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Due to many requests from folks who want to ride KCBC this  Saturday, we are going to offer this as a BUDGET TOUR. Ride start in Gambier at Community Center on Meadow Lane. Maps will be provided, and routes will be marked- Metric Cenury and Century, however riders should be aware that bridge closure on Century route will require returning from Glenmont on bike trail. No food provided, so bring  snacks. Food is available in Bladensburg, near Tunnel Hill, in Roscoe Village, Warsaw (near Nellie). Food also available in Glenmont (century riders only).  No SAG. Cost will be $5 for COP members and $10 for non-COP members.  You must register and sign COP liability waiver.  Ride organizer Gary Schmidt will be at Gambier between 7:30 and 8:30 am Saturday, Sept. 22.  Community center is at:     115 Meadow Lane, Gambier, OH


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kiosk education programming?

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COP has applied for a grant through the Ohio Bicycle Foundation to help us pay for a bike tool kiosk education program focused on knowing your way around a tool kiosk. The grant will pay for 50% of the total $1800 amount. We will need to seek funding for the other 50% through other means, including donations.

What's a tool kiosk? A tool kiosk includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. The tools are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments.

You can check out different kiosks along the Ohio to Erie Trail in London (Thanks Phat Daddy's!), at Wilson Road Park, and behind the Berlin Fire Station in Delaware.

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COP Event Calendar

    • 04/03/2018
    • 11/20/2018
    • 34 sessions
    • Meet in Pataskala, west end of parking lot by RR tracks, Rt. 310 (Main St)

    COP Weekly Licking County, Pataskala, Club Ride

    April 3 through November 20: 34 weeks.

    9AM, C Pace (13- 16 MPH Avg.) over 30+ miles. No one dropped, we stick together. Group may spontaneously break into a C+ Paced Unit and a D+ Paced Unit during ride.  D+ Paced Unit (10 - 13 MPH Avg.) over target of 35-40 miles. D+ Pace Riders are EXPECTED to stop periodically to regroup. C/C+ Paced Unit (13 - 16 MPH Avg.) over a target of 40-45 miles. C/C+ Pace Riders MAY stop periodically to regroup.  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.

     Pataskala Front Street Parking Lot Map 

    Ride Leaders:

    Steve Gassman: sgassmanATcolumbus.rr.com 614/309-7421

    Dick Seebode: Ride Leader Emeritus  614/235-7669

    Bill Chronister: wtchronATgmail.com or 614/563-3268

    Ben Slay: benslayAThotmail.com614/371-4424

    • 04/03/2018
    • 09/25/2018
    • 26 sessions
    • 96 Gender Rd Canal Winchester, OH 43110 (Brew Dog Do Tap)

    Tuesday Night Rides at Dog Tap Columbus

    Join us every Tuesday in Canal Winchester for a ride through the rolling hills of Franklin and Fairfield counties. ALL RIDERS WELCOME. Helmets required. Leaving promptly at 6pm from 96 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester 43110. C riders 14-16mph, B riders 16-19mph, Super B's 19-21, and A rides 21+mph. NO printed maps. Routes are posted on RideWithGPS. Links and updates listed on Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Bicycling AND cyclistconnection/DogTap TNR FB pages. Contact Ric Noland for details 614.833.2453.

    (614) 833.BIKE (2453) 

    • 04/11/2018
    • 10/31/2018
    • 30 sessions
    • Worthington Hills Park on SR315

    Wednesday Morning Ride Worthington, 9AM Promptly, Class C,D. Meet at Worthington Hills Park on SR315, One mile north of I 270 .  South end of the Olentangy Valley Shopping Center (former Worthington Hills Valley Shopping Center). One mile north of Wilson Bridge Rd. This is the 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. GAIL FALKINBURG, 614/861-4478.

    • 05/26/2018
    • 09/29/2018
    • 17 sessions
    • Hayden Run Road Trailhead

    Hilliard "Der Breakfast" - Saturdays 

    Saturday 8:00 AM  (arrive by 7:45) Class B, C  
    Meet in parking lot at Hayden Run Road Trailhead (adjacent to Heritage Trail). 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
    Brian Richards 614/738-9195
    Susan Shuter 614/441-2067
    Bernie Clear 614/403-7188

    • 06/01/2018
    • 11/16/2018
    • 25 sessions
    • mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road

    Delaware County Friday Morning Ride

    COP WEEKLY Friday Morning Club Ride

    April 6 to N

    COP Weekly Friday Morning Club Ride

    April 6 to November 16

    Fridays, 8:45 a.m., bike from north of New Albany.

    Ride is dependent on weather and riders.

