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Here we go!

Well it’s November and time to start thinking about the next year’s edition of the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar! Before the end of this month we will mail copies of our Events Questionnaire package to the contact addresses. The event entry form and other materials for ride promoters may also be found on this website. Click Here for Event Support. Do you have excellent photographs from an Ohio cycling event, something that…

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Shipping at last!

The first bulk shipments of the 2017 Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar hit the road today, March 10. While production seemed to be going along swimming early on, things seemed to slow down as we approached printing. I don’t know why but that’s just the way things go sometimes! At any rate, bicycle shops and clubs that sent us requests for supplies of the Calendar are at the top of our shipping list;…

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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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Questions re: our 2016 Calendar

Here are a couple of answers to FAQs (whether actually asked or not) regarding the 2016 edition of the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar: When will the Calendar be published? The Calendar normally is published in late February or the first week of March. Timing is heavily dependent upon submissions reaching us promptly and then, the printer’s schedule. Our group is planning a new cycling event for this year; how do I get…

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Got the picture?

We hope you have had a wonderful cycling season this year. As things wind down, we are looking ahead to creation of the 2016 edition of the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. So now is a good time to repeat my appeal and make an announcement concerning photographs needed for the upcoming Calendar: First, we are looking for excellent photographs for use in the Calendar. In a nutshell, the sort of shot we like…

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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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Cover

Among the very first things to take form during the layout phase of our annual Calendar project is its cover. Completing the cover first sort of sets the stage for the remainder of the book; it also allows us to start teasing the upcoming publication. So, presenting in all its golden goodness… the cover of the 2015 Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar.…

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Calendar coming soon!

We’re in the layout phase of production now, actually putting the Calendar together in a final form before shipping off to the printers’. We won’t have a publication date until we receive and approve proofs and get into the press queue. The Web version will go live when we go on-press! ‘Til then, the deadlines have all passed and we’re accepting no additional ride listings or ads for the printed version of…

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