnection.com

    Steve Hewitt - stevehewitt AT gmail.com

    • 06/23/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Meijer Parking lot off of Diley Rd.

    Canal Winchester Tuesday Night Ride

    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM Departure, Classes A, B, C

    Flat to very hilly routes through Fairfield and Pickaway counties.  Distance is determined by daylight availability and will reach 50+ miles in summer for Class A. Meet at the SW corner of Meijers parking lot off of Diley road, just north of SR 33.  http://tinyurl.com/o5mc9nn . For routes - www.ridewithgps.com and keyword search for CWTNR

    Ric Noland – 614/833-2453 (no text) - ric AT cyclistconnection.com

    Steve Hewitt - stevehewitt AT gmail.com

    • 06/23/2015
    • 6:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Dublin Glacier Ridge Park

    Dublin Tuesday Night Ride:

    Tuesday, 6:15 pm. Class A, B

    Dublin Glacier Ridge Park. Based on routes by Steve Barbour, ride 20-45 miles from Northwest Columbus to Plain City, Delaware, Shawnee Hills and  points in between. Maps provided, routes change weekly. Check http://Bikerdudesworld.blogspot.com for updates and ride cancellations if weather is in question.  Follow 33/161 west to the 161/Plain City/Post Road exit. Turn right at the light and then immediately left on Hyland Croy Road. The Honda Wetland Education Area is 1 mile north on the left (7825 Hyland Croy Road). Do not use this entrance. The park’s main entrance is 2 miles further  north, at the roundabout, opposite Glacier Ridge Elementary School. The address is 9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City, OH 43064. We meet in the parking lot adjacent to the restrooms. http://tinyurl.com/nvxfmm5 Rotating Ride leaders and set routes this year!

    Roy Burnham 614/735-6420 roybikerdude AT gmail.com

    Bill Gordon 614/370-9121 gordonwj99 AT gmail.com

    • 06/23/2015
    • 6:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Heritage Park Metro Park on Hayden Run Rd adjacent to Heritage Trail.
    Hilliard Tuesday Night Ride

    Tuesday 6:15 pm _ Class B, C, D.

    16 to 35 miles depending on ability and preference. New and beginning riders welcome. Meet in the parking lot of the Heritage Park Metro Park on Hayden Run Rd adjacent to Heritage Trail. Liability-release sign-in ends at 6:10.Directions: 270 to Tuttle Crossing Blvd exit. Go west until it dead ends at Wilcox Rd. Turn left onto Wilcox Road until it dead ends. Turn right onto Hayden Run Road, pass Avery Road, and turn left at the next stop sign; and follow on Hayden Run to Heritage Park Metro Park (parking lot is on right hand side of road). http://tinyurl.com/lz2g9aa .

    Joanna Pallos 614/832-2453 (No Text)

    Mark Shuter 614/625-3244

    Susan Shuter 614/441-2067

    Karl Litterer 614/266-5495

    Betty Cook 614/323-3582

    Paul Schopis 614/668-0524

    Mark Curtner 614/668-6606 (No Text)

    • 06/24/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Worthington Hills Park on SR315

    Wednesday Morning Ride Worthington.

    All Year 9AM Promptly. Class C,D.

    Meet at Worthington Hills Park on SR315. One mile north of I-270. http://tinyurl.com/kmz93sz .

    South end of the Olentangy Valley Shopping Center (former Worthington Hills Shopping Center). One mile north of Wilson Bridge Rd. This is the new north end of the Olentangy River Bike Path.Restaurant destination will be determined day of ride. Bring money for lunch. Approximately 25 mile ride. New and beginning riders welcome. We meet for breakfast, if we can’t ride due to weather.

    Gail Falkinburg, 614/861-4478

    • 06/24/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 06/25/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 150 W. Main St., New Albany, OH

    Thursday Evening New Albany Ride

    6 P.M. Class A,B and C

    The Cycling Club has partnered with C.O.P. to continue the Thursday night ride out of New Albany.

    The ride leaves out of the city limits of New Albany into the rolling terrain of the surrounding country communities. Your focus is on the safety of the ride, although we are focused on the safety of the ride, we enjoy pushing ourselves to improve upon our fitness. We have 4 ride groups; C Pace, B Pace, A Pace and A+Pace, that you can ride with. The A Pace groups will leave first followed by the B-Pace and then the C-Pace group.

