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Lions, and Tanners, and Dix! OH MY!
Ride Name: Lions, and Tanners, and Dix! OH MY!! (Lion's Park, Tannery Park, Dix Stadium) Trail: Freedom Trail PLUS Portage Bike & Hike Trail Rating: Intermediate Ride Type: Out and Back and Out and Back Distance: 17.5 miles round trip Route Map: Ride Leader: Greg V (The Old Man on the Trike) Lunch in Kent after ride. For lunch, I suggest Ray's Place. I'll call from Dix Stadium to make a reservation for 12:00 NOTE: New Spin-Offs Riders:Please read "How we ride" below. Ride Details: We'll begin at Tannery Park in Kent and ride SW on Freedom Trail toward Tallmadge. • At Mile 2, we ride a short way on Middlebury Rd. , Where we're faced with a short, moderate climb with wide shoulders (bike lanes) as we cross over the Railroad overpass, and then quickly back onto the trail. • At about mile 5, we pull off the trail into Tallmadge Lion's park for a rest and to regroup. Returning on the Freedom trail, we again face the short, moderate climb as we cross over the Railroad overpass, and then quickly get back on the trail into Kent. • Back at Tannery Park, we regroup after out-and-back #1. • From there we'll ALL stay together and at a very moderate pace, we start out-and-back #2 as we take a short jaunt through downtown Kent on roads (or sidewalks), following Summit St to Franklin to Erie to Acorn Alley, a pedestrian-friendly development that offers cobblestone walkways and a welcoming locally-owned mix of specialty shops and boutiques, art and live music. • Then, across Haymaker Pkwy (with a safe crosswalk) onto KSU Campus. • Winding through campus, we're off to KSU's Dix Stadium for a group Foto. • After a brief rest, we'll follow the reverse route back to Tannery park. • Now we have a choice: 1) Park the bikes across from Ray's and ride back to Tannery park after lunch; 2) Pack up the bikes and Walk back to Ray's for lunch, or; 3) Pack up the bikes and Drive around the corner and park at the public parking behind the former Pufferbelly restaurant. (BUT, the Haymaker Market will be going on, so might not be room!) Please NOTE: I am Greg (with 2 Gs - One in front and one in back) My cell number is 330 603-0205. If you're running late, please LET ME KNOW! You can count on this: Today’s ride travels at 10-12 mph on average and typically takes about 2-1/2 hours including photo-ops and rest stops. The ride is rated for leisure cyclists who enjoy cycling at moderate speeds on flat trails with an occasional hill or elevation gain. The trail surface is paved with some travel on safe roads. It is relatively flat with some moderate elevation changes. The ride should be a comfortable ride for the beginner or intermediate cyclist. This ride is on the calendar of the Spin-off Cyclists. How we ride: We are a group of recreational cyclists of all ages and abilities who cycle the trails of Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas for fun, health and friendship. No pace lines here, but we know people like to ride at different speeds, so we sometimes break into two or three groups of riders traveling at the pace they enjoy. However, we start together, end together, and stop occasionally to regroup. Our philosophy is "No man or woman left behind", so we designate one of the group organizers to ride "sweeper" in case a newer rider has trouble keeping up or anyone has mechanical difficulties. If you need to return or for any other reason leave the ride early, please remember to notify the leader, the sweeper, or any other group organizer so that we may account for everyone. We encourage you to join us on this and other rides, matching the ride difficulty and distance with your ability. By accepting this Spin-off Cyclists Bicycle Club event’s RSVP and attending this event, I acknowledge that I have read and voluntarily agree to the RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. I further agree that no oral representations, statements or inducement apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT AND RELEASE.

Tannery Park

100 Stow St · Kent, OH

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The Spin Off Cyclists Bicycle Club offers rides on the Towpath Trail and area rail trails for people of all physical abilities. The Spin-offs cycle for exercise, pleasure and making friends with other cyclists. We welcome people of all ages, abilities and speeds who want to cycle with a casual, slower paced group. We encourage our members to bring their families and friends on the ride.

Our weekly rides include shorter, slower rides for the casual cyclist and longer, faster rides for the recreational cyclist. We offer a varierty of rides on the weekend, often to rail trails in Northeast Ohio and beyond. These rides are excellent opportunities to explore Ohio and neighboring states from a different point of view.

Cycling is easier than most people imagine. It is an excellent form of exercise that yields some great benefits to your health and wellbeing. Why spend the evening or weekend in front of the TV when you can experience fresh air and nature with a fun group of people? We hope to see you on an upcoming ride!

Our Mission

Encourage a healthy and active lifestyle; and open the world of cycling to riders of all physical abilities in Northeast Ohio. We accomplish this through bicycle trail rides that encourage self confidence and develop the riding skills of our members while providing opportunities for fitness, fun and friendship.

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