SOS - Summer of Stupid

Toledo Area Bicyclists

Sat. April 20—Sat. October 5, 2019

4/20/19  Poto/DTE
53 miles 3800 elevation gain
Pinckney Rec Area, MI
Mountain/Gravel

5/11/19  Mohican Double
50 miles 4650 elevation gain
Mohican State Park, OH
Mountain/Gravel

6/15/19 Funk Bottoms
62 miles 7000 elevation gain
Paid event $35 before May 1st
Glenmont, OH
Gravel

6/29/19  Island Lake/Brighton/Kessington
Mileage and Elevation TBD
Island Lake State Park, MI
Mountain/Gravel

7/27/19  Mohican Trippple
100+ miles 10,000 elevation
Mohican Adventures Campground, OH
Mountain/Gravel/Road

8/10/19 MARR Century
100 miles  25 elevation
Whitehouse, OH
Road
5 Hr. century group ride

9/7/19  70MilesAGravel  
70 miles elevation 2160
Tecumseh, MI
Gravel

10/5/19  ExGravelGanza
71 miles  6600 elevation
Loudonville, OH
Gravel

A link to the final routes will be published prior to the date on TAB’s Facebook page. You are responsible for your own navigation. Most of these rides are hard and need to be done at your own pace. 

Complete 6 of these 8 rides and you will receive a cool survivor’s plaque at the end of season party. 





Ride Recaps

Ride 1 - April 20th

8 brave or stupid people (fine line) showed up for the first Summer Of Stupid Ride.  We covered over 54 miles all on mountain bikes. This included both Poto and DTE for a total of 34 miles of mountain biking with a mix of gravel and pavement in between.  We had a brief lunch stop at the Unadilla Market and I made a stupid mistake....don't eat chicken wings on a long bike ride.  We had a great surprise when Chrissy Sarns showed up to ride after 4 months off and rode incredible well. Happy to report we had no mechanical problems or crashes.  
 
Up next is The Mohican Double on May 11th.  This ride is no joke with a full loop of the Mohican MTB trail followed with a 25 mile gravel ride.    You will need all your gears and especially your brakes.  Great time to have your LBS give your bike a once over.  Several of us are camping at the State Park. Might be sights still available if you care to camp.  -Doug M

 

Ride 2 - May 11

Ride #2 of SOS is in the books. A total of 12 riders this weekend and the level of stupidity was increased with special thanks to Rodney Palmer and Chris Holmes. Those two rode over 100 miles with an elevation gain of close to 12,000 ft.  We normal stupid people only rode 50 miles with an elevation gain of 5,800 ft. Up next, on June 15th, is the Funk Bottom. Ohio's Toughest Gravel Grinder!  You can sign up here.  http://funkbottomsgravel.blogspot.com/