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Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! July

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Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! August

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Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! September

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Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! October

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Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! November

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Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! December

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Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! June

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Join us for the last ride before the Dog Days of Summer! We’ll get on the roads and explore animal rescue efforts in Columbus. A popular ride in the past, back with new stops.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! May

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This is a highly informative ride about food rescue and composting! The ride will include a visit to the Crest on Indianola, where they will give us an overview of everything they have going on regarding food waste including a drop off household food waste/compost subscription service provided by GoZERO. In coordination with Food Rescue US, we will pick up food to be rescued at the Clintonville Farmers Marketand take it to Saint Sophia’s as a donation. In between stops we will ride by a community garden and find out about their garden compost drop off program.  Kyle O’Keefe from SWACO and other Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative  (COFWI) partners will be on the ride to share what’s happening with the COFWI Food Waste Action Plan.


Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! April with 30 Days of Biking

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Just in time for Earth Day! Come ride with us and go green! On this ride we will learn about community gardening, biking’s impact on the environment, and what Smart Columbus is all about.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! March

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Spring is right around the corner! Let's get out and see some animals in the wild of Columbus. We will visit locations in the city with artistic expressions of animals; an Art Animal Safari, if you will.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! February

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Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! January

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Made in Ohio


January’s Year of Yay Ride theme is Made in Ohio. Our Director Catherine Girves will take you to 3 unique stops where you will see Ohioans creativity shine.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! Preparing for Winter Riding

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Preparing for Winter Riding will help you continue to ride through the worst weather that Ohio has to offer.  We will show you how to dress yourself on the cheap with finds at Volunteers of America, how you can save money by fixing your bike yourself at Third Hand Co-Op Bicycles and then visit Paradise Garage Bicycles where they will give us the skinny on the latest and greatest for winter riding.  Hang out at Lucky's Market after the ride, eat some yummy food, have a cup of hot coffee or drink a beer and we will swap ideas and tips for winter riding!

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! Veterans

This month's volunteer ride leader: Vonjia Shannon

This month's volunteer ride leader: Vonjia Shannon

This month Vonjia Shannon will be taking us on a VETERANS–themed ride. We'll visit the brand new National Veterans Memorial and Museum, see an exhibit featuring artists from the Ohio Department of Veterans Services at the Riffe Gallery., and before the ride comes to an end, we will stop by the Military Veterans Resource Center, where we will have the opportunity to donate canned goods or unopened boxed foods, for those in need. Yay you! Yay Bikes! Yay Veterans!

Stay tuned for our route!


Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! Believe It or Not

This month's volunteer ride leader: Meredith Reed

This month's volunteer ride leader: Meredith Reed

This month Meredith Reed will be taking us on a BELIEVE IT OR NOT–themed ride with the following stops:

First up is the origination of our ride’s theme—LR Design+Build, a local design, engineering and fabrication firm that creates installations for Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not” attractions and more.

Then we’ll head to CBUS Lifting Co., where we’ll learn about the powerlifting community in Columbus.

Route details are still being finalized. Stay tuned!


Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! Art Hop

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This month, ride leader Taryn Wilson will be taking us on an Art–inspired ride. First, we will be head towards the downtown area, to stop briefly at the Columbus Museum of Art. Right next door, is The Columbus College of Art and Design's Acock Gallery, where we will do a self guided tour, to expand our minds in the most Artsy way. Last but certainly not least, we will tour down to the west side of Columbus to Glass Axis, where we have a opportunity to observe a glass blowing workshop, check out the gift shop, and learn about so pretty cool exhibits and class their studio has to offer.  We are looking forward to riding with you Saturday. Yay You! Yay Bikes! Yay Art!

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Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! Radio

This month's volunteer ride leader: Kaitlin Clark

This month's volunteer ride leader: Kaitlin Clark

 

This month, ride leader Kaitlin Clark will be taking us on a RADIO–inspired ride. First we stop to learn a little about one of Columbus' public media stations, WOSU and receive a presentation about WOSU TV from Yay Bikes! member Mary Rathke. Next, we will head to the opposite side of High Street to spend sometime at CD102.5, where we will have a opportunity to enjoy some amazing treats and beverages while learning about what their station provides to its supporting communities.  The DRAFT route is here. Feel free to bring an empty water bottle with you, to take a iced coffee or tea back on the road. Did I mention, they ARE DELICIOUS!


Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! Flower Power

This month's volunteer ride leader: Taryn Wilson

This month, ride leader Taryn Wilson will be taking us on a FLOWER POWER–inspired ride. First we stop to smell the roses at the beautiful Park of Roses, then head to Oakland Park Nursery to check out their biggest sale of the year, and finally we travel through the grounds of the Franklin Park checking out the grounds of Franklin Park Conservatory. The DRAFT route is here. Yay Bikes! Yay Flowers! Yay You!


Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! Simple Living

This month's volunteer ride leader: Kathleen O'Dowd

This month's volunteer ride leader: Kathleen O'Dowd

This month Kathleen O’Dowd, along with her co-leader Craig Clark, will be taking us on a SIMPLE LIVING–inspired ride. 

Our first stop will be Franklinton Farms, a non-profit urban garden dedicated growing and sharing healthy food, creating beauty, and building community with neighbors

Our second stop takes us to Simply Living, a community organization that celebrates and connects people to learning opportunities that promote community sustainability, environmental awareness and our local economy.   


Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. This year we'll begin and end our rides at Lucky's Market in Clintonville. 

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! The Future Is Electric!

This month's volunteer ride leader:  Louise Perry

This month's volunteer ride leader: Louise Perry

This month we’ll be taking a close look at the up-and-coming star of the future personal transport arena: the electric bike. Regular riders will know that my co-leader, Casey Nickles, and I are passionate about using ebikes for our day-to-day travel needs, and we’re excited to share how they save money, reduce environmental impact and add immense fun! 

Our first stop will be Orbit City Electric Bikes, where owner Tom Bennett will introduce us to his extensive range and explain how ebikes can be used to revolutionize trips currently done by car or regular bike.

Next on our route, we’re going to learn how the power for our ebikes can be made even more sustainable. Kevin Eigel of Ecohouse Solar will be showing us a solar-paneled house in Grandview near Northwest Boulevard and 5th, outlining how solar works, and sharing his thoughts for the future of the industry. 

Finally, we’ll head back to Lucky’s, where ride members will be able to try out several different styles of ebikes while we socialize post-ride. 

Returning members and new riders, welcome to the future! Join us by registering below—there is no charge for members or first timers—bring a helmet, and let May 12th be the first day of YOUR personal transport revolution!


Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. This year we'll begin and end our rides at Lucky's Market in Clintonville. 

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Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! Bike Bingo!

April's Volunteer Ride Leader: Marie Rineveld

April's Volunteer Ride Leader: Marie Rineveld

Each 2018 Year of Yay! Ride this season will be lead by a female, and B-I-N-G-O! I'm the lucky lady for April (get it?). Hi! I'm Marie Rineveld (www.facebook.com/marie.rineveld).

Looking for a casual stroll learning how to ride safely for transportation and pleasure on Columbus city streets, but nervous to try it alone? Haven't been on a bike in a bit and looking to Pass Go and Collect $200? We can get you back in the game! Roll with us on this "C-pace" (8-10 mph), everyone welcome ride, co-lead by the kind, and fearless Ride with GPS guru, Nicolas Binger.

We'll take a break mid-ride for fun and merriment  to visit with female-owned and operated Kingmakers in the Short North, because nothing brings people together like board games, except maybe bicycles! Kingmakers provides a open concept atmosphere for gathering with friends, family, and perhaps new friends to partake in the latest and greatest board games that you may not even know existed. Yay Bikes! BINGO riders will be treated to our very own game of Bicycle Bingo, and help show you why everyone's a winner when bikes and community are involved.

NOTE: Your first ride with Yay Bikes is completely FREE (consider it our BINGO gift to you). Members are also free.

Please sign up in advance here so that we can plan for a safe group size accordingly. Helmets, properly inflated tires, and any additional riding accoutrements are requested to ensure we have a safe and enjoyable group experience. If you have questions or need help, please feel free to reach out to me prior to ride day, or come a bit early to Lucky’s Market for assistance. You are welcome here!

Riders must register in advance, so that we can plan our leads/sweeps accordingly. When you arrive see the person with the clipboard to check in and secure your space. Every rider gets a commemorative Year of Yay! BINGO button.


Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. This year we'll begin and end our rides at Lucky's Market in Clintonville. 

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Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! WINE

March's ride leader: Bertie Ford!

March's ride leader: Bertie Ford!

This month we'll be visiting Columbus' hidden treasures....urban wineries!

Our first stop is Camelot Cellars Winery, which is owned by Janine Aquino, a fourth-generation wine professional. Originally located in the Short North, now it makes its home in Old Towne East. We will experience tastings and receive an overview of what Camelot has to offer. 

Next we head to Signature Wines, which is really hidden in the east Columbus area. This winery specializes in traditional small scale wine making and the largest selection of personalized wine in Ohio. Kelly Harvey, the founder, passed away in 2016, but the winery continues to honor her memory with excellent wines.

Lastly we head to Brothers Drake Meadery, whose specialty is meads, which feature honey as their sugar source. Love the vision and mission of this winery: "Opportunity matters...we're all better off when we're all better off."

The route of our map is HERE.

As wineries can't give wine away, and we don't want to take up a lot of time buying tastings separately, I will purchase the wine tastings to be ready ahead of time so we can enjoy the presentations and return in a timely fashion.  Don't forget to dress warmly and bring helmets, water and SNACKS for the trip.  

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. This year we'll begin and end our rides at Lucky's Market in Clintonville. 

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! WINTER SPORTS

February's ride leader: Sarah Riegel!

February's ride leader: Sarah Riegel!

Winter fun, 1-2-3 go!

Stop #1: Columbus Blue Jackets' Winter Park! Here we'll learn about the fun planned for Winter Park in the Arena District this February, and hear about how the Columbus Ice Hockey Club is making the sport accessible to all our local youth. 

Stop #2: Columbus Curling Club! Here we'll learn what the heck is curling, and about the club.

Stop #3: We'll return to Lucky's Market and then those who are up for it can congregate with the group at Acre restaurant, which is practically next door!

Stay tuned for our route!

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. This year we'll begin and end our rides at Lucky's Market in Clintonville. 

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Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! STRETCHING

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The new year has this month’s ride leader, Catherine Girves, thinking about stretching. This month we will discover ways to stretch our bodies, minds and civic involvement. Join us on this 4–10 mile (depending on weather) ride with three stops where we’ll discover the diverse types of films available at the Gateway Film Center, how easy it is to communicate with your state legislator from former legislative aide (and Yay Bikes! member) Erin Synk and some lovely stretches for cyclists from yoga instructor (and Yay Bikes member) Michele Waderker Winship.

Check out our route (which will decrease to 4 miles if we need to modify for weather)

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. This year we'll begin and end our rides at Lucky's Market in Clintonville. 

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! THE ART OF GIVING

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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!


Get in the spirit of giving by supporting local crafters and locally owned businesses, and helping out those in need. 

Shopping opportunity! First we will stop at Celebrate Local, which sells products from over 300 Ohio artisans, small businesses and farmers, where we'll have the opportunity to sample some coffee and enjoy a treat while exploring the store. Bring cash for your holiday shopping!

Giving opportunity! We'll then head to the Gillie Senior Center, where we can drop off cards and toiletries for the seniors who visit there. Bring toiletries for giving!

'Tis the season!

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Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! BIRDING

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!


This month, ride leader Alec Fleschner will take us to see and learn about BIRDS. 

Stop #1—The first stop will be at Inniswood Metro Gardens, where we will discuss the basics of birdwatching—what’s needed, when to do it, and how one can attract birds to their backyard.

Stop #2—The second stop will be at the Hoover Dam Reservior, where we will talk about the bald eagles that live along the shore. 

Stop #3—The final stop will be at Blendon Woods Metro Park, where one of the naturalists will talk to us about the wild turkey population that lives in the area.

Check out our draft route and then:

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! FIRST DATES

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Join us on a 19.4 mile bike to journey to Westerville and visit various shop that are perfect to bring your (potential) significant other to. Some stops include Heavenly Cup, Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn and much more! Sign up below to join this fun ride!

 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!

Here is your route!


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Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! NEW AMERICANS

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!

This months Year of Yay! ride has a strong focus on those who are not from our country, particularly people who have comethe United States in search of a better life.  We will be visiting Global Mall, Masjid As-Salaamah Mosque, and Columbus Global Academy. Join us on the ride so you can take a look into their lives and how they are settling into America.

