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It’s that time of year!

As usual, we are beginning our annual Calendar project with a post-Thanksgiving mailing to bicycle clubs and ride hosts. Completed Event Listing Questionnaires provide us with the information we need to assemble the annual listings of events for late-February to early March publication. We expect the Questionnaire packages to be mailed next Friday so, club officers and ride hosts, be on the lookout for that all-important envelope! We also hope to see…

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We deliver on March 7: Will that be paper or electrons?

We are on the eve of release of the 2018 Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar with the Web and PDF versions going live tomorrow (March 7), and the print version expected to begin shipping the same day! We’re a little later than usual due to unexpected delays at the printers’ but we hope you find the product well worth the wait. This year we’re listing nearly 160 bicycle touring and racing events of…

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Gearing up for 2017

We are preparing for publication of the 2017 edition of the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. The first step, as always, is information collection. To gather the material that will appear in next year’s Calendar, we send out copies of our Event Questionnaire to hosts and promoters of this year’s events and to bicycle clubs. New events and those without postal addresses can access the form via our Support page: Ohio.bike/support/ As always…

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Signs of spring

It’s a sure sign of spring… the first appearance of the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar in print! The Calendar is being printed as I write this, will “rest” for the weekend as the ink “dries,” will go to bindery where the books are assembled, then packed for shipping.¬†The annual spring migration to bicycle clubs and shops begins in earnest midweek. By next weekend cyclists will flock to their favorite shops hoping to…

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On-press today!

We had the opportunity today to watch printing of the first sheets of the 2015 Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. The 24-page “book” is actually kind of a big deal. Annually we print 20,000 copies (or more) of the glossy piece to be distributed across Ohio and into portions of neighboring states. We try and make the Calendar as visually appealing as we can while maintaining its utilitarian nature — it’s a balance…

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At the printers!

The digital publishing package is at the printer’s plant now and, in a couple of days, I’ll be looking at full-color proofs. Once the proofs are approved (usually the same day) the project will be queued for production. We’ve already had excellent response from bicycle shops across the state requesting¬†copies of the Calendar for their customers. Those whose requests have been received by the completion of printing/binding will receive their shipments very…

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Shipping began today

At long last the 2014 edition of the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar is shipping! The first bulk orders of Calendars going to bicycle shops and clubs should begin arriving on Thursday, March 20 … somehow suitable that it’s the first day of spring! While I’m excited to get the Calendar out there, doing its job promoting cycling events across Ohio and in the region, I always start worrying. I’m human. While I…

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