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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
    May 2003
    Northwestern Ohio

    Bike-A-Thons Thread

    This Bear searched through all the bike-related threads here in snowy Cyburbia. Was looking for any reference to the many different bike-a-thon type events that are held throughout the country.


    In the Marquette, MI, area they hold a major mountain bike event in the summer, using mining roads and snowmobile trails to work their way downhill from the higher elevations (Negaunee, Ishpeming) west of town.

    In Colorado they hold a "Ride The Rockies" event. I was just reading (Denver Post article on the net) about this year's event and route.

    Every year the great rock and roll station in Toledo (WIOT) helps sponsor "Bike To The Bay".....a huge biking event that works its' way from Toledo, through farm country roads, to the ferries that shuttle riders to Put-In-Bay. I have never done this trip, although many of my friends have.....and speak highly of it.

    How about you? Any experiences with these types of events? Any plans?

    Bear On His Myata

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    Corn Burning Fool giff57's avatar
    Jul 1998
    On the Mother River
    RAGBRAI is huge here. You have to apply to even ride it. Get the facts here.
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Cyburbian zman's avatar
    Apr 2004
    Tri-Cities, Washington
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    Ride the Rockies is always a strenuous event. My close friend has ridden it many times, and if my training goes well, I may be there too.... welll maybe 2006.

    I do know of a couple more.
    Don't they close the route to the Los Angeles Marathon each year and have people bike it?
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone

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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
    Oct 2001
    There are literally thousands of such events. Our local bike club in a city of 80,000 has three such events and KC to the South has even more.

    But the term "bike-a-thon is not used much anymore.
    el Guapo is a former 20 year +/- urban planner (just like you) who thought becoming an attorney was a good life choice.

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