Dayton Cycling Club Covered Bridge Tour

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Brookville (in Montgomery County), Ohio

Covered Bridge Tour

There is no pre-ride registration. Sign up the day of the ride.

[ Download a .pdf registration form to bring to ride. ]

Return to a time when bicycles were new, cars were few, and these covered bridges were in their youth. Most of covered bridges on this ride are over 115 years old, and one is over 180 years old ! (Thankfully we have paved roads now.) For over 35 years this ride has been celebrating their heyday. Typically there are about 100 riders if the weather is nice. Come see the new (2012) Hueston Woods covered bridge!

This is a "budget" tour. For a small fee we provide the basics only!  See details below.

START: 8:00 am, Brookville High School parking lot, Brookville, OH. Registration is from 7:00 am until 8:00 am. We will be gone riding already if you arrive later than this! Directions to Brookville high school - see map below.

NO WATER OR RESTROOMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE START.

Fast food restaurants, gas stations, and a Holiday Inn Express (937) 833-9998 are near the highway exit. A KOA campground, (800)562-3317, is about 5 miles from the start.

ROUTES: 23 miles (2 covered bridges), 45 miles (5 covered bridges), 74 miles (7 covered bridges), 106 miles (11 covered bridges). Rolling to hilly terrain. Route direction arrows are marked (painted on roads) at intersections.

FACILITIES: NO FOOD OR DRINKS ARE PROVIDED. All routes pass through small towns where water, restrooms, snackfoods, etc. are available at "quickmarts" and restaurants.

BRING MONEY OR YOUR OWN FOOD. NO "SAG" SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED- BRING A PUMP AND PATCH KIT AND TOOLS AND KNOW HOW TO USE THEM. Be prepared for the weather.

COST: $7.00 per person which pays for the route marking, and a route map. A commemorative ride patch will be available for an additional $1.

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There is no pre-ride registration. Sign up the day of the ride. All riders must sign a DCC ride release form at ride.

Covered bridges should be crossed with care. Walk if you want to be safer. Please wear a helmet.

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PICTURES FROM PAST TOURS    DAYTON CYCLING CLUB 1

OHIO HISTORIC BRIDGE ASSOCIATION WEB SITE

STATE OF OHIO COVERED BRIDGE INFORMATION

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