    Ride Start Location:Heit Center,150 W. Main St. New Albany, OH 43054 http://tinyurl.com/ozqsn6p

    Rick Miller ricksbicycleservice@gmail.com

    • 06/26/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road

    Delaware County Friday Morning

    Fridays, 9AM, Class C,D  

    Tour flat Delaware County.  A social ride, no one dropped, 13-15 MPH average, 35-40 miles, brunch always.  Faster riders are expected to stop periodically to regroup.  Meet at 8:45, northern mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road 100 FEET NORTH OF CHESHIRE (20 minutes from Clintonville up I-71, W on RT-36 1 mile, S on Africa).Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike Parking Lot

    Ben Slay, benslayAThotmail.com 614/371-4424

    Dick Seebode, 614/235.7669 or 740/201-3312

    • 06/27/2015
    • 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Hayden Run Road Trailhead

    Hilliard Der Breakfast - Saturdays 
    8:00 AM  (arrive by 7:45) Class B, C  
    Meet in parking lot at Hayden Run Road Trailhead (adjacent to Heritage Trail) http://tinyurl.com/pjar4u3 . Ride to Der Dutchman for breakfast. After breakfast, ride from 30-40 miles. Directions: I-270 to US33/161 exit. West on 33/161 and exit at Avery Rd.  Left on Avery for 1.6 miles, Right on Rings, Left on Cosgray.  Right on Hayden Run (Giant Eagle at corner).  Trailhead is 0.8 mile on right.  
    Henk Colijn 614/306-1162
    Susan Shuter 614/441-2067
    Bernie Clear 614/403-7188
    Brian Richards 614/738-9195


    • 06/27/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Alum Creek State Park Beach
    • 10

    2015 Rec Kayak Class #2

    Saturday, June 27th | 9am to 12pm 

    Also available same day from 1pm to 4pm, May 30th and on August 8th 

    These classes are fun, 3 hour introductions to recreational kayaking taught by experienced and qualified instructors and assistants. 

    The class will be held at Alum Creek State Park Beach and will have a small instructor to student ratio to keep students safe and comfortable while learning.

    Dry land instruction will cover how to properly fit life jackets, proper paddle handling and fit, and how to outfit your boat for a comfortable paddling experience...plus many other boating topics or questions you may have.

    On the water instruction will cover strokes and the most important skill of all...how to stay upright!

    These classes will prepare you for paddling the many local reservoirs, ponds, and lakes in and around Central Ohio.  You'll be able to explore the many coves of Alum Creek State Park reservoir or discover the hidden fishing spots scattered along the Hoover reservoir shoreline.  Come learn the skills that can get you out on the water and back to shore safely.

    Cost: $20.00/Members -  $25.00/Non-Members

    Registration deadline: Monday June 22nd

    Location: Alum Creek State Park Beach.

    Google:   Alum Creek State Park Beach

    If the student is under 18 years of age, parental consent is required. Both the student and the parent/guardian will need to sign the Waiver & Medical forms.

    Questions? Debbie Goetz debrd4u@aol.com

    Cancellations which cannot be replaced and/or no-shows will not be refunded

    Please be sure to add announce@outdoor-pursuits.org to your non-spam list so you get information we send you about this event.

    • 06/27/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Alum Creek State Park Beach
    • 10

    2015 Rec Kayak Class #3

    Saturday, June 27th | 1pm to 4pm 

    Also available same day from 9am to 12pm, May 30th and on August 8th 

    These classes are fun, 3 hour introductions to recreational kayaking taught by experienced and qualified instructors and assistants. 

    The class will be held at Alum Creek State Park Beach and will have a small instructor to student ratio to keep students safe and comfortable while learning.

    Dry land instruction will cover how to properly fit life jackets, proper paddle handling and fit, and how to outfit your boat for a comfortable paddling experience...plus many other boating topics or questions you may have.

    On the water instruction will cover strokes and the most important skill of all...how to stay upright!

