We’ve reached the half-way point of the Dayton Brewvet:
We are three weeks into the six weeks of biking and beer that ends on August 8, 2014. I’d like to assume that all of you are out there riding your bikes and enjoying local craft beer, but I haven’t seen much activity online (#daytonbrewvet).
Well, besides my own. Maybe you all are going on rides and not posting, or maybe you are waiting until the last minute and planning on cramming all the rides in the last eight days (I’m looking at you, Kevin Gray). You wouldn’t do that, would you? In the off-chance that you are procrastinating, I figured a friendly reminder was in order so that the waning days of summer are filled with bikes, beer, and good times, and not, well, good times that may or may not involve the aforementioned bikes and beer.
If you need some extra motivation, you’re welcome to join me on Wednesday, July 23, when I’ll be headed to the Fifth Street Brewpub Co-op. I’ll be there from 6-8, so feel free to stop by, say hello, and have a beer—I’m hoping Fifth Street’s beer will still be on tap to sample.
There are also undoubtedly some of you who haven’t yet heard of the Dayton Brewvet. For those of you that haven’t, the full description and the rider information card can be found here. And while you only have three weeks left, there is still plenty of time to complete the eight following rides:
1. Local Brew: During your ride, stop at a local brewery and enjoy a beer.
2. Local Bar: Ride to your favorite local bar and enjoy a craft beer.
3. Co-op Brew: Ride to the Fifth Street Brewpub Co-op and enjoy a craft beer. Sorry to be self-serving, but I’m a co-op member, and you should be, too.
4. Patio/Outdoor Beer: Ride to a local bar with a patio, or to an outdoor event, and enjoy a craft beer outdoors.
6. Go Exploring: Ride someplace new, stop in at a new bar or restaurant, and try a new craft beer.
7. Can Beer: Canned craft beer is all the rage, in part because it packs in and out with ease. Find yourself a bike ride that incorporates beer in a can. Remember, though: you’re adults. Don’t get either of us in trouble.
8. Bike Path Brew: Plan a longer ride to explore some of Dayton’s bike paths, and use this as an excuse to visit one of the breweries close to the bike path: Yellow Springs Brewery in Yellow Springs (via the Creekside Trail and the Little Miami Trail), Star City Brewing Company in Miamisburg (via the Great Miami River Recreational Trail), or, for the truly brave of heart, Fifty West in Cincinnati. If you’re willing to ride to Cincinnati, I’m pretty sure you can figure out a route on your own.
Thus far, I’ve completed three rides: Can Ride, Local Bar, and Go Exploring. Yes, I’m a bit of a procrastinator myself. Thus far I’ve racked up 53.1 miles on those three rides, although 52 of that was for just one ride. Yes, it was a doozy. I plan on hitting another one this weekend, so that I’ll be halfway finished by the time Wednesday rolls around. Check out the #daytonbrewevet to see more of my (and soon hopefully others!) Dayton Brewvet shenanigans.
Hope to see you at the Fifth Street Brewpub on Wednesday!