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    Cleveland Ohio - what events should I do in 2012?

    I'm a 55 year old hybrid rider. This past season was my first year riding. I managed to do The PEP ride in Huron & the STOMP ride and Corn Ride in the Cuyahoga Valley.

    What other events should I plan on doing in 2012? I look to ride no more than 50 or so miles / day. Long tours are out due to schedule limitations. What are the other major fun rides in the greater Cleveland, Northern Ohio area that I should attend?

    Thanks!

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    If you want an early start to your 2012 season, try the ABC Ride in Medina. Its a free ride up to 24 miles held on New Years Day.

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    I don't know that it qualifies as a 'major' ride, but the Ohio City Bicycle Coop has their Marmots Meander ride on Feb 4th. It should be fun and can be a short to longish ride (depending upon what the weather is like) and includes some pretty darn good chilli (vegan with meat on the side). There are some details here:

    http://www.ohiocitycycles.org/index....catid=1:latest

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonatageek View Post
    I don't know that it qualifies as a 'major' ride, but the Ohio City Bicycle Coop has their Marmots Meander ride on Feb 4th. It should be fun and can be a short to longish ride (depending upon what the weather is like) and includes some pretty darn good chilli (vegan with meat on the side). There are some details here:

    http://www.ohiocitycycles.org/index....catid=1:latest
    I'm liking this idea, it kind of reminds me of the BRR in Iowa. If I'm healed up by then consider me in.
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    Hope your healed up and even if you are not up for riding, you could still stop by for some food surrounded by a bunch of bicycle stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by thestoutdog View Post
    I'm liking this idea, it kind of reminds me of the BRR in Iowa. If I'm healed up by then consider me in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonatageek View Post
    I don't know that it qualifies as a 'major' ride, but the Ohio City Bicycle Coop has their Marmots Meander ride on Feb 4th. It should be fun and can be a short to longish ride (depending upon what the weather is like) and includes some pretty darn good chilli (vegan with meat on the side). There are some details here:

    http://www.ohiocitycycles.org/index....catid=1:latest
    I just registered, sounds fun. I'm going to invite some people from facebook/CCM. The more the merrier eh?

    Look forward to seeing you there stoutdog.
    It will be interesting if I know who you are in the real world Sonatageek. BTW did you drop off a flyer @ Joy Machines?
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    Super to hear! An enthusiastic YES -- the more the merrier.

    Encourage the folks you contact to register, although that is only really needed if a loaner/rental bike is going to be needed. We want to try to track numbers to make sure we have enough food for after the ride.

    Also, feel free to 'like' Ohio City Bicycle Co-op on facebook.


    Quote Originally Posted by iforgotmename View Post
    I just registered, sounds fun. I'm going to invite some people from facebook/CCM. The more the merrier eh?

    Look forward to seeing you there stoutdog.
    It will be interesting if I know who you are in the real world Sonatageek. BTW did you drop off a flyer @ Joy Machines?

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    In Columbus, theres Pelotonia in August, and someone mentioned TOSRV, but thats quite a bit longer than youre looking for, GOBA is a week long trip, so thats probably out. Theres also a new one this year, in September, called The Ohio Gran Fondo. Those are some of the rides Im doing this year

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    I just got an email about the Greene County Classis which takes place in July. It is a four day event on some really great trails down in the Xenia (Cinci/Dayton) area. I did it last year and it was fun. It is also pretty inexpensive.

    http://www.co.greene.oh.us/parks/eve...ng-classic.htm

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    A list of rides in the Cleveland area can be found here:

    The Northeast Ohio Cycling Connection http://www.neocycling.org/

    If you're interested in riding with a group of cyclists that prepare for long distances, check out the following site:

    Long Distance Cycling Group Cleveland http://titaniumeric.wordpress.com/

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