Our ride Saturday will take us down to the Tappan-Moravian Trail Scenic Byway a small winding ridgetop road with lots of hills and corners on good asphalt. The road follows closely the natural contours of the the land so expect blind hills and off camber curves. The final section of the route takes SR 513, another curvy road, into Quaker City and the Wooden Wheel Restaurant, arriving around 1 PM. The only downside to this ride is slabbing it down to Uhrichsville, but I think it’s worth it. Our rest stop will be at the Marathon in Uhrichsville, and we should arrive there around 11:15. The Wooden Wheel is a favorite of the Wednesday group. It is an authentic Amish restaurant that serves large portions of homemade food.
Ohio has many Quaker settlements, some dating from the late 1700’s. Quakers, along with Moravians, Amish, Mennonite and other pacifist and religious groups emigrated to Pennsylvania in the early 1700’s and steadily moved westward through Ohio, Indiana and beyond as the frontier expanded.
Ride departs Bob Evans in Brunswick at 10 AM sharp. Come early for breakfast or coffee, but service at this restaurant is sometimes slow so allow for plenty of time.