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Sunday Bike Ride

Hi, I’m Mike from Dayton, Ohio.  My life is riding my bike to Young’s Dairy (http://www.youngsdairy.com/) almost every Sunday with a great group of Dayton Cycling Club (http://www.daytoncyclingclub.org/) members and friends.  We start at 10 am (9 am May, June, July, August and September) from the BEAVERCREEK STATION on the BIKE TRAIL at 1179 N. Fairfield Rd.   We ride 40 miles round trip.  We ride to Young's Dairy on country roads and return on the bike trail.  Most of us eat a hearty breakfast at Young’s.  We average 12 – 15 mph. 

We return to the start after about 3 ½ hours.

Here are the directions for the ride (you won’t need them unless you ride much faster than anyone else ;-)

To Young’s Dairy

Gazebo at 4222 Dayton-Xenia Rd.

0.0  S   SS                    Stedman Ln.

                        (across Dayton-Xenia Rd.)

0.2  R.                          Lyndell Dr.

0.7  S   SS        Grange Hall Rd. – CAUTION

                        (Lyndell becomes Countryside Dr.)

1.0  L.                           Highmont

1.2  L.                            Longview St.

1.8  R.                           Skyline Dr.

1.9  L.                            Shady Lane

2.0  R.  SS              Knollwood Dr.

2.5  S   SS              Turnbull

2.6  L                              Fairknoll Dr.

2.7  R.                           Claydor Dr.

3.1  S     TL             N. Fairfield

3.3  L.                            Prudence

3.3  R.                           Crab Tree

3.7  R.  SS              Kemp Rd. – CAUTION

5.8  L.   SS              Beaver Valley Rd.

6.8  S.  TL              New Germany-Trebein

6.9  R.                           Autumn Creek

7.0  R.                           Countryside

7.2  R.                           Dutch Mill

7.5  R.                           Valle Green

8.0  L.                            Gateway

8.2  R.  SS              Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.-CAUTION

8.8  S   TL              Trebein

9.1  L.                            Byron Rd.

10.9  S  SS              Rt. 235-CAUTION (no sign)

11.8 R.  SS              Yellow Springs-Fairfield Rd.

13.2 L.                           W. Enon Rd.

13.3 R.                          Appaloosa Tr.

13.8 R.  SS              N. Enon Rd. (no sign)

14.4 L.                           Mud Run Rd.  

15.5 R.                          Fairfield Pike

17.5 R.                          Garrison Rd. (becomes Jackson Rd.)

18.6 S   SS               Tecumseh

20.3 R.  SS               Rt. 68 – CAUTION

20.6 L.                           Young’s Dairy Parking Lot ( near Yellow Springs, Ohio)

From Young’s Dairy to Gazebo

20.6 R.                          Rt. 68

21.0 L.                           Jackson Rd.

21.2 L.                           Bike Trail

30.8 R.  TL               Hollywood

31.0 L.                           Purcell

31.1 L.                           Alameda

31.2 L.                           Bike Trail (thru park)

32.2 S   SS               Fairground Rd.

32.4 R.  SS               Bike Trail

40.4 S   SS               Grange Hall Rd.

41.0 L                      Gazebo

 

41 miles, pleasant ride, mostly in the

country – breakfast or ice cream at

Young’s Dairy

L Left   R Right   S Straight   SS Stop Sign

TL Traffic Light

 

I’ve been leading this ride since September 1994.  The original ride leader was Hugo Daba, who led the ride from his retirement almost until he passed away in 1991.  The route hasn’t changed much. We used to return on the roads (the bike trails weren’t always there).  There are a few small hills on the way out, and the return ride is almost entirely flat.  

I’ll add pictures as I get a chance or as riders send them to me at nospam.mdmarmer@netzero.net. To e-mail me, remove the nospam.

Click here for the pictures: http://bicycl33.tripod.com/photo1.html

Or here for the newer pictures: http://bicycl33.tripod.com/photo3/

Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association http://www.joinomba.org/mvmba

----- Two excellent sites ------ http://www.miamivalleytrails.org/

http://pedalopolis.com/