    These classes will prepare you for paddling the many local reservoirs, ponds, and lakes in and around Central Ohio.  You'll be able to explore the many coves of Alum Creek State Park reservoir or discover the hidden fishing spots scattered along the Hoover reservoir shoreline.  Come learn the skills that can get you out on the water and back to shore safely.

    Cost: $20.00/Members -  $25.00/Non-Members

    Registration deadline: Monday June 22nd

    Location: Alum Creek State Park Beach.

    Google:   Alum Creek State Park Beach

    If the student is under 18 years of age, parental consent is required. Both the student and the parent/guardian will need to sign the Waiver & Medical forms.

    Questions? Debbie Goetz debrd4u@aol.com

    Cancellations which cannot be replaced and/or no-shows will not be refunded

    Please be sure to add announce@outdoor-pursuits.org to your non-spam list so you get information we send you about this event.

    • 06/28/2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Cyclist Connection

    Canal Winchester
    Sundays, 8 AM. Class A, B
    Ride distances of 40-60 miles thru beautiful Fairfield County. Routes will get hillier as we progress into the season. Meet at Cyclist Connection Bicycle Shop, 200 Cemetery Road; Canal Winchester. http://tinyurl.com/qakdpss
    Rotating Leaders: Bob Allen, Brad Blair, Ric Noland,
    Tim Faigley tcfaigley AT att.net

    • 06/28/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 06/30/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Meet in Pataskala, west end of parking lot by RR tracks, Rt. 310 (Main St)

    Tuesday Licking County-Pataskala Ride

    Tuesday 9 AM -  Class C     

    Average Speed is 13 MPH.  30+ miles.  No one dropped & faster riders WILL REGROUP - we stick together.  Cycle scenic rural roads, eat, socialize. Meet in Pataskala @ W end of the parking lot @ RR tracks (Rt. 310), 4 miles north of I-70 and 1/2 mile south of Rt. 16  http://tinyurl.com/lp2ncbo

    Steve Gassman:  sgassman AT columbus.rr.com614/309-7421

    Ben Slay:  benslay AT hotmail.com614/371-4424

    Bill Chronister:  wtchron AT gmail.com614/563-3268

    Dick Seebode:  740/201-3312 or 614/235-7669


    • 06/30/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Meijer Parking lot off of Diley Rd.

    Canal Winchester Tuesday Night Ride

    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM Departure, Classes A, B, C

    Flat to very hilly routes through Fairfield and Pickaway counties.  Distance is determined by daylight availability and will reach 50+ miles in summer for Class A. Meet at the SW corner of Meijers parking lot off of Diley road, just north of SR 33.  http://tinyurl.com/o5mc9nn . For routes - www.ridewithgps.com and keyword search for CWTNR

    Ric Noland – 614/833-2453 (no text) - ric AT cyclistconnection.com

    Steve Hewitt - stevehewitt AT gmail.com

    • 06/30/2015
    • 6:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Dublin Glacier Ridge Park

    Dublin Tuesday Night Ride:

    Tuesday, 6:15 pm. Class A, B

    Dublin Glacier Ridge Park. Based on routes by Steve Barbour, ride 20-45 miles from Northwest Columbus to Plain City, Delaware, Shawnee Hills and  points in between. Maps provided, routes change weekly. Check http://Bikerdudesworld.blogspot.com for updates and ride cancellations if weather is in question.  Follow 33/161 west to the 161/Plain City/Post Road exit. Turn right at the light and then immediately left on Hyland Croy Road. The Honda Wetland Education Area is 1 mile north on the left (7825 Hyland Croy Road). Do not use this entrance. The park’s main entrance is 2 miles further  north, at the roundabout, opposite Glacier Ridge Elementary School. The address is 9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City, OH 43064. We meet in the parking lot adjacent to the restrooms. http://tinyurl.com/nvxfmm5 Rotating Ride leaders and set routes this year!

    Roy Burnham 614/735-6420 roybikerdude AT gmail.com

    Bill Gordon 614/370-9121 gordonwj99 AT gmail.com

    • 06/30/2015
    • 6:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Heritage Park Metro Park on Hayden Run Rd adjacent to Heritage Trail.
    Hilliard Tuesday Night Ride

    Tuesday 6:15 pm _ Class B, C, D.

