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 GAZEBO on the BIKE TRAIL at 4222 Dayton-Xenia Rd. in Beavercreek, about 1 mile west of Grange Hall 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 ;-)
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
L Left R Right S Straight SS Stop Sign
Directions from Dayton to the start of the ride (Gazebo on the Bike Trail at 4222 Dayton-Xenia Rd in Beavercreek, about 1 mile west of Grange Hall Rd)
1:US-35 and go East for 4.5 miles
2: Exit US-35 at the LINDEN AVE exit
3: Turn LEFT onto LINDEN AVE.
4: LINDEN AVE becomes DAYTON-XENIA RD.
5: End at 4222 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/