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A special note: Return to print in 2022

A special note: Return to print in 2022 We don’t have to tell you the last couple of years have been tough. Lost business, few recreational events, and diminished social contact have taken a toll on us all. That said, we are moving ahead with plans for a return to print in 2022, with faith that bicycle event organizers and hosts will have found ways to stage their events with minimal COVID-19…

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No Print Version in 2021

It is with regret that I announce we will NOT be creating a printed version of the 2021 Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar (OBEC). COVID-19 restrictions and precautions decimated the 2020 cycling event scene. Even with preventative vaccinations imminent, the sheer scope of the task of achieving immunity amongst the majority of the population will require months of continuing restrictions. Through good times and bad, since 1984 the Calendar has been published annually.…

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A sad season

This is going to be a sad season for cycling events. We are regularly receiving notice from event hosts canceling their 2020 rides with dates as far out as August. COVID-19 is an easily-spread and serious disease and it is only prudent, if disappointing, for some events to be called off. The virus is now “out there” and there is no prevention available but to limit interpersonal contacts. Cycling events, within the…

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Shipping Now! Giving Credit…

The 2020 edition of the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar is shipping now and will be available at a number of Ohio’s finest bicycle shops by the end of the first week of March. Contents include old favorite rides, a few new ones, and a somewhat expanded list of bicycle races of interest to the state’s cyclists. It’s also the 40th anniversary of our parent group, the Ohio Bicycle Federation, and we published…

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Shop? Club? Still need Calendars?

Getting the word out early is our annual goal and that means we’d like to actually have every copy of the Calendar out there in cyclists’ hands promoting bicycling. At the time of this writing, we still had some copies warehoused and we’d like to change that. So, if you represent a bicycle shop, club, or event that would like to have printed copies of the 2019 Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar for…

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Rally Point River Ride omitted

The 2019 Rally Point River Ride was omitted from the print version of our Calendar. We strive to make the Calendar as complete and accurate as we can but mistakes happen. We sincerely apologize to Rally Point organizers and ride fans for the error. Here is the listing that would have been published and has been published in our online version…. OMITTED FROM PRINT VERSION: Saturday, 7/27. 11th RALLY POINT RIVER RIDE.…

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We ship March 1

The 2019 Edition of the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar is in final production and will begin shipping this Friday, March 1. You should be able to find the Calendar at many bicycle shops beginning next week. Bicycle club requests will also ship and be received within the next week. The electronic versions of the Calendar will “go live” on our website this Friday and those are the PDF edition (not updated during…

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Off we go!

By the time you read this, the 2019 edition of the annual Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar (OBEC) will be at the print shop ready to hit the presses. More than 160 cycling events, old and new, will appear in this year’s Calendar along with news of an exciting new safety program being offered by the Ohio Bicycle Federation, our publisher. As usual, you’ll be able to find printed copies of the OBEC…

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Heading into 2019…

With the mailing of our event listing package to Ohio’s bicycle club and 2018 cycling event contacts, we have begun the process of creating the 2019 edition of the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. The packages were mailed on November 24 to the contact addresses we were given for 2018’s events. Promoters of new, not-listed events, those who provided no mailing address, or those who wish to get a head start will find…

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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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