    16 to 35 miles depending on ability and preference. New and beginning riders welcome. Meet in the parking lot of the Heritage Park Metro Park on Hayden Run Rd adjacent to Heritage Trail. Liability-release sign-in ends at 6:10.Directions: 270 to Tuttle Crossing Blvd exit. Go west until it dead ends at Wilcox Rd. Turn left onto Wilcox Road until it dead ends. Turn right onto Hayden Run Road, pass Avery Road, and turn left at the next stop sign; and follow on Hayden Run to Heritage Park Metro Park (parking lot is on right hand side of road). http://tinyurl.com/lz2g9aa .

    Joanna Pallos 614/832-2453 (No Text)

    Mark Shuter 614/625-3244

    Susan Shuter 614/441-2067

    Karl Litterer 614/266-5495

    Betty Cook 614/323-3582

    Paul Schopis 614/668-0524

    Mark Curtner 614/668-6606 (No Text)

    • 07/01/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 07/03/2015
    • 7:15 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Minuteman Press: Grandview Heights

    XOBA Route Scouting and Marking


    • 07/04/2015
    • 7:15 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Minuteman Press: Grandview Heights

    XOBA Route Scouting and Marking


    • 07/05/2015
    • 7:15 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Minuteman Press: Grandview Heights

    XOBA Route Scouting and Marking


    • 07/08/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 07/09/2015
    • 7:15 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Minuteman Press: Grandview Heights

    Upper Sandusky Route Marking


    • 07/10/2015
    • 7:15 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Minuteman Press: Grandview Heights

    Upper Sandusky Route Marking


    • 07/11/2015
    • 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Circleville High School
    Rocky Road Roving Ride

    July 11, 2015.  8:00 am whole-group, prompt departure.

    A,B,C+ experienced riders.  Circleville Elementary School, 100 Tiger Drive. 50, 70 mile options featuring southeastern Pickaway County, northern Ross County, Tar Hollow State Park and Rocky Road.  Bring your climbing gears!  Food/water stops are available but limited, so prepare accordingly. Restrooms available at the start.  Park in designated lots. (avoid the construction areas).  The Elementary is all the way to the back of the campus.  Peggie Shaw    peggie17 AT yahoo.com   Mitch O'Donnell    goodjohan AT yahoo.com

    • 07/11/2015
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD, Upper Sandusky

    The Upper Sandusky Family Bicycle Tour Continues...
    22nd Annual
    presented by Columbus Outdoor Pursuits


    http://Outdoor-Pursuits.org/Upper_Sandusky


    The ride is the 2nd Saturday in July. 
    Flat to Rolling Routes of varying lengths up to a metric century to choose from.

    Pedal the ups and downs of the blue stone ridges formed during the Ice Age,
     then head south, west, and up the last hill at Indian Mill State park 
    and back to the start. 

    Return to Start to talk with friends over a hot chicken sandwich
     about the day's ride and other topics.
    • 07/12/2015
    • 7:15 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Minuteman Press: Grandview Heights

    XOBA Route Scouting and Marking


    • 07/12/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 07/12/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 07/15/2015
    • 5:30 AM
    • 07/19/2015
    • Keene, New York
    • 3

    Adirondacks - New York “High Peaks”

     July 1519, 2015, Wednesday – Sunday.

     

      This trip will leave Columbus early Wednesday morning at 5:30 am and we should arrive in Keene NY about 12 hours later.  We will stay that night at the Keene Valley Hostel.  The next day, Thursday, we will hike the Big Slide via the Brothers.  We will then camp at the Heart Lake campground Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and use that as “base camp.”  On Friday we will hike to the top of Algonquin Peak and if feeling good will climb two other peaks on the way.  On Saturday we will hike to what is said to be one of the most beautiful lakes, Avalanche Lake, with some spectacular views.  Each of these three hiking days is 8 – 10 miles.   We will return to Columbus on Sunday.

    Registration ends May 30th!

     

    This trip needs 6 people but no more than 6 due to DEC camping and tent restrictions in this area.

     

    If you are interested, register on-line.  If you should have questions, feel free to e-mail me at perryjanep AT gmail.com.

     Thanks very much.

