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Promoting the bicycling lifestyle in The Buckeye State
In last year’s State of the City address, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman outlined his ambition to make Columbus “Bike City USA.” In this year’s address, the mayor reiterated that commitment, with references to past accomplishments and future plans for bicycle-friendly infrastructure. You can read the full text of the speech on NBC4i.com.
I just came across Stanridge Speed Bicycles, a custom frame-builder based in Columbus, Ohio. I’m not sure how long he’s been in business, but he stuff looks like the real deal. He specializes in road, track, ‘cross, and commuter bikes, all in steel, of course. Check him out at: www.stanridgespeed.com
The Tour of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV) is an annual bike ride from Columbus to Portsmouth, Ohio and back. This route covers 100 (or more) miles each way over the flat and gently rolling terrain of Southern Ohio.
The 2004 TOSRV was on May 8-9, with over 3,000 cyclists participating. This was my first time participating in TOSRV, and with warm temperatures and clear blue skies, I was told that it was the best weather for the event in ten years.