August 1st will be our next Courteous Mass Ride. This 5.25 mile ride will take us through industrial east Dayton as well as the Historic Huffman District.
From Fifth Third Field we will head east down Monument and go by the city facility yard as well as the Rumpke recycling center. We will turn right on Findlay Street and head south to make a stop at the Life Enrichment Center.
The Life Enrichment Center is a nonprofit organization that provides services to the less fortunate in Dayton and the surrounding areas. Providing life-building and life-sustaining services, it has become a pillar in the Dayton community. The Life Enrichment Center also has a Bike Shoppe & Safety Village allowing kids to learn about riding a bike in a safe environment.
Continuing south on Findlay Street, we will turn right on Springfield Street and head west to Torrence Street. We will take a left on Torrence Street and head south entering the Historic Huffman District. When we hit Huffman Avenue, we will take a right going northwest on Huffman. Then turning right onto Columbus Street, we will make another short stop at the only remaining Carnegie Library in the city of Dayton.
This Carnegie Library was built in 1911 with grant money provided by the industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie was a Scottish immigrant who made a large fortune in the steel industry. He spent his later years on philanthropic work, spending his fortune establishing libraries and other community projects throughout the United States. Carnegie was a huge supporter of giving people the tools to help themselves.
We will continue north on Columbus Street and make a left on East 4th Street. We will follow 4th Street west until we hit Dutoit Street, then make another left. We will wrap up this ride heading west down 5th Street through the Oregon District, continuing onto Patterson Boulevard and back to Fifth Third Field.