Car Less Ohio

Promoting the bicycling lifestyle in The Buckeye State

Monthly Archives: June 2009

OBF Bill Introduction Tuesday

Senator Teresa Fedor of Toledo will introduce a bill on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 to modify Ohio revised code 4511.27(A) to require that motorists maintain a three-foot minimum clearance when passing bicycles.

Senators Fedor and Mark Wagoner and Ohio Bicycle Federation Chair Chuck Smith will announce the bill’s introduction during an 11:30 AM Tuesday press conference on the West Lawn of the State House in Columbus.

The bill is one of eight Ohio Bicycle Federation proposals to improve Ohio cycling given to Senator Fedor by Smith during a May 15-17 bicycle tour from Toledo to Columbus.

For questions regarding the proposed legislation, check the Ohio Bicycle Federation web site at or email Smith at

Training Ride and Cocktails

My BikeMS Pedal to the Point team, Patti’s Paladins, has get-togethers for training rides throughout the season, which often involve either breakfast before the ride, or cocktails afterward. This cocktail ride was a short jaunt through the Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights area. I was a show-off and rode my beater singlespeed.