Photos of the The Friends of Madison County at the end of their bicycle ride on The Ohio To Erie Trail in Cleveland
Guy and I were asked to meet up with a group of cyclist from FMCPT (Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails) and escort them through the constructions zones of Cleveland and on to Edgewater Park for tire dipping. The group departed from the Ohio River in Cincinnati on Tuesday and were at Lake Erie on Saturday after pedaling 348 miles. What a super team and truly an impressive feat! We had an excellent time showing them the way!
Guy always does a great job with the action shots while riding! Here you can see Gene Pass and other FMCPT riders on the first of two suspension bridges built for cyclist in the Cleveland Metroparks. The huge double bridges of Interstate 480 are in the background.
Friends of Madison County cyclists were riding a wide variety of bikes. Some were riding road bikes, touring bikes, comfort bikes and even a recumbent.
Friends of Madison County looking good riding through the Cleveland Metroparks Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation.
Friends of Madison County working to stay together to make the lights along West 14th Street in Tremont just above the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail head at Harvard Road.
One of the trickier spots is getting across the now only one lane, one way, Abbey Avenue Bridge past the I 90 bridge construction zone to get to downtown Cleveland. The construction workers got a kick out of seeing the pack of FMCPT cyclist looking tough in matching shirts and jerseys.
The intersection of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue in front of the Westside Market is packed full of pedestrians, cars, trucks and lots of bikes as folks enjoy a beautiful day in Ohio City.
FMCPT riders assembling at the waterline at Edgewater Beach in Cleveland for the victorious tire dip!
What a victory to have the front tires in Lake Erie after having their back tires in the Ohio River only five days earlier! Congratulations!
Gene Pass is known to accumulate somewhere between 4000 and 5000 miles on his bicycle every year. We often wondered, what is his secret? Now we know the answer. Twinkies!
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