and another one, is there are TONS of places to ride in dublin. as far as riding with columbus outdoor pursuits, check the calendar carefully, as different days are different locations with different skill levels. for just getting started, theres the tuesday night hilliard ride that starts may 4th:
"Hilliard - Starting May 4th
Tuesdays 6:15 PM, class B, C, D - 16 to 35 miles depending on ability and preference. New and beginning riders welcome."
the class D rides are 9-12 mph, which once you've got a base, would be a good start to group riding, which is surely more enjoyable than riding solo