Our Saturday ride on June 5, 2021, will take us to the New Sandusky Fish Company, famous for their fresh perch and walleye from Lake Erie. We will take pretty much the same route as we took last year, and hopefully no one will get lost along the way. From Brunswick we will swing south and take Hamilton Road (where the “one percenters” play golf) west to Abbyville, and then angle our way west and north to Grafton before stopping at the Marathon on the north side of Lagrange for our rest stop. We should arrive there a little before 11 AM. Then we’ll ride west through rich, lush green farmland south of Oberlin where we’ll see plentiful white and rose-purple Fireweed along the roadside. Just before Wakeman we’ll turn north and ride through the Vermillion River Valley on some great little hilly, curvy roads recommended by Pete Stokes. We’ll stop at the Vermillion River Reservation for a second rest stop before heading west on Darrow Road, a ridge road which was once the shoreline of Lake Erie. Furnace and Church Roads are small roads and we’ll need to keep an eye out for loose gravel on the corners. From there we take U.S. Highway 6 to the Sandusky Harbor and the New Sandusky Fish Company. We should arrive around 12:30.
Sandusky has completed construction along the harbor and things look very spiffy and inviting with plentiful parking and new businesses sprouting up. The Fish Company has a nice new outside eating area with tables, plus there is the gazebo across the street.
As last year, we’ll meet at Bob Evans in Brunswick (I-71 and SR 303). The ride will depart promptly at 10 AM. Come earlier if you’d like to have breakfast or coffee.