Due to lack of interest, this trip has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience, please consider riding the Trans-Ohio Tour instead. (edit 05/27)
The Amish Loop trip might not have the most miles, but I do expect it to be the most challenging of our 3-day trips. However, it will probably be the most beautiful too, and certainly the most rewarding.
“Amish Country” in Northeastern Ohio is one of the most scenic places in the United States.
Trip Date: August 5-7, 2011
Total Length: 213 miles
Average Day: 71 miles
Trip Fee: $90 if registered by 7/4/11
The Amish Loop trip will begin on August 5, 2011 in Westerville, Ohio. Day one will end in Mansfield, Ohio with an elevation gain of about 400 feet. Don’t worry, we’re riding in a big circle, so we’ll get that elevation back before the trip is over.
Much of day two will follow a fantastic bike trail from Mansfield to Coshocton, weaving, climbing, descending and burning through the rolling green pastures and cool forests of this region of Ohio. Day three will return to Westerville, Ohio via Buckeye Lake.
71 miles a day is very doable, even for the casual cyclist. We will be taking on some hills along the way, though, so participants should spend some time learning to tackle a climb. Remember, hills are in the head, that’s what we have gears on our bikes for.
Please feel free to join us for any single day of this trip. Day two follows a bike trail most of the way, which makes for a pleasant journey.
Still want more info? Here’s a printable PDF.