08/31/2020 at 10:44 am #34909
Get your Labor Day weekend started off right with a ride in the spectacular Mohican State Forest area. From Bob Evans in Brunswick we’ll take I-71 south for a few miles to the Burbank exit where we’ll ride Overton Road south to Wooster. From there we’ll take the Old Lincoln Road west to our rest stop at the Marathon on Rte 60 and US 30. Then we’ll take country roads south to Perrysville where the really good riding begins. We’ll meander through Mohican Park on heavily forested roads, maybe see a deer or two (keep an eye out!), and then head southeast to pick up Jericho Road at Rte 514. Jericho Road will take us north toward Mohican State Park, but first we’ll take a side trip to see Landoll’s Mohican Castle, an outlandish restaurant and hotel hidden away on top of a heavily wooded hill. Back on the road it’s only a few miles to Loudenville and lunch at the Hanover House Diner.
Meet at Bob Evans in Brunswick this Saturday, September 5. for a prompt 10 AM departure. The Hanover House offers both indoor dining and take out.
I’ll post the GPS route later this week after I have a chance to pre-ride the route.09/01/2020 at 8:38 pm #34939
Wally, according to Google Maps the Hanover House Dine is permanently closed?09/02/2020 at 8:55 am #34947
My mistake, guys. It’s the Black Fork Bistro. A new restaurant in the old Hanover House location. Good food and plenty of social distancing.09/02/2020 at 2:21 pm #34948
Any idea what time you may arrive at the restaurant? I may visit?
Larry Cardo09/02/2020 at 4:30 pm #34960
Larry, we should arrive at the Black Fork Bistro (153 Main St., Loudenville) around 1 PM. Would be nice to have you join us!
If anyone would like to meet us at the rest stop (Hayesville Marathon, U.S. 30 and Rte 60) we should get there around 11:15.
I’ll post the GPS route tomorrow evening.09/03/2020 at 10:57 am #34961
Hope to see you at Marathon. Plan B is Black fork bistro.
Larry09/03/2020 at 5:45 pm #34970
Update to Mohican State Forest ride on Sept 5, 2020.
I’ve made a few modifications to the route for Saturday to avoid closed or gravel roads, and to add two new stops. I’ve added a rest stop at the dramatic Gorge Overlook of the Clear Fork River canyon in Mohican State Forest – this is rugged country, folks! Second, we will end our ride with lunch on the outdoor deck at the Copper Mug Bar and Grill at Landoll’s Mohican Castle, rather than riding into Loudenville to the Black Fork Bistro.
This will be a leisurely ride. Much of the ride is heavily wooded, and the roads are small but all paved. Keep an eye out when we’re on the Old Lincoln Road from Wooster to the rest stop at Hayesville for old barns, homes and inns. This was America’s first transcontinental road, dedicated in 1903.
There is plenty of great riding in the Mohican area, worth arranging for accommodations and staying a day or two to take advantage of the roads and scenery.
Here is the GPS file for BobsB to Mohican State Forest
If you plan to meet us for lunch you’ll need to find your way to Landoll’s Mohican Castle, 561 Township Road 3352, about 5 miles (as the bird flied) directly south of Loudenville. We should be there by 1 PM, perhaps a little earlier.09/07/2020 at 6:59 am #35000MKanczakParticipant
As I was leaving I found a pair of eye glasses in the parking lot of the restaurant where we stopped for lunch on Saturday’s ride to Landoll’s Mohican Castle.
They have grey frames and the brand is Zenni. If anyone lost these please let me know.
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