Category Archives: This ‘n That

Earn for the Burn – June 24th – Save the Date

Earn for the Burn Bicycle Poker Run

A benefit for The Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute at Akron Children’s Hospital. Hosted by Rittman Firefighters Association and Orrville Cycling Club
Saturday June 24, 2017

Registration Times:
50 Mile – 7:30 to 8:30am
25 Mile – 8:30 – 9:30am
14 Mile – 9:30 – 10:30am

Last bike in at 1:00pm.

Registration Fees:
Day of Event
14 Mile – $15 per adult and $5 for children age 12 and under.
25 & 50 Mile – $25 per adult (includes limited SAG support.)
14 Mile – $10 per adult
25 & 50 Mile – $20

Riders may play additional hands for $5 each.

All checks MUST be written to Rittman Fire Association.
Pre-registration is available with payment by check.
Pre-registration deadline is June 14th.
Mail to:
P.O. Box 414
Rittman, Ohio 44270
14 Mile ride: Riders start at Rittman Fire Department and follow the County Line
Trail with all riders returning to Rittman Fire Department for lunch.
(Trailers or child carries are permitted in ride but children MUST have helmets.)

25 & 50 Mile rides: Riders start at Rittman Fire Department and will follow the map that will be given to riders at registration with all riders returning to Rittman Fire Department for lunch.

Prizes: Cash prizes to top 3 hands at 1:15pm and various door prizes. Playe Continue reading

Vulture’s Knob – Mountain Bike Trail, Singletrack

Vulture’s Knob was recently sold to new owners. The good news is it will remain as Ohio’s premier mountain biking park. With 175 acres of single track trails of all levels of difficulty, it’s a destination for MTB enthusiasts from all over the Midwest. Help Vulture’s Knob stay alive. It cost’s $15,000 to $20,000 per year to keep, maintain and upgrade the trails along with a lot of volunteer work. A crowd funding effort has already made progress raising the funds needed. Visit the website to see what’s going on.

Source: Vulture’s Knob – Mountain Bike Trail, Singletrack

105-year-old Frenchman sets new hour record – Gallery |

At 22.547km, Robert Marchand is still the fastest centenarian in the world

Source: 105-year-old Frenchman sets new hour record – Gallery |

This is my new hero. I hope one day I can challenge Robert’s world record!

Six Humblebrags

How many of these do you catch yourself doing with your friends and co-workers after a weekend of riding?
Six Humblebrags

KAOS Confuses Californians

Way back in July of 2002, five members of “Team KAOS” flew out to Truckee, CA for a week in the mountains. I was digging around in old website files and found Trey’s Tour of Truckee. The memories are as fresh as the day we came home.

Velominati – Keepers of the Cog

We spend our days pouring over the very essence of what makes ours such a special sport and how that essence fits into Cycling’s colorful fabric. This is the Velominati’s raison d’etre. This is where the Velominati can be ourselves. This is our agony – our badge of honor – our sin.

Source: Velominati

The Best of Everything Cycling

I was looking for a new helmet and did a search for “best cycling helmet ” and came across In the Know Cycling. This guy is really good. He does a nearly scientific review of a bunch of different items including helmets, wheels, tires, groups and components and so on. He actually buys, rides, uses everything he reviews and evaluates, compares and contrasts them in a systematic way. Check it out.

Welcome to Orrville Cycling Club

Welcome to Orrville Cycling Club. This is the fourth version of our website. The first version was hosted on back in 1996 when the internet was young, 486 processors were hot and you were screamin’ if you had a 14.4 baud modem. Back in those days the web address was Now, smartphones and Facebook are a way of life. This current version of our website uses WordPress, one of the best website content management systems around. We’ll try to keep it fresh by finding and posting cycling related information that will help you to become a smarter cyclist without being bombarded with ads, unrelated minutia and other silliness. Ride safe.