06/13/2020 at 6:02 pm #33512WGingerichParticipant
On Saturday, June 20, we’re going to head south on I-77 to Uhrichsville to ride some of the best hills and curves Ohio has to offer. We’ll take a rest stop in Uhrichsville before we head south out of town on Rte 800 for a few miles. A sharp left turn takes us up a hill, onto the Tappan-Moravian Trail Scenic Byway, originally a stage coach route. Today it is a small (paved) road tracing a route along ridge tops with curves vistas galore. Watch out for several decreasing radius curves! In the 1800’s this part of Ohio was home to many religious groups (Moravians, Quakers, Amish) who were seeking freedom to worship as they chose.
At Deersville we’ll turn south on Rte 799 for a few miles until we re-join Rte 800 for a few more miles. At Smyrna we take US 22 east for 10 miles to Antrim where we’ll turn south onto Rte 513 south, crossing over I-70 to Quaker City. Rte 513 was resurfaced a year or two ago so the blacktop is in perfect condition for taking the curves as you like. But again, watch out for one or two decreasing radius curves.
At Quaker City we’ll have lunch at the Wooden Wheel Restaurant, one of the favorite lunch spots of the Wednesday group. This is a small, authentic Amish restaurant that serves huge portions of plain good food. Fresh baked bread a plenty, too. They have tables on their outside porch as well as indoor seating, and take-out for those who prefer to social distance while eating. This is one of my favorite rides – Rte 800, the Tappan-Moravian Trail, and Rte 513 make the hour of slabbing it on I-77 worth it, and lunch at the Wooden Wheel is the cherry on the sundae.
We should get to Quaker City by 12:30 or 1:00 PM. From there it is 9 miles north on 513 to I-70 and back to Cleveland.
As last year, we’ll meet at Bob Evans in Macedonia (I-271 and Rte 8). The ride will depart promptly at 10 AM. Come earlier if you’d like to have breakfast or coffee. The restaurant is now open for dining in as well as take out.
Come with a full tank of gas and bring your mask. We’ll follow the Governor’s guidelines on social distancing and wearing masks as much as possible.
I’ll post the GPS route next week after I’ve a chance to pre-ride the route.
06/16/2020 at 3:11 pm #33538Roger PivonkaKeymaster
The roads are in fine shape and the food at the Wooden Wheel is as good as ever, so we are all set for Saturday.
The route from Bob Evans to Quaker City is Titled “Bob Evans to Wooden Wheel” found here
If you can spare an additional half hour getting home, and you aren’t tired of curves and great
blacktop, you can ride east out of Quaker City on 265 and 147 to Barnesville, then take 800 north
to Freeport, get on 342 west to 258 north, and come out at 800 just a couple of miles from Uhrichsville.
This includes most of Rte 800 that we bypassed in the morning (gorgeous), and 258 has great curves.
Here is the route back from Wooden Wheel to Bp Uhrichsville, it’s titled “Wooden Wheel to Bp Uhrichsville” and is HERE
Quaker City has a nice park with shade and several picnic tables for those who prefer to pack
their own lunch or get take-out from the Wooden Wheel.
IF either of the GPS file links dont work, go here to find em
See you all Saturday!
Road Captain Wally
06/16/2020 at 4:18 pm #33550John McfarlandParticipant
Since I do not have all this fancy dancy GPS stuff figured out yet, I hope to do a tag along with someone on this ride. Bike doesn’t have a Ram mount for my phone nor do I have an app on the phone set up yet.
06/16/2020 at 5:22 pm #33551WGingerichParticipant
John, the GPS files are only for the folks wearing Fancy Pants. Most people don’t bother with them, so you’ll have plenty of company.
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