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  • 06/06/2024 11:56 AM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    Cool starting temps in the high 50’s and moderate (8-10 mph) W winds are the order of the day for this Saturday’s Adventure Ride. We head N and W from Secor Park into Michigan until we can see the city lights of Blissfield. Then it's back S and W to our rest stop in Metamora. From there we’ll swing by Evergreen Schools, visit the longhorns and bison near Ai before using the winds to send us back to Secor.

    We leave from Secor Park at 8:00. As usual, it's an 18-20 rolling speed, but we will adjust for the group. This is a no drop ride.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46985381

  • 06/05/2024 9:02 PM | Jodie Petcoff (Administrator)

    The Meanderer's will roll this Saturday, June 8th out of Perrysburg at 8a with Robert S. filling in as ride leader this week. Meet up again this week in the back of the Fort Meigs YMCA/Rotary Park parking to adventure out for a 26-mile loop that will run you up to Sidecut, down the Wabash to Whitehouse, South to Waterville and back up to the start. Bring hydration and a snack for snack time in Whitehouse. Meanderer's meander so you can expect rolling speeds of up to 15-17mph, but this is a NO DROP ride that will only go as fast as 100% of the attendees can manage. We hope you'll come out and ride bikes!!

    26350 Fort Meigs Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551

  • 06/04/2024 11:13 PM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    Mighty Cyclists,

    Ride report from May 30. 70 riders signed up for what turned out to be another near perfect evening for a bike ride. We had one issue, and a serious one at that. We had a rider cross wheels and go down. He did need to go to the hospital with what looked like at the least a broken collarbone. Keep your head on a swivel and have a laser focus on what is happening around you.

    Group 1 (Hot 1) rolled in with a 22.4 mph average.

    Group 2 (Hot 2) reported a very nice average of 22.3 mph.

    Group 3 (Hot 3) had an average of 21.1 mph.

    Group 4 (Xtra Spicy) reported an average of 20.8 mph. We were feeling the X-tra spice.

    Group 5 (Spicy +) On this thankful Thursday, the group reported an average of 18.3 mph.

    Group 6 (Spicy) reported an average of 16.6 mph.

    Group 7 (GLR) reported an average of 14 mph.

    Announcements:

    • Thursday is June 6. 80 years ago, the invasion of France and the beginning of the downfall of the Third Reich began. Remember what our fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers did and went through to make sure we can do what we do today. They truly were and are the greatest generation.
    • Safety, Safety, Safety. Just because we are heading into the second month of the organized rides means nothing. Don’t get overconfident. Be vigilant in our group rides. Be safe. Take nothing for granted.
    • Our next organized ride will be our annual July 4th Freedom ride. Chuck Nicewonder is again the organizer, and we will be departing from the Mallard Lake area at Oak Openings. This is another great ride and Chuck will need help to pull this off. Chuck will be sending emails and posting on the TAB Facebook page as the day approaches.
    • MARR is also fast approaching and will be held on August 10, 2024. You can find all the details at https://www.toledoareabicyclists.org/MARR It’s not too early to think about signing up to ride. More importantly, we need an army of volunteers to make this ride happen and be successful. Co-chairs Dave Barret and Kenneth Shaw will be reaching out and asking for volunteer help. Spread the word and make some time to help out the cause.

    Thursday is looking to be another dry evening for a ride. Temperatures are predicted to be 76 at post time with a WNW wind at 16 mph. This wind should make things a bit “interesting.” Bottom line is that we are looking at another dry ride!

    We start at 630 pm. Please be ready and congregated by 625 pm for announcements and ride leader introductions. We meet at the Silver Lake parking lot at Side Cut park.

    Tonight’s rides and ride leaders:

    Group 1 (Hot1) - Avg: 23+ mph, 26 mi: Eric Wharton

    • Expect rolling averages to be 28 mph or more.

    Group 2 (Hot2) - Avg: 21-23 mph 26 mi: Tim Eckel

    • Expect rolling averages of 25 mph or more.

    Group 3 (Hot 3) - Avg: 20-22 mph, 26 mi: Kris Jensen

    • Expect rolling averages of 24 mph or more.

    Group 4 (Xtra Spicy) - Avg: 19-21 mph, 26 mi: Keven Sommerville and Joe Peltier to co-lead

    • Expect rolling averages of 23 mph or more.

    o No Drop

    Group 5 (Spicy +) - Avg: 18-20 mph, 26 mi: Keith Meredith

    • Expect Rolling averages of 22 mph or more.

    o No Drop

    Group 6 (Spicy) – Avg: 16-18 mph, 26 mi: David Barret and Mark Maxwell

    • Expect Rolling averages of 19 mph or more.

    o No Drop

    Group 7 (GLR) - Avg: 14-16 mph, 20 mi: John Galdeen

    • Expect rolling averages of 17 mph or more.

    o No Drop

    Be safe, have fun.

