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Deadlines have passed, prep for print next

Deadlines for submission of ride listings and display advertising have passed. The next step toward publication of the 2023 Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar is creation of its layout … bringing text, ads, and images together in what we hope will be a visually appealing and useful format, ready to print. Post-pandemic shutdown recovery continues — we’re seeing a few more event listings now over last year — so that gives us some…

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Here we go again!

We’re off to a flying start collecting information for the 2023 edition of the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. This will be the 40th annual issue. To gather the information we need, in November we mail questionnaire forms to the previous year’s ride contacts and to bicycle clubs, in case they’re starting something new. To secure means of circulation, we contact bicycle shops and clubs in January offering free copies of our publication…

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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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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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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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