Square in the center of Medina, Ohio (just west of Akron).
Group photo at 11:55 am.
Start riding at 12 noon.
|Medina Area including Akron (click for map)
|Downtown square in Medina (click for map)
We had 68 riders on 1/1/2017. Weather was very pleasant with temperature about 40 degrees and bright sunshine! BUT, in 2018 we had 12 riders and only 9 degrees! Be prepared for the weather!
Check the ABCDEFGHIJ! photo page.
This is a free ride of 24, 12
or 3 miles on New Year's Day. A map is provided, but NO other services are provided. NO sag
wagon, NO snack stops, NO closed course,
NO first aid cars, NO food. Get the idea? Then come prepared! The route does
go through a couple of cities where food may be purchased if you need it. If you need them, there is a Burger King, Arby's, and a MickyD's along the route south of Chippewa Lake. Personalized participation certificates are available at the end of the ride for 25 cents. Donations up to 50 cents are cheerfully accepted for this ride.
Need some tips to keep your feet warm? Try this Road Bike Rider Tips for Toasty Toes page. From that page you can also find tips for Gloves for Cold Rain.
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER AND EXPECT IT TO GET WORSE!!!
Optional personalized participation certificates will be available for 25 cents after the ride at the
South Court Minit Mart. Your name will be inscribed by hand on the certificate
as you watch.
Attendance is usually
between 50 and 200 depending on the weather. You will be riding on
public roads that day and there is no liability at all assumed by me,
or any person assisting with this
ride. Be prepared, ride safely, and enjoy the day.
This ride departs from the Medina
Public Square at 12:00 noon.
For additional information,
send a SASE to ABC Bike Ride, P.O. Box 230, Huron, OH 44839-0230. BE THERE OR BE WARM!
ABCDEFGHIJ! 24 Mile Route