May 1st Ride! TIME CHANGE 6:30PM!!!

 

Ride time has changed – we’re now meeting at 6:30pm through September!

On this ride we will be visiting Old North Dayton. Our first stop will be at the The Salvation Army Kroc Center Dayton to see the Dunncarrick mansion.

Our second stop will be at the wonderful Evans Bakery.

The final stop will be by DATV.

This Week in “Bicycle”

If you haven’t made any plans this week, there are a few things on the Dayton cycling¬† to do list:

On Monday, the City of Dayton is holding a public involvement meeting at the
Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission Center for Regional Cooperation, 1000 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402
The meeting starts at 4pm and will be your chance to hear more and provide comments about the proposed East Fifth Street/ Hamilton Avenue Bikeway, the Broadway Street Bikeway, the East Fifth Street Bike Ramps, the Keowee Street/ Helena Street Bikeway, and the Eastern Hills Bikeway.
If you can’t attend the meeting but want to get involved, please e-mail Joe Weinel, joe.weinel@daytonohio.gov, with your comments and questions.

On Tuesday, Courteous Mass Dayton and Bike Miami Valley will join the Artemis Center, a local domestic violence shelter, on Living Dayton. We will talk a little about cycling in Dayton and, more importantly, about Dayton Girls Gone Riding, a women only ride on September 14thr, hosted by the Artemis Center.
While we are at it, if you want to join our group on the ride, Courteous Mass Dayton and Bike Miami Valley are more than happy to have you in the Women of BMV Group.

On Wednesday, Peace on Fifth, on 508 Fifth Street, is hosting the Peace Ride. The ride starts at 6pm, all are welcome, a shorter route for kids is available. For more info check out the Facebook event and the Dayton Local announcement.

That is it, so far. Stay tuned for the September route announcement and other events. Until then we see you in the streets.

The Kettering Connector Is Open!

More news from the trails, and this time it’s interesting for street riders as well. The new trail between the University of Dayton and Kettering helps avoid climbing Irving or Schantz Ave and makes for a more comfortable ascent.

Kettering Connector

The connector is partially available at Google Maps, not yet shown is the extension north, past Irving Ave, across UD campus towards Trinity Ave, and south all the way to Wiltshire Blvd. At the south end of the trail, the route continues on the street. The City of Kettering has recently put up “Share the Road” signs along several streets. The bike route passes Fraze Pavilion. The Fraze offers limited free admission on $2 Tuesdays for people who register online in advance and ride their bikes. Click here for more info.

If you are in need of a treat by the time you reach Shroyer Rd, you can stop at Dairy Queen or Carmel’s Southwest Grill. Both are right at the street crossing.

Many already used the trail before the official opening, so expect a lot of traffic and always remember trail etiquette.