Wednesday Ride, June 7 – to Brush Creek
We will be heading down to the Brush Creek Wildlife Area southeast of Salineville for our ride this Wednesday, and then south skirting Jefferson Lake State Park before heading north west to Carroll County Airport for lunch. Our rest stop will be the Marathon station in Salineville – we should arrive there around 11:15, and we will get to the airport around 1 PM.
Brush Creek is a rugged and relatively undeveloped area. We will ride mainly county and township roads from Salineville on, but they are in nice shape and rideable by any kind of bike. Lots of curves and elevation changes, and an unusually charming canopied road (Township 218) down off the south rim of Brush Creek “canyon.”  Another delightful small road (Township 219) will take us through a heavily forested area along the south boundary of Jefferson Lake State Park. This is one of my favorite rides.
Leaving Bob’s promptly at 10 AM.

Wednesday Ride 31 May ’23 to the Warehouse in Roscoe Village

Join us this Wednesday for a trip featuring plenty of scenery and greenery and very few intersections, stop signs or traffic lights.

We start off with a brief run north on route 8 to pick up 271 for Wally’s route to Wooster.

After a brief stop at the Minit Mart at the intersection of 250 and 83 we will proceed south on the rolling hills and gentle bends

of route 83 to our lunch stop at the Warehouse in Roscoe Village.

We had some traffic in Millersburg during the check ride and a few buggies after that but very few stops!

Route 93 is usually a great way back home but a detour just south of Dundee presented a challenge.

If we can figure out the correct way through we could stop at Just Ice Cream in Brewster.

See you at Bob’s at 9 for breakfast and be ready at 10 for a brief preview an then on to Coshocton!



Wednesday Ride, May 24, ’23 – East Palestine, OH

Several of you expressed interest in riding to East Palestine, site of the Norfolk and Southern derailment 3.5 months ago, and that is where we will be headed this Wednesday. The derailment zone runs from the eastern part of East Palestine to the Pennsylvania border, about a quarter mile in length. Clean-up of the south track has been completed and it is in operation in both directions. The north track has been removed and the contaminated soil underneath it is being excavated and replaced with clean dirt. The road alongside the derailment zone is being used to haul the contaminated material away and is closed to normal traffic but we can look down the tracks and see some of the activity when we cross over them in the eastern side of East Palestine.

So that is the destination, but we’ll take an interesting route to get there. From Bob’s we will head east through West Branch State Park and on to our rest stop at Love’s Travel Stop at SR 225 and I-76, arriving there a bit before 11 AM. From there we will be taking small roads south through the lowland area between Salem and Columbiana and then head east cross country to East Palestine. We’ll take a brief look at the clean-up zone as we cross the tracks in East Palestine, and then make our way to The Original Roadhouse for lunch where Bill Penney and I met the governor a few weeks ago when he was having lunch with local officials to discuss clean-up efforts. We should get to the Roadhouse between 12:30 and 1:00 PM.
The weather is looking good – sunny and cool. It should be a great day for doing a little exploring and enjoying Ohio’s lush countryside in the spring.
Departure from Bob Evans in Macedonia promptly at 10 AM. Come early for breakfast.

Saturday Ride East May 20th
Ride for Pie at Mary Yoders in Middlefield!
Saturday’s ride will take us through the Chagrin Valley with some potential detours due to road construction on the southern end of Chagrin River Road but, YOU ARE NEVER LOST ON A MOTORCYCLE!!
A rest stop will be at the Holden Arboretum and then routing through northern Geauga County roads through Hartsgrove, Mesopotamia and finally Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen in Middlefield!
As Wally has often says, “Very light rain/showers are in the forecast, but it won’t be a washout. Promise. “
Paul Mitchell
BMWMOC Vice-President
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Wednesday Ride 17 May 23

Looks like we have another great day to ride coming up so I thought we would head to Loudonville and visit the Black Fork Bistro.

Our route will head behind Bob Evans to wind through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and then on to routes 77 and 21  to pickup route 585 for our quick stop at Ports Petroleum on route 3 just outside of Wooster. From there we will take a different route as we travel down 95 to pick up route 39 in Perrysville.

Show up at Bob Evans at 9 for breakfast and be outside at 10 for a brief meeting before we head out.

Take a look at Black Fork Bistro to check out the menu!