Here is your route for this month:


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Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! WATER

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!


This month our stop will be the Hoover Reservoir, which is managed by the City of Columbus Watershed department. The reservoir, which was created by the Hoover Dam, is used for multiple purposes: city water supply, fishing, and boating activities. We will get a short presentation from a Park Ranger about the history of this area and the many activities that it supports. We will also stop at Easton Water Fountain. August is famous for being a hot month, so bring plenty of water and prepare to have fun on this bike ride.

 

 

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Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! JAM & JAM

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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!


Join the Year of Yay as we explore a farmers market that feature Jam & Jam—that is, jars of preserved fruit and live music! 

We will be visiting the Worthington Farmers Market in Old Worthington, which is open Saturdays from 8am-12pm year-round and moves indoors to The Shops at Worthington Place from November through April (FYI, they open at 9am during the winter). Tweet your favorite market photo to @WorthingtonFM!

What to bring: Cash (though the market offers a debit/token system if you forget!), plenty of water (it's likely to be hot this time of year!), and your love of local food & music! 

Here's our route!

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Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! CANDY

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!


This month we'll be hitting up Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, Schmidt's Fudge Haus and Clown Cone & Confections. Free samples at each! Mmmmmm.......!!!!!!

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May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! APRIL SHOWERS, MAY FLOWERS

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!


On this ride we'll be stopping at Flowers and Bread and Oberer's Flowers at Easton. Check out our draft route and...

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Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! HEALTHY EARTH

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!


“He who plants a tree, plants a hope.”—From the poem "Plant a Tree", by Lucy Larcom

This month we'll be celebrating a Healthy Earth by helping our friends at FLOW (Friends of Lower Olentangy Watershed) plant 2,100 trees along the banks of the Olentangy River at the OSU Fawcett Center! At this one and only stop we will learn the important role trees play in river health and viability, and will have an opportunity to plant a few trees while we are there (don’t worry, the trees are small).  

FLOW is a non-profit organization that has been working to improve water quality in the lower Olentangy River watershed since August 1997. Their mission is “to keep the Olentangy River and its tributaries clean and safe for all to enjoy, through public education, volunteer activities, and coordination with local decision-makers.” Throughout the year, you can find FLOW volunteers busy planting trees, removing invasive species and cleaning up garbage that would otherwise end up in the river.

Our route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19897103

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Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! PROHIBITION

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.

Here's our route!

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

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 2016 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!


Ride leader Jen Cowley planned a little scavenger hunt to see who can find the most supplies necessary for survival in a Zombie Apocalypse. We'll be using the CDC preparedness guide and a checklist for participants to find what they need at each stop (Surplus World, Vance Outdoors & REI Easton) on our 9-mile route

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Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! PROHIBITION

Our new button artist is also our first member: Dylan Menges!

Our new button artist is also our first member: Dylan Menges!

RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO ICY CONDITIONS!

We are calling today’s ride.

We're not going to lie, this was a tough call. The perception predicted earlier moved south, but the stuff that’s coming looks like it will hit mid ride and it is going to be sleet.

Don’t worry, we will ride this ride this year. The stops, the route, and the button are fantastic.


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!


This month, ride leader David Curran leads us through a "Then and Now" of how we view alcohol as a community, by exploring two stops on our 15-mile ride through Westerville—the birthplace of the prohibition movement!

Stop #1: Buckeye Brewcraft in Westerville is your best choice for a local home brew supply store. They stock equipment and ingredients to make your own beer, wine, cider, cheese and more at home. They also offer classes and workshops on various subjects and skill levels, from Intro to Brewing and Intro to Wine Making classes, to Yeast Harvesting/Ranching. 

Stop #2: Anti Saloon League Museum. From 1893 to 1933, the Anti-Saloon League was a major force in American politics. Influencing the United States through lobbying and the printed word, it turned a moral crusade against the manufacture, sale and consumption of alcohol into the Prohibition Amendment to the United States Constitution. This museum is based on a large collection of Anti-Saloon League documents and artifacts, bequeathed to the Westerville Public Library. 

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*New year, new rules! You must register in advance or plan to arrive early to register on-site. 

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