We caught Mike Bisig right before he took the stage with the Cricketbows at Jimmies Ladder 11 this week. Mike is a high school music teacher during the day, rock band guitarist at night, and he is the guy who is bringing an indoor bike park to Dayton. Dayton deserves a place where enthusiasts can ride, no matter the weather. Kids deserve a safe place to ride where they can increase their cycling skills without the worry of automobile traffic or crowded bike paths. Mike's Indoor Bike Park will provide these things while working to bring the cycling community together and bring new life … [Read more...] about Why Is Mike Building An Indoor Bike Park?
Link celebrated the installation of three new stations to its existing network. The new locations in 2016 include one at RTA’s Longworth Campus, the Montgomery County Job Center and Tech Town. Greater Dayton RTA installed their station at their Longworth Campus in mid-April. “We started offering wellness incentives to our employees that use the Link program, but many of them wanted to be able to use the bikes between our location at Wright Stop Plaza and Longworth,” said Mark Donaghy, Executive Director of Greater Dayton RTA. “We were happy to close this gap and encourage our employees to … [Read more...] about Link Celebrates Expansion and New Monthly Pricing Option
The 6th Annual Tour de Dayton bicycling event will cruise through the Southeast Dayton neighborhoods of University Park, Shroyer Park, Patterson Park, Belmont & Walnut Hills Saturday, August 6th. This free self-paced family-friendly activity includes a 12- mile bike tour with stops at various artistic, cultural, natural, historical landmarks, & locally owned neighborhood business including: Esther Price Candies, Original 1948 Dairy Queen, Jane Newcome Park, Patterson Road Art Gallery, Belmont United Methodist Church, Truth & Triumph Tattoo, Angie’s Firehouse Tavern, Lohrey … [Read more...] about Free Bike Tour of Dayton’s Neighborhood
The Dayton Rotary Club will host the Second Annual Dayton Rotary Ride on Saturday, June 11. Anyone is welcome to join Rotary on their ride. They’ll be riding from the Xenia Station bike hub in Xenia, heading out into Greene and Clinton Counties. There are three excellent rides mapped out for you: A 7 mile route to allow kids and newer riders the opportunity to participate. You’ll ride the great bike trails that cross through Xenia Station. A 50k for those with picnics, family gatherings, or those on their first bicycle tour. This route is largely flat to rolling, and takes you … [Read more...] about Ride With Rotary!
Bike Miami Valley is encouraging bicycle ridership across the region by hosting the local Advocacy Challenge of the National Bike Challenge. The National Bike challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists--and encouraging countless new riders. The challenge runs from May 1 through September 30, 2016. Any person who rides a bike can participate to win great prizes just by registering and counting their rides each and every time. Riders are encouraged to make personal goals, compete with friends and coworkers, or just be part of the biggest group bicycle ride ever. … [Read more...] about Bike Miami Valley Hosting Local Challenge for Bicyclists in the Region
Do you ride the bike trails out towards Yellow Springs? Perhaps this news will give you some inspiration to do so. Every Wednesday when you ride out to Young's Jersey Dairy and let them know you're there for Wheel in Wednesday you can get a free extra dip of Young’s Homemade Ice Cream on any ice cream purchase at The Dairy Store or a free mini-dessert at The Golden Jersey Inn with the purchase of your meal. Or you can use their parking lot to drive out to Yellow Springs with your bike on car rack, unload your bike and make Young's your starting point. One of the nation’s premier bike … [Read more...] about Wheel in Wednesdays at Young’s Jersey Dairy
Do you enjoy riding a bike? Do you enjoy camping or traveling? Put the two together! Come learn how to plan your very own self-supported road cycling adventure! Great Miami Outfitters offers this FREE class to help you get started bike touring and to introduce you to the latest apparel and equipment! Great Miami Outfitters’ instructors will cover trip and route planning, apparel, shelters, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, food and nutrition, how to pack, and more! Join us for this great opportunity to learn more and ask questions about bike touring in a friendly, casual atmosphere. … [Read more...] about Intro To Bike Touring
Link’s first winter season called on all of those brave enough to battle the cold weather to become the Winter Warrior Champion. Link launched the Winter Warrior Challenge on December 4, 2015 and recruited over 50 participants to take trips during the winter months. The competition ended on Friday, February 26, 2016. On opening day, Tom Jagles started racking up trips at 5:00 AM and kept the pace up throughout the competition. The runner-up, James Muhammad, gave Tom a run for his money racking up 180 trips in a 24-Hour period, which is the most trips taken in a 24-Hour period by not … [Read more...] about LINK Winter Warrior Champion Revealed
This is a warm up for Saturday's - Gobbler Gives Bike Tour 35 mile Ride. We will be hosting a lunch time ride in downtown Dayton with Tom Foolery Outdoors to collect more food, energize downtown and get people on bikes. The ride will leave at Noon from Courthouse Square in Downtown Dayton. Riders will load their bikes with food they wish to donate to the Foodbank Dayton. Our ride will travel to Foodbank Dayton for a food drop, weigh in and refreshments. Ride back to downtown with a sense of pride that we helped feed the hungry in the Miami Valley! Day of registration only. Food and cash … [Read more...] about Gobbler Gives Bike Tour
The Twisted Pretzel Tour is a mass-start timed event through the beautiful Germantown countryside. The routes (8, 19, or 38 miles) are flat to gently rolling with the longer routes traveling over the scenic Germantown dam (and down, not up, the dam hill). A ride across the wooden planks of the historic Germantown covered bridge is a feature enjoyed on all routes. Signs and road markings clearly mark the routes. Helmets are required. Professional timing is provided by Good Times Event Services. The ride is held in conjunction with the Germantown Pretzel Festival and is sponsored by the … [Read more...] about 2nd Annual Twisted Pretzel Tour