I regret the late notice but in the past week, someone put out a ride option for September 26th & 27th. It was not to compete with the COP's Columbus Fall Challenge just to offer a ride that had slightly fewer hills and at a low cost. All are welcome to participate. An email was distributed with invites and encouraging others, whose emails were not known, to be contacted along with anyone else who may want to participate. So far, 10 are committed to riding with another 5-10 likely to join. Here are the route gps links:
Here is the email that went out with the details you need should you want to attend one or both days, from Mark Clingan, aka, The Donald. Mark needs to know by tomorrow (Saturday) if you plan to attend. You can email Mark at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am putting together a 2 day tour from Logan to Chillicothe and back. Approximately 100 miles each day. It will be a hilly course but not as hard as CFC. The goal is great scenery and nice roads; not necessarily the hardest hills. With that said, there will be plenty of nice climbs along the way. So, if you want to participate here are the basics you need to know:
SAG support and luggage transport provided by Wellston Church of the Nazarene. I would like to cover gas, food, and hotel accommodations for our volunteers so we are asking for a donation from riders. Suggested donation $15.00. SAG will meet us at various checkpoints along the way.
Ride departs from the Logan Conference Center at 8 AM, Saturday, September 26. Be early enough to load your luggage and gear. Please pack lightly.
You are responsible for your own overnight accommodations and food. Karen Rossi will be supplying some snacks. We will be coming into Chillicothe on Marietta Rd and it looks like Quality Inn is the closest hotel. There are accommodations available in Logan as well if you don't feel like getting up real early.
There will be no arrow markings. I will be sending a cue sheet out to all participants. I'll be riding at a moderate pace and try to keep the group together.
I would like to know who's riding with us by this coming Saturday (Sept 19). I'll be gone Monday thru Thursday next week on a backpacking trip and would like to make sure our SAG volunteers know how many riders we have before I go.
This ride is not limited to those on the email list. It is open to others who may want to participate. However we are somewhat limited in luggage transport space. Participation will be on a first come first serve basis.
This ride will have great scenery! You will not be disappointed with the route! (If you are...sorry for your luck!)
One more thing....we're not trying to pull people away from CFC. This is just a low cost option. Do CFC if you want a harder ride and full support.
On Thursday, I heard that CFC has switched from a full service 2 day tour to a no service 2 day tour, meaning you are responsible for getting your stuff to the over night location. However, for $10, you can't beat the cost. You can go to their site, http://outdoor-pursuits.org/event-1902881 for more information.