    Ride gathers and starts at Rocky Fork Metro Park off Walnut Street,

    east of SR 605 (New Albany Condit Road) and north of SR 161.  

    Rocky Fork Metro Park Map North Parking Lot.

    Riders who wish to average 13-16 mph C pace, with a target distance

    of 30-35 miles and optional brunch, will leave the North parking lot

    at 9 a.m. Ride Leaders may call for regrouping at appropriate points.

    Please be on-site by 8:45 a.m.

    Ride Leaders:

    Bill Chronister, C Pace Ride Leader: wtchron@gmail.com

    Steve Gassman, C Pace Ride Leader:  sgassmanATcolumbus.rr.com

    Dick Seebode, Ride Leader Emeritus

    Co-leaders needed! Please volunteer!

    • 09/25/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
    • 1193 S. Front St. Columbus, OH 43206
    This Cycling Savvy Group Leadership course trains leaders for group social rides and endeavors to improve group riding behavior.

    Course objectives include: clarify meaning and application of bike-specific laws, improve group safety,  improve behaviors interacting with other traffic and enhance group leadership skills.
    We use illustrations, animations and video to make it fun, engaging, and easy to understand.
    This course is classroom only so no bicycle is required.

    The course is 1.5 hours in length.

    Leader: Tricia Kovacs - pkovacs@att.net

    • 09/29/2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Logan Conference Center

    12th Logan to Lake Hope with Clingan Century
    September 29, Saturday Roving Ride 
    8:00 AM - 72  miles, Class A, B
    The route takes you thru the scenic Hocking Hills and Zaleski State Forests with a stop at the Lake Hope Beach Snack Bar.  Climbing gears recommended as hills will be abundant.

     Meet at the Logan Conference Center, 30682 Chieftain Drive, Logan, OH. Directions from Columbus: Route 33 southeast to Logan (bypass Lancaster) to the 33A/Route 180 exit (just past the roadside rest). Turn left on 33A off the ramp. The Conference Center is 3 miles on the left (just past the Logan-Hocking Industrial Park). Approx. drive time: 35 minutes from Canal Winchester. Chuck Luzader, bikerchuckles@columbus.rr.com


    • 09/29/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Scioto Audubon Park, 400 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215


    The downtown Columbus area is full of great parks! 

    Come tour a few of them on a leisurely roll 

    Saturday 9/29/18 

    10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

    Approximately a 12 mile ride with a few stops along the way!

    This is a no-drop ride.

    Join the National Celebration - Bike Your Park Day

    Ride with GPS link will be emailed to participants on Friday, Sept. 28

    This is a free event, but will be limited to 8 participants who need a bike*.

    Bikes provided will be either Momentum or
    Jamis Hudson models - easy cruiser style bikes

    • 10/06/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10/07/2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Summersville, WV

    Class IV Lower Gauley - October 6 & 7, 2018

    And betcha by Gauley, wow
    You're the river that I've been waiting for forever
    And ever will my love for it keep growin' strong
    Keep growin' strong


    If the Stylistics were paddlers, the Gauley would be one of their favorite rivers. It sure is one of mine. And, rain or not, it's running this weekend! Your tax dollars at play©®℗™ᵉᵗᵓ!

    The Lower Gauley is a big-water technical river and is a significant step up from the Lower Yough. But, if you're paddling the harder, adventurous lines there or have paddled the New River Canyon reasonably confidently, this could be your year to first kayak the Gauley (mine was not that long ago, in 1990). Meet at the NPS takeout at 10:30 on Saturday and Sunday. I will be camping at Tawney Farms http://tawneyfarm.com/ near the put-in. Dinner out. Email or text me if you're planning on going. Call me if I have not boated with you before.

    David Seslar 614-634-6992 david.seslar@gmail.com

    • 11/10/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11/11/2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Ohiopyle. PA

    Class III Lower Yough - November 10 & 11, 2018

    Fall is a beautiful time to paddle the Yough. The crowds are gone and so are the shuttle-boarding riots at the takeout. Well the buses are gone too, but we can drive down to and park in their area so it's all good. The weather will be crisp and clear (I hope) and the Yough will be cold as always. Other area rivers possible, too. Camping in a private camp near Draketown (ya been there!), breakfast and dinner out or at camp as desired. Email or text me if you're planning on going. Call me if I have not boated with you before (plus you really need to get out more!).

    David Seslar 614-634-6992 david.seslar@gmail.com

    • 06/15/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06/22/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Starts and ends in the same town in Ohio, TBA 11/19/18

    31st GOBA -Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

    GOBA is the best family bicycle-camping tour!

    June 15-22, 2019

    Details and Registration at:



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