    Jane Perry
    • 07/15/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. 
    • 07/15/2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • see description
    Griggs Reservoir Paddle 
    Wednesday, July 15 6:30pm 


    Leisurely paddle, all welcome.

    Riverside drive, pull-off just north of Fishinger Bridge, dirt bank launch.   Enter from Riverside Drive South of Fishinger Road. Major Marina, may be congested in the summer.

    AnnGerckens AT gmail.com 614/ 282-2781


    • 07/18/2015
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Rd, New Albany, OH 43054

    28th Ridge Runner Ramble
    Benefiting the Homeless Family Foundation
    Saturday, July 18th
    FULL SERVICE Bike Tour Ride starts and ends

    New Albany High School
    7600 Fodor Rd, New Albany, Ohio 43054

    FULL SERVICE with Party in the Stadium after the Ride!

    Ride tee-shirts included with registration until Monday, July 13th.

    Marked routes with food stops at Park National Bank branches as follow:

    8:00 AM start for 80 mile route (Food stops in Johnstown, Utica, & Granville) 

    8:30 AM start for 50 mile route (Food Stops in Johnstown & Granville)

    9:00 AM start for 25 mile route (Food Stop in Johnstown)

    Route GPS files will be emailed to all online registered riders Friday (7/18) 

    Maps will also be supplied Saturday (7/18) morning

    • 07/18/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/25/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Ohio and the Surrounding Territories
    • 174
    XOBA 18
    Theme: The A.E.I.O.U.y Tour

    http://www.Ride-XOBA.org

    When:
    Saturday, July 18th through Saturday, July 25th, 2015
    Please Arrive by 10.00.am for the buses.
    We will be traveling on the Eastern side of Ohio.

    Our Goal:
    To provide a cycling adventure,
    for the rider ready for a more independent touring experience.

    Our Ride:
    Join an diverse group of cyclist and support staff
    through the Greater Ohio Area.
    We will go through beautiful farmland, forests, back country, along rivers and streams.

    We average 60-65 miles a day.
    We will have at least three extra mileage options during the tour for the more adventurous among you that want the additional challenge..

    Registration fee includes:
    XOBA's Official Themed T-shirt,
    XOBA commemorative wristband,
    XOBA Commemorative pin,
    SAG support,
    1 boxed lunch on the bus ride,
    at least 2 catered dinners,
    Baggage transport,
    Expert Bicycle Mechanic,
    Maps,
    marked route
    Bus and bicycle transport from Finish to Start at beginning of the tour

    We recommend:
    15+ speed bicycle in good working condition
    We strongly recommend carrying two water bottles.
    Have enough bags on your bike to carry items you will need/want during the day’s ride (bike tools, extra tubes, patch kits, first aid,food, etc.)
    Do not bring valuables or items easily damaged by water.
    Luggage is limited to two duffel bags (only duffels) which are not to exceed a total maximum weight of 50 lbs. per person. All items must be inside these bags, and they must have the official XOBA baggage tags that will be in your registration packet.
    Bicycling helmets are required! Make sure they are CPSC approved and properly adjusted to fit your head.
    Each rider must be in good physical condition and trained sufficiently for this event.
    Packing List...
    http://www.ride-xoba.org/home/packing-list/Packing List.pdf

    Have a friend, spouse or family member that wants to join you for the week but does not want to ride, ask them to volunteer.

    Volunteering@Ride-XOBA.org
     or sign up at
    http://outdoor-pursuits.org/event-1722192
     

    Paper Registration is available here:
    • 07/19/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • COTA Park & Ride Lot, RT. 161 By-Pass Exit Beech Rd turn South or Old 161, corner of Beech and Worthington Rd, East of New Albany
    • 10

    Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic

    On-road suburban & rural riding (2 hours)

    COP will lead groups of cyclists on rides from suburban to rural roadways that prepare them to safely and efficiently negotiate riding in a pack. Topics will include:

    • Bike handling skills
    • Effective group ride positioning
    • Fuel and accessories for optimum performance
    • Group riding etiquette
    Q&A on any additional topic of interest contact:


    bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

    About Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

    COP is a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience leading bicycle rides and tours undefined including TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley), GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure), the Columbus Fall Challenge and moreundefinedthroughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities.