Sunday, February 27, 2011

5th Annual Wheeling Heritage Trail Bicycle Tour is Sunday, May 29

Time
Sunday, May 29 · 8:00am - 11:00am

Location
Wheeling Heritage Port
12th and Water Streets

More Info
Ohio Valley Trail Partners is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Wheeling Heritage Trail Tour.

Please join us in celebrating the Wheeling Heritage Trail!

Registration: 8am
Mass start at 9am (62km riders depart at 8:30am)

Pre-registration by May 20th is $25 per person. Registration the day of the tour is $30. The family fee is $10 for each additional family member to a maximum of $50.

Children under 12 are free with a registered adult and there must be a registered adult per child.

There will be multiple rest stops with snacks and water provided. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 250 pre-registered.

Cyclists will choose one of three distances. Cyclists riding 10 and 25 miles will remain on the trail. The 100km (62 miles) ride will follow Heritage Trail to the new section of the Brooke Pioneer Trail and leave the trail in Wellsburg for a hilly loop through Bethany and West Liberty with a stop at Bethany College.

Participants will return to Heritage Port for lunch and entertainment. The tour will take place rain or shine!

www.ohiovalleytrailpartners.org

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Bike the C-Bus 2011 is Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Long Street Tour's “Bike the C-Bus” is a fun way to get fit and check out a few of the neighborhoods in and around Columbus. Experience segments of the King Lincoln District, Woodland Park, Olde Town East, Downtown, Short North Arts District, Italian Village, Harrison West, Victorian Village, Arena District, Franklinton, Brewery District and German Village.

The entire ride will cover approximately 30 miles over 4 segments andwill feature stops that highlight change that is occurring in our neighborhoods. Each stop will be sponsored by businesses and community groups and provide snacks, drinks and entertainment for the riders. The ride is configured to allow cyclists to complete segments if they do not feel comfortable riding the entire route.

The registration fee ($25 before August 1, 2011, $30 after) includes an official 2011 “Long Street Tour” t-shirt (if you register by August 1) and wristband along with drinks and food at designated rest stops, plus a free lunch at the hospitality tent.

Bike the C-Bus is the region's premier cycling event celebrating design, health & fitness, and urban lifestyles. “Bike the C-Bus” is considered a ride and not a race and will offer a variety of course options to accommodate everyone from recreational riders to hard-core fitness enthusiasts.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

3rd Annual Oglebay Christmas Lights Ride

Time
Friday, December 17 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

LocationWheeling, WV
More InfoJoin us on the 3rd Annual Oglebay Christmas Lights Ride as we ride through the Oglebay Festival of Lights on bicycles. Meet at 7pm at the Elm Grove trailhead (Mason Rehab Center). We will head up Peters Run Road to the park and ride through most of the lights and then head down to the Alpha to warm up with food and drink.

[Facebook Event Page]

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Tour Columbus by Bicycle - Bike the C-Bus is September 4, 2010

Check out the website http://bikethecbus.com to see where we will be riding. We have some great stops this year and new developments throughout the city to highlight.

Bike the C-Bus will be held on September 4, 2010 and the registration form is now available for download.


Hope to see you in September!



Friday, February 05, 2010

Wheeling Heritage Trail Bicycle Tour


Host:
Date:
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Time:
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location:
Wheeling Heritage Port

Description

4th Annual tour of the Wheeling Heritage Trail that celebrates the existing trail and gathers support and awareness for trail expansion.

Great Allegheny Passage Video

Save the Date! - Bike the C-Bus 2010 is September 4, 2010

Let us know you will be attending on Facebook
Become a fan of the ride on Facebook
The website is here...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bike the C-Bus Twitter and Facebook Info

Join us for the Bike the C-Bus Bicycle Tour, Saturday, September 5, 2009
www.BiketheCBus.com
Our non-profit partner, the Eldon and Elsie Ward Family YMCA is providing online registration for the event this year. http://www.ymcacolumbus.org/ward/ward_news.php#1014

If you are on Facebook please become a fan of both the blog
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Columbus-Rides-Blog/56544341141?ref=ts
and the event
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-the-C-Bus-Bicycle-tour-of-Columbus-Ohio/42668587010
and let us know you will be riding
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=42337481818&ref=ts
and follow us on Twitter.
http://twitter.com/bikethecbus

Monday, July 27, 2009

Scatterday Has A Vision ... - Wheeling Intelligencer

Robert Scatterday has a vision that begins in Wheeling and ends in Mount Vernon, Va.

Included in this vision is a bicycle, a rider and a strip of pavement that allows a person to pedal from Wheeling to George Washington's homestead without getting off a dedicated cycling trail.

But progress in Ohio County is putting part of Scatterday's vision into question, as the re-opening of the Tunnel Ridge coal mine on Short Creek Road could lead to the closing of a section of Wheeling's Heritage Trail.

Tunnel Ridge owns the coal loadout area on W.Va. 2 just north of the Pike Island Locks and Dam, and 1,470 feet of the trail system crosses the coal company's property. Tunnel Ridge currently is in the process of renovating the property for its loadout area.

more...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

ACTION ALERT - From the mailbag: Trail Closure

OVTP supporters,
Not to beat a Live Horse, but I hope you took the opportunity given to you last week to snail mail a letter to the DEP to request a public hearing on the Tunnel Ridge Coal Company's plan to get permit to close what could be PERMANENTLY, the Ohio County Trail North of Wheeling at their site. This would jeopardize future connector North as well. We have until July 16 to write to them.
We're asking supporters to write, using your own words to hold a public hearing that might prevent their permit approval. Your letter should mention: regarding permit number U-181-83
and ask the DEP to authorize a public hearing that will allow citizens to voice their concerns and hopefully block permit approval. The address to send to is:
Permit Supervisor
Department of Environmental Protection
105 South Railroad Street
Suite 301
Philippi, W.Va. 26416

Thank you,
Doug W.,pres. OVTP

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bike the C-Bus 2009 is scheduled for September 5, 2009

I am organizing this ride. I would love to see some riders from the Wheeling area come over.

Columbus, OH

Bike the C-Bus Bicycle Tour - September 5, 2009

The Long Street Tour's “Bike the C-Bus” is a fun way to get fit and check out a few of the neighborhoods in and around Columbus. Experience segments of the King Lincoln District, Downtown, Short North Arts District, Italian Village, University District, Harrison West, Victorian Village, Arena District, Franklinton, Brewery District and German Village.

The entire ride will cover approximately 30 miles and will feature stops that highlight change that is occurring in our neighborhoods. Each stop will be sponsored by businesses and community groups and provide snacks, drinks and entertainment for the riders. The ride is configured to allow cyclists to complete segments if they do not feel comfortable riding the entire route.

The ($25) registration fee includes an official 2009 “Long Street Tour” t-shirt and wristband along with drinks and food at designated rest stops, plus a free lunch at the hospitality tent.

Our goal will be to make “Bike the C-Bus” into the region's premier cycling event celebrating design, health & fitness, and urban lifestyles. “Bike the C-Bus” is considered a ride and not a race and will offer a variety of course options to accommodate everyone from recreational riders to hard-core fitness enthusiasts.

For sponsorship or volunteer information please contact Ray George at rgeorge@bikethecbus.com
More information available at our website, www.bikethecbus.com

Monday, October 20, 2008

wheeling/brooke county trail work

Doug Wayt is organizing a work day on the stretch between the trails Saturday 10/25 at 11:00 am and Sunday the 26th at 1:00 pm. For more info, contact Doug at dwayt@verizon.net. I will try to keep posting, and I hope Kevin, who really knows more about what's going on in bike rider land than I do, will follow my lead.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What's in a gnome?

I have started to post gnome pictures from my trips and other gnome handlers. If you are traveling soon, let me know and I will try to get a gnome to you so that you can document the adventures properly.

To the gnomedom.... Da blog...

Thanks to Giles from illumiquest for some of the pics. He is a great photographer. If you need commercial photography give him a call.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Future of this blog...

I do not have time to update this blog anymore. If anyone is interested in posting bicycle stories or ride information please email me at raymondmgeorge [at] gmail.com

Thanks

Ray

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bike the C-Bus early registration

Beat the crowds and register early

Pre-registration available starting at 5PM Friday August 22 at 771 East Long Hospitality Tent

Bike the C-Bus is scheduled for August 23

I am co-chair for this ride.

Columbus, OH

Bike the C-Bus Bicycle Tour - August 23, 2008

The Long Street Tour's “Bike the C-Bus” is a fun way to get fit and check out a few of the neighborhoods in and around Columbus. Experience segments of the King Lincoln District, Downtown, Short North Arts District, Italian Village, University District, Harrison West, Victorian Village, Arena District, Franklinton, Brewery District and German Village.

The entire ride will cover approximately 30 miles and will feature stops that highlight change that is occurring in our neighborhoods. Each stop will be sponsored by businesses and community groups and provide snacks, drinks and entertainment for the riders. The ride is configured to allow cyclists to complete segments if they do not feel comfortable riding the entire route.

The ($25) registration fee includes an official 2008 “Long Street Tour” t-shirt and wristband along with drinks and food at designated rest stops, plus a free lunch at the hospitality tent.

Our goal will be to make “Bike the C-Bus” into the region's premier cycling event celebrating design, health & fitness, and urban lifestyles. “Bike the C-Bus” is considered a ride and not a race and will offer a variety of course options to accommodate everyone from recreational riders to hard-core fitness enthusiasts.

For sponsorship or volunteer information please contact Ray George at rgeorge@bikethecbus.com
More information available at our website, www.bikethecbus.com

Monday, June 09, 2008

3rd Annual Riding for a Reason Bike Ride

The 3rd Annual Riding for a Reason bike ride will be held on Saturday, July 19th in Wheeling, WV to benefit Young Life of the Upper Ohio Valley. There are five routes to choose among: 20, 40, 66, 80 and 100 miles. The entry fee is waived if you raise more than $50. The top three fundraisers will win a free bike, a laptop computer or an ipod (respectively). Fundraisers that raise more than $250, will get a 3-month membership to Centretown Fitness, a cool bike jersey and other items.

Even if you're not interested in riding 100 miles (or 20), you can participate by volunteering for the event or just become a fundraiser to win one of the great prizes. Volunteers will get an event t-shirt and be a part of a growing annual event held in Wheeling and supporting a great cause.

All the information (registration, volunteer forms, etc) is on the website at www.ridingforareason.org.

Please note that the price for ride is only $30 until June 15th. $40 until July 17th. If you wait to register the day of the event, the price will be $50.

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions about the ride/website or you can send an email to ridingforareason@gmail.com.

John

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pan Ohio Hope Ride August 7-10, 2008

The Pan Ohio Hope Ride is a bicycling tour that enables you to not only take an incredible bicycle journey, but also to tremendously benefit the American Cancer Society Hope Lodges and other vital patient care services. It is a tour both inspiring and life changing. With each passing mile, you will discover the beauty of Ohio’s scenery; experience areas you didn’t know existed; challenge yourself to pedal, talk and laugh; make new and lasting friends; hear inspiring stories of hope and courage; and send a message to all those fighting cancer right now a message that you are doing something to help.

Ride 4 days, 2 days or just 1 day

While our singular goal is to fight cancer and help The Society's Hope Lodges, you can pick the registration option that suits you:

Four--day ride (join us from Cleveland to Cincinnati)
Two-day ride (join us from Columbus to Cincinnati
One-day ride (join us for any single day of the tour)
POHR 2008 route overview

The Pan Ohio Hope Ride will take cyclists from Cleveland to Cincinnati in a four-day tour through Ohio’s scenic countryside from August 7-10, 2008. Challenge yourself to hit the road and make the road smoother for those battling cancer.

Day 1 Cleveland to Wooster (75 miles)
Day 2 Wooster to Columbus (90 miles -- the BIG day)
Day 3 Columbus to Dayton (70 miles)
Day 4 Dayton to Cincinnati (75 miles)
Raise money to make a difference for those in need

The Pan Ohio Hope Ride is a special fundraising event to benefit Society Hope Lodges and other vital patient services. We have numerous ways to help you raise funds by reaching out to your friends, family and employers. Whatever you can raise will go to help those in need who are fighting cancer right now.

Fundraising raffle: We're giving away a new bike!

For every $500 you raise, you'll earn one entry into our raffle for a new Cannondale CAAD9 6 from Eddy's Bike Shop! Read more!


Why we're riding: the Society Hope Lodges

You can make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. Support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives, help cancer patients, and empower communities.

Your life changes when you hear these words: “You have cancer.” The American Cancer Society helps patients with:

Finding reliable information
Meeting day-to-day needs
Receiving emotional support
You can touch that support at the Society’s Hope Lodges in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and 24 other cities around the nation. Cancer patients and caregivers who have to travel for treatment find free, supportive lodging during lengthy stays.

Click here to hear from cancer patients describe what Hope Lodge means to them. Hope Lodge Where Hope Lives... 8min. video

The Pan Ohio Hope Ride will take cyclists from Cleveland to Cincinnati in a four-day tour through Ohio’s scenic countryside from August 7-10, 2008. Challenge yourself to hit the road and make the road smoother for those battling cancer.

Make history with the Pan Ohio Hope Ride
Make a memorable journey
Make the lives of cancer patients a little easier
Sign Up to Ride


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