Besides fitness, most riders enjoy the fellowship of riding
together, getting out into the fresh air and sunshine, and a better
look at the outdoor scenery. The Saturday ride, formally organized
by the Y, also provided the enthusiasts with roadside assistance if
needed, maps, marked trails and refreshments.
Most of the riders
have been riding all season, and some have joined rides in other
areas. Michael Graves and his wife, Denise, had just gotten back
from biking in Montana and did several other long rides in other
areas this summer.
Another couple came over from Athens to ride the Logan County
countryside and to meet other riders.
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The 20- and 30-mile country courses offered the great rural
scenery of northern Logan County, including the town of Union, with
its quaint interurban railroad station, the covered bridge of Skunk
Hollow and wind turbines.
On hand to sign in and welcome the riders on the beautiful
morning were Chris Cicci, YMCA sports and activity director, and Jan
Schacht, executive director.