Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2017 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!
IT'S TAKE 2 FOR THIS THEME (cancelled in Jan)!
This month, ride leader David Curran leads us through a "Then and Now" of how we view alcohol as a community, by exploring several stops in Westerville—the birthplace of the prohibition movement!
Prohibition was more than just the 18th Amendment to the Constitution and a 13-year ban on the manufacture and sale of alcohol in America. In Westerville, Ohio, it began much earlier and lasted for 127 years. Once nicknamed "The Dry Capital of the World", this city played a significant part in pro-temperance movement of the late 19th and early 20th century.
We'll ride to Westerville via the Alum Creek Trail, to the Anti Saloon League Museum, which is now part of the Westerville Library. We'll meet the Local History Manager and learn a bit about the history of the city and the Anti-Saloon League. After a quick introduction to the museum you'll get a little time to look around.
The ride will continue into downtown Westerville to see a few important locations and check out some examples of how dramatically things have changed since then.
Register for this ride*!
*New year, new rules! You must register in advance or plan to arrive early to register on-site.