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51st National Meet
July 25-29, 2018
The meet will include the usual OHWT, swap meet, public demonstrations, speakers, century ride, and the ever-popular BUSINESS MEETING!
Plans are being made for some workshops to be conducted during the Meet. Technical topics, fashion, restoration, etc. Do you have a special skill or knowledge you'd like to share with others?
Come for the MEET, but stick around for the FUN!
Come early and ride some quiet trails and rural roads in the area. Or plan a family vacation with the multitude of attractions in northern Ohio and Lake Erie.
Oberlin Heritage Center - to preserve and share Oberlin's unique heritage Guidebook for cycling tour of Oberlin historical spots. Reading it is a virtual tour of Oberlin.
The Hickories Museum, Elyria, a.k.a. the home of Arthur L. Garford (yes, the padded saddle guy).
More about Elyria's bicycle connections with Colson and Worthington.
The Lorain County segment of the North Coast Inland Trail goes through Oberlin!
Long paved and gravel sections alternate from east of Toledo to just west of Cleveland.
North Coast Inland Trail
Discover All You Can Do in Lorain County, the county visitor bureau. Lorain County Metroparks
* Splash Zone in Oberlin!
Spirit of 76 Museum, Wellington Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin Crawford Aviation & Auto Museum, Cleveland Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland Cedar Point Amusement Park & Waterpark, Sandusky Cleveland Natural History Museum, Cleveland Lake Erie Shores & Islands - Primarily South Bass Island and Kelleys Island. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Tony Packo's Restaurant, Toledo, made famous on M*A*S*H Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton Toft's Dairy ice cream, Sandusky
* Ohio's Oldest Dairy
A Christmas Story House, Cleveland
* The "You'll shoot your eye out" house.
Int'l Women's Air & Space Museum, Cleveland USS COD Submarine Memorial, Cleveland Bicycle Museum of America, New Bremen Bicycle Heaven Shop & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA Time has been turned back to the 1880's at Slate Run Historical Farm, just SE of Columbus. Experience first-hand what life was like on an 1880's Ohio farm. Step back to the Wheelmen era on a farm on your way to or from Oberlin.
The gothic revival farmhouse was built in 1856 and restored by Metro Parks for authenticity. The multi-bay barn was built by Samuel Oman, the fourth owner of Slate Run Farm, and restored by Amish carpenters.
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace among Great Britain, Canada, and the U.S.
The Memorial and Put-In-Bay (city) are on South Bass Island in Lake Erie near Port Clinton.
Some sweet NE Ohio history trivia. The Life Saver candies were invented just east of Cleveland. Read about the inventor Clarence A. Crane.
Other Bicycle Events nearby
- Dog Days Wine Tour Info - Saturday, July 21, 2018
- More will be added as the Ohio bicycle ride calendar is developed.
Water parks in the area
- Lorain County Spash Zone, Oberlin
- Kalahari, Sandusky (indoor)
- Castaway Bay, Sandusky (indoor)
- Maui Sands, Sandusky (indoor)
- Great Wolf Lodge, Sandusky (indoor)
- Rain Water Park, Sandusky (indoor)
- Cedar Point Shores Water Park, Sandusky (outdoor)
- The Watering Hole - Safari & Water Park, Port Clinton (outdoor)
Area Motels, B&B, and Campgrounds
For more information on this event and/or to indicate your intentions to participate, please send an e-mail to the Ohio Wheelmen Captain.
The Wheelmen national organization has an extensive event list.
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