The 13th Annual DCFT Community Ties Bicycle Tour promises to build on the break-out success of previous years, with well-marked routes through scenic Delaware County, multiple snack stops featuring homemade cookies, and another delicious and healthful, locally grown and made lunch provided by the Glass Rooster Home Cannery under a large outdoor tent.
Date: July 25, 2015
Time: 7 - 9 a.m. (10 a.m. for Family Ride)
Location: Northside Fellowship Church
6841 Freeman Road Westerville, OH
All proceeds from the ride support multi-purpose trail development in Delaware County connecting with the statewide Ohio to Erie Trail. The ride features options of 31, 62 and 100 miles as well as an 8-mile Family Ride, and includes scenic areas, rare bird habitats, parks, new sections of the Ohio to Erie Trail, well-marked route maps and SAG vehicle. Registration is from 7 - 9 a.m. except for the Family Ride which starts at 10 a.m.
The ride will start/end at Northside Community Church, northeast corner of S.R. 3 and Freeman Road in Westerville, site of the homemade lunch. Pre-registration cost is $25 per rider, or $35 for day-of registration. Eight-mile Family Ride pre-registration is $30, or $40 for day-of registration.
Past participants share what they love about the Community Ties ride:
"I must compliment you on your tremendous bike tour. This spring, at age 57, I decided that cycling was going to be my new fitness endeavor. I have participated in 5-6 organized rides and I have to say that I enjoyed your ride the best. All of your volunteers were as welcoming, friendly and informative as could possibly be. The many water stops were much appreciated. The lunch back at Northside Fellowship Church was homemade and perfect and delicious and the women that served the meal were awesome and so much fun to talk to."
"Thanks for a great ride! The food was fabulous! The best I've tasted in decades."
Registration includes a one-year membership to the Delaware County Friends of the Trail. Click on the green button below for online registration or print the mail-in brochure by clicking PDF here.
Below are the Ride with GPS routes for your electronic device.
31 Mile Route link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5357749
62 Mile Route link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5322033
100 Mile Route link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5022836