    Joe and Vince


  • 06/04/2024 12:18 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    The weather forecast for our the 6/5 Windsday ride is not promising. Weather Channel predicts rain for most of the day with thunderstorms through the afternoon. But the Apple Weather app is more promising with chances of rain its the afternoon only. Guess we'll wait and see. Edgar and I try to cancel by 5:30, so if things look sketchy, check back.

    If it's a go, meet us at Central Trail School, 4321 Mitchaw Rd, Sylvania. Our 2 groups leave at 6:30, with Edgar leading his 21+ avg speed group and Dan leading the 18-20 crowd. Hope to see there!

  • 06/03/2024 8:40 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 4th

              The Speedtrap Ride, unlike last week when some rode an unofficial ride after a heavy afternoon rain, will have a temperature in the mid 80s, a SE wind of 8

     mph, but practically no chance of rain!

              The ride will depart Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore at 6:30 pm tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4th.

              Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders and will likely average 22 to 23 mph over a 25-mile course. Are you ready for the challenge!

              John Del Toro is on vacation, so a substitute will be needed for the Cayenne Pepper Riders, who will likely average 21 to 22 mph.

              Ken South will take out his Habanero Riders and he expects to average around 20 mph.

              Ken Shaw and his Jalapeno Riders are likely to average anywhere from 16 to 19 mph.

              I plan to ride out with the Sweet Pepper Riders, those who would like to ride at a more casual pace.

              With better weather, why not give the Speedtrap Ride a try! You’ll ride some quiet country roads with some great people!

              Pictured is perennial Speedtrap Rider, Ghost Pepper Leader, veteran Flatlander, and distinguished triathlete as he appeared June 6, 2023. He may be celebrating a birthday this week! Happy Birthday Scott!

              Sign-in for the ride begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder


             

             

  • 05/30/2024 10:27 AM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    This first Saturday in June sees us traveling from Keener Park out to Texas (Yeha!), then down river to Providence. From there it's back to Waterville and home to Keener. Weather looks to be unseasonably cool with a projected 55 at start time, rising to near 70 by the time we get back. Along with the moderate SSE breeze, be sure to layer up and enjoy the ride.

    We'll leave from Keener Park 4630 Keener Rd, Monclova at 8:00. As usual, it's 18-20 rolling speed, but we will adjust for the group. This is a no drop ride. The rest stop is at Providence (about mi 26).

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46898584

  • 05/29/2024 9:19 PM | Jodie Petcoff (Administrator)

    The Meanderer's will roll this Saturday, June 1st out of Perrysburg at 8a. Meet up in the back of the Fort Meigs YMCA/Rotary Park parking lot so that we can adventure out for a 35-mile loop that runs us out to Tontogany, skirts the top side of BG, and rolls over I-75 before turning North for the return. Bring hydration and a snack for our break at the filling station in Tontogany. Meanderer's meander so you can expect rolling speeds of up to 15-17mph, but this is a NO DROP ride that will only go as fast as 100% of the attendees can manage. We hope you'll come out and ride bikes with us!!

    13415 Eckel Junction Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551 / 26350 Fort Meigs Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551


  • 05/29/2024 9:07 PM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    Mighty Cyclists,

    Ride report from May 23. 60 riders signed up for what turned out to be a near perfect evening for a bike ride.  No issues reported. Just a lot of happy riders at the finish.

    Group 1 (Hot 1) rolled in with a 25.5 mph average.

    Group 2 (Hot 2) reported a very nice average of 22.1 mph.

    Group 3 (Hot 3) had an average of 22.3 mph.

    Group 4 (Xtra Spicy) reported an average of 20.3 mph for the second week in a row.

    Group 5 (Spicy +) On this thankful Thursday, the group reported an average of 18.3 mph.

    Group 6 (Spicy) reported an average of 17 mph.

    Group 7 (GLR) reported an average of 14 mph.

    Announcements:

    • The annual Memorial Day ride was another resounding success thanks to Chuck Nicewonder and his merry band of volunteers.  A special thanks to Joe Connely for organizing and cooking.
    • Our next organized ride will be our annual July 4th Freedom ride.  Chuck Nicewonder is again the organizer, and we will be departing from the Mallard Lake area at Oak Openings.  This is another great ride and Chuck will need help to pull this off.  Chuck will be sending emails and posting on the TAB Facebook page as the day approaches.MARR is also fast approaching and will be held on August 10, 2024.  You can find all the details at https://www.toledoareabicyclists.org/MARR  It’s not too early to think about signing up to ride.  More importantly, we need an army of volunteers to make this ride happen and be successful. Co-chairs Dave Barret and Kenneth Shaw will be reaching out and asking for volunteer help. Spread the word and make some time to help out the cause. 

