Many Saturday Ride Options
COP has their annual Blue Jay ride, starting from the Newark YMCA, 470 West Church St, 8:00am. This is a hilly route with three mileages available; 36, 66 (most popular, 4900’ of climb) and 87. The 66 mile has one option for food/drink, on route, in Zanesville. Please make sure you stop there and restock. The 87 has more options; the 87 route will split from the 65 route at mile 44. The short route splits from 65 at mile 16.8. A few maps at the start so print your own or down load the route to your device.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27712496 87 mile route 6400’ of climb per RWGPS
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27964686 66 mile route 4900’ of climb per RWGPS
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27668733 36 mile route 3015’ of climb per RWGPS
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27695338/edit Blue Jay bailout route on way back to avoid BJ road
Then there is the Tour of the Hocking Hills Gran Fondo. Starting at: 2805 old logan rd se lancaster, oh 43130, Lancaster, OH 43130 The offering is a 100 mile or a 60-mile course. They will both be well marked with directional arrows. Everyone will get a course map. There will be snacks and drinks at the Cantwell Cliff's and Rock House State Park and post ride drinks and snack at the finish area. Everyone who pre-registers gets an official event tee-shirt. If you wait till the day of the event and still want a tee-shirt to add $10.00 to the entry fee for "handling and shipping".
Don't show up without at least a 34x30 compact crank or 39x32 regular crank. There are a few very steep sections on both courses.
The top 3 in each category will receive awards. Everyone who finishes will also receive a finisher's medal.
Here is the course map; 100 mile loop https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28067377
60 mile loop https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28067445
Looking at the registration list, there are already 18 people who have signed up. To register go to: https://www.bikereg.com/tour-of-the-hocking-hills-gran-fondo-sportif-and-recreational-cycling-tour
Team COPC has the Buckeye Breakfast Ride with distances of 56 and 72 miles. This link takes you to both routes: https://ridewithgps.com/events/3320-buckeye-lake#routes/9477644/preview More details above, note the start time is 7:00am. This ride is free.
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