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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cover photo wanted!

Although technically past our deadline, we’re still seeking an excellent image for the cover of the 2015 Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. The image should depict cycling in Ohio and show actual riding — no trophy presentations, food lines, etc. — and safe cycling practice. Image orientation should be “portrait,” aka vertical, in order to fit the cover. The photographer or artist (image doesn’t need to be a photograph) will be paid for…

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