    Thursday is looking to be another dry evening for a ride.  Temperatures are predicted to be 70 degrees at the start with winds out of the NNE at 7 mph gusting to 9.  No rain is predicted.

    We start at 630 pm.  Please be ready and congregated by 635 pm for announcements and ride leader introductions.  We meet at the Silver Lake parking lot at Side Cut park. 

    Tonight’s rides and ride leaders:

    Group 1 (Hot1) - Avg: 23+ mph, 26 mi:    Eric Wharton

    • Expect rolling averages to be 28 mph or more.

    Group 2 (Hot2) - Avg: 21-23 mph 26 mi:   Tim Eckel

    • Expect rolling averages of 25 mph or more.

    Group 3 (Hot 3) - Avg: 20-22 mph, 26 mi:  Kris Jensen

    • Expect rolling averages of 24 mph or more.

    Group 4 (Xtra Spicy) - Avg: 19-21 mph, 26 mi:  Leader Needed (Peltier to fill in for the month of May)

    • Expect rolling averages of 23 mph or more.
      • No Drop

    Group 5 (Spicy +) - Avg: 18-20 mph, 26 mi:  Keith Meredith

    • Expect Rolling averages of 22 mph or more.
      • No Drop

    Group 6 (Spicy) – Avg: 16-18 mph, 26 mi: David Barret and Mark Maxwell

    • Expect Rolling averages of 19 mph or more.
      • No Drop

    Group 7 (GLR) - Avg: 14-16 mph, 20 mi:  John Galdeen

    • Expect rolling averages of 17 mph or more.
      • No Drop

    Be safe, have fun.

    Joe and Vince


  • 05/27/2024 8:25 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Memorial 100 Ride May 27, 2024 recap

              Forty-six hardy cyclists signed in today to ride TAB’s annual Memorial 100 Ride from Sidecut Metropark to Napoleon and back. Eric Wharton and Ben Groves led the 20+ mph group, while Kris Jensen and Nicole Reece led the 18 to 20 mph group. The two groups stayed together through most of the ride, and both returned to Side Cut via Old US-24.

              Ken Shaw led the 16 to 18 mph group and returned to Sidecut via the regular route through northern Henry and Wood Counties. The group is pictured in Napoleon and at the picnic lunch table in Sidecut.

              Riders experienced some windy conditions with cooler-than-normal temperatures in the 60s, but no rain, Riders also expected wet pavement after an earlier rain, but most of the pavement was dry.

              Rick Metcalf provided the American Flag as Whitney Houston sang the Star Spangled Banner before riders left Sidecut. Thank you Rick.

              We all wish Monica Bernhoffer a speedy recovery after her bike accident.

              Joe Connelly headed the food crew with assistants Joe Peltier and Debbie Tassie. Thank you for a great lunch that was enjoyed by all.

              Thank you also to all ride leaders and to John Galdeen for helping me SAG. We were only needed for some water. There were no bike accidents or injuries and no mechanical issues other than a chain that had fallen off the sprocket.

              TAB’s Freedom 100 Bike Ride will depart from the Mallard Lake Area of Oak Openings Preserve Metropark on Thursday, July 4th. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder


  • 05/27/2024 6:59 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday May 28th

              The Speedtrap Ride, one of America’s great Tuesday night rides, will roll out once again tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28th, at 6:30 pm from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio.

              Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders. His group is likely to average 22 to 23+ mph. Are you ready for the adrenalin rush!

              John Del Toro will take out the Cayenne Pepper Riders, which will likely average 21 + mph.

              Ken South will lead the Habanero Riders. His group will likely average 19 to 20+ mph.

              Ken Shaw and his Jalapeno Riders will average anywhere from 16 to 19 mph.

              I plan to roll out with the Sweet Pepper Riders, all those who would like a more casual pace.

              The weather forecast for ride time is as follows: cloudy, with a temperature in the low 70s, with a WNW wind of 7 mph. There is also a 35 to 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms. The weatherman has predicted worse in the past, with nothing ever happening, so we’ll have to wait and see.

              The Speedtrap Ride is a joint venture of TAB( the Toledo Area Bicyclists) and the Flatlanders Bicycle Club. It’s a great opportunity to ride with some different folks and to ride some quiet country roads! Elmore may seem far but it’s actually no farther than Whitehouse from many parts of the Toledo area.

              Sign-in begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then!

              Pictured is regular Speedtrap Rider Kevin Konoff, as he appeared August 